“Iron Ladies” Criticized for Boring and Outdated Dialogue

By on September 30, 2020 in Hong Kong Drama, NEWS

“Iron Ladies” Criticized for Boring and Outdated Dialogue

ViuTV drama Iron Ladies <熟女強人> premiered on September 28 to lukewarm reception despite the series’ bold ambitions. Iron Ladies was hyped for its groundbreaking themes rarely seen in Hong Kong television, such as egg freezing, homosexuality, sex addiction, and spouse swapping. The script overreaches in its ambitious attempt to cover a multitude of topics and leaves it with an oversimplified plot.

The first episode introduces a range of characters and their own personal conflicts such as Carrie Ng‘s (吳家麗) relationship with a younger man (played by Wesley Wong 黃愷傑) and a college professor (played by Melvin Wong 黃錦燊). Although viewers are curious about Carrie’s character development and her complicated relationships, her flirting scenes lack creativity and the dialogue is unbearably outdated.

Fans of Myolie Wu (胡杏兒) are also left disappointed despite her bold character as a sex therapist. In the first episode, Myolie sprawls in bed in a lacy nightgown while dropping innuendos for her husband (played by Tommy Chu 朱康稱). While she is clearly breaking away from her TVB image, viewers are not convinced that Myolie will find a breakthrough in her role given the drama’s dull script.

Despite its lackluster premiere, fans may still want to tune in to support Myolie and Carrie and hope that Iron Ladies will improve in its latter episodes.

Source: HK01

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  • 12 comments to “Iron Ladies” Criticized for Boring and Outdated Dialogue

    1. m0m0 says:

      no expectation to begin w/ based on cast and tv station.

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      • luye replied:

        @m0m0 The TV station is fine. ViuTV’s White War is way better than TVB’s cop dramas

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        • m0m0 replied:

          @luye
          is that the one w/bosco as an undercover. i thought it was silly how they were out in the open when he was meeting up w/ his handler like biking around in the most conspicuous places.

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        • m0m0 replied:

          @luye
          i also find most of their shows start off as strong and after 10 eps they just seen don’t know how to continue the story anymore.

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        • bubbles23 replied:

          @luye white war isn’t produced in house by Viu. Pretty sure it’s China-financed but filmed in HK. Yes it was good and fast paced but still had some plot holes.

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    2. anon says:

      I have higher hopes for ViuTV than TVB.

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      • bubbles23 replied:

        @anon definitely. Viu had some really good dramas like the ones Venus was in, and the one with Sammy Sum.

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    3. jingxi2943 says:

      Karena ruins it for all..again :0

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      • luye replied:

        @jingxi2943 Havent watched. How is Karena in it?

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        • mulder99 replied:

          @luye
          She plays a lesbian with Theresa Fu from the trailers.

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    4. exodus says:

      Hmm it’s only the first episode isn’t it? Too soon to tell.

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    5. vodka says:

      ViuTV still having a hard time to adapt to their serie…

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