TVB new series, 7 Days in Life, starring Steven Ma, Sonija Kwok and Bosco Wong, premiered last night garnering an average rating of 32 points. Furthermore, the online response was not bad either, drawing high praises from the netizens for “its fast paced storyline and its fresh characters with distinctive personalities imbued with a touch of humor.” Producer Leung Choi Yuen expresses: “7 Days in Life is a black humor comedy that is even more out-there than A Watchdog’s Tale. Also the scriptwriting of its complex human relationship is even more intricate than When Lanes Merge. “
Praised for its fast-paced and tight story, characters are fresh with distinctive personalities.
7 Days in Life tells how Bosco Wong as CID Chiu Jin Lung while investigating a kidnapping case tracks down the kidnapper into the hotel, which coincidentally and unexpectedly is sealed off and quarantined by the order of the government due to a previous hotel guest being diagnosed with a new strain of influenza virus. Trapped inside the hotel during that duration, Chiu Jin Lung encounters all kinds of strange people and happenings. The focal points include: Bosco pursues thieves; Patrick Tang bungles in kidnapping; Steven Ma steals precious gems; each taking turn as highlights; intense and exciting, it (1st episode) was humorous too. Many netizens expressed it was “very funny, and immensely enjoyable”. Also, some netizens praised the storyline for being "humorous, the characters refreshing, the episode fast-paced and exciting. Very enjoyable!”
Steven Ma’s Burglar Makeover Praised for being “Explosively Handsome”
During their 2003 (sic 2002) ‘Perish in the Name of Love’ collaboration, Steven Ma and Sonija Kwok were rumored to be on bad terms, but now that they have buried the hatchet after a lapse of 7 years, they once again collaborated in this series portraying a pair of super thieves, with numerous intimate scenes. Steven once jested that in all his years of shooting series, 7 Days was the first one to enable him to luck out in females’ company. “All these years in the industry, I’d never portrayed such a flippant character, and moreover, to luck out with women, too. In the series, all the female characters love me, and are jealous of each other over me. I have bed scene(s) with Sonija, and Koni Lui seduced me making Sonija jealous. Having live this long, whether in real life or in series, I’d never experienced such good peach blossoms luck.”
Even though this was Steven’s first time in the role as a philanderer, his performance received netizens’ approbation, in particular his black burglar makeover which had many netizens exclaimed: “So stunning! Truly explosively handsome.”
Producer Leung Choi Yuen: The scriptwriting is even more intricate.
Besides recommending the series is enjoyable to watch, Producer Leung said: "Among the guests trapped inside the quarantined hotel, there is a pair of complex and mystifying super thieves, Steven Ma and Sonija Kwok; a CID officer, Bosco Wong; an obscure master as the hotel handy man, Yuen Wah; an emotional reporter, Joyce Cheng; an older social escort and singing queen, Mimi Lo; a compassionate and timid kidnapper, Patrick Tang, so on and so forth. Although they only co-habited for seven days, their lives were turned upside down. When the situation reverts back, this “journey” unexpectedly becomes a beautiful and unforgettable collective memory for all those involved."
Producer Leung Choi Yuen expresses: “7 Days in Life is a black humor comedy that is even more out-there than A Watchdog’s Tale. Also the scriptwriting of its complex human relationship is even more intricate than When Lanes Merge. “