TVB’s Life After Death <那些我愛過的人>, which premieres Monday, is highly anticipated for several reasons: it doesn’t have a typical TVB cast, it is produced by My Unfair Lady’s <不懂撒嬌的女人> Kwan Shu-ming (關樹明), and it stars Frankie Lam (林文龍), who is now the vice president of TVB’s once rival, ATV. Another striking feature is that the drama is Priscilla Wong’s (黃翠如) first Hong Kong comeback in three years—her last TVB drama that aired locally was 2017’s Heart and Greed <溏心風暴3>.
Life After Death is a romance-driven story that centers on a vehicle accident. Similar slice-of-life romance series tend to win over the public’s affection, much like Kwan’s last series My Unfair Lady, and the more recent Wonder Women <多功能老婆>.
In addition to its genre, the refreshing supporting cast—Mark Ma (馬貫東), Shiga Lin (連詩雅), Chloe So (蘇皓兒), Kyle Li (李任燊), and Zeno Koo (顧定軒)—adds more diversity to the otherwise stagnant regulars of TVB dramas. Life After Death is Mark’s first major role apart from Lo and Behold <愛·回家之開心速遞>. Both Kyle and Zeno are film actors. Life After Death is Chloe’s first TVB drama.
Another interesting point is Priscilla Wong, who has been conspicuously absent from the TVB Anniversary Award predictions since 2016’s Two Steps From Heaven <幕後玩家>. If all the cards are played right, Life After Death could be the drama that will put Priscilla back in the running for TV Queen this year.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.