Tuesday, March 2, 2010

In the Eye of the Beholder

English Title: In the Eye of the Beholder
Chinese Title: ???????
Cantonese Title: Chau Heung Lo Dim Tong Bak Fu
Broadcast Period: March 8, 2010 – April 2, 2010
Genre: Ancient Comedy
Length: 20 episodes
Producer: Lau Ka Ho
Scriptwriter: Sit Ka Wah & Wong Yuk Tak
Cast: Moses Chan, Myolie Wu, Fala Chen, Ha Yu, Lai Lok Yi, Lee Sze Chit, Savio Tsang

In search of the last model for his painting “Nine Pretty Women”, acclaimed scholar TONG PAK FU (Moses Chan) goes on a trip to Hangzhou with his ardent disciple WAT KEI (Lee Sze Chit). While there, he meets a pretty young maid from WAH’s Residence, CHAU HEUNG (Myolie Wu). FU is mesmerized by HEUNG’s beauty and martial agility and falls in love with her right away. In order to approach the girl, he disguises as a servant and assumes the pseudonym WAH ON, seeking to win her affections with his talent and ingenuity. But contrary to his wishes, HEUNG is unmoved and even harbours an intense dislike for him after a series of misunderstandings. Master of the family WAH HUNG SHAN (Ha Yu) knew from the very beginning that FU is not a common man. By the time his true identity is revealed, the scholar has already developed a close bond with the whole of the family, except HEUNG.
In the meantime, Prince LING (Savio Tsang), who has been attempting to rebel against Emperor CHING TAK (Lai Lok Yi), has managed to involve FU in his conspiracy by stratagem, thus getting the man and the WAHs into big trouble. LING’s daughter CHU TING YUK (Fala Chen) is in love with FU. Desperate to save her dream man, she forces LING to release FU by threatening to kill herself. YUK’s consuming passion for FU seems to have caused a ripple of unease in HEUNG, who is starting to feel a little twinge of jealousy inside.
Comments: The only reason for me to watch this is to see Fala in her first ancient role. Um, yeah. That's pretty much it. The plot seems dumb and reminds me of A Bride for a Ride. Plus, I just can't imagine Lai Lok Yi as an emperor.


  1. this certainly sounds a little bit better than A bride for a ride. haha.... at least the cast is a lot better. while the synopsis doesn't sound appealing, i'm hopeful for this. :)

  2. queen_owl - Lol, looks like you're more optimistic about this series than me. :)

  3. yes often optimistic but always coming away disappointed. haha...