TVB Underuses Raymond Lam in “Line Walker: Bull Fight”
Line Walker: Bull Fight <使徒行者3>, the third chapter of TVB’s Line Walker TV trilogy which started in 2014, isn’t getting the same love as its predecessors.
Bull Fight is set right after the events of the original 2014 drama, bringing back Raymond Lam (林峯) as the undercover (UC) cop “Bao Seed.” In Bull Fight, Bao Seed returns to the police force as a rogue cop who is on the search for Ding Jeh, played by Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) in the 2014 drama and the 2016 film of the same name (Charmaine, however, does not physically appear in Bull Fight.)
But fans are disappointed to see that Raymond, who hasn’t filmed a TVB drama since the first Line Walker, being dumbed down to only a supporting role in order to make room for the infinite amount of new characters and subplots from the now-expanded universe.
Most characters from Line Walker: The Prelude <使徒行者2>—second part to the Line Walker TV trilogy and a prequel to the 2014 drama—return in this new third season. Bull Fight also introduces additional new characters, played by Mandy Wong (黃智雯), Owen Cheung (張振朗), Sisley Choi (蔡思貝), and Kenneth Ma (馬國明), who was a guest star in The Prelude.
To accommodate these new subplots, Bull Fight writers mainly use Bao Seed as a plot device to connect main characters together. Fans noted that Bao Seed’s screentime was drastically reduced in the middle of the series.
The series picked up after a main story arc implied that Tin Tong Gor (Benjamin Yuen 袁偉豪), a character introduced in The Prelude, could be a possible mole within the police force. The revenge plot involving Wai Sir (Kenneth Ma) added more excitement to the series. Romantic subplot between Ho Yeung (Owen Cheung) and Ah Dou (Sisley Choi) was more interesting than expected.
Line Walker: Bull Fight airs its final episode in Hong Kong on December 26, 2020.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.