Rewind to Wai Tak-shun’s childhood days and Tak-shun is devastated due to his father Wai King-yan’s death. He then has mood swings and loses interest in everything. He even completely forgets about his father. For Tak-shun’s sake, his mother Tse Mei-sheung and uncle Tse Tim-sing never mention King-yan’s death. Fate brings Tak-shun and Fung Cho-yee, who is the daughter of some second-hand store owner, together. She notices Tak-shun seems to be able to detect the resonances of old things. Tak-shun and Cho-yee help many people deal with their worries as Tak-shun reveals hidden tales through bizarre objects in the store. Tak-shun is led by some old object to eventually uncover the truth behind his father’s death, and he has to again endure the pain of yesteryear. Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
- Matthew HoWai Tak SunMain Role
- Hera ChanFung Cho Yee / "Joey"Main Role
- James NgLee Chi Hang / "Andy"Main Role
- Yvonne LamTse Mei Sheung [Tak Sun's mother]Support Role
- Raymond ChoTse Tin Shing [Tak Sun's uncle]Support Role
- Li Shing CheongFung Lap Tong [Cho Fai and Joey's father]Support Role
Good show.. for supernatural mixed with reality
this show is good.. not amazing like some other TVB supernatural shows that mixes reality in.. the ending stretches it a bit too far.. but overall the setup and stories within the overall mystery of the show is good..
it has a good mix of morality, urban legends/folklore from different parts of asia.. which ties into the overall setup of the show nicely.. not too forced..
the mystery isnt truly a mystery.. its one road that leads u through.. no swerves no twists... but still enjoyaable how the pieces fit together...
the two leads work well together.. the fl is a bit stiff.. the ml does a good job esp towards the end when he plays to his problems..
the supporting cast is solid..
music.. isnt intrusive.. but nothing memorable for me
good show overall
Hera Chan is the lead actress? Now that's what I call Must See TV!Yes, massive Hera Chan fan here. So clearly spotting her in the Promo Poster and trailer won my vote of confidence in "used Good" way before the first episode came out.
I'm now on Episode 12 and let me tell you, '"Used Good" has been one heck of a ride! Forget about meeting my expectations, the storyline, the acting, the photography, the music definitely exceeded my expectations. Then again, maybe I'm enjoying this TV series very much because most of the other TVB TV series in 2021 have been so incredibly awful.
"Used Good" is great at creating suspense - like I said, I'm on episode 12 and I am still trying to work out what secrets Ho Kwong-Pui's character's Mother and Uncle are keeping from him about their old pawn shop, as well as his relationship with Hera's character.
Hera's character's brother is also very easy to despise because he is so good at portraying a useless dandy, born with a silver spoon in his mouth. It's about time TVB found more actors/actresses, who are willing and able, to take on the villainous roles; if I may quote Satan's song from The South Park Movie , "Without evil there could be no good".
As for Hera Chan, first of all, she is so much more than just eye candy. Her character is funny ("who is the girl in your dreams?" she innocently asks Ho Kwong Pui's character, as if he has a stronger relationship with another girl other than Hera!); she is an Eco warrior (laughed out loud when she brought out the metal straw, and the time she had Ho Kwong Pui's Uncle's straw removed from his drink), and definitely pulling off that "girl next door" look, if you happen to live in an affluent neighbourhood.
The writer/director also deserves a Gold Medal for using inanimate objects so effectively to tell different storylines without straying away from the main plot. Character development is strongly supported by these different subplots: Though Hera's character's boyfriend is extremely sceptical of the strange things that Ho Kwong Pui's character says he sees, she is happy to follow her intuition, and believe Ho Kwong Pui's character is speaking the truth. Given he has been right every time so far, it's hard to say her faith in him is misplaced.
Bottom line is, check out this drama because I'm excited just thinking about the new episode tomorrow. If they released them all in one go on TVB VOD, I would have binge-watched the entire series within a week for sure. That's how good this TV series is.