3 Reasons to Watch “Shadow of Justice”jessie tan
Currently airing Shadow of Justice <伙記辦大事> stars Bobby Au Yeung (歐陽震華), who has always been TVB’s ratings lucky charm. Partnering with Joe Ma (馬德鐘) and Joey Meng (萬綺雯), Bobby makes his TVB comeback in four years.
Bobby is the main reason why viewers should look forward to the drama. All of his dramas have received high ratings and become classics, such as A Recipe for the Heart <美味天王>, Armed Reaction <陀槍師姐> and the Forensic Heroes <法證先鋒> franchise. His last drama My Ages Apart <誇世代> also received good reviews and peaked at 29.5 ratings points. With the recent declining quality of TVB dramas, experienced actors such as Bobby bring back faith in viewers.
Secondly, after winning Best Actor in 2018’s Life on the Line <跳躍生命線>, Joe has not filmed any other TVB drama. The last time Joe and Bobby worked together was in 1997’s Taming of the Princess <醉打金枝>. Joe self-deprecatingly referred to himself as a D-list actor when he filmed Taming of the Princess, and it has been a long journey to achieve his current status, to which Bobby added that he witnessed Joe’s ascent to success. The pair will have many scenes where their characters will face off against each other and the audience can look forward to their chemistry.
Having a romantic relationship with Jeannie Chan (陳瀅) in the drama, Joe is not afraid of negative comments about their 21-year age difference. Praising Jeannie for being smart and hard working thus eliminating any communication issues, Joe shared they had a great time working together.
Rounding out the experienced cast is Timothy Cheng (鄭子誠), who returns to his roots as the ruthless villain and will sexually assault Jeannie and Winki Lai (賴慰玲) in the drama.
Winki shared her experience in working with Timothy, “We needed to act out the assault scene in a very small space, so we both felt very awkward. However, once the director yelled ‘action,’ Timothy immediately transformed into a villain. When working with Timothy, you will see that he is a good person in real life, but he can immediately transform once we start filming. He is really talented!”
Jeannie added that Timothy was very gentle with her while filming the assault scene, so she encouraged him to use more force and reassured him that she was not scared. Both Bobby and Joe praised Timothy for his great acting skills and expressed that that he gave them the chills.
“Shadow of Justice” Trailer