Telemad: Off-kilter stories trump tired cop tale

South Korean series Persona makes a commendable fresh approach, while Hong Kong crime series The Defected feels stuck in the 1990s

If Hong Kong's TVB is trying to recover lost eyeballs through its crime series The Defected, the struggling broadcaster is going to have to rethink its strategy.

Heavily promoted as the station's blockbuster production of the year, it even promises to be of "movie quality", but does not quite deliver.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 25, 2019, with the headline 'Off-kilter stories trump tired cop tale'. Print Edition | Subscribe