I've also added in some of the scenes I found funny :)
Tin Po: I can't stand wide-eyed, short barbarians with a hoarse voice!
Lei Wai: Master Tin Po, that description actually fits you as well...
Prince Yinzhen (Ben Wong) befriends a commoner named Ko Tin Po (Wong Cho Lam) when he was trying to find someone who can cook salted-fish buns for the emperor. Impressed by Tin Bo's culinary skills, Yinzhen tried to pursaude him to work for the palace but Tin Po refused after hearing Mr. Wu's deviation. Mr Wu (Ram Chiang), a Chinese doctor and scholar, warned Tin Bo that if he enter the palace he will be doomed as a slave for food (basically a bad omen) and may even lose his life. If you're wondering why Tin Po is so superstitious to let this once in a lifetime chance go, it's because in the past he didn't listen to a deviation and he believe that is the reason why his father was sent to jail and how they also lost their entire family's fortune.
I personally really want Mo Suet and Yinsi to end up together, but we know that is not going to happen. Yinzhen is super sweet but Louis and Joey just look sooooooooo gooooood together!
Tin Po: Lei Wai...show them.
Lei Wai: HAHHHH!! *throws bowl to the ground and rolls up his sleeves*
Lei Wai speaking in the most stereotypical feminine speech: You two are naughty indeed. Getting in the way of our business. You fatso and you fool! Stop clowning around or I'll slap you on the hand!
Lei Wai: Master, don't pick expensive stuff! We are short of money!
Tin Po: Don't shout out we're poor!
Lei Wai yells back: I got it! I won't shout out "we are poor"!
Tin Po: Good!
Tin Po: Before I go, Mr Wu, do you have any advice for me?
Mr Wu: I have some words for you.
Tin Po: Please go ahead.
Mr Wu: Weal or woe, there is no avoiding it.
Tin Po: Mr Wu, since we met, this is the first time you've talked nonsense.
While all the other princes is joyful about the situation, Yinzhen still felt very sorry for his brother but also know that the treason the Crown Prince committed cannot be forgiven. Though I don't like Yinzhen's passiveness, especially because he always give into the Crown Prince, I did like their relationship and found the last scene that they shared to be very touching. The Crown Prince is definitely not a likeable character but at the same time, I do pity him because like he said, everyday he lived with fear because of his status as the 'Crown Prince'. One who doesn't understand may find the title glorious but to him, everybody was targeting everything he did and all his brothers were looking forward to his downfall. That is a pretty depressing life to live.
Acting wise, I didn't like how Power Chan moves his hand around alot. It kinda frustrates me seeing him do that. On the other hand though, his emotional scenes in episode 6 were really well done!
Mr. Wu: I am sure it was dim and the moon was masked that night.
Tin Po: It sure was dark and so romantic! Mr Wu, some divination!
Mr. Wu: It's deduction. Or else Miss Nian wouldn't have chatted with you for so long.
Siu Yu: You are a man, your career should come first. Don't waste time on meaningless things.
Tin Po: I am not an ambitious man, I put love before career.
FYI Miss Nian is in love with Siu Yu (who's a woman disguised as a man).
Tin Po: For Miss Nian, I can't give up.Some criticize Wong Cho Lam's acting but I find him hilarious. I love the way he says his line (his sarcastic tone) and his facial expressions. I'm also happy to see Jack Wu here! Lei Wai is just an adorable side kick!
Siu Yu: Miss Nian again? I thought you had put her behind.
Tin Po: Putting her behind and giving up are two different things.
Siu Yu: How is it different?
Tin Po: You can pick up what you've put behind.
Lei Wai: what about giving up?
Tin Po: I don't have to answer that
So what do you think of the series so far?! Leave a comment on the post or in the chatbox...it's getting so lonely around here lately :P