TVB’s “Barrack O’Karma” To Cross Over with “Our Unwinding Ethos”

Succeeding the time slot of Girlie Days <她她她的少女時代> will be the highly anticipated Barrack O’Karma <金宵大廈>, created by the writers behind 2017’s hit series The Exorcist’s Meter <降魔的>.

The supernatural drama, starring Joel Chan (陳山聰) and Selena Lee (李施嬅), is set in an old apartment building that has a mysterious and supernatural aura. The story follows the supernatural journeys of 10 residents, including the mysterious disappearance of a single mother’s son, the strange movements of a bookstore owner, an otaku who stalks his neighbor, and the mysterious appearance of a young wife who pushes a sealed-up baby carriage.

Rosina Lam as Dr. Poon in “Our Unwinding Ethos” (2019).

Joel, in his first drama as first lead male, plays the apartment building’s security guard. He has a star-crossed romance with the flight attendant Alex, played by Selena. He discovers that Alex resembles the woman in his dreams who wears a qipao. Their romance begins in the 1960’s.

According to producer Yip Chun-fai (葉鎮輝), the drama is similar to The House of 72 Tenants <七十二家房客>, in which strange stories are used to bring out a message that reflects the current society.

Barrack O’Karma will also be crossing over with TVB’s Our Unwinding Ethos <十二傳說>, which aired this summer: the character Dr. Poon, played by Rosina Lam (林夏薇) in Our Unwinding Ethos, will be making a guest appearance in the drama as herself.

The drama premieres September 16, 2019. It also stars Samantha Ko (高海寧), Kelly Cheung (張曦雯), and Zoie Tam (譚凱琪).


This article is written by Addy for

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  1. Oh yes, I recall that Rosina posted she would have a cameo back when she filmed it! I’m excited for this drama, always have loved mystery/investigation dramas and I loved My Unwinding Ethos. 🙂

    1. Also, forgot to add that the title is interesting lol. Wasn’t it originally going to be “Golden Building”? Barrack O’Karma reminds me Barack Obama haha.

  2. Less and less keen to watch tvb dramas these days, always the same old faces …pukes….cant stand Samantha and Kelly . Joel as first male lead, boring…zzzzzz….

  3. i never understood why tvb doesn’t make cross-over dramas. they definately have the resource. it would make dramas way more interesting provided one does well. just a small tie-in is sufficient, doesn’t need to be a sequel or a full drama.

  4. Why Barrack O’Karma? Interesting title, weird but interesting. Might watch. Don’t care for Dr Poon and why don’t TVB actually do a cross over with iconic characters rather than any character?

      1. @cutie777 LOL…When I first saw it, I was like WTH kinda name is that and immediately thought of that name as well. haha…. TVB plots are horrible & now even names are more hideous.

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