Marriage of Inconvenience

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Marriage of Inconvenience
兩妻時代
Marriage of Incon.jpg
Marriage of Inconvenience poster
Genre Modern Drama
Starring Bobby Au Yeung
Angela Tong
Toby Leung
Raymond Wong
Patrick Tang
Winnie Young
Power Chan
Astrid Chan
Mimi Lo
Opening theme "沒了沒完" by
Toby Leung, Angela Tong, & Patrick Tang
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run November 26, 2007 – December 21, 2007
External links
Website

Marriage of Inconvenience (Traditional Chinese: 兩妻時代) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in November 2007 .

Synopsis[edit]

The owner of a marriage bureau, the candid Kong Hoi-chuen (Bobby Au Yeung), has no luck in finding a girlfriend. He meets Miu Ling (Angela Tong), who has just been disappointed in love, by chance. With his words of consolation, Ling is able to recover. Six months later, Ling agrees to marry Chuen. The marriage lasts happily for three years, husband and wife end up working in the marriage bureau in a home they adore. Just when Chuen thinks that he is the happiest husband in the world, Ling's ex-lover Ivan (Raymond Wong) returns. Several years ago Ivan left Ling because he didn't want to be 'tied down' in a relationship, but now he wants a second chance. When he meets with Ling again he kisses her, despite her resistance, and Chuen misinterprets the situation. Chuen is angry and furious, getting himself helplessly drunk in his office, and when he wakes he finds himself beside one of his clients, mainlander Ng Yi Wu-Jiu (Toby Leung). Ling sees this and, like her husband, misinterprets the situation and demands a divorce.

The divorce proceeds almost smoothly, as Cheun and Ling want out as soon as possible. Unfortunately it is not as simple as they thought. Ling, believing that she has been wronged, refuses to move out of her beloved house. Cheun, who sees the house as his, decides to arrange a fake marriage with Ng Yi Wu-Jiu. In exchange for staying at the house for free, she pretends to be his lover. The plan was that they would anger Ling enough to leave. While Cheun works on angering Ling in the house, she retaliates by hiring Ivan to work in the bureau and patroning his restaurant, which angers Cheun.

Later they learn that Ng Yi Wu-Jiu is the girl of a Triad leader. She has loyal followers and rival gangs trying to kill her. Ivan meanwhile has shown himself to be quite capable and no longer a worthless playboy, with good connections and plenty of wealth. As Chuen and Ling learn, their fighting might have involved too many unknown elements.

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Bobby Au-Yeung Kong Hoi-Chuen
江海泉
Matchmaker
Miu Ling's husband.
Ng Yi Wu-Jiu's pretend husband.
Angela Tong Miu Ling (Meow Meow)
繆鈴
Kong Hoi-Chuen's wife.
Yik Hei-Ji's ex lover.
Raymond Wong Yik Hei-Ji (Ivan)
易晞智
Gym Trainer
Miu Ling's ex lover.
Sai Bing's lover.
Toby Leung Ng Yi Wu-Jiu
吾爾烏焦
Kong Hoi Chuen's pretend wife.
Chui Yue-Dak's lover.
Power Chan Lam Pak-Sam
林柏森
Paparazzi
Kong Hoi-Chuen's friend.
Yim Wuk-Bik's lover.
Li Ka-Sing (李家聲) Fok Yim
霍鑑
Client
Kong Hoi Chuen's friend.
Winnie Young (楊婉儀) Yim Wun-Bik (Betty)
炎煥碧
Doctor
Lam Pak-Sam's lover.
Miu Ling's friend.
Astrid Chan (陳芷菁) Sai Bing (Carol)
冼冰
Cosmetician
Miu Ling's friend
Yik Hei-Ji's lover.
Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) Chui Yue-Dak (Ah Kim)
徐御德
Gangster
Ng Yi Wu-Jiu's lover.
Mimi Lo (羅敏莊) Ng Chiu-Jing (Amy)
伍俏偵
Kong Hoi Chuen's assistant
Tin Long's wife.
Stephen Huynh Tin Long
田塱
Kong Hoi Chuen's cousin.
Ng Chiu-Jing's husband.
Joel Chan (陳山聰) Ho Lam
浩南
Triad Boss
Ng Yi Wu Jiu's ex-boyfriend.

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
November 26–30, 2007 1 — 5
27
[1]
2
December 3–7, 2007 6 — 10
27
29
[2]
3
December 10–14, 2007 11 — 15
28
31
[3]
4
December 17–21, 2007 16 — 20
28
30
[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Marriage of Inconvenience - Official Website (Chinese)