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[Hong Kong TVB Drama 2013] The Days of Days 初五啟市錄


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Details:Title: 初五啟市錄 /  cho ng kai xi loot
English title:  The Days of Days
 Leung Choi Yuen
Genre: Period Drama, Family, Comedy
Episodes: 20
Production Company: TVB 
Broadcast period: January 21, 2013
Replacing: Friendly Fire 法網狙擊
Cast:Sunny ChanSonija KwokRaymond WongLin XiaweiKK CheungKaty KungEvergreen MakVivien YeoCilla KungEric LeeChing Ho WaiPatrick TangLaw Lok LamTracy IpSammy SumMatt YeungMatthew Ko
Synopsis:In the 1930s, when the Nationalist Government ruled China, triad leader SO FEI (Raymond Wong) operated a coolie business, but due to financial difficulties, he tried befriending the simple-minded SUNG LAI WOH (Sunny Chan), whom he had misunderstood to be a relative of the wealthy Tong family. To his surprise, LAI was just small potato in the Tong family, the actual head of the Guangzhou business world was -- the eldest daughter in the family, TONG NGA YUN (Sonija Kwok). Not only does YUN have money and power, she's also a bold, daring and courageous woman, but unfortunately she sacrificed her youth for her family business. She also spoiled her younger sister TONG NGA MAN (Lin Xiawei). MAN is a rebellious young woman and deliberately started dating SO FEI to irritate her sister. When the Tong family were living in an aimless life, Guangzhou's powerful mayor WONG KAI YIU (Law Lok Lam) unexpectedly gets shot, shocking the entire city. LAI, who had a mysterious identity, was appointed as the new Guangzhou mayor...the inauguration ceremony happened on the 5th day of the Lunar calendar, which was also the day where the evil doers started causing trouble...(aZnangel) 
CNY greetings from the cast:http://youtu.be/4YuInwgaGiI
Episode Previews:Episode 2http://youtu.be/_o3ivrAf4Ic
Episode 3http://youtu.be/6nw1IXSeRFI
Episode 4http://youtu.be/BhIyMlpV2NY
Episode 5http://youtu.be/s7gB6pJiUew
Episode 6http://youtu.be/55TTNoOVino
Episode 7http://youtu.be/RuhQvxQMC0w
Episode 8http://youtu.be/db6l5iO98zM
Episode 9http://youtu.be/fSXWPtKzaQs
Episode 10http://youtu.be/sg0rRVd8pTQ
Episode 11http://youtu.be/s4e3HT5tARI
Episode 12http://youtu.be/opJtRzoAoY8
Episode 13http://youtu.be/x41kCiC5ZHg
Episode 14http://youtu.be/sWwKquLZNfM
Episode 15http://youtu.be/zvig0cVcgEY
Episode 16http://youtu.be/Qv6Cu09svdA
Episode 17http://youtu.be/ZVLZt03jhCk
Episode 18http://youtu.be/Tid8qs9gy5Y
Episode 19http://youtu.be/QZzyXfDWfDc

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Yesterday the cast to TVB upcoming series The Days of Days Sonija Kwok, Sunny Chan, Patrick Tang, Lin Xiawei, Raymond Wong and Vivien Yeo took part in the promotional event held at the Lam Tsuen Wishing Square. Patrick's ex-girlfriend Katy Kung was sick and absent from the event.

In the series, Patrick plays a perverted boy ('ham sap jai') and was teased from all over, "You're just being yourself, shouldn't be difficult for you to do." Patrick later admitted he is perverted. He played along and joked: "I am perverted, but I'm super perverted in the series. (Do you want to 'ham sap' ex-girlfriend Katy Kung?) I don't dare to, we have little scenes together. (She didn't come because she wanted to avoid you?) No, she's not feeling well. I contacted her last night. (You ticked her off?) No, we are still friends. Actually it's the past already, I don't mind being in the same place as her. (Any chance of reconciling?) We broke up because there were problems. This kinda of thing is far into the future, there may not be such possibility." It was rumored he broke up with Katy because of the third party Kayi Cheung getting involved in their relationship? Patrick stressed Kayi is just a friend. When speaking of TVB's love for "rape scenes" lately, Patrick laughed: "I love doing psychotic things. (Who do you want your co-star to be?) Mimi Chu! That will definitely get high ratings!"

Now a mother, Sonija Kwok expressed she often chatted with Sunny Chan about baby caring tips while they were shooting. She revealed she's currently troubled by which school she should choose for her daughter. When asked if she plans to send her daughter to study abroad? Sonija said: "When she gets older, I will go with her and perhaps you won't see me again thereafter." Asked if she plans to go earn extra income in Mainland? She said: "Unless the salary is really tempting and guaranteed that I can see my daughter, then I will consider." 

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If you wanted to count the TVB rising FaDans, Raymond Lam's younger cousin Lin Xiawei (Wei Wei) is definitely one of them. She has already become one of TVB's heavily promoted artists just after two years of entry into the industry. Missing You just finished airing, then The Days of Days aired immediately after, you can find Lin Xiawei in both series. Wei Wei frankly expressed she is considered one of the luckier ones, since she is already getting second female lead roles just after 2 years in TVB.

