Saturday, March 18, 2017

FILMART 2017 - Series Synopsis

Married But Available


Newly weds Priscilla Wong and Tony Hung, one is the subordinate of "Black Devil Queen" Alice Chan, while the other is an assistant to phenom Raymond Wong. Raymond wants to get revenge for his father Hugo Ng by pulling step-mother Alice down from power. Priscilla and Tony are forced to conceal their marriage, putting them on the offensive and defensive! In the meantime, Tony re-encounters his childhood friend Kelly Fu, sparking a series of jokes and a marriage crisis.


My Dearly Sinful Mind



This series uses psychology to peer into people's hearts and understand the root of criminal activity. Psychologist Kenneth Ma exhausts his energy to understand the truth behind a murder case. He waves the righteous flag of uncovering the devil, but he is actually unscrupulous in trying to resolve his own personal matters. At this point, what is the difference between the investigator and the perpetrator?


Succession War


The rise and fall of dynasties and the changing of sovereigns are dictated by the Mandate of Heaven. Ruco Chan dominates the court, with power in his hands and wealth that rivals the nation. He is an minister that is closer to imperial power than the Emperor! Emperor Shaun Tam has the title, but no power; he falls victim to the times. He is a ruler that is further from power than ordinary citizens! Within 28 days, a battle between power and righteousness. Ultimately, will man prevail over the heavens, or is the Mandate of Heaven not to be violated?


A General, A Scholar and A Eunuch


During the late reign of the Wanli Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, the crown prince (Bob Cheung) had frequent conflicts with the eunuch faction, led by Timothy Cheng. Timothy secretly sends Eastern Depot officials after the crown princess (Grace Wong). Under the protection of Edwin Siu, Raymond Cho and eunuch Matthew Ho, the crown princess flees to an isolated, hazy forest. Amidst the chaos, the three of them and the crown princess get lost. When they emerge from the fog, they discover that they have traveled 400 years and arrived in the 21st century.


Nothing Special Force


The characteristic of the Miscellaneous Enquiries (ME) unit is "miscellaneous"! Their investigations include nuisance, liquor licenses, non-criminal deaths and other uncategorized cases. ME Inspector Ben Wong enjoys the slow-paced life. When he meets the impatient and pregnant Mandy Wong, they naturally clash. Former undercover C Kwan has been lazy on the ME unit for many years. When he re-encounters his first love Jacqueline Wong, will it reignite his spirit? As the ME unit handles bizarre cases, there is tears among laughter.


Apple-colada 


The fruit market of Yau Ma Tei is mixed with dragons and snakes. Muscle men pushing wooden carts, people and cars fighting for the road, sweat mixed with shouts. As the night gets later, there is more excitement. A divorced former celebrity and an elementary school teacher reach the end of the line, until she discovers that she is the successor of the fruit market. In order to reap the benefits that she is entitled to, she pulls out all stops among the crowd of men and fights to the end with the fruit market overlord, vowing to become the new boss of the fruit market.


The Learning Curve of a Warlord


During the chaotic Warlord Era, an eccentric soldier has a sudden stroke of luck and is promoted seven ranks to Marshal. He, along with his three silly friends, do all sorts of bizarre things. Meanwhile, externally, three wild warlords are eyeing him like a tiger. Internally, he doesn't know whether any of his three wives are spies. Ultimately, a battle for hegemony unfolds, with shells flying and dilemmas between friends.


The Forgotten Valley


In the early years of the Republic of China, in a remote, backwards-thinking village - Safety Valley - women have always been bullied by men due to a male chauvinist feudal philosophy. A couple that has been influenced by Western thinking return to Safety Valley, hoping to change and build their hometown. Unfortunately, they encounter a clash between the old and new ways of thinking and face many difficulties. They get embroiled into a mysterious ghost bride murder case. Behind the kidnapping and murder case, there is a group of women who have been oppressed by men in power. They have secretly united to carry out a revenge mission.


