“Bullet Brain” Finale Copies “Inception”

By on May 11, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, TV Dramas

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TVB cult drama, Bullet Brain <神探高倫布>, finally ended its long-winding 25 episode run on Friday, May 10. The boring script and inconsistent genre derailed Bullet Brain’s already meager ratings, and average viewership points went from 26 points to 22 points in four weeks.

Although slammed by the audience for its poorly executed storyline, several critics argued that the unique story of Bullet Brain encourages innovation and creative risk-taking. The final episode, however, is leaving some supporters of Bullet Brain to hold back the praises.

In the episode, Columbo (Wayne Lai 黎耀祥) uses the power of his enhanced brain cells to enter Eva’s (Sire Ma 馬) consciousness and save her from dying in her coma. Viewers noticed that Columbo’s dream sequence resembled Christopher Nolan’s 2010 film Inception, a science fiction heist film involving a group of professional dream-stealing thieves. Like the characters in Inception, Columbo was advised to carry a totem, an object to differentiate the reality and the dream state. Columbo’s totem was his wedding ring – which he wore on his right hand to remind himself that he was still dreaming.

After entering Eva’s consciousness, Columbo meets his deceased wife Mui Mui (Natalie Tong 唐詩詠), Eva’s subconscious and burden. Mui Mui insists that Columbo’s dream state is his reality, and almost traps him in limbo.

Viewers were also reminded of the Wachowski Brothers’ The Matrix when Mui Mui took Columbo to a chamber full of doors, in which each door opens up to another’s dream. Because Mui Mui’s consciousness was too powerful, Columbo almost falls to his death, but the singing voice of Fei Lung (Edwin Siu 蕭正楠) from the real world brings him back to reality. Columbo shoots Mui Mui’s consciousness and frees Eva from her burden.

Columbo and Eva awake. Fei Lung marries Shuk Han (Devily Leung 梁麗瑩) and is promoted to inspector. Columbo and Eva then secretly leave the hospital, but before leaving Hong Kong for a life overseas, Columbo has one last meeting with the immobile Ping On (Ngo Ka Nin 敖嘉年), who is now mentally unstable.

The episode ends with a confusing finale – a 60-year-old white-haired Eva holdings hands with a youthful and ageless Columbo.

Some viewers found the final episode meaningful and expressed genuine enjoyment. Others bashed the episode for rehashing old plots and ideas from other films and television, including Heroes and Twilight. Bitter viewers insisted that the poor casting was the main reason to the drama’s failure.

Well, at least we know that a sequel will definitely not happen.

Sources: Apple Daily, Apple Daily

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  • 155 comments to “Bullet Brain” Finale Copies “Inception”

    1. Sammie says:

      I like the ending even my mom sitting besides was saying, Oh! It’s a good ending with a smile.”

      Bravo to the whole team of Bullet Brain! Thanks for bringing a new trials! Good job!

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Your mother is brave enough to watch it.

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        your mother might be sarcastic at that

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I really can not imagine the average see-lai’s watch this series. 🙂

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    2. sel_fi_wu says:

      there’s not a single good article about this series except natalie tong’s articles. lee tim sing’s worst series ever

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      • mocha replied:

        The worst ending ever. Not logic that Columbo is with the crazy eva. I rather have him being alone forever than be with the crazy eva. The scriptwriter for this drama is terrible

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    3. Ric says:

      Wow sounds like everything imaginable was included in the finale. They really should’ve marketed the series as a fantasy from the start. Don’t know how they expect viewers to accept these crazy plot lines when they were never prepared for them.

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      • dd replied:

        >They really should’ve marketed the series as a fantasy from the start

        Yeah, I agree.
        They did it with LOST and that worked out OK.

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    4. Bubblez says:

      Craziest series ever.
      Thanks for the roller coaster ride. A bit disappointed with some of the characters’s ending. 🙁

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    5. Caren says:

      The reason why 高倫布 (Columbo) didn’t age was because he was a 怪物 (gwai mat). I believe it was mentioned throughout the last few episodes that he wasn’t a normal person.

      But overall, I enjoyed it. Edwin Siu (who played Fei Lung) and Nataline Tong (who played Miu Miu & LamLam) did a wonderful job! (:

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        the supporting cast are way better than thr leads here. can’t stand sirr and wayne’s acting

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        • dd replied:

          There’s a reason why Wayne Lai’s stuck on TV and can’t get into movies (that aren’t TVB sponsored like “Turning Point”, “72 Tenants” and “I Love HK”).

          He might be forever doomed to stay in TVB until he retires.

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        • sel_fi_wu replied:

          wayne also claimed that he’s not filming mainland dramas unlike his colleagues because he don’t want to leave hk, but wonder if he’s actually not invited to any or was invited with low market value

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I wouldnt say way better… Brian Burrell absolutely suck at acting an English Captain. He doesn’t have that British English voice since he is an American in real life.

