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.)
Release
Original network TVB
Original release 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]

Ko Chit (Damian Lau) lost his parents to an accidental fire in his teenage years, mourning with resignation until he realizes the fire was caused by a wealthy businessman's greed. Ever since then, his belief in the law has been overcome by his own morals. He gives the businessman a warning by robbing large sums of money (which he donates to various charities) and deceiving him into believing that he killed his son (who was actually unscathed). Many years pass since then, and Ko Chit has become a criminal mastermind, forming a modern-day Robin Hood thievery group consisting of 4 other members, who he had helped or saved:

  • Tam Bun (Johnson Lee), the hacker. Known as BT or Ben, he is Ko Chit's younger cousin. He was kicked out of a prestigious university due to his hacking into the school system.
  • Kwan Yun (Wilson Tsui), the locksmith and bomb-maker. Known as Keyman, he was previously hired by Ko Chit to fix his lock. Kwan Yun was about to commit suicide due to financial issues, but was saved by Ko Chit.
  • Che Hei Sin (Eric Li), the mad driver. As a teenager, he had participated in gang activities and stole and raced cars for fun. Sin stole Chit's car once and could have escaped, but instead he swerves and crashes in order to avoid hitting an old lady. Chit, sensing compassion and needing someone to operate a getaway car for operations, leads him out of gang life and invites him into this modern-day Robin Hood group.
  • Wong Ming Cheung (Koni Lui), the sniper. An aspiring actress born in the Middle East, she is always given background and unimportant roles. In an attempt for better roles, she finds herself dragged to a bar with a few directors, and is repeatedly offered alcohol. After refusing to drink, one of the directors demand a one-night stand with her and points a gun to her head after she refuses. Cheung, having lived in Iraq with about a decade's worth of experience, expertly re-assembles the gun and neatly turns the table, much to the humiliation of the directors. This scene is witnessed by Ko Chit, who later saves her when the directors send a gang after Cheung for embarrassing the directors. She is known as "Long-legged Crab" due to her long legs.

Years pass with them all rich and happy, with millions donated to charities anonymously through Chit's lawyer. However, things start to get complicated when a certain drug dealer is followed up by Kong Yeung (Joe Ma), a very intelligent CID inspector. That same dealer has his goods targeted by Ko Chit and his team, leading to a battle of wits between Inspector Yeung and the Robin Hood group. Things become even more complicated when Yeung realizes that Chit may have been responsible for his mentor's death in a robbery that took place 5 years ago, which only adds on to his aggression for nailing Chit. But, not everything may be so clearly black and white...

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Damian Lau Ko Chit (高哲)
Brother Jack (Jack哥)
Restaurant Owner
Mastermind of the Robin Hood group
Yung-yung's boyfriend
Kong Yeung's friend
Joe Ma Kong Yeung (江揚)
Kong Sir (江Sir)
C.I.D. Leader
Hong Mei-Lei's husband
Ko Chit's friend
Idy Chan Bao Yung-yung (包蓉蓉)
Yung-yung (蓉蓉)
Banker
Ko Chit's girlfriend
Hong Mei-Lei's friend
Sharon Chan Kong Kiu (江翹)
Ah Kiu (阿翹)
Security guard
Kong Yeung's younger sister
Tam Bun's girlfriend
Fala Chen Hong Mei-Lei (康美莉)
Minnie
Banker
Kong Yeung's wife
Bao Yung-Yung's friend
Johnson Lee Tam Bun (譚彬)
BT (Ben Tam)
Computer technician
Hacker in the Robin Hood group
Ko Chit's cousin
Rejected by Wang Ming-Chuen
Kong Kiu's boyfriend
Died in episode 19 from an explosion set off by Chiu Kwan-Ho
Koni Lui Wang Ming-Chuen (汪明翔)
Cherng Gert Hai (長腳蟹), "Long Leg Crab"
TV Actress & Model
Sniper of the Robin Hood group
Rejected Tam Bun, but falls in love with him later
Eric Li (李天翔) Che Hei-Sin (車喜善)
Hao Lo (姣佬)
Taxi driver
Driver in the Robin Hood group
Wilson Tsui (艾威) Kwan Yan (關仁)
Keyman
Locksmith in the Robin Hood group
Aimee Chan Shum On-Na (沈安娜)
Nana
C.I.D. Member
Yau Dai-Hoi's girlfriend
Dickson Lee (李家聲) Yau Dai-Hoi (游大海)
Ah Hoi (阿海)
C.I.D. Inspector
Shum On-Na's boyfriend
Mak Cheung-ching Chiu Kwan-Ho (趙君豪) Greedy tycoon.
Villain.
Likes Minnie
Blackmailed Minnie
Killed Tam Bun in Episode 19

Alternate ending[edit]

According to the producer, the series originally had three different endings planned out, but the cast argued that the ending in which Ko Chit died would be the most memorable.[1] Thus, the official ending has Ko Chit shot by police in gun firing chaos.[2] However, as the audience wanted a perfect ending, 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.[3]

Viewership ratings[edit]

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

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)

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