“Friendly Fire” Receives Complaints For Its Suggestive Scenes
Samantha Ko’s (高海寧) rape scene and Alice Chan’s (陳煒) seduction scenes did nothing to help raise Friendly Fire’s <法網狙擊> ratings; instead it has received 4 complaints to-date.
The 26-episode drama will be ending its run this weekend with a 2-hour finale on Saturday, January 19. Despite garnering wide attention for Samantha Ko’s rape scene, ratings have dropped from 27 to 26 points last week.
In response to criticisms that Friendly Fire was tasteless and crude, producer Man Wai Hung (文偉鴻) said, “Throughout the 20 episodes or so, we showed numerous sexy scenes, yet so much attention is given to the rape scene only. Because there was so much talk about that, it has become what the show is all about, and that should not be the case. In actual fact, the rape was implicit and we did not show much.” Man Wai Hung explained that the scene was used as a prelude to the turmoils between the characters, such as Samantha Ko , Michael Tse (謝天華) and Tavia Yeung (楊怡), have to go through.
Emotions Behind the Loss
Samatha Ko’s character, Kiki, proved to be one of television’s strongest crime victim. In the face of adversity, she stood up brave and strong in court to face her rapist to get him convicted.
In spite of Kiki’s bravery, she will lose her case in tonight’s episode. Kiki’s mentor, JJ, played by Michael Tse (謝天華), will be filled with so much hurt and anger at his inability to prosecute the rapist that he teared. Man Wai Hung revealed that Michael put so much feelings into this scene that he went straight into character without the need to rehearse. This emotional scene Michael shared with Tavia also touched the backstage workers and Man Wai Hung hoped that it will do the same to the viewers.
Man added, “The main story behind the rape scene is very true to real life. There are indeed people who would resort to all means to get what they want, yet it is the uphill task of a prosecutor to bring these criminals down legally. We hope that viewers are able to get the main gist of this plot.”
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Karen for JayneStars.com.