Saturday, October 19, 2019

After School by Flora Chan

I recently discovered After School, a self-produced show by Flora Chan, where she invited guest stars to visit their alma maters and share their personal stories about their school days.

In this episode, Flora accompanies Carman Lee as Carman returns to her high school for the first time in thirty years. Flora has always been one of my favourite actresses and I've loved Carman since Never Dance Alone. I am thrilled to see them share the screen again. This episode is genuine, meaningful and sincere. I especially love Flora's soothing voice as narrator.

The Man Who Kills Troubles Theme Song

The theme song for The Man Who Kills Troubles is "Heaven Knows" (天知), by Andy Leung and On Chan.

Vincent Wong performs the ending theme song, named "Cannot Afford Love" (愛不起).

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Overview - The Man Who Kills Trouble

Fixers will use any means necessary to help the triads solve the most difficult problems. Vincent Wong, a fixer for a Chinese-Australian triad, wishes to leave the triads and be together with his loved one (Kelly Cheung) but she dies in an accident. At the same time, he is framed for murdering a triad leader. He fakes his death to escape from being killed and travels to Hong Kong, where he starts a new life as a high school gym teacher. Natalie Tong, a new teacher at the school, is actually the daughter of a triad leader. Her father's retirement from the triads causes waves on both the lawful and unlawful sides, and even affects the school community. Vincent is forced to take up his identity as a fixer again to protect Natalie and the students. Jonathan Cheung, a future star in the police force, has vowed to rid Hong Kong of the triads. But a truth causes him to completely lose his morality and step onto the road of evil. His subordinate Crystal Fung loves him deeply, but is unable to convince him...Vincent learns that there is more to Kelly's death. At the same time, Natalie's father is secretly killed. With the help of her father's assistant Sharon Chan, Natalie takes over as triad leader to bring control to the chaotic underworld. Vincent and Natalie are in love, so he gives his utmost support and protection to her. Facing a new realignment in the good and bad spheres, who can set things right again?

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Overview - Finding Her Voice

Retired principal Chung King Fai returned to Hong Kong from Canada in order to search for the soprano voice on his mind. He returns to the rebuilt Ngau Tau Kok estate. His granddaughter, the reclusive illustrator Jacqueline Wong, promises to help him find his former students from the elementary school choir from forty years ago. The divorced Jacqueline, with the help of her investigator friend and "fake husband" Owen Cheung, and former students Hugo Ng and Mimi Kung, finally finds the other members - Ram Chiang, Joe Cheng, Sam Tsang, Willie Wai, Jimmy Au, Savio Tsand and former music teacher Lo Koon Lan - and reunites the choir. But these middle-aged men, who have experienced life's hardships have become like oily fried sticks who have lost hope in life. In the process of searching for the soprano, Jacqueline and Owen develop a subtle relationship, while the middle-aged men rediscover their passion for life and shine on the stage once again!