Moonlight Resonance

Moonlight Resonance

Moonlight Resonance Official Poster
Genre Modern Drama
(Grand Production)
Created by Lau Kar Ho
Written by Cheung Wah-biu
Sit Ga-wah[1]
Starring Louise Lee
Ha Yu
Michelle Yim
Susanna Kwan
Moses Chan
Raymond Lam
Linda Chung
Tavia Yeung
Lee Heung Kam
Fala Chen
Chris Lai
Vincent Wan
Opening theme Wu Xin Hai Ni (無心害你) performed by Susanna Kwan
Ending theme Ai Bu Guo (愛不疚) performed by Raymond Lam
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Running time 45 minutes per episode
Production company(s) Television Broadcasts Limited
Original network TVB Jade
Original release 28 July – 21 September 2008
Related shows Heart of Greed (2007)
External links

Moonlight Resonance (Traditional Chinese: 溏心風暴之家好月圓) is a 2008 grand production HDTV drama by TVB. It is a spiritual sequel to 2007's award-winning series, Heart of Greed featuring most of the original cast members. The series is written and edited by Cheung Wah-biu and Sit Ga-wah.[1] Sponsored by Kee Wah Bakery, the series began broadcast on 28 July 2008.[2] Its final episode was the highest rated TVB episode ever at 50 points. The series was met with critical acclaim, with praise to the intense plot, excellent performances by the cast, and moving storyline. It went on to receive various awards across Asia Pacific and further cemented its position as one of the most successful and epic dramas in TVB's history.[3]


Chung Siu-Hor, discovered that her husband Gan Tai-Cho was having an affair with their employee Yan-Hung. Siu-Hor and Tai-Cho owned a confectionery together known as the Moonlight Bakery. Yan-Hung forces Siu-Hor and Tai-Cho to declare divorce.

After this divorce, Yan-Hung and Tai-Cho take on the Moonlight Bakery name and prove successful, resulting in a family asset totaling HK$1 billion. Meanwhile, Siu-Hor struggles to make a living at the modest bakery she once owned with Tai-Cho. Over the next ten years, Yan-Hung manipulates the family to keep relations hostile.

When Yan-Hung has a miscarriage with Tai-Cho's baby, she blames Wing-Yuen to make him feel indebted to her. Meanwhile, Siu-Hor's sister Chung Siu-Sa comes to Hong Kong after divorcing her husband. Siu-Sa is very angry that Siu-Hor let Tai-Cho take the Moonlight Bakery name and decides to sue Yun-Hung and Tai-Cho for the Moonlight Bakery franchise. However, Siu-Sa ultimately loses the court case.

Wing-Ka lacks interest in managing the bakery; instead, he is addicted to the stock market. With Siu-Hor and Hou-Yuet's encouragement and support, he is able to quit gambling. Wing-Ka eventually falls for his cousin, Siu-Sa's daughter, Ka Mei.

When she comes back, the two fall in love again. However, the appearance of Dr. Ling Chi Shun causes So-Sum to abandon her feelings for Wing-Ho. She and Chi-Shun begin a relationship, but as it turns out, Chi-Shun already has a girlfriend named Wing-Lam. Despite Chi-Shun not having feelings for Wing-Lam, he feels indebted to her because she had helped him so much in the past.

However, she sees how concerned her family is about her and apologizes and returns home. Later, she begins developing feelings for Wing-Ka, however the appearance of Ka Mei causes Yuet to become jealous.

Wing-Yuen is the one child that sided with Yun-Hung, due to him believing that he was the one who caused her miscarriage. After breaking up with Wing-Ka, Ka Mei begins dating Wing-Yuen, despite the protest of his siblings and mother. He later has a baby with Ka Mei, but, unsure if it is his, Ka Mei gets an abortion to avoid complications.

Wing-Ho constantly tells her to find a real job, and she finally gets a job as an office clerk. There she meets Kelvin, who begins to fall for her. Initially, Kelvin's mother is against the relationship, but she eventually accepts Wing-Hing and allows them to get married.

Wing-Chung was separated from his family at a young age, being sent with So-Sum to England. His grades were very poor and he did not like university. Siu-Hor, seeing how much her son dislikes school, allows him to drop out.

