English title: Lives of Omission (aka. Laughing-Gor Series / Saluting Laughing- Sir)
Genre: Crime, thriller, Action
Broadcast network: TVB
Broadcast period: 2011
Air time: Monday to Friday
Lives of Omission is a 2011 Hong Kong television drama produced by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). It is a spin-off of the 2009 TVB crime drama E.U. with Michael Tse reprising his role as “Laughing Gor”. A costume fitting was held on 7 March 2011 at Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One at 12:30PM. and filming started on 21 March and wrapped up on 5 July where a hot pot banquet was held in Senfuku located in Tsim Sha Tsui at 8:30PM. The premier episode will air on 1 August 2011.
The drama is in Cantonese
The subs are in English
Served as an undercover for several years, Leung Siu Tong or Laughing (Michael Tse) escaped from all calamity. Two years ago, he underwent special training, pretending to be mute and sneaked into an armed robbery gang as a spy. He successfully solved the criminal case and later became an instructor for special training in undercover work. Unfortunately he was unable to adapt to the stress in the discipline, so he applied to be an undercover once again. His supervisor Chief Inspector Jodie Chow Mong Ching (Fala Chen), looking exactly like his deceased girlfriend, was the person he communicates with during his undercover work. A female inspector and an undercover, falls into a black-white romance, and eventually became a pair that is in love, but cannot love.
Laughing wanted to get up top, so he went into the ‘dark society firm’ (triad) and got close to the leader Michael So Sing Pak (Bosco Wong). Pak financially supported his childhood sweetheart Paris Yiu Ho Ho (Kate Tsui) so she can become a lawyer. Ho believed all along that she was deeply in love with Pak, hoping to break away from Pak and didn’t want to work for him anymore. The two went through love, betrayal, separation and reunion. What two selfish people fears most is not knowing when they’ll get betrayed again.
As an undercover, Laughing has no bottom line for anything he does. The highly intelligent and full of schemes, Pak goes on a battle of wits with Laughing. On the surface, they may seem like good brothers, but in fact they both have their own purpose, mutually taking advantage of one another.