Wax and Wane

Wax and Wane

Wax and Wane official poster
Genre Drama
Starring Roger Kwok
Sunny Chan
Ron Ng
Kate Tsui
Lau Siu-ming
Toby Leung
Him Law
Benz Hui
Chow Chung
Derek Kok
Claire Yiu
Oscar Leung
Florence Kwok
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 30 (list of episodes)
Producer(s) Nelson Cheung
Location(s) Hong Kong
Editor(s) Yuen Siu-na
Yip Sai-hong
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 45 minutes (per episode)
Production company(s) TVB
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 13 June – 22 July 2011
Preceded by My Sister of Eternal Flower
Followed by The Life and Times of a Sentinel
External links
Wax and Wane

Traditional Chinese 團圓
Simplified Chinese 团圆
Literal meaning "Reunion"

Wax and Wane (Traditional Chinese: 團圓) is a 2011 Hong Kong television drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), with Nelson Cheung serving as the executive producer. The drama follows the story of two rival families, dealing with themes of revenge, greed, business affairs, and family.[1]


Yung Shing-fun (Lau Siu-ming) and his cousin Man Wing-cheong (Chow Chung) have been at odds for years, over the trade name rights of their family's noodle shop.

Eugene (Roger Kwok), Fun's eldest son engages in a property development project in order to solve the problem. Unwillingly, he offers to buy out the location of Cheong's noodle shop with his company's shares. He also invites Cheong and his son, Fung (Sunny Chan), to join the company's management.

Eugene actually has ulterior motives for doing this, as he hates Fung to the core for marrying his girlfriend Ko Wai-ting (Florence Kwok). On top of this, Eugene's younger brother, Gary (Ron Ng), is going out with Cheong's second daughter, Peace (Kate Tsui), regardless of his family's opposition.

Now, Eugene is at his wits' end as he has to handle his family issues single-handedly. He never understood what family ties really meant, nor had he the courage to try to find it out, until now.


Pre-production and character casting began September 2009.[1] Roger Kwok and Derek Kok were cast first; upon hearing this, Ron Ng explained that he turned down two mainland Chinese drama offers in order to fit his schedule to film Wax and Wane with Kwok.[2] Myolie Wu was also reported to have been part of the project, but later dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[3]

A costume fitting and press conference for the drama was held on 12 January 2010,[4] and filming began the following week. A blessing ceremony was held on 9 March 2010.[5] Filming ended 22 April 2010, taking a full four months to complete.

Cast and characters

For more details on this topic, see List of Wax and Wane characters.

Yung family

Man family

Other characters

Awards and nominations

45th TVB Anniversary Awards 2011

Viewership ratings

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
June 13–17, 2011
1 — 5
June 20–24, 2011
6 — 10
June 27 - July 1, 2011
11 — 15
July 4–8, 2011
16 — 20
July 11–15, 2011
21 — 25
July 18–22, 2011
26 — 30


  1. 1 2 "2010 TVB dramas". Tianjinwe (in Chinese). 2009-12-19. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  2. "Roger Kwok earns money for family". Sina (in Chinese). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  3. "Roger Kwok's Baidu" (in Chinese).
  4. "Artiste Calendar - New drama "Reunion" costume fitting". TVB.com (in Chinese). 2010-01-12. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  5. "Artiste Calendar - Reunion (tentative) blessing ceremony". TVB.com (in Chinese). 2010-03-09. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  6. Week 1 Ratings
  7. Week 2 Ratings
  8. Week 3 Ratings
  9. Week 4 Ratings
  10. Week 5 Ratings
  11. Week 6 Ratings
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