With TVB’s Kids’ Lives Matter <星空下的仁醫> airing its finale on November 22, the plot is seeing dramatic twists as the main characters confront the biggest challenges in their personal and professional lives. In particular, Linda Chung‘s (鍾嘉欣) heartbreaking performance is drumming up talk of a Best Actress nomination.
Although it is the first time Linda has worked with Kevin Cheng (鄭嘉穎), their onscreen dynamics are on fire.
At first, Jonathan (Kevin Cheng) does not understand why Eman (Linda Chung) wants to have artificial insemination surgery and become a single mother. Spontaneous and well-loved by his pediatric patients, Jonathan also has as serious side and admires the hard-working Eman, who is a very optimistic doctor. As Jonathan’s feelings for Eman grow, he tries to increasingly take care of her.
Linda Delivers Best Actress Performance
When Eman experiences sudden abdominal pain, Jonathan performs an emergency operation hoping to save both mother and baby. However, the baby boy’s heartbeat stops. In deep grief, Jonathan regrettably tells Eman that the baby is a stillborn, but she cries out in shock and despair as she grapples with the loss of her son and blames herself for it.
The operation and stillborn scenes were very detailed and realistic. Linda and Kevin delivered outstanding performances in the pivotal scenes, which showed their characters’ deep anguish. Despite being capable doctors, they were unable to save the life of the baby closest to them.
Receiving great feedback for her layered performance, Linda thanked viewers’ for their support although being absent from dramas for nearly six years. “I’m very moved. I’m confident in my acting skills, since I’ve acted for over 10 ten years and starred in more than 40 dramas. There were many opportunities to learn and improve.” She is grateful for the role of Eman, a character whom she admires.
Regina Ho to Get Most Improved Actress?
Besides Linda’s story arc, viewers are also invested in Regina Ho’s (何依婷) character who becomes paralyzed. In a memorable scene, she breaks down in front of Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) character and questions whether or not she can still be a doctor despite her disability, to which Kenneth responds that she should ask herself whether or not she still wants to continue being a doctor.
The heartfelt stories in Kids’ Lives Matter continue to touch viewers, and resonate on a more personal level than other TVB medical dramas in recent years. With the upcoming Anniversary Awards, Kids’ Lives Matter should easily dominate in many awards categories.
This article is written by Hailey and Jayne for JayneStars.com.