TVB is a Cantonese television station that is known for its exciting, dramatic and endearing television shows. Two great new Cantonese shows have recently been produced by the station. These shows, which are called “The Confidant” and “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles,” are both historic dramas, and should not be missed by any fans of Chinese or Cantonese television.
“The Confidant” takes place sometime between the mid 1800s and the early 1900s. It follows the story of Li Linying, played by Wayne Lai. He is a eunuch who was brought to the royal palace, the seat of the Qing dynasty. Li is taught next to another young eunuch, whom he befriends, but as time goes on, both boys begin to become caught up in political schemes and scandals. The Empress Dowager Ci’an, played by Maggie Shiu, is working with the prince to gain power over the second Empress Dowager, Cixi, played by Michelle Yim. Li befriends Cixi and, as the years pass, he begins to help her more and more. Eventually he becomes one of her closest friends and most trusted advisors. This thrilling drama began airing on November 5, 2012, and will continue running until December 16, 2012.
Like “The Confidant,” “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” is a historic drama, but takes place much later, in the 1920s and 1930s. It follows the lives of the members of a large family that lives in Hong Kong. The family is quite wealthy due to the fact that the patriarch, Sir Arthur Chung, played by Damian Lau, is the first Chinese barrister. Chung is so wealthy that he is able to marry four different women. Each wife has her own story and agenda. In addition, Chung’s children all have their own troubles and love interests. As the show progress, the lives of Chung and his family become more and more tangled, leading to drama, hidden affairs and the revelation of secrets. “Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles” began airing on October 22, 2012 and will continue airing for a full forty episodes. The show will end on December 14, 2012.
Watch these shows on Dish Network Jadeworld starting November 18th. Pre-Order your package today call 866.353.2658.