Next week is the premiere of SETTV‘s new 9 pm daily drama called Gong Hay Fat Choy (if you’re Cantonese, I don’t need to explain this to you). The Chinese title is 我們發財了 (literal translation is we got rich), and the English translation is the Cantonese greeting during Chinese New Year wishing folks prosperity and wealth (means congratulations on getting rich). The title aside, this drama looks breezy and fun, sure to have tons of Taiwanese-flavor humor and be a hoot to watch. I’m definitely checking it out since I love Alice Ke, and her pairing up with Patrick Li in this drama leaves me in stitches. Also in the cast is James Wen, newly minted Golden Bell Best Actress winner Tian Xin, Kun Da, and Gina Lee. Check out the trailers below and let’s hope it’s good enough to reverse my ennui towards TW-dramas. Both Alice in Wonder City and Ti Amo Chocolate continue to be immensely boring and puts me to sleep.
It’s recession time, so you gotta work harder if you want to get rich! Mama Jiang and Papa Jiang have walked half their lives together, bickering all the way. The topic of fights involve living expenses, and also their brood of three children. Papa Jiang is a retired government employee, earnest and down-to-earth, happy with a peaceful life. Mama Jiang doesn’t feel the same way. Why be poor when you can be rich! So she places all her hopes and dreams on her three kids one day becoming rich, so they don’t have to worry about money like she did. Get rich? Who doesn’t want that. Even the daughter-in-law prays for her husband the eldest Jiang son will successfully start his own business so she can return to her maiden family with her head held high. But the road to riches is long and arduous, so how does a small fry successful hit the jackpot?
Previews for Gong Hay Fat Choy: