Riches and Stitches

Year:2004

Section:TVB Series

Average Rating:       (out of 4 ratings)


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Riches and Stitches

Reviewed by: move2tbeats August 14, 2004

Rating: 3.0 out of 5

Starring: Moses Chan, Anne Heung, Kong Wah, Gigi Lai, Melissa Ng, Marco Ng, and Michael Tong Critique: Flawed piece of work that could or would have been great I'll not go in deep into the plot of this series since there are two other reviews about this series already. So I'll only review the performances of the main characters in this series (Moses, Anne, Kong, and Gigi's characters). In a nutshell,...

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Riches and Stitches

Reviewed by: Christina July 23, 2004

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Viet Name: Chiec Áo Dài Thuong Hai He is obsessed with silk; he makes fabrics come alive; he is a legendary tailor of his time! Cast: (In Vietnamese) Moses Chan - Thieu Tung Hung Anne Heung - Bao Thuy Lung Kwong Wa - Dinh Hao Dong Gigi Lai - Mieu Hai Duong Michael Tong - Thieu Tung Xuong Melissa Ng - Lanh Huong Linh Genre: 1920's Costume Drama Episodes/Tapes: 30/15 (Cantonese) - 44/22 (Viet) Sypnosis: Thieu Tung Hung (Moses Chan) is the eldest son...

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Riches and Stitches

Reviewed by: KP May 28, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

When this serial first came out, I couldn't wait to watch it because there seemed to be a lot of familiar faces. It didn't disappoint me when I actually watched the serial. Even though there were some parts I thought to be ridiculous, overall it was good. CAST: Kong Wah - He was amazing! I thought he portrayed a triad leader in the movie very well. I really love him in the...

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Riches and Stitches

Reviewed by: Josh May 23, 2004

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Vietnamese Title - Chiec Ao Dai Thuong Hai No. of Chinese Episodes - 30 No. of Vietnamese Tapes - 22 Some Spoilers The Cast: Moses Chan Kwong Wa Anne Heung Gigi Lai Melissa Ng Marco Ng Michael Tong June Chan Eileen Yeow TVB has recently produced some fresh topics in their series and “Riches and Stitches” is a great example, featuring a storyline of a legendary tailor and his obstacles in creating the famous chipao. With some of TVB’s top actors and actresses,...

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madamebutterfly

10-02-2008 06:07 PM

     

Kwong Wa is physically awkward in this series. He has no charisma or sense of a mob lord like Chow Yun Fat. His physique is so fragile--I can kick him and he'll collapse. Don't get me wrong, I like him in certain roles but not this one.

Gigi is constantly playing the definition of emotions, never really feeling the emotions. Enough said. I wish Bernice Liu was cast in this role instead, at least she'd be a better dancer. And for God sakes, if you're gonna dub Melissa Ng's singing voice with Priscilla Chan, why not dub Gigi Lai's singing voice too, her singing is terribly lacking.

Moses & Anne do not have any chemistry. Might have been a better collaboration with Maggie Cheung, who was originally cast for the part. For Moses and Anne, whenever they're talking to each other, it's like two strangers reading lines. No sexual tensions, no feelings. Anne was alright in here but not very interesting to watch. Very boring. Moses is attempting to fill a role that should have gone to Gordon Lam. At time successful in his portrayal of a stubborn country-bumpkin, he really lacks emphathy for the character. I would have preferred Maggie Cheung and Gordon Lam in these roles.

The story is not bad, but could have been a lot better. Those TVB writers are so lazy!


sze ern

11-11-2007 09:43 PM

     

i'd prefer Gigi in long hair like now. her hair's so awkward here.


lovveee<3able

11-02-2006 12:00 AM

     

no offence. but the ending was really stupid


chijmes

09-18-2005 12:00 AM

     

Consider me biased towards the fascinating 1920s era and the qipao theme. The story is entertaining, although flawed at times. Characters-wise, I feel that the secondary characters are the ones who made the show watchable. In all, I think the series is worth a watch, but don't expect too much from it.


brightviv23

09-03-2005 12:00 AM

     

i would probably rate this 3.5 out of 5


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