[TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 5
Eye in the Sky <天眼>
TVB Drama 2015
Executive Producer: Catherine Tsang
Genre: Crime Thriller
Number of Episodes: 20
Cast: Kevin Cheng, Ruco Chan, Tavia Yeung, Tony Hung, Vivien Yeo
The following is not a recap but a commentary on the particular episode in the title. Major spoilers and Ruco Chan-love alert. Originally posted at www.point2e.com.
Obligatory eyecandy pic of the day …
Hot revelation. So Ruco is Ga La Chai (who does not wear glasses) and he did what he did to save his BFF that is Tony who is a good for nothing guy whose greatest thing he ever did was to pick up a young homeless Ruco and bring him home. Ruco had a rough life. He was sold to a couple whose child just died and seems like he had a good happy life until his parents died suddenly from illness and he was in the streets until he met Tony who was raised by his grandma.But don’t feel bad for them. When Kevin met the grandma she pretended she didn’t know Ruco when she already knew he had surgery and all that. Tony continued to be a lazy bum using modern tech to steal from rich men’s houses and Ruco was the one who had to keep saving his ass. Why he saved him using arson was because Tony seduced some big gangster’s GF. So… they two are just small time dudes? I was thinking Ruco got adopted by some big time gangster. Why he is at Y Suite Hotel is debatable and I hope it is because he wants a job or get near Kevin and not to steal or whatever. That would be just too silly and small time for a plot.
On the one hand I am quite intrigued by the revelation but on the other I feel is that it? Small time crooks? Really? Serious?! And mind you Tony supposedly owns several lands, that was how they traced to Yuen Long’s house and so why!is!he!stealing?!?!?!
I am getting pissed at how small scale this series is. Imagine a brain like Kevin as a cop and he had to use it to investigate who was smoking in the hotel. Dear lord! What a waste!
As for those special effects with Tavia and her memory, it is getting annoying. In fact entire series apart from part 1 had nothing to do with Eye In The Sky. I hate to see another Brother’s Keeper.
Acting wise, excellent throughout. Kevin balances super serious guy with a guy caught in a dilemma; he wants to find his brother and yet will he surrender his brother as the arson to clear his own name? I like that he didn’t have an answer. This is not clear cut stuff and the ambiguity is interesting.
Ruco continues to impress. I love how he reacted to Law Lan’s explanation and calmly, quietly but with enough of anger and hatred to say in a cool calm voice that whatever hard befell Law Lan she deserved it. He was right but does speak volumes at his simmering anger that can be quite malicious. He did sleep with Tavia and just left. I love how as the search led to the identity of the guy he was saving, those are familiar territory for him since he obviously knew what happened from thereon and throughout the series he was walking at the back, observing and with a perpetual sly smile on his face, like a man who knows a life changing secret that others don’t and in a way how foolish they all are that he has the upper hand. Such subtleties is just… well… good writing and fantastic acting territory.
But I still dislike how other unnecessary stuff is wasting my time; like Tavia and her father, like Samantha and her detective agency. I suspect these 3 will spend some time investigating other cases before the big finale as to theirs. That will divert attention.And her photographic memory right now does not serve anything except for a slight relation to a plot and perhaps she is the human eye in the sky.
But back to intriguing storyline. Ruco’s adopted parents died suddenly from illness. Will TVB dare to show Ruco had something to do with that and so build a bridge between present Ruco and deep down a very evil Ruco? Because I don’t see what he will do next that will make him truly evil unless it was something continuing from the unseen past. Thus far Ruco is still smiling smugly to himself at knowing the secret no one knows. That perpetual small smile no one noticed. Funny how Kevin and Tavia never questioned how Ruco knows where to go or buy drinks in an area supposedly he never grew up with. Or is that just my own assumption into the plot? I mean I will feel weird how come this dude knows his way around.
Anyway let’s see how this pans out. Only 20 episodes so we should know that bridge I was talking about soon enough. Please let that not be fighting over Tavia.
I will end this short commentary with now the obligatory observation;
Love Ruco’s fashion in this episode and yes, he … is … SO HOT!!
This commentary is written by Funn Lim, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com and was originally posted at www.point2e.com.