Eddie Cheung Goes From Rags to Riches for TVB’s “Of Greed and Ants”

Starring Eddie Cheung (張兆輝), Edwin Siu (蕭正楠), Tony Hung (洪永城), and Elaine Yiu (姚子羚), the TVB drama Of Greed and Ants <黃金有罪> takes viewers back on a nostalgic trip to the 70s and 80s, when Hong Kong was going through a period of economic resurgence, making it worthy to be named one of the Four Asian Tigers.

Premiering on Monday, Of Greed and Ants stars Eddie Cheung as Wing Muk-tung, an intelligent and cunning new immigrant who went from living paycheck to paycheck to owning multimillion financial holdings business. Holding onto the dream of being able to manipulate the stocks market, Eddie manipulates his friends, played by Edwin Siu and Tony Hung, to establish trust in him before establishing his own business empire.

Of Greed and Ants is one of TVB’s most anticipated television dramas of the new year for several reasons. One, Eddie portrays a sympathizing villain, an arc that he rarely gets to explore on TV. Second, the drama capitalizes on the current nostalgia trend with its eighties setting, introducing now-obsolete technology to younger audiences and rekindling fond memories for its older viewers. Of Greed and Ants is a commentary on greed, and how one life event can completely change a person, for better or for worse.

The drama series is produced by Amy Wong (王心慰), who also produced critical hits such as Brother’s Keeper <巨輪>, Destination Nowhere <>, and Daddy Cool <逆缘>.

Of Greed and Ants premieres January 6, 2020.

Source: HKET.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I am really on the fence with this one.

    On one hand, I really want to watch Eddie’s acting cause I know it’ll be solid, on the other hand, I’ll need to constantly fast forward scenes and put up with the rest of the clowns that can’t act even if their life depended on it.

    The fact that Ben is on the cover, but not even mentioned in the article implies that he probably only has a cameo role. Not that I really care all that much cause he was never a good actor in my book anyway.

    1. @anon damn i actually think ben is a better actor than eddie. I feel like Eddie’s face/facial expressions are stiff

  2. produced by Amy Wong ? All those series mentioned I didn’t even bother finishing and gave up halfway. =(

  3. Yaaaaay finally a drama I can watch which doesn’t include Jacqueline Wong. Haven’t watched a TVB drama in ages!
    What a waste of millions of HKD to remove her in Forensic Heroes when so many dramas of her is out…

  4. I don’t like any of the cast except for Eddie. And the costumes look cheesy. While I love Eddie, I don’t want to watch this one because I know it will likely tick me off, since I grew up in the 80s and am also familiar with the 70s era and I have no confidence that TVB is going to get the nostalgia part right. Thanks but no thanks!

  5. lol, as if Tony Hung wasn’t bad enough, they decided to add Edwin Siu to the mix. Yeah, hard pass for me.

    & TVB really needs to get rid of their god awful wigs.

    They look like the bottom shelf wigs you find in stores the day after Halloween.

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