“Armed Reaction 2021” To Bring Joy to Viewers This Monday

It’s a whole new line-up with a whole new style. The fifth official installment of TVB’s popular police drama series Armed Reaction <陀槍師姐> is finally back, and it’s going to lighten up the Lunar New Year.

It stars Jessica Hsuan (宣萱) as Diana Tai, an unlucky cop who somehow gets mixed into working with the very unlikable SDU head officer Hanson Mung, played by Moses Chan (陳豪), to solve a series of cold cases. Diana, ironically, has a fear of guns, a phobia she had developed after being held hostage by a criminal.

Armed Reaction 2021 features an all-new cast, with the exception of Joyce Tang (滕麗名), who reprises her role as Chan Sam Yuen from the original drama series. 

The new installment begins with the re-introduction of Chan Sam Yuen, who is now a Superintendent of the Special Crimes Unit. She is still struggling to get over the death of her late husband Ching Fung (played by Marco Ngai 魏駿傑 in the previous installments), and drowns herself in her work. She develops an admiration for Hanson, who reminds her of Fung.

Different from the previous four installments, which had bits of humor sprinkled throughout, Armed Reaction 2021 holds itself as a comedy series. The style of humor is exaggeration and meta humor—after being held hostage again, Diana asks, “Do you I look like hostage to you?” referring to Jessica herself playing characters who often get kidnapped.

Armed Reaction 2021 is Jessica’s first collaboration with Moses since 2017’s Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>. The actress said, “The Prelude was a very serious show. This one isn’t. Moses’ face just makes me laugh now. Honestly, I haven’t committed this many NGs since Old Time Buddy <難兄難弟>.”

Armed Reaction 2021 also stars Him Law (羅子溢), Hui Shiu Hung (許紹雄), Tony Hung (洪永城), and Gloria Tang (鄧佩儀). It premieres Monday, January 25.

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This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I’m looking forward to this series! Decent cast with a few strong actors except tony hung. Also this show was my favourite growing up.

    Also idk why but I find him law weirdly attractive from the previews lol. Interested to see how he does in this.

    1. interesting that Joyce tang doesn’t seem to be the main lead which is lame. And interesting that this one is more comedy focused I hope it doesn’t become too cheesy

    1. @funnlim It was only partly comedic because of bobby making it so along with Joyce and her mom that made it good drama and funny. It’s great that Joyce is in this though although I hope she has good screen in time this. Have to agree making it a full comedy not sure how I feel about that. Hope this is good.

  2. Really hope Moses doesn’t recycle his “speak random English phrases in high pitched voice” character that seems to be his go to for comedies. and just in general lately. The guy’s a good actor, but feels like lately he’s just been mailing it in for a pay cheque. Where’s the actor that we saw in When Heaven Burns? Come on Moses, you’re better than that.

      1. @gnomageddon drama was done filming in fall of last year I believe.

        If you have tvb anywhere or my tv gold, the first 8 episodes are available so that’s prob where they are watching it. Or online if someone has got them

  3. I will definitely watch this….remember the old version…watching it with my mum…..hardly remember the story line but we were glued to TV with mum every week!haha

  4. i guess i’d be the only one whose indifferent. tvb production has been so poor in the past year. they need to have more shows w/ refreshing themes like the exorcist meter

  5. I couldn’t stand the series after what happened to Joyce Tang’s character, but altogether I think the serial lacks cohesiveness.

    I’m actually really happy that the drama is changing genres from drama to comedy, which is what made the first installment so charming in the beginning (who can forget Bobby’s and Esther’s pairing?!) And despite people’s complaints about Moses and his high-pitched English, I love him in comedic roles, even if he reuses similar techniques. I still remember the first time he made me LOL was in The Gentle Crackdown (no English guys! But he owned the role and was great in it.) I have faith he’ll do well in this role too
    And finally! Jessica Hsuen isn’t playing some serious boring lady again!! Fresh pairing indeed.

      1. @megamiaow this series is a LOT better than its predecessors so far! i knew moses wouldn’t let me down for comedy. the first 3 epis i watched cracked me up. definitely give it a chance.

  6. I love the drama it’s more a comedic side I guess it fits perfectly with the chinese new year on its way, all the familiar actors and actress bring you a smile, however it’s only episode 1, they seem to make Jessica character much much younger compared to her real age, she acts like 20’s sometimes lol

  7. ROFL. Does jingxi even read the comments.
    Anyways, I watched 15 minutes of the show and it’s a skip for me. it’s almost slapstick humour that I don’t find appealing. I prefer the comedy from The Witness.

    1. @bubbles23 LOL…I think everyone treats this troll as invisible by now? So don’t even bother not worth the time. Apparently, those are the only phrases that he/she can write. haha

      1. @wm2017 lol I find it amusing that others are milking it by posting the same comments. But yeah I’m pretty sure it’s a troll or some AI bot lol.

      2. @bubbles23 LOL….Yeah, they want to play along. I find it freaking annoying from day one I was like is that all this person can say on every single article and they are not even productive contributions of any kind even if there are no negativity but plain boring phrases over and over.

    2. @bubbles23 I watched two episodes it’s meh. I don’t like how Joyce is not the main lead like the show is about her… Jessica is refreshing though. The scene in the beginning with Kenneth, Hubert and ckwan like was that necessary? Anyways I will still watch it but it’s meh so far

  8. I enjoy watching this drama. Moses is using his same speech Beauty & Boss drama in this drama. Jessica Hsuan I have always like her acting. Still keeping fit , u can see especially when she has to dress up in mini skirt to lou the butt pincher. This drama is very entertaining. Once I sit to watch I am always looking for the next upload ep. of this drama. Keep it coming.

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