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Highs and Lows (Chinese: 雷霆掃毒) is a Hong Kong television crime drama serial produced by TVB under executive producer Lam Chi-wah. The drama stars Michael Miu, Raymond Lam, Kate Tsui, Ben Wong, Ella Koon and Elaine Ng. It originally aired from 24 September to 4 November 2012, on Hong Kong's Jade, and ran for 30 episodes.

Synopsis

Gordon Heung (Michael Miu), Senior Inspector of Narcotics Bureau's Operations Wing, is forced to partake in illegal drug manufacturing and trafficking after a mysterious man threatened to reveal his friend's illegal money laundering if he refused. Heung's good friend and student, Senior Inspector Wai Sai-lok (Raymond Lam) of Narcotics Bureau's Intelligence Wing, begins to grow suspicious of Heung after finding some evidence that hinted at Heung's illegal activities during a drug bust.

Heung's involvement with drug traffickers also gets leaked to Wai's rival, Chief Inspector Poon Hok-lai (Ben Wong) of the Operations Wing, who decides to use this chance to severe Heung and Wai's relationship. When Poon discovers that Wai had started a romance with his informant, Pat Chan (Kate Tsui), Poon gets in between their relationship and convinces Chan to leave Wai. He then indirectly forcibly exposes her to drug trafficking and consumption, and they eventually worked together to become two powerful forces of illegal drug trafficking in Hong Kong.

Production

A trailer for the TVB 2012 Sales Presentation trailer was shot earlier during October 2011 [1] and the Sales Presentation was aired on 17 December 2011. The trailer featured Roger Kwok, Michael Miu, Kevin Cheng, Kate Tsui and Joyce Tang. Kwok portrayed a triad mole sent to the Narcotics Bureau (NB), Miu portrayed an undercover cop from NB, Cheng portrayed an NB officer, Tsui portrayed a pregnant drug dealer and Tang portrayed Miu's wife.[2] Kwok, Cheng and Tang were unable to film due to conflicting schedules. As a result, Elaine Ng, Raymond Lam and Ella Koon were added. A costume ceremony was held on 18 January 2012 at Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One at 12:30PM.[3]

Cast

Main cast

CastRoleDescription
Michael Miu Heung Wing (Gordon)
向榮
NB Operational Unit Senior Inspector
Undercover Cop in Episodes 1-3
Helen's ex-husband, later reconciled
Best friends with Ho Kwai, Cheng Chi Seng and Nin Yau Fu
Betrayed the police because of brotherhood but still a righteous cop in the end
Killed by Wai Sai Lok unintentionally in Episode 30
Raymond Lam Wai Sai Lok (Happy)
韋世樂
NB Intelligence Unit Senior Inspector
Poon Hok Lai's rival
Pursues and loves Chan Ka Pik
Ko Hei Suen's superior and good friend
Ko Hei Suen's love interest
Killed Gordon in Episode 30 unintentionally
Raises Chan Ka Pik & Poon Hok Lai's son in Episode 30
Kate Tsui Chan Ka Pik (Pat)
陳家碧
Bar fist gamer, later drug dealer for revenge
Chan Ka Jun's sister
Loves Wai Sai Lok and also his love interest
Ko Hei Suen's love rival and good friend
Died after giving birth to Poon Hok Lai's son and getting shot by Poon Hok Lai while trying to protect Wai Sai Lok in Episode 30
Ben Wong Poon Hok Lai (Brian)
潘學禮
Main Villain

Former OCTB Senior Inspector. Promoted to Operation Unit Chief Inspector in episode 3
Esther's ex-boyfriend
Wai Sai Lok's rival
Pursued Ko Hei Suen then later gave up
Leaves police force in Episode 25, became 2nd "Agent"
Killed Ng Dak Tim in Episode 29
Misled Wai Sai Lok to kill Gordon in Ep 30
Used and killed Chan Ka Pik during Episodes 27-30
Died in an explosion in Episode 30
Discovered he had an accidental son with Chan Ka Pik in Episode 30
Gordon's employer Ep 26-30

