Synoposis of “House of Harmony and Vengeance”

By on April 26, 2012 in NEWS, TV Dramas

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TVB will air new comedy, House of Harmony and Vengeance <耀舞長安> on April 30th in Hong Kong. Starring Bobby Au Yeung (欧阳震华), Myolie Wu (胡杏儿), Linda Chung (钟嘉欣), and Evergreen Mak (麦长青), the drama will center around imperial dancers and musicians in the Tang Dynasty. A case of amnesia led to switched identities, misplaced romantic intentions, and palace intrigue!

The Tang Dynasty was one of imperial China’s most prosperous periods, in which the arts flourished. The royal family particularly enjoyed a good dance and music performance. Thus, a prestigious competition was held to find talented individuals in the arts.  The winner will be granted a title of “Princess” by the Emperor. The instructor who procured the winning talent will be bestowed with imperial recognition and immense wealth.

A street muscian wanted for murder, Bobby Au Yeung, assumes the identity of an Imperial Music Bureau official (Evergreen Mak) to preserve his safety. Due to his partial amnesia, Evergreen forgot about his imperial post and instead, finds a job as a kitchen chef.

Enjoying his newfound wealth, Bobby was afraid that he will soon be found out to be an imposter and lose his life. One lie leads to another lie. Bobby sets out to break off his engagement with Evergreen’s betrothed bride, Linda Chung, afraid that his identity will otherwise be found out.

However, Linda decides to join the Imperial Music Bureau to train for the upcoming national music and dance competition in order to get closer to her fiance, whom she mistakens to be Bobby Au Yeung. Linda befriends Myolie Wu, a fellow dancer in the Imperial Music Bureau. The “sworn sisters” are also rivals in love and on court; will Bobby break the women’s friendship beyond repair?

Due to Bobby assuming Evergreen’s identity, a confusing love rectangle of unclear romantic relationships develop. Evergreen slowly regains his memories, realizing who he truly is and Bobby’s farce. The stakes rise as the national music and dance competition draws close, in which the foursome are eager to demonstrate their individual talents before the royal family…. Who will emerge as the final winner? Will they be able to all live in harmony and find happiness?

Watch Trailer of “House of Harmony and Vengeance”!

Source: Techweb.com.cn

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Jayne: Another spin on the classic “The Prince and the Pauper” theme. Fortunately, Bobby did not portray twins and did not pose as the Emperor. The theme sounds to be overdone, in which a rags-to-riches story results from the convenient plot device of amnesia and haphazard luck. Seriously, a lot of coincidence in the chain of events. This one may require a lot of suspension in belief from the audience.

Romantically, the leading men, Bobby and Evergreen, look more like “goofy” elder brothers than romantic partners for Myolie and Linda. Will audiences watch this and root for the “good sisters” to dump the men, hanging onto their friendship instead? No man should come between a woman’s BFF! 🙂

39 comments to Synoposis of “House of Harmony and Vengeance”

  1. Addy says:

    I’m not expecting much for this story, but the theme (dancing) and the clothes look very pretty. I’m frankly more interested in that, lol.

    The supporting characters (Sire, Yoyo, Angela, JJ, etc.) sound more interesting than the main characters.

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  2. Fox says:

    I wanna see JJ’s dancing scenes. She is a good dancer.

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  3. Hannahh says:

    REALLY LOOKING FORWARD FOR THIS NEW SERIES! ALL MY FAV CASTS IN ONE!

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      You should look for more than just the cast in any series…

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  4. Daisy says:

    I’m actually looking forward to the supporting cast on this show instead of the main ones.
    Can’t wait to see Yoyo, Sire, JJ, And Grace!!

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  5. sandcherry says:

    I don’t think highly of Myolie’s acting for a role in ancient drama series. She is okay in modern series, but not in ancient …. the way she speaks and acts.

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  6. Vivien says:

    Evergreen’s second lead character is the character abandoned by Moses to his already dead coffee shop LOL

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  7. Vivien says:

    The clothes look colourful and pretty and I love dancing.

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  8. lol says:

    This series look fresh as an ancient TVB series

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  9. Hannah says:

    Myolie and Linda are better in modern series.

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  10. moses says:

    Why not TVB cast younger actor for this drama ,i don’t mind Bobby the main lead but why fat guy Evergreen Mak in lead too ,why not start younger actor like Benjamin Yuen ,Ron Ng ,Sammuel Chan ,Kenneth Ma ,Edwin Siu ,Raymond Lam etc.. in this drama ?
    Since some many young actress in this drama ,why pair them with older guy ?no young man lead in this drama,Jayne?

