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Always on Standby (Translated Title)
Producer: Lo Wing Yin
Script: Ng Siu Kong, Choi Ting Ting
Cast: Linda Chung, Shirley Yeung, Ekin Cheng, Bowie Lam, Charmaine Sheh, Lai Lok Yi

This series is based on the work of the Government Flying Services (GFS) and is the first such venture for TVB. The two male leads Ko Ho Fung (Ekin Cheng) and Yip Ching Wan (Bowie Lam) are the top partners in the GFS and they are made responsible for training a group of new trainees, including the intelligent but untrusting Sze Cho Ki (Linda Chung) and the talented but unfailing Wong Ka Lok (Lai Lok Yi). During the training, they all face challenges in career and romance, but they manage to face up to their difficulties and put rescuing people as their number one priority. Always on standby to face life and all it brings.

"In the show, I play a flying services officer and have to go and rescue people on the mountain and at sea. Although the series has not officially started filming yet, we have been through a four-day training course with the services and one of the experiences was to to go into the air in a helicopter that kept rising and falling, making you feel very dizzy and nauseous, I was so scared I had to grab onto the person beside me. However, if I have the chance, then I would do it again because maybe this would help me to overcome my fear of roller coasters!"

"My character is a communications officer for the GFS and she is very optimistic, but because she is disabled, she has to use a wheelchair. During filming, I practised with a manual and an automatic chair and my arms are getting very strong with all that training!"

"In the show, I am the team leader of the flying services team and the best thing about filming this is to be able to go and train with them beforehand. Each of the cast members took turns to be hoisted from the helicopter to rescue a 'victim' from the sea. When I did not have to do this, I went to play the victim and made it all very dramatic."

Other series I'm interested in:

Rouge and Powder (Translated title)
Producer: Mui Siu Ching
Script: Ka Wai Nam
Cast: Sharon Chan, Anne Heung, Michael Tong, Mandy Cho, Moses Chan, Gigi Lai, Yoyo Mung, Chan Hung Lit

"Powder and Rouge" is set in the background of 1930's Hong Kong, and follows how rich heir Chuk Yau .. (Moses Chan) lets the family business fall to ruins before finding his drive and determination again to put it all right. Together with his sister (Gigi Lai), they work hard to build the business, selling cosmetics and perfumes. At the same time, he also develops a three-party affair with Ng Yi Fong (Yoyo Mung) and Wong Hiu Ching (Sharon Chan). On the other hand, Wong Hiu Fai (Michael Tong) arrives at the Chuk family in search of his sister and has a romance with the Chuk younger sister Chuk Ming Man (Mandy Cho). Elder sister in law Sung Ngai Sheung (Anne Heung) also plays a part in breaking up Chuk's relationship with his family which is faced with the results of jealousy and vengeance...

Comments: The storyline sounds good - expect a lot of backstabbing and dark plots underway. Plus, the costume was fabulous - beautiful qipao (cheongsam), furs and jewelleries.

Mr Chan of Foshan (Translated title)
Producer: Chong Wai Kin
Script: Wong Kwok Fai, Leung Wing Mui
Cast: Yuen Biao, Yuen Wah, Maggie Siu, Leung Ka Yan, Jack Wu, Timmy Hung

Leung Chan (Yuen Biao) is the successor to Wing Chun Master Wong Bo Wah (Yuen Wah), but when he becomes involved in a murder case, he has to flee to Foshan. His sweetheart Cheung Kin Hei (Maggie Siu) also goes to Foshan, but is forced to marry into the Chan family. When her husband dies suddenly, she becomes a widow. When she is later reunited with Leung Chan, they work together to find out the truth behind the murder.

Comment: Yuen Biao is a TV series? I have to watch this! I mean, he is one of the best martial art cheoreographer around.In addition, he will work with his 'brother' Sammo Hung son, Timmy.

1 comment:

da azn devil said...

mr chan of foshan isn't yuen bao's first tv series.
did you see his other taiwanese series, "the legend of a chinese hero"?
it also stars alyssa chia as lead actress, andrew lien as the villan, and huang yi is also in it as well.
yuen bao has heaps of martial arts scene in that series. i wouldn't call it a great series, but its worth ur money if u love yuen bao's martial arts moves.

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