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The Ultimate Addiction (Chinese: 點金勝手) is a 30-episode Hong Kong television drama that is produced by Chong Wai-kin for TVB. The story centers on a group of individuals working in Hong Kong's financial world and stock market.A costume fitting was held on 21 August 2013 at Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio Four at 12:30PM.[1]

The Ultimate Addiction
點金勝手
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The Ultimate Addiction official poster
Genre Drama
Created by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written by Pong Mei Feng 彭美鳳
Wong Siu Lung 黃小龍
Cheung Shu Kuk 張雪菊
Chum Kin Wai 譚劍偉
Wong Beng Yee 黃秉怡
Yiu Fuk Hing 邱福慶
Wong Siew Ching 黃秀清
Mok Chee Kai 莫志佳
Yong Zi Kei 容子棋
Choong Ching Lung 鍾正龍
Cheung Hui Hin 張慧賢
Oon Kum Fong 温淦鋒
Kui Yin Hwan 區彦媛
Lee Hui Yee 李慧儀
Directed by Yip Chan Hui 葉鎮輝
Leung Kai Yuen 梁棨源
Wong Wai Meng 黃偉明
Hui Rui Ping 許瑞平
Leung Chong Xun 梁崇勳
Starring Bosco Wong
Sharon Chan
Nancy Wu
Ben Wong
Kate Tsui
Elena Kong
Toby Leung
MC Jin
Gloria Tang Pui Yee
Opening theme Challenge (考驗) by Fred Cheng
Ending theme Tight Game (棋逢敵手) by Hubert Wu & Kate Tsui
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 30
Production
Executive producer(s) Tommy Leung
Producer(s) Chong Wai-kin
Production location(s) Hong Kong
Editor(s) Pong Mei Feng 彭美鳳
Ng Lap Guang 伍立光
Running time 45 minutes
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade, HD Jade
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release 2 June – 11 July 2014
Chronology
Preceded by Never Dance Alone
Followed by Black Heart White Soul
External links
Website
The Ultimate Addiction
Traditional Chinese 點金勝手
Simplified Chinese 点金胜手
Literal meaning "hand of the golden touch"

After Episode 17, the show was blacklisted by the Chinese State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, making it another Hong Kong television drama to be censored in Mainland China after When Heaven Burns in 2011.[2]

Contents

Development and castingEdit

In late June 2013, TVB announced that the studios were preparing for a new drama that was "tailor-made" for Michael Miu, which he later confirmed.[3] The following week, Bosco Wong and Sharon Chan were confirmed to star. In July 2013, Nancy Wu joined the cast, followed by Kate Tsui, Ben Wong, and Elena Kong.[4]

On August 6, 2013, Miu dropped out due to unforeseen schedule conflicts.[5] His role would not be replaced, and Bosco Wong would be leading from start to finish.[5] On 10 August, Fred Cheng was confirmed to have joined the project,[6] but left the cast in October 2013 due to his involvement in singing competition, Voice of Stars.[7]

SynopsisEdit

Cheuk Yuk (Bosco Wong)is a major figure in the financial industry who has no problems with crossing boundaries and playing dirty tricks for his own benefits. For this, he has long been a target of the Commercial Crime Bureau. Cheuk Yuk is much obsessed in the game of money and power, such that he neglects his family and friends. His wife and master have successively died because of him; however, he still felt no remorse, and instead, his ways have even worsened. Cheuk Yuk's brother-in-law, Chow San Yung (Ben Wong), being a member of the CCB, vows to have Cheuk Yuk prosecuted and brought to justice. His senior Ho Seung Yi (Sharon Chan) and subordinate Chi Nga (Kate Tsui) also work together with him to collect evidence. San Yung, at first, had high hopes for Chi Nga and even views her as his apprentice; however, Chi Nga suddenly resigns from her position as a CCB member and joins Cheuk Yuk's company. She first gains the trust of Cheuk Yuk's second wife, Fong Ming Yu (Nancy Wu) and then assists Cheuk Yuk to battle the female tycoon of the financial industry, Chai Pui Fan (Elena Kong). Eventually, Chi Nga seems to have the entire situation under her control, and even Cheuk Yuk's fiery ambition appears to have been engulfed. In the battlefield of the financial industry, where there is countless bloodshed and slaughtering, who will decide the final victory?

