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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2014] Shades of Life 我們的天空

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Details:Title: 我們的天空  / Ngo Moon Dic Tin Hoong
English title: Shades of Life
Genre: Modern, DramaEpisodes: 13Production Company: TVB
Broadcast Date: June 20, 2014 - October 12, 2014Broadcast Days: Sundays
Cast:Ben WongJack WuElaine YiuOceane Zhu
Yu YeungAlbert LoZoie Tam
Synopsis:Yu Yang is a highly respected retired principal. He has a deep affection for traditional Chinese culture and places an emphasis on family values. His eldest son Jack Wu graduated with a journalism degree and works as a magazine editor. Jack likes to get to the bottom of things and sometimes has different opinions than his father on certain social issues. Yu Yang and his daughter Zoie Tam, being 40 years apart, have a major generation gap. Yu Yang finds it difficult to adjust to the rapidly changing technology era. Fortunately, his daughter-in-law Elaine Yiu is a good mother and wife, and keeps the household in perfect order. But as her son grows older, the family is faced with decisions about his education, which brings out the nerves of everyone. The series explores a number of critical issues for Hong Kongers, including education, housing, an aging population, declining competitiveness of youth, Mainland relations, and the immigration trend. Each episode closely mirrors reality in a way that resonates with the audience…

Episodes' Synopsis:
Episode 1: Succeed 望子成龍Mandy Lam as Mrs. Lau 劉太Raymond Chiu as Lau Chi Yen 劉志仁Andrew Au as Dicky Lau 劉迪奇Ko San Ting's classmate Dicky is the best in his class, always getting the highest grade on each test, but San Ting does not understand why Dicky always looks sad, tired and worried. On top of that Dicky is never satisfied with his test scores unless he gets a 100.
Episode 2: Same Root 同根生Océane Zhu as Wong Mei Fan 王美芬Leung Hoi Lam as Chan Bo Yee 陳寶儀
While researching for his next article Ho Pan encounters new immigrant Wong Mei Fan and her preteen daughter Chan Bo Yee. Mei Fan and her daughter has high hopes when they arrive in Hong Kong from mainland China, but the two are soon faced with discrimination, prejudice and struggles.
Episode 3: Influence Life With Life 非常校長Ben Wong as Ma Wui Jung 馬匯忠Rachel Kan as Ho Yuk San 何玉珊
Ko Ho Yen stands up for a teacher tutoring a student at a fast food restaurant, coincidentally the teacher becomes Ho Pan's next article. Ma Wui Jung was a former high school principal who gave up his steady income job to devote his full-time to tutoring less fortunate students. By following his dream he puts his marriage and family income at risk.
Episode 4: Sub-divided Hero 劏房英雄Law Lok Lam as FrankieLau Kong as Fung Bak 豐伯
Ho Pan sees an elderly man named Frankie on television being interviewed by news reporters during a government housing demonstration and tells his boss that he would like to do an magazine article on the elderly man. Frankie who was a police officer in his younger years speaks very well English but because of his gambling problems he has to resort to living in poor condition, illegal, sub-divided apartments during his elderly years. He gets by, by collecting the rents for the slum lord. Frankie meets Fung Bak another elderly man who is looking for cheap housing because his son's family has grew and their little apartment does not have enough room for all of them. Fung Bak thinking his separation from his family is temperately since they are on the waiting list for public housing lies to his family that he is living with a friend.
Episode 5: Winter's Fairy-tale 冬天的童話Gary Tam as Cheung Huk Kau 張學求Skye Chan as Lau Siu Wan 劉小雲Owen Cheung as Cheung Si Tim 張思甜
Ho Pan interviews Cheung Huk Kau, a former student of his father who has a rags to riches story to tell. Huk Kau owns and manages a multi-million dollar garbage disposal and cleaning company but his beginnings were very humbled. Due to his mother's illness Huk Kau had to quit school and take over his mother's job full time as a cleaner. Through hard work and the help of his wife he was able to turn his one man company into one of Hong Kong's biggest cleaning companies.
Episode 6: Successor 接班人Brian Chu as Cheng Chi Ho 鄭志豪Lily Poon as Helen
Ho Pan and his assistant Chi Ho, encounter a car accident in the street, seeing Chi Ho hustle at the accident scene Pan thinks back to when Chi Ho first joined the magazine. Chi Ho overly protective mother Helen got him the job at the magazine and would sit by his desk at work to watch over him. As Chi Ho tags along with Ho Pan to cover stories for their articles he soon learns to become independent and a hard worker. At the same time Ho Pan interviews two recent collage graduate who are overly ambitious and wants to be on the top of the work force ladder right away.
Episode 7: Dream Dwelling 蝸居夢Leanne Li as Ko Lei Ting 郭麗青William Chak as Hung Jik 洪翼Stanley Cheung as Kwong Chi Hung 鄺志雄Gregory Lee as Fung Jun Yin 方津然
Three of Ho Pan's friends, Hung Jik, Kwong Chi Hung and Fung Jun Yin are desperate to buy a flat for their marriages. Ho Pan refers them to his father in law Tung Fu Gwai, who likes to invest in real-estate and then re-sell it at a higher price. The three friends agree on the price and decide to go in together to buy Fu Gwai's flat. They each raise their share of the money by taking out their savings and borrowing from family, but on the day of the sale Fu Gwai raises the sale price because according to him recent real-estate price in Hong Kong has risen. With their dream of owning their own flat gone, Hung Jik decides to move to Singapore to be with his fiancee.
Episode 8: So Close, So Far 這麼近, 那麼遠
Episode 9: Father and I 公公與我Elliot Ngok as Cheung Kit 張健
Episode 10: What Is Good 餘何是好Det Dik as Leung 亮Wong Hin Chung as Cyu 柱Kinko Koo as Chum 沈
Episode 11: Sunset Warrior 夕陽戰士Tsui Gwok Hing as Den Wong 電王Stephen Wong Ka-lok as Wai San 惠新Leo Lee as Wai Kit 惠健
Episode 12: Homeward Bound 歸去來兮Matt Yeung as Kwong Chi Hung 鄺志雄Jason Chan Chi-san as Chris
OSTs:Law Kwan Moon, Hoffman Cheng, Yao Bin & KT - Our Skies
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Source: KuangaiTVBTranslated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (08/11/2014 - 08/17/2014)
Dramas Black Heart White Soul - 忠奸人 (EPS 21-25) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS) 
Rear Mirror - 載得有情人 (EPS 1-5) - 26 PTS (Peaking at 29 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 575-579) - 23 PTS 
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 05) - 20 PTS (SUNDAY DRAMA)
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - Sunday扮嘢王 - 25 PTS 
Eating Well with Madam Wong - 吾淑吾食 - 22 PTS
Street Sorcerors 2 - 街頭魔法王2 - 20 PTS
Nowhere Girls - 沒女大翻身 - 19 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 19 PTS
Neighbourhood Ghost Stories - 區區有鬼故 - 13 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: KuangaiTVBTranslated by: Chloe.C 
TVB Ratings Report (08/18/2014 - 08/24/2014)
Dramas Black Heart White Soul - 忠奸人 (EPS 26-30) - 29 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS) 
Rear Mirror - 載得有情人 (EPS 6-10) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 580-584) - 24 PTS 
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 06) - 20 PTS (SUNDAY DRAMA)
Variety Shows Miss Hong Kong Pageant 2014 Semi-Finals - 2014香港小姐競選準決賽 - 23 PTS (Peaking at 25 PTS) 
Eating Well with Madam Wong - 吾淑吾食 - 21 PTS
Nowhere Girls - 沒女大翻身 - 20 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 20 PTS
Street Sorcerors 2 - 街頭魔法王2 - 17 PTS
Neighbourhood Ghost Stories - 區區有鬼故 - 11 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 / SingTaoTranslated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (09/01/2014 - 09/07/2014)
Dramas Rear Mirror - 載得有情人 (EPS 16-20 END) - 28 PTS (Peaking at 32 PTS)
Line Walker - 使徒行者 (EPS 6-10) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 590-594) - 24 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 07) - 17 PTS 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 23 PTS 
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 21 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 20 PTS
Nowhere Girls - 沒女大翻身 - 17 PTS
Street Sorcerors 2 - 街頭魔法王2 - 17 PTS
Neighbourhood Ghost Stories - 區區有鬼故 - 13 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 / SingTaoTranslated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (09/08/2014 - 09/14/2014)
Dramas Line Walker - 使徒行者 (EPS 11-15) - 27 PTS (Peaking at 31 PTS)
All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 1-5) - 23 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 595-604) - 24 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 08) - 17 PTS 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 24 PTS 
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 21 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 20 PTS
Street Sorcerors 2 - 街頭魔法王2 - 17 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)
Complaints:- The Communications Authority Bureau received 2 complaints on "All That Is Bitter Is Sweet"; many scenes with rats in the show which made viewers uncomfortable- "Line Walker" received 4 complaints, saying the drama has quite a lot of violent gun shooting and bomb scenes, way past the PG rating.

