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Description: Lawyer KAM JO JAN (Michael Tse) and Director of Public Prosecutions FONG TIN LAM (Tavia Yeung) used to be cohabiting lovers, but ended up separating due to a failed marriage proposal. Fate has it when JO-JAN makes a job transition to take a position of Prosecutor, resulting in the two working under the same roof once again. With their distinctly different approaches in handling cases, plus the interference of a new secretary CHUK SHEUNG-YUET (Grace Wong), the already severe crisis in their relationship has been pushed to the edge to an unredeemable state. Though JO JAN is still perturbed by the refusal of his marriage proposal, TIN LAM actually has something rarely known to the others. On the other hand, an orphan KAM PO TI (Sammy Leung), who was adopted by JO-JAN's father KAM PO CHEUNG (Benz Hui), and JO JAN are as close as biological brothers. As a detective of the Criminal Investigation Department, PO TI frequently cooperates with JO JAN. During an operation, he gets to know an undercover detective NGAI MEI SUN (Sharon Chan). Though the pair are completely incompatible with each other, they do acquire the other's strengths to offset their own deficiencies. Furthermore, PO TI initiates to pursue MEI SUN regardless of his own lot or the fact she has already a fiance. As each of them is hesitating over their future, a murder case involving a wealthy businesswoman PONG TIT SUM (Alice Chan) makes them go through an arduous and fierce journey all together.
DON'T READ THAT SUMMARY!
It gives you too much information & spoilers for episodes well down the line (a problem I’ve often seen with some summaries). You’re better off learning things as you watch the series.
"Friendly Fire" is a light workplace relationship drama, centered around two lawyers in a relationship—with their families, friends, loves and lives; and their careers. It has some comedy mixed into the story, but enough conflicts to keep the story interesting.
A lot of characters are introduced in the first two episodes, but I was able to keep them straight in my mind easily enough; they are that well-drawn. All the characters are well-rounded, too, not stock cardboard templates. It was fun to watch these characters bouncing off each other, generating new storylines.
Chinese/HK shows tend to put me off with screechy overwrought melodrama (Just my opinion!) but not this one. Two episodes in and I’m hooked. There’s enough of a mix of relationships, work, action (A car chase and explosion in the city in Episode 1), surprise and personal conflict to keep things varied each week. It moves pretty quickly but doesn’t feel rushed. I’d definitely recommend it!