In new series The Days of Days, Wei Wei plays Sonija Kwok's younger sister 'Tong Nga Man', who is a rebellious young woman. She clearly knew her sister didn't like her being with the gang leader 'So Fei', played by Raymond Wong, but she still ended up being with him just so she could irritate her sister. This is Wei Wei's first time playing a sassy role, she laughed and said her role is completely different from her in reality and thus she had some difficulty portraying the role. "I'm actually more of a tomboy in real life, so having to portray a Miss Sai Kwan/Xiguan character is pretty difficult to grasp. I just thought of it as a challenge. At the start of the series, I could sleep into the late afternoon and wake up naturally, but in reality I cannot possibly sleep and wake up myself. I was fortunate to have Sonija and Sunny Chan give me pointers on how to control the headstrong feeling in this role as we were filming." Wei Wei added in a serious tone, "I want the audience to see a solid Lin Xiawei. Actually, I have a lot of different sides and I'm very independent."

Not Just "Raymond Lam's Cousin"

Wei Wei is known as "Raymond Lam's cousin", she said this label did help promote her level of fame, but it also means she has to work harder than other artists, in order to be acknowledged by the audience. She said: "I have a very good relationship with Raymond, and I don't mind people referring me as 'Raymond Lam's cousin' because I truly am his younger cousin. Also because we're both in the same industry, it is easier for us to understand the mentality. I hope audience can see my abilities and that I'm not just 'Raymond Lam's cousin'."

Zhang Ziyi's Young See Mui

During her childhood, Wei Wei wanted to be a lawyer and it was a complete accident that she became an actress instead. When she was in high school, she participated in the "Nation Superstar of Tomorrow" contest and won the competition. Friends then encouraged her to study performing arts, so she left Xiamen alone and went to Beijing's Central Academy of Drama, where Zhang Ziyi, Vicky Zhao and Wen Jiang had studied before. She used "breakthrough" to describe her life back then, "At the time, my family did not support me at all, but I wanted to prove my abilities through action."

After she graduated in 2009, she worked as a full time actress at the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre and then entered TVB in 2011. She expressed: "At first, switching from the stage to television, I could not adapt to it. Stage acting requires exaggerated bodily motion and facial expressions, but it becomes over exaggerated when used in television series." Wei Wei's acting in her debut TVB sitcom Til Love Do Us Lie as Suen Ling On (June) still had the 'theatre' shadow, but she gradually broke away from that type of acting in her other series Missing You and The Days of Days. She was also fortunate to have participated in an over 100 episodes sitcom, where she learned a lesson. She said: "I think we shouldn't compare to other people, just focus on my own work and just so long as each performance shows improvement compared to the previous one. I'm lucky to have a bunch of good artists around me, just like The Days of Days, Raymond Wong and I have the most scenes and he brought me into character. We usually discuss on how to portray the role, which helped me get into character faster."

It's been 2 years since Wei Wei been with TVB, asked if she got the results she expected to have? She said: "That day when I entered TVB, I hoped to absorb experience outside of the theatre. In the past 2 years, every time a series broadcasts, audience would give me their opinions. Whether if those opinions are positive or negative, I am willing to accept them all. Til When Do Us Lie's Suen Ling On (June), Missing You's Ting Fan Chi (Vincci), The Days of Days' Tong Nga Man and the currently filming Unrequited Love in Two Cities' Ching Jin Jan, each role is different. In each role, I'm able to experience different lives. I am a person with high expectations on myself, I strive to do my best in every series, but this also puts invisible pressure on me. I'm currently learning to relax myself. Sometimes when I'm stressed out, I would go take a stroll at the beach and this relaxes me. My current goal is just as long as my performance improved from the previous one, then that works for me. I try to the best of my ability to do the best in every series. As for other matters, just take it slowly." She also claimed she's a person filled with positive energy and believes whatever difficulties she encounters in this industry, she will be able to get through it smoothly. 

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Dramas:Inbound Troubles - 老表,你好嘢! (EPS 05-09) - 30 PTS (Peaking at 34 PTS)
The Days of Days - 初五啟市錄 (EPS 01-05) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 28 PTS)
Come Home Love - 爱·回家 (EPS 177-181) - 24 PTS
Source: Nielsen HK (1 point represents approximately 64,200 viewers) 

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Dramas:Inbound Troubles - 老表,你好嘢! (EPS 10-14) - 30 PTS (Peaking at 33 PTS)
The Days of Days - 初五啟市錄 (EPS 06-10) - 25 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)
Come Home Love - 爱·回家 (EPS 182-186) - 24 PTS 
Nielsen HK (1 point represents approximately 64,200 viewers) 

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Source: MingpaoTranslated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net
TVB Rating Reports (02/11/2013 - 02/17/2013)
Dramas:The Days of Days - 初五啟市錄 (EPS 16-19) (2HR Finale Friday) - 24 PTS (Peaking at 29 PTS) 
Season of Love - 戀愛季節 (EPS 01-04) - 22 PTS (Peaking at 27 PTS)(premiere episode, only peaked at 19 points)
** Note: Ratings are low due to the Chinese New Year holiday. 

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