Wars of In-Laws II
|Wars of In-Laws II
Wars of In-Laws II Official Poster
|Opening theme||"再見" by
Liza Wang & FAMA
|Ending theme||"感激遇到你" by
Bosco Wong & Myolie Wu
Myolie Wu & Vincent Wong
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original release||January 1 – January 27, 2008|
|Preceded by||Wars of In-Laws (2005)|
The series is an indirect sequel to 2005's Wars of In-Laws (我的野蠻奶奶). The main cast features Liza Wang, Myolie Wu and Bosco Wong from the original series and new cast including Benz Hui, Joyce Tang, and Derek Kok. The indirect sequel takes place in the modern era instead of the ancient setting of its prequel.
Magazine editor-in-chief Gwo Bik/Ophelia (Liza Wang) will never save face for her superiors, nor will she come to the defense of her subordinates. She shows no mercy to her enemies and does everything she can to keep her son Gwo Dak/ Kyle (Bosco Wong) under her thumb. She is an iron lady who can't afford to lose anything. As she is still full of confidence that she can determine her son's future life,even when a plain, geeky-looking girl named Chow Lai-Man (Myolie Wu) has already managed to become the wife of Kyle . Ophelia will do anything to not face embrassment by changing her daughter in law looks.
Not long after, Bik is dragged into a scandal and gets framed by her assistant Ko Ga-Bo/ Coco (Joyce Tang), which causes her to lose her place all of a sudden. Facing a dramatic career slump and her deteriorating relationship with her son and daughter-in-law, Bik moves to the outlying islands on her own. There she meets a new man in her life, the knowledgeable and talented Pat Ping-Fan (Benz Hui) who was once a convict. From Fan, Bik has learnt how to reflect on herself and let go of the past. As everything seems to be going fine, Man discovers that there is a conspiracy going on and that the magazine she is working for is in danger of falling apart. She also discover that her family is going down too when an old friend/ex-girlfriend of Kyle, Athena, comes in and takes Kyle away from Man. Will Man be able to save the magazine company, Elva, and her family from falling apart?
|Liza Wang||Gwo Bik (Ophelia or Oh Jie or Sis O)
|Yoyo Chen(陳自瑤)as the young (cameo)
Elva Magazine Chief Editor
Pat Ping-Fan's enemy
|Bosco Wong||Gwo Dak (Kyle)
|ex-Elva Magazine Advertising Director
HK Stock Exchange Group employee
Chow Lai-Man's husband.
|Myolie Wu||Chow Lai-Man (Ah Mun)
Elva Magazine ex-Chief Editor's Second Assistant
"Elva Magazine" Chief Editor (Short period)
Ophelia's Daughter in law.
|Benz Hui||Pat Ping-Fan
|Ex-Convict (jailed for 27 years)
Goh Bik's enemy later Gwo Bik friend.
|Joyce Tang||Ko Ka-Bo (CoCo)
|Elva Magazine Chief Editor's First Assistant
Loves CC, later CC's wife
Gwo Bik took care of her when she was young
|Derek Kok||Wong Chung-Cheung (CC Wong)
|Elva Magazine Art Director
First Coco's enemy but later husband.
Has twin daughters from a previous marriage.
|Nancy Wu||Li Dak-Jin (Iris)
|Elva Magazine Beauty/Fashion Editor
Ching Chi-Sheung's girlfriend.
|Stephen Huynh||Ching Chi-Sheung (Ryan)
|Elva Magazine Photographer
Li Dak-Jin's boyfriend.
|Patrick Tang (鄧健泓)||Lau Ching-Shan
|Elva Magazine Clerk|
|Vivien Yeo||Sung Chi-Kiu (Athena)
Goh Dak's ex-girlfriend, still loves Goh Dak
Later Mark's financial adviser
|Vincent Wong (王浩信)||Mark||ex-Elva Green Magazine Chief Editor
Corporation's ower's son.
Benz Hui's character "畢平凡" (Jyutping: bat1 ping4 fann4) used the pen name of "畢留名" (Jyutping: bat1 lau1 ming4) in magazine articles. The identically-sounding name "不留名" (translation: anonymous) is Bosco Wong's alter ego character in the original Wars of In-Laws series. 畢平凡 is also a homophone to 不平凡, which means not ordinary.
|Week||Episode||Average Points||Peaking Points||References|
||January 1–4, 2008||1 — 4||
||January 7–11, 2008||5 — 9||
||January 14–17, 2008||10 — 13||
||January 21–25, 2008||14 — 18||
||January 27, 2008||19 — 20||
Awards and nominations
- "Best Drama"
- "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Liza Wang - Ophelia Gwo Bik)
- "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Derek Kok - CC Wong Chung Cheung)
- "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Joyce Tang - CoCo Ko Ka-Bo)
- "My Favourite Male Character" (Bosco Wong - Kyle Gwo Dak)
- "My Favourite Female Character" (Liza Wang - Ophelia Gwo Bik)
- "My Favourite Female Character" (Myolie Wu - Chow Lai-Man)