Thursday, November 02, 2006

凤凰四重奏

I saw this movie in TVB website for quite some times, and read about their good comments also. During Raya holiday 6 days break, I found the DVD at EG's place and started watching it.

The series describes the love stories of the main actress and actor (佘诗曼 and 马德钟) in 4 different generations, i.e. 1900, 1954, 1975 and finally 21st century. The show consists of 30 episodes, which is quite long, I thought.

When I was watching the first two generations, I almost wanted to kill myself as the story was bitter, very sad and very long winded. In the first generation, both of them were in love but she had to marry another shitty guy in order to save her father's business (same old stories). So, in the movie, she loves him, he loves her, and their loves were only conveyed to each other through their eyes when they look into each other. She had a daughter in the end (of course it's with her real husband) and both of them died together in some accident.... Haih.....

The 2nd generation, the daughter (acted by 佘诗曼 also) was a student and the guy (acted by 马德钟) was the teacher. It's the era when chinese were fighting against the japanese or the other invaders to China. And it's also the era when the younger generations were fighting for freedom in love, rather than letting the parents to decide. So how? Run away lo... and long stories in between where they were working hard for money and bla bla bla bla bla.... Finally they got seperated again because the guy joined some secret community to fight againt the japs and left the wife and their daughter in China... and then somehow the wife, the daughter and the granddaughter moved to Hong Kong.

I almost gave up when i finally finished the 2nd generation. However, if you know me, I won't give up so easily so I went on!

When it comes to the 3rd generation, things started to get interesting. This is the generation where guys are super ego, and girls are expected to only be the housewife and be very obedient. Conflicts happen when the wife, again the same actress, went out to work and become her husband's, the same actor, boss. This generation is very funny. The way they talked as well as the way they walked can burst me into laughter. EG is watching it with me every night as he's addicted with this generation and immitated the way the guys talk every night. It's irritating but it's really funny!

I still have almost 10 episodes to go to finish the show but, as usual, I have read the sypnopsis for the whole drama so I know what's going to happen in the end... Hehehehe...

Anyway, this is a real interesting drama showing the main difference between the 4 different generations, and how all our mind has actually "evolved". If you have time to stick to the TV, do give this series a try!!

3 comments:

eg said...

Wai Chen :P

shizuka said...

I watched the series also.... but it's really long winded... I don't really like the last generation.. may be after 3 generations.. just feel nothing special anymore.. :p Right now I m watching "fei tian xi shi"... it's quite nice...

penguin said...

Really? I left 3 more episodes to finish..... Hehehe....