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TV Review: Can’t Buy Me Love (TVB)

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Title: Can’t Buy Me Love
Starring: Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Linda Chung, Wong Ho Yin, Fala Chen, Ma Kwok Mingm Kwan Kuk Ying, Lee Heung Kam
Production: TVB
On Air: Astro On Demand (921)
Language: Cantonese & Mandarin (Subtitles provided)

Princess Chew Yeung (Charmaine Sheh) was very reluctant to marry a Tibetan Royal Family, so one of the Emperor’s concubines concocted a plan, so she could duck out of it, but marrying her off to Kam Du Luk (Moses Chan), the illed, silly, and humorous 2nd son of the Kam Family (owner of a gold store) Chew Yeung is really proud of herself and regardless having good quality personality, she is characteristically annoying to the Kam family, because she likes to  put her suspicions all out in the open without realizing her actions would give them so much trouble and heart breaks. Then there’s Szeto Ngan-Ping, her royal handmaiden who is also her best friend, quite a haughty character, disregarding anyone. Chew Yeung also have 4 sisters who don’t really like her because she happens to be Daddy’s girl. Fala’s character puts what I call spice in this series. She can be annoying and brow rising, but, I look forward to her scenes as well.

What can I say? it’s Charmaine Sheh! I love her to bits. I will watch whatever series she is in, especially if it’s period times genre. She could make me laugh and cry with her. I love her attire in this one. I love her love-hate relationship with her on screen husband. Moses is just .. “wow” he’s funny when he just goes out like a light and faint every so often in this series. but um.. he looks all umm.. blank and slow when he was trying to look smart but actually just drew to a blank. One thing for sure, I refuse to miss watching this! lol i love the humorous stuff, conspiracy and the seriousness in all the right amount in this. It’s rare for me to actually watch a period series that has royalties and humor mixed together. It blended quite well. The soundtrack is beautiful, but honestly, it’s doesn’t feel fit in this series. o.0

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