Friday, October 24

Acclaimed crime novelist Di Shen makes it his mission to expose the evil in humans, as he believes all humans are born depraved. Di Shen is doing a television interview when Agnes manages to escape after being held captive and tortured. As police officers Zhou Jianfeng and Guo Jingcheng fail to get anything out of Agnes, they ask a psychiatrist, Qiu Xueqing, to put Agnes under hypnosis. Agnes reveals the assailant is the strong boxer type and was holding a copy of Di Shen’s novel. She had become acquainted with the assailant online. Jianfeng turns up at Di Shen’s booking-signing event and asks him to assist the police, who believe the assailant was mimicking the culprit in one of Di Shen’s novels. 

Just finished watching Against The Tide 逆潮 on channel 8. Personally, I felt that the story plot was decent and refreshing! The kind of genre that I will sure to catch which kept viewers in suspense. Its been awhile since channel 8 produce such suspense thriller drama and I thought it was rather well crafted.

In each episode, there will be different cases put forth for the police officers to solve. From there, each cases were link to a mysterious group that was formed many years ago. And interestingly, the cases will somewhat lead viewers to find out and discover some uncovered truth. That makes one to start pondering and watched to find out more. 

Kudos to Rui En, Christopher Lee and Desmond Tan acting capability in this drama. I thought that they acted well with their given role. The other celebrities such as Paige Chua, Zhang Zhen Huan did rather well too. 

The finale was splendid and exciting even though I could grasp ahead what will happened next before moving on. I think mediacorp should consider producing genre of drama like this more often, and I am sure to catch it!

Ratings: 3.9/5