Glittering Days

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Glittering Days
東方之珠
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Genre Period Drama
Starring Liza Wang
Roger Kwok
Charmaine Sheh
Susanna Kwan
Paul Chun
Lai Lok-yi
Sharon Chan
Opening theme "東方之珠" by
Liza Wang
Ending theme "遙遙的祝勉" by
Charmaine Sheh & Wong Cho Lam
"白雲天" by
Lisa Wang & Wong Cho Lam
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese, Shanghainese, Mandarin, and English
No. of episodes 30
Production
Producer(s) Terry Tong
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run November 6, 2006 – December 15, 2006
External links
Website

Glittering Days (Traditional Chinese: 東方之珠) is a TVB period drama series broadcast in November 2006. The series is shown to celebrate TVB's 39th Anniversary.

The plot takes place post 1967 to early 1970s. While the story is fictional, the atmosphere replicates the mandopop club scene in Hong Kong. The series played a number of mandopop songs that originated from Taiwan. As much of the Hong Kong club scenes were heavily dominated by mandopop music. Many of the sets and TV charity shows were televised at the time, and recreated for the series.

Synopsis[edit]

Gam Yin (Liza Wang) plays a former renowned Shanghai singer along with (Susanna Kwan) that make the "Three Golden Flowers". In the description of the story, World War II broke out at that time, Gam Yin was separated from her son. Years later, Gam Yin was a teacher for a singing group in a Hong Kong bar. The prominent singer of the time, Ling Fung (Roger Kwok) and Gam Yin meet, but they do not get along at all. Every time they meet, something happens. Whether it was an argument or a fight.

Chu Yuk-Lan (Charmaine Sheh) is Ling Fung's childhood friend who had a crush on him ever since. She makes her way out of the village side to find him, but there is something with her voice. When they first met, Lan was from a walled village in New Territories who seemed woefully uneducated and naive about everything. Lan started off as Gam Yin's student. Due to Ling Fung's pride, the two have difficulty getting together, with Ling Fung's singing career in the middle. Eventually Ling Fung would experience a reverse of fortune. Ling Fung would end up selling sugar cane for a living, while Lan became the popular singer. Someone informs the police with indications that Fung is a swindler of love and money. The chief investigator chases this case until the death and because of this, Fung can no longer continue working in the musical world. At this time, Fung accidentally finds out that the person who informed the reporter was Yin! Later, Yin finds out that her long lost son was actually Ling Fung...

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Liza Wang Gam Yin
金燕
Singer ("Three Golden Flowers" Member)
Law Dai-Dei's mother.
Roger Kwok Law Dai-Tei/Ling Fung
羅帶弟/凌丰
Singer
Gam Yin's long lost son.
Chu Yuk-Lan's lover.
Charmaine Sheh Chu Yuk-Lan /Fan Lan
朱玉蘭/薰蘭
Singer
Law Dai-Dei's lover.
Susanna Kwan Chu Siu-Kiu
朱小嬌
Singer ("Three Golden Flowers" Member)

Hui Wing-Hong's Mother

Sharon Chan Shang Mei-Lai (Carol)
常美麗
Sheung Sing's daughter

Hui Wing-Hong's Lover

Lai Lok-yi Hui Wing-Hong (James)
許永康
Chu Siu-Kiu's Son

Shang Mei-Lai's Lover

Paul Chun Chu Dai-Kat
朱大吉
Chu Yuk-Lan's father.
Joel Chan (陳山聰) Law Wai
羅威
Singer
Bill Chan Sheung Sing
常昇
Shang Mei-Lai's father.
Cecilia Fong (方伊琪) Li Yuk-Fung
李玉鳳
Singer ("Three Golden Flowers" Member)
Halina Tam Fei Fei
菲菲
Singer

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
November 6–10, 2006 1 — 5
29
[1]
2
November 13–17, 2006 6 — 10
30
[2]
3
November 20–24, 2006 11 — 15
31
34
[3]
4
November 27 - December 1, 2006 16 — 20
31
[4]
5
December 4–8, 2006 21 — 25
32
[5]
6
December 11–15, 2006 26 — 30
33
35
[6]

Awards and nominations[edit]

40th TVB Anniversary Awards (2007)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Roger Kwok - Ling Fung/Law Dai-Dei)
  • "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Liza Wang - Gam Yin)
  • "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Charmaine Sheh - Chuk Yuk-Lan)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Paul Chun - Chu Dai-Kat)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Halina Tam - Fei Fei)
  • "My Favorite Male Character Role" (Roger Kwok - Ling Fung/Law Dai-Dei)
  • "My Favorite Female Character Role" (Liza Wang - Gam Yin)
  • "My Favorite Female Character Role" (Charmaine Sheh - Chuk Yuk-Lan)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Glittering Days - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB.net Glittering Days - Episodic Synopsis and Screen Captures (English)