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        • sel_fi_wu replied:

          what i meant was pierre ngo, edwin and especially natalie. they make wayne’s title as 3 times tv king sounds like a hoax.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Thats true, Wayne’s worst performance is really this series.

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        • dd replied:

          @sel_fi_wu

          Well it’s not really a hoax. When you consider the scope/range of TVB and its talent, and the fact that the TVB king award has to go to SOMEBODY, hmm…

          Let’s just say that it’s like winning a regional title in cross-country. You’re nowhere near nationals or the level of an olympian, but within your little group you’re the best.

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        • mocha replied:

          Wayne did a wonderful job in his role. Not anyone can take this role, not even the tvb siu sungs could handle it. Nat is right that only wayne can handle this type of role. I can’t even see anyone who can do better. Besides, everyone did great, except for Sire Ma, who cannot act. Because of her the ending sucked.

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    6. dd says:

      In the “Bullet Brain Ending” article, I was going to joke that the ending revealed that it was all a dream, but that joke was lame and no-one would laugh but hey, here we are.

      Oh. My. God.

      This was just embarrassing. Columbo pulling out his gun as a “masterkey” for everything is lame as hell.

      Safe attendant: Mr. Columbo, I’m afraid this safe cannot be opened without the key, unless of course you have it in your possession.
      Columbo: As a matter of fact, I do
      *Pulls out his gun and shoots the lock-box*

      And the scene at the airport:
      Ping On: You cannot arrest me unless you have a warrant. So you better give it up.
      Columbo: That’s where you’re wrong. I have your warrant, right here.
      *Pulls out his gun*

      Comeon. It was kind of cool the first time when Wayne Lai did it, but when you do it twice in an episode, a trump card isn’t a trump card when you pull it out all the time.

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        very stupid and copycat ending

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        • dd replied:

          Pretty disastrous this season.

          A sub-par and unoriginal series in the primetime slot with your 3x TVB king at the helm, and the series being a primer for your extremely expensive period drama BAW with heavyweights like Ada Choi, Sheren Teng and Moses Chan as well as the extensive preparation they had to go through, you can’t help but think about the marginal returns they got in the end.

          I understand there needs to be a trough each season so that viewership picks up the next, but when you’re the only channel people watch, the audience has the choice of either watching WHATEVER you put on or not watching TV at all, you seriously dropped the ball there.

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        • sel_fi_wu replied:

          the only ‘successful’ series so far this year is inbound troubles but it was no where as great as on call 36 popularity last year.

          the second half season sounds great with all the more interesting series finally coming up:
          on call 2
          triumph 2
          brother’s keeper
          always and ever
          no reserve
          sniper 2013
          and will power, tvb’s pet series that they want to use to promote fala and moses and tv king and queen ao that they will resign with tvb

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    7. Larry 3 says:

      I really hope it win Best Series and get a sequel…… Im hoping…….NOT

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    8. msxie says:

      a blatant knockoff starting with copying the name of Colombo, an american detective series. Not a single original idea in this copycat drama.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        I dont think they copy. It was original….originally so stupid.

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    9. LUCY says:

      Haters goona hate!
      I liked the ending it was my fav episode!

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      • sel_fi_wu replied:

        audience have right to criticize a bad series with bad actings of the two leads without even being a ‘hater’ just like you have the right to love the stupid copycat ending. Each for their own 🙂

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        • LUCY replied:

          So defensive… but it sure seems like your a hater of Wayne 😉

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Do you like episode 2, when Eva fight off with suspect and with the 90 degree kick to the prep at the airport terminus. I see her underwear at a split second. Those background people look like peeps.

        But TVB forgot to edit that one!

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        • dd replied:

          What colour, Larry?

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          White?

          screen capture: http://static.apple.nextmedia.com/images/e-paper/20130409/large/1365514970_ca50.jpg

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        • dd replied:

          Today will be a good day.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Today should be a good day. Now if somebody could put positive news on Bullet Brain, it will be a hell day.

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        • LUCY replied:

          No
          You creepy pervert.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Pervert? TVB did it. Columbo uses his hand to grab something on Eva’s skirt. Searching for it…..

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      • vann replied:

        Lucy, I agree with you .
        Because Wayne Lai was given third TV King some fans of RL and KM have felt so angry and this is a chance they all try to offend Wayne Lai. I feel ashamed for people who have use their pens to write the biased comments. For me, the series is worth for entertaining and Wayne Lai is still the best actor.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Vann, you really one of the kind. But I truly disagree with your post. Raymond Lam and Kenneth Ma fans will be having field day with you.

          The comments are not biased. They expressing their true opinion on this series.

          Good for you think this series is “entertaining” and Wayne Lai is the best actor. But he is not in this series, nor this series is so entertaining.

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        • sel_fi_wu replied:

          face it. people have no qualms about winning 3x tv king last year because he was quite good in confidant. but bullets showed that 3x tv king can also have bad acting and become one note actor and can’t handle his own without a strong female lead.

