The Awakening Story
|The Awakening Story
Maggie Cheung Ho Yee
|Opening theme||"給自己的情書" by
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original run||September 24, 2001 – October 26, 2001|
The Awakening Story (Chinese: 婚前昏後) is a 2000 TVB drama series. The story mainly surrounds the main character waking from a 16-year coma after a car accident and how she deals with the changed world, and her husband's infidelity.
After Shuet woke up from her coma, it is slowly revealed that 16 years earlier, Shuet was trying to leave her husband and family because of stresses and loneliness. That was on her first daughter, Hing Ga's birthday who was throwing a tantrum earlier about getting a birthday cake earlier. Shuet left the family but then realized that she could not live without her family and decided to come back. After purchasing the cake and on her way back, she was hit by a car resulting in the coma.
After waking up, her personality is what you call 'clueless'. While her husband, Philip is holding a good position in his company, he is smart and successful, she is still dealing with her surroundings. She was basically unmatched for her husband, for they had two different personalities. Her youngest son, Chai, wanted to be a professional hairstylist. Philip opposed to the idea while his mom thought it is a good thing for her son to follow his own dreams. While their youngest daughter, Hing Yan, wanted to date and then to marry Lok, but her dad opposed to it, because he is unemployed and don't seem to be able to take care of her, however, her mom gave her blessing to them.
The main character's husband thought she was not good enough for him. She was stupid, annoying and messed everything up; like his computer. He spends time with a smarter girl from his company. They fall in love and become a couple, whilst hiding the fact from his wife.
Eventually, she finds out more about her husband's affair with the girl and divorces him. Their older daughter blames it on herself because she can't forget how her mother fell into a 16 year coma for her. Her mom, as always, encourages her to not think that way and she finds a lover.
Her mom always wanted to not be so useless and dumb and starts learning more about technology, business and etc..... She tries to find a job, any job, even being a cleaning maid, and gets an extreme makeover. She starts gaining more knowledge and gets an even better job. She even surpasses her former husband, and he falls in love with her again.
- Damian Lau (劉松仁) as Philip Suen Hok Kei (孫學祺)
- Liza Wang (汪明荃) as Lam Ho Shuet (林皓雪)
- Louisa So (蘇玉華) as Susan Chiu Cheuk Lam (趙卓琳)
- Maggie Cheung Ho Yee (張可頤) as Rose Suen Hing Ga (孫慶家)
- Joe Ma (馬德鐘) as Fong Sing Heem (方誠謙)
- Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) as Stephen Suen Hing Chai (孫慶齊)
- Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) as Sheung Ping Ping (常平平)
- Tavia Yeung (楊怡) as Suen Hing Yun (孫慶欣)
- Ellesmere Choy (蔡子健) as Chan Wing Lok (陳永樂)
- Lo Yuen Yan (盧宛茵) as Foon (戴襯歡)
- Lo Hoi Pang (盧海鵬) as Fong Gam Pang (方錦鵬)
- Law Lan (羅蘭) as Guan Sing Nam (關勝男)
- Jeung Hak (張松枝) as Dickson Tong Lap Shun (唐立信)
- Natalie Wong (黃紀瑩) as Rachel Au Seen Ying (歐倩盈)
- Simon Lo (魯文傑) as Kim (羅金寶)