“Sergeant Tabloid” Opens With High Ratings
TVB’s latest romantic police drama, Sergeant Tabloid <女警愛作戰>, premiered Monday night to high ratings. The Nelson Cheung (張乾文) production averaged 28 points and peaked at 31 points during the first episode. Hong Kong viewers were finally able to catch it this week with unseen footage and new special effects different from the previous version aired overseas.
After a two-year gap since Bottled Passion <我的如意狼君> aired, Niki Chow’s (周麗淇) fans were excited to see their idol again and looked forward to improvements in her acting skills. Fans also complimented on Niki’s well-kept figure, although Niki was clearly outshone by her costars in Monday’s episode. During a scene in which Niki’s friends took her boxing to recover from heartbreak, Niki wore conservative long sleeves and pants while Candice Chiu (趙希洛), Grace Wong (王君馨) and Koni Lui (呂慧儀) showed off their curvy figures in gym shorts and deep-v tops.
Niki and Michael Tse (謝天華) invited the entire cast and crew to dinner to watch the premiere on March 11. The two argued and teased each other mercilessly, much like their onscreen counterparts, Lui Fei-Hap and A1.
Niki revealed that the two pooled their personal money together for this event, although Michael denied playfully and implied that Niki was the richer one. Niki retorted that Michael was famous for being stingy.
When the first episode opened, Michael noted that Niki looked much better on film than in real life and that TVB’s post production crew must have worked extra hard to make this happen. Niki helplessly replied, “TVB doesn’t need to fix anything!”
Sergeant Tabloid took over the same time slot as the less popular Season of Love <戀愛季節>, which only averaged 24 points during it broadcast. However, Niki and Michael were confident that their drama will continue to achieve high ratings. Niki believed that her pairing with Michael and the revamped production will appeal to Hong Kong audiences, and Michael agreed that they can further boost ratings by promoting locally with the entire cast.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.