Chor Chi (Ron Ng) and his father, Chor Fan (Sunny Chan), depend on each other for a living. After graduating from university, Chi becomes a public relations officer at a tobacco company. He completes his tasks well and gets promoted rapidly, becoming part of the young professionals group. Chi depends on the tobacco to get fame and wealth, but Fan feels that his son is promoting smoking, similar to 'helping a villain to do evil.' Chi moves out from the house so that he will not have any more conflicts with his elderly father.
Fan later contracts the Alzheimer's disease, causing Chi to move back home to take care of him. However, Fan's old style of doing things is both annoying and laughable to Chi. Chi meets a wealthy elderly businessman Cheng Kwan-min (Lo Chun Shun) from the city who tried to poach him over using a high pay and post, but unexpectedly, a freak accident happens along the way, causing Chi to travel back in time to the 1960's era.
When Chi first steps into this old era, he is accidentally hurt by the younger Fan. Fan takes him home, but he comes into clashes with the landlady's daughter, Ching Lan-fun (Shirley Yeung). Seeing that he is unable to return to 2008, Chi finds a job to support himself. However, in this place, connections are needed everywhere, and Chi's education qualifications become useless. Fortunately, with Fan's help, he becomes a sales clerk at the Dor Dor department store. Chi finds out that Cheng Kwan-min is actually the manager of this departmental store, and clings onto him.
Fan accidentally discovers that Chi came from the future, and he's his son, thus he allowed his son to control his love life. Chi witnesses his father doing such a sacrifice for him, thus he decided to repent his ways and give up on relying the wealthy businessman. However, the wealthy businessman unexpectedly clinched the 2008's own historical writing award, and he devised an evil plan to buy over the landlady's building, chasing all the tenants out. He wanted to use it to develop his property kingdom. Chi is filled with regrets and decides to salvage the situation. However, he accidentally returns to 2008...... [DramaWiki]
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This drama seemed really weird to me because a guy from the 21st century traveled back in time through a wardrobe... But aside from that this drama follows the story of Ron Ng who travels back in time to find his "true identity" i.e. his mother and also repair his broken relationship with his father. The comedy was sometimes a bit dry and corny and random and the storyline kinda doesn't make sense.
In terms of characters and acting, I think they all did a pretty good job.
Ron Ng played the son of Sunny and he travels back in time to find his mother. He did a pretty good job at being an impulsive and immature, young business man who is selfish and doesn't care about anything but himself basically. His interactions with Shirley Yeung are quite funny but they look more like brother and sister on screen rather than an on-screen couple.
Myolie Wu was really over the top with her role as a thief who steals from rich old men. Her extreme mix of emotions like evil-planning, crying, laughing, yelling etc all fitted her role well. I watched this drama after watching "Curse of the Royal Harem" and Myolie's and Sunny's on-screen chemistry was pretty iffy however in this drama I think they did a good job.
Louis Yuen's character was so stupid. He was acting a stupid character and he tried to make it funny but in the end I thought it was just dumb.
All the other characters were the stereotypes of the types of people you would get in the 1950s and they all have cliche stories. For example, the rich guy with heaps of wives who gets broke and pretty much can't stand up on his own feet, the old single mother who's waiting for her husband who never comes etc.
The theme song is so catchy and I've had it stuck in my head for ages. I'm not sure if it's an actual song but it fits the drama so well.
Would I rewatch this? In reality I've already seen it twice and I thought it was funny the first time but the second time it was just a bit over the top. I guess with all dramas if you already know the storyline there is really no point in watching it again.