“Tiger Cubs” Stars Will Go Topless to Celebrate Ratings

By on August 13, 2012 in NEWS, TV Dramas


The cast of action drama Tiger Cubs <飛虎> attended a dinner banquet to watch the drama’s episode finale together on Sunday, August 12th. The banquet was also a birthday party for cast member, Jessica Hsuan (宣萱), who will turn 42 years old on August 18th. Jessica joked, “I hope the ratings of Tiger Cubs will be like my age, 42 points!”

Joe Ma (馬德鐘) also humorously expressed, “The male cast of Tiger Cubs will go topless if ratings are a success. We need to defeat the A&F (Abercrombie & Fitch) models, and bring honor to the Hong Kong people!”

“Tiger Cubs” Episode Finale Receives 25 Complaints

The 13th and final episode of Tiger Cubs aired on the night of Sunday, August 12th. The episode achieved an average rating of 30 points and a peak at 36 points, with approximately 1.93 million viewers tuning in.

The Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority received 25 complaints during the airing of Tiger Cubs’ last episode. The episode involved Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) character, To Tin Yu (杜天宇), hijacking a Hong Kong tourist ferry. Nine viewers complained about the hostage case sharing similarities with the Manila hostage crisis that happened in August 2010, which involved the Manila Police Department’s failed attempt to save the Hong Kong tourists in a hijacked tourist bus. Sixteen viewers complained that the episode was too violent, gory, and unrealistic.

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  • 21 comments to “Tiger Cubs” Stars Will Go Topless to Celebrate Ratings

    1. JavaJunkie says:

      Similarities to a real life crisis is something that I can understand as it may be sensitive for some people but they’re complaining about the gore and violence? smh It wasn’t all that gory and violent in the least..

      Tiger Cubs was an amazing show and I hope a sequel will follow soon (:

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      • Julia replied:

        I agree. If ppl complain about how gory and violent film/movies are, then they should not be watching anything at all. I really hope they make more of these. I <3 Tiger Cubs!

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      • advo replied:

        I thought it got a bit boring in the middle, but otherwise yes, definitely one of TVB’s better production. I had some issues with all the errors in ep. 13 but it was mainly really enjoyable.

        A sequel would be amazing if Jessica could really get some of her old friends to guest star as villains!

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        • Addy replied:

          Man, episode 13 was such a let down. So many plot holes. Nothing was logical. Nothing made sense. It was just so bad, I found it hilarious.

          But I applaud to the TC producer for at least trying something different. I hope TVB will hire better writers for the sequel.

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        • advo replied:

          @ Addy

          Even though, they tried for something new, it did show that it was a TVB production through the writing which ended up having several of their usual writing problems.

          I thought the finally was mostly enjoyable because of Kenneth (and to a lesser degree JJ). Vincent was also wonderful. They managed to make the writing despite it having more holes than a sieve work.

          They do get points for trying something new, and since it received good ratings and positive feedback, one can only hope it will encourage them to try more new things.

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        • elle replied:

          agree. the serie is refreshing. Enjoyed Kenneth performance. JJ wasn’t bad.

          The ending is a “miracle”

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    2. Larry 3 says:

      It is really an excellent series.

      I disagree with the complaints. The last episode is really not related to the Manila hostage crisis since it was on the tourist bus with poor SWAT police force.

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    3. Larry 3 says:

      @Jayne; Manila hostage crisis was August 23, 2010; not October.

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      • jayne replied:

        Larry, got it thanks.

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    4. Hannahh says:

      TOPLESS YES PLEASE haha! HK viewer complaint about everything, if u don’t like it just change the channel. Finger cross on the sequel.

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    5. Sand says:

      This show is already rated PG, so there will definitely be violence and gore etc.. If those complainers cant take the gore, dont watch. Simple.

      And i think tvb was already being considerate to axe the bus scene..

      If those complainers think the boat scene is too close to real life, then there r many scenes that are close to real life events. If it isnt close to real life events, pple will complain that it isnt realistic!

      I personally liked the show. In fact, i appreciate almost all tvb shows. (if u only had singapore’s mediacorp to watch, u’ll value tvb dramas much more.)

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    6. lady gaga says:

      bl**dy lame way to attact ratings by taking shirts off!! So what comes next? taking off their pants as well? We love to see muscular bodies but we are not tt cheap to show our vote to u in exchange for shirt-taking off drama! u make us sound like desperate cougars!

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    7. lovetvb says:

      love tiger cubs..waiting for the sequel.

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    8. advo says:

      It was a good finale (despite many painful flaws) and mainly because of the deliciously evil villain couple, portrayed by Kenneth and JJ. I’ve never found Kenneth particularly attractive, but he was pretty hot because of the sexy chemistry between him and his “wife”. JJ had many more lines in this episode – and needed a wide range of emotions – than in the first episode. Her flaws in both speech and acting were definitely much more noticeable. That said, she’s still miles ahead of Mrs. Kuo (who thankfully, did not have too many lines in the episode!)

      And ofc Vincent was killed off again! Is TVB typecasting him into the good cop who gets killed for dramatic purposes roles now or something? SMH. His death was gruesome, but I was seriously distracting by his “physique” the whole time. And hating on Mrs. King Thief for ruining the pretty!

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    9. Alec Nguyen says:

      support Tiger Cubs 2.

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    10. sandcherry says:

      Enjoyed the finale of “Tiger Cubs” because of Kenneth Ma’s acting. JJ was not too bad in her role.

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    11. Hannah says:

      It peaked at 36. Not bad!

      Def looking forward to the sequel and Jessica’s guest-stars, lol Also, hope TC gets recognition at the awards!

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    12. skinnymocha says:

      Oh, please keep your shirts on. Are we heading to k-drama territory now where a broody shower scene is always guaranteed?

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    13. RLF Lover says:

      Everyone has different definitions of “gory and violence”. Well scriptwriters and directors cannot please everyone. Personally felt it was just alright and that the ending was appropriate, as it paved way for a sequel (and/or movie). Well done!

      P.S I still think that the editing could be done better.

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    14. bb says:

      ‘too violent, gory, and unrealistic’? Dramas hardly go to the extend of being ‘too violent, gory, and unrealistic’, people of all ages watch it! In fact, it’s a well done drama. Credits should be given to all the actors and actresses, their acting are up to the expectation!

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    15. Linnh says:

      lol i would love see them topless so bring it on. And i really have to say that some of the complain is really hilarious, to violent? HAHA…

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