Gem Of Life

Spoilers! Beware...

So I finally finished watching this series (82 episodes and about 4 months later) and what did I think of this series? Ugh.. I can't believe I wasted my time on this. Maybe my expectations were too high for this big of a cast, but I was disappointed! I know some of you guys may disagree since some of my friends really like the series, well until they watched the end that is, but there are very few parts of this series that I actually enjoyed. Here are some questions and comments I have on this series. I'll try and gather all my thoughts but I hardly remember the beginning of the series!

  • The Low Ratings: I think it's because of the financial crisis and people were not in the mood to watch a bunch of spoiled brats who are rich and still complain about life and wanting more money, when there are so many other people struggling. Also, it's a long series which is confusing at parts which makes it harder to start watching later on and get into the series.
  • Did Ada ever really like her older husband? It never really shows the moment she really fell in love with him since it's obvious she got together with him for the money. And did she let him die or what?
  • How come Maggie never changed her hairstyle? Her sisters have a few different ones but not her.
  • Ieww, Rocky as Gigi's first husband?
  • I wonder if they changed the title screen of the DVD to Louise Lee instead of Maggie because of her popularity in Heart of Greed and Moonlight Resonance.


  • There were some emotional moments that involved the family and the mom but I never cried because I just didn't care about any of the characters anymore!
  • Nice guys finish last? The 2 really good guys, Kenny and Wong Hei, got bad endings although they were good people. However, the other characters were either directly or indirectly involved in someone's death but they have happier endings with no retribution? Boo!
  • I'd rather have Wong Hei and Linda together. They had really good chemistry (with the very little screen time they had). So when did Linda start liking Bosco? and why did Bosco like her in the very beginning anyways? Wasn't it just for the money?
  • I thought Linda rapes some guy? Was it the one she framed for raping her?
  • How long can someone really be in love with someone that doesn't like you? Eddie for Gigi, Kenny for Bowie, Wong Hei for Ada, etc. The moral of the story is that you should not have a crush on someone for so long or else something bad will happen to you. So if you don't want to end up blind, in a coma, or dead, please learn to let go.
  • I liked one of the scenes at the end when Gigi (finally!) stands up for herself and wins the argument against Ada.


  • I did like the subtheme songs more than the opening theme. There were 3- Linda, Moses, and Gigi and Bowie. I think it was originally supposed to be Moses and Gigi, which would have made more sense, but there was a scheduling conflict so they changed it around.
  • I wish Wong Hei, Bosco, and Linda had more screen time!
  • How is it possible that I came to hate almost all the characters? They are all so unlikable. I liked Maggie and Bowie in the beginning but they got annoying at the end. I like Gigi but she's too gullible. Ada let her mom go to jail for her! Boo! Louise Lee as the mom was overbearing and maybe that's why I was never too sad for her when she had Alzheimer's. Kenny was a good guy, but he's not that great of an actor. The other minor characters were all bad guys. I did like Rebecca Chan, Bosco, Linda, and Wong Hei- the ones with the little screen time.
  • The storyline- with all the different businesses- was a little confusing and boring. So all business people are unscruptulous and would do anything to get what they want?
  • The title led me to think that the series was going to revolve around gems and diamonds.
  • I loved the ring that Gigi "created"- the 2 rings which form a heart. They really sell that at the MaBelle stores and online- super expensive though!
  • I wish they had one main villian so it would be a more climatic ending instead of a bunch of them. It would have made for a more climatic ending that makes all of them join together to take someone down or something.
  • So what happens in the end? I know it's supposed to be an open ending for everyone and I have to use my imagination, but sorry, I did NOT just waste that much time on this series to think of an ending myself. It was 82 episodes long! How did the sisters come to forgive each other? Just by the mom saying that they are family? Did they not think that they could squeeze in a couple minutes in there for a more complete ending?
  • Okay, the Moses and Gigi part was kinda cute when they joined their gum together to pick up the ring and I will just assume that they will get together again.
  • Bowie and Maggie had the best chemistry between all the couples. I also like Moses and Gigi together.
  • I realize that Moses gets a lot of really good roles. People cast him in both comedy and drama in both modern and ancient series. That's good since a lot of other actors usually get type cast into certain roles.
  • Is it mean that I wished that Jessica died? Or at least one of the other main characters? That way, it'd end with more of a bang.
  • I'll miss Gigi! That's sad that this is her last series. I wish her happiness and maybe one day, she'll return to TVB!
  • There's so much more I can nitpik at but I figure I'll stop and end on a good note. I like Wong Hei!
Do I recommend this series? Not really unless you really do have a lot of time to watch this series or you are a big fan of the main leads. Maybe it's better to watch it now since the whole series is now released and you can skip through episodes and you don't have to wait a few months to watch the whole thing.

Also, I found the scene that people are talking about that didn't actually happen on the show. It was in one of the preview clips for the show, even though they claimed they never filmed it! It's the scene of Ada in a pool of blood. It's a little fuzzy since it's from a youtube clip though. I wonder what this is about...

2 comments:

KTVB said...

Hey AC :)

"I liked one of the scenes at the end when Gigi (finally!) stands up for herself and wins the argument against Ada." ahah that was cool, except Gigi couldn't do what she said which was realistic but disappointing lol

"Bowie and Maggie had the best chemistry between all the couples. " AGREE!

"I wish they had one main villian so it would be a more climatic ending instead of a bunch of them. It would have made for a more climatic ending that makes all of them join together to take someone down or something." yup! i thought that was phillip..and then I thought it was Martin. Its kinda dodegy how they got rid of them both like that, esp Martin.




woah..what a freaky blood bath shot!

AC said...

I kept thinking that it was some type of scheme where Martin turned up alive or something!
I thought Bowie and Maggie were the best even though I would have never thought so when I first heard of this pairing. =)

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