Brother’s Keeper <巨輪> achieved an average of 26 points during its first week on the air, peaking at 31 points. Already accused of recycling old plots, the series also generated other criticism from viewers.
The Communications Authority of Hong Kong received nine official complaints last week. Some viewers found the story dry and illogical, calling it a lazy production. Others said that the series smeared the good image of Hong Kong while glorifying Macau. TVB’s other prime time series Sniper Standoff <神鎗狙擊> also received several complaints. Up two points from its previous week with an average of 26 points, the police action drama annoyed some of its audience with its exaggerated, unrealistic, and violent scenes. Viewers also found Kate Tsui’s (徐子珊) footwear inappropriate, filing five complaints with TVB about her wearing fashionable high heels during dangerous police missions.
On September 30, Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) made a guest appearance on a radio program to promote Brother’s Keeper. While discussing viewers’ reception of the series, Ruco shared that he is not aware of its first-week ratings and asked viewers to be more lenient about the show’s minor mistakes. When asked to speak about allegations of copying previous TVB plots, Ruco felt that the issue is not unique to the series. “Having some similarities is not that surprising. Korean dramas also use the same story lines over and over again. It all comes down to how a show is packaged.”
Ruco’s co-star Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) was recently injured while filming Tiger Cubs 2 <飛虎Ⅱ>. Speaking about the accident, Ruco said, “[Linda] is very tough. She didn’t even break a sweat when she had to jump down seven floors. Her face was not injured so it will be all right.”
Ruco also spoke about his Slow Boat Home <情越海岸線> co-star Aimee Chan (陳茵媺), who was recently involved in a car accident soon after returning to Hong Kong. Ruco was shocked by the news, saying, “Is she all right? She must be more careful. You must have quick reaction when driving in Hong Kong. Her baby is safe so it will be all right.”
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.