Virtues of Harmony – 皆大歡喜 Episode 4
Cast: Bernice Liu, Bondy Chiu, Cutie Mui, Frankie Lam, Hawick Lau, Johnny Tang, Joseph Lee, Joyce Chen, Kingdom Yuen, Lau Dan, Louis Yuen, Michael Tse, Nancy Sit, Stephanie Che, Yvonne Lam, 劉丹, 劉愷威, 廖碧兒, 李國麟, 林文龍, 林漪娸, 梅小惠, 苑瓊丹, 薛家燕, 謝天華, 趙學而, 車婉婉, 鄧兆尊, 阮兆祥, 陳彥行
Genre: Ancient Family Comedy
Release Date: September, 2001
Virtues of Harmony – 皆大歡喜 Episode 4 Synopsis
First story arc
The first story arc begins introducing the comedic ups and downs of life for the Kam household, a rich family living in the town of Chi Lik Kung Town. Yau Nim-chi is the leader of the Kam household and the mother of the 24 year-old Kam triplets. The Kam family owns a restaurant in town, famous for its noodles, which are notoriously cooked by Nim-chi’s arrogant younger brother, Yau Nim-fu.
Second Story Arc
The second story arc begins with the family adjusting to living in the royal palace, as well as to the social aspects of court life. Each of the male members of the family are given high-ranked jobs within the palace, and Nin and Princess Sam-tin marry. The female members of the family befriend a rough looking woman named Po Ling-kau who lives on the outskirts of the palace; it is later revealed that she was formerly one of the Emperors lowly concubines. After giving her a makeover, she once again catches the Emperor’s attention, putting her into conflict with the current favored concubine Man, who schemes to become Empress. Nim-chi also catches the Emperor’s attention, as she physically resembles the late and disgraced former Empress, who was executed for giving birth to ‘demons’. The Emperor’s sister, who is comically crazy, sets her sights on Yuet, disregarding the fact he already has two wives.