Catch Me Now

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Catch Me Now
原來愛上賊
Catch Me Now.JPG
Catch Me Now poster
Genre Modern Action
Written by Lau Choi Wan
Law Chung Yiu
Starring Damian Lau
Idy Chan
Joe Ma
Sharon Chan
Fala Chen
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Chong Wai-kin
Running time 45 minutes (approx.)
Broadcast
Original channel TVB
Original run April 21, 2008  – May 16, 2008
External links
Website

Catch Me Now (Traditional Chinese: 原來愛上賊) is a TVB modern action series broadcast in April 2008.

Synopsis[edit]

Robs the rich and gives the poor, he's more than just a thief
Fights against injustice and crime, he's more than just a cop[1]

A sum of drug money triggers a battle of wits between Kong Yeung (Joe Ma) and Ko Chit (Damian Lau), a detective and a thief. Yeung gradually discovers the true identity of Chit, who is the mastermind behind a series of robberies. However, Chit only steals to help the poor. Despite all efforts, Yeung lacks sufficient evidence to support allegations against Chit. Nevertheless Yeung keeps a close eye on Chit and believes in the ultimate triumph of good over evil. Yeung's devotion to his work sours his relationship with his wife Hong Mei-Lei (Fala Chen). Fortunately, Lei is given support and encouragement by her best friend Bao Yung-Yung (Idy Chan). Chit is deeply attracted to Yung's kind-hearted personality. He even risks exposing his secret identity to save her life. There is a choice between love and ideal...

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Damian Lau Ko Chit (Jack哥)
高哲
Restaurant Owner
Modern-day Robin Hood group leader.
Bao Yung-Yung's boyfriend.
Kong Yeung's friend.
Joe Ma Kong Yeung
江揚 (江Sir)
C.I.D. Leader
Hong Mei-Lei's husband.
Ko Chit's friend.
Idy Chan Bao Yung-Yung
包蓉蓉 (蓉蓉)
Banker
Ko Chit's girlfriend.
Hong Mei-Lei's friend.
Sharon Chan Kong Kiu
江翹 (啊翹)
Security Guard
Kong Yeung's younger sister.
Tam Bun's girlfriend.
Fala Chen Hong Mei-Lei (Minnie)
康美莉
Banker
Kong Yeung's wife.
Bao Yung-Yung's friend.
Johnson Lee Tam Bun (BT - Ben Tam)
譚彬
Computer Technician (Hacker)
Modern-day Robin Hood group member.
Ko Chit's cousin.
Courted Wang Ming-Chuen's before but got rejected.
Kong Kiu's boyfriend.
Died in episode 19 from an explosion set off by Chiu Kwan-Ho
Koni Lui Wang Ming-Chuen (Long Leg Crab)
汪明翔
TV Actress
Modern-day Robin Hood group member.(Shooter)
Rejected Tam Bun courtship a while ago.
Falls in love with Tam Bun later
Eric Li (李天翔) Che Hei-Sin (Hao Lo)
車喜善
Taxi Driver (Mad Driver)
Modern-day Robin Hood group member.
Wilson Tsui (艾威) Kwan Yan (Keyman)
關仁
Modern-day Robin Hood group member.
(Locksmith)
Aimee Chan Shum On-Na (NaNa)
沈安娜
C.I.D. Member
Yau Dai-Hoi's girlfriend.
Dickson Lee (李家聲) Yau Dai-Hoi
游大海 (啊海)
C.I.D. Inspector
Shum On-Na's boyfriend.
Mak Cheung-ching Chiu Kwan-Ho
趙君豪
Greedy Tycoon.
Villain.
Likes Hong Mei-Lei
Blackmailed Hong Mei-Lei
Killed Tam Bun in Episode 19

Alternate ending[edit]

According to the producer, they planned out three different endings but the cast argued that the ending in which Ko Chit died would be more memorable.[2] Thus, the original ending has Ko Chit shot by police in gun firing chaos.[3] However, TV audiences wanted a perfect ending, so TVB decided to create an alternate ending which became available online at TVB.com five minutes after the original airing date and time of the last episode.[4]

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episode Average Points Peaking Points References
1
April 21–25, 2008 1 — 5
31
34
[5][6]
2
April 28 - May 2, 2008 6 — 10
32
36
[7][8]
3
May 5–9, 2008 11 — 15
32
34
[9]
4
May 12–16, 2008 16 — 20
33
38
[10]

Awards and nominations[edit]

41st TVB Anniversary Awards (2008)

  • "Best Drama"
  • "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Damian Lau - Jack Ko Chit)
  • "Best Actor in a Supporting Role" (Johnson Lee - Ben Tam Bun)
  • "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" (Sharon Chan - Kong Kiu)

References[edit]

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