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    • anoninhk replied:

      i wish there was a younger lead actor too, but it looks like oscar leung is the only one and he’s not exactly eye candy.

      as for why they cast evergreen, since bobby is assuming evergreen’s identity, the 2 leads have to be around the same age. benjamin, edwin and raymond, etc. are simply too young to be convincing.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        “as for why they cast evergreen, since bobby is assuming evergreen’s identity, the 2 leads have to be around the same age. benjamin, edwin and raymond, etc. are simply too young to be convincing.” ……. agree. But both of them are too old for Myolie and Linda.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        If they cast Bobby Au Yeung (who is 50 years old), the producer should get some female artistes, like Elena Kong, Jessica Husan, or Kenix Kwok, more mature female artistes. It does not look convincing and compatible for those rather old guys to pair up with those young ladies.

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      • Kidd replied:

        William Chak is also in the series. He’s an eye-candy too.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        In real life, Bobby Au Yeung (age 50) can be Linda Chung’s (age 28) father and Myolie Wu’s (age 32) uncle.

        Evergreen Mak is 44 years old, still too old for Linda or Myolie.

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      • sandcherry replied:

        It would be good to pair Bobby Au Yeung with Sheren Tang.

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      • josie replied:

        If the real mccoy was much better looking, the girls probably wouldn’t stay w/ bobby the impostor. But since the men look about the same, bobby’s personality wins out.

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Well actors and actresses often have to portray characters that are either younger or older than them, so it is not a surprise. However, they should look young for example if they were to play someone younger than them.

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    • Addy replied:

      For their defense defense, if you consider marriage back in the old days, big age gaps aren’t uncommon.

      Also, apparently Makbau replaced Moses Chan, and TVB also considered Bowie Lam for the role before giving it to Makbau. Makbau was fresh out of No Regrets fame when receiving the role, so I’m not at all surprised.

      Bobby and Makbau are more similar in age and statue, so that makes the story a bit more believable…

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    • Fox replied:

      Considering the storyline, it isn’t too hard to blv. I don’t have any problem with it, actually the odd pairing is quite interesting. Why all the time must be Benjamin Yuen ,Ron Ng ,Sammuel Chan ,Kenneth Ma ,Edwin Siu ,Raymond Lam etc.

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      • Vivien replied:

        why can’t it be Ben Yuen and William Chak? TVB need more eye candies! Ben is good for a newcomer in THC and I heard WC is good too in ST although its his first series!

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      • Fox replied:

        Lolz, I’m repeating the list of moses. I have no problem to watch Benjamin and William.

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  11. Amy says:

    I love Bobby!

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  12. Bonnie says:

    To be fair, I do like Bobby and Evergreen as actors. However, I agree with the general sentiment that this series is lacking in male eye candy! Perhaps TVB reallyreally wants us to focus on the girls and their beautiful costumes this time around.

    Also lamenting the big age disparity between the male and female leads. Bobby is 50 already, while the female leads are only in their early 30s! If only such a large age difference could exist between an older woman and younger man on television… it would only seem fair! But alas, I would venture that no one would even want to see that series.

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  13. Khanh says:

    Linda and Myolie are only good in modern not ancient. Especially Linda she should stay away from ancient, she had just a modern face.

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    • Vivien replied:

      Agreed. The costumes pretty but Myolie and Linda not convincing as ancient people LOL

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  14. Kidd says:

    From the synopsis, Evergreen’s role seems to be big. In fact, his character sounds like the lead character (although I’m sure the first billing is Bobby). I’m happy for Evergreen. Even if he’s not first lead, at least, he’s 2nd lead or co-lead. He has not been lead since ‘To Love With No Regrets’. What he drop of first lead to 2nd lead in ‘To Love’. During filming time, the news was Evergreen playing the lead. He purposely slim down for the role. But, when the series came out, Bosco became lead.

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    • Grace replied:

      I’ve got a feeling Evergreen will be getting more meaty roles from now on.
      He seems to be on good terms with Eric Tsng since the CNY movie. That’ll do wonders for one’s career.
      Plus he’s good.

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  15. NX says:

    I have no problem with uncle-niece pairing, as long as there is no going-to-be-40 aunties playing 18. It makes my eyes hurts.

    Bobby and Makbau is comfortable to look at.

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  16. bee7 says:

    is it just me or the way linda speaks in this drama is extremely pretentious?

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    • Kidd replied:

      Nothing’s wrong with the way Linda speak.

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  17. mulder99 says:

    if its really funny, then i may rate, but otehr wise looks pretty lame

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  18. iampheng says:

    My fave actor in this series is Bobby…well he is my fave TVB actor period lol so I will be anticipating this series!

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    • Grace replied:

      Love Bobby & Myolie too!!!!!
      Cant wait!

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    • lol replied:

      Surprisingly I like Evergreen more in this series than Bobby.

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      • lol replied:

        Linda Chung is still linda. She looks miscast in here

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  19. lol says:

    Myolie and Evergreen has great chemistry and this series isn’t bad at all..

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  20. HeTieShou says:

    The costumes and everything looks nice and the story actually doesn’t seem too bad. I think Moses really missed out…

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