TVB successfully managed to boost their ratings with Awfully Lawful <熟男有惑>, and with the finale of the comedy coming close, the station decided to release costume drama Karma Rider <師父·明白了>, in its broadcasting slot. The drama will air on July 15.
Karma Rider stars Raymond Wong (黃浩然), Priscilla Wong (黃翠如), Evergreen Mak (麥長青), Cilla Kung (樂瞳), Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤), Whitney Hui (許亦妮), Matt Yeung (揚明), and Kaki Leung (梁嘉琪). The plot centers on the ancient legend of the Butterfly Lovers and is packed with action and romance, continuing the “Amazing Summer” line up TVB has planned.
Heung Yat Jeen (Raymond Wong) was saved by a kind-hearted man when he was young and since then, his life ambition was to become the world’s best detective. His training and hard work paid off when he solved a mystery case on his first day of work. However, his superior, Ching Ying Hung (Matt Yeung), was envious of Yat Jeen’s glory and purposely sent him on a dangerous mission to capture a mass murderer, Yi Teen Bong (Evergreen Mak).
Along the way, Yat Jeen encounters Foon Hei (Priscilla Wong) who saves him numerous times. However, being on opposing sides, Yat Jeen begins to have dreams of himself as Zhu Ying Tai from the Butterfly Lovers legend. He continues to believe that his fate with Foon Hei is the reincarnation of the legend and that they are destined to be ill-fated lovers. With the sudden appearance of the daughter of a wealthy merchant, Wu Deep (Yoyo Chen), Yat Jeen’s wild imagination and delusions of the Butterfly Lovers legend spins out of control.
Whitney Hui Versus Priscilla Wong
Appearing in numerous costume dramas in the past, Raymond admitted that this is the first time where he had to fully shave his head for his role. With his handsome looks, courage, and sense of righteousness, he successfully captured the hearts of both Priscilla and Whitney’s characters – forming a love triangle.
While this is the second time where Priscilla is taking on a heavy-weight role, it is the first costume series for Miss Hong Kong second runner-up, Whitney. Since TVB is lacking actors, they have been heavily promoting fresh faces such as Priscilla and Whitney. In the series, Whitney will be playing a courageous detective alongside Raymond and eventually falls in love with him and goes against her rival, Priscilla.
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