This series has a total of 60 episodes so I decided to break it down to 20 episodes for each post because then it would be more detailed. This series was filmed espicially for the 10th anniversary of the handover of Hong Kong to Mainland China from great Britain (1997-2007) Not much spoilers because no one likes spoilers :)
Main cast: Damien Law, Michael Miu, Jessica Hsuan, Charmaine Sheh, Joe Ma, Raymond Lam, Myolie Wu, Sheren Tang. Note: that’s just a third of the cast.
Genre: Grand Production Drama/Epic Blockbuster/Family
Length: 60 episodes (approx. 45 minutes per episodes)
Released: July 16 2007 – October 5 2007
Theme song: 《歲月風雲》 (The Sky This Blue) by Hacken Lee & Steve Chou
Ending song: 《愛在記憶中找你》 (Searching For You in Loving Memories) by Raymond Lam
The synopsis from Wikipedia is really long so I’m not bothered to copy and paste it but here’s the link for it if you want to read the long detailed synopsis.
One word: Wow! This is the drama of the year for me – one that can’t be missed not matter what. It was filmed in Hong Kong, Beijing, Ningbo and Vancouver and filmed for around 8 months. So far I think Ron Ng is the only main cast that hasn’t appeared yet but the rest of the cast has.
The actors and actresses are just superb! The only person I don’t like in this drama is Toby, man she pisses me off but apart from her the cast is awesome :D Sheren Tang, Damien Law, Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam and Jessica Hsuan are my favourite characters in this series. The whole cast is very experienced in acting and I’m very glad each and every one of them is picked to starr in it.
Ok, back to the first 20 episodes review. Each and every episode is so engaging, literally! I remember watching the first episode and I was in love with it already, unlike other series the first episode is almost always boring but this one isn’t. As the episode unfolds, you find yourself feel like you’re ACTUALLY experiencing the storyline. That’s how realistic it is.
The first 20 episodes talks about the characters, their backgrounds, the relationships, the ups and downs in the relationships, who likes who, who hates who, the evil and good people and of course the car industry stuff (sorry, I’m not much of a car fan so I don’t really get it when they talk about cars)
Maybe because of the strong dialogue, massive cast, complicated storyline there has not been a single second that I found boring. The betrayal, the misunderstanding, the unexpectedness, the hatred is so tense and exciting. LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! (so far)
10/10! So far these 20 episodes has been the highlight of my afternoons and evening. It’s such a massive production that no one can miss.
P.S: I’ll do a long detailed post about each of the main characters when I finish this series, yes it does take around 60 episodes for me to know the character’s personalities.