7 Days in Life

7 Days in Life

Promotional poster
Genre Comedy-drama
Written by Ng Siu-tung
Starring Steven Ma
Bosco Wong
Joyce Cheng
Sonija Kwok
Patrick Tang
Mimi Lo
Yuen Wah
Koni Lui
Theme music composer Yip Siu-chung
Opening theme "Jun Faai Oi" (盡快愛) by Bosco Wong
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Executive producer(s) Leung Choi-yuen
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time approx. 45 minutes (each)
Production company(s) TVB
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 24 January – 18 February 2011 (2011-02-18)
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7 Days in Life
Traditional Chinese 隔離七日情
Simplified Chinese 隔离七日情
Literal meaning "Romance of the seven-day quarantine"

7 Days in Life (Traditional Chinese: 隔離七日情) is a Hong Kong television comedy drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). The drama's broadcast was on TVB's television channels Jade and HD Jade from 24 January to 18 February 2011, consisting of 20 episodes. The two final episodes were aired back to back on 18 February 2011.

7 Days in Life is produced by Leung Choi-yuen and stars Steven Ma, Bosco Wong, Sonija Kwok and Joyce Cheng. The drama is a fictional telling of a group of different people residing in a hotel during a true event that occurred in May 2009, when the first reported case of a person carrying the H1N1 virus in Hong Kong stayed in a hotel in Wanchai, resulting in the hotel to be sealed off for 7 days.


Calvin and Christy, a pair of professional thieves, are quarantined in Wonderful Harbour Hotel for 7 days after the Hong Kong government discovers a guest at the hotel who is diagnosed with H1N1. The couple encounters a cop, a bellboy, a prostitute, a news reporter, a legendary thief, and several other rich and poor hotel guests and employees whom reluctantly bond together during their stay in the hotel.

Cast and characters


Filming commenced in March 2010 and completed in May 2010.

Pre-production trailer

A pre-production sales presentation trailer was filmed in late 2009, which starred a star-studded cast. Bobby Au-yeung (an altered role is later replaced by Wong in the official production) was introduced as a bankrupt police officer who plans to commit suicide in the hotel. Yoyo Mung portrays his wife. Bowie Lam and Kristal Tin are portrayed as a falling out couple, in which the husband discovers his wife having an affair with his boss (Ram Chiang) at the hotel. Myolie Wu (replaced by Lo) portrays a high prostitute who develops a relationship with the hotel bellboy portrayed by Sammul Chan (replaced by Tang). Her client (portrayed by Mak) drops dead in the hotel room and the bellboy helps her dispose the body, only to find out later that the client only fainted. Only Kwok, who presented herself in the trailer as a professional thief, and Mak, are not replaced.

The trailer aired on TVB Jade and TVB HD Jade on 9 December 2009 with enthusiastic reviews.



Over 2 million people watched the Hong Kong TVB Jade premiere, which aired on 24 January 2011, Monday night.[4]

Critical reception

The critical response to 7 Days of Life was generally positive. Many Hong Kong netizens expressed the first episode to be "humorous and enjoyable."[4] The scriptwriting to the drama was also well received, praising its fresh characters and fast-paced storyline.[4]

Awards and nominations

45th TVB Anniversary Awards 2011

Viewership ratings

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership. "Viewers in millions" refers to the number of people, derived from TVB Jade average ratings (not including TVB HD Jade), in Hong Kong who watched the episode live. The peak number of viewers are in brackets.

Week Episode(s) Average points Peaking points Viewers (in millions) AI References
2.07 (2.27)
2 – 5
1.91 (2.33)
6 – 9
1.79 (1.91)
10 – 14
1.92 (2.18)
15 – 20
Esp 1 – Esp 20
1.92 (2.33)


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