Ella Koon Ko Hei Suen (Sandy)
高希璇
NB Intelligence Unit Officer
Loves Wai Sai Lok
Poon Hok Lai's love interest
Chan Ka Pik's love rival and good friend
Helen's cousin
Promoted to Operation Unit Inspector in Episode 30
Elaine Ng Madam Yu (Helen)
于詠彤
NB Financial Investigation Bureau Superintendent
Gordon's ex-wife but later reconciled
Ivan's girlfriend, but later broke up
Married Gordon at his funeral
Ko Hei Suen's cousin

Other cast

CastRoleDescription
Jin Au-yeung Ng Dak Tim (沙膽添)
吳德添
Chan Ka Pik's best friend
Likes Chan Ka Pik
Died in Ep 29 after being pushed off a building by Poon Hok Lai after failing to assassinate him.
Derek Kok Ho Kwai (阿鬼)
何葵
Operation Unit officer
Best friends with Gordon, Cheng Chi Seng and Nin Yau Fu
Threatened by "Agent" to work as a "dirty" cop
Rescued by Gordon before he was killed by "Agent"'s assassin in Episode 24
Kills "Agent" and his assassin, but eventually commits suicide because of his refusal to surrender himself in Episode 25
Law Lok Lam (羅樂林) Cheng Chi Seng (準哥)
鄭志成
Operation Unit officer
Best friends with Gordon, Ho Kwai and Nin Yau Fu

Surrendered and went to jail in Episode 30
Alex Lam (林子善) Nin Yau Fu (數據富)
年有富
Operation Unit officer
Best friends with Gordon, Ho Kwai and Cheng Chi Seng

Esther's boyfriend
Surrendered and went to jail in Episode 30
Jack Hui Operation Wing officer
Ho Kwan Sing (何君誠) CIB officer
Patrick Dunn (鄧梓峰) Chief Inspector
Yeung Ching Wah (楊證樺) CIB officer
Lam King Kong (林敬剛) CIB officer
Kayi Cheung Operation Wing officer
Hugo Wong (黃子衡) Lee Kei Ching
李紀正
NB officer
Max Cheung (張達倫) CIB officer
Kirby Lam (林秀怡) Finance officer
Lily Ho Poon Hok Lai's mother Sells ice cream
Lily Leung (梁舜燕) Gordon's mother
Eileen Yeow Ho Kwai's wife
Ho Chun Hin (何俊軒)
Yu Chi Ming (余子明) Poon Hok Lai's father Sells ice cream
Bryant Mak (麥子樂) Chan Ka Jun
陳家俊
Chan Ka Pik's younger brother
Killed in Ep 20
Lily Ho (何傲兒) Esther Poon Hok Lai's Ex Girlfriend later gets back together but breaks up again due to Poon using her for sexual pleasures.
Nin Yau Fu's girlfriend
Ko Chun Man (高俊文) Chan Ka Pik's father Took on drugs
Sold drugs to Chan Ka Pik's best friend Jenny which led to her death. Later, he was murdered in jail by the orders of Poon Hok Lai while serving sentences on his drug dealing activities.
Rosanne Lui (呂珊) Cheung Chi Seng's wife
Yiu Ho Ching (姚浩政)
Geoffrey Wong (黃子雄) Ivan Helen's boyfriend, but later broke up
Participated in dealing with illegal proceeds. Killed by Helen when she tried to rescue Gordon.
(Villain)
Rainbow Ching (程可為) Ko Hei Suen's mother

Awards and Nominations

  • Nominated — My AOD Favourites Award for My Favourite Supporting Actor (Ben Wong)
  • Won - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Raymond Lam)
  • Nominated - TVB Best Drama 2012

Viewership ratings

The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership.

Week Originally Aired Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
<center> 24–28 September 2012 <center> 1 — 5 <center> 29 <center> — <center>[4]
<center> 2 <center> 1–5 October 2012 <center> 6 — 10 <center> 29 <center> — <center>[5]
<center> 3 <center> 8–12 October 2012 <center> 11 — 15 <center> 31 <center> — <center>[6]
<center> 4 <center> 15–18 October 2012 <center> 16 — 19 <center> 30 <center> — <center>[7]
<center> 5 <center> 23–26 October 2012 <center> 20 — 23 <center> 29 <center> — <center>[8]
<center> 6 <center> 29 October – 2 November 2012 <center> 24 — 28 <center> 30 <center> — <center>[9]
<center> 4 November 2012 <center> 29 — 30 <center> 35 <center> 38 <center>[10]

References

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