Though Triumph in the Skies 2 <衝上雲霄II> had a strong premiere week that averaged 31 points and a peak of 35 points, its second week was met with a weaker start, averaging only 29 points per episode thus far. Even Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Kenneth Ma’s (馬國明) suggestive and revealing scenes with their busty female costars could not boost the curiosity of viewers.
TVB has not received any complaints on the daring scenes, but a viewer, particularly Joe Ma’s (馬德鐘) wife, Karen Cheung (張筱蘭), implied that she found the scenes tasteless in a recent Weibo post.
Karen posted, “I finally realized this last night. The flirty but soft-hearted pilot who cares for his sister, ‘Vincent Ling’ [Joe Ma’s character] of Triumph in the Skies from 10 years ago is quite similar to [Jayden Cool] from the currently-airing Triumph 2! After I heard about that I got quite shocked. It’s because I’ve never seen the original one, so I didn’t know the storyline! Such risque storylines can really make the viewer feel uncomfortable, and it also makes the actor’s other half get goosebumps! No wonder why Joe Ma became so hot after the broadcast [of Triumph in the Skies] years ago. Haha!”
That night, Karen uploaded an old photo of a younger Joe with his toddler niece on Weibo. She wrote, “I want to share with you guys a super cute old photo of Joe Ma holding his niece! I am pretty sure that Joe’s portrayal of the pilot ‘Vincent Ling’ made her want to be a real pilot when she grew up, and she really did become one. That is why we cannot underestimate the power of television dramas! But I really want to advise the younger viewers out there that real pilots don’t meet up with different girlfriends when they are flying to different places! This is a muddy idea that must be corrected!”
The two male leads in question, Kenneth and Chilam, did not think the “daring” scenes were that bad.
Kenneth said, “It’s just a decoration. Having hot scenes is to show the flirty side of Chilam’s character. It’s a serious drama. We don’t need to throw some salt in there to boost ratings.”
Chilam said, “It’s part of the storyline, and it’s not the main idea of the drama. There are still other splendid scenes waiting to be aired, but I can see why those scenes were daring.”
Source: Apple Daily
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.