Flora Chan Returns in “Watch Out, Boss”
Filmed in 2015, Watch Out, Boss <波士早晨> will be airing on February 12. The TVB drama stars Ben Wong (黃智賢), Flora Chan (陳慧珊), Tony Hung (洪永城), Ali Lee (李佳芯), Waise Lee (李子雄), Candace Chiu (趙希洛), and Steven Cheung (張致恒).
Though originally slated to air in 2016, the drama was shelved due to the alleged politics between TVB upper management. The drama will finally see the light of day, as it is scheduled to take over The Forgotten Valley’s (平安谷之詭谷傳說) timeslot. The comedic modern office drama will explore office politics and relationships, which many white collar workers can relate to.
Flora and Ben portray a divorced couple. When Ben gets a new job as one of the bosses at the company Flora works for, Flora makes a pact with Ben to keep their past romantic history under wraps. As a boss, Ben is outwardly smiling, but is actually calculative and conniving on the inside. This is quite a big change from his usual straightforward and righteous characters. On his character, Ben ssaid, “I say a lot of nasty things and exasperate the usually professional and very cool Flora. When I first enter the office as the boss, I fire a lot of people, so everyone feels that I am a jerk.”
Since Flora is known to be someone rather difficult to work with due to her serious demeanor and high expectations, did Ben have a hard time during filming? He said, “Flora really does have high expectations about performing her role well. Before we film a scene, we would clearly talk through how the scene will play out before filming. All that hard work is just for the benefit of the series.”
In the drama, Flora portrays a super secretary who is extremely loyal, professional, and proficient at her job. This causes a rift between her and another secretary, Candice, who is lazy and incompetent. The two of them originally both worked under Waise, but Candice was transferred to work under the demanding Ben. Due to her poor work ethic, Candace is often scolded by Ben and has many crying scenes. Candice said, “When I see Ben now, I still call him boss! All of my tears in the drama were real. I didn’t use any eye drops!”
Ali also portrays a secretary, but gets away with many things due to her attractiveness. She attracts the attention of many male colleagues in the office, who often helps her complete her work. Though she uses her looks to charm many male coworkers, all she really wants is find true love. She falls in love with the handsome playboy boss in the office, Tony, only to find out later that Tony is married and she is a third party. Ali said, “Portraying my character was a lot of fun. There were many scenes about secretaries gossiping. It was very entertaining.”
“Watch Out, Boss” Trailer
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.
First glimpse of first episode, Flora looks far too old and haggard to lead and this was a couple of years ago. TVB should have kept this locked up in the warehouse.
@jimmyszeto well time can beat anything. She is getting older now but the talent is still there. Rather watch her than miss HK nowadays who actually read the lines in front of the camera.
wow filmed in 2015. i gonna give it a shot for Flora.
Not a fan of Flora. When I see her I always think she’s a man in drag.
Flora looked aged even in M Club series, which I looked forward but was disappointed how little screen time she had. That being said, I definitely look forward seeing Flora in this series. This is not an idol series. She doesn’t need to be young and sexy. She just needs to act well, something she always does IMO. Also it seems to have good cast: her, Ben and Waise. Woot!
I don’t plan on watching this but I’m curious to see if the rumors are true about TVB cutting the series down to 15 episodes in order to cut out as many of Flora’s scenes as possible. If they did cut, then not worth watching at all, especially if the story no longer makes sense.
Flora looks every year of her 47years age and it would be extremely sickly to watch her in any romantic scenes. The first episode of her in a wedding dress was already tough to view. I don’t agree that decent acting can fully overcome serious aging. It wasn’t long ago when people here were moaning that Joey Meng was trying to act as a young character when Joey looks good. This is much more extreme.
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