Cast and charactersEdit

The Cheuk FamilyEdit

Cast Role Description
Bosco Wong Cheuk Yuk, Damon
卓彧
Financial elite
Fong Ming Yu's ex-husband
Cheuk Chi Yin's elder brother
Likes Chi Nga
Chi Nga's love interest
Widower of Chow San Lai
Nancy Wu Fong Ming Yu, Anson
方明瑜
Financial company executive
Cheuk Yuk's ex-wife
Gloria Tang Pui Yee Cheuk Chi Yin, Ginnie
卓至然
Cheuk Yuk's younger sister
Died in episode 27

The Ho FamilyEdit

Cast Role Description
Sharon Chan Ho Seung Yi,
何雙怡
CCB Inspector, later financial company's employee
Ho Seung Fei & Ho Seung Hing's elder sister
Chow San Yung's fiancee
Died in episode 30
Toby Leung Ho Seung Fei
何雙菲
Police officer
Taekwondo expert
Ho Seung yi's and Ho Seung Hing's younger sister
Stephen Wong Ho Seung Hing
何雙慶
Chef
Ho Seung Yi's younger brother
Ho Seung Fei's older brother
Pursues Cheuk Chi Yin
Lily Liew Yung Sau Guen
容秀娟
June Chan Sum Ka Man
沈嘉雯

Commercial Crime Bureau (CCB)Edit

Cast Role Description
Sharon Chan Ho Seung Yi
何雙怡
CCB Inspector, later financial company's employee commit suicide in episode 30.
Ben Wong Chow San Yung
周辛勇
Sergeant
Cheuk Yuk's good friend
Ho Seung Yi's fiance
Chai Pui Fan's ex-boyfriend
MC Jin Chu Kwok Leung
朱國亮
Police Officer
Toby Leung Ho Seung Fei
何雙菲
Police Officer
Hinson Chou Tsz Yeung So Yat Gaai
蘇日佳
Police Officer
Stephen Huynh Leung Yiu Wai
梁耀威
CCB Inspector
Snow Suen Law Oi Na
羅愛娜
Police Officer
Eric Chung Tang Ping Kiu
鄧秉喬
Chief Inspector

OthersEdit

Cast Role Description
Kate Tsui Chi Nga, Gia
資雅
CCB Inspector, later financial company's employee
Likes Cheuk Yuk
Cheuk Yuk's love interest
Gets close with Cheuk family to avenge her father
Elena Kong Chai Pui Fan, Florence
柴沛勛
Chow San Yung's ex-girlfriend
Stock Market Advisory Committee Chairperson
Chai's Commercial Bank Ltd CEO
Oscar Leung Law Chun Kei
羅俊基
Pal Sinn Wong Ching Wah, Ken
黃正華
Fong Ming Yu's ex-boyfriend
Jack Wu Yuen Seung Him
袁尚謙
Reporter
Chi Nga's childhood friend likes Chi Hga
Jacqueline Wong Chow San Lai
周辛麗
Cheuk Yuk's late wife
Chow San Yung's younger sister
Jazz Lam Wong Ying Biu, Tiger
王英標
Financial I.T. Manager
Cheuk Yuk's friend
Timothy Cheng Tse Sing Chui Kam Fat
崔錦發
Share market analyst
Chu Kiu Chim husband
Apple Ha Lo Sei Mui
魯四妹
Chow San Yung and Chow San Lai's Grandmother
Dia Yiu Ming Yip Kai Bun, Ben
葉啟斌
Legal consultant
Law Lok Lam Sin Cho Wai
冼祖偉
Raymond Chiu Yeung Ho Ming, Stanley
楊浩明
Brian Burrell Suen King Wing, Kingsley
孫競榮
Jeanette Leung Ching Kok Lee Ka Tik, Cindy
李珈迪
Celine Ma Chu Kiu Chim
朱嬌嬋
Chu Kwok Leung's Older sister
Tea Restaurant manager
Married Chui Kam Fat in episode 30
Barry Cox Antonio Cruz Florence's dance teacher
Yeung Chiu Hoi
Lee Chi Sing
Chan Min Leung
Shally Tsang
Leo Tsang
Janey Yan
Geoffrey Wong

Viewership ratingsEdit

Week Episodes Date Average Points Peaking Points
1 01-05 June 2–6, 2014 22 25
2 06-10 June 9–13, 2014 22 23
3 11-15 June 16–20, 2014 22 24
4 16-20 June 23–27, 2014 24 25
5 21-25 June 30-July 4, 2014 22 25
6 26-30 July 7–11, 2014 24 26

International broadcastEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "《點金勝手》 "Midas" Costume Fitting". 
  2. ^ 疑因片中見反共標語 《點金勝手》內地遭禁播. Ming Pao (in Chinese). 29 June 2014. Retrieved 29 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "My stage: Michael Miu says having fun is the best". Apple Daily (in Chinese). 29 June 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kuangaitvb @ Weibo". Kuangaitvb (in Chinese). 5 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Michael Miu leaves new drama". IHKTV (in Chinese). 6 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  6. ^ "Kuangaitvb @ Weibo". Ming Pao via Weibo (in Chinese). 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  7. ^ "Fred Cheng leaves 'Midas' to prepare for 'Voice of Stars'". IHKTV (in Chinese). 5 October 2013. Retrieved 6 October 2013. 
  8. ^ "The Ultimate Addiction 《点金胜手》 - Toggle". Toggle. 

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