“Ruse of Engagement” Ends First Week with 27 Points
TVB’s action crime drama Ruse of Engagement <叛逃> picked up Gilded Chopstick’s <食為奴> evening time slot and has finished its first week of broadcast in Hong Kong. According to ratings reports, Ruco Chan’s (陳展鵬) new drama reached an average of 27 viewership points – equating to approximately 1.75 million viewers – last week. A three-point drop from Gilded Chopstick’s final week, Ruse of Engagement lost about 190,000 viewers from Gilded Chopsticks.
Despite the slight drop in viewership, Ruse of Engagement defeated Storm in a Cocoon <守業者> as the number-one drama of the week. Though both dramas achieved an average 27-point rating with a peak rating at 31 points, Ruse of Engagement obtain managed a higher base rating.
Netizens Poke Fun at Over-the-Top Action Scenes
Ruse of Engagement stars Ruco Chan and Ron Ng (吳卓羲) as two brothers working for the fictional anti-terrorist unit, ATF. Many scenes in the series showcase the ATF officers going through excruciating training. Netizens called the series “entertaining”, noting that many of the action scenes in the series were over-the-top.
One particular scene showed ATF leader Eddie Kwan (關禮傑) commanding trainees Ruco and Ron to jump off the roof of a high building and land on the roof of the building across from them. A netizen uploaded the scene online and it quickly became viral. Many pointed out that the distances between the two rooftops were very far, and joked that Ruco must have already broken a record with his high jump.
A netizen commented, “He didn’t jump across. He flew across.” Another said, “TVB has proven that the earth has no gravity.” A sarcastic netizen replied, “TVB dramas are at world class-level. There is already no one on earth who can stop the development of such talented scriptwriters.”
Eddie and Ruco’s Jump Across Building in “Ruse of Engagement”
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.