Twenty years ago, in a gambling match between two masters, Heong Mo Ming suddenly appears to help his senior win and then disappears. The desire to avenge the loss plants the seeds for a longstanding grudge that extends to the next generation. Heong Mo Ming's two disciples, Sze Dan Gor and Sap Sam Mui, used to be lovers, but they separated after a misunderstanding. They each train disciples who are proficient invarious gambling techniques and skills. Chow Goon Jai, Chui Sui Man and Siu Sai Gor are taken in by Sze Dan Gor, while Sap Sam Mui carefully cultivates Sze Siu Dung, Ching Siu Bak and Wong Siu Nam. After multiple exchanges, Chow Goon Jai and Sze Siu Dung's feelings for each other turn from loathe to love. Later, they even combine forces to battle against the camp headed by To Dung Hoi and his son. Unfortunately, Chui Sui Man suddenly switches allegiances. Sze Dan Gor passes the baton to Chow Goon Jai. Although he secretly has the help of good friend Chan Siu Long, Chow Goon Jai cannot avoid the misfortune and is forced to step into the ultimate revenge battle with injuries. At this moment, Heong Mo Ming reappears...
Cast & Credits
Unique Storyline: A storyline about an ongoing family conflict from generations to generations and the 2 family passing down their gambling techniques to their younger generation so they can use them to "destroy" that family. Sound like an interesting storyline that's just fresh out of the table from tvb in a while right? Right. But the way they handle the plot of the story was just so sh*tty.
Music: Fred's theme song in this drama was pretty good I admit. Not as catchy as some other tvb theme songs but still a fairly enjoyable song!
Acting: For the most part, the acting was terrific! Especially prompts to Patrick Tse! That man still has his acting macho after all those years! I was especially surprised with Louisa performance! Her acting is actually good considering she's still a rookie. That's something you don't see often (*cough* Sisley and Grace) And once again Carlos performance as a villain was spot on :) Dominic's acting in some scenes was a little bumpy but overall a stellar job.
Plot: OMGGGGGG just one word: CONFUSING. This is the 1 of the 2 things that made this drama a letdown. The events are like in a tornado, one moment it will be serious and throughout the rest of the episode they'll be eating and chilling out....WTF?!?! And sometimes random characters will be popping out of nowhere and mini side stories that has NOTHING to do with the progression of the story! Now granted, this is a fast-paced drama but its wayyy to fast-paced that it comes out so forced!
Relationships of the Characters: One word: FORCED! This the 2nd thing that the drama was lacking. You have the love story of Charmaine and Kenneth that was so fast paced that it was like "wait...when did this happen?" Don't get me started on Samantha and Dominic, and Raymond and that other girl that I don't know the name of lol. It was incredibly forced and it didn't even feel like they had a loving relationship towards their love interests. Heck, Louisa and Dominic had a more developed relationship and we were supposed to be rooting for him and Samantha's relationship to be developed. Raymond, Kenneth, and Dominic mentor-teacher relationship w/ Natalis felt more like "I talk to you here and there". Monica and Natalis were also fast paced. You didn't even have a chance to witness them paving their relationship back together.
CONCLUSION: This had a lot of potential to be something amazing. But the directors and writers execution of it was poorly done. Wouldnt recommend watching it!