Review: The Learning Curve of a Warlord


No. of episodes: 30
Genre: War, Comedy, Historical

Native title: 大帥哥
Original network: TVB

The drama sets in a chaotic warlord era, an eccentric soldier Dik Kei (Dicky Cheung) unexpectedly rose up seven ranks to a Marshal to lead a troop. He embarks on an adventure with his group of silly soldier friends Ma Taan (Tony Hung), Koo Lok Lo (Raymond Cho), Law Yee (Wing Tsui), and Dong Lai (Oscar Li).

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He have three (3) wives acted by Sisley Choi as Cheung Yuen Yuen, Zoie Tam as Yip Tin Giu, and Vivien Yeo as Nga Nau. All three of them come from very different backgrounds which adds flavor to the drama.

His three wives

After Dik Kee became a Marshal, he marries three wives. Yip Tin Giu (Zoie Tam) is Dik Kee’s first wife in name, she is a gentle wife who has a hidden identity. Nga Nau (Vivien Yeo) is Dik Kee’s second wife in name who is a ballroom star. Nga Nau is unhappy that Tin Giu is the first wife and both wives constantly has friction at home.

Probably is Dik Kee’s favorite, Cheung Yuen Yuen (Sisley Choi) is Dik Kee’s third wife in name. Yuen Yuen is the only wife that will not please Dik Kee as he wishes and she has also a hidden identity.


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Acting-wise, I will say Vivien really played her role as Nga Nau really well. I need to compliment the growth of Zoie Tam as Yip Tin Giu as well. Her role in this drama has a lot to showcase and character growth is there, glad that she made it and really portray it well.

Still, not that impressed with Sisley and Tony’s acting. (personal opinion)


When they arranged Dicky to cross-play the golden line in Journey to the West 西遊記 (1996), in episode 26.

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