hee! I marathon-ed all five episodes last night until 2AM! Haven’t done so in a while, for a TVB series no less. The first episode was rather slow because our group of cops, spies, and gangsters didn’t meet yet but once they do, the chemistry is palpable, not the romantic kind either, but in the spirit of camaraderie. I adore the chosen cast, even if there’s a nagging regret of not seeing Tony Leung Ka Fai onscreen for his TVB comeback. His replacement, Michael Miu, still screams handsomeness and charms even at the age of 56! Charmaine Sheh and Raymond Lam have definitely stepped up to the plate because they are hilarious and work very well together.
Decided not to go with the conventional recap style. Here’s Picture Commentary. More pictures, I hear. 😀
Episode 1-5 Commentary:
We begin with a quick look into the gloomy future: The two leads being chased by gang members and they hop into a car to make a run. However, there’s no key.
The scene then goes like so:
I like that there is a running mystery within the whole theme. There are five undercover agents that were sent out to gather intel from different important figures in the famous gang of brokers, Hung Ying. Only two are confirmed in the first five episodes. Before we meet them, let’s meet the Inspector (handler), who’s in charge of protecting and aiding their quest.
So what mystery was I referring to? For some threatening reason, the original handler commits suicide at the end of episode 1. Before he does, he reveals to his good friend, Cheuk Hoi (Michael Miu), that he’s in charge of 5 undercover agents. He has deleted their cop profiles in the system because there’s a “dirty” cop in the force. Now Cheuk Hoi must find the five moles and complete the mission his friend started.
It’s not an easy mission for Cheuk Hoi because his undercover agent of some years ago is recently found dead. So it’s a promise to himself that he wouldn’t let another loyal subject die.
Charmaine Sheh plays Ding Siu Ka, and people in the neighborhood call her Sis Nail.
She meets a lowly gang member, Bao Seed (Raymond Lam), and is ordered to get close to him by Cheuk Hoi because well, he’s going to be one of the main players in Hung Ying society soon. What’s with Oscar’s terrible acting? I was taken aback because he’s usually good.
Their bickering and bantering is hilarious.
Another Inspector (Patrick Tang) of a different team, who is irritating because he screams every line and does exactly as described.
And revealed by the end of episode 5:
She’s NOW romantically involved with Siu Leong. Uh Oh. Things do not look good for Kobe.
Let’s meet the baddies:
And…. Benz Hui, an actor who mostly plays the kind, fatherly roles is now a top-class villain! I shiver when he smiles a smile with a hidden thousand knives! There’s one scene where he just watches Flounder in prison and then just smiles like that all night. With the window lights behind him and all. EEEEEEEEE!!!
I think that’s all the main players. So far, I enjoy the cast chemistry the most. Siu Ka and Cheuk Hoi have an interesting boss-employee dynamic. She wants money and benefits for every mission because the original handler spoiled her with good food and pay. With Cheuk Hoi, he serves her instant noodles and rarely gives in to her (monetary) demands. It’s funny. 😛
A heart-wrenching moment for Inspector Cheuk Hoi when Siu Ka is thrown out of the window with the criminal. Despite his injury, he holds onto her: “I won’t let you die. None of you can die!!” Because the pain of losing a comrade kills him. Aw.
Ending of episode 5: Two undercover agents are now identified. Can’t wait till they work together and against each other because they are following two opposing sides in the gang! Woohoo!
I hope you enjoy this post. Let’s discuss Line Walker! Your thoughts so far?