I’m not talking about MQ, which I’m watching and totally enjoying and OMGing at how marvelously awesome it’s written, directed and acted mostly… I still find VanNess perf ala spastic albino chimp *some dearie at Koala’s Playground coined sth very similar and apt a description*, BUT even with this usu major glib, I’m LOVING it to bits, it’s just so HQ a drama it doesnt come as a surprise just watching 10 mins or almost 10 eps of it, it’ll totally slay and floor me.
What I’m guiltily pleasuring myself drama-wise, totally addicted to is a…*grasp* TVB drama LoO *yes L.o.O.~! standing for en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lives_of_Omission* O my…. I watched max 2 TVB shiz a year, purely out of filial duties, 50% of the time I want to pick my brains to pieces with my own fingernails instead, the other half of the time, mildly entertained for hearing some slangy Canto + kinda bored.
Lives of Omissions is a spinoff The Academy Series. Strictly speaking this is the 4th installment. It’s a sprinkle of Infernal Affairs police undercover procedural with heavy doses of triads wars + bromances, forever the fav. HK trope.
This is not as brainmeshing in silliness as the usual, the story is actually written with some care and logic and the omnipresent TVB gorges of plotholes can be easily scoffed off. What I’m watching are the characters played by Bosco Wong and the lead actress Fala Chan. They don’t bug me on my TV screen as actors, that’s very rare for the TVB lot nowadays.
What’s selling me, Fala Chan is playing the ladyboss in the undercover squad, but she’s the typical dorama heroine quirkiness I soooo adore. Usu it’s packaged to us in a Kdrama lead guy ahjusshi…to make us fall for the CUTE. Here it’s all on the shoulder of her nerdy Madam Jo. And yes, she also is responsible for the angsty PTSD showers, rock climbing, in minimal yards of fabric….to the extreme glee of my hubs, and somehow I’m not offended by the rampant fanservice.
Bosco is playing some lowly gang member/informant for the police in the beginning but playing both the Black and White soon, climbing up the triad ladder of command. He has a history with an up and coming big shot barrister who owed him BIG for calling it off while he’s in prison and he paid for her law school tuition. When we meet this dysfunctional pair, the animosity is quickly followed by some serious making out…she offered to pay back the $, he wants it paid back his way…by hot sex.
And so every time they share a scene there’s some hot grabbity possessive smooching, in public. It’s so rare to see I’m still in shock.
Critics r praising he’s channeling some Tony Leung. I won’t go as far even if I’m in a full blown fangirl mode, but he’s owning this hot, sexy, shady gangster. And he can carry a pornstache. I give infinite points of merits for any Asian actor able to rock that.
But really I’m sooo in shock and dumbfounded I’m at edge of seat watching it an ep a day like a druggie. Last time a TVB drama hits me this hard with a perfect timing of me watching as it airs…. my highsch uniform days.
Have an MV of the end credit song Bosco sang:
And the official trailer: