Introducing TVB Anniversary Drama, “Under the Veil”
TVB’s second major television drama for the TVB’s 48th anniversary is the fantasy drama Under the Veil <無雙譜>, a remake of the popular 1981 television drama Double Fantasies <無雙譜>. Broadcasting alongside Captain of Destiny, Under the Veil is a series packed with improved CGI effects to complement its romantic fantasy theme. The drama started production in early 2014, and spent over half a year in post-production.
Under the Veil tells three separate folk legends of how people who look the same can also be very different in the inside—whether it is in the heart or the mind. It stars Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), Sonija Kwok (郭羨妮), Kristal Tin (田蕊妮), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Bosco Wong (黃宗澤), and Eliza Sam (岑麗香) as characters who experience all of life’s worst tragedies—selfishness, greediness, vanity, and lust.
In the first story titled “Changing Pins”, Kristal Tin portrays twin siblings who fall in love with different men that share the same face, portrayed by Raymond Wong. The older twin, a general, has a male romance with a prince of the Liao kingdom, and the younger twin, a girl, gets involved in a relationship with a poor scholar.
In the second story “Judge Lu”, Wayne Lai is a poor scholar in an extramarital relationship with a prostitute who resembles his wife, portrayed by Sonija Kwok.
The final tale “Chasing Fish” is also about a scholar, portrayed by Bosco Wong, who is the target of affections for a fish spirit and a human, both portrayed by Eliza Sam.
Under the Veil will be premiering on September 28.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.
Can’t wait for this to be airing too ….miss watching Bosco
This was the one that has been shelved and now revived? Poster looks nice but kinda weird. Like drowned in flowers.
Not sure about this storyline, but interested to watch it nevertheless. Its been ages since Sonija Kwok has done anything!
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So are these 3 separate stories of different scholars?
The synopsis for Changing Pin is confusing. Kristal is playing a male and female twin and they fall in love with two Raymonds, who aren’t related BUT they have same face? So it’s like twin on twin-face? Lol. Oi, can’t they not afford 2 male actors? If they’re gonna go with gay-mance, why don’t just use a male actor instead of Kristal dressing as a man?
Wait, the other 2 stories sound the same. Both males fall for their women’s look alike o_O Holy crap, this one series take on the “twin-face” concept to a whole new level!
I wonder why Raymond face isn’t on the poster. …
@jjwong *So this are 3 separate, UNRELATED, stories THAT HAPPENED to have scholars as their main male characters?
@jjwong The original tale is about 3 pairs of lovers who are fated to meet and part due to misunderstandings caused by another person with the same face. It brings about the question of whether the face or the heart is more important. And whether one can really identify the one they love without relying on the face.
Some of the doppelgangers are not related yet have the same identical face which reacts a lot of laughs.
The stories actually intersect slightly with each other and according to the original story, everyone appears at the end.
looks good! can’t wait to see it! i miss watching sonija and bosco!
I’d rather watching Bosco in the mainland series than trashy TVB.
All I’m going to say is: I hope this cast does justice to the script that Kam Kwok Leung wrote (that is, if TVB kept the original script from 1981 and didn’t take the liberty of making their own changes). The original series from back then was quite interesting and fun to watch with the fantasy element…also, the whole twins concept and each person having to play 2 different characters is quite a test of acting chops…not sure if this cast can pull it off (Wayne won’t be a problem for sure but don’t know about the others). With this being a remake, there is bound to be comparison to the original, especially since that cast was so good.
While part of me hopes that TVB didn’t butcher the series (I don’t have much confidence, since they can’t seem to get much right nowadays with their productions), I can’t help but think that if this remake fails, maybe TVB will abandon the ‘remake classic series’ idea and so I won’t have to worry about them trying to remake other series (and ruining those series in the process)? As it is, I’m already ticked at TVB’s movie subsidiary Shaw Brothers trying to remake certain popular series into movies (and doing a horrible job of it)….don’t need the television side doing it too…
Kinda interesting but confusing lol! Will there be gay-mance in that Kristal storyline?
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