Yan-Hung becomes jealous and finally decides to take legal action against Siu-Hor and Tai-Cho, wanting to take 80% of the family assets, leaving them with a mere 20%. To prevent Gwen-Lai from gathering evidence for the court case, Yan-Hung kills her. Despite losing the lawsuit, the family is still very happy. Wanting to destroy their happiness, Yan-Hung tells Ka Mei to hold a meeting to reveal that Wing-Yuen killed someone. However, seeing the error of her ways, Ka Mei instead reveals the Yan-Hung killed Sheh Gwen-Lai.

Due to the turn of events, Yan Hung faces murder charges. She tries to convince So Sum to lie and give false testimony and So Sum pretends to agree. Yan Hung later gives Sum 70% of her shares of the Moonlight Bakery as a present for So Sum and Dr. Ling's "marriage". Sum subsequently returns the shares to Tai Cho and Siu Hor and tells Yan Hung she will tell the truth behind Gwan Lai's death. Yan Hung is convicted and sentenced, while Tai Cho tells her that he will give her 50% of the shares once she finishes her jail sentence. Wing Ho and So Sum finally get together, while Hou Yuet marries Wing Ka. In a scene taking place four years in the future, it is revealed that Wing Ka is alive in his late thirties. Yan Hung, now living abroad in New Zealand, refuses to take her half of Moonlight Bakery's shares and approves of So Sum and Wing Ho's relationship.



TVB's 2007 series, Heart of Greed, was successful enough to commission this series. In June 2007, Louise Lee presented on the Heart of Greed (溏心) chatroom that the producers had already begun to write another series with the same actors but a different story line. Details about the new series were leaked by the media in October 2007 and Lau Kar Ho, the director, writer and producer of the series, vowed to catch the person who leaked this information because few people knew about the new series. The sales presentation clip was released on 19 November 2007. The clip gave clues about the new series which featured Michelle Yim as the new villain and a mooncake business instead of the abalone business in Heart of Greed.[1] New cast members included Kate Tsui, Lee Heung Kam, Vincent Wan and Wayne Lai.

On 28 January 2008, the cast celebrated their kick-off in filming, which included a costume fitting. Lee, Raymond Lam and Fala Chen had to attend baking lessons in order for them to film baking scenes realistically. Filming commenced on 14 February 2008, where Lee, Lai and Lam were the first to shoot at a bakery. The main cast and Lau Kar Ho celebrated the blessing ceremony of the series on 7 March 2008. The release of its official trailer was aired at the Shanghai Television Festival on 11 June. Principal filming ended on 1 July 2008,[4] and its official English title was revealed. TVB officially began promotional and advertising work on the series on 5 July 2008, with an advertisement being aired followed up with its official website being released on 8 July 2008.


The opening theme song for the series Mo Sam Hoi Ni (無心害你) was performed by Susanna Kwan, while the ending song Ai Bu Kau (愛不疚) was performed by Raymond Lam and was featured in his album Your Love.[5][6] The ending theme was nominated as one of the top-10 song of the 31st RTHK Top 10 Gold Songs Awards. A featured song for the series entitled "Ice Cream (Talk to Me)"[7] was written and produced by London-based production team DNR DNR who are better known as The Slips.

Casting dilemma

Wayne Lai was originally cast as the character who would eventually become the husband for Susanna Kwan's character. However, Lai explained on the celebrity talk show Be My Guest that due to health problems, the role was offered to Louis Yuen instead. Lai took over the part of the baker Nin Tze Yung, which Yuen was originally assigned to.

