Legend of the Demigods

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Legend of the Demigods
搜神傳
Legend of the Demigods.jpg
Legend of the Demigods official poster
Genre Fantasy-adventure
Starring Linda Chung
Benny Chan
Sunny Chan
Halina Tam
Stephen Au
Nancy Wu
Charmaine Li
Ending theme Fat Sai (發誓) performed by Linda Chung
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
Mandarin
No. of episodes 42 (Hong Kong)
22 (Overseas)
Production
Producer(s) Lee Tim-shing
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Release
Original network TVB
Original release 25 August – 17 October 2008
External links
Website

Legend of the Demigods (Chinese: 搜神傳) is a TVB fantasy-adventure TV series starring Linda Chung, Benny Chan and Sunny Chan as the main lead, with Halina Tam, Stephen Au, Nancy Wu and Charmaine Li as the main supporting cast. The ending theme song Fat Sai (Chinese: 發誓; literally: "Swear") is performed by Linda Chung and can be found in the Lady in Red album. It was produced in 2007 and first broadcast in August 2008.

Plot[edit]

Gai Choi-Chi is no different from an ordinary girl, except that Lady Luck seems to smile upon her and keep her out of trouble all the time. She is thus nicknamed "Ho-Choi Mui" ("Lucky Girl"). However, she does not know that her stepmother, called Ho-Choi Ma, is actually a plant spirit. Choi-Chi helps some deities defeat an evil spirit once and her stepmother turns her into a demigod to save her life.

As a child, Shek Kam-Dong was constantly bullied and looked down upon, but he still remains filial to his mother and shows great respect for the gods. Wong Tai Sin, a wish-granting god, takes pity on Shek and grants him superhuman strength. However, Shek starts to abuse his new power and uses it to bully others, becoming a local tyrant in town.

An Hei has narcolepsy, as he is always tired and falls asleep at random timings. Wong Tai-Sin tries to help An Hei by presenting him a magical sword that is possessed by the spirit of a warrior. Whenever An Hei runs into trouble, the powerful spirit will possess him and help him defeat his enemies.

One day, an evil wizard disturbs the quiet town and captures Ho-Choi Ma. Gai Choi-Chi, Shek Kam-Dong and An Hei joins hands to confront the wizard and defeat her to save Ho-Choi Ma. They travel across the continent on their heroic quest, encountering strange and mystical events along the journey.

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Linda Chung Gwai Choi-Chi
薊彩芝 (好彩妹)
Shek Kam-Dong and Chiang Chin's good friend
Shek Kam Dong's lover
Benny Chan Shek Kam-Dong
石敢當
Gwai Choi-Chi's lover
Sunny Chan An Hei
晏喜
Gwai Choi-Chi's good friend
Halina Tam Mo Kik Tin Chuen
無極天尊
Evil Grand Wizard
Nancy Wu Ka Lau-Loh/Mok Che
迦樓羅/莫邪
Grand Wizard's follower. Died in episode 17.
Stephen Au Gon Cheung
干將
Sword Spirit
Kara Hui Cho Mong-Yau/Ho Choi-Ma
草忘憂 (好彩媽)
Plant spirit
Gai Choi-Chi's stepmother.
Charmaine Li Shek Kam-Yin
石敢言
Shek Kam-Dong's younger sister.
Casper Chan Chiang Chin
蔣倩
Gwai Choi-Chi's good friend.
Anderson Junior Wong Tai-Sin
黃大仙
Heavenly God
Shek Kam-Dong's godfather
Sherming Yiu Lung Liu Sam-Leung
龍女三娘
Dragon princess

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
August 25–29, 2008 1 — 5
27
28
[1]
2
September 1–5, 2008 6 — 10
28
29
[2]
3
September 8–12, 2008 11 — 15
29
30
[3]
4
September 15–19, 2008 16 — 20
30
32
[4]
5
September 22–26, 2008 21 — 25
31
33
[5]
6
September 29 - October 3, 2008 26 — 30
32
34
[6]
7
October 6–10, 2008 31 — 35
33
35
[7]
8
October 13–16, 2008 36 — 40
34
37
[8]
8
October 13–17, 2008 36 — 42
35
39
[9]
8
October 17, 2008 41 — 42
35
39
[10]
1-8
Aug 25 - Oct 17, 2008
Esp 1 - Esp 42
31
39
[11]

Award nominations[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "My Favourite Male Character" (Sunny Chan - An Hei) (Top 15)
  • "My Favourite Female Character" (Linda Chung - Gwai Choi-Chi) (Top 5)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Legend of the Demigods - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB.net Legend of the Demigods - Episodic Synopsis and Screen Captures (English)