Wow…’Highs and Lows’ definitely had the best ending for a drama I have ever seen
I fall sick today but since the last two episodes of the TVB drama ‘Highs and Lows’ were released yesterday and with my high anticipation for the conclusion of the drama, I’m not going to miss it today anyway. And I sacrificed my resting time for the one and a half hour finale, and in the end, I think it’s absolutely worth it. The ending is one of the best ever ending I have ever seen from countless of Hong Kong series I have watched for over a decade. Forget about majority of the bad feedbacks and complaints given to this drama. For me, it’s really an amazing and heartfelt touching conclusion to this 30-episode long series.
Yes, there are quite a number of plotholes found in the final episode of the series. The fate is still uncertain over the relationship between Happy Sir (Raymond Lam) with Sandy (Ella Koon), but Sandy returned back to work with higher rank and did not leave as suggested early. Poon Sir take care of Pat (Kate Tsui)’s son eventhough the child is his enemy’s (Poon Sir by Ben Wong) son. It must be a very hard feeling for him to take care of his enemy’s son. Pat and Gordon (Michael Miu) died, but I believe it’s a very acceptable end to their characters to be honest, from my perspective. I’m not mean, but judging from the overall series development, their death is okay for me and even contributed to the increase of touching moments in the final episode.
I bet many dislike the ending because it’s not a happy ending. Well, it’s not a fairytale. Things don’t always get very nice in the end after all, and I do find this ending is very suitable and even realistic to certain extent. Overall, the series is considered very good, and for me, it’s one of the best series of the year, making it on par with ‘The Hippocratic Crush’ released early this year. People please don’t give very ‘surface’ judgement to the ending. It’s a very beautifully done ending with so many intense action-packed climax-breaking scenes balanced up with touching and sad moments. I didn’t expect such an adrenaline-rushing way to end this series. Brilliantly done. I don’t find any need to replace the ending.
One more thing to compliment from this drama would be its exciting soundtrack, particularly those present at the final episode which lifts up the intensity to another level as the story progresses. It successfully get us emotionally attached to some very exciting scenes on this series. I find similarity too from a soundtrack from this drama to the one in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Yes…it’s true. I can feel certain likeliness from the two. Ahh…the ending theme song of the drama by Raymond Lam is a nice song indeed.
The series turned out to be very exciting and interesting in the beginning which gets me on to follow up on this series running for over a month. However, as the story progresses, the development or flow gets quite draggy. This is one of the not-so-good points of the drama. For others, everything is satisfying. Raymond Lam and Kate Tsui performances in the drama are excellent. Kate Tsui really improved a lot and this character really benefits her in the run for the upcoming Best Actress Award of the year. She had a breakthrough from her acting here. Raymond Lam also had a very high chance on Best Actor. Well, the others did amazingly well too. Last but not least, this drama is packed with highly potential beginning, turns out slow in the middle, but leads to non-stop thrilling and touching ending. Out of 10 points, I rate ‘Highs and Lows’ a total of 7.7.
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