Release dates

Country of Broadcast Broadcasting Network Release Date
Australia TVBJ 4 August 2008
Europe TVBS-E 20 August 2008
Hong Kong TVB Jade 28 July 2008
Malaysia Astro On Demand, 8TV 28 July 2008, August 2010
Singapore StarHub, Mediacorp Channel U 2 Oct 2008, 30 June 2011
Thailand Channel 3 (Thailand) 27 May 2010
United States TVB USA 11 Aug 2009
Canada Fairchild Television 29 September 2009
Cambodia PPCTV drama 9 2 October 2009


Chung Household

Chow Chung Chung Fan Dat
Uncle Dat (達叔), Grandpa (公公)Father of Chung Siu Hor and Chung Siu Sa
Shirley YeungChung Siu Hor
Hor Ma (荷媽), Fei Yeh (肥嘢), Hor Jie (荷姐)Mother of Gan Wing Ka, Gan Wing Ho, Suen Ho Yeut, Gan Wing Yuen, Gan Wing Hing, Gan Wing Chung53
Louise Lee
Susanna Kwan Chung Siu Sa
Sa Yi (Sa姨), Ah Sa (阿Sa), Lor Por (攞婆), SaSa, SalinaMother of Lo Ka Mei Wife of Yuen Yan Chi45
Louis Yuen Yuen Yan Chi
Yan Chi (恩賜), PaPaHusband of Chung Siu Sa40
Raymond Lam Gan Wing Ho
Goon Ga Jai (管家仔), Ah Ho (阿好), Cake Selling Boy (賣餅仔), Sat Ah Yan (撒亞人), Beng Sui (餅碎)Husband of Yu So Sum, ex-boyfriend Ting Ting26
Tavia Yeung Suen Hou Yuet
Ah Yuet (阿月), Lor Lui (攞女/裸女), QuotaWife of Gan Wing Ka
Adopted daughter of Chung Siu Hor
Fala Chen Gan Wing Hing
Ah Hing (阿慶), Mute Girl (啞女), Ah Wing (阿 Wing)Wife of Cheng Ka Lok21
Dexter Yeung Cheng Ka Lok
Ah Lok (阿樂), Ka Lok (家樂), KelvinHusband of Gan Wing Hing
Kate Tsui Lo Ka Mei
Ka Mei (嘉美), Tong Shan Tai Hing (唐山大兄), CamieWife of Gan Wing Yuen, ex-girlfriend of Ka 23
Mary Hon Geun
No nickname specifiedMother of Cheng Ka Lok
Lily Leung UnassignedNo nickname specified Mother of Yuen Yan Chi

Gan Household

Lee Heung Kam Sheh Gwan Lai
Lai Lai (奶奶), Ma Ma (嫲嫲), Gan Lo Tai (甘老太), Sheh Tai Gwan (佘太君)Mother of Gan Tai Cho, Gan Tai Chuen76
Jack WuGan Tai Cho
Jo Bao (Jo飽), Ah Jo (阿祖)Father of Gan Wing Ka, Gan Wing Ho, Suen Ho Yeut, Gan Wing Yuen, Gan Wing Hing, Gan Wing Chung57
Ha Yu
Michelle Yim Yan Hung
Hung Jie (紅姐), Auntie Hung (紅姨), Ah Hung (阿紅), Wu Lei Jing (狐狸精), Iron Hung (鐵人紅)Ex-Wife of Gan Tai Cho
(Main villain)
Moses Chan Gan Wing Ka
Ja Gu (揸沽), Ah Ka (阿卡), Gan Jung (甘總)Husband of Suen Hou Yuet, ex-boyfriend of Ka Mei 28
Chris Lai Gan Wing Yuen
Ah Yuen (阿圓)Husband of Lo Ka Mei22
Vincent Wan Gan Wing Chung
Chung Jai (中仔), Boon Mun Mang (半文盲) 20
Linda Chung Yu So Sum
Yu So Tsau (于素秋), Sum Nui (心女), Princess Athena (雅典娜公主), Goon Ga Por (管家婆), Ah Tsau(阿秋)Wife of Gan Wing Ho, ex Girlfriend of Ling Chi-Shun25
Fung So Bor Sheh Lai Mui
Ah Mui (阿梅)Sister of Sheh Gwan Lai
Lei Seng Cheung Mak Yau Gung
Biu Suk Gung (表叔恭) Ah Gung (阿恭)Son of Sheh Lai Mui
Yeung Zheng Wah Gan Tai Chuen
No nickname specifiedSon of Sheh Gwan Lai
Liu Lai Lai Mrs. Bik
No nickname specified
Lee Gang Nong Kuen
No nickname specified


