No Good Either Way

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No Good Either Way
衝呀!瘦薪兵團
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No Good Either Way promo poster
GenreComedy-drama
Written byLau Chi-wah
StarringRuco Chan
Kristal Tin
Louis Yuen
Natalie Tong
Jason Chan Chi-san
Stephen Au
Florence Kwok
Leanne Li
Matt Yeung
Gill Mohindepaul Singh
Opening theme"Sau San Juk" (瘦薪族) by Ruco Chan, Louis Yuen, Gill Mohindepaul Singh
Country of originHong Kong
Original language(s)Cantonese
No. of episodes21
Production
Executive producer(s)Amy Wong
Production location(s)Hong Kong
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time45 mins.
Production company(s)TVB
Release
Original networkJade
HD Jade
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release11 June –
6 July 2012
Chronology
Preceded byHouse of Harmony and Vengeance
Followed byThree Kingdoms RPG
External links
Website
No Good Either Way
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intertitle
Traditional Chinese衝呀!瘦薪兵團
Simplified Chinese冲呀!瘦薪兵团
Literal meaning"Charge! Thin Salary Army"

No Good Either Way is a Hong Kong television comedy-drama serial produced by TVB under executive producer Amy Wong. The first episode premiered on 11 June 2012.

The drama depicts the lives of office employees in Hong Kong working for their overbearing and abusive bosses.

Synopsis[edit]

Although valued by their boss Ko Wai-ting (Stephen Au), product designer Alex Mo (Ruco Chan) and marketing officer Steve Man (Louis Yuen) of GOALTECH Scientific, Ltd. despise their department's general manager Violet Che (Florence Kwok), who is preventing them from getting a promotion. Enumerating the "ten sins" of Violet, Alex and Steve secretly start a business with their Indian friend Interpal (Gill Mohindepaul Singh). Alex's girlfriend, Ling (Kristal Tin) joins GOALTECH, and pressures Violet to step down. Alex is later promoted to manager, and Steve eventually becomes the new boss of the company. As Alex and Steve's positions climb higher, they begin to exert similar pressure on their subordinates, also committing the "ten sins."

Production[edit]

TVB released news to the media of the drama's development after announcing the signing of Ruco Chan in January 2012, who subsequently had to turn down a role in The Confidant.[1] At the time, No Good Either Way was known in Chinese as The Chok Family or The Chok Clan (Chok氣一族), but the working title was later referred to as Amy Wong's New Drama for a majority of the drama's filming duration due to the ambiguous meaning behind the Cantonese vernacular "chok." On 19 January, a press conference and costume fitting for the drama was held at TVB Studio 1.[2] Filming officially began on 6 February and ended on 13 April. A blessing ceremony was held on 15 February[2]

Cast[edit]

Main characters[edit]

A witty chief product designer for GOALTECH who is manipulated into losing his promotion.

A marketing officer at GOALTECH who never got a chance for promotion despite his many years of experience.

Alex's girlfriend then wife who eventually becomes his direct supervisor at GOALTECH.

Alex and Steve's self-employed Indian-Chinese friend.

Alex's aggressive younger sister who works as a property agent.

Kin's boyfriend and product designer at GOALTECH. Although charismatic, Aaron is resentful and afraid of failure.

  • Leanne Li as Dr. Flora Shum (沈曦雯; Sam Heiman):

A selfless trainee doctor and Steve's love interest.

The selfish and unscrupulous general manager of GOALTECH's Creative and Marketing department who is the root of Alex and Steve's problems.

The sincere C.E.O. of GOALTECH who gets bullied around by his wife's family.

  • Mat Yeung as Jacky Ho (何正直; Ho Zingzik):

Kin's upright and prudent supervisor who has a crush on her.

Supporting characters[edit]

Viewership ratings[edit]

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership.

Week Originally Aired Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
11 June 2012
1
30
32
[3]
June 12–15, 2012
2 — 5
28
31
[4]
2
June 18–22, 2012
6 — 10
28
[5]
3
June 25–29, 2012
11 — 15
28
[6]
4
July 2–5, 2012
16 — 19
30
[7]
July 6, 2012
20 — 21
33
37
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ruco Chan to film new drama" (in Chinese). On.cc. 2012-01-14. Retrieved 2012-05-23.
  2. ^ a b Artiste Calendar - 19 January and 15 February - tvb.com
  3. ^ "TVB Magazine reporter Cris' official weibo" (in Chinese). Retrieved 2012-06-12.
  4. ^ Week 1 Ratings
  5. ^ Week 2 Ratings
  6. ^ Week 3 Ratings
  7. ^ Week 4 Ratings
  8. ^ Finale Ratings

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