If you grew up watching classic Hong Kong dramas from the 1990s and you’d like to relive your childhood memories, here’s some great news for you!
About three months ago, TVB (Television Broadcast Limited) started uploading full episodes of old-school Hong Kong series like Happy Ever After (金玉满堂), Gods of Honour (封神榜) and Forensic Heroes (法證先鋒) on their YouTube channel!
And guess what? You can watch them for FREE!
At the time of writing, TVB Drama Channel has already released 21 of their series, but it looks like they are about to include even more as the last video was released just 14 hours ago!
The quality of the episodes seems to be really good too, although the video dimensions don’t exactly fill up the whole screen. The videos seem kind of squarish, and my guess is that these old-school series were originally broadcasted on old television sets in the 90s that came in bulky black boxes sitting on a table stand in your living room, and as such were formatted for those dimensions.
The TVB Drama Channel seems to be gaining lots of attention as it has already gained close to 60,000 subscribers in just a few months!
There’s just one downside though. If you can’t understand the Cantonese dialect, watching these episodes will be a blur as there aren’t any subtitle options in other languages available, except Mandarin for certain series.
So, if you’re a banana like me and you want to learn some Cantonese by watching some TVB Hong Kong series, you might have to look elsewhere.
But for those who want to feel nostalgic, you can head over to their channel now and start binge-watching your favourite Hong Kong dramas for free!
Here is the full list of the dramas that are currently available:
Revelation of the Last Hero (风之刀)
Forensic Heroes (法證先鋒)
Forensic Heroes II (法證先鋒 II)
Happy Ever After (金玉满堂)
Seven Sisters (七姊妹)
The Legendary Ranger (原振侠)
Gods of Honour (封神榜)
Square Pegs (戆夫成龙)
Devil’s Disciples (强剑)
Love Is Beautiful (无头东宫)
A Step into the Past (寻秦记)
Looking Back in Anger (义不容情)
War of the Genders (男亲女爱)
Detective Investigation Files (刑事侦缉档案)
Can’t Buy Me Love (公主嫁到)
One Step Beyond (老友鬼鬼)
The Greed of Man (大时代)
A Pillow Case of Mystery(施公奇案)
Time Before Time (大闹广昌隆)
The Four (少年四大名捕)
Dark Tales (聊斋)
Binge watch, mou?