Poetic Justice (TV series)

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Poetic Justice
Poetic Justice poster.jpg
Publicity poster
Genre Romance
Directed by Wong Foon Hwee 黄芬菲 (ep1-4,17-20)
Starring Rui En
Dai Xiangyu
Rebecca Lim
Desmond Tan
Opening theme 不够勇敢 by Ding Dang
Ending theme 好难得 by Ding Dang
一个人不可能 by Ding Dang
奇异果 by Ding Dang
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 20
Producer(s) Paul Yuen 袁树伟
Running time 1 hour (with commercials)
Original channel MediaCorp Channel 8
Original run 11 September 2012 – 8 Oct 2012
Preceded by Don't Stop Believin'
Followed by Game Plan
External links

Poetic Justice (Chinese: 微笑正义) is a Singaporean Chinese drama. It depicts the lives of a group of people doing investigative journalism, and will be telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It will make its debut on 11 September 2012. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm.

Unlike most locally produced series about crime, this series departs from the traditional police procedural style and focuses more on investigative journalism and the media.


The plot revolves around a group of young professionals involved in investigative journalism. Two journalists team up with a wealthy businessman and a lawyer to help solve cases for those in need. As they investigate further, they uncover more secrets and dark truths behind some of the crimes.


  • Rui En as Liu Yanzhi (刘言之), a TV journalist, and later, the news anchor of "Real TV News". She has a headstrong personality.
  • Dai Yang Tian as Fang Zhengye (方正业), a TV journalist. He had a crush on Luo Ling initially, but he later becomes Yanzhi's boyfriend
  • Rebecca Lim as Feng Luo Ling (冯若凌), a TV journalist and news anchor of "Real TV News".
  • Sora Ma as Zhong Rui Yao (钟芮瑶), a TV journalist.
  • Ye Li Mei as Yuri, a TV journalist and Eric's wife
  • Guo Liang as Ouyang Qiu (欧阳丘), the boss of Real TV.
  • Desmond Tan as Tang Zhisheng (唐智胜), a stern lawyer. He initially had a crush on Yanzhi, but married Rui Yao at the end of the show
  • Liao Yong Yi as Ah Xiang (阿翔) as the soundman for RealTV
  • Yuan Shuai as Lin Zhong Lun (林仲伦), Yanzhi's ex-boyfriend. Set up by Zheng Ye's father, he was forced to escape to Macau. He remained in Macau for 3 years
  • Shane Pow as Alex, a driver who killed someone due to his reckless driving.
  • Shine Koh as Wendy
  • Ben Yeo as Adam, the owner of a restaurant. He planned a theft from his own restaurant so as to claim insurance money. He then framed his employee, Hong Weixiong, and his employee's daughter, Hong Kexin, for this theft.
Cast Role Description Episodes Appeared
Ng Hui Sunny Suffered kidney disease. 1, 14, 20
Jeffrey Xu Paul Sunny's brother 1, 13, 14, 15, 20
Jerry Yeo He You Ren 何友仁 A CEO
Jiale's boyfriend
1-3, 20
Tracy Lee Sun Jiale 孙家乐 Celebrity 1, 3, 20
Lieu Yanxi Liu Qing Zi 刘晴子 Yanzhi's niece
Kexin and Lifen's classmate
1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 13,16-20
Oh Ling En Hong Kexin 洪可欣 Weixiong's daughter
Qingzi and Lifen's classmate
1, 2, 4, 13,20
Alicia Lo Yu Xuan Lifen 丽芬 Qingzi and Kexin's classmate.
Injured in an accident after saving a dog.
Desmond Shen Hong Weixiong 洪伟雄 Adam's restaurant colleague 1, 2, 4, 20
Lin Wei Wen Chen Wenbao 陈文豹 1
Chen Tianwen Huang-ge 煌哥 Stabbed Yanzhi
Got stabbed by Zhong lun in the end.
1, 13 to 20
Priscelia Chan Tammy Yanzhi friend.
Works in Macau.
1, 10, 11, 12, 20
Zhu Houren Fang Reng Hou 方仁厚 Zhengye's father 2, 10-19
Lin Qian Ru Mei Yun 美云 Zhengye's mother 2, 10-19
Hong Huifang Luo Ling's mother 洛凌母 4, 5, 7, 9, 13-20
Hong Guo Ye Luo Ling father 洛凌父 4, 13-20
Li Qi Yang Chen Guo Qiang 陈国强 4, 5
Yao Wenlong Ah De 阿德 4
Richard Low Mr Lee 李先生 4
May Phua Aileen 5
Zheng Geping David Derek's dad 6, 7
Pan Ling Ling Fiona Derek's mum 6, 7
Aloysius Pang Derek 6, 7
Xu Bin Xiao Hei 小黑 6, 7
Louis C. Hillyard Roy 6, 7
Paige Chua Hui Qin 慧琴 8, 9, 20
Adeline Lim Tingting 婷婷 Huiqin's sister.
Tried to suicide by jumping off a building but survived in the end.
8, 9, 20
Shelia Tan Joey Yanping's daughter 10
Zzen Zhang Eugene Zhengye's cousin.
Tammy Boyfriend.
Died in a traffic accident in Macau.
10, 11
Brandon Wong Eric Yuri Husband 13, 14

Overseas broadcast[edit]

This drama is one of the first dramas to be broadcast exclusive in Malaysia after its first telecast of two weeks.

Country of Broadcast Broadcasting Network Debut Finale Preceded by Followed by
 Malaysia Astro Shuang Xing 27 September 2012 at 4.30pm, weekdays
(encore on 28 September at 3.30pm, weekdays)
24 October 2012
(encore on 25 October)
Don't Stop Believin' Game Plan


Filming for Poetic Justice took place from June to August 2012.[citation needed] This is the first show where Rui En and Dai Yang Tian collaborate as the main leads in a television drama.[citation needed]

Originally, this television drama was entitled Fair? Unfair? in English.[citation needed]


Year Award Category Result Recipient
2013 Star Awards 2013 Young Talent Award Nominated Lieu Yan Xi
Best Director Nominated Wong Foong Hwee
Best Drama Cameraman Nominated Tommy Lee Heng Soon
Best Costume & Image Design Nominated Justin Lee
Best Music & Sound Design Nominated Thong Meng Sun
Nominated Matthew Teng
Favourite Female Character Nominated Rebecca Lim
Won Rui En
Best Actor Nominated Dai Yangtian
Best Serial Drama Nominated Poetic Justice

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