C.L.I.F. 2

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C.L.I.F. 2
警徽天职2
Genre Police procedural
Action/Thriller
Created by Phang Kai Yee 彭凯毅
Written by Phang Kai Yee 彭凯毅
Seah Choon Guan 谢俊源
Directed by Chong Liung Man 张龙敏
Starring Li Nanxing
Qi Yuwu
Joanne Peh
Rui En
Pierre Png
Thomas Ong
Aileen Tan
Cavin Soh
Opening theme 光荣角色 by Power Station
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese, with some English dialogue
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Chia Mien Yang 谢敏洋
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel Mediacorp Channel 8
Picture format 16:9 Widescreen
Original run 18 February 2013 – 15 March 2013
Chronology
Preceded by It's a Wonderful Life
Followed by Break Free
Related shows True Heroes (2003)
C.I.D. (2006)
Crimewatch
Point of Entry (2010)
C.L.I.F. (2011)
C.L.I.F. 3 (2014)
External links
Website
C.L.I.F. 2
Traditional Chinese 警徽天職2
Simplified Chinese 警徽天职2

C.L.I.F. 2 (Courage, Loyalty, Integrity, Fairness, or 警徽天职2) was a police procedural series produced by MediaCorp Singapore in 2013 in collaboration with the Singapore Police Force.[1] It was broadcast from 18 February to 15 March 2013 on free-to-air MediaCorp Channel 8 and consists of 20 episodes. The drama stars Qi Yuwu, Joanne Peh, Li Nanxing, Rui En and Pierre Png in the main roles with a large ensemble supporting cast.

The series is the highest-rated drama serial in 2013, with an average viewership of 901,000, beating the record set by It's a Wonderful Life (with 835,000).[2]

A sequel for the drama, C.L.I.F. 3, will air April 9, 2014. Elvin Ng will return to act in the drama series.[3]

Background[edit]

C.L.I.F. 警徽天职 was the 2nd most watched drama for 2011 with an average viewership of 924,000. The final episode attracted over 1,041,000 viewers.[4] It also had 47,844 streams per episode, the highest average number of streams per episode on MediaCorp's Catch-Up TV portal on Xinmsn. Also, since 2011 top rated drama Love Thy Neighbour cannot produce a sequel, it is implied that C.L.I.F. would produce a sequel.

The series was also praised for the departure away from an idealised depiction of police officers and its realistic portrayal of the unseen struggles and obstacles police officers often face. In response, MediaCorp commissioned a second season, again in collaboration with the SPF, and filming began at the end of September. Most of the main cast is retained. Prior to filming, it was confirmed that Tay Ping Hui and Tracy Lee will not be returning and Rui En, Pierre Png and Li Nanxing will join the cast. C.L.I.F. 2 is made its debut on 18 February 2013.[5]

Synopsis[edit]

The series continues from where C.L.I.F. left off with new cases and new cast members. Yew Jia is now a Senior Investigating Officer and has begun a relationship with Xin Yi, who had partnered with him in the CID on a temporary transfer. Former uniformed officer Kok Hung was recently transferred to the Special Investigations Section in the CID. Seetoh Yan remains in charge but is assigned as Head Investigation Officer as well.

Yew Jia is assigned a new partner Jimmy, a veteran policeman, and their friendship begins awkwardly when Jimmy accidentally mistook Yew Jia for a molester and "arrests" him. Kok Hung's follow-the-book approach does not bode well with his partners as he has to learn to adjust to a different way of approaching cases than he was used to during his days on uniformed patrol at a NPC. His superior is Tse Keat, a headstrong career woman who has yet to find her other half. When her long-time colleague and forensics expert Lantian challenges her to meet someone as a speed-dating event, not wanting to lose the wager, she accepts. Xin Yi's dream comes true when she earns a transfer to the CID and assigned to the Serious Sexual Crimes Branch. She meets the resident medical examiner Dr Chow and becomes torn between him and Yew Jia.

The officers from the different branches at Tanglin Police Division work together to tackle all sorts of cases ranging from misdemeanours such as theft to more major cases such as violent crime, elaborate scams and prostitution. Unfortunately for some, their personal lives interfere with their jobs and they are forced to make difficult decisions. Kok Hung is grief-stricken when his fiancée is murdered and struggles to keep his emotions in check. Seetoh Yan gets a shock of her life when her usually mild-mannered son becomes a suspect in separate rape and assault cases. Xin Yi becomes worried her sister Jen is hanging out with the wrong crowd when Jen becomes a suspect in one of Yew Jia's cases. Keat's memory of her own sister's disappearance and murder returns to haunt her during a series of kidnapping-cum-murder investigations and the similarities in modus operandi leads her to suspect the same perpetrator has returned. Meanwhile, a dashing young psychologist Tse Keat and Lantian befriend is not all he seems.

Cast[edit]

The characters names are in both Chinese and dialect (if any) romanization.

