“Storm in a Cocoon” Ends With 32 Point Average Ratings

By on April 1, 2014 in TV Dramas

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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.

43 comments to “Storm in a Cocoon” Ends With 32 Point Average Ratings

  1. her says:

    lol nice image

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  2. anonymous says:

    Such a weird face for S Ma
    but overrated drama.

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    • her replied:

      please. above-average (minus ending :P)

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    • Kenneth replied:

      agree

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    • Liz replied:

      this dram was overrated. too cliche.

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  3. Lucia says:

    Congrats to the casts and everyone involved in this excellent production!!

    This serie should have earned higher ratings in the beginning not just the ending! I guess everyone has different taste especially Hong Kong viewers and overseas audiences.

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  4. lmao says:

    The ending is so lame-duck. Why does TVB like to give us open endings, they’re most frustrating to say the least.

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    • Tvbfan replied:

      There copying famous film endings that’s why.

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  5. sc says:

    Thoroughly ridiculous lead up to the ending that destroys the whole series.

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    • Puff replied:

      I agree that it was a bad way to end, and they did botched it up, but I personally don’t think the whole series was destroyed as a result.

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  6. jokes says:

    Steven ma is awesome so under rated by tvb

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    • jokes replied:

      If tvb liked Steve he could have won a few tv king awards

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  7. fee says:

    is he going to have any more series in the coming year or next year? i love steven!

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    • Jokes replied:

      I hope so we all miss Steven filming a number of series every year

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  8. Oh okay but a lot if people loved this tv film
    But I don’t really like it wow what a great record
    For a such a good average with 32 POINTS

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    • lmao replied:

      what are you trying to say?

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      • HolidayNo.1 replied:

        I am trying to about this tv film
        OKAY

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  9. Funn Lim says:

    Titanic was a sad ending. At least he lives in this one.

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    • Kenneth replied:

      why drag titanic into this? tvb drama incomparable.

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      • Flippy replied:

        AGREE WITH KENNETH. WHY COMPARE IT TO A LEGENDARY MOVIE THAT IS LOVED BY EVERYONE ASIDE FROM SUM INDECENT PPL

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        Titanic is dragged into because some were saying that the ending for this series copied Titanic’s ending.

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      • qwerty replied:

        TVB really lacks originality honestly, but Titanic really sucks to be honest. No offense to TVB lovers as well as Titanic lovers out there.

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      • Tiana replied:

        right. name another movie that almost everyone in the world has watched. it is like sound of music. will always be classic movie wheher you like the movie or not.

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  10. Mindy says:

    love this series!

    stevia is now my favorite tavia pairing!!

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  11. Jaiking9 says:

    stupid ending, why copy titanic, should just leave it at episode 30 and continue with a sequel.

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  12. Jaiking9 says:

    TVB always lack creativity nowadays, their scene writers have to copy from western as always. Asian drama will always be 2nd or even 3rd rated, lack originality.

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    • Flippy replied:

      duh

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    • Anthony replied:

      Like Western flim producers don’t get ideas from Asian films at all…

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    • Tvbfan replied:

      Agree with Jaiking9 not only copying from western idea but also from old dramas. I remember some of the events that were tragic happen in tvb past production.

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  13. Charbydis says:

    nice series but horrible ending. seems like they just copied the ending from BTROC with Charmaine and her daughter bumping into the amnesic Kevin!

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  14. Cyndi says:

    Not sure if they had in mind to copy The Titanic. I think I read somewhere that the producer and Steven Ma came up with the idea for the flood ending after seeing the river rise after the rain when they were filming the series in China. A lot of effort went into filming that flood scene. I think viewers should at least acknowledge Steven, Tavia and the crew’s hard work. Whether the ending is satisfactory is a matter of opinion.

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  15. Mindy says:

    the ending was horrible with steven losing his memory and stuff!

    but the flood scene was well done! nowadays people accuse people of copying all the time. tvb is trying to make things different with a flood scene and people compare it to the titanic….completely different people!

    we should appreciate the effort that the actors and actresses and crew put into these scenes, cuz imo it was well done. Looked and feel real, minus the part where steven got hit the second time. that was very unnecessary.

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    • Anthony replied:

      I agree with you!

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  16. Manutsay says:

    They got to stop about lost memory things in any tv drama. It’s so lame!

