Eternal Happiness

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Eternal Happiness
再生緣
Eternal Happiness (TVB Series).jpg
Eternal Happiness promo poster
Genre Costume drama
Written by Chen Ruisheng (novel)
Wong Kwok-fai
Tong Kin-ping
Starring Michelle Ye
Raymond Lam
Joe Ma
Tavia Yeung
Theme music composer Gary Chan
Lam Yuen Ming
Opening theme "Reincarnated Flower"
(再生花) by Kelly Chen
Ending theme "Remember to Forget"
(記得忘記) by Raymond Lam
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 32
Production
Executive producer(s) Poon Ka-tak
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 42 – 45 minutes
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
Original release 5 August – 13 September 2002
External links
Website
Eternal Happiness
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Title screen shot
Traditional Chinese 再生緣
Simplified Chinese 再生缘
Literal meaning Eternal Happiness

Eternal Happiness (Traditional Chinese: 再生緣; literally Reincarnated Fate) is a 2002 TVB television drama from Hong Kong based on a short story of the same name by Qing dynasty novelist Chen Duansheng. Eternal Happiness was produced by Poon Kar Tak and edited by Tong King Ping. The original broadcast was on the TVB Jade network with 45-minute episodes airing five days a week from August 5 to September 13 in 2002. Eternal Happiness was the highest rated drama in Hong Kong for the year 2002 eclipsing some other major productions such as Golden Faith and Where The Legend Begins. The formula of pairing up Raymond Lam and Michelle Ye paid dividends to TVB with both of them displayed great chemistry and turned on wonderful performance. Along with Tavia Yeung, Michelle is said to be Raymond's next most compatible partner on-screen which yielded another drama pairing them up together; Lofty Waters Verdant Bow. Soon, the RayMich phenomena died out when Michelle Ye left TVB for ATV and subsequently to the silver screen. On the other hand, Raymond continues to provide the spark with his other on-screen partners such as Linda Chung, Tavia Yeung and Charmaine Sheh.

Once again, Eternal Happiness was the highest rated drama in 2002 with 41 average rating points peaking at 45. It was easily placed first in the ranking that year

Cast and characters[edit]

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

Plot[edit]

Mang Lai-kwan's (Michelle Ye) father Mang Si-yuen (Lo Hoi Pang) was a royal doctor for the previous dynasty and a learned man, but he is set in his ways and believes that women should not be educated.

Lai-kwan wants to seek knowledge and often dresses as a man to go to school. On her ventures, she meets the royal grandson Temür (Joe Ma Tak-Chung) who is traveling in disguise and also a straight-up young hero Wongpo Siu-wah (Raymond Lam) and the three become adopted brothers.

Temür sees through Lai-kwan's disguise and knows she is a girl, but he does not reveal this; Lai-kwan also has feelings for Temür. Si-yuen decides to marry Lai-kwan to Wongpo Siu-wah, but at the same time, rich bully Lau Fui-bik (Deno Cheung) asks for Lai-kwan's hand in marriage. As the day of the marriage draws near, Lai-kwan decides to tell Temür about her feelings towards him, but Temür is summoned back to the courts and asks Siu-wah to take his place to meet her.

When Lai-kwan sees Siu-wah instead of Temür, she is very disappointed and pushes Siu-wah away. Lai-kwan runs away and on her travels, dressed as a man, causes many laughs and much trouble, getting involved in many different situations. Lai-kwan's feelings develop for both Temür and Siu-wah and are forever changing between the two, especially when she finds out that Siu-wah is actually her fiance and Temür has become the emperor of the Yuan Dynasty.

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