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        • Jeeee replied:

          Wayne’s acting is consistent in this series. The only reason why this series sucks is because of the plot. If you get some other great actors to act in it, people will still hate it. There’s nothing wrong with the actor’s acting. And i find Sire’s acting to be decent, not great, but good enough

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          “Sire’s acting to be decent, not great, but good enough”…REALLY? how is it good enough?

          Wayne acting was not consistent, his transformation to other personalities is bad.

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        • Dilly replied:

          I thought you weren’t going to comment. I guess you either have forgotten or you can’t help it!

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        • mocha replied:

          Wayne definitely did a wonderful job on his role

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        • mocha replied:

          Wayne’s acting is far better than the TVB siu sungs

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          No he did not did wonderful job. He suck in this role really bad regardless if its the crappy script.

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        • mocha replied:

          @Larry 3

          then why don’t you tell me who can do a better job??
          Sorry, but I can’t think of any tvb sui sang who can handle this role.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Im not going over again, with who would be fit in this role. Its on other Jaynestars article. Its not that important. I dont think other siu-sangs would accept this role if the script is crappy.

          This is not the best performance by Wayne and I hope he does not screw up in RB3.

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        • mocha replied:

          @Larry 3
          It’s not Wayne who screwed up the drama. It’s the stupid scriptwriter. Wayne did a terrific job in his role.

          And if the so called Rosy Business 3 screws up, it will either be the scriptwriter or Myolie Wu because of the poor female lead again

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Wayne is one of many reasons why this drama sucks. He is partly to blame on this crap series.

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        • mocha replied:

          @ Larry 3
          I am going to blame Sire Ma for this drama because of her horrible acting. Wayne, Pierre and Nat did a wonderful job. Wayne already knows this drama will be very different, he still act in this drama, this is what people call professionalism. Not like other actors who won’t act in series that they think will damage their image.Does ain’t professional actors. For No Reserve, Myolie & Sire Ma will definitely be the one who will destroy the drama

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Im still disagree with you. Wayne did not perform well in this series, regardless if the script is garbage. He is still partly to blame on this disastrous series. You can say what ever you say that he acted for this drama. He is a professional, but I feel he OD alot of places in this Bullet Blahbo series. This series is No GOOD, its over. Just hope for the best for next series.

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      • mocha replied:

        Sorry, but the ending did suck with Columbo being with the crazy eva

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          That I agree 100%

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      • c3 replied:

        clearly you’ve never seen inception then. otherwise how can you love an unoriginal idea that was totally ripped off?

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    10. Dilly says:

      Sire acting? Decent? Blah!

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      • mocha replied:

        You read mine mind. Sire Ma acting was never decent. It ruin this drama

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    11. Funn Lim says:

      “The episode ends with a confusing finale – a 60-year-old white-haired Eva holdings hands with a youthful and ageless Columbo.”

      Could it be like inception they’re all still in a dream like stance?

      Or that youthful columbo is their son?

      How come Fei Lung never married Eva? So Eva ended up with Columbo? Ping On became a cripple?

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      • lluvdwayulie replied:

        Columbo didn’t age because he’s an “alien”. Eva ended with Columbo because Columbo finally found out that Eva was treating him really nicely, and she loves him. He was touched by her. Ping On became a cripple because he got into an “accident” with Szeto Nam, who tried to distract him in the car scene.

        Anyway, I find that the ending is illogical, but somewhat interesting in a way. 🙂

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      • Daisy replied:

        Yeah I was really wishing it would be Sire- Edwin ending I always thought Columbo would live out the rest of his life alone thinking about Mui Mui.

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        • mocha replied:

          @Daisy: same here. That will be a better ending and more logic. Stupid scriptwriter than does not know how to write

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        • Bubblez replied:

          I wished that was true with Edwin and Sire. :/

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    12. Joanne says:

      These are the reasons why Bullet Train sucks so much, TVB!! = Insufficient production budget and insipid preparations made for the shoot, weak casts (particularly female lead Sire Ma), location, props and costumes looks too modern, lousy scripts.

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      • Joanne replied:

        The drama is also beyond realistic..it’s TVB 2013 corniest/dumbest/foolish drama.

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        • Jackson replied:

          not TVB 2013 corniest/dumbest/foolish

          it is TVB corniest/dumbest/foolishest drama EVER

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    13. Mt says:

      It seems people hated Bullet Train the moment it aired and so will criticize it regardless of the quality of the plot, acting, cast, and script.

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      • Joanne replied:

        Did you watch from Episode 1 to the last episode. If yes, well every crappy series will at least have one two three viewers that like it.

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        • Mt replied:

          Do you mean crappy like When Heaven Burns?

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        • Joanne replied:

          This one is crappier than When Heaven Burns. When Heaven Burns is just unnecessary deep like Beauty at War.

