Poetic Justice (TV series)
|Directed by||Wong Foon Hwee 黄芬菲 (ep1-4,17-20)
Dai Yang Tian
|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|
|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|
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.
- Adam Chen as Benny, a news cameraman
- 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.
|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
|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|
|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.
Died in a traffic accident in Macau.
|Brandon Wong||Eric||Yuri Husband||13, 14|
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. This is the first show where Rui En and Dai Yang Tian collaborate as the main leads in a television drama.
Originally, this television drama was entitled Fair? Unfair? in English.
|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|
|Favourite Female Character||Nominated||Rebecca Lim|
|Best Actor||Nominated||Dai Yangtian|
|Best Serial Drama||Nominated||Poetic Justice|
- List of programmes broadcast by MediaCorp Channel 8
- List of MediaCorp Channel 8 Chinese Drama Series (2010s)
- List of Poetic Justice episodes