The Family Link/The Green Grass of Home/A New Breath of Love
Currently I'm watching these three series. No, really I'm just watching The Green Grass of Home & A New Breath of Love along with On The First Beat. I finished The Family Link already. I'll save my opinions on "OTFB" for another as I miss out on one part of the series that I will have to go back and watch.
The Family Link: Sheren Tang was truly right when she said some people will not understand this series completely. You really have to put yourself in their position to understand the hardship of being a housewives in Hong Kong. It's so ironic that this series aired alongside with Heart of Greed because the storylines are on opposite ends of the spectrum. The HOG family fought over a $600 million fortune, while the TFL's families fought to make ends meet. The storyline was interesting, it was basically based on Women in search of something important to them in someway.
Sheren's character was In Search of Stability.
Cecilia Yip's character was In Search of Vanity.
Kiki Sheung's character was In Search of Harmony.
Leila Tong's character was In Search of an Answer.
Out of all the storylines I found Kiki Sheung's story to be most interesting, I was touched by it. the story I found least interesting was Sheren & Michael's. Michael's Tse's cross dressing dilemma got really daft really soon. On a personal note, my mom loves this series and absolutely hated Heart of Greed because she said HOG was dillusion. I don't know if it's because of her influence, but I like TFL more HOG.
The Green Grass of Home: I love this series! Christine Ng really shines in this series. Her storyline is so interesting, especially in the beginning with her workplace & people stabbing her in the back. I hope by the end of the series she gets revenge on all of them. Her hair & fashion in this series is perfection. Isn't it also so ironic that in this series Kingdom Yuen's family can't seem to get along if their life depended on it and Kingdom was also in Welcome To The House & their family was so Happy Go Lucky. It's sad to say the Christine's family reflect most of the family I know. I'm looking to forward see what will happen next.
A New Breath of Love is the mainland series Raymond Lam did before he film Heart of Greed. Despite what some may think, there are more artists I like other than just Kevin Cheng that I would rent a whole non-TVB series to watch them. Raymond Lam is now one of them, before that there was Michelle Ye, Ada Choi, etc. Anyways, I really like this series. It revolves around so many relationships and how in way or another they interconnect. The sceneries in this series is ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKING. Shanghai is so beautiful.
.: One Thing They All Have In Common is Cheating Men In Their Storyline :.
A Wise Woman By The Name of Samantha Jones From Sex & The City Once Said...
"Men cheat for the same reason Dogs lick their balls... Because they can ."
Well, all three of these series cheating men seem to be part of the theme. In The Family Link Al Wai cheated on Kiki Sheung with a younger women while abandoning his family. SOmewhat true to the saying "Love stops at 50. Once the boobs drop, the loving stops." In The Green Grass of Home cheating men were everywhere. Savio Tsang cheated on his wife with Leanne Li, Evergreen Mak cheated on Kingdom Yuen with Sherming Yiu, and Joel Chan cheated on Suki Chui with Chan Man Yuen. In A New Breath of Love, Raymond Lam's character to be me was somehwat of a scumbag. He's a player they toy with girl's feelings. I'm on episode 18, I really hope Tammy Chen finds out he has girlfriend and dumps him soon.