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March 2009

[New Series]: The King of Snookers

Title: The King of Snookers 桌球天王
Cast
: Adam Cheng, Niki Chow, Patrick Tang, Joyce Tang,  Derek Kwok, Benz Hui, Halina Tam…
Episodes
: 20
Release date: 30 March 2009
Filmed: August 2008
Producer: Tong Kei Ming
Scriptwriter: Suen Ho Ho & Lo Mei Wan
Genre: Modern

Synopsis

The all-conquering snooker player YAU YAT KIU (Adam Cheng) takes everyone by surprise when he suddenly retires from the snooker world.  This comes as a huge disappointed to his daughter YAU KA KAN (Niki Chow), who has always wanted to follow in his footsteps. She feels bewildered too, for although KIU pretends he does not care about the snooker any more, he has set up an extremely difficult game in his restaurant. His purpose cannot be more obvious: he is waiting for someone to solve the game. KIU comes to know KAN TSZ HIM (Patrick Tang) by chance. Noticing his flair for the snooker, KIU decides to make an exception for HIM and teaches him all he knows about the game. Later, KAN manages to persuade her father into taking her in as well.

The King of Snookers

HIM fancies KAN, but she is fond of LUI KIN CHUNG, KIU’s bitter foe (Derek Kwok). CHUNG is a crafty person. In order to win the game, he fools around with HIM’s aunt CHIN TO TO (Joyce Tang), who is also HIM’s manager. HIM falls out with KIU because of CHUNG. Both master and disciple come to settle their scores on a snooker-table in the end.

桌球界战无不胜的游一桥(郑少秋)突然无故隐退,令一心想继承父亲衣钵的女儿游加勤(周 丽淇)失望之餘也大感不惑,因为她眼看父亲表面上扮作不在乎桌球这回事,在自己经营的餐厅内却设下一席桌球「难局」,等待有心人前来解破。直至一天,一桥 遇上对桌球有独特天份的靳子谦(邓健泓)后,即破例收他为徒,并打算将毕生的球技传授给他,加勤央求父亲一视同仁,因此也成了子谦的师姐。

子谦对加勤襄王有梦,但加勤的芳心却似乎另有所繫,那人正是视其父亲为天敌的雷建衝(郭政鸿),他为人奸险,求夺标,不但以感情引诱子谦的姨妈兼经理人钱滔滔(滕丽名)令子谦与一桥反目成仇,最后更把两师徒逼上战枱以一桿定天下..

Credits: Astro On Demand


24 Responses to “[New Series]: The King of Snookers”

  • faithict says:

    i think i’ll like this one…looking forward for it… :)

  • sugar says:

    ^ me too. :) Adam and Niki this time. Haven’t seen Adam or Niki for a while now. Except for TSD. That doesn’t count hahas. :P I think Patrick and Adam sings the theme. :)

  • rachel says:

    finally another Niki series! and i’ve never watched anything revolving around billiards, so this will be interesting and different. :D

  • kammi says:

    omg!!~ nikki is in it YAY!!~ :)cant wait to see!!~ wonder when it would air in aussie though… since we are getting ALOT and i mean ALOT of warehoused series!!~

  • Rin says:

    Ooh pools! I’ve always wanted to try playing it or at least learn more about it (:
    Another evil role for Derek :P

  • iciel says:

    o_O is that Nikki Chow? Wow, she looks so skinny, what happened?

    I read a manga about pools before and it was really exciting. I hope this series turn out just as good. It’s good to see Adam Cheng again :D

  • KTVB says:

    A refreshing cast which is nice :) I haven’t sen an Adam series..in a VERY long time lol It always makes me wonder since he appears on the TVB calender every year. The theme looks interesting and new. Woo~~ Derek in a bad role again :D

    To kammi: lol, we’re very behind.. ^^;

  • Kenny says:

    can you please post the theme song of The King of Snookers if you have?
    Thank you ah

    Reply from KTVB: Here you go :) For more songs, visit the Download and Goodies page!