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        • Mt replied:

          When Heaven Burns was horribly pretentious. I still remember the fake cross on Moses’ back. It was really shiny and looked like it was going to fall off his back. And Charmaine Sheh, Bowie Lam and the other two acted terribly. I thought Bullet Train was just trying to do something different, to break out of the TVB cliche dramas a bit. It obviously didn’t succeed, judging by the comments, but I still have to give it points for trying.

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        • Joanne replied:

          For me, Bullet Train did not try to do anything more different. Maybe adding recaps are the new trying. As I have never see one – 20 episodes drama with so many recaps, to the point of disrupting the story line. The producer and everyone involved in the Bullet Train are Lazy. Plain lazy, anyone can produce a drama by continuously adding recaps in each episode. Edit, cut and paste, complete 15 min of a 45 min drama. Anyone who paid to watch Bullet Train should get a refund for it.

          Bullet Train was just trying to do something different, to break out of the TVB cliche dramas a bit. It obviously didn’t succeed, judging by the comments, but I still have to give it points for trying.

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        • Joanne replied:

          Ops forget to cut out the last paragraph…I want a edit button!

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Bullet Trainwreck

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Get a refund? Just like BoBo said, you owe me so much!.

          TVB, You owe the audience’s time back to watch this crap ship drama.

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      • picklehead replied:

        That’s not true, while I did dislike it we watched it through. Lee Sing said the storyline got better after the first few episodes and it just went from bad to worse.

        It’s not even an issue of believability with the action sequences, the plot didn’t make sense alot of the time.

        Please tell me how Columbo “owed” alot to Eva. What did he do to her? Ok, he led her on to think he liked her for what a brief time, then she becomes infatuated with him.

        At the end of the day, their relationship never really fully developed and you are telling me he owes himself to her?!

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Well, Lee Tim Sing lies. It wasnt better.

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    14. Lalala says:

      I disliked it at the start but found the last 3 episodes fairly interesting

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      • mocha replied:

        The last couple of episodes were great, but the ending sucks with Columbo being with the crazy eva.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          The last 5 episodes were BORING, useless dialogue, OD on lots parts.

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      • mocha replied:

        @Larry 3

        At least the last couple of episodes, except the ending was better than season of love

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Why are you comparing Season of Love? Way different. Bullet Braindead is the worst series in recent memory.

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        • mocha replied:

          because season of love is just so terrible

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    15. clamine says:

      Curious what the fuss was all about, so watched the last episode — yeah, pretty much a dud.

      Columbo was advised to carry a totem, an object to differentiate the reality and the dream state. Columbo’s totem was his wedding ring – which he wore on his right hand to remind himself that he was still dreaming.

      Anyway, the dream sequence scene reminds me more of ATV’s My Date with a Vampire (2 or 3?)than Inception.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Thatz, Apple Daily points out. I agree its like My Date With Vampire….but they didnt copy it correctly.

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        • clamine replied:

          @Larry: Apple Daily did? Not on this article or the AppleDaily sources links on the above article.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Yes, AppleDaily mentions the Inception.

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        • clamine replied:

          @Larry: I’m not talking about Inception; I’m talking about ATV’s My Date with a Vampire bah! Of course it talked about Inception, it’s the headline.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I know you not talking Inception, Apple Daily (the source article) did.

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    16. mocha says:

      The ending failed because Columbo ended up with the annoying EVA. She does not deserve to be with him. Gosh, just wish she was still in that coma or went back to england. Columbo will take care of 男男. That will be a better ending than this crap

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    17. picklehead says:

      What a waste of time. I don’t see how Columbo “owed” Eva anything. She was infatuated with him and he really didn’t do anything to her. Sure he led her on but it was really brief but c’mon.

      Am I the only one that thinks the ending was bad with Eva? Sure we all have our bias for the actress but aside from acting, the character itself was not that good.

      Compared with the beginning when she knocked out the would be thief on the plane, she didn’t see Pierre coming at her? She couldn’t use a kung fu kick or overthrow him?

      The rape scene was unnecessary and I get it, they didn’t want Columbo to end up with the daughter but still. The last episode was too rushed and hence it ran beyond its 45 time limit.

      Can someone tell me why Joanna came back to Hong Kong? Besides, she was already pregnent, she had moved on Ping On!

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      • mocha replied:

        You have read mine mind and heart. The only thing that sucked was Columbo being with crazy eva. And I did think the ending was a rush. Columbo did not owe her anything.

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      • mocha replied:

        their relationship never developed at all. Audience can definitely feel that Columbo loved his wife 梅妹, but never towards annoying EVA. what is the scriptwriter thinking of???
        The ending would be better if Columbo stayed single to take care of 男男 or even stayed with 梅妹 in the dimension, rather than have him be with someone who he never loved.
        Eva can go back to England to find her real superman/Hero (She only love heroes)

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        • Joanne replied:

          Lol, AGREE!

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        • picklehead replied:

          Is 梅妹 mui mui?

          I didn’t get the dimension then, so are they saying the spirit of mui mui was so powerful that she tried suck the soul out of eva?

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    18. Yian says:

      Did Fei Long ever love his wife or did he just go with her as Eva didn’t like him?

