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Feb 14, 2017
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
I finished watching this drama quite a while ago but never thought of writing a review. HK dramas don't get much attention here anyway so I doubt many will see this. Also why this is an extremely short review by my standards.

Pros:
+ Shi Ma and Yao Yao [1]. Shi Ma's character is hilarious, especially how his best friend is just a ball (to quote Yao Yao). The drama can cut read more out the other main storyline and it'll make it even better, because 99.9% of people watching are really just watching for these two characters.
+ Shi Ma and Yao Yao's romance. Okay, I'll readily admit that this is just an extension of the previous point. Very standard relationship progression, from a bickering duo to lovers. Their interactions are super funny. It helps that they are a very good-looking couple. I mean, TVB actors aren't exactly known for their looks really.

Cons:
- Sisley Choi. Her acting is horrible, her voice is annoying. I'm usually not skeptical of acting really, but she's bad. Her voice is totally unbearable though. I wondered if it's because she's not a native speaker, but I concluded that her voice is just naturally not-so-pleasant.

Summary:
A very standard HK procedural. Not very brainy. It doesn't need to be since it's focusing on the traffic police, which is honestly not very interesting material. One of the better dramas of the year, by virtue of Natalie Tong and Benjamin Yuen's characters. A surprisingly easy pair to root for given that it's their first cooperation. I do wish that they'll continue to pair up gorgeous looking fadans and siusangs. I'm quite superficial in this regard, which is why the only other drama I watched in 2016 is the Mafia drama which had Elisa Sam and Matt Yeung. I was looking forward to Roger's drama (not so superficial after all), but it was a letdown...

-- Footnotes --
[1] I don't know how to romanise Cantonese since I can understand but I can't speak the dialect. So all names will be romanised as it is spoken in Mandarin.
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Alternative Titles

  • Native title:

    鐵馬戰車
  • Also Known as:

    當鐵馬遇上戰車

Details

  • Country:

    Hong Kong
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    20
  • Aired:

    Jan 18, 2016 to Feb 7, 2016
  • Aired On:

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Network:

    TVB
  • Duration:

    45 min.

Statistics

  • Score:

    7.7 (scored by 57 users)
  • Ranked:

    #12173
  • Popularity:

    #2010