  • KTVB says:

    I’m currently up to episode 14, and I must say the series is rather ordinary. It’s not that interesting and the story moves quite slowly. A lot of the time I have to force myself to watch it haha and I feel like giving up on it but I’m more than 1/2 way through the series so I’m trying to finish it. The idea of snooker is new and refreshing- sorta makes me wanna try it out :)

    The part which leaves me with the least interest is Patrick Tang’s character. He’s a very weak character and annoys me so much! I understand his character is supposed to grow throughout the series but watching him is a pain. Unfortunately he has a lot of screen time too.

    I really like watching Joyce Tang’s character ^^ She is very entertaining and funny to watch and she’s growing into a ‘better’ person as well.
    Derek’s pretty amusing to watch too~ with all his magic tricks and ego-boosted self-esteem. He always thinks that all the girls fall for him and are his fans (obviously Niki and Joyce wasn’t tho haha). I thought Joyce would like Derek, but he’d like Niki or something but I guess not :) Hope to see more fun scenes with Joyce and Derek!

    The other anticipated scene was the competition between Adam Cheng and Derek Kwok. I really wanted to know how was the better player, but it sorta came down to the cue he was using. I’d like to see a rematch too XD

    • KTVB says:

      ooo..! Adam and Derek do have a rematch and that was pure awesomeness! XD I think it was in Episode 15 when Adam (through Joyce) was able to find the “Dragon” Cue lol
      The rematch was very exciting to watch, and has that touch of ‘fantasy/story-like’ bit in it; with Adam being ‘poisoned’ by Dr.J just before the match; causing Adam to be in a very disadvantaged position. At the end however, Adam was still able to win Derek and Adam has finally gained Derek’s full respect for how hard he tried; and continued on- not giving up despite his condition.
      Nice match!!

  • rainie says:

    i like this movie n original soundtack so i hope u can give me lyrics niki chow n patrick tang song…
    thank’s …………
    danke sohn!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • KTVB says:

      Niki and Patrick- King of Snookers

      合:Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
      女:暢快似飛返昨日六歲玩泥沙
      男:感覺像童話 天
      合:輕灑下雨點鐵石都開了花
      男:任雨灑 相戀能天荒不老嗎
        與你看風光秀麗夜了就回家
      女:不再問其他 天
      合:即使在瞬間變幻風吹雨打
        共你挽手相擁 內心不必再驚怕
        互訴心意 亦不需說話 冬天也像溫暖暑假

      男:Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
      女:到處有色彩瑰麗伴你畫圖畫 相信像童話
      合:天輕灑下雨點叫路中開滿花
        互訴心意 亦不需說話 冬天也像溫暖暑假
        Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head
        到處有色彩瑰麗伴你畫圖畫 相信像童話  
        天輕灑下雨點叫路中開滿花  為你種出幸福的念掛

  • KTVB says:

    I just finished watching the series and I’m happy to say I quite enjoyed watching the last episode :)

    Niki wins the Pool Competition

    I really like the ending :D And I’m happy for all the characters. Niki has always wanted to make her father proud and being the daughter of the Snooker King, she had always wanted to follow his footsteps and be as successful as him (if not exceed). When she finally got back up after being so hurt/depressed for facing the truth when her father told her she had no ‘natural talent’; she finds the real game for her-Pot Black & Pool. I felt really happy for her when she won and how her father was the one who presented the award to her :)

    Derek also turned into a really nice guy-well he was never really bad to start with, but he was able to put down his arrogance; accept defeat and displays true sportsmanship. He put his guard down to Dr.J by trusting him and in return, Dr.J betrayed him &used him, which ultimately led Derek to lose to Patrick. However, Adam’s everlasting persistence to continue to play despite facing any obstacles inspired Derek to get back up. Derek’s is one talented player and he helped Patrick and Adam overcome their weaknesses. For that, I’m grateful towards him :)

    Niki wins the Pool Competition

    At the final match between Adam and Patrick, Patrick wins but it was a very close match between the two and I believe if it wasn’t because of Adam’s eye sight; Adam would have won instead. Nevertheless, I’m glad they had that match and that they were able to play like they were in good-terms with each other again :) Patrick has also shown that he is a very capable talented Snooker-player and that someday he would exceed his master. This was also Adam’s last match (before his eye operation) and I’m sure it would have been the most memorable in his lifetime. Adding to that, it was the perfect revenge on “Dr. J” LOL!

