Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wax and Wane

Wax and Wane TVB Drama Astro on Demand

Roger Kwok as Yung Yee Chun
Sunny Chan as Man Ka Fung
Rong Ng as Yung Yee Hang
Kate Tsui as Man Ka Fu
Florence Kwok as Ko Wai Ting
Toby Leung as Ho Ka Mun
Him Law as Lai Pak Hei
Irene Wong as Yung Yee Lam
Lau Siu Ming as Yung Sing Fun
Chow Chung as Man Wing Cheong

Total Episodes: 30 episodes
Aired Dates: June 13 to July 22, 2011
Time Slot: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30pm
Channel: Astro Channel 901

Yung Sing Fun and his cousin, Man Wing Cheong, have been fighting over the trade name and rights of the family's noodle business for decades. Currently, Yung Sing Fun is using the family trade name but Man Wing Cheong argues that his side of the family deserves the family name as the business wa pioneered by his grandfather.

Yung Yee Chun, Sing Fun's eldest son, is business oriented and initiates that the family branch out into other fields. His first project is property and development. Coincidentally, the building that he sets his eyes on belongs to Man Wing Cheong. Yee Chun offers to buy out the building from Wing Cheong, not with cash but instead with shares of his noodle shop.

Yee Chun then extends the invitation to Wing Cheong and his son, Man Ka Fung, to join the company's management. Yee Chun is not sincere and has ulterior motives. He hates Ka Fung as Ka Fung managed to marry his girlfriend, Ko Wai Ting.

To complicate matters, Yee Chun's younger brother, Yee Hang, is dating Ka Fung's younger sister, Ka Fu although their relationship is opposed by the two fueding families.

Yee Chun is at wits end trying to single-handedly untangle the mess the family is in. Yee Chun has never understood the true meaning of family ties, nor has he the courage to find out, until now.

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Anonymous said...

The new series on the outlook was promising to start, upon sampling the current episodes the writing is formulaic and certain characters politically incorrect upon characters development.

It seems that one particular character is abrupt and abusive in mannerism but it is thus far accepted as normal behavior.

This is totally unacceptable in this day and age where violent physical contact whether from a man or woman or even in this case a Tom Boy ( short of being a Lesbian )is not encouraged.

TVB series of late failed on many levels, it lacks creativity and authenticity in drama writing, hence comes across a tad insulting to the intelligence of viewers.

Want to address issues like drugs, kindly do your research before simply writing it into your scenes.

It is totally irresponsible to be so ill informed especially in climate where information is readily available.

Most series writing come across as lazy and predictable or plots and loose end conveniently wrapped up.

Wax & Wane have the potential to be a classic TVB Drama Series of the late 70's and even the early 80's.

It features top talent, probable situation, potential human drama that reflects a contemporary living in HK, but so far failed in the series dramatic writing, often repeating ideas and dialogue just to make the 30 episodes quota.

My feedback may not mean much I must accept but I do hope it reaches a willing ear that could passed on feedback to relevant creative team responsible for putting TVB Drama series on air.

Thank you.

Garry Tee

Geri said...

Just finished watching the series and I loved it. I love Roger Kwok's character (Yong Yi Chun) as it really adds flavor to the show.

As usual with TVB series, the ending was a tad dissapointing. Was hoping that Kate Tsui (Man Ka Fu) will end up with Yi Chun.

All in .. this show was relatively good. Worth watching.

Rachel said...

It's now showing in Malaysia paid TV channel. I'm so so sad that you have just mentioned Kate Tsui did not end up with Roger Kwok. I think they are a perfect match. Sigh......I want to change the script!!!!!