[TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episodes 16 and 17
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.
EPISODES 16 and 17
When it is about Ruco and Kevin, it is always interesting. Add in Tony and it gets very nice.
With Tavia there is always a bloat. But no bloat is more bloated than these 2 episodes and the unbelievable selfishness and treachery of Tavia aka Jan who;
a. asks why she is less important than Ruco, why Kevin gave her up for him. Errrr…because he is his 30 years long lost twin brother? Because “I don’t want him to hate me”? Why can’t Jan just say “I will wait for you. Settle your affairs, I can wait” but no, there she is crying “WHY WON’T YOU ADMIT YOU LOVE ME?! YOU SELFISH BASTARD! YOU GAVE ME UP< GAVE :LOVE UP, SACRIFICE YOUR PRINCIPLES FOR HIMMMMMMMMMMM”. Seriously, what was that piece of crappy dialogue I was watching?
b. Talking about principle, Jan had no problem telling Kevin Ruco is a thief, Kevin a man of principle, a man she so respected, should just go arrest his thief brother, and why won’t he? Because he is the brother, because he is selfish and playing favouritsm. What about the arson case? Why not arrest him? Well well well.. so that she gets to play sex sex with the man she loves and knows he loves her, she has absolutely no problem selling out Ruco whose worst crime at that point was stealing things (hence a criminal is a criminal no matter what??) and encouraging 2 brothers to kill each other? How more Shallow Jan can selfish Jan be? And guess what? Not long later, her own father was caught releasing crickets into his former assistant’s shop and there she cries “You are my father! I won’t give up on you!!” when he got arrested. Excuse me, isn’t Kevin taking the same attitude as she? Why can’t she be as principled and say “Father you did the crime, you must go to jail because I am a principled person”?
What a piece of crappy writing! I so hate Jan. If Rachel (Princess Rachel from Brother’s Keeper) is incredibly naive when it comes to finances and unforgiving when it comes to her man and her need to hero worship her guy, Jan is incredibly shallow and now displaying the calculativeness. She deserve Ruco. Both can sell calculators and be in accounting and start calculating one another.
As for Ruco and Kevin’s cat and mouse game, quite interesting and poor Tony realised he was used by Ruco not to steal painting but for revenge. Ruco got his revenge when he thru the hands of others got Vivien killed in rather dramatic fashion. I tell ya, Vivien Yeo is the only female character given an interesting role with an interesting beginning (naked yoga) and interesting end (bullet ridden, face scarred, betrayed). But I don’t recall seeing the scene of a masked woman ponytailed holding a big gun on some roof top. I am now confused.
Tony is the voice of reason and he realised he was used by Ruco ton get to Vivien and quite justifiably he berated and then ended his friendship with Ruco. I bet it won’t be so simple and he will be back to help Ruco in the end.
Right now Ruco is money hungry. He wants revenge (check), he wants the necklace (would be check), he wants the blind man dead (soon) and he wants everything the blind man keeps in his vault (ahhhhh blind man was smart to remove them all before Ruco could get to them I bet!). So for now Ruco is pretentious in front of his family (oh nice shirt man!!) but real faced with Kevin. Kevin knows his plan, and I think Ruco thinks he has outsmart his brother when we all know in the end the only man he outsmart is his own arrogance. Those self satisfied smile, scary! He is not evil. I feel he has his reasons, justifiable at times, but rather cruel. But evil? Nahhhh not yet. So we shall see what Kevin does other than frown, warn Ruco never to do crime or he will have him arrested and look conflicted when with Tavia.
As for Tavia, what a thankless idiotic role she got. If it wasn’t Tavia, if it was someone else, I bet I will immediately throw my crab ball that I was holding at the TV. Tavia made it bearable but just a bit. Her Jan is simply the most selfish naive silly shallow character on TV and she is supposed to have my pity that she didn’t get Kevin to start loving her when we all know he already does except… between a man and his long lost brother, between loyalty, family, brotherhood and love, how can any woman look reasonable when demanding her love to give up and arrest his one brother that is not beyond redemption so that they can play couple, hold hands, watch movie, make love and play girlfriend-boyfriend? What sort of unreasonable woman could ask that and how can any man fall for such a woman? Is the writer trying to sabotage Tavia?
The rest of the content of these 2 episodes if deleted would have made the 2 episodes into 1 tight episodes. I really don’t get the part about the father. I get the part about Samantha and Tony but again it is about women asking men to do some not so brotherly thing.
Anyway Ruco is getting unreasonable and since we have 3 more episodes, I suppose his downfall will be fast, will be swift, will be a footnote in the end.
I suppose Eye In The Sky which had a great premise that was never made and when made was good at the beginning is now insipid despite having a great cast consisting of 2 hot men and arguably Ruco’s best wardrobe in any series.
I still can’t get over the incredibly stupid dialogue Tavia had to deliver. Sometimes I wonder does Tavia think “This is incredibly stupid dialogue I have to deliver”?
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episodes 1 to 3
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 4
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 5
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 6
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 7
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 8
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 9
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 10
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 11
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 12 and 13
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 14
- [TV Commentary] “Eye in the Sky” Episode 15
This commentary is written by Funn Lim, a Contributing Writer at JayneStars.com and was originally posted at www.point2e.com.