TVB’s last two anniversary dramas for 2015, Lord of Shanghai <梟雄> and With or Without You <東坡家事>, premiered to positive reactions on Monday, October 26. Lord of Shanghai pulled in an average viewership rating of 26 points, while With or Without You averaged 25 points.
Lord of Shanghai, which stars Anthony Wong (黃秋生), Kent Tong (湯鎮業), and Wayne Lai (黎耀祥), is an epic story about three business tycoons from Shanghai during the 1930’s. With high production value, strong cast, and a thrilling script, the series is raking in extremely positive reactions from viewers. Producer Amy Wong (王心慰) said she is very proud of the series, calling it one of her best productions to-date. She believes that the ratings of Lord of Shanghai will increase in time.
Wayne Lai shared that he has received many positive messages from his friends and colleagues when the first episode of Lord of Shanghai premiered, all praising the drama’s engaging story and gripping plot. “Now that people are talking about the first episode, hopefully the ratings will continue to increase,” said Wayne.
With or Without You, starring Bobby Au-yeung (歐陽震華) and Joey Meng (萬綺雯), is also garnering positive reviews. The comedy drama about the Song Dynasty poet Su Tung-po is light-hearted and funny. Many viewers praised the drama’s visual direction and stunning scenery.
Joey Meng said, “25 points is a good start. Hopefully it’ll go higher!” Vincent Wong (王浩信) also expressed his confidence in the ratings, saying, “It’s been a while since the audiences have seen Bobby on TV, so hopefully it’ll continue to be a success!”
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.