Hong Kong dramas face steep competition from rivals Taiwan and South Korea in the battle of ratings this year. The combination of action, good acting and a twisting and turning plot is fundamental to TVB's success in the past three decades. Many Hong Kong actors have become household name and many of them attribute their achievements to the ability of the broadcaster in churning out dramas with plots that glue viewers to the TV screen. However, in the past few years, the lack of competition in the domestic market and the pressure to remain profitable in the face of globalisation have seen the quality of dramas deterioate. The onslaught of Korean dramas and Taiwanese dramas gave viewers more choices. So what are some of the latest dramas that are worth a glance from the viewers? Let Queenstown residents recommend you!
In the free-to-air channels, there are some gems which residents may decide to watch:
1. Devil's Disciple
Shown on Channel U (Weekends, 7.30pm)
Starring Bosco Wong and Kevin Cheng, this 2006 drama depicts the typical martial arts scene of good versus evil where the evil sect (Saint Sword) attempts to wipe out the the good (Blood Shadow sect). Recommended by Tanglin Halt resident, Lintan, this drama excels in the computer graphics.
*This correspondent has been watching Hong Kong dramas for more than 15 years (including all the above dramas) and the recommendations are based on his/her judgment.