I’m actually quite enjoying this series at the moment. The whole idea about the detective and thief is quite fun to watch. I wouldn’t say I loved every moment of it though because there were parts I didn’t find that interesting, for example watching the cop team or Idy Chan’s character and storyline. Joe’s side of the story, whilst develops a background for his story doesn’t interest me as much as the action.
The thing that is drawing me to the series is definitely when there’s action- when the thieves are stealing he “black” things off the real bad guys to help the poor. The Police do not know the thieves are really..like Robin hood ^^;
I also feel that some ways the detective and thief thing reminds me of Death Note =)
Damien Lau as Jack Ko (aka Master Mind)
He is the leader of the Thief gang. Very clever who has the minds of both the cops and the thieves. I really like his character because he looks and acts very cool XD He is calm and handles situations really well, possessing qualities of a true leader. I don’t find his sense of justice twisted at all (It’s different to Kira) and he really is a nice guy. He owns a restaurant “Pirates of the Caribbean”
Johnson Lee as BT (aka Hacker). Damien’s younger cousin. Excellent with hacking into systems, he ranks in top 50 in the world. I really like his character! He’s really funny, uses occasional English and has a sense of humour. Playful~ even his first appearance was running and talking through a video XD He arrives late and starts kissing the guys on the cheeks as an apology lol I also liked how he looked up to Idy’s character as a motherly figure and calls her “GuGu”(a reference to her role in Return of Condor Heroes) He also has a thing for “Mimi” (Anime character) and collects figurines.
Eric Lee as Hao Lo ( aka Mad Racer). His character is likable here too. Even though he tends to be given bad-boy roles, because he has that look, he plays a nice guys here. His driving skills are pro and he role is driving/transportation. His usual occupation is a taxi driver.—
Koni Lui as Long Leg Crab (aka Shooter). Excellent aiming and shooting skill, she uses her beauty to her advantage. She works in the entertainment industry and hopes to become ‘big’ someday.This is the first time I’ve seen her in a TVB. She is the 2nd runner up at the Miss Hong Kong 2006 pageant.
Ai Wai as Keyman (aka Demolition Man). He can break through locks ^^ and I believe he can make bombs (haven’t enticed if he has used it yet). His usual occupation is construction. Very easy going guy and seems to understand the leader the most.
The Thief team at their hideout celebrating their success. (Episode 1)
I really like this group as a team =) They work so well together and teamwork is really the key to their successes; each of them drawing on their own talents and skills in every situation. Of course, they are lead by a very strong leader =) They are all ambitious kind-hearted people with a sense of justice. They share a lot of chemistry through good times, bad times and fun times. I will root for this team!!
Joe Ma as Gong Yeung. A very determined inspector/cop who believes there is only Black and White in this world, no gray. He is a very good, righteous police and known also to be very good at solving cases. He is determined to capture the Thieves, the ones involved in bank robbery 5 years ago where his master was killed..—
Aimee Chan as NaNa as a CID.I don’t like her character much because she can get annoying. She plays the dumb-ish sort of police and exaggerates a lot. I don’t think she is fit for a police role. Depicted as lively and an ambitious police, she hasn’t proven herselfuseful to the team yet ^^;
This is Aimee’s first TVB Series (she is Miss Hong Kong 2006).
Dickson Lee as Yau Dai Hoi ( CID). Don’t like him lol I hate seeing him on screen lol He has some sort of attitude problem and thinks he’s so good. You can tell he’ll be a character that will look up to Joe eventually though.Can see why I don’t like the police team that much..? ^^;
Other Bits and Pieces…
Idy Chan as Bao Yung Yung
Idy plays a married women who has a son. Her husband cheats on her for another women and the two end up having a divorce. As a regular customer to Damien’s restaurant, Damien seems to look out for her and eventually takes her in when she didn’t know where to go. Later, with the help of Fala, she gets herself a job at the bank.
I’m not liking Idy’s character much, her character is too clumsy (sometimes embarrassing) and her croaky voice is annoying to listen to. Her family matters weren’t that interesting to watch either. It makes me wonder if Daimen has a thing for her or he is just being the nice guy. At times I think he doesn’t, yet at times I think he does. For example, the first time they appeared together, he looks out for her. He tries to find ways to cheer her up. Other times he looks shy and doesn’t seem to want any misunderstandings between them. Perhaps it was a sign and he wanted to deny or hide it. He isn’t young either, perhaps he didn’t have much experience in this area..?
Fala plays Joe’s wife and Sharon plays his sister. Fala reminds me so much of her previous roles, espeically A Journey Called Life despite not having the same personality. She looks the same and her acting is quite normal. She loves her husband a lot and works at a bank. I wonder if her character will play more of a role in the series later on..?Sharon is a security guard who also has a sense of justice. (I can see why since their father was also a police) She has a thing for anime figurines too!
Sharon and Johnson become acquainted with each other. (Episode 3)
When the Police Meets the Thief..
Joe moves to live in the same city as Damien. They become acquainted with each other. (Episode 2)
Joe and Damien indirectly imply to each other that they know of each other’s identity. (Episode 3)
Joe was trying to looking through Damien’s PDA to see if he was linked to 2 of the thief team members they already identified (Long Leg Crab and Mad Racer) , Damien appears behind him.
Damien: Gong-sir, have you found what you wanted to find yet?
Joe: Can’t find it.
Damien: What are you trying to look for?
Joe: I’m looking for evidence of your criminal doings
So far the story is quite decent, there’s bits of humor here and there between the characters, but the action has still got to be the highlight! I hope the story will get better and better ^^