Men in Pain

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Men in Pain
男人之苦
MeninPainTVB.jpg
Men in Pain promo poster
Genre Modern Drama
Starring Damian Lau
Ron Ng
Louisa So
Toby Leung
Ending theme "金剛" by
Ron Ng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 21
Production
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Release
Original channel TVB
Original release June 13, 2006 – July 9, 2006
Chronology
Related shows La Femme Desperado (2006)
External links
Website

Men in Pain (Traditional Chinese: 男人之苦) is a TVB modern drama series broadcast in June 2006.

Synopsis[edit]

Hong Tin-Yam (Damian Lau) is happily married to his second wife Wong Dak-Kiu (Louisa So), but one day he discovers that he cannot perform in the bedroom. He asked a female friend, Au Yeung Lei-Lei (Akina Hong), to help him out and confirmed that he was in fact impotent. Tin-Yam did not want his wife to find out about his problem causes Dak-Kiu to think that he is cheating on her, and leading to their divorce.

On the other hand, Tin-Yam's son, Hong Sai-Hei (Ron Ng) spends a night with Dak-Kiu's student, Ko Fun (Toby Leung) during an excursion. Ko Fun discovers that she is pregnant and seeks Sai-Hei's help. Both their parents are furious but eventually the two young couples get married. Ko Fun is stressed with handling the baby and her school courseload, while Sai-Hei is worried that he cannot afford to put food on the table.

How will these two men overcome their pain of manhood...?

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Damian Lau Hong Tin-Yam
康天任
Wong Dak-Kiu's husband.
Hong Sai-Hei's father.
Louisa So Wong Dak-Kiu
黃德蕎
Teacher
Hong Tin-Yam's second wife.
Hong Sai-Hei's stepmother.
Ron Ng Hong Sai-Hei
康世熙
Hong Tin-Yam's son.
Ko Fun's husband.
Toby Leung Ko Fun
高芬
Hong Sai-Hei's wife.
Wu Fung Wong Kai-Cheung
黃啟昌
Wong Dak-Kiu, Wong Dak-Lan, and Wong Dak-Wai's father.
Rebecca Chan Wong Dak-Lan
黃德蘭
Wong Dak-Kiu and Wong Dak-Wai's older sister.
Lee Shing-Cheung Li Chun-Chi
李振馳
Wong Dak-Lan's husband.
Florence Kwok Wong Dak-Wai
黃德蕙
Wong Dak-Kiu and Wong Dak-Lan's younger sister.
Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Ko Wai
高威
Ko Fun's father.
Rocky Cheng (鄭健樂) Shek Hak-Lung (Rocky)
石克龍
Ko Fun's uncle.
Patrick Dunn Yeung Jin-Cheung
楊展翔
Wong Dak-Kiu's colleague.
Akina Hong (康華) Au Yeung Lei-Lei
歐陽莉莉
Hong Tin-Yam's friend.

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
June 13–16, 2006 1 — 4
28
29
[1]
2
June 19–23, 2006 5 — 9
30
34
[2]
3
June 26–30, 2006 10 — 14
32
36
[3]
4
July 3–7, 2006 15 — 19
32
36
[4]
4
July 9, 2006 20 — 21
38
39
[4]

Awards and nominations[edit]

39th TVB Anniversary Awards (2006)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Damian Lau - Hong Tim-Yam)
  • "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Ron Ng - Hong Sai-Hei)
  • "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Louisa So - Wong Dak-Kiu)
  • "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Toby Leung - Ko Fun)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Lee Shing-Cheung - Li Chun-Chi)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Rebecca Chan - Wong Dak-Lan)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Florence Kwok - Wong Dak-Wai)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Akina Hong - Au Yeung Lei-Lei)
  • "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Damian Lau - Hong Tim-Yam)
  • "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Ron Ng - Hong Sai-Hei)
  • "My Favourite Female Character Role" (Louisa So - Wong Dak-Kiu)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com Men in Pain - Official Website (Chinese)