Ling Lai Ying and her husband, Wong Wing Jing, worked hard from a tea restaurant to form Ka Cheong Wong Limited. Lai Ying's younger brother, Ling Sing Fung helps list the company but Wing Jing is opposed to it. However, Hui Nga Lun helped Wing Jing get away with the law by pleading guilty on his behalf. He has seen the risk of bankruptcy in the century-old printing business in the Hui family and offers to help. However, Wing Jing's sister-in-law, Leung Sun Wa and his younger brother, Leung Jaan vigorously opposed the idea, in addition to a grudge held by Yue Sau Wai, who self-proclaims the Hui's as elites. Lai Ying finally came to a merger agreement with the Hui's to form the Hui Wong group. Unfortunately, the merger triggered a series of troubles. Conflicts arose between the grassroots and the wealthy. The Wong's second son, Wong Wai Ga, and the Hui's only daughter, Hui Booi Yi is in a loving relationship that was forbidden, which eventually forced Wai Ga to leave her. Lai Ying was heartbroken until another scandal arose when her eldest daughter, Wong Yi Oi falls in love with Jeng Lap On, a married man. Sing Fung is also embroiled in a never-ending relationship with his friend, Fong Hei Man. The two families then spiral into a long-awaited revenge feud... Edit Translation
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Music: Susanna Kwan music is still as awesome as ever! Like the other heart of greed francise, just listening to it makes you think this drama is going to be intense one with lots of conflicts and sadness along the way (this isnt the case for this drama however). Also, hana and vincent song......it is one of the best love songs from TVB ever since Jinny Ng love is Not Easy from line walker. when that songs come up in those dramatic love scenes in this drama, its so addicting to listen to more of it! hope this song wins the TVB awards :)
Acting: A drama featuring most of the orginal veteran cast was rare indeed. And almost all of their acting was still superb after all these years (there was one who's acting wasnt as great. ill get to her later). Although their acting was spectacular, it was all wasted due to the characters that they played. More on that later
Relationships of the Characters: Strong chemistry among the actors and the characters they play. Vincent and Eliza relationship altho that typical childhood romance, it still was executed well and wasnt all cliche as it had some twists along the way. Priscilla and Bosco relationship, altho hit with many cliches, it didnt feel force at all and their "brother" relationship was funny and cute. Joseph and Michell/Ha Yu and Louise relationships of married couples, u can really feel the loves they had for each other. Theres sharon and Michael relationship, probably the most dramatic part of the drama, it kinda felt force in a way and their chemistry with each other altho shitty, sharon and micheal acting synchrozination led their character's relationship less "hateful"
Story: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST LETDOWN OF THE SERIES!! In heart of greed 1 and 2, the drama in the story was ACTUALLY problematic and intense. That was the whole charm of it. But in this drama, you would never feel that the conflict was dramatic because it had a lot of written comedy that disrupts it entirely and the actors character that they portayed, didnt even match their typical characters that they portray and that lowered the drama suspense.
Character: THIS IS DEFINITELY THE BIGGEST LETDOWN OF THE DRAMA. Remember how i said "the actors character that they portayed, didnt even match their typical acting"? For example, Joseph acting in the previous francise, was that of a true villan. but in this, hes soft and sympathetic and it really didnt work on him as well. The BIGGEST disaapointment, was by far, Michella Yim. In Moonlight Resonance, what made her the best villan of that drama, was her great acting as a cunning and maniputaed person. in this drama, shes not even close to being villanious. Her character was rather annoying and cartoony. Sorry Michelle you had to do this embarrasing role. Finally, Louisee acting was rather crappy. And its probably because the character she portrayed. the typical character she usually portay is the voice of reason and her acting made you feel empathy and agree with the character. But in this, (just like michelle yim) was cartoony and altho sometimes she would be the voice of reason, it wasnt as compelling because like it said, this drama story isnt all that dramatic.
Did this drama had a lot of potential and could reach or beyond exceed their predecessors? Yes. But did it? Not even half way. This drama overall is ok. If you were to compare it to their predecessors, this drama would definity be considered as a dissapointment. I would be okay if this drama wasnt called "heart of greed 3" because it really is not. But its worth of try. Just keep in mind this wont the same atomsphere as the heart of greed 1 and 2 had.
Story: The story is very forced and enological and very unrealistic i must say. 1 point for the effort and 0.5 points for the story itself.
Acting/Cast: The cast is superb but not having Raymond and Linda has subtracted a lot of points, the acting is not that great, Louise Lee as worsened LOTS and it seems like she is a bit slow (this maybe caused by her hearing problem), Ha Yu is fine but very annoying, the younger cast isn't that great. For Example, Eliza Sam still has a very strong accent while saying her lines. 4.8 for the last and 0.2 for the acting.
Music: THE THREE SONGS ARE AWESOME!!!!!!!
Rewatch Value: Sorry there isn't any rewatch value