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Another promotional function for “Catch Me Now”, of course the leading man & lady Damian Lau & Idy Chan are still missing. Although they haven’t attended any these functions [Damian did attend the very first one], but it doesn’t affect the series’ ratings. Last week’s ratings peaked at 36 points *, averaged 32 points. The cast members attended this time are Joe Ma, Johnson Lee, Koni Lui, Aimee Chan, Mak Cheung Ching, Wilson Tsui, etc. To celebrate the good rating, the several cast members pitched in their own money to treat everyone a meal. Joe is very happy with the ratings, and said if the ratings continue to rise, he not only treats everyone the celebratory meal, but also giving out gifts. Asked on both Damian & Idy have been absent at these events, Joe expressed “They’re very busy, but every time we have a function, they always check in with us via phones. Just yesterday they sent out a blender and an iPod as gift prizes, it’s very thoughtful of them.” [Also see translation @batgwa]
[Damian & Idy really show that they’re veterans, who seem don’t have the need for publicity anymore. Even though, they’re the leading pair, but it’s very humble and admirable of them for giving credits to the whole team. Back to “Catch”, I have always suspected the character Pinky and the way she treats boss Jack. I was right the whole time, or at least up to episode 14 which becomes more clear about her. So I want to borrow BT’s expression in episode 13 to show mine on this at clip below, haha!]
[QQ.com] With the rumors of “Catch” will be concluded with Damian Lau’s character to be dead, alive, or become a vegetable, is it similar to the 2 endings of “D.I.E” and it’s part of the promotion now for TVB with series with N results? And that the viewers have a choice to determine if the leading man’s live or die? This causes confusion among many fans.
On the rumors of 3 possible endings for “Catch”, producer Chong Wai Kin expressed “We actually had several conclusions for “Catch”, that is either life or death for Damian’s character. However, it’s not inspired by “D.I.E”, it’s just the disagreement between the creator and the cast how the story ends. We actually have 1 ending now, and can’t do both endings. I favor the ending that Damian die, but of course the audience want ‘happy ending’, however this also depends on how long the story is”. Chong also disclosed that TVB plan to conduct the poll to let the audience determine on the ending.
Idy Chan’s playing housewife to relate to the audience
Another focus of the series is on Idy who doesn’t appear with beautiful Little Dragon Girl images like in the old days, making the play a bit dramatic. In response on this, producer Chong said “Actually, we planned to create her with the softer image from the beginning with long hair, however, at episode 4, you discovered that she started to have a shorter hairdo, and that modernizes her image a bit. Then at episode 13 [!spoiler alert!] and 14, you will discover she’s becoming ‘sharp’ a bit more. She is a stubborn, yet very genuine, and not calculated housewife, and with this she’d fear that someone will want to murder ‘The master mind’ Damian. Therefore, we cannot have Idy with a very ‘sharp’ image, instead of an ordinary common housewife. I hope this would relate to the audience and allow them to connect to their own dreams.”
The fans also criticize that Idy’s fat and her hoarse voice, Chong defends “It’s true that she was a tiny bit fat, also she got throat inflammation during the shooting, but she persisted to go forward with it, and for sentimental dialogues in filming there’s no need to use original sounds. Chong greatly approves Idy’s professional spirit “She doesn’t mind about her own image, she just wanted to complete the role. She herself is a very quick alert person, but willing to play a silly housewife. In fact, she does maintain her ‘Little Dragon Girl’ image with her charisma and undauntable personal. She already sacrificed her image for taking up this role. There’s a lot of beautiful fat girls in HK, don’t criticize her, she’s just being herself”.
[Sure, Idy doesn’t look like those 20 something actresses out there with long legs and slimming bodies, but saying that she’s fat? Whatever. I guess some don’t know that cameras add pounds to people. I’m now confused after reading this article on the ending, looks like it’s a sad one. Who cares, I’m going to enjoy the rest of the series, since this could be Idy’s last TV work.]