Friday, January 15, 2010

Cupid Stupid

English Title: Cupid Stupid
Chinese Title: ?????
Broadcast Period: January 25, 2010 – February 25, 2010
Genre: Modern Romance
Length: 20 episodes
Producer: Tsui Yu On
Scriptwriter: Chan Ching Yee & Lau Chi Wah
Cast: Steven Ma, Tavia Yeung, Michael Tse, Mandy Cho, Ruco Chan, Susan Tse, Lee Kwok Lun


How would one’s horoscope be interpreted and affect one’s love life? A simple note that reads “Getting to meet the most important person in your life” is strong enough to draw fishmonger CHI YAT PO (Steven Ma), toy shop assistant KAN NGO LAM (Tavia Yeung) and toy designer KOON SING HO (Michael Tse) into a torrid love triangle. When making their way out of the maze, the three of them begin to hesitate. Can one’s love life really be predicted?

Unlike his childhood friend LAM, PO does not believe in horoscopes. But this does not affect their friendship at all and they are even closer than ever. PO is held up to ridicule while trying to save LAM from her lovelorn woe. Believing that PO is her Mr. Right, LAM seeks every opportunity to express her love for him. Sadly PO has realized this too late, and LAM is already going out with HO, with whom she is very compatible in terms of star signs, personalities and interests. HO’s ex-girlfriend FONG CHEUK KEI (Mandy Cho) cannot bear to part from the man, forcing LAM to give up on the relationship reluctantly. During this most difficult time, PO has once again stood by LAM with tender loving care. As time goes by, the pair has gradually developed a genuine affection for each other. All of a sudden, HO turns up and asks to get back with LAM. To LAM, HO is a dream while PO helps keep her feet on the ground. Who is she going to stay with in the end?

Comments: Unfortunately, this synopsis screams 'boring!' Then again, TVB's synopsis' aren't the best written things (just like their scripts). Believe it or not, the person who made me decide to give this series a try was not any of our three leads, Tavia, Steven, or Michael. Nope, it's Ruco Chan. I'm hoping he has a major supporting role as his screen time in all of his series from last year (The Threshold of an Era, A Great Way to Care, Burning Flame 3) were limited. The versatile and underrated actor is also in need of a breakthrough role. Other than that, nothing seems to interest me right now, but I'm hoping it'll give me a pleasant surprise. I wish they had kept the title as The Stars of Love though because Cupid Stupid indeed sounds stupid. Couldn't they have at least made it Stupid Cupid so it sounds more grammatically correct? Lol.


  1. hahaha... i like how you end this! indeed, sounds boring to the pits! unlike u, there is nothing at alll in this serial that motivates me to watch.... but knowing me.... the diehard helpless tvb addict, i will watch no matter how atrocious the serial may be. ;P

  2. Hi again, queen_owl! :) Lol, I feel the same way. No matter how bad a series looks to me, I'll always end up watching it. Or at least, give it a try to see how it goes. Hasn't TVB realized the audience hates love triangles? Or is it just me who hates them?

  3. hahaha... i hate love triangles too! anyway, tvb is not good with romance genre. the only good one i can think of immediately is under the canopy of love. i hated the sequel for that too (what's the title? i'm so bad at titles! haha) altho i love love love the beautifully romantic scenes shot in japan.

  4. TVB's not good with relationships in general now. It's all rushed and undeveloped. These days, only good chemistry can save it. Lol, now I remember one of your comments on my other post where you started talking about all these series but didn't know the titles of any of them. It's called The Seventh Day. Hm, Under the Canopy of Love seems to be very well loved. I shall watch it one day. :)

  5. hahaha that was me, yes!