Marriage of Inconvenience
|Marriage of Inconvenience
Marriage of Inconvenience official poster
|Starring||Bobby Au Yeung
Raymond Wong Ho-yin
|Opening theme||"沒了沒完" by
Toby Leung, Angela Tong, & Patrick Tang
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original release||November 26 – December 21, 2007|
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.
|Bobby Au-Yeung||Kong Hoi-Chuen
Miu Ling's husband.
Ng Yi Wu-Jiu's pretend husband.
|Angela Tong||Miu Ling (Meow Meow)
|Kong Hoi-Chuen's wife.
Yik Hei-Ji's ex lover.
|Raymond Wong||Yik Hei-Ji (Ivan)
Miu Ling's ex lover.
Sai Bing's lover.
|Toby Leung||Ng Yi Wu-Jiu
|Kong Hoi Chuen's pretend wife.
Chui Yue-Dak's lover.
|Power Chan||Lam Pak-Sam
Kong Hoi-Chuen's friend.
Yim Wuk-Bik's lover.
|Li Ka-Sing (李家聲)||Fok Yim
Kong Hoi Chuen's friend.
|Winnie Young (楊婉儀)||Yim Wun-Bik (Betty)
Lam Pak-Sam's lover.
Miu Ling's friend.
|Astrid Chan (陳芷菁)||Sai Bing (Carol)
Miu Ling's friend
Yik Hei-Ji's lover.
|Patrick Tang (鄧健泓)||Chui Yue-Dak (Ah Kim)
Ng Yi Wu-Jiu's lover.
|Mimi Lo (羅敏莊)||Ng Chiu-Jing (Amy)
|Kong Hoi Chuen's assistant
Tin Long's wife.
|Stephen Huynh||Tin Long
|Kong Hoi Chuen's cousin.
Ng Chiu-Jing's husband.
|Joel Chan (陳山聰)||Ho Lam
Ng Yi Wu Jiu's ex-boyfriend.
|Week||Episode||Average Points||Peaking Points||References|
||November 26–30, 2007||1 — 5||
||December 3–7, 2007||6 — 10||
||December 10–14, 2007||11 — 15||
||December 17–21, 2007||16 — 20||
Awards and nominations
- "Best Drama"
- TVB.com Marriage of Inconvenience - Official Website (Chinese)