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Strategic Thinking Based on the Creation Dilemma of Hong Kong TVB Criminal Investigation Drama

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DOI: 10.23977/artpl.2023.041114 | Downloads: 15 | Views: 402


Lanyin Xu 1


1 School of Film and Television, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, 050000, China

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Lanyin Xu


Hong Kong TVB criminal investigation drama is the golden representative drama genre of TVB TV dramas in the 1990s. It has formed a consistent genre paradigm in the process of gradual development. By watching TVB criminal investigation dramas, mainland audiences learn about the lives and culture of Hong Kong people, creating a common cultural memory for the entire Chinese-speaking community. Since the new century, TVB's criminal investigation dramas have experienced a problem of declining drama quality, which has not been resolved even after the co-production of "Go North". This article aims to provide narrative text strategies and ideas for TVB criminal investigation dramas facing the creative difficulties of the new era. The article first finds the crux of the gradual decline of TVB criminal investigation dramas, explores the reasons behind the decline, and analyzes the improvement methods in the text creation of the dramas based on the current cultural context.


TVB criminal investigation drama, genre research, narrative strategy, character design


Lanyin Xu, Strategic Thinking Based on the Creation Dilemma of Hong Kong TVB Criminal Investigation Drama. Art and Performance Letters (2023) Vol. 4: 88-95. DOI:


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