|The major cast of Chor Lau Heung 1984 from Wuxia Society|
The music for this series was superb. Check the YouTube video above to listen to the opening theme by Ramon Tam. Ramon Tam also sang the end credit theme with Liza Wang (click this post for the translations of both songs). I think Liza also sang the third song, which was the romantic theme, but I haven't been able to find the video or lyrics.
|Chor Lau Heung flirting with Song Siu Ching, ep 1|
|Brother Chor and Siu Ching, ep 25|
|This was Barbara's, I mean Miss Song's face whenever she was with Brother Chor (ep 32)|
As for the actress, I don’t think anyone can copy or surpass Barbara Yung Mei Ling as Song Siu Ching. She defined SSC as a very likeable character despite the flaws a royalty usually had. When she was acting without Michael, she shone all the way. When Michael was there as Chor... well, let’s just say my poor heart is weeping in extreme delight to see Barbara’s SC lit up, as if her whole world just focused on that one person in front of her.
|Brother Chor's best buddy Wu Tit Fa (with Yuen Tsui Wan at the background), ep 32|
|The three girls finally accepting SC as Brother Chor's beau, ep 30|
Edit 17 March 2016: Now that I've watched CLH 1984 so many times, I've concluded that I like Lui Ching Hung's performance the best for her sweet portrayal of So Yung Yung. If there's no Song Siu Ching, I don't mind CLH marrying this version of So Yung Yung. I also like Lau Miu Ling, I think her Sung Tim Yi was very cute, despite her constant jealousy to Siu Ching. OTOH, I don't think Chi Pui Fan portrayed Li Hung Chao very well. I just can't relate to this character, and I think it's more about Chi's portrayal of Miss Li. Her eyes were not just expressive enough for a character who adored and worshipped CLH...
Koh A Lam (Sharon Yang Pan Pan)
|Koh A Lam (Sharon Yang - right) with her Hua Shan sister Wah Jan Jan (Mimi Kung)|
Koh A Lam was the eldest disciple of the Hua Shan sect. She and her sisters had been doctrinised to despise men and to stay away from the member of the XY chromosome as far as they can. Then Miss Koh met Wu Tit Fa and they fell in love. They had ups and downs, but she eventually left Wu due to his silly mistake. Okay, perhaps not so silly, but I think forgiveness is gold. A Lam eventually took over the leadership of the Hua Shan, and she seemed to be an effective and compassionate leader, as opposed to her predecessor Abbess Ruthless (I mean, Khoo Mui).
Edit 17 March 2016: Sharon had a good chemistry with Michael's character/Yeung Hong/Yang Kang in LOCH 1982. And by the Gods... Michael's Yang Kang was definitely made of gold, albeit evil gold at that... Click here for my posts on LOCH 1982.
|Brother Chor and Yuen Tsui Wan, ep 32|
Chung-yuen (“Fell Cut”) Yat Dim Hung (Austin Wai)
|Inspector Ying and Siu Ching, ep 33|
Inspector Ying died protecting the Emperor when the Bat Prince (whose identity Chor already disclosed by then) attacked the Emperor. Mr Ying is one of my favourite characters in the series, hence I was, still am, sad to see him go. I’d love to see him still being alive and be happy to see his charge/surrogate sister living a happy life with Chor. Who knows, perhaps Chor and SC later had a daughter and they decided to name the baby after Mr Ying...(I actually wrote a fan-fiction about it here).
By the way, Kwok Fung portrayed another inspector in another rom-com MB series. He was the funny Inspector Tse Cheung Yeung in Fearless Duo 1984, a guy who fell for Lam Chor Yin, Barbara's character in FD'84, despite Chor Yin being in a relationship with Szeto Man Mo (Michael Miu's character). No wonder Inspector Ying had a good chemistry with Siu Ching in CLH. Not in the romantic way... more like in a sibling way. I think Ying and SC got the brotherly chemistry when they were interacting in FD (click here for all episodes of FD 1984). In Chor Lau Heung 1984, Ying Man Lei, Song Siu Ching and Chor tai-gor were like trio. Ying trusted Chor's judgement, both men would trust that the other would protect Siu Ching with his own life if necessary. Siu Ching enjoyed giving Ying headache, but she also looked up to him almost the way she looked up to Chor's counsel. It is very pleasing to see YML, CLH and SSC collaborate in their fight against the Bats and the Duke, a nice change from the funny rivalry between Inspector Tse and Szeto Man Mo to win Lam Chor Yin's heart in Fearless Duo.
|Siu Ching, Brother Chor and Wah Jan Jan, Wuxia Society|
|The Emperor conversing with Brother Chor about Siu Ching, ep 32|