“Storm in a Cocoon” Ends With 32 Point Average Ratings
Storm in a Cocoon <守業者> ended its run with a two-hour episode on March 30. The thrilling series finale achieved an average ratings of thirty-two points and peaked at thirty-five, tying the record with modern-day romantic comedy Outbound Love <單戀雙城>.
Storm in a Cocoon attracted early interest due its promising plot line and its top-tier cast, which included Steven Ma (馬浚偉) in his comeback role after leaving TVB in 2012. The Republic-era series premiered with twenty-six points and saw a consistent rise in ratings over the past five weeks. The drama received generally positive reviews. Many praised the believable chemistry between characters, and its complex but intriguing detective mysteries kept viewers’ eyes glued to the screen.
Despite a generally good run, Sunday night’s finale generated criticism over its copycat ending. To save Bing Bing (Tavia Yeung 楊怡) from a dangerous flood, Poon Ka Yeung (Steven Ma) secured her onto a wooden signboard as he helped navigate it through the rough waters. Unfortunately Ka Yeung hit his head on a bog, became unconscious, and sank into the depths as Bing Bing watches. Many viewers pointed out this scene’s similarities with Hollywood film, Titanic, and expressed their disappointment.
The series’ ending moments also became memorialized on the Internet. As Hong Kong was experiencing heavy flood and even a hailstorm on Sunday, amused netizens posted several modified screen captures to note the coincidence. In one capture where Ka Yeung called out for Bing Bing in the middle of flood waters, a viewer edited a speech bubble to read “Bing… Bing Bok!” (Hail in Cantonese). Others attached creative captioning to point out the yellow and black rainstorm warning signals that were constantly displayed, adding a hint of comedy to contrast the dire situation on screen.
Source: Oriental Daily
This article is written by Katrine for JayneStars.com.