Oh My Grad


Education is not about grades, teaching is not just taking attendance and grading papers. Born to a family of educators, school principal Roger Kwok is full of passion for education, but loses his job when the school is closed down. He winds up returning to the rundown college that his parents had established, beginning a new chapter of his educational career. He encounters all types of students, along with a difficult-to-handle tiger mom Ada Choi, making the college's final year both splendid and plagued with misfortunes.


My Ages Apart


Following a strange incident, banking industry star Bobby Au-Yeung suddenly turns into post-90s youth James Ng! He meets Louis Cheung, who experienced the same transformation, and James' aunt Maggie Siu, whom he lives with. Bobby watches as his former apprentice Moses Chan tries to climb into the upper class society by becoming involved with his wife Kristal Tin and socialite Ali Lee. Bobby vows to defeat Moses using James' identity and make a comeback in the banking industry!


My Unfair Lady


Every one out of three Hong Kong women over 30 years old is unmarried. Jessica Hsuan, a mature executive who does not know how to flirt, re-encounters her ex-boyfriend, charming scholar Frankie Lam. He unexpectedly asks her: "Please control me!" Jessica's hand-picked assistant, Samantha Ko, not only goes after Jessica's career, but she is also interested in Frankie... Light-mature manager Natalie Tong has had tough luck in love. She encounters Vincent Wong, who is deeply romantic but fearful of marriage. His Taiwanese cousin uses her Taiwan-style natural flirting skills to challenge Natalie's Hong Kong style fake flirting, vowing to win over her cousin. Facing fierce attack from the most flirtatious beauties in all of China, the two Hong Kong representatives recall their past pains and vows to learn how to flirt in order to win back their lovers!


The Unholy Alliance 


Ruco Chan discovers his real identity as a result of an attack and is forced into the scheming world of power. The leader of a powerful corporation, Nina Paw, is forced to give up her biological son Ruco in order to protect her family. Female bodyguard Nancy Wu receives orders to protect Ruco, while Nina's adoptive son Joel Chan falls in love with Elaine Yiu, the daughter of the rivaling family. The love and animosity creates a story of blood and tears. 


The Unlawful Justice Squad


Different from an ordinary lawyer series, the main characters in this series are a blind lawyer whose senses transcend sight and has an extraordinary sense of touch, a private investigator who uses grey-area tactics to collect evidence, a female paralegal with a triad background, and a liberal judge who challenges the legal industry's conservative culture. They all have one commonality, that is, in order to defend justice, they are willing to use borderline tactics. The cases in this series will mostly reflect the rights of special groups, including the elderly, women and children, the disabled, those with mental disorders and transgender people... These special groups are actually all around us. Through the profession and tactics of the four main characters, the multi-perspectives make the audience think about the law. For example, a case of a young girl breaking into a house and assaulting someone brings together blind lawyer Vincent Wong, private investigator Owen Cheung, paralegal Sisley Choi and judge Ali Lee. At the same time as finding the truth in the case, the fates of the four people become linked together. With case after case that reflects the legal rights of special groups, the relationship between them also changes...


Heart of Greed III


Heart of Greed III describes two families with Hong Kong characteristics. On one hand, there is the British-style noble family, who immigrated over a hundred years ago during colonial times, They are blue-blood, disconnected elites - the true upper class, represented by the elegant British black tea. On the other hand, there is the grassroots, grounded family, who became rich due to the opportunities of the era and their fighting spirit. They are represented by the ordinary Hong Kong-style milk tea. By chance, the two families undergo a commercial merger. Their traits, preferences, education and quality are completely uncoordinated and do not fit together. One side speaks Oxford English, while the other side speaks colloquialism. One side must descend from the upper class to the lower class. The other side uses money to build an air of nobility and learns to be part of the upper class. Both types of families are considered to be the essence of Hong Kong culture. Their incompatibilities make for jokes, but also show the ugliness of humanity. In the end, the "grounded" family falls apart internally, with the head of the family toppled, siblings becoming rivals, and uncle and nephew in confrontation. It sets off another big storm. But there is still love in the world. After the storm, repentance is accepted and the conclusion of everything is motto of this series: "Using family as the basis, using love to surround the family."