Cast Role Description Episodes appeared
Qi Yuwu 戚玉武 Tang Yaojia 唐耀佳
SSI Tang Yew Jia
Senior Investigating Officer in the Tanglin PD CID
Xinyi's ex-boyfriend
1-20
Joanne Peh 白𧃸秀 Liao Xinyi 廖心怡
ASP Leow Xin Yi
CID officer in the Serious Sexual Crime Branch
Yaojia's ex-girlfriend
1-20
Aileen Tan 陈丽贞 Situ Yan 司徒燕
Supt Seetoh Yan
Head Investigation Officer of Tanglin PD 1, 4, 5, 9-11, 14, 15, 19, 20
Li Nanxing 李南星 Wei Lantian 魏蓝天
ASP Wee Lam Tian
Head of Forensic Management Branch (FMB)
Zhijie's boyfriend and later husband
1-7, 9-20
Rui En 瑞恩 Huang Zhijie 黄芷婕
Ng Tze Keat
Officer-in-charge Team C of Special Investigation Section (SIS)
Yanjun's ex-girlfriend and Lantian's girlfriend later wife
1-9, 11-20
Andie Chen 陈邦鋆 Zhao Guohuang 赵国煌
Chao Kok Hung
Deputy Officer-in-charge Team C (SIS) 1-4, 6-9, 12, 15-20
Hu Wensui 胡间遂 Xu Haoping 许浩平 Member of Team C (SIS) 1-4, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15-20
Jessica Ang Nico Member of a Team C (SIS) 1-4, 7, 12, 13, 16, 18-20
杨建忠 Eric Member of Team C (SIS) 1-4, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18-20
Pierre Png 方展发 Chen Yanjun 陈彦均
Chan Yin Kwun[6]
Psychiatrist, Main Antagonist
Zhijie's ex-boyfriend
4-6, 8, 9, 11, 13-20
Thomas Ong 王沺裁 Zhou Zhiheng 周志恆
Dr Chow Chee Heng
Forensic pathologist
Carries a torch for XinYi
2, 4-11, 13, 15-20
Cavin Soh 苏智诚 Dai Dadong 戴大东
Jimmy Tai
Senior Investigation Officer in Tanglin PD
Yaojia's partner
4-7, 9-20
Silver Ang 洪子惠 Shen Wenlin 沈文霖 Member of the FMB
Laboratory technician
2-5, 7-9, 11-13, 15-20
Aloysius Pang 冯伟哀 Jiang Yongzhe 江永哲 Situ Yan's son 5, 8-11, 14, 20
Shane Pow 包勋评 Shane Loh 罗俊贤 Jen's ex-boyfriend 14, 15-17
Jayley Woo 胡佳琪 Jen Leow 廖贞婷 Liao Xinyi's half-sister
Shane's ex-girlfriend
8-10, 14-20
Xavier Ong 王胜宇 Xiao Jiahao 萧家豪 Ex-convict, suspect in murder of Guohuang's wife 6, 7
Luis Lim Yongkun 林永银 Wang Baoguang 王宝光 Taxi robber 12
Tony Kim Ju Gong 金举拱 黃花雄 Zhijie's father 1, 6, 8, 18, 20
Jerry Manuel Koedding Stanley Erickson Yanjun's client 13, 15, 16, 20
Benjamin Heng 王智国 Tang Yaocheng 唐耀成 Yaojia's older brother 8, 10, 12, 14, 16

References to other dramas[edit]

  • The first episode featured a short clip from Crime Busters x 2 (2008) where Zhijie and Lantian were discussing about how crime serials were produced according to the way the TV station wants to direct. Tay Ping Hui, who was also in the original C.L.I.F., was also seen during the credits reel on TV.
  • The TV serial Together (2009) was shown briefly in episode 4, and in episode 7 where Guohuang and Ailin test out the 3D TVs in a Gain City outlet.
  • Rui En is frequently seen watching Hong Kong drama Forensic Heroes.

Trivia[edit]

Overseas broadcast[edit]

This drama is eighth drama on Astro to be broadcast exclusive to Malaysia after its first telecast of two weeks.[7]

Country of Broadcast Broadcasting Network Debut Finale Preceded by Followed by
 Malaysia Astro Shuang Xing 6 March 2013 at 4.30pm, weekdays
(encore on 7 March at 3.30pm, weekdays)
2 April 2013
(encore on 3 April)
It's a Wonderful Life Marry Me

Accolades[edit]

C.L.I.F. 2 won one award in the Asian Television Awards. Pierre Png won the Best Actor in a Supporting Role "Highly Commended" award. It also clinched 1 out of 5 awards for the Star Awards, the Top Rated Drama Serial in 2013.

Nominee / Work Award Accolade Result
Pierre Png 方展发 Asian Television Awards 2013 Best Actor in a Supporting Role Highly Commended
Seah Choon Guan 谢俊源
Tang Yeow 陈耀
Star Awards 20 Show 1
红星大奖20
Best Screenplay
最佳剧本
Nominated
Li Nanxing 李南星
Rui En 瑞恩
Favourite Onscreen Couple
最喜爱银幕情侣
Nominated
C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2 Top Rated Drama Serial 2013
最高收视率电视剧 2013
Won
Aileen Tan 陈丽贞 Star Awards 20 Show 2
红星大奖20
Best Supporting Actress
最佳女配角
Nominated
C.L.I.F. 2 警徽天职2 Best Drama Serial
最佳电视剧
Nominated

Episodes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Filming starts for C.L.I.F. 2!". TODAY Online. 26 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "C.L.I.F. 2 is 2013’s most-watched Ch8 drama". xinmsn Entertainment. 17 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Drink-driving arrests rise 10% in first half of 2013". Channel NewsAsia. 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "C.L.I.F. is Channel 8 most-watched drama for first half of 2011". Channel News Asia. 2011-06-28. 
  5. ^ "Actors disappear as police drama CLIF returns". Channel NewsAsia. 28 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Also spelt Chan Yin Kwan
  7. ^ "C.L.I.F. 2 on Astro Shuang Xing". Astro Television (in Chinese). Retrieved 2013-03-02.