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蘭花刼 - Not a bad series so far

Not exactly a die hard fan of TVB series .. watch it on and off .. thought the first few episodes were going exceptionally slow .. But its been getting a lot more interesting .. Three siblings growing up in orphanage .. had separate lives .. now intertwining back together again in this women prison as the backdrop

Never thought So(yuk-wah) could be such a devil .. her character is the main plot .. how this murder took its twisting turns .. impacting lives and sisterhoods .. She's such a calculated and manipulative evil .. only looking out for her own interest .. and everyone else could be the sacrificial lamb ,, including her own sister

Now her oldest sister turned herself in again .. but we all know she's not going to be executed .. good person never dies in any TVB series .. But the question is .. will she be saved by Yin who had a backdoor deal with his rivalry for mayor .. who promised to pardon her to exchange Yin's backing out of the race? .. Or this deal might not work out?

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-08 23:21

eleung99
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Episode #12-13 .. sure enough .. hitman was hired .. mayor to be was dead .. the negotiated deal backfired .. and Tin will be executed as schedule .. no way out except going for prison break .. but turned herself in again .. this time Tong was locked up also

Episode #14 .. Prison break again .. succeeded .. doctor helped by tricking prison guards to search at the wrong place .. Thought gliding away with wooden coat hangers was hilarious .. but who cares .. can't question scrip writers' creativity .. Older inmate who tried to freed was caught .. she was tortured by prison headmaster .. but wouldn't expose their plan

But Tin turned themselves in again .. fearing for her friend's life .. nobody should question the plot .. but this was way too moronic to believe .. after all .. they all knew the risks for prison break .. anyone of them could be shot dead .. caught .. After so many prison breaks and turning ins .. we're losing counts .. this is getting a little too silly for my taste!

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-11 23:02

eleung99
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Agree. The drama and the acting team are fine, though the story line should be refined.

The second prison break and turn-in make little sense.

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-12 11:30

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#15 . yet another prison break .. 唐 was hurt .. 田 wasn't going to leave 唐 .. what? common sense prevailed .. 田 escaped herself .. to stay secretly in this hideout for 2 weeks .. BUT .. she snuck out to the church .. trying to get a glimpse of her son .. Was she freaking out of her mind?

Script don't have to make all the sense in the world .. we audience really are looking for good actings .. story lines .. reasonably plots connecting events from past to present .. But 田's presence at the church was beyond belief .. We all synthesise with her plight .. but not her extreme stupidity

蘇 played this self centred .. self serving evil sister .. couldn't wait to see 田's passing .. though she was only days from execution .. She absolutely succeeded to have us hating her .. In her mind .. she feels absolutely righteous .. didn't feel a bit sorry for her sisters .. especially 田 who was so willingly to save 蘇's life with her own .. I suspect 蘇's ending will be bad .. but that's episodes away

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-13 0:14

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#16 Yet another complete idiotic act from 田 .. 蘇 purposely injured her kid to smoke 田 out .. sure enough she tried to visit her son at the hospital .. fighting between 蘇 .. 田 .. and her mom ensued .. 蘇 committed another murder .. but 田 ended up losing her mind .. how convenient .. 蘇 simply changed the story as an accidental death

For a second .. thought 田 was faking her insanity to delay the execution .. Second thought .. she's probably not that cunning to pull it off .. 蘇 actually thought 田 could have been as calculated as herself .. but 田 was proven insane as she had no reaction upon hearing her son's life was threatened

Before the series started .. these dreamy thoughts of Yin's imaginary picture of happiness between the sisters .. and relatives .. was in fact the scenes I would have imagined in a typical fairy tale TVB series .. But it turned out to be conflicts and tragedies between 蘇 and her 2 sisters .. 蘇 blames everybody but herself .. what a twisted evil mind

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-13 23:12

eleung99
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#17 Murders are piling up quick .. though this time 蘇 tricked her father to get rid of her father-in-law .. not quite dead yet .. but in coma

Yin's plan of pardoning 田 was foiled .. as his wife threatened him to expose his mother's murdering the mayor to be or his rivalry

蘇 has been relentless .. trying to have her sister killed .. fearing her awakening from insanity might just cause her too much inconveniences

Doesn't seem to make too much sense .. as 蘇 was already immuned from any prosecution even if she's proven to be the murderer .. Double jeopardy law applies .. since she was already acquitted once

Good news finally .. no more prison break .. getting to see some real story lines and plots .. and indeed the plots are thickening

