Famous Editor-in Chief of the magazine Elva, Ophelia Kwo (Liza Wang) is known for being the most stylish and intelligent women in the business world. But at the same time, those who are in the same career as her know very well that she is strict, powerful and gives no mercy to those who get in her way. In the business, any body who was working under her were to be the best of the best. At the same time, she’s also a very dedicated mother in the sense that she prefers to keep her son, Kyle (Bosco Wong) under her thumb.
Yet her thumb wasn’t able to stop the marriage of his son and a geeky, dumb and lower class girlfriend, Chow Lai Man ( Myolie Wu). Chow La Man, originally a police left her job and later joined Elva – as Ophelia’s 2nd assistant. The opposite personalities between the two in-laws cause conflicts and problems to arise! But Ping Fan (Benz Hui) comes back in revenge on women named Fiona with the help of Ophelia, little did he know that Fiona was Ophelia herself. Pasts begin to unviel, affairs begin to speculate and marriage begins to fall apart.
Ophelia loses her place in Elva after being framed by her assistant Ko Ka Bo ( Joyce Tang) and eventually has no choice but to resign. Lai Man continues to bunk her way up into her mother in-law’s place not knowing the trouble that was to come for Elva. Kyle is then tempted into a love trap but his ex-girlfriend, Athena (Vivien Yeo) and eventually leaves Elva which stirs up even more problems.
Ophelia Kwo Pik: I have to say I really enjoyed this character and I ended up watching this series for her. O jie is straight forward in her criticism, if she doesn’t like something she’ll say its crap. If you want to talk business with her, you better be someone of the upper class! Yet why do I like this character? She is witty, intelligent and she’s a great mother. The only real fault about her is an awful mouth. She judges those under her and she’ll do anything to get what she wants.
Liza Wong as Ophelia: between this series and the original War of In-Laws I like Liza’s acting in this one. Her acting is more natural and maybe cause her roles is a lot better. Liza’s role in the original WOIL was too barbaric and exaggerating. Everything seemed like nonsense but in this sequel I find her role has more of a character and I’m actually laughing. Liza’s dialogues were well delivered and the overall performance was great. But then again, it could be just the character I’m praising.
Chow Lai Man: I really liked Ah Mun in the beginning because she was really funny and the things she did were kind of brave. But I lost that feeling when she started suspecting Kyle of an affair. She started to lose her guard and she was always uneasy of everything. What got worse was she was ruining her mother in-law’s plans which are usually of the importance. My feelings towards Ah Mun started to get irritated because she always said the wrong things at the wrong time. I understand her feelings about possibly losing her husband but her character began to change into someone who was unbalanced. It seemed like she couldn’t control herself like she use to which led her to being used by Mark (Vincent Wong) who was her superior. Then I liked her again when she started to see things differently and took charge. You may say I’m mean but I’m glad Ah Mun divorced Kyle because that leads her to being stronger. It was during this period that she was able to see things from a different point of view and not just the negatives of her family.
Myolie Wu as Chow Lai Man: once again great acting especially since her roles is always trying to change herself in some way and her personality differs a lot. Her crying skills in here are great since the entire series seems to be full of laughter only and then she has to adjust herself when she confronts O jie’s attitude towards her.
Kyle Kwo: I like Ah Mun enjoyed him in the beginning where he was still under the thumb of his mom. He was still a childish kind of guy but then he got kind of rebelish in the sense that he wanted to prove that he was capable. It was okay for awhile before it started affecting his relationships with his family and he was still in the “Mr. 3 Minute” mode. Which he later realized was causing the trouble. Overall, not too fond of him.
Bosco Wong as Kyle Kwo: nothing much to say but I think this series didn’t express his full potential. I’ve seen his other series where he’s done better.
But Ping Fan: the funniest character especially when he started having feelings for Ophelia. It was really cute how he literally treated Ah Mun and Kyle as his own kids and being there for their troubles.
Benz Hui as But Ping Fan: Benz Hui has always been an extraordinary actor for me. I enjoyed every one of his series no matter what roles he takes on because his acting is always spectacular.
C.C Wong: the nice guy of the series. He was always doing thing of the good and never bad judging people. I loved his kids!! They are so cute!
Deric Kwok: Another terrific actor. He was especially great here acting as the supposedly gay man. He really brought the laughter to this series with his feminine gestures.
Coco Ko: she was not a bad person to begin with, she just took in all the outside attitudes of O jie. She thought she was suppose to be cruel since O jie appears to be that way not know that O jie did for a reason. Coco I expected to be the villain of this series because the trailer and in the beginning showed her to be of that type but she’s okay and really a great friend of Ah Mun.
Joyce Tang as Coco Ko: it’s the first series I’ve seen of Joyce since I saw The Driving Powers be rebroadcast. I have to say some parts of her are still a bit tense because the way she delivers speech is sometimes weird. Overall though, it’s great to see her back.
Myolie Wu & Bosco Wong
Liza Wang & Benz Hui
Joyce Tang & Deric Kwok
Nancy Wu & Stephen Hyunh
It’s extremely hard to find pictures and I’m too lazy to go through the entire series to pick out pictures…
Myolie Wu & Liza Wang’s series outfits. These two have the prettiest clothing ever! I sometimes find myself looking at their outfits more than what they’re saying.
Left is WOIL2 and right is Steps
I have a feeling these were originally used at one TVB Anniversary Celebration, they have so many of this design. It’d kind of hideous…
- So did Ah Mun and Kyle end up marrying again?
- Does But Ping Fan get O jie? (in the end, she says “If he can catch me, he catches me as in gets me if not too bad! And then they speed up their running and But Ping Fan runs faster to “catch” her)
- Did But Ping Fan really invest in the right stocks and got the money back? Cause it seems kind of lenient…
-How did the Elva magazines do?
It's a good series to start the year with it's funny dialogues and characters! This series was better than WOIL and better than what I expected. I recommend it to others who enjoy light hearted series or loved Devil Wear's Prada.