Tavia Yeung's new series plagiarized Jessica Hsuan's old series in its entirety, Thursday February 16, 2012
Feb 16 2012, 08:04 PM
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Tavia Yeung's new series plagiarized Jessica Hsuan's old series in its entirety
Recently, several series produced by TVB have been accused of plagiarizing other productions and lacks creativity. As the criticisms are still heard in the ear, this week Kenneth Ma and Tavia Yeung's medical drama The Hippocratic Crush (THC) premiered and suspicion of plagiarism emerges once again. This time viewers said that THC is a rip off of Mainland drama Healing Souls (HS) starring Francis Ng and Jessica Hsuan.
ATV bought the broadcast rights to air Healing Souls in 2008. After several years, it unexpectedly gets plagiarized by TVB. Looking back at the two series, it does indeed contain a lot of similarities. Although, TVB's The Hippocratic Crush only aired 4 episodes so far, the scene in the first episode about the unconscious child after a car accident and the 'Neurosurgery Intern', played by Kenneth Ma, happened to pass by to rescue him was the same type of scene as in Healing Souls's first episode. In HS, the scene was about a car accident, in which 'Neurosurgery Doctor', played by Francis Ng, also went to rescue the injured person. The two series were precisely the same from the first episode!
More 'coincidences' of the characters & setting
As far as the storyline goes for the two series, there are 'coincidences' as well. In both series, the lead actresses Jessica Hsuan (from HS) and Tavia Yeung (from THC) were both medical interns. The same holds true for the lead actors, Francis Ng (from HS) and Kenneth Ma (from THC), both did not get along with the lead actresses at first, but later developed a relationship.
In THC, Tavia's role grew up in a single-parent family because her parents were divorced and her mother later re-married. Many years later, Tavia and her biological sister Mandy Wong worked at the same hospital. In HS, Jessica's parents were divorced and she grew up in a single-parent family as well. The difference is, Jessica's father was the one who re-married and had a daughter (played by Liu Jia). Several years later, Jessica and her half-sister Liu Jia worked at the same hospital. There are too many coincidences between the two story lines. Reporters contacted The Hippocratic Crush's producer Poon Ka Tak about the issue, but he only said: "No comment!"
Past 'plagiarized' series
This series just finished airing, but it was said to have plagiarized popular Mainland drama Dwelling Narrowness because Linda Chung's role was basically the pirated version of 'Hai Zao'. Both roles undertaken unethical transactions because they wanted to climb up top.
The Mysteries of Love
The series stars Raymond Lam and Tavia Yeung. Netizens said it was a copy off of Japanese drama Detective Galileo. Whether if its the story, the characters, profession or the personalities, it is all very similar to Detective Galileo.
This 2004 series stars Kevin Cheng and Moses Chan. At the time, viewers said it was a copy off of the films Infernal Affairs, PTU and American series 24. Moses' role is similar to Anthony Wong's role in Infernal Affairs, many of the scenes resembled scene seen in PTU and the whole entire concept of the series was similar to 24.
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