HKTV Plans Second Season of “The Election”
Although only a few episodes HKTV’s The Election <選戰> has been broadcast, the drama garnered excellent reception. Airing one episode each week with with tense cliffhangers, The Election stars Angelica Lee (李心潔) and Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智) as political rivals eyeing Hong Kong’s Chief Executive position. With the positive buzz surrounding the series, HKTV plans to film the second season in February.
The Election sports a fairly aged cast, but Angelica Lee, Liu Kai Chi and the 32-year old Isabel Chan (陳逸寧) bring their acting expertise to the drama. Although a mother already, Isabel revealed her underwear-clad bottom, bare back, and legs in the first episode. Watching her own performance on screen, Isabel joked, “I’m really going to have to work out for the second season.”
When asked about her half-naked bedside scene in the premiere, Isabel added, “I filmed that scene on the first day of work, but everything was in place and I felt very safe.”
House of Cards Knockoff?
While The Election became an instant hit, some netizens bashed the series for copying American television series, House of Cards. Some noted similarities between Kai Chi’s character and Frank Underwood from House of Cards. Both men are smart, cunning, and manipulative in getting what they want. Another similarity is that both men’s wives cheated on them, as well as both characters habit of smoking by the windowsill.
Gregory Wong’s (王宗堯) playboy like character in The Election is also comparable with Peter Russo from House of Cards. Both men possess similar alcoholic habits and having sex with prostitutes.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.