During the Qing Dynasty, political corruption and corrupt officials were in power, and the people were in dire straits. As a result, foreign powers took advantage of the situation and invaded China in various ways. In these troubled times, a little national hero, Song Shi Jie, quietly emerged. The son of a jailer, Jie is a clever and clever man. He has been wandering around the prison cell since he was a child, seeing all the injustices in the world and seeing all the joys and sorrows. He is convinced that the so-called law and the so-called justice are just a child that is out of reach for the world. Talk about the world. Therefore, Jie did not care about fame and fortune, so he secretly helped his friend He Shouxin to get Jinshi and then left after embarking on the road to becoming an official. Hou Jie and his brother Song Ajiu Lang travelled around the world, living a life of "having wine now and getting drunk now", living a carefree life. With his clever mind and sophistical eloquence, Jie is at ease when encountering various green forest thieves or local bullies. At this time, God allowed him to meet a woman who changed his life - Linglong. Long, who has a mysterious identity, has a fierce temper and strong martial arts skills. He and Jie Duo had many enmities and relationships. Their fates were intertwined, and they eventually became a couple. Jie embarked on the road of becoming a lawyer, and his reputation spread all over the country. There were numerous lawsuits, and clients and dignitaries came to his door in an endless stream. Jie, Niang Zi Long, brother Jiu, and maid Xiao Feng have become a team that can never solve any case. All unsolved cases, big and small, cannot escape their eyes. (Source: Chinese = Baidu || Translation = MyDramaList) Edit Translation
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This drama is surprisingly great!I thought I would watch it for a while before writing a review as it started out pretty good, but as most dramas shown on TVB get worse later after a good start, I was hesitant to post an early opinion on this. However, I did not need to be concerned as this drama kicks all kinds of butt!
Vincent Wong stars as the Song Sai Kit, the incredibly intelligent, hilarious and sometimes lecherous lawyer. He had the potential to become a government official but gave up when he noticed how officials just bullied people, instead swapping his exam paper with a future ally played by Lam Chi Chung. Many do not know who Lam Chi Chung is until you say “oh you know, that fat guy who was in Stephen Chow’s last few movies” and immediately people go “oooh!!” Lam Chi Chung is also the director of this drama, and you can see some of the Stephen Chow influences in this drama for sure, but I believe this is fine because he was able to work with such a legend.
We follow Vincent around as he makes a name for himself slowly becoming known as the greatest lawyer or “King of Lawyers” for his righteous deeds, albeit not always his original intention for doing so. Watching the main characters do some cross dressing and getting into mischief was all very entertaining to watch. Elaine Yiu plays Ling Lung, Vincent’s wife in the drama and she does an amazing job in portraying the simple-minded and naive nature of the character, along with her great knowledge of martial arts. The chemistry between her and Vincent is okay, nothing amazing but it represents their relationship early in the drama accurately as Vincent initially wanted a divorce as he was forced into the marriage.
What spurred me to write this review was the recent case that just wrapped up in episode 14 and had me laughing my butt off. Vincent decides to spread his name around China so travels with his wife and buddies to a neighbouring town. In this town, there is a disgusting villain who cons people into digging up coal under the pretence of digging up gold, making them sign contracts that essentially prevent them leaving early. When these people discover it’s coal and not gold so want to leave, they get beaten half to death and cannot go since the contracts prevent them anyway. This villain was named Wong Ho Shun, basically Vincent Wong actual Chinese name. Vincent essentially spends a few episodes calling himself a disgusting asshole and every other curse from the period, which is hilarious if you’re in on the joke. Later when under a disguise, he is asked what his name was so he gave a false name Cheung Chun-long, which is Owen Cheung’s real name and an actor he worked with on several TVB dramas. That was a great meta joke and you need to be a fan of TVB dramas to really get it but I loved it.
The weakest parts of the drama come from two places: Ada Wong and the dubbing. Ignoring that Ada Wong is Wong Jing’s daughter (yes, THAT Wong Jing), here she only has one mode: angry uncivilised girl. She just growls and screams all her lines so there is nothing really compelling about her character, she’s just there to be the love interest to Ah Kau, played by King Kong Lee, but at least it isn’t too offensive so I can ignore it. Also, the dubbing can be quite jarring. Luckily the lipsync is very good but you can tell when a section was dubbed over because of how the audio changes and feels off. I understand that some lines need to be dubbed due to poor audio at the time of recording, but as I always say, just get a better boom mic.
So far this is great. This drama only had 18 episodes so we have 4 left and haven’t seen Benny Chan yet, so I am guessing the final 4 episodes will involve him somehow. Man, I am not a fan of Benny Chan as his acting is literally just him shouting a lot, but we’ll see how it goes. Maybe Lam Chi Chung flexed his director muscle/fat and reined in Benny’s anger acting? We can only wait and see.