Ghost Writer (TV series)

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For the American children's television series, see Ghostwriter (TV series).
Ghost Writer
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Genre Supernatural, fantasy
Starring Steven Ma
Sunny Chan
Linda Chung
Fala Chen
Opening theme Sam Hiu (心竅) performed by Steven Ma
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25 (List of episodes)
Production
Producer(s) Leung Choi Yuen
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run 7 June 2010 – 9 July 2010
External links
Website
Ghost Writer
Simplified Chinese 蒲松龄
Traditional Chinese 蒲松齡

Ghost Writer is a 2010 Hong Kong television series produced by TVB. The protagonist of the series, Po Chung-ling, is based on the author of Strange Stories from a Chinese Studio, a collection of Chinese tales on the supernatural. The series tells how he was inspired to write those stories based on his personal encounters with the supernatural.

Plot[edit]

Po Chung-Ling was born in Jinan a family of New Year print. He is very bright, his father, Po Poon, has therefore always hoped that he could one day carry on the family business. Ling, mistakenly thinks that Poon is working in collusion with some corrupt officials, refuses to listen to what his father says. His good friend, Ko Jit, is a constable and he hates corrupt officials as much as Ling does. Rumor has it that a fox spirit is creating troubles in Jinan. Ling is almost killed when he is investigating into the matter with Jit. Fortunately, a mysterious girl named Ling Wu Siu-Tsui comes to his rescue in the nick of time. It turns out later that she is the fox spirit, and that she saves Ling so as to return a past favour. As they spend more and more time together, Tsui starts to fall for Ling.

The Po family has secured a large order of New Year print. To ensure the work can be finished in time they have to hire a large numbers of female workers. Lau Sum-Yu applies for the job, but her real intention is to look for the man who was unfaithful to her sister, never knowing that she would later be caught in a love triangle with Ling and Tsui.

Cast[edit]

Note: Some of the characters' names are in Cantonese romanisation.

Po family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Elliot Yue Po Poon
蒲槃
Po Chung-Ling and Po Hok-ling's father
Po Bak-ling's uncle
Good friends with Cheng Jung-Bong, but finally split up
Siu Tsui's life saver
Rachel Kan Tung Wai-yan
董慧欣
Deceased
Po Chung-ling's mother
Rebecca Chan Yip Wing-Han
葉詠嫻
Po Chung-ling's stepmother
Po Hok-Ling's mother
Steven Ma Po Chung-Ling
蒲松齡
Po Poon's son
Love Triangle with Sum Yu and Siu Tsui
Bak Ling's younger cousin
Mok Hoi-him Po Hok-ling
蒲鶴齡
Po Poon's son
Po Chung-ling's stepbrother
Yip Wing-Han's son
Ruco Chan Po Bak-Ling
蒲柏齡
Po Chung ling and Po Hok-ling's older cousin
Po Poon's nephew
Incriminate Yip Wing-Han
(Villain)
Queenie Chu Leung Pik-yuk
梁碧玉
Po Bak-ling's wife
Incriminate Yip Wing-Han and Chu Po-yin
(Semi-Villain)
Kong Wing-fai Tung Chi-ming
董自鳴
Villain
Tung Wai-yan's brother
Collude with Po Bak-Ling
Incriminate Yip Wing-Han
(Semi-Villain)
Rain Lau Chu Po-yin
朱寶燕
Tung Chi-ming's wife
Incriminate Yip Wing-Han
(Semi-Villain)

Ko family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Bak Yan Song Ho
宋好
Ko Jit's mother
Sunny Chan Ko Jit
高喆
Soldier
Song Ho's son
Ngai Chung's subordinate
Crush on Sum-Yu
initially Chung Ling's good friend, but eventual enemy
Ngan Hung's betrothed
(Villain)

Lau family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Elaine Yiu Lau Sum-Yin
柳心妍
Sum Yu's older sister
Chui Jung Man's lover
(Deceased)
Linda Chung Lau Sum-Yu
柳心如
Love Triangle with Chung Ling and Siu Tsui
Sum Yin's little sister

Ling Wu family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Law Lok-lam Ling Wu Gat-Cheung
令狐吉祥
Fox Spirit
Siu Tsui's grandfather
Fala Chen Ling Wu Siu-Tsui
令狐小翠
Little Fox Goddess
Love Triangle with Chung Ling and Sum Yu

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Eric Li Ngai Chung
魏沖
Head of Magistrate's police force
Ngai Hung's non-owned brother
Ko Jit's direct supervisor
Enemies with Ko Jit
(Villain)
Charmaine Li Ngai Hung
魏虹
Ngai Chung's blood sister
Cheng Jung-Bong's daughter
Ko Jit's betrothed
Lau Kong Ma Yuk-Sing
馬旭昇
Cheng Jung-Bong's direct supervisor
Matthew Ko Chui Jung-Man
徐仲文
Sum Yin's lover
Lau Dan Cheng Jung-Bong
鄭忠邦
Ngai Chung's uncle
Ngai Hung's father
(Villain)

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVB Anniversary Awards (2010)

  • Best Drama
  • Best Actor (Steven Ma)
  • Best Actress (Linda Chung)
  • Best Actress (Fala Chen)
  • Most Improved Actress (Elaine Yiu)

Trivia[edit]

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
June 7–11, 2010
1 — 5
30
33
[1]
2
June 14–18, 2010
6 — 10
32
34
[2]
3
June 21–24, 2010
11 — 14
33
36
[3]
4
June 28 - July 2, 2010
15 — 19
35
37
[4]
5
July 5–8, 2010
20 — 23
35
38
[5]
July 9, 2010
24 — 25
37
41
[5]

<Ghost Writer> Average Points 32, Peaking 41.

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