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One of the best series of 2008, in my opinion ^^. D.I.E (古靈精探) came across as quite a weird name for a series and didn’t really appeal to me, but this all changed as soon as I watched the first episode.


I didn’t have a really high opinion of Sonija Kwok (who plays Madam Ying 刑晶晶), but D.I.E  definitely changed my mind. I enjoyed every bit of the character portrayed by her; I think tomboy characters appeal to me. Roger Kwok plays the role of police officer Yue Sir (于子朗)  with supernatural powers, aiding him in the cases he is following. As well, he has transformed totally from the silly character “Ah Wong” into an over-protective brother of Margie Tsang, who acts as his older sister Yue Chi Ching 于子晴. Besides ‘Madam Ying’ and ‘Yue Sir’ ending up together, the series also includes a ‘side’ couple, where Margie Tsang pairs up with Derek Kwok (Cheung Ching Yee 張正義). I was a bit iffy with this pairing at first, but the more I watched the series, the more this couple grew on me.

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A Journey Called Life

This series was one of my favourites of 2008 ^__^. A Journey Called Life (金石良缘) can be found on mysoju complete with English subtitles. For once, I really agree with the English title of the series. Although it doesn’t match the Chinese title, it really summarises the series on the whole.

The casts for this series includes Linda Chung, who really shows how much her acting has improved since Virtues of Harmony II. I really enjoyed her character here; Linda’s ability to transform her character from being a rebellious person with not a care for her actions to finally accepting her father and his past actions really impressed me. Steven Ma is the male lead, and the main force behind the transformation of 施嘉嘉 Sze Ka Ka (Linda Chung). Of course, I cannot forget to mention Kent Cheng, who played 金石 Kam Sek and mentor of 成日安 Shing Yat On (Steven Ma). Fala Chan plays the younger sister of Steven, a girl with her head in the clouds dreaming to marry a rich man. Vicky, 成美心 (Fala Chan) cares a lot for her outward appearance and spends her money buying brand name clothes and bags. I won’t go into much detail about her mostly because I didn’t really like her character since it’ll spoil the series. For a full list of the rest of the cast, click here. I wouldn’t recommend scrolling up and reading the synopsis, unless you want to read spoilers.

Besides having a fabulous plot, the series also included Steven + Linda coupling, which I’ve liked since VoH II. They have really good chemistry and I’d love to see them collaborate in another series in the future ♥. I really love the plot line of the series – showing hardships of being shunned by a step-family, as well the result of living a life of drug and alcohol. I’d give a rating of 9/10, since there were some quite cliched moments included. Of course, it’s hard to watch a good series without any cliched scenes anymore, so I guess nine is very reasonable.

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It’s finally up on mysoju (which has English subtitles for those who don’t understand Cantonese)! For those who don’t know what this series is about, here’s a link to lovely old wiki ^^. Even though I’m only up to the seventh episode, I highly recommend this particular TVB series. Because from what I’ve seen so far, it’s got a really interesting storyline, and well, Wayne Lai + Sonija Kwok is a nice refreshing couple, no? xD It’s not that I hate the other ‘couples’, but they seem to be too overly promoted.

Pages of Treasure

I’m not exactly a big fan of Shirley, but I’m not letting that stop me from enjoying a good TVB series. Actually, this shows just how much I enjoy this series good of a series ‘Pages of Treasure’ is ♥♥. It’s definitely recommended to those who like warm family plots, although it’s not without complications between family members. One thing I really like is the deep relationship 方心明 (Wayne Lai) has with his younger brother Alex, 方心正 (Eric Suen). I don’t know if their good relationship is going to maintain throughout the series, but even if problems and arguments arise, they’ll be solved quickly (hopefully) since they’re so close to each other.

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