The King of Snooker


Section:TVB Series

Number of Episodes:20

Language: Chinese (Cantonese)

Chinese Title: 桌球天王

Average Rating:       (out of 3 ratings)


The King of Snooker is a 20-episode drama series produced in Hong Kong in 2009. The story arc is about an aging champion snooker player, Yau Yat Kiu, who unexpectedly retires from the game, disappointing his fans and puzzling his daughter. She gets the idea that this is only a ploy to discover a true and worthy student of the game to take his place as champion. These suspicions are confirmed when her father takes in and begins to train a younger player, Kan Tze Him, who has potential and who also begins to develop feelings for the daughter. She, in turn, has her romantic eye on her father's longtime rival, Lui Kin Chung. Master and student, father and daughter, champion and rival, all eventually resolve their differences on the snooker table.


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King of Snooker

Reviewed by: Andrew Leung June 17, 2009

Rating: 4.0 out of 5

This series is an absolute blast. It is one of those easy-going light-hearted serials we expect from TVB these days. As you can guess from its name, the series is all about snooker. But as a snooker enthusiast you might be disappointed with the lack of realism in the snooker scenes. After all this isn't realistic snooker like you see in those World Snooker Championship matches. It's super-powered fantasy snooker! Consider how wuxia differs from traditional...

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The King of Snooker

Reviewed by: vixstar1314 June 02, 2009

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Introduction: Well from the title and picture it is clearly about snooker. So I would would say if your not a big fan of snooker then this drama series may not be really suited to you. Or watch it if you really like the actors and actresses in this drama. For me I’m quite a fan of snooker, and secondly I enjoy watching snooker so this drama was something different to other TVB series. Storyline: So the series starts off by showing a...

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07-22-2010 11:28 PM


This series definitely sparked my interest in snooker. It goes through the different techniques used in snooker and the training involved in it. I don't like the fancy and exaggerated, and some of it impossible shots they used in this series. They also named the two legendary cues in the series after the "Heaven Sword and the Dragon Sabre" which I thought was a lack of creativity. The special effects used in this series was also very fake, dramatic, and exaggerated. The only thing that made this series ok was the detail it put into becoming a snooker player.


07-22-2009 06:29 PM


I only watched the beginning 4 episode, its kinda interesting, but is the middle and end interesting too? I only like Joyce Tang in armed reaction.


07-16-2009 03:11 PM


i thought this movie was pretty good,
but not as good as smiling pasta!!!


06-26-2009 10:52 PM


story is lame overall


06-26-2009 10:51 PM


waste of time watching this. so many unrealistic shots and plus, too many shots they made weren't even made by them. It's funny to see all the banked shots they did - actually hit the cue ball towards one direction that's not even close, then all of a sudden they switched to a different view of the cue ball hitting the other snooker balls.

Pretty bad acting on few of the actors especially Patrick.

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