    The last 4 episodes which lead to the finale were quite sad and annoying to watch though- with Patrick finding out the truth that Adam was the one who caused his parents to have such a sad relationship. He learned the truth shortly before he was about to confess his feelings for Niki. From that point on, his heart was just filled with anger and revenge. All he wanted was to prove to Adam and the world that his father’s technique was truly the best of the best and to defeat him in the match. I’m just glad he’s old self is back now..he was quite despicable to watch lol

    At the end, Joyce ends up with Adam, Niki with Patrick, and Benz with Halina.

    Overall I wouldn’t recommend this series. It’s slow for my liking and I didn’t quite enjoy watching Patrick’s character in here. I admit he’s kinda cute sometimes but still reminds me of a little boy who hasn’t grown up yet. I’m glad to say he finally has at the end of the series ^^;
    The highlights of the series would have to be the Snooker Competitions/matches. They were quite exciting to watch
    Adam v Derek (two games)
    Derek v Patrick
    Patrick v Adam
    They have these very interesting tactics which I doubt are realisitic since they seem computer generated and seems to defy physics. lol Nevertheless they were all added to make the series more interesting XD

    I also liked Joyce and Derek’s performances. They were entertaining to watch despite there were times I didn’t like Joyce’s character lol

    One of the touching scenes in the series I found was when Niki starts losing memories of her father and she starts confessing to Adam that she’s scared she’ll forget who he is overall *aww*sniff* Can DrJ’s brainwashing really do that? lol (What a werido he is) It’s interesting idea though..making her forget the sadness inside her, including her sad memories with her father

  • qing says:

    yes! king of snookers has a nice ending. i was surprised that joyce ended up with adam instead of derek. :p

  • Nicole says:

    yeah the show was quite slow at the beginning, but it picks up near the end & it does have it’s moments. i liked the last ep too, esp. when Adam presented the trophy to Niki. that was a nice touch. :) but i think Joyce really stole the show for me. she was unlikable at first, but i think she underwent the most change. and she looks really gorgeous in the show (like in the screencap you have up there)! surprisingly i found myself liking Adam/Joyce more than Derek/Joyce haha. overall, not a must-watch but it’s entertaining & quite funny. :D

  • Rin says:

    I’m only half way through this series and since you have the ending up, I’m done.. haha. Too much time watching the remaining episodes & I was getting really bored.
    One thing though, you said it’s Adam and Joyce at the end makes me go wth.. haha. As much as I like Adam, I think I would have liked Derek&Joyce more from the 10 episodes I saw… maybe there were Adam&Joyce moments later that I miss.. but oh wells.

    P.S. I thought Patrick was pretty much annoying throughout the first 10 episodes too haha.

    • KTVB says:

      If someone else owned this blog and wrote this up; I’d probably do the same thing as you XD lol I had to force myself to watch it cause I watched half of it already (might as well finish it I guess)

      I was a bit of the ‘wth’ as well lol There was no ‘real’ moment between the two except Adam changed Joyce and she started to realise he saw the ‘good’ side of her/and understood her as person under all those layers. Joyce never really liked Derek that way ^^; though I could have sworn there was a moment here or there that she had considered him lol

      P.s Patrick’s pretty anoying for a long..time

  • jRAW says:

    Just bought this yesterday and I’m already questioning myself if I’ve wasted 10$ on it XD

    I watched the first episode and I was already bored/confused rofll XD

  • Karson says:

    I really liked this drama. I think it is one of the best I’ve seen not including E.U. and Moonlight…
    It had a good plot and the actors/actresses did well.

  • Anna says:

    I think Patrick Tang REALLY love Niki Chow

  • love ahoy says:

    Just wanted to give you a shout from the valley of the sun, great information. Much appreciated.

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