Only You (TVB 2011)
Only You – <只有您>
Number of Episodes: 30
Louise Lee as Chong Sze Tim
Yoyo Mung as Mak Yak Man (Mandy)
Kevin Cheng as Ha Tin Sang (Summer)
Evergreen Mak as Chong Sze Chai
Krystal Tin as Szeto Fei Fei (Phoebe)
Joel Chan as Ashley
Summary (May contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!!)
The series is mainly based on weddings and there are different storylines. Mandy (Yoyo Mung)’s brother was getting married. The wedding was organised by Tim Jeh (Louise Lee) who was very experienced in organising traditional weddings. She worked in “Only You” owned by her brother Chai (Evergreen Mak) and his wife Phoebe (Kristal Tin). Due to the success of Mandy’s brother’s wedding, Mandy decides that she would like to be a wedding planner and starts her own business. However, her business was failing. Phoebe was looking for staff and she hires Mandy due to her talking skills. However, Tim Jeh did not have a good impression of Mandy and disliked her.
Summer (Kevin Cheng), was a photographer at “Only You.” He did not get along with Mandy and the two are always bickering. Tim Jeh starts to get on with Mandy knowing that she is hard working.
Mandy meets up with some old school friends and discovered that they are all married to rich men. She felt that she should also find a partner and Tim Jeh arranges some match making. When Mandy was invited to be a bridesmaid, she met Ashley (Joel Chan) who was wealthy and good looking. Mandy believed that Ashley has a crush on her. It turned out that Ashley was actually a bisexual and had used Mandy to keep his father happy. Mandy was really upset.
Mandy soon develops feelings for Summer but his ex-girlfriend returns and the two were dating again. It turns out that Summer’s girlfriend already had a boyfriend back at home and left him once again.
Tim Jeh’s daughter Ching (Natalie Tong) has decided to get married and was returning to Hong Kong. However, the two do not get along since Ching finds her mother annoying and believes that she forced her father to leave the family. However, she discovered that her father left the family because he had met another woman. She felt very ashamed and upset on her wedding day and apologised to her mother.
Meanwhile, Summer and Mandy begin to develop feelings for each other and start dating. “Only You” is becoming a very successful business, and Mandy suggests that they open another chain called “Only Me and You” along with King (Chris Lai) and Erica (Elaine Yiu). Mandy took the money that Summer gave her and invested in the new business. King and Elaine were going to get married but Elaine was really fussy over the wedding and keep altering her dress.
Ching learns that her father did not have an affair and leave the family for another woman. Instead, he just did not get along with her mother. She tries to convince her Tim Jeh to divorce her father but she refuses and was very angry with Ching. However, Tim Jeh realises that she must let go and agrees to divorce Ching’s father.
Summer decides to go travelling and does not want to focus on the new business. However, Mandy wants a more stable lifestyle and does not want to go travelling and leave the new business. The two begin to have problems and were arguing over their differences. King and Erica were taking photos for their wedding. On the day, a drugged driver was driving dangerously and killed King and Elaine. Everyone at “Only You” were really upset, but they agreed that they would organise a big wedding for the couple.
Summer and Mandy realise that if they love each other, they should be willing to sacrifice for each other. They agreed that they will start the business and once it is steady, they would go travelling together.
The series ends with Tim Jeh bumping into an old friend and they go shopping for wine.
Characters and Comments:
I quite like the cast of Only You and I think that the right actors and actresses were chosen. I was not really a Yoyo Mung fan before this series but I really liked her here. I did not realise that Yoyo could play such a funny character. I always got the impression that she plays dull and boring characters. This character was bad mouthed but was extremely funny. Just like a typical Hong Kong person. The chemistry with Kevin Cheng was definitely present. I quite like Kevin here too. A normal guy who likes photography and wants a simple life.
Another character I really liked was Phoebe played by Crystal Tim. I thought she did a great job in this series and had so much chemistry with Evergreen Mak. She did play the typical character of shop owner and making her business come first.
Louise Lee again did such a great job. The scene where Natalie and Louise were crying on her wedding day was truly touching, when Natalie realises that her mother just wanted the best for her.
I thought that the cutest couple in this series was Elaine Yiu and Chris Lai. They were so compatible together and looked really good together. It was such a shame that they were killed off. Ruco Chan and Macy Chan were also a very cute couple. They looked really good next to each other. And finally Eddie Li and Leanne Li looked very good together, probably because of the height factor. They were another cute couple to watch.
This series had so many storylines and they were all different genres. The storyline I enjoyed the most is the wealthy family’s wedding with Susan Tse. That storyline was really good and I really enjoyed it. The episodes about the Indian family were also very interesting too. It’s very different from other storylines and shows a traditional Indian wedding rather than a Chinese one.
This series has so many different storylines and the themes of each storyline are very wide and varied. There are different types of weddings and many couples paired up in this series. The cast is so big too. I really enjoyed the different storylines and some of them were just great to watch. Overall, this was a pretty good series. The ending was very dramatic and unpredictable with the death of King and Erica. That was totally unexpected and was very sad indeed. However, this series is definitely different in that it makes you laugh, cry, angry and happy. Some of the storylines were not as good as others but due to the diversity of the storylines, there will be one that would suit you.
Review written by Colly, a JayneStars.com contributing writer.