      Would have preferred Columbo to continue taking care of Nam Nam. Basically he just came along and wrecked her life.

      Also didn’t like the fact that he chucked Mui Mui’s figure thing away. It’s like he’s chucked her out of his heart! I don’t see how he likes Eva, he didn’t take any notice of her at all before she went into that coma. But at least they’re happy now.

      On Ping On, shouldn’t he be hung rather than lying around until 2010?

      Oh and Sire Ma was not great at portraying an old women.

      Since Columbo doesn’t get older (is he immortal?), I do think that it could be nice for a sequel with him and a fresh cast with an actual GOOD female lead. I think it would be interesting to see how he’d explain his past and how he doesn’t get injured and old. As long as the script is good anyway!

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      • mocha replied:

        This is the worst ending ever. Having Columbo and crazy eva together. I agree with you that I do not like when he threw away 梅妹 ‘s figure. Eva does not even deserve to be with Columbo.

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      • picklehead replied:

        Fei Long married his wife because Eva wouldn’t give him the time of day

        Agree about him throwing away the figure. After all the trials he decides to throw it away in favor of that dummy who told him “Don’t you ever watch my thoughts when I’m asleep, I bought gloves so you can’t enter my thoughts” Geez if your going to be that paranoid, don’t even be with him.

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        • mocha replied:

          yeah! maybe she’s having a dream about Fei Long

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    19. Cleo says:

      I still don’t understand why a totem can’t be in a dream disproving that it can differentiate between the dream and reality states.

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      • Funn Lim replied:

        Watch Inception. That might confuse you some more but does explain totem

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    20. Funn Lim says:

      Just saw last 15 minutes. The injustice that Ping On became evil. Not fair. I do like the ending. I mean weird crazy and all but I like that you know, love triumphs all. I understand why he threw away that doll. The past is the past.

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    21. Bonnie says:

      I really really tried to like this. I am all in favor of TVB trying out new plots and methods, but the writing was just BAD in this one.

      First of all, they should have stuck to a single overarching genre, and communicated that within the first few episodes. Between the DRAMA! between Ping On and Columbo, the weird musical sequences, and the sci-fi elements, there was no way for an audience to connect with the characters.

      Secondly, the Eva character was an absolute mess. She is supposed to be beautiful and smart, a policewoman trained abroad. But she is so unprofessional in her actions, seeming more like a bratty teenager. If the character was supposed to be wide-eyed and innocent and helpless, then don’t make her a high ranking cop!!!

      I really really wish they just decided to make this a straight up comedy, or at least set it up clearly as a satire with exaggerated characters. As it is, I just ended up wanting to bash my own head against the wall.

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    22. vann says:

      For me, the series has a good ending. I really enjoy watching it from the beginning until the end. Wayne’s acting is still skillful. His role is very difficult but he delivered well enough to leave a deep impression in my heart. What a new and fresh series I have ever seen.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        You called that a good ending. haha! I think you need to watch other series that has good ending.

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        • vann replied:

          Please give me some suggestion; I have watched many series recently but no series could keep me continuing to watch because they are too old fashion; only BB giving me something fresh and new that made me feel interested. You and me may have different view.

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        • picklehead replied:

          LOL agreed

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          You want a good ending… Wayne and Lee Tim Sing did Rosy Business I a good ending and a great series, for your loving Wayne…sake.

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        • Bubblez replied:

          I think this whole idea of what is a “good ending” is subjective. There is no way to satisfy everyone. This is similar to how sandcherry and some other people saw acting as subjective. This is the same thing. What may seem to be a good ending to you does not mean it is a horrible ending to some people.

          I did appreciate what the scriptwriter and the production cast did with this drama though. There were several interesting episodes but the ending that happened to Sire and Wayne was not what I expected. But all along this series, there were way too many plot twists. Although this drama was a “horrible” drama to many, we should still be thankful for what they have tried to do and at least everyone who participated in this drama gave it their very best.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          If it started bad, it will end bad. I am not thankful of them if they have not fix the problems BEFORE releasing it out.

          They should have thought of it first til the audience started to BASHING this series everywhere. The best became to rotten tomato.

          I hope the people who are in this production, make sure that you never ever ever ever ever mention this series again, it is TOXIC.

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        • Bubblez replied:

          I disagree with you. Yes, this drama did prove your statement that “If it started bad, it will end bad.”. However, you cannot speak on all the dramas. An example of this would be “reality check”. Reality check started as a good drama. However, the ending was not what I expected. The definition of “bad” ending is subjective and depends on the viewer itself. The statement “if it started bad, it will end bad” is similar to a book. Just because the book started bad, it does not mean it will end bad. Vice versa.

          And as for bashing, I don’t go onto tvb forums (besides this), so I do not know. But on jaynestars.com, it’s the same group of people who is bashing it. And just because you saw it as a “horrible” series does not mean the majority of people saw it as that. And don’t forget, you don’t represent all the HK viewers.

