Rui En, Dai Yang Tian, Rebecca Lim, Desmond Tan, Guo Liang, Sora Ma, Yuan Shuai, Adam Chen, Ben Yeo, Tracy Lee, Jerry Yeo, Constance Song, Zheng Geping, Priscelia Chan, Adeline Lim, Ng Hui and Paige Chua.
“Poetic Justice 微笑正义” is a modern day drama about a group of young people involved in investigative journalism. Two journalists team up with a wealthy businessman and a lawyer to help solve cases for those in need. As they investigate further, they uncover more secrets and dark truths behind some of the crimes…
Liu Yanzhi, a TV host cum producer of “Reality TV”, lives a nondescript life. Orphaned at a young age, she was raised by her elder brother. Her sister-in-law passed away shortly after Yanzhi graduated from university, leaving behind her daughter Qingzi. Henceforth, Yanzhi takes Qingzi under her wings, The precocious Qingzi is fond of dispensing “advice” on life to Yanzhi, leaving the latter bemused sometimes and enlightened at other times.
Yanzhi had been going steady with her boyfriend Lin Zhonglun, but he went missing three years ago. Firmly believing that Zhonglun will return, she waits faithfully for him to come back and explain his disappearance.
Yanzhi intends to live an aimless and lifeless existence, but after meeting Fang Zhengye, her life is transformed.
If there is such a thing as “a blessed life”, where all good things shower on a single person, then Zhengye is a living example. Hailing from a rich family where both his parents head a group enterprise, he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Living a life of luxury to the point of extravagance since he was a child, Zhengye possesses looks, brains and a sterling academic record. Upon graduation from university, he has never taken up a job, relying on his investments in property, shares, futures, gold and diversified businesses, to multiply his wealth in the shortest time. He is comfortably enjoying life in the lap of luxury. Nevertheless, the path of life is inevitably paved with obstacles. Zhengye’s hindrance is Ming-jie, the new domestic helper. Her behaviour and speech often provide him with food for thought to examine his own behavior.
Zhengye and Yanzhi cross paths when they are involved in the case of a repeat offender, Hong Weixiong. The two of them are initially wary of being embroiled in the matter but become mired in it eventually.
Zhengye and Yanzhi hold differing views on Weixiong’s repeat offence of physical assault. Both of them are unrelentingly antagonistic towards each other. Subsequently, some doubts over the case prompted both of them to uncover the truth together. Through their dogged efforts to solve the case, Weixiong is finally cleared of his guilt. Weixiong is extremely grateful to them while Zhengye realises for the first time that accomplishing a meaningful task gives him a great sense of satisfaction. Consequently, he decides to hold a stake in “Reality TV” as well as participate in the programme as a field reporter.
As a result of the case, Yanzhi befriends Zhengye’s good friend, Zhisheng. Zhisheng is a lawyer who is refined, cultivated and thoughtful whose only flaw is his calculating attitude towards money matters. Whenever Zhisheng meets a girl he likes, the inability to express his love always makes him prefer to let the friendship develop gradually into a relationship. However, more often than not, the other party ends up as his good friend. Zhisheng is fond of Yanzhi and it is with much difficulty that he plucks up enough courage to woo Yanzhi. She, however, hesitates in accepting him because of Zhonglun.