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    • HeTieShou replied:

      The theme of losing your memory is used a lot in Taiwanese series.

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  17. Lim says:

    The ending…a hug would be great. Haiz..

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  18. Liz says:

    steven ma must be so proud that his drama finally got what he wanted.

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  19. HolidayNo.1 says:

    Ok

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  20. Ray says:

    Hahaha can never satisfy everyone la… happy ending is always expected but the writer and Steven wanted something different. I really dont see why people are so upset with an alternative ending which has been around for so long… it is just a tv series… I still remember a tv series starring Man Chi Leung and Dodo Cheng more than 20 years ago. Dodo was in a coma and Man Chi Leong was crying and talking to her at the hospital bed. The series ended with tear dropping from the side of Dodo’s eye (the side where Man Chi Leung could not see, hehehe).

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  21. ACE says:

    I LOVEEEE THIS DRAMA BUT THE ENDING COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER. I FIND THAT THIS IS THE BEST DRAMA SO FAR THIS YEAR AND EVERYDAY I LOOK FORWARD TO RELAXING AND WATCHING AN EPISODE ALTHOUGH MOST OF THE TIME I CRAVE FOR THE NEXT EPISODE. THE STORY LINE IS COMPLEX AND INTERESTING AND I LOVEEE THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN STEVIA. I REALLY DONT LOOK FORWARD TO ENDINGS CAUSE MOST OF THE TIME THEY RUSH TOO MUCH AND SKIP MANY PARTS THAT VIEWERS LOOK FORWARD TO WATCH. THE RATINGS SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIGHER. PERSONALLY, I WOULD GIVE SIAC AT LEAST 29 POINTS FOR THE FIRST EPISODE, 32 TILL EPISODE 10, 34 TILL EPISODE 20, 38 TILL EPISODE 30 AND THE LAST 2 EPISODES PERHAPS ABOUT 41-42. I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO SEE MORE STUFF LIKE THAT. I THINK THAT THEY SHOULD MAKE SIAC2 BUT THEN STEVEN NOT STATIONED AT TVB ANYMORE SO THAT WOULD BE QUITE HARD. BUT IF THERE REALLY IS SIAC 2, PLEASE DONT MAKE IT LIKE ON CALL CAUSE THE FIRST ONE WAS LIKE SO NICE BECAUSE OF KENTA BUT THE SECOND ONE THEY ADDED SO MANY PEOPLE AND THE WHOLE STORY WENT HAYWIRE. SORRY IF YOU DISAGREE BUT THIS IS WHAT I THINK. I MEAN LIKE DONT YOU AGREE THAT SIAC IS ACTUALLY A REALLY GOOD SHOW( BESIDES THE ENDING ) BUT DO YOU MEAN YOU WOULD RATHER STEVEN COMING BACK HOME AND SAY, HALLO, IM BACK! LIKE, IT MAKES NO SENSE.

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  22. Anthony says:

    I am a bit shocked on the amount of people who dislike the ending. For me it was great because it was so unpredictable and so intense. On the other hand, the other scenes were heart wrenching and a good closure for all characters. Everyone got basically mentioned in the ending except for Rachel Kan where I would of hoped there was a scene she thanking Tavia for investigating.

    For the memory less ending, I noted it was VERY similar to the one from the Beyond the Realm of Conscience, but how come this one received so Mich criticism but not from BTROC when Steven and Racial delivered with much more chemistry?

    Anyway, amazing series. I initially thought it would be a mundane series but definitely proved me wrong. Ratings for the last episode is justified as well!

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    • clamine replied:

      Anthony: If there’s a vocal majority there is always the minority, right? Like you and me and some others. My beef is not so much with the ending per se thought it could definitely be better but more with the non-closure of SSBB’s story.

      http://stevenma-fanblog.blogspot.com/2014/03/thoughts-on-epi31-32.html

      My above commentary is all well and good a pragmatic view of the ending but as an emotionally attached viewer, I find the ending felt short of my emotional expectations. How hard was to give Stevia fans a concrete happy ending/closure?

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  23. Larry 3 says:

    Steven Ma and Niki Chow is coming to USA for a concert in Atlantic City, New Jersey USA. Caesars Casino on Sunday, May 11th at 1 am.

    Tickets are still available (I believe).

    More info: https://www.facebook.com/iemshowplace88

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