          And just because you were hugely dissatisfied with it does not mean that this series is “toxic”. Everyone learns from mistakes. I’m sure we all have done mistakes. No one is perfect. And I’m pretty sure that Lee Tim Shing will be more aware and be more cautious with his current drama project. And how the series was promoted in the first place had an direct effect on how viewers viewed this series as well. Hence, in the future, I am sure that lee Tim Shing will make sure that the promotion gives a more elaoborate clear direction of the series instead of giving a misrepresentation of the drama itself.

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        • Funn Lim replied:

          I agree it was a good ending, as in a happy ending even if a weird ending.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          I don’t comprehend what you wrote that long confusing response.

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        • Coco Chan (aka Coco) replied:

          Bubblez wanted to point out two things (hope it’s better… :S)
          1) your “if it started bad, it will end bad” = a stereotype. Not true. “Just because the book started bad, it does not mean it will end bad. Vice versa. ”

          2. It was the promotion that gave the viewers a false interpretation. In the producer’s next project, he would ensure that the promotion of his series would go smoother, not be faulty (not giving a false misconception) and be “clear” for the audience to have the “right” expectations instead of misleading people. E

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          HUH?

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        • Coco Chan (aka Coco) replied:

          What do you mean, “huh”?
          I didn’t think Bubblez’s response was that confusing, to begin with.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          huh

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        • Bubblez replied:

          Thanks Coco for trying to clarify. All I wanted to say was:
          A: “if it started bad, it will end bad” is similar to a book. Just because the book started bad, it does not mean it will end bad. Vice versa.

          B: I don’t think TVB would want to create a drama that was poorly done in the first place. To blame everything on the scriptwriter, Tim Gor and his production team is not reasonable or appropriate. Every drama is a result of teamwork. Everyone had fault in this drama, not just the scriptwriter and Tim Gor’s team.

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        • Coco Chan replied:

          To add onto Bubblez’ comment, if there was something wrong with the script or the storyline, why didn’t any of the artists speak up for it?

          The actors themselves should have stood up and said, “there’s something wrong with the story” since they are the ones acting it out!!

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          I must admit that Coco’s comment about actors should be confessed that there was something wrong with the script/storyline is very well said or well pointed-out.

          Regardless of being really good friends with Tim Gor or whatnot, any artistes should have been responsible and spoke on the troublesome script/storyline. In this case, the actors do bear some responsibility.

          And Larry, it’s rude to say “huh?” when their messages are clear and consise to the point. They weren’t hard to understand. Did you say “huh?” just to counterattack them?

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Bubblez … if it started bad and it will ended bad. Did that happen? YES. Was there a reason why it happen? Because the entire series SUCK BALLS. Who cares if you refer to a book. Very different.

          TVB did not realize this drama will stink up quickly. Some people inside TVB management F****** something that they could have put this drama in the warehouse or to be televise at a later date to fix it up before releasing out. There were tons of mistakes in this series and could have edited out on the computer easily.

          Lee Tim Sing is the head of this production. He deserve much the blame of this mess. He is the one given ok to push this series out. I know his past work is really good. This series is not good. He did not manage well for some reason to keep the series from the endless downward spiral from the acting, to the scene, to the props, etc.

          I hope he learns his lesson. I hope I dont see this crap again. I hope he manage WELL beyond this crap.

          Yes, the scriptwriter is also to be blame for this mess. He could go Bo Bo to hell.

          Will the audience forgive them? I dont know. Hong Kong audience is already tough.

          Will it happen again? YES, because TVB is slow to make changes.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Simon, you more huh or HUH!

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        • Bubblez replied:

          Um Larry, if you read my very first initial comment, I did say that that statement of yours did prove that statement right. But just because it did for this drama… it does not mean it happened to all dramas.

          And as for bad storyline/crops/anything else, I agree with Simon and Coco. If there was something weird/prop was too modern/ that type of jazz, why did no one on Tim Gor’s team say something regarding it? And also, it was the marketing team that gave the audience a false representation of the whole direction of the drama itself. The promotion trailer used at TVB’s showcase and the promo clips were different. Hence, I do believe the promotion team or whoever was responsible for the promotion clips do hold the responsibility.

          There should have been better communication skills between production crew, production team who worked on the promotions, the producer and everyone else including the actors.

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          I can see why people are agitated by your comments. Anywho, I believe with Bubblez and Vann :’)

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Look, why are YOU saying “it does not mean it happened to all dramas.” Of course NOT. It can happen to all dramas.

          For the 2nd paragraph, I don’t know WTF happen. The promos were painted different from the series, THEY LIED. I watch it, and it wasnt good promos IMO. Just like commercials… some times they tell the truth or they lied like the politicians. TVB trick you to enjoy it. But, MOST importantly the entire series… SUCK as well.

          I know Lee Tim Sing do have good relationship with actors and production. They drop the ball somewhere and I dont have you the answers.