Bosco Wong Ling Chi-Shun
Ah Shun (阿信), Ling-B (凌B), Gor Gor (哥哥), Dr. Ling ex Boyfriend of Yu So Sum 25
Wayne Lai Nin Chi Yung
Lin Tsz Yung (蓮子容) Worked for Hor Ma, but later left to live with his sister. 43
Claire Yiu Yau Wing Lam
Wing Lam (詠琳)
Tracy Ip Fong Shu Ting
Ting-Ting (婷婷)ex-girlfriend of Ho
Carrie Lam Fong Shu Wing
No nickname specified
Lei Kwok Lun Yu Hak Keung
Ah Keung (阿強), Min Yau Keung (面油強){semi-villain}
Mat Yeung Wong Hiu Lung
No nickname specified
Eric Li Cheung Chi Yin
No nickname specifiedex-boyfriend of Yuet


The Elders

The Children



The initial critical response for the series was excellent with the first episode receiving an average of 33 rating points with a peak of 42. The cast of the series were happy with that result.[8] Since then, the series has been receiving very good ratings with peaks above 35.[9][10] Like its predecessor, the 2-hour series finale was once again premiered at a Hong Kong shopping centre, Discovery Park, in front of hundreds of guests and supporters. The finale was shown in the form of a variety show, 家好月圓慶團圓 and the viewership for that had reached 44 rating points. Viewership was higher than expected, with the final episode receiving an average of 47 rating points and a peak of 50 in the scene where Linda Chung and Michelle Yim were arguing.[11] As a result, Moonlight Resonance outperformed Heart of Greed, and is currently the highest-rated TVB series ever made. Its rating is tied with Dae Jang Geum, a Korean drama series on TVB that also garnered 50 points.[12] Moonlight Resonance was nominated for 18 TVB Anniversary Awards in 2008 and won a total of 6 awards, becoming the biggest winner in the awards presentation.

Ratings for Moonlight Resonance
Week Episode Numbers Average Points Peaking Points References
1 (28 July - 1 August 2008) 1 to 5 33 37 (42) [9]
2 (4–8 August 2008) 6 to 9 36 41 [10]
3 (11–15 August 2008) 10 to 12 33 34 [13]
4 (18–22 August 2008) 13 to 17 32 37 [14]
5 (25–29 August 2008) 18 to 22 34 37 [15]
6 (1–5 September 2008) 23 to 27 36 38 [16]
7 (8–12 September 2008) 28 to 32 34 36 [17]
8 (15–19 September 2008) 33 to 37 38 39 [12]
8 (20 September 2008) 38 34 No peak points [12]
8 (21 September 2008) 39 to 40 47 50 [12]

List of awards and nominations

See also

DVD release

Language/s Episodes Discs DVD release date
40 10 Hong Kong: 21 September 2008
Region 3
This release of Moonlight Resonance includes all 40 episodes. Special features include a character relationship, series promotions and bloopers.


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  2. "" 溏心風暴之家好月圓劇情介紹. Retrieved on 2009-10-30.
  3. "" 家好月圓08最強 315萬觀眾為港劇爭口氣. Retrieved on 2009-10-30.
  4. 'Heart Of Greed II' Four Beauties Buy Dinner
  5. "" Love TV. Retrieved on 2009-01-23.
  6. "" Raymond Lam Your Love. Retrieved on 2009-01-23.
  7. "" Strawberry love cd. Retrieved on 2009-01-23.
  8. 2008年7月28日~2008年8月3日收視報告 (Chinese)
  9. 1 2 Ratings Report (28/07/2008 - 03/08/2008)
  10. 1 2 Ratings Report (04/08/2008 - 10/08/2008)
  11. 2008年9月15日~2008年9月21日收視報告 (Chinese)
  12. 1 2 3 4 《家好月圓》50點收視平《大長今》紀錄
  13. Ratings Report (11/08/2008 - 17/08/2008)
  14. Ratings Report (18/08/2008 - 24/08/2008)
  15. Ratings Report (25/08/2008 - 31/08/2008)
  16. Ratings Report (01/09/2008 - 07/09/2008)
  17. Ratings Report (08/09/2008 - 14/09/2008)
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