Wax and Wane

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Wax and Wane
團圓
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Wax and Wane official poster
Genre Drama
Starring Roger Kwok
Sunny Chan
Ron Ng
Kate Tsui
Lau Siu-ming
Toby Leung
Him Law
Benz Hui
Chow Chung
Derek Kok
Claire Yiu
Oscar Leung
Florence Kwok
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes30 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Nelson Cheung
Production location(s)Hong Kong
Editor(s)Yuen Siu-na
Yip Sai-hong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time45 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release13 June 
22 July 2011
Chronology
Preceded by My Sister of Eternal Flower
Followed by The Life and Times of a Sentinel
External links
Website
Wax and Wane
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intertitle
Traditional Chinese 團圓
Simplified Chinese 团圆
Literal meaning"Reunion"

Wax and Wane (Traditional Chinese: 團圓) is a 2011 Hong Kong television drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), with Nelson Cheung serving as the executive producer. The drama follows the story of two rival families, dealing with themes of revenge, greed, business affairs, and family. [1]

Hong Kong East Asian city

Hong Kong, officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is a special administrative region on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in southern China. With over 7.4 million people of various nationalities in a 1,104-square-kilometre (426 sq mi) territory, Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated places in the world.

Revenge harmful action in response to a grievance

Revenge is defined as the act of commiting a harmful action against a person or group in response to a grievance, be it real or perceived. It is used to punish a wrong by going outside the law. Francis Bacon described revenge as a kind of "wild justice" that "does... offend the law [and] putteth the law out of office." Primitive justice or retributive justice is often differentiated from more formal and refined forms of justice such as distributive justice and divine judgment.

Family group of people affiliated by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence

In the context of human society, a family is a group of people related either by consanguinity, affinity, or co-residence or some combination of these. Members of the immediate family may include spouses, parents, brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Members of the extended family may include grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews, nieces, and siblings-in-law. Sometimes these are also considered members of the immediate family, depending on an individual's specific relationship with them.

Contents

Plot

Yung Shing-fun (Lau Siu-ming) and his cousin Man Wing-cheong (Chow Chung) have been at odds for years, over the trade name rights of their family's noodle shop.

Chow Chong is a Hong Kong film and television actor, and a member of the South China Film Industry Workers Union. He was chair for three consecutive years, resigning in 2005.

Eugene (Roger Kwok), Fun's eldest son engages in a property development project in order to solve the problem. Unwillingly, he offers to buy out the location of Cheong's noodle shop with his company's shares. He also invites Cheong and his son, Fung (Sunny Chan), to join the company's management.

Roger Kwok Chun-on is Hong Kong television actor who works on the TV station TVB. Kwok was born in Hong Kong and his native family roots are in Zhongshan, Guangdong. Kwok used to be a singer before becoming an actor.

Sunny Chan Hong Kong actor

Sunny Chan Kam-hung is a Hong Kong television and film actor.

Eugene actually has ulterior motives for doing this, as he hates Fung to the core for marrying his girlfriend Ko Wai-ting (Florence Kwok). On top of this, Eugene's younger brother, Gary (Ron Ng), is going out with Cheong's second daughter, Peace (Kate Tsui), regardless of his family's opposition.

Florence Kwok Hong Kong actress

Florence Kwok Siu-Wan is a Hong Kong film, television, and voice actress.

Ron Ng

Ron Ng Cheuk-hei is a Hong Kong TVB actor, singer, professional dancer and model.

Kate Tsui Hong Kong model

Kate Tsui Tsz-shan is a Hong Kong actress, who is best known for her work with Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), and to an extent, for her film work. She also holds the Miss Hong Kong 2004 title.

Now, Eugene is at his wits' end as he has to handle his family issues single-handedly. He never understood what family ties really meant, nor had he the courage to try to find it out, until now.

Production

Pre-production and character casting began September 2009. [1] Roger Kwok and Derek Kok were cast first; upon hearing this, Ron Ng explained that he turned down two mainland Chinese drama offers in order to fit his schedule to film Wax and Wane with Kwok. [2] Myolie Wu was also reported to have been part of the project, but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. [3]

Derek Kok Jing-hung is a Hong Kong actor who had worked for TVB from 1986 to 2015. He filmed over 70 dramas. He is specialised in action and Chinese Kung Fu performance.

Myolie Wu Hang-yee, is a Hong Kong actress and singer. Born in Hong Kong with Guangdong Taishan ancestry, she is signed under for the Hong Kong TVB television station and a singer under contracts with Neway Star. In 2011, She has won "Best Actress" for her role in Curse of the Royal Harem, a TVB grand production, "Most Favourite TV Female Character" for her role in Ghetto Justice and also won "Extraordinary Elegant Actress" at the TVB Anniversary Awards 2011, making her the first ever Triple TV Queen of the year. By summer of 2015, Myolie left TVB to explore new avenues.

A costume fitting and press conference for the drama was held on 12 January 2010, [4] and filming began the following week. A blessing ceremony was held on 9 March 2010. [5] Filming ended 22 April 2010, taking a full four months to complete.

Cast and characters

Yung family

Man family

Other characters

Awards and nominations

45th TVB Anniversary Awards 2011

Viewership ratings

WeekEpisodesAverage PointsPeaking PointsReferences
1
June 13–17, 2011
1 — 5
25
29
[6]
2
June 20–24, 2011
6 — 10
26
29
[7]
3
June 27 - July 1, 2011
11 — 15
26
30
[8]
4
July 4–8, 2011
16 — 20
27
31
[9]
5
July 11–15, 2011
21 — 25
27
32
[10]
6
July 18–22, 2011
26 — 30
27
34
[11]

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References

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  4. "Artiste Calendar - New drama "Reunion" costume fitting". TVB.com (in Chinese). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  5. "Artiste Calendar - Reunion (tentative) blessing ceremony". TVB.com (in Chinese). 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
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  7. Week 2 Ratings
  8. Week 3 Ratings
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  10. Week 5 Ratings
  11. Week 6 Ratings