Breaking away from standard TVB crime dramas, Murder Diary’s<刑偵日記> plot and characterizations are more intricate and layered. However, the drama has been met with low viewership ratings in Hong Kong and criticism that the storyline is difficult to follow. However, Vincent Wong (王浩信) believes the viewership levels do not necessarily
Drama Finds Greater Success in China
In response to the drama’s meager viewership ratings, Vincent Wong (王浩信) expressed, “I think people have a lot of different ways to watch dramas now. This drama has already been aired on different platforms a month ago” which he believes may have affected the traditional viewership measurement.
“When the drama was aired earlier, it received a lot of positive feedback, so I feel assured. I hope everyone will continue to support [the drama]!” Admitting that Murder Diary is heavy and dark, he “felt expended” during filming and admits “This is not a feel-good series to be played in the background during dinner. That’s why I think a lot of people watch it online during weekends.”
Despite the disappointing local ratings, Murder Diary is in the top ten trending dramas in China. It is rare for a Hong Kong production to trend so prominently in China, and viewers have praised it for its fast-paced and unconventional plot.
Enjoys His Birthday Cake
Currently filming another crime drama, ICAC Attack<廉政狙擊>, Vincent had already celebrated his 38th birthday with family in advance. When asked what his wife, Yoyo Chen (陳自瑤), planned for his birthday, Vincent diverted from answering and said, “Let’s promote the drama instead! My fans want to celebrate with me too, but it’s best to avoid gatherings because of the pandemic. We will instead get together on Zoom.”
As filming is a bit delayed, Vincent can actually enjoy his birthday cake. The actor usually “takes a whiff and not actually tastes it” due to his strict diet during filming projects.
This article is written by Huynh for JayneStars.com.