Wars of In-Laws II

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Wars of In-Laws II
野蠻奶奶大戰戈師奶
Wars of In-Laws II.jpg
Wars of In-Laws II Official Poster
Genre Modern Comedy
Starring Liza Wang
Myolie Wu
Bosco Wong
Opening theme "再見" by
Liza Wang & FAMA
Ending theme "感激遇到你" by
Bosco Wong & Myolie Wu
"最難過今天"
Myolie Wu & Vincent Wong
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Release
Original network TVB
Original release January 1 – January 27, 2008
Chronology
Preceded by Wars of In-Laws (2005)
External links
Website

Wars of In-Laws II (Traditional Chinese: 野蠻奶奶大戰戈師奶) is a TVB modern comedy series produced in 2007 and broadcast in January 2008.

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.

Synopsis[edit]

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?

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Liza Wang Gwo Bik (Ophelia or Oh Jie or Sis O)
戈碧
Yoyo Chen(陳自瑤)as the young (cameo)
Elva Magazine Chief Editor
Kyle's mother
Pat Ping-Fan's enemy
Fiona
Bosco Wong Gwo Dak (Kyle)
戈德
ex-Elva Magazine Advertising Director
HK Stock Exchange Group employee
Ophelia's son
Chow Lai-Man's husband.
Myolie Wu Chow Lai-Man (Ah Mun)
周麗敏
Ex-Police WPC66350
Elva Magazine ex-Chief Editor's Second Assistant
"Elva Magazine" Chief Editor (Short period)
Kyle's wife
Ophelia's Daughter in law.
Benz Hui Pat Ping-Fan
畢平凡
Ex-Convict (jailed for 27 years)
Goh Bik's enemy later Gwo Bik friend.
Joyce Tang Ko Ka-Bo (CoCo)
高家寶
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)
王仲祥
Elva Magazine Art Director
First Coco's enemy but later husband.
Has twin daughters from a previous marriage.
Nancy Wu Li Dak-Jin (Iris)
李德瑾
Elva Magazine Beauty/Fashion Editor
Ching Chi-Sheung's girlfriend.
Stephen Huynh Ching Chi-Sheung (Ryan)
程志尚
Elva Magazine Photographer
Li Dak-Jin's boyfriend.
Patrick Tang (鄧健泓) Lau Ching-Shan
劉青山
Elva Magazine Clerk
Vivien Yeo Sung Chi-Kiu (Athena)
宋芷喬
Manager
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.
Michael Miu Himself Cameo

Puns[edit]

The name in the title "戈師奶" (Jyutping: gwo1 si1 naai5) is a pun on "哥斯拉" (Jyutping: go1 si1 naai5), which is Godzilla as translated by Hong Kong's movie industry.

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.

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
January 1–4, 2008 1 — 4
33
36
[1]
2
January 7–11, 2008 5 — 9
33
36
[2]
3
January 14–17, 2008 10 — 13
32
35
[3]
4
January 21–25, 2008 14 — 18
32
35
[4]
5
January 27, 2008 19 — 20
37
41
[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "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)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • TVB.com War of In-Laws II - Official Website (Chinese)
  • K for TVB.net War of In-Laws II - Episodic Synopsis and Screen Captures (English)