TVB’s “Shades of Life” Reflects Hong Kong Society
New TVB drama Shades of Life <我們的天空> will premiere on Sunday, July 20. Produced by Franklin Wong (黃華麒) at 12 episodes, the drama will be aired during the weekends. Shades of Life features 12 unrelated stories that depict the life struggles of ordinary Hong Kong citizens. The style of the series is similar to the long-running RTHK television series, Below the Lion Rock <獅子山下>, one of Hong Kong’s most treasured and classic television productions.
Oceane Zhu: “Same Root”
Oceane Zhu (朱璇) will be starring in the second episode, “Same Root”. She will be portraying a mainland Chinese immigrant who courageously faces a new life in Hong Kong with her daughter. As a mainlander herself, Oceane said she absolutely understood what her character was going through at the time, including culture clashes that lead to misunderstandings.
One of Oceane’s most memorable scenes was when she had to take her daughter back to their hometown in mainland China. Oceane choked back sobs and said, “Seeing my daughter courageously break through English barriers, it tells me that I also must work hard to face my life.”
Ben Wong: “Influence Life with Life”
Ben Wong (黃智賢) will be starring in the third episode, Extraordinary Principal, a story about poor, low-income students. Portraying a school principal, Ben’s character is a generous man with great hopes. In an effort to change the fate of poor students, he spends most of his time volunteering as a teacher in poor communities.
“It’s hard to clap with one hand after all. We need to influence life with life,” said Ben.
Source: Oriental Daily
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