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          Why are you raging at Bubblez for?! If you read her very very first comment (the comment where you said was confusing and long..), Bubblez did give an thorough explanation. Maybe if you were able to read it the first time, none of us have to interpret it one by one for you! And she did admit that the promo clips and whatever was DIFFERENT.

          And I think Bubblez is saying not just the producer holds the responosbility, but everyone does.

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          responsibility**

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        • clamine replied:

          Coco Chan & Simon Lee: if there was something wrong with the script or the storyline, why didn’t any of the artists speak up for it?

          The actors themselves should have stood up and said, “there’s something wrong with the story” since they are the ones acting it out!!

          Easier said than done.

          Let me remind you why?
          Recall one reason why Wong Hei was considered difficult on the set? Recall why Steven Ma was dubbed by tabloids the male version Wang Ah Jie in 2008?

          Wong Hei – because he had the temerity to edit his character’s lines to make them better – just his, mind you, not his co-stars. He had the temerity to argue with scriptwriter(s) over his script.

          Steven was lambasted by reporters for his ‘arrogance’ because apparently he had the temerity to ‘teach’ the director how to direct his scenes. Steven: Said I interfered with the director’s filming – actually we were just discussing about the best angles to shoot -our exchanges were extremely cordial.[..] Asked again if he’s showing the director how to direct, Steven chuckled and said: “Just communicating ideas. We actors and directors need to have a good communication on,then we all will be happy[..] A series production is a team work.

          Only Damien Lau was lauded for daring to ‘improve’ his script but other actors would most probably deem either arrogant or being difficult, so to keep the peace most actors choose to go along with whatever the producers or directors tell them to do, even if the script is garbage, else they may come under attack by the press like the above 2 examples.

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          @clamine: Then that’s way too sad. There needs to be communication on all levels. The position one plays should not be the reason for not speaking up.

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        • Simon Lee replied:

          “else they may come under attack by the press like the above 2 examples.”
          ^ That’s just even more sad. Artistes rather risk their series to be a total laugh/goof than standing up to it? And that’s just the HK Press. As long as the people who are dealing with it knows the whole story, that’s good enough.

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        • Bubblez replied:

          I agree with Clamine but I believe if there’s something illogical or things doesn’t make sense, an artiste should be encouraged to speak on it. An artiste should not turn a “blind eye” when they know that there is something wrong with the script. I wouldn’t see it as being “difficult”. And if the HK press make it sound like the artiste is being the “trouble-maker” or being difficult or erupting the peace between actors, well, that’s depressing to hear.

          I just believe that there should be better communication skills between everyone who’s on board with the drama project. They are a team.

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      • mocha replied:

        @vann
        The ending was terrible having 大喜 to be with Crazy EVA, which she doesn’t even deserve to be with. But Wayne, Ngo Ka Nin and Nat’s acting was great in the series. Towards the ending I always believed 大喜 was infatuation to his wife Mui Mui, he was willing to wait for her for many years. However, the ending destroyed this valuable characteristic of 大喜, making him an ungrateful guy. Sorry but the ending failed big time. The acting was terrific, but ending sucks because of crazy eva, which she should either still be in coma or go back to England

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    23. Larry 3 says:

      Just FYI. I will NEVER recommend Bullet Brian to everybody, even to UFO people. Do not watch it! Even don’t show this to little kiddies. Yes, it is fresh and new….GARBAGE.

      Rating…. ZERO Stars….Certified F = FAIL!

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Bullet Braindead…misspelled

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      • Dilly replied:

        Agree with you

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    24. Pinky Kang says:

      Hong kong see lai is great ..their can watch such a crab serial ……slatue to them……

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Now they going to be afraid when they going out shopping…. “Low Sai Bow!”

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    25. vann says:

      Larry,
      Thank you for your suggestion but i watched RB long time ago; this series is excellent and Wayne Lai is perfect actor. When I read your comment I see you are somewhat agitated so it is better I should leave this field for you and your friends with the one-sided comments. Good luck to you and your fellows.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Huh?

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    26. Sam says:

      Jesus F&%$!
      I don’t think these bad opinions should stick…
      IF AND ONLY IF they made Bullet Brain longer than 25 eps… They could have made the transitions in the plot better explained or smoother, since it is throwing way too many genre elements in 25 eps, like from period cop drama to psychological effects to musicals (trumpet, Walk faster dude song, Edelweiss, Chinese female song) to sci fi (about the IQ) to horror (the first appearance of Mui Mui in the old house) to comedy/mo lei tau (mostly from Edwin scenes) to action and then BACK to sci fi with the role revesal while all the time trying to sprinkle in romance throughout it… ughhh I know it’s a headache for you guys, but i mostly care about the scenes like when Da Hei wants to save Ping On from the bandit, Ping On tries to get Columbo to the hospital to stop the headache, Columbo is trying to decide whether to let them both fall from the hospital, Ping On’s own struggle with Columbo’s bunch of wicked brain cells on the rooftop, Pierre’s portrayal of a wicked intelligent person….
      I’m not sure what else they could have delivered to develop the supporting characters more, or to make such scenes more deserving of notice without being too distracting with the spoofs (like Inception)…
      Do the plot in another way instead of all the references? Anyone who have any other idea about conveying a series about fighting people with abominable intelligence and ability using leung sum (one’s worth) and wickedness as a theme?