Line Walker: The Prelude


In 2010, Michael Miu secretly travels to Bangkok to conduct a drug operation with his undercover agents in Thailand. As they finish their mission and are about to leave Thailand, an explosion causes all of Michael's undercover agents to die in a sea of fire. At the same time, Michael's good friend, CIB Inspector Eddie Cheung, is killed for unknown reasons, leaving Michael in charge of a female cop (Priscilla Wong) who is not yet officially an undercover. Michael knows that Eddie still has undercover agents whose identities have been deleted. To learn the truth about Eddie's death, Michael must find all of the undercovers. He and Priscilla begin to search for the undercover agents.

Meanwhile, triad leader Moses Chan wants to rebuild his triad and eradicates the senior members of the triad. Although Benz Hui is able to escape, his beloved wife dies in his arms. Afterwards, Benz sneaks into the police station and erases his undercover file to truly become a triad member. He establishes a new triad and vows to fight to the end against Moses. Michael and Priscilla confirm the identities of Pakho Chau and Benjamin Yuen. In order to find the other undercover agents as soon as possible, Michael infiltrates Moses' triad, where he encounters Jessica Hsuan, who is responsible for managing Moses' black money.  Michael thoroughly discovers another side of the criminal world.

Michael and the undercovers get drawn into the fight between Benz and Moses. To deal with Moses and other people that are controlling the black cops, Michael and the undercovers must ally with Benz. A series of murders of high-ranking police officers occur. Michael and Priscilla discover that it might be the work of Pakho. Pakho's identity is discovered by Moses and he is met with a tragic death... The battle between the two triads head towards a climax. They both become involved with the money laundering activities of an international criminal organization. Moses deals Benz with a crushing defeat, but at the same time, all of his black money disappears without a trace overnight. Crime bosses from all over the world descend on Hong Kong to question Moses. Michael sets up a trap and is prepared to capture all of the crime bosses at once. Moses goes on an all-out counterattack. Michael, Priscilla, Benz and Benjamin are on the "must-kill" list. Can they escape in the end?


Deep in the Realm of Conscience


During the reign of Emperor Shang of Tang, Steven Ma and Alice Chan stage a coup and execute the Empress (Michelle Yim) who was corroding the court system. They support Lee Lung Kei in reclaiming the throne. The palace appears to be returning to peace, but actually, the great waves are secretly approaching... On the court, the aunt-nephew camp of Alice and Steven begin to be divided and become like fire and water! Within the inner palace, Steven's wife Nancy Wu and favourite concubine Chrissie Chau compete with their beauty and cannot get along. Fortunately, within the deceitful inner palace, there is rare integrity. The heroic and righteous imperial guards, Kenneth Ma and Edwin Siu, and the quiet and elegant department heads, Jacqueline Wong and Annie Liu, are four genuine people that decorate the gloomy and cold palace halls with a brush of romance and add a little mystery... Some people will give up everything for their most beloved, while others will give up their soul for power! A series of unsolved cases occur in the palace. Within the layers and layers of mystery is a long-kept secret. As it is slowly unraveled, it reveals humanity's deep thirst for power and wealth...


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Married But Available Theme Song

The theme song for Married But Available is "Sincere" (真心真意), a duet by Fred Cheng and Stephanie Ho.




Monday, March 13, 2017

Overview - Married But Available



After experiencing a near-death situation, young couple Tony Hung and Priscilla Wong hastily get married while vacationing abroad. As fate will have it, they end up working at the same company when they return to Hong Kong. Priscilla's boss, Alice Chan, had a hurtful relationship with ex-husband Hugo Ng, causing her to despise marriage and devote all her time to work. She offers Priscilla a high salary to become her personal assistant. Hoping to improve her life, Priscilla chooses to conceal her marriage. Tony reluctantly cooperates and must be careful at every step. On one hand, he is loyal to his boss and good friend Raymond Wong, who is Alice's rival. On the other hand, he must stay silent even as he watches Raymond pursuing Priscilla. When Tony re-encounters his childhood friend Kelly Fu, his fragile soul cannot withstand her unconditional love. They have a dreamy romance, until Tony shockingly discovers that Kelly is Raymond's sister, making this complicated battle for love even more intense...