I just finished watching episode 10 and I love the series so far! Rosy Business is really exciting to watch and I wish the whole series was released already so I could finish it off . Let’s hope the story keeps it up!
This series reminds me of Sweetness in the Salt, how a rich business man (played by Ngo Wah) is trying to run his rice business, selling rice (rather than salt) at reasonable/affordable prices so people would not have to suffer from hunger. Adding to that, the household consists of a large family, where he has four wives (including Sheren Tang) and three sons (including Ron Ng). The part predictable and used a lot in so many other TVB series is knowing that if the man died, everything will get out of control and the other scheming jealous wives would start causing trouble to fight for their son in carry on their father’s business. Adding to that, we have Wayne who (works at their rice warehouse) causes so many problems as well. For the sake of her husband, family business, and that the poor have food to eat, Sheren carries on the heavy burden..
Despite this typically seeming plot, Wayne’s addition to the story like makes it all refreshing and new.
My favourite character so far would have to be Sheren’s character ‘Bo Kei’ (Is that the same name as Selena’s role in Easterly Showers?) She’s really likable and you can really sympathize with her. She’s a very clever woman, and you just know that she will eventually get through all her obstacles etc despite having so many people going against her. I’m also really relieved and comforted that she has Ron by her side to help her (Her character somehow reminds me of ‘Hor Ma’ from Moonlight Resonance haha). I enjoy watching her with Ngo Wah (such a loving couple!!) and the trust he places on her. After all these years they have separated, they’ve always had each other in their hearts…Unlike in Sweetness in the salt where Steven betrays Tavia from the start; Ngo Wah’s character does not betray Sheren.
Should I be relieved that Wayne is around to help Sheren? Not quite! lol His character is so unpredictable and unreliable! He constantly changes his mind- doesn’t care about the consequences, speaks his mind; and challenges things. He causes so much trouble too and his mouth is pretty filthy… The only comforting part is that you can tell he is a good guy from the inside…and you just wish and hope that he would trust Sheren and help her/let her help him (esp in the part when Ron’s brother gets kidnapped). He went through so many hardships in his life- being an orphan, poor, starved, beaten, lived through droughts etc; and has been constantly being bullied at the city side.
At first I hated how he killed the dog (it’s gross!) and his attitude towards the dog’s owner etc, but then when he was beaten up and humiliated- forced to act like a dog with a bone in his mouth, I really pitied him!! I get especially moved in the scenes where he cries and reflects back on how the granny brought him up and wanted the best for him etc. All he wants is to bring back rice back to his hometown so that they wouldn’t have to starve and could live better =( He could also be quite scary to watch and sometimes the things he does/says makes you cringe because it’s so annoying. I really like watching his character when he is all nice though and I look forward to seeing more Wayne and Sheren’s interactions and their relationship which is based on trust and respect, grow.
I loved the confrontation scene when Sheren is forced to hand back the ‘house keys. It was awesome lol’
The story is really exciting to watch, and I’ve caught up on all the episodes really quickly lol Anticipating more! Sheren and Wayne’s acting is just awesome.
Anyone else watching it and liking it? 😀 Any scene you particularly liked? Characters you hated?