English Title: Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles [Anniversay Series]

Cantonese Title: 名媛望族 (ming nui mong juk) “Prominent Family of high status women“”

Cast: Damian Lau 劉松仁, Idy Chan 陳玉蓮, Tavia Yeung 楊怡, Kenneth Ma 馬國明, Ron Ng 吳卓羲, Rebecca Zhu 朱晨麗, Mary Hon 韓馬利, Elena Kong江美儀, JJ Jia, Sire Ma, Shek Sau,  Ben Wong

Episodes: 40

Airing date: 22 October 2012 (After The Last Steep Ascent)

Themesong此時此刻 by Fiona Sit (CD Version) | Sub Themesong Sometimes (有時) – Ron Ng (CD)

Official: Website

Executive Producer: Chong Wai Kin

Scriptwriter: Au Koon Ying, Lo Mei Wan

Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles

Thoughts and write-ups


During the 1930s in Hong Kong, where east meets west, feminist activists started campaigning for women’s rights, seeking to uproot the phenomenon of men’s superiority over women. Though having studied abroad in England and leading a western lifestyle, CHUNG CHEUK-MAN (Damian Lau) , a well-known Chinese barrister, is very traditional indeed. As a man possessing privileges and eminence, he has five wives, including his first wife KOO SUM-LAN (Mary Hon) coming from a noble family, second wife YEE YIN (Idy Chan), who is an ex-princess of the fallen Qing dynasty, third wife YIK YEE-FONG (Elena Kong), a daughter of a banker. Being a famous Peking opera artiste, HONG CHI-KWAN (Tavia Yeung) became his fourth wife. And as his fifth wife, CHIU TAN-TAN (Jia Xiaochen) covets vanity a lot. Despite being CHEUK-MAN’s favorite among the five wives, CHI-KWAN and him do not agree with each other on elevating the social status of women. Moreover, his two sons – CHUNG KAI-SUN (Kenneth Ma) and CHUNG KAI-YIP (Vincent Wong) turn their back on their strict father respectively, while his daughter CHUNG HO-YEE (Sire Ma) marries to a poor policeman regardless of the consequences. As the intensification of the family struggles becomes more ferocious, KAM MUK-SHUI (Ron Ng) penetrates into the CHUNG family. Unwilling to compromise on the marriage of his beloved KWAI SIU-YAU (Rebecca Zhu) and the son of the CHUNG family, he seeks vengeance on them. This seemingly splendid family is in fact beginning to crack from the inside.

三十年代香港,正值東西文化衝擊,女性開始爭取地位,改變男尊女卑現象。法律界名大狀鍾卓萬(劉松仁)曾留學英國,生活洋化,但骨子裡是一個傳統的中國男 人,他同時擁有幾個女人,彰顯他的權力和身份地位。元配顧心蘭(韓馬利)是大家閨秀,二太太是前清格格爾嫣(陳玉蓮),三太太是銀行家之後易懿芳(江美 儀),四太太是著名刀馬旦康子君(楊怡),第五個女人則是貪慕虛榮的趙丹丹(賈曉晨)。然而,卓萬心中最愛只有子君,但子君為爭取婦女地位,跟卓萬意見不 合。此外,在嚴父強權管教下,兩個兒子鍾啟燊(馬國明)和鍾啟燁(王浩信)先後與卓萬反目,女兒鍾浩頤(馬賽)不顧一切嫁給窮警察,鍾家各房人明爭暗鬥愈 演愈烈之際,金木水(吳卓羲)愛慕義妹季小由(朱晨麗),不甘她成為鍾家媳婦,混入鍾家展開復仇大計;豪門表面煦燦,內裡四分五裂……


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