Queens of Diamonds and Hearts

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Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
東西宮略
Queendiamondheartposter.jpg
Promotional poster
GenreCostume drama
Comedy
Fantasy
Written byWong Kwok Fai
StarringRoger Kwok
Fala Chen
Sharon Chan
Louis Yuen
Ben Wong
Raymond Cho
Kitty Yuen
Koni Lui
Oscar Leung
Opening theme缺陷美 by Fala Chen
Country of originHong Kong
Original language(s)Cantonese
No. of episodes25
Production
Producer(s)Wong Wai Sing
Production location(s)Hong Kong
Camera setupMulti camera
Production company(s)TVB
Release
Original networkTVB Jade
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseFebruary 27 –
April 4, 2012
Chronology
Preceded byLet It Be Love
Followed byThe Greatness of a Hero
External links
Website
Queens of Diamonds and Hearts
Traditional Chinese東西宮略
Simplified Chinese东西宫略

Queens of Diamonds and Hearts is a Hong Kong costume drama produced by TVB and starring Roger Kwok, Fala Chen, Sharon Chan and Louis Yuen. A blessing ceremony was held on 5 September 2011 at Tseung Kwan O TVB City's Shaolin Temple at 11:30PM where filming began.[1]

The drama is based on the folk tale of Zhong Wu Yen a queen of the Warring States kingdom of Qi.

Synopsis[edit]

This synopsis uses Cantonese romanisations

King Chai (Roger Kwok) is the inept ruler of Qi, a state surrounded by larger neighbours and beset with hidden internal and overt external threats. The guardian spirits of Qi come to the aid of Qi and King Chai by arranging for Chung Mo Yim (Fala Chen) to become the Queen of Qi. Chung Mo Yim is skilled in magic, martial arts and the use of strategms, however she has been born with a prominent birth mark on her face and King Chai finds her ugly. The opponents of Qi in turn arrange for King Chai to become infatuated with Ha Ying Chun (Sharon Chan). King Chai takes both Chung Mo Yim and Ha Ying Chun as co-wives, with Chung Mo Yim becoming Queen of the East Palace and Ha Ying Chun becoming Queen of the West Palace.

Although naive and kind hearted Ha Ying Chun is jinxed by Qi's enemies and all of King Chai's attempts to please her lead to disaster after disaster, problems that only Chung Mo Yim can defuse and fix. Although originally she only married King Chai out of duty to the people and nation of Qi, Chung Mo Yim comes to desire to be more than King Chai's troubleshooter and a wife in name only.

Cast[edit]

This cast list uses Cantonese romanisations

Royal Family[edit]

Cast Role Description
Angelina Lo Queen Dowager Shan
申太后
King Chai, Lord Shun Yeung Kwan, and Tin Wan's mother
Roger Kwok King Suen of Chai
齊宣王
Then switched spirits with Yim
Fala Chen Chung Mo Yim
鍾無艷
King Chai's wife,
Queen of the East Palace
Then switched spirits with Chun and Suen
Sharon Chan Ha Ying Chun
夏迎春
King Chai's wife
Queen of the West Palace
Then switched spirits with Yim
Yoyo Chen Tsui Kei
徐 姬
Lord Shun's wife
Ben Wong Lord Shun Yeung Kwan
信陽君
Queen Dowager Shan's son
Bella Lam Princess Tin Wan
田芸
Queen Dowager Shan's daughter

Other cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Koni Lui Chung Mo Wai
鍾無慧
Ngan Ying's girlfriend.Mo yim's what called sister
Louis Yuen Ngan Ying
晏英
Chung Mo Wai's boyfriend
Suet Nei 朱 氏 Ngan Ying and Ngan Kiu's grandmother
Oscar Leung (梁烈唯) 端木正 Princess Cheung's boyfriend
Raymond Cho Keung Chik Yan
姜直仁
Ha Ying Chun's ex-boyfriend
Kitty Yuen Siu Yee Chung Lai Chi
鍾离子
Chung Mo Yim and Chung Mo Wai's master
Lulu Kai (蓋世寶) Chung Suen Chi
鍾巽子
Chung Lai Chi's Junior sister apprentice
Gigi Ho (何傲芝) An Kiu
晏嬌
Married Keung Chik Yan (episode 25)
Wilson Tsui (艾威) 夏 桂 Ha Song Chau, Ha Ying Chun's father
Chan On Ying (陳安瑩) 柳 氏 Ha Song Ha, Ha Ying Chun's mother
Simon Lo (魯文傑) Ha Song Chau
夏送秋
Ha Ying Chun's older brother
Dickson Lee (李家聲) Yin Lai
嚴厲
Chiu Kei's brother-in-law
Jimmy Au (歐瑞偉)

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week week of episode ratings peak rating references
1
February 27 - March 2, 2012
1 — 5
28
30
[2]
2
March 5–9, 2012
6 — 10
28
[3]
3
March 12–15, 2012
11 — 14
29
[4]
4
March 20–23, 2012
15 — 18
29
[5]
5
March 26–30, 2012
19 — 23
29
[6]
April 4, 2012
24 — 25
36
40
[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "《東西宮略》 "Schemes of East and West" Blessing Ceremony".
  2. ^ Week 1 Ratings
  3. ^ Week 2 Ratings
  4. ^ Week 3 Ratings
  5. ^ Week 4 Ratings
  6. ^ a b Week 5 Ratings