It feels so good to finally be free from exams! I can finally breathe a huge sigh of relief! *Breeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttthhhhhhhhhhhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!* I can finally have my drama life back! I have been waiting for this ever since my exams started! Thank you for all of you readers who have supported me through this exam period! I was very sad that I couldn’t drama and post as much as I would have loved to but thank you so so so much for understanding! (:
This week only three episodes of The Hippocratic Crush II (AKA On Call 36 Hours II) aired since TVB made a special screening of the 2013 TVB Anniversary Gala in place of THCII on the Tuesday at which Kenneth Ma was personally voted by his peers as the TV King of 2013 (though this outcome has no effect on the upcoming TVB Anniversary Awards) with Kristal Tin claiming the female counterpart while Will Power aired in THCII’s place on Friday. That one ep will be made up during the two hour finale, which is not all that long away; THCII comes to an end in just under three weeks! But yet there are still a number of storylines that have yet to take shape.
I complained last week about the lack of Cheung Yat Kin/Yat Kin Tau and Fan Ji Yu/Yu Jai (Tavia Yeung) as well as Hung Mei Suet (Mandy Wong) and Lau Bing Chan/Benjamin (Benjamin Yuen)’s scene and I will complain about it again this week. They are the heart and soul of this drama but their screentime can hardly be compared to the new cast. The focus has shift away from being on them to being on the new characters. I like the additional cast but I dislike the fact that they are taking away the screentime from where I want it to be. If I do not see more development between Yat Kin Tau-Yu Jai and Mei Suet-Ben in the upcoming weeks I will seriously be filing complaints left and right! I thought THCII was performing well as a sequel but now I really beg to differ.
I have seen enough of Yat Kin Tau-Yu Jai cooling down (no, not really; they haven’t had enough screentime). What I really want to see is them cutesy and lovey dovey with each other. I want to see them together as a couple walking through obstacles together. I understand that them cooling off is an obstacle that they have to cross if they want to have a strong, healthy relationship but I would really prefer to see them together and not separated. I just hope that they will make up soon, because I really do not want to see them like this for the entirety of the drama.
I seriously hope that there will be more focus on where it needs to be from next week onwards. I really loved the prequel and I do not want this sequel to ruin what I loved from the prequel.
Check out the previews, filled predominantly with filler scenes, i.e. scenes that do not hold the focus of where it is supposed to be.
Yeung Pui Chung/Onion: I’ll give this to you. After you look at it you will understand.
Ce Hui Tung/Ce Ce: Hi.
Hung Mei Suet: You rejected Ah Ting in public! You made her make mistakes at the hospital!
Lok Man Sang/Lokman: Welcome! This way.
Fan Ji Yu/Yu Jai: Okay.
Cheung Yat Kin/Yat Kin Tau: You suddenly went to change specialities, are you really going to learn everything from head-to-toe again? You just can’t handle loosing the baby and the regrowth of your tumour and taking a step to abandoning yourself.
Fan Ji Yu/Yu Jai: Then we should separate and cool off/calm down.
Lok Man Sang/Lokman: Lam Ye.
Yeung Pui Chung/Onion: Twin brothers?
Doctor: The bacteria has already spread throughout the body and several organs show signs of failure.
Lam Ye: I cannot persist any more. I will only put [my younger brother] through more sufferings.
Heung Cin Yi: The DNR papers have been signed.
Ce Hui Tung/Ce Ce: Why would Daddy do that? … I feel that even if it is 0.1% of a chance, you should persist to save him.
Ce Hui Tung/Ce Ce: Would Uncle want to see this woman?
Yeung Pui Chung/Onion: Would this woman be the Ka Pik whom Uncle Kam speaks of?
Mou Yong Wai/David: But she sang really good so she quickly made a name for herself. Heaven envived her beauty!
Yeung Pui Chung/Onion: … hanged herself at home. No wonder why your uncle wrote “A Song Cut Short”.
Patient Kam: You have come. I really miss you.