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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2014] All That is Bitter is Sweet 大藥坊

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Details:Title: 大藥坊  / Dai Yok Fong
English title: All That is Bitter is Sweet
Genre: Pre-modern, MedicineEpisodes: 30Production Company: TVBProducer: Tsui Chin Hong
Broadcast Date: September 8, 2014 - October 17, 2014Replacing: Rear Mirror 載得有情人
Cast:Linda ChungRuco ChanRaymond WongNatalie TongPierre NgoShirley YeungSamantha KoSammy ShumElliot NgokSusan TseJazz Lam
Synopsis:Foshan's famous physician Dou Sam has only one daughter, Dou Gaa Kei. Although she is intelligent and has a strong interest in Chinese medicine. On the day of her marriage to the mayor's son Chong Gai Zou, a serious epidemic breaks out. Many patients, including him, die after taking Dou Sam's medicine, prompting the pharmacy to be shut down. Experiencing such an abrupt change in her life, Dou Gaa Kei is left feeling hopeless. At this time, Ding Yat Yuen, a merchant suffering from a terminal illness, purchases the pharmacy's assets with the intention of reselling it for profit. To keep the pharmacy intact, Dou Gaa Kei offers to treat his illness in exchange of him to not sell any of the assets. Through his connections, she meets a retired imperial physician, who passes on his medical knowledge to her. 
Meanwhile, Chong Gai Zou's twin brother has returned home. Tsui Gwan Yeuk, the daughter of a military general, confesses her love for him, but he holds a crush on his former sister-in-law instead. However, Dou Gaa Kei and Ding Yat Yuen have already developed feelings for each other after overcoming many challenges together. Just as the pharmacy is reopened and everything seems to have settled down, Ding Yat Yuen's life begins counting down...
Previews:

http://youtu.be/J5fV_K9mVow

OSTs:Teresa Cheung - Heart medicine


Linda Chung - Huge Love


Additional Links:
All That is Bitter is Sweet 大藥坊 Online Streaming Full Raw Episodes
All That is Bitter is Sweet 大藥坊 Viewership Ratings

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For once, can Linda Chung not end up with Ruco Chan? Sighhhh, the same old pairing again

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Linda's: All That is Bitter is Sweet Plagiarizing Jewel in the Palace?Sunday September 14, 2014 Hong Kong
Linda Chung's role in "All that is Bitter is Sweet" was tailor made for her by the producer. She thanked TVB's senior managers and executives and the producer for giving her the role.  The drama started airing this week and in there, Linda plays as a female pharmacist and her character will be undergoing a lot of hardships. When asked what she feels about the drama being rumoured to have copied Korean drama, "Jewel in the Palace", Linda says that she think the two has a different storyline, time setting and the characters are also different. She is not worry that the drama will be criticized because of this. The drama's focus is different too as it features Chinese medical.  Linda does not mind the comparison though and if anything, she hopes that the ratings for "All that is Bitter is Sweet" will also do well like "Jewel in the Palace".
Since "Brother's Keeper", rumors has been circulating between Linda and Ruco Chan.  Is she worry that more rumours would emerge between the two?  Linda says she is not worry and it is getting old anyway.  Towards Ruco, Linda praised his ability to immerse into character and stated that he is a very serious and hard working actor.
For the Best Actress Award this year, Linda modestly expressed that she will continue to work hard and try her best with confidence. As for Linda having less productions aired this year? Linda says the number of dramas this year are around the same. The broadcast time though is determined by the company and not within an artiste's control. She expressed the this year is a happy one and that it's not bad to appear lesser onscreen because it'll be boring for the audience to see her every night. 
Translation: Lynne's blog

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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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Love Linda Chung and Rucco Chan....this HKdrama has a very interesting theme - Eastern Medicine. Hope it will pan out well.:) ;))

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Although the storyline isn't bad and there's some good acting here and there, I still think Linda's acting here as the female lead is lacking in many ways. She's probably convinced that this role (or that one in Tiger Cubs 2) will land her TV Queen 2014 but honestly she's not ready for it yet.  

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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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@sugarplum892 Thank you for starting this thread and for updating news and ratings of it. Appreciate it :)
I thought soompi is for and about K-ent, k-dramas and k-pops. Good to know forum also contains other genres from Asia. 
Looking forward to soompi TV hosting this and other HKdrama online. 

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jadecloud said: @sugarplum892 Thank you for starting this thread and for updating news and ratings of it. Appreciate it :)
I thought soompi is for and about K-ent, k-dramas and k-pops. Good to know forum also contains other genres from Asia. 
Looking forward to soompi TV hosting this and other HKdrama online.  You're welcome! :D  Yup! Glad that soompiers are exploring every part of the forum!

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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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Source: Wacow @ Blog163 Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net 
TVB Ratings Report (10/13/2014 - 10/19/2014)
Dramas All That Is Bitter Is Sweet - 大藥坊 (EPS 25-30) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 29 PTS)
Tomorrow is Another Day - 再戰明天 (EPS 6-9) - 23 PTS (Peaking at 25 PTS)
Come Home Love - 愛.回家 (EPS 615-619) - 22 PTS
Tiger Cubs II - 飛虎 II (SUNDAY SERIES) (EP 01) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS) 
Variety Shows Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk - SUNDAY扮嘢王 - 23 PTS
Scoop - 東張西望 - 17 PTS
Where Are We Going, Dad 2 - 爸B也Upgrade 2 - 17 PTS
Chef Nic - 十二道鋒味 - 12 PTS
(Nielsen TAM: 1 point represents 64,920 viewers)
Related News: - The 2-hour finale of "All That is Bitter is Sweet" averaged 26 PTS, and peaked at 29 PTS. The average ratings for the overall series is 24 PTS.

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