For those who wonder why Fist is so well received by audience, here's why: Fist moves people and people respond to it so strongly because LOVE is the underlying message of the drama. It's not just because of the well-paced plot, the Kung fu style, the action, the comedy, and the variety of characters within the walled city that makes it damn appealing! It's the lack of love for anything or anyone that created the monster the Pudding Guy, who deserved his death. From start to finish, you can see the driving force of love, be it misplaced or ill-intent sometimes, played out between the characters; Fist Guy's mom embracing his dad to the very last tortured breath, the love of the daughter for her father, the gambling addict, that caused her death, the love of the androgynous brother for his younger brother, the love of the elderly aunt for her extended family members, (her letter written to Fist at the end moved me to tears), the familial love of Fa Man and Fist Guy, the brain injured young guy's love to help the needy....I can go on and on. That's why a lot of people love Fist, friends. It struck a very basic chord, more so than any other TVB drama of 2016 or possibly other years. And yes we the audience DO recognize the hard work of this drama and we appreciate it. RUCO deserves best actor award this year, yes, for his portrayal of FIst Guy and NO it is NOT a shallow character or so easy to portray that any Tom or Harry can make it convincing.