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      • Sam replied:

        Also, you know, if they make No Reserve have ending like Rb1 and RB2 endings, now that is cliche for me. I rather they suddenly go out of the box and use Space/NASA themes. Rotfl.

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        • Sam replied:

          Or maybe that’s cos I think like a lil kid lol. (Mind you, don’t get into an argument about my actual age, lols)

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        • mocha replied:

          They definitely cannot make an ending like RB 1& 2 with this scriptwriter right now, since the scriptwriter for RB 1 & 2 left TVB and went to Taiwan (he’s the best tvb scriptwriter). The so called RB3 scriptwriter is the same one as Bullet Brain. I am a big fan of Rosy Business 1 & 2, but this scriptwriter sucks, and will destroy the reputation of RB 1 & 2. Well, it’s already damaged without casting Sheren and Wayne as the pair, and giving this opportunity to a weak actress as the lead.
          Gosh! TVB should know when to stop making stupid sequel when it’s already perfect. To me, No Reserve is not part of the REAL Rosy Business sequel, it’s just its own independent drama with no relation to the REAL RB.

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        • Coco Chan (aka Coco) replied:

          Give the scriptwriter a break. This was the first series he completely wrote on his own. Of course, there are going to be flaws and mistakes. And no one is perfect. We all learn through the hard way: learning our mistakes.

          And don’t forget, it was also the promotion/teaser trailer/promotion clips that also messed up the expectations of viewers. You might as well blame the marketing team who promoted this series.

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        • Sel_fi_wu replied:

          @mocha done your childish ranting? why judge rosy 3 that hasn’t air yet? just so you know rosy 3 no reserve scriptwriters work in a group and not just one scriptwriter! bullet brain is a flop not just by the storyline and execution but also by the role/acting especially by the female lead role eva played by sire. she took too much screentime for such an annoying dumbhead role and played unconvincingly by sire. what a flop. rosy 3 won’t have this stupid heroine role since the female lead role in rosy 3 wil be an intelligent and mature female secret agent, and sire is just supporting.

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          Ip Kwong Yam (葉廣蔭) is still is the head scriptwriter of Rosy Business 3. Im sorry I have NO faith in this series. Even if they remove some of the rape scenes, I still have no faith in this series. They still have mostly the same people and I have a feeling it is the same result. I HOPE I am wrong….but TVB can surprise us to some degree.

          Please TVB, Bring back Cheung Wah Biu; just kiss him up the offer.

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        • jenny replied:

          @Sel_fi_wu

          it’s obvious that RB 3 will not ever surpass Rosy Business 1 and 2, with these scriptwriters right now. Also weak female casts

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      • Coco Chan (aka Coco) replied:

        I don’t think what you are doing, Larry, is fair to the production team. This series is not even in its final production stages and you are judging this series’ failure.

        Several questions:
        1. Have YOU ever done something wrong or made a mistake? How would you feel if people around you judged you because of that one mistake you did?
        2. Why are you not giving a second chance to Tim Sir and them?

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        • Coco Chan (aka Coco) replied:

          and to blame everything on Tim Sir and them is wrong. Lay some of the blame on the marketing team who gave a false representation!

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        • Larry 3 replied:

          HUH?

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        • Coco Chan replied:

          What do you mean “huh”? What are you confused about?

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        25 episodes is way too long. They should have cut a lot of stupid scenes even some stupid dream sequence and flashbacks. It may improve somewhat. I do agree on your point if it explain better to smooth out the story timeline.

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    27. smurf120 says:

      Kate Tsui took a lot of slack for curly haired fake eyelashes street dancing police department/team leader – I don’t know what her title was in FH3, but she seems absolutely professional next to Sire Ma’s superintendent.

      I haven’t watched the ending but already I feel like there should be resolution to Ping On/Dai Hei bromance so strongly suggested in the beginning.

      I’m uncomfortable with the idea that Dai Hei has to return Eva’s love just because she love/stalks him. What a horrible message to girls. As long as you stick by a person’s side you can overlook all the terrible things they may have done to you or lied to you about. You should get the love of their life arrested and executed, continue to stalk him, then eventually when you are about to die they will come around to love you or take care of you for the next 30 years.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Kate’s character was a Senior Inspector. Yes, dressing like a night out gal is professional.

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      • jenny replied:

        Same here with the stupid idea of having Dai hei return to EVA. She is freaking annoying, they are delivering a wrong message to audience

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    28. her says:

      I started out bored, then interested, then pissed, then interested again, then disappointed.

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      • Simon Lee replied:

        me too.

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      • jenny replied:

        Same here, but really disappointed with the ending

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