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-15 0:54

eleung99
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gd

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-15 11:14

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On the tranquilizer shot(s) she got from the other patient .. didn't quite kill her yet .. I suspect the additional shots in the future might just cure her insanity .. Just a wild guess on my part .. Anyway .. 田 is not going to die in the upcoming episodes .. how is she going to escape execution and how is she going to recover from insanity .. is anybody's guess

Other than the repeated 2 .. 3 .. 4 times prison breaks .. and 田's stupidity actions .. showing her face to cause troubles and death to others .. This series is getting interesting .. We couldn't wait to find out how and when 田 is going to avenge all the wrongs from 蘇 .. the next few episodes will have climatic events

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-15 18:16

eleung99
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#18 .. Knowing the avenging of 蘇 is coming .. never thought it would come so quickly .. locked up already in prison .. getting caught red handed .. trying to suffocate her father-in-law with pillow

蘇 always thought she could outsmarted everybody .. killing whoever's on her way to achieve comfort and opulent life style .. This latest killing finally came back to haunt her .. as Yin somehow figured it all out .. thought his conversation with 蘇's father was clever .. getting him to describe why and how he committed the killing

Moral of the story .. No matter how unfortunate her background was .. she can't justify all the evil actions .. trying to achieve her goal at all costs .. And some of the costs were illegal .. despicable .. even attempting to kill her own sister .. She cannot cover all her tracks forever .. eventually they'd be exposed

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-16 14:10

eleung99
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No episodes update??

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-17 10:40

玉骨賢
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#19 .. What a bombshell .. without consent of her mom .. 至凱 testified on behave of 蘇 .. backing up her excused of mercy killing of his father .. saving his once beloved wife who was pregnant

Fast forwarded 4 years .. both 蘇 and 唐 were out of the prison .. 蘇 had a disfigured face .. lucky to survive as 至凱's mom had a price on her head .. She's staying in homeless shelter .. even picking up a discarded bun on the street .. what a far cry from her glorious rich and famous days

田 coincidentally witnessed how saddened 蘇's life was .. knowing 田's history of empathy or stupidity .. she'd probably go out of her way to help 蘇 again .. despite of all the harms caused from 蘇 over the years .. Who know what's going to happen next? .. but trouble was brewing in the air ..

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-17 12:09

eleung99
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Agree

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-18 19:02

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#20 .. Troubling it was .. blood was thicker than water .. not only 田 was helping 蘇 with $ .. she went out of her way to help 蘇 to rekindle relationship with her son .. Indirectly causing 唐's tragic death on the bloody hands of 蘇 .. how desperate it was for 唐 knowing her end was near

It does seem to leave bitter taste in our mouths .. Why 田 didn't learn her lessons after all these years .. 唐 didn't have to die .. it did seem so cruel for the script to end her that way .. for a second we thought maybe white knight doctor would save her .. the rest was happy history in England

Justice seemed to have served on 蘇’s death .. But turned out to be sad ending for more ways than one ..A saddening homeless life for 蘇 would have been a harsher sentence for her than death ..And 田 would forever bearing the guilt of causing 唐's life

Wish the scrip would flip to have 唐 marring her long time loyal doctor and 田 to die at 蘇’s hand .. would have been a more fitting end ..after all ..stupidity killed

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-19 16:58

eleung99
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Justice would have served to let 沛湖 to have a saddening .. aimless .. homeless life .. more like a life sentence of disfigured face with no hope in sight .. Would have been painful for her to live than to die .. craving over the opulent and luxurious life style she once had .. And 蘇菲 could have had a story book ending in England .. instead of dying so bitterly .. so unfortunate .. so painful

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-19 23:24

eleung99
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There is no right or wrong ending .. TVB scrip writers exercised .. freedom of expression .. though in the form of drama series

BUT .. thought the series could have extended to 25 episodes .. why didn't
至凱 never remarried? .. what happened to the mayor (Yin)? .. Weren't they two of the main male characters?

江麗雅 .. what a controversial character .. she’s supposed to be the good guy .. a protective big sister .. always looking out for others .. especially her own sisters’ welfare .. BUT her repeated acts of stupidity ended up pissing off most of the audiences

Why in the world she would gave $ to沛湖 .. and helped her to reunited with her son? .. didn’t she know after all these years .. what she’s capable of .. Causing 蘇菲’ s tragic death at the bloody hands of 沛湖 .. what a heart broken scene!

發表於 Posted on: 2017-06-20 15:09

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