“Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” to Be Made into Trilogy?

By on May 27, 2013 in TV Dramas

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Reports surfaced that TVB producer Chong Wai Kin (莊偉健) is planning to turn TVB drama, Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles <名媛望族> into a trilogy centering around the lives of the Chung family.

The drama broadcast to fair ratings last December, and a mainland Chinese media outlet reported that two more series will be filmed for the Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles line-up. The second series will be set in the war times and tells the story of how the Chung family will come together after being separated in the first part. The third installment will still revolve the Chung family, but the setting will be the financial crisis in 2012. There was no mention of the cast.

Netizens React Heatedly

The report of the Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles trilogy generated much attention from netizens, who were quick to discuss the cast. While several netizens demanded that Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) should not be cast in the sequel, another declared that he will only watch if Tavia Yeung (楊怡) appears in the new series. Some wondered if Adam Cheng (鄭少秋) and Angie Chiu (趙雅芝) may appear in the new series.

There are even more who questioned the need for sequels. “The ratings for Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles is average. Why make a sequel” and another added, “The ending is good enough. Don’t continue anymore.”

Credibility of Source

Having said that, the credibility of the report is greatly questioned. Putting aside the average ratings, the drama was criticized for its poorly written storyline and bad editing. Newcomer Rebecca Zhu was also highly criticized for her poor acting. With the lukewarm response from the viewers, a sequel, not to mention two series, may be too risky for TVB to take on now.

Source: Apple Daily

This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.

63 comments to “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” to Be Made into Trilogy?

  1. 939393 says:

    Make it less long-winded and it would be a good series. I’ve no qualms about Rebecca’s acting. She did a pretty decent job as a first-timer.

    A sequel might be possible. Some of the casts of the series including Damien, tavia and Kenneth are coming to Genting, Malaysia for a show under the name of the series. This is to test the water perhaps??

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    • Kidd replied:

      I was surprised when I heard the announcement on radio that the cast will come to Malaysia to do a stage version of ‘Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles’. It was out of nowhere and so sudden. I was thinking maybe SSSS will be airing in Astro or something. So, they come to promote.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Should be that reason since SSSS has yet to show on Wah Lai Toi and has it been a year? Should be that reason.

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      • 939393 replied:

        Astro wah lai toi will usually air series after one year of its release, so that’s another 5 months more, too early to promote.

        Also, when artistes come to Malaysia to promote, it’s usually prior to some award ceremony (eg, the Astro on demand awards) and it was held in some random shopping mall, free of charge, not a big scale event such as the one that’s going to be held in genting where tickets are priced as high as rm800.

        Also, it’s quite unreasonable for the casts to come here to promote in this manner because the series has already been aired in Astro on demand.

        Still figuring out the reason behind that event.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Maybe just any excuse for promotion? And since there is a price to it, I think it is a proper stage show, like those concerts often held overseas?

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      • 939393 replied:

        Yeap it’s a proper stage show. But it’s odd that they thought about this idea in the first place. Is Ssss such a hit in Malaysia?

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        I think you can say a success as in moderate I suppose. That sort of story is very popular in Malaysia amongst older generations.

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  2. Hippo says:

    Even crap series get sequels… eh no 2 sequels. Really?

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    I can’t even stand one series and now you want to make a trilogy?!?!?!

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    • Veejay replied:

      maybe make the story different than part I, for eg. Kenneth n Tavia pairing..

      Also, I agree with the netizens to not cast Rebecca in the trilogy!!

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Then that’s not a sequel is it? Because sequels mean it has tie in to the 1st series. Why not just say different series, same cast?

        And what the hell is wrong with TVB these days. Their stories are either too complicated or so darn simple or very schizophrenic. I am bored.

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      • chloe replied:

        there’s an easier way if you’re fed up with tvb: don’t watch their dramas then.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Which is why I stopped watching after a few episodes. You mean I can’t rant issit?

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      • chloe replied:

        Well, you did say that you were tired of their storylines and that you were bored.

        That’s just a suggestion since the current dramas aren’t your cup of tea. Move onto better things and don’t watch it then =P

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    • cloud9 replied:

      Maybe TVB wanna test water by making announcement, seeing the public reaction I’m sure they will pull back

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  4. Puff says:

    I think series one was dragged out too much. I got bored after a while and fast forwarded a lot!

    I can see ho a trilogy would work, but they need t tighten the story line and cast better. Tavia paired with Damon absolutely didn’t work. But Tavia acted well. Rebecca was competent for her first big gig, but was lacklustre. Kenneth Ma was at times wooden in his acting.

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    • yeungforlife replied:

      well said

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  5. miriamfanz says:

    Sure, why not make something to try to break Beauty at War’s records?

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    • yeungforlife replied:

      what if SSSS’s sequel turned out like “Beauty & war” and “War &Beauty”?

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    • cloud9 replied:

      miriamfanz,

      Vincent Wong on the SSSS 1 received 14 slaps in a row by Damian, maybe SSSS 2 he gonna break record by getting 28 slaps until his mother can’t recognize him

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      • yeungforlife replied:

        hahaha lol well said

        hahahaha I can’t get over it

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  6. neo says:

    this serie sucks and they are making a trilogy of this? come on tvb is really running out of ideas now,no wonder their best actors/actress are leaving one by one.

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    • huongg replied:

      Agree.

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  7. ph7 says:

    are the clothings new? haha

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    • yeungforlife replied:

      hahahaha lol

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  8. Angela says:

    Seriously….No thanks.

