Sweetness in the Salt

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Sweetness in the Salt
碧血鹽梟
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Genre Costume Drama
Starring Steven Ma
Tavia Yeung
Raymond Wong
Joel Chan
Ngo Ka-nin
Halina Tam
Opening theme "愛怎麼說" by
Steven Ma & Tavia Yeung
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 25
Production
Producer(s) Lee Tim-shing
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run June 8, 2009 – July 10, 2009
External links
Website
Sweetness in the Salt
Simplified Chinese 碧血盐枭
Traditional Chinese 碧血鹽梟

Sweetness in the Salt (Traditional Chinese: 碧血鹽梟) is a TVB costume drama series released overseas in January 2009.

Synopsis[edit]

NIP CHI YUEN (Ma Steven), who works in the anti-smuggling camp, is determined to wipe out the Tau's Fort, which is the stronghold for salt smugglers. He pretends to be a down-and-out scholar. TAU SING SUET (Yeung Tavia), daughter of the chief smuggler, sympathizes with YUEN and puts him up in the village. Later, they even become fond of each other. During an anti-smuggling operation SUET is badly hurt and has since been separated from YUEN and her family. Fortunately she is saved by WU TING HIN (Wong Raymond), son of salt merchant WU KIN (Kwok Fung). HIN takes her home. One day, SUET is horrified to see the dead bodies of her parent being hung on the wall of the city tower, and that the official standing on the top of the tower telling the public not to sell smuggled salt is none other than the man she misses day and night. She is heartbroken, and her love for YUEN turns into hatred that moment on.

HIN finds a job for SUET at the salt company his family runs to help her get over her unhappiness. To repay him, she devotes herself entirely to the job. As time goes by, HIN starts to fall in love with her. However his critical illness making him hesitates to express his love for her. SUET's real identity comes to light when her younger uncle reappears out of the blue. HIN, for fear that his family will report SUET, proposes to her.

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Steven Ma Nip Ji-Yuen
聶致遠
Anti-Salt Smuggler Officer
Wu Family's Guard
Dau Sing-Suet's ex-lover.
Tavia Yeung Dau Sing-Suet
竇勝雪
Daughter of a salt smuggler.
Wu Ting-Hin's friend, later wife.

The Wu family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Kwok Fung (郭峰) Wu Kin
胡坚
Salt Trader/Merchant
Halina Tam Wu Ting-Bik
胡亭碧
Wu Kin's first child (daughter).
Choi-Chi-On's secret lover.
Raymond Wong Wu Ting-Hin
胡亭軒
Salt Merchant
Wu Kin's second child (son).
Dau Sing-Suet's friend/admirer, later husband.
Ngo Ka-nin Wu Ting-Fai
胡亭輝
Wu Kin's third child (son).
Yin Yuet's lover and later father of her child and husband.
Casper Chan (陳思齊) Wu Ting-Yim
胡亭嫣
Wu Kin's forth child (daughter).
Choi Chi On's friend then wife
Celine Ma (馬蹄露) Wu Choi-Dip
胡彩蝶
Wu Kin's younger sister.

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Joel Chan (陳山聰) Choi Chi-On
蔡子安
Salt Trader/Merchant
Wu Ting-Bik's secret lover.
Wu Ting-Yim's admirer, later husband.
Felix Lok To Ying-Lung
屠應龍
Corrupted Governor
Nip Ji-Yuen's godfather.
Mary Hon (韓馬利) Nip Cheung-See
聶張氏
Sauce Merchant/Illegal Loan Lender
Nip Ji-Yuen's mother
Chiang Chi Kwong (蔣志光) Yiu Sau-Ching
姚守正
Non-Corrupted Governor
Lee Kwok Lun (李國麟) Dau Hung
竇雄
Salt Smuggler
Dau Sing-Suet's uncle.
Meini Cheung (張美妮) Yin Yuet
映月
Prostitute.
Wu Ting-Fai's admirer.
Kara Hui Choi Ngan Fa Illegal Salt Smuggler

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVB Anniversary Awards (2009)

  • Nominated: Best Drama
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Steven Ma) Top 5
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Raymond Wong)

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
June 8–12, 2009
1 — 5
27
[1]
2
June 15–19, 2009
6 — 10
27
31
[2]
3
June 22–26, 2009
11 — 15
28
[3]
4
June 2 - July 3, 2009
16 — 20
28
[4]
5
July 6–10, 2009
21 — 25
30
33

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Sweetness in the Salt - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB.net Sweetness in the Salt - Screen Captures and Summary (English)