Revolving Doors of Vengeance


Reviewed by: OwarinaiYume

December 19, 2005

Rating: five

Cast
Wong Yuk Ting: Lau Dan
Martin Ko Fung: Joe Ma Tak-Chung
Becky Koo Bik Kay: Kenix Kwok Ho-Ying
Wong Kai Kit: Ron Ng Cheuk-Hei
Li Hoi Sum: Ella Koon Yun-Na
Cheng Wing Fat: John Chiang
Cheng Ho Yi: Elaine Yiu Zhi-Ling
Ko San: Lo Hoi Pang
Wong Kai Yip: Mok Kar Kiu
Wong Kai Chi: Ellesmere Choi Ji-Kin
Kit's mother: Mary Hon Ma Lei
Martin Ko's assistant: Derek Kwok Chi-Kin

Summary

Wong Yuk Ting is the manager of Royal Court Hotel. He has three sons; Kai Yip, Kai Chi, and Kai Kit. Kai Kit is Yuk Ting's second wife's (Mary Hon) son, therefore Kai Chi and Kai Yip don't like him very much. When Yuk Ting passes away, he leaves 40% of the company's share to Martin Ko Fung (Joe Ma). Fung makes Kit (Ron Ng) believe that he is a bad person by tricking Kit's mother into selling her 5% of the shares to him.

Kai Kit loves his mother very much and would do anything for her. He is very hot-tempered and very easily aggravated. But after Martin tricked his mother, he became very angry and started to cooperate with his two brothers, and formed a close friendship with them.

Hoi Sum (Ella Koon) is a young girl who is not as wealthy as Kit and his family, she works at a fish market and was given the title "Mai Yu Mui" meaning "The Fish-Selling Girl". She becomes good friends with Kit and eventually falls in love with him.

Cheng Wing Fat (John Chiang) is Lau Dan's first wife's brother. He wants Royal Court Hotel all to himself. It turns out Becky Koo Bik Kay (Kenix Kwok) is working for him. However, Becky finds herself falling for Martin and decides she cannot betray him any longer. Since Becky was gone, Wing Fat started to use his daughter, Chloe or Ho Yi (Elaine Yiu). Chloe's job was to get on Kit's good side and tell her father everything she found out about his relationship with Martin.

Chloe succeeds and she becomes obsessive over Kit. She even gets him to believe that Hoi Sum is a bad person, therefore, Hoi Sum gets angry at Kit. Soon, Hoi Sum gets a job in the Philipines. The job was offered to her by a man who had developed a crush on her. This role was played by Raymond Cho.

As things begin to unravel and Kit finds out that Martin was following Yuk Ting's orders to get himself and his brothers to cooperate, the story was coming to an end. Kit finds that he is actually in love with Hoi Sum and he breaks up with Chloe.

The Review

Ron Ng
I was impressed with Ron's acting in "Revolving Doors of Vengeance" but I also noticed that Ron's characters seem to always be confused about who they love. For example, in this series, he goes out with Chloe and then he says he loves Ella. And in "Twin of Brothers", he claims that he loves Leila, but then he starts something with the other girl...I forgot her name...but anyway, that's not the point. I was proud of Ron in this series and I hope that he'll keep up the good work!

Ella Koon
Ella's first TVB series! I thought she was very cute and her character was very likeable. She was in a number of different movies that I have seen, and she has become one of my most favorite actresses and singers. I enjoyed Ella's small roles in different movies, but this one has been very likeable. I liked her role as Hoi Sum in this series. I liked how she was the unfashionable, fish-selling girl at the beginning, but then turned into the beautiful girl that she really was. Ella Koon is very talented and I look forward to seeing her more often.

Elaine Yiu
She was evil. I first saw Elaine in "Hearts of Fencing", where I enjoyed her performance. In "Hearts of Fencing", she was cute, innocent and portrayed the Chinese nerd kind of look. In "Revolving Doors of Vengeance", I just wanted to pick something up and throw it at the TV whenever I saw her scenes. Something about her made me hate part of the series. I said to myself, I HATE Chloe. But towards the end, when she got hit by the truck, I said that she deserved it. But then I felt bad for her and was happy that she found someone.

Joe Ma
Who doesn't like Joe Ma? Although he's not as good-looking as other actors like Edison Chen, or Nicholas Tse (whom I enjoy watching a lot more), his acting is very good. His character as Martin in this series was very hard to understand. One minute, he was the good guy. The next, he was the enemy. And then, he was the good guy again. Although it really confused me, I liked his performace in "Revolving Doors of Vengeance" rather than the one in "Lady Fan".

Kenix Kwok
I feel as if Kenix was never really a good actress. In "Seed of Hope", I thought her performance was horrible. Her character was boring, and I didn't like it one bit. But in "Revolving Doors of Vengeance", my opinion on her changed. I enjoyed her parts with Joe Ma and John Chiang in this series. She played the young woman who lied to the one she loved. I liked how she told John Chiang that she couldn't help him lie to Martin anymore because of how much she loved him.

I thought this particular series was great to watch. Ella Koon's performance was excellent for her first series. However, I hated Elaine Yiu. I was so ashamed that I have the same last name as she does. My brother said I looked like her! I felt that Elaine's performance was horrible! Not only because I don't like her in this movie, I just think her acting is terrible! I enjoyed her performance in "Hearts of Fencing" a lot more.

Ron Ng is a very capable actor. He portrayed his character well, and Kit's character; rough, arrogant and short-tempered, seems to be how I imagine Ron's character to be.

I enjoyed the ending. It made me mad how Kit had slept with Chloe and believed her over Hoi Sum. But I was happy when Kit finally broke it off with Chloe and told Hoi Sum how much he loved her.

Personally, I think "Revolving Doors of Vengeance" is one of the best TVB series I've watched so far. I love how they seemed to fit so many genres into this one. Basically, I look at the romances, and definitely, my favorite was Ella and Ron. Go ahead and watch it! There's nothing to lose!


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