From variety shows and live music shows to heavy family dramas that are filled with meaning, here’s a run-down of what to watch this festive season.
CNY Daytime Special 2017
Astro Wah Lai Toi, Ch 311, 11.45am
Usher in the Year of the Rooster with this variety show featuring your favourite Hong Kong TVB artistes.
The Bee Gees: One Night Only In Vegas
TV1, Astro Ch 101/HyppTV Ch 101, 1.30pm
Re-live your favourite hits from the musical group like Stayin’ Alive and How Deep Is Your Love in this 1997 live concert in Las Vegas.
TV3, Astro Ch 103/HyppTV Ch 103, 2pm
This special edition of the popular women’s magazine show follows Olympic medalist Cheong Jun Hoong as she does her CNY shopping. Singer-actress Dr Soo Wincci will also be giving tips on staying fit and healthy during the festivities while designer Carven Ong shares the hottest CNY fashion trends.
Chronicles Of The Ghostly Tribes
Astro AEC, Ch 301, 3.30pm
In 1979, a team of archealogists were sent to the Mongolian border to uncover fossils but an explosion left them trapped underground. There, they discovered an ancient temple which unleashed a pact of supernatural beasts. Only one survived – young soldier Hu Bayi. Years later, Hu is still plagued by the events of that day and is determined to find out what happened. Starring Mark Chao, Yao Chen and Rhydian Vaughan.
Kelly Let’s Celebrate! World Tour 2015 Concert
Astro Wah Lai Toi, Ch 311, 4pm
Hear Hong Kong diva Kelly Chen perform some of her biggest hits Paisley Galaxy, Big Day and Blessed live during her 2015 world tour.
The Monkey King 2
Astro Wah Lai Toi, Ch 311, 8.30pm
On his way to India to collect Buddha’s scriptures, young monk Tang Sanzang faces threats from the White Bone Demon who seeks to devour him in order to gain immortality. The Monkey King must protect him throughout the perilous journey. Starring Aaron Kwok, Feng Shaofeng and Gong Li.
Now Baogu HD, HyppTV Ch 225, 9pm
Hao, a chef and restaurant owner, has always hoped his grandson Mark would get a university education. But the strong-willed Mark wants to follow in his grandfather’s culinary ways. But when Hao’s restaurant falls apart, Mark decides to join a cooking contest without Hao’s knowledge in order to revive his business. Starring Henry Lau, Michelle Yeoh and Aden Young.
Escape From Huang Shi
TV2, Astro Ch 102/HyppTV Ch 102, 9.30pm
During the Japanese occupation of China in 1937, British journalist George Hogg poses as a first aid worker and enters Nanjing to document the atrocities committed by the Japanese. When his cover gets blown along the way, he seeks refuge in a house filled with 60 orphans. Hogg later decides to lead the orphans out of the war and into safety. Starring Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh.
SCM Legend, HyppTV Ch 226, 10pm
Andy Lau plays a man who has just been released from prison after accidentally killing an assassin. But his troubles are not over yet as the assassin’s brother is coming after him. Nick Cheung and Athena Chu also star.
Ntv7, Astro Ch 107/HyppTV Ch 107, 11pm
Detective Johnston Chong is forced to leave his job after suffering from retinal damage but a chance encounter with team inspector Goldie Ho changes everything. Impressed by Chong’s investigative skills despite being blind, she recruits him for a case she has never been able to crack. Starring Andy Lau and Sammi Cheng.