i think it's not bad after watching 2 episodes...Haven't watched Gem of life so coudn't compare. Anyway was wondering...Joe Ma become bad later in the series izzit? (Judging from his character...just guessing..hehe)
it was a good start..but finding it boring now..fast forwarded loads of the liza parts..
honkiebonkie: basically its about a rich family. Right at the beginning it shows Natalie tong giving birth, she plays liza 30 years back. It tells you that she got pregnant before marriage, and although the son belonged to her rich fiance, it was frowned upon to have a baby before marrying so she gives the baby away. Her fiance, who later becomes her husband doesnt know that Natalie was pregnant so doesnt know he has a son. 30 years later, the son grows up to be Joe Ma who had a very bad life. He comes to the city to get away from all the bad things int he countryside, and befriends Charmaine who is a poor girl (she use to be rich, but then her family went bankrupt) and sells congee on a boat for a living. Joe later reunites with Liza, though she tries her best to get rid of him so her husbands family dont find out about him. He doesnt know she's his mother but she knows he is her son. Liza's younger son raymond wong falls for Charmaine, but Liza tries her best to split them up as she thinks that Charmaine is not right for her son.
i agree that this show is more interesting than gem of life. I was really looking forward to the gem of life before it came out, but the series is so long that it's getting boring. however, this show is getting more and more interesting!