Stranger Anniversary (雙生陌生人) drama starring TV King Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Alice Chan (陳煒), Roxanne Tong (湯洛雯), Matthew Ho (何廣沛) and Winki Lai (賴慰玲) achieved a low rating record at 13.5 pts, when airing for the first week. TVB is pointed to reduce from 25 to 20 episodes so as to broadcast other show and the audiences could watch the full version via myTV SUPER, after the finale on 27th May.
When asked if he felt disappointed with the arrangement by TVB, Joe replied to Ming Pao (明報): “Disappointed? I have my self-awareness. It is normal to have high or low rating record. Anyway, it is currently airing and too early to say at this point. I believe the company has a reason behind this decision and wonder if there will be a movie version later.”
Joe added the audiences could watch it online and remarked it was a creative and interesting arrangement: “I will watch it twice if I am audience as there are 2 versions. We watch a faster version on television and the editing depends on tv producer and director. It is a different feeling.”