Netizens Lamented Steven Ma leaving the nest, highly praised Daddy Good Deeds much better than other melodramatic ( dog blood) series.
Daddy Good Deeds, just by its name already know it would be a lighthearted series, its story imbued with strong familial love, suitable for viewing for both young and old, and absolutely delightful. Within the series, there are the light-hearted humor as well as touching and meaningful details, making the viewing both pleasurable and moving. It's been a long time since I laughed out loud with such spontaneity - this was the general sentiment from the viewing public - this credit should be given to the "flourishing familial love" (亲情当旺).
Ha Yu can be dubbed the 'TV King level' father. His portrayals of father in his series are all deeply rooted in viewers' hearts, furthermore, most of his characters are of that of a Mr. Nice guy. This time portraying a pawn shop owner, "2nd grand uncle" (yee shuk gong), Ha Yu's role, truth be told, is very similar to his previous "24 hr daddy" roles as it did not depart much from his past characters thus giving off a similar vibe of being "Ha Yu still the same old Ha Yu" kind of feeling, hence, lacking novelty. Even though his role did not have a big breakthrough it was still very well received by the audience. Conversely, if one day Ha Yu suddenly becomes a ruthless villain, the audience may not be able to accept it.
Steven Ma-Linda Chung this pairing, for the audience can be said to be ultra affectionately familiar beyond familiar. From "Virtue of Harmony 2" to "A Journey of Life" to "A Watchdog's Tale" to "Ghost Writer", their pairing as a couple cannot be more familiar to us. As soon as we found out that they were in the same series, we knew they would be a pair, and even wish they were a real couple in real life. The tacit understanding between them is undoubtedly there. Hence even if they did not start off as lovers, the audience have already waited for them to get hook up together.
Coincidentally, this time they also started off disliking each other, which inadvertently evoked the association to A Journey called life, which also have the story sequence of them starting off as "if not rivals will not meet" except this time their personalities of their characters are reversed. This time, Linda is no longer the rebellious delinquent but a brave female cop, and Steven is no longer that serious, but a rather frivolous and not well grounded character, even a bit of an opportunist, as Fatt Dat gor holding down several jobs. From his hairstyle to every one of his encounters, they are permeated with humor. It can be said that this series enabled Steven to fledge his comedic ability to its fullest; his each and every gesture or movement, his eye expressions all very well done, as he successfully brought to life this very cute and adorable Fatt Dat gor image on screen. And as to Steven's first collaboration with 'veteran green leaf' Chow Chung as father and son, their relationship scenes are also very funny as well as moving. In the series, the father acts like a kid, conversely, the son has to protect him. This kind of father-son relationship evoke empathy from the viewers, even more so, evoking the feeling of how precious familial love is.
As to Nancy Wu and Evergreen, this is not their first time collaboration in a series, prior to this, in the Rosy Business and No Regrets series, they have already left a deep impression on the viewers. But this was their first time pairing as a couple. Their pairing provides a fresher feel to the series. When 'Hoi Tong' (RB) meets 'Fei Fang gor' (NR) in this characters transcending series, there was no explosive romance but rather true love lacing ordinary everyday life.
The lines in the series for its characters are especially designed to be vividly jocular, be it Go Yi Man's (Ha Yu) life guideline: "Have to earn money, have to help people, if can help then must help." And then there is Lam Fatt's (Steven Ma) slogan: "Fatt Dat zai has means and ways", just hearing this, the corners of lips would spontaneously lift up in smile, and watching these characters will laugh with them, and feel happy with them.
Even though there are just the same familiar faces recycling in the TVB series, as to even suddenly giving a feel of transcendence to the audience, but it cannot be denied that different series with their different cast are still by and large very popular. And TVB's expertise is its 'family' brand, using a warm family life to bring out the preciousness of familial relationship and love as us to moved the viewers' hearts. There is also a very important point which is, Daddy Good Deeds happened to be Producer Miu Siu Ching's and TVB siu sang, Steven Ma's farewell series before they left TVB. While watching the series, audience would inevitably feel some sentimentality and nostalgia.
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