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  9. Sophie says:

    I personally don’t this news is true at all but they shouldn’t create any more sequels. They should come up with new ideas such as HOG, moonlight resonance. these dramas were quite popular and had a lasting impression

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    • Clementine replied:

      If it was ‘new ideas’ like HOG and moonlight res. it wouldnt be new ideas then lol. If they come up with something similar to these breakthrough series, then it will only be compared to HOG and MR.

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      • Sophie replied:

        It’s the viewers who keeps on comparing series to series. It’s a common thing. Even creating new dramas and ideas, people would still compare it to American series.

        Viewers need to stop comparing dramas. I am only saying that if they create a drama that is close to family (sorta similar to MR, HOG), it may be a successful drama.

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  10. skinnymocha says:

    A show about the upper crust, the second set during war time, the third centred on a financial crisis. It’s like Downton Abbey all over again. At least DA was decent before it went downhill, but this… this show has nothing to stand on.

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  11. Felicity says:

    *Yawnnn*……

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  12. TN1 says:

    If its true add more opera plz yea not just simply the only phrase Hong Zigwan used like daomadan, mann!!!!!

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  13. Kidd says:

    The trilogy could work it tighten the storyline and don’t just focus on the love fight. The struggle of a big family is old era is interesting to watch.

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    • sally replied:

      Agreed.
      Also the similar big family plot lines like HOG and MR, will surely enhance the storyline. Add-in newcomers preferably from their acting class to let us discover new gems.

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      • Akira replied:

        Agreed with Sally.

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  14. yeungforlife says:

    Yay!!!!!

    triple tavia!!!!!!!!

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  15. yeungforlife says:

    if TVB wants to make a trilogy of SSSS, replace Rebecca with Oceane

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    • yeungforlife replied:

      and please, don’t put Christine or Eliza in. They’ll wreck it!!!!1

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      • yeungforlife replied:

        and don’t team Tavia with Damien.

        I couldn’t eat my dinner when I was watching Damien “going out” with his young daughter-like wives

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      • yxm replied:

        I agree! They seem to be in everything. Also tavia with damien was really gross. I second that eating dinner part while watching lol

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      • Puff replied:

        Agree! Can’t stand Christine and Eliza. They keep popping up everywhere.

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  16. nyny says:

    this show sucked, why would they want to make sequels?!!!!

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  17. sally says:

    It will definitely interesting (to me) if they make the trilogy into generations of lawyers.
    Conflicts, consciences and struggles in their professional and family life…

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  18. H says:

    If the 1st one was executed better maybe it WOULD be a good idea.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      Yea, but they can still make some good series based on the same ideas. However, maybe write a new story instead of have new sequals.

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  19. lol says:

    this series started off pretty good but then boring 40 ep series are too long sometimes

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  20. Sheena says:

    The ending is lousy. Tavia should not be given Award for Best Actress. Sad that she overdo her face that one cannot hold long.

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  21. milktea says:

    I didn’t even watch past 5 episodes. One of those crap dramas.

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  22. Mazeltov says:

    I def do not enjoy this drama.Oddly, my mom loves this drama..xx

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  23. aloha:) says:

    this show isn’t boring but I don’t want a sequel. What’s wrong with the ending? nothing. It’s perfectly fine… ~(*+﹏+*)~

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  24. joiesplashes says:

    I think rebecca zhu did quite well as a first timer.

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  25. Ric says:

    I didn’t really enjoy SSSS but I think it would be interesting if they do do a trilogy. Even though I didn’t like watching SSSS, I would be interested in seeing how the family changes throughout the trials of time.

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  26. UNI says:

    I wouldn’t mind if they did it but in a different time period. Like ROSEY BUSINESS. Maintain a similar cast but certain mediocre actors like Rebecca need to stay out. I would love to see one set in ANCIENT CHINA.. not MING dynasty (MAINLAND CHINA has enough of those period dramas)

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      That is a good idea if they did one in ancient China, like in the Tang dynasty or something. I wonder if they will ever make a series during the 3 ancient dynasties?? That would be interesting.

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  27. sophia says:

    I like this serie.
    Angie Chiu yay.

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      It would be great to see Angie come back and film since I have not seen her in a long time and really miss seeing her.

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  28. huongg says:

    Trilogy? OMG!! Please help, help!!

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  29. rebecca fanbase says:

    Those who say that Rebecca Chu cannot act should seriously take a look at their own words and be more fair, and point the same that Aimee Chan is worse than her, despite all the opportunities given and all the juicy roles provided to her.

    Rebecca is ‘good’ for a first timer.

    Which fresh graduate can do a good job on his first assignment? You clowns have been ‘fresh grads’ before and many still are!

    BTW, that Charlene Ah Sa of Twins, after more than 10 years in show business still cannot act, she either plays dumb, naive, cute or downright silly in all her roles. Why nobody ever criticizes her?
    Its really annoying to see her ‘stunts’..

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    • Akira replied:

      Agree.

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    • Primrose replied:

      Rebecca was not good in her first acting role. BUT she was way way way better than Christine and Eliza.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        She is no way way way better, she is just probably you can say different category of terrible. Eliza however is way way way better than those 2.

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      • Primrose replied:

        I don’t agree. Rebecca’s first role as Siu Yau was more challenging and required a wider range of emotions than Eliza’s first role of Heung Heung in DID. Rebecca performed much better. I actually cried when she confessed to her MIL about why she wanted to run off with Muk Shui.

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  30. Larry 3 says:

    It would be good idea if they speak broken English in all eps.

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