Synopsis of TVB’s “The Executioner”
TVB’s next period drama The Executioner <刀下留人>, previously known as “Spare from the Blade”, will be premiering on December 7, succeeding the time slot of With or Without You <東坡家事>. The drama explores the meaning behind life and death, focusing on the story of an executioner, one who ends life; and a midwife, one who gives life.
Executioner Yip Sheung-luk (Kenny Wong 黃德斌) has shed blood too many times to count. To protect his savior’s pregnant daughter-in-law Yuen So-sam (Elaine Yiu 姚子羚) from danger, Sheung-luk sends So-sam to the capital, where she is to stay with renowned midwife Fa Yui-hung (Maggie Shiu 邵美琪).
A series of strange murders soon take place, and Sheung-luk saves a little life with his blade. But this baby boy of unknown origin gets Sheung-luk and Yui-hung in trouble with the imperial court. Step by step, the unlikely duo overcome obstacles together, developing a close relationship.
Meanwhile, young couple Chek Tsz-chau (Mat Yeung 楊明) and Chuk Siu-moon (Katy Kung 龔嘉欣), both who have lived in a whore house for most of their lives, suddenly arrive at Yui-hung’s home. Siu-moon begs Sheung-luk to accept Tsz-chau as his disciple, but reckless Tsz-chau wants nothing more than to use this opportunity to escape from his punishment.
Sheung-luk’s life changes forever after the appearance of mysterious magician Szema Chau (Joel Chan 陳山聰). The baby boy’s identity is uncovered, putting everyone one step closer to their own deaths.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.