Producer Praises Kalok Chow’s Performance in “Your Highness”
Since winning 2019 TVB Best Supporting Actor, Kalok Chow (周嘉洛) has received an abundance of opportunities and more significant roles in mainstream dramas. With five dramas lined up to air this year, the 26-year-old actor is looking at a year of high visibility, exposure, and potential breakthrough in his career. One of these dramas is comedy wuxia series, Your Highness (痞子殿下), which is Kalok’s first role as main lead.
Premiering on August 1, the drama also stars Jeannie Chan (陳瀅) JW (王灝兒), Brian Chu (朱敏瀚), Jonathan Cheung (張頴康), Raymond Cho (曹永廉), May Chan (陳嘉佳), Hugo Ng (吳岱融), and Mayanne Mak (麥美恩).
The storyline never takes itself too seriously, but revolves around Kalok, who is the Fourth Prince of the Yusheng Kingdom. Falling out of favor, he is ordered to marry Jeannie, who is a princess from another territory. The duo are attacked while traveling to their wedding destination and falls into the lake, causing them to lose their memories. They end up lost in a dodgy town with townspeople made up of crooks and delinquents.
Fortunately, they are taken in under the wing of an established escort bureau, where they meet Brian, JW, and Jonathan. Throughout their day-to-day lives and attempts to find out who they are, the group go on many adventures and hilarious experiences.
Stepping out of TVB’s safe, but boring archetype in recent years, Your Highness adds many modern twists and slapstick humor for comedic effect which is influenced by Stephen Chow‘s (周星驰) trademark style. Producer Andy Chan (陳耀全) is full of praises for Kalok’s spontaneous humor and emotional range. Additionally, Jeannie will also be stepping out of her comfort zone by portraying a tomboy with martial arts skills.
The drama also pays tribute to the station’s 60 veteran artistes, who make appearances as villagers with distinct personalities in each episode.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.
finally a wuxia series, looking forward to it
This series has some pretty mediocre acting and production at times it felt intentional? its actually quite fun and charming, reminds me of Stephen Chow movies
It’s his voice & some of his mannerisms – very Stephen Chow. I’m surprisingly also watching, but finding it difficult to push through. Some of the acting is very dramatic (intended I hope?) to show satire. But it’s so cartoonish that I’m not sure how to feel.
Honestly speaking, which newcomer in the HK acting industry did not imitate the Legendary King of Comedy Stephen Chow one way or the other? Nicky Cheung did. Johnson Lee tried and now this kalok dude but none ever come close. I watched this series for 15mins and decided it’s not for me. too comical and exaggerated acting. didn’t want to waste my time!
Weakest link is JW as far as acting but it is her first drama. The exaggeration overpowers the comedic timing.
Honorable mentions: Hugo Ng, Jonathan Cheung, and Kalok Chow and in that order. Jeannie did well in Boss and Beauty, comedy/romance. True comedy is not her forte.
TVB dramas are a total waste of time nowadays! After starting to watch Korean dramas and China productions, I find TVB dramas so weak in almost every department! From storyline to acting!! never bother ever since!
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