Starring Chilam Cheung (張智霖), Tavia Yeung (楊茜堯), Him Law (羅子溢), Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Lynn Hung (熊黛林), and Rain Lee (李彩樺), family power struggle drama Modern Dynasty <家族榮耀> premiered in January on TVB and Youku. Boasting a big budget with extravagant sets, Modern Dynasty dazzles visually as it follows the intense power struggles within the Ma family, one of the business giants in Hong Kong.
It begins with the sensational weddings of two brothers Ma Yaozu (Raymond Wong) and Ma Yaotang (Him Law) marrying pageant beauties Zhen Xin (Tavia Yeung) and Jia Luoyi (Rain Lee) respectively on the same day. While everyone is full of smiles at the wedding, there are hidden rivalries, revenge schemes, and even a forbidden love affair ready to tear the family apart.
Zhen Xin ambitiously strives to gain the highest family power at the expense of those closest to her, while Luoyi waits for the right moment to execute her revenge plan.
Meanwhile, other members of the Ma family carry their own agenda. Ma Zhanhong (Chilam Cheung) betrays the family while seeking revenge. Ma Shihong (Henry Yu 于洋) also holds a dark family secret that no one knows.
The drama marks the first time in 10 years where real-life couple Him and Tavia reunite on screen. However, Tavia portrays Him’s sister-in-law in the drama but they do share screen time together as they fight for their own interests in the same family.
Conceived by former TVB producer Tommy Leung (梁家樹), Modern Dynasty falls back on familiar tropes and conventional plot twists in the genre. At 30 episodes, the melodrama does not exhaust itself and is still worth catching for its big stars.
“Modern Dynasty” Trailer
Source: Sing Tao
This article is written Minna for JayneStars.com.