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 Translated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (09/15/2014 - 09/21/2014)
Dramas Line Walker - 使徒行者 (EPS 16-20) - 29 PTS (Peaking at 33 PTS)
All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 6-10) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 605-609) - 24 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 09) - 17 PTS 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 21 PTS 
Neighborhood Treasures 6 - 千奇百趣玩HIGH D - 20 PTS
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 20 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 20 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 Translated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (09/22/2014 - 09/28/2014)
Dramas Line Walker - 使徒行者 (EPS 21-25) - 28 PTS (Peaking at 30 PTS)
All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 11-15) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 605-609) - 23 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 10) - 18 PTS 
Variety Shows Neighborhood Treasures 6 - 千奇百趣玩HIGH D - 20 PTS
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 17 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 19 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 Translated by: Chloe.C
TVB Ratings Report (09/29/2014 - 10/05/2014)
Dramas Line Walker - 使徒行者 (EPS 26-30) - 29 PTS (Peaking at 35 PTS)
All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 16-20) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 610-614) - 22 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 11) - 18 PTS 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 22 PTS
Neighborhood Treasures 6 - 千奇百趣玩HIGH D - 19 PTS
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 18 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 17 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)
Additional Info: - Line Walker's last episode averaged 30 PTS and peaked at 35 PTS. The whole series run averaged 28 PTS.

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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 Translated by: Chloe.C 
TVB Ratings Report (10/06/2014 - 10/12/2014)
Dramas Tomorrow is Another Day - 再戰明天 (EPS 1-5) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS)
All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 21-25) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 26 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 615-619) - 22 PTS
Shades of Life - 我們的天空 (EP 12) - 18 PTS 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 23 PTS
Queen Feast - 女皇的盛宴 - 20 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 18 PTS
Neighborhood Treasures 6 - 千奇百趣玩HIGH D - 17 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)

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