[TVB-A] Eternal Happiness - 再生緣 , Michelle Yip, Raymond Lam, Tavia Yeung, Joe Ma
Oct 28 2006, 12:18 AM
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First Broadcast TVB - 2002
Michelle Yip as Mang Lai Kuan
Raymond Lam as Wong Poh Siu Wah
Joe Ma as Tit Muk Ee
Rain Lau as Weng Lan
Tavia Yeung as Ying Suet/So Wan
Mok Kar Yiu as Mang Chi Yu
Myolie Wu as Lau Yin Yuk
Natalie Ng as Fut Chan
A girl disguises as a man faces many obstacles and falling in love with 2 men who became her sworn brothers not realising she was actually a girl. Set in early Yuan Dynasty in China.
Man Lai Kuan is an exceptionally dim .. sorry... bright girl who is as smart, if not smarter and more capable than any man or scholar. Born into a simple but renowned family of physicians, she is adored by her parents and her big brother. She also has a taste for disguising as a man together with her faithful servant, Yuk as that is the only way she can show off ... sorry again ... participate in what women were not allowed to do; scholarly debates, going to school, amongst others. She is also well versed in Kung Fu.
One fine day she meets two men who would change her life forever, if not her exquisite taste in men's clothing.
One was the heroic and idealistic Wong Po Siu Wah who was actually her intended fiancée since they were little children, much to her chagrin. The other is a mysterious handsome bloke who so happens to be a Mongolian named Temur. Both men take an instant liking to Man Lai Kuan disguised as Lai Ming Tong, a young effeminate but smart scholar who is related to the unseen Man Lai Kuan. They became sworn brothers and when Lai Kuan thought it was Temur who played the song which she so liked, she fell in love with Temur, trying her best to tell him she disguising as a he is actually a she. Temur at the same time has feelings for Lai Kuan, until he has to leave for home due to an emergency situation. Lai Kuan was devastated but when she found out it was Wong Po Siu Wah who was the one who played that song, she realised she loved Wong Po Siu Wah and poor Temur was left in the cold, well not quite.
At the meantime, Lai Kuan's father was forced to marry her off to a useless man who was the son of an acquaintance of the powerful 9th Duke (uncle to the future Yuan emperor who so happens to be Temur). Ying Suet, Lai Kuan's faithful servant volunteered to take her place as no one actually saw Lai Kuan to disastrous results; it ended with Ying Suet jumping into the lake and the bad guy accusing Lai Kuan's father of many things; some which landed poor old man into prison in the greatest injustice one can perpetrate.
Ying Suet at the meantime is saved and became very close to none other than the 9th duke who took her in as his own daughter, and so Ying Suet who became So Wan was pronounced a Yuan princess, an attempt by Temur to please his uncle who is close to revolting against Temur.
Temur on the other hand was forced to marry a very considerate princess and though the marriage was quite ok, the princess couldn't help but feel Temur was a bit cold towards her.
Lai Kuan and friends (brother, servant, acquaintance) found out her father was imprisoned and traveled all the way to the capital city with very low funds to seek the help of a powerful relative who is actually no longer powerful. In a last attempt to save her father, she decided to take the place of the relative's sickly son in the national exams and she emerged as 1st in the exams, and given the rank of a minister and married to Ying Suet the princess in a bizarre twist that I didn't witness as I was already this close to quitting this series.
By this time Lai Kuan already loves Wong Po Siu Wah who is still clueless that she is a girl and then she bumps into Temur and realised he was the King. Now the King uses all the tricks in the world to tempt Lai Kuan to confess that she is actually a woman but to no avail. At the same time Lai Kuan successfully saved her father by tricking the evil duo (that is that father and son who suspected Ying Suet was not Lai Kuan and Lai Ming Tong is Lai Kuan) that Ying Suet was pregnant with Lai Kuan's child (please don't go huh? yet). Both are sentenced to become soldiers in the outermost boundaries of the Yuan Dynasty which actually meant death in the most horrible way. Yin Yuk tried to persuade Lai Kuan to let go of her family and it was Wong Po Siu Wah who came to the rescue as that girl once saved his life.
But the King hatches more evil plans to get Lai Kuan when Lai Kuan refuses his advancement which is witnessed by the empress (who is pregnant at this point of time). He betrothed Yin Yuk to Wong Po Siu Wah but that girl realising Wong Po Siu Wah loves Lai Kuan (and I really do not know how she suddenly knew he was a she) ran away to let them be free to love one another. The king refused to let go and so Lai Kuan was trapped; accept the love of the man she did not love or run away and let her family suffer the consequences of the wrath of the king?
Well, the King let Lai Kuan go when Lai Kuan told the King she will die if she is forced to be with him. In the end, Lai Kuan ran off with Wong Po Siu Wah and live happily ever after. What happens to poor Yin Yuk is anyone's guess. As for the 9th Duke, he tried to revolt against Temur mostly because of jealousy as he believed he deserved the throne but his father, that was Temur's grandpa loved him not. At one point he took Lai Kuan as a hostage as he planned his escape but persuaded by his own mother, he let go of all his unhappiness. He didn't mind being sentenced to death and his beloved wife, a woman he loved very much rather die with him than live alone. But they didn't die as obviously Temur let them go and both of them returned to the life they once had before the dynasty was established, then they were mere sheep herders and milking goats. Very touching actually. As for Ying Suet, she still was a princess and there was a hint of a romance with a scholar.
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