Cantonese/Mandarin title: Kam Pai Bing Yan / Jin Pai Bing Ren
English title: Better Halves
Genre: Comedy, romance
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 2003-Jun-30 to 2003-Jul-25
Opening theme song: Beautiful Fate (美麗緣份) by Steven Ma
Insert song: 情牽一線 by Steven Ma and Maggie Cheung
Cast: Steven Ma 馬浚偉, Maggie Cheung 張可頤, Joyce Koi 蓋鳴暉, Moses Chan 陳豪, Cerina da Graca 嘉碧儀, Auguste Kwan 關德輝, Kevin Cheng 鄭嘉穎, Sharon Chan 陳敏之, Angela Tong 湯盈盈, June Chan 陳琪, Evergreen Mak 麥長青, Lo Hoi Pang 盧海鵬, Mark Kwok 郭耀明, Law Lok Lam 羅樂林
A romantic comedy about the Ling Wu family who have a tradition of matchmaking since the Jin Dynasty. Appointed as the Official Matchmakers during the Tang Dynasty, a son to carry on the family tradition becomes even more important. The head of the family is very ill during the birth of his child — hoping that the Old Master will get better, his first wife informs him that he finally has a “son” by his second wife to take over the family business. But he dies right after naming his “son”, Ling Wu Hei. Only the first wife and one servant know that Ling Wu Hei is not a son, but another daughter. Even her real mother does not know. Ling Wu Hei grows up to be educated in the Classics, skilled in the martial arts and as the honorable head of the family and the Official Matchmaker, judges disputes among matchmakers and their clients.
Things become interesting when the Lin family has an open competition with a large reward for a suitable son-in-law. This attracts both the honest and not so honest matchmakers. Go Fei, a skilled former military official, appears, searching for his ideal bride, the young woman named “Xin” who rescued him. Ling Wu Hei also has her own problems with her lazy brothers-in-law who are working in the family business. Golden Fan struggles to get the best of Chuen Ka Fuk, a rogue and a genius at marketing, who seems to be going after her own matchmaking clients. Couples are matched up, problems arise … will Ling Wu Hei’s secret be uncovered? What will happen to her position? Will Go Fei find his love? What is Chuen Ka Fuk’s secret? Will Golden Fan resolve her dispute with Chuen Ka Fuk?
This is a lighthearted, entertaining romantic comedy of misadventures with happy endings galore!
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