Tiger Cubs (TV series)

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Tiger Cubs
Tiger Cubs TV poster.jpg
Also known asSpecial Duties Unit
The One
Genre Police procedural
Created byLam Chi-wah
Written byLee Yee-wah (executive)
Leung Yan-tung
Ng Lap-kwong
and others
Directed byWong Kwok-fai
Hung Kam-fat
Chan San-hap
Lee Shu-fong
Starring Joe Ma
Jessica Hsuan
Him Law
Oscar Leung
Vincent Wong
Mandy Wong
Benjamin Yuen
William Chak
Theme music composerTige Hui
Opening theme"身邊的依據" (Surrounding Basis)
by Joe Ma
Country of originHong Kong
Original languageCantonese
No. of episodes13
Executive producerLam Chi-wah
Camera setup Single camera
Running time90 minutes
Production company TVB
Original network TVB Jade
HD Jade
Original release24 June (2012-06-24) 
12 August 2012 (2012-08-12)
Tiger Cubs II (2014)
Flying Tiger (2018)
Flying Tiger 2 (2019)

Main characters

Supporting characters

Special Duties Unit (SDU)

Tiger Cubs
Traditional Chinese 飛虎
Simplified Chinese 飞虎
Literal meaning"flying tiger"
SP Leung Yat-fung (梁日鋒) Dominic Lam SDU commander
SIP Chin Hon-to (展瀚韜) Joe Ma A Team leader
SSGT Yip Shu-fai (葉樹輝) Savio Tsang A Team sub-leader
WPI So Man-keung (蘇文強) Mandy Wong A Team administrative support technician
ASGT Chong Chuk-yuen (莊卓源) Oscar Leung A Team sniper leader
ASGT Hui Chi-yan (許志仁) Wu Kwing-lung A Team sniper
ASGT Yau Chun-hin (邱駿軒) Vincent Wong A Team sniper
ASGT Cheung Kai-kwong (張繼光) William Chak A Team assaulter
ASGT Tse Kar-sing (謝家星) Benjamin Yuen A Team assaulter
ASGT Kwok Yiu-cho (郭耀祖) Oscar Li A Team assaulter
ASGT Lung Kim-fai (龍劍飛) Raymond Tsang A Team Assaulter
ASGT Yu Hok-lai (俞學禮) Him Law A Team assaulter

Organized Crime and Triad Bureau (OCTB)

WSIP Chong Chuk-wah (莊卓嬅) Jessica Hsuan Team inspector
SGT Ben Fong (方永杉) Patrick Tang Team sergeant
WPC May Fung (馮嘉美) Kayi Cheung Team constable
PC Lam Kwan (林坤) Tong Chun-ming Team constable
PC Law Siu-bor (羅小波) Jason Lam Team constable


Critical reception

The critical reception of Tiger Cubs has been generally positive. On Douban, the first series received a rating of 7.8 out of 10 based on over eleven thousand votes. [9] Based on 87 reviews from Mtime, the first series received an overall rating of 7.5, with the critical consensus "it's worth to take a look." [10]


The following is a table that includes a list of the total ratings points based on television viewership. Tiger Cubs will be aired every Sunday for episode 1 - 3 and then twice a week on Saturday and Sunday afterwards.

WeekOriginally airedEpisodesAverage pointsPeaking pointsReference
124 June 201212930 [11]
21 July 2012228 [12]
38 July 2012330 [13]
414 July 2012432 [14]
515 July 2012531 [15]
621 July 2012626 [16]
722 July 2012731 [17]
828 July 2012825 [18]
929 July 2012929 [19]
104 August 20121023 [20]
115 August 20121126 [21]
1211 August 20121225 [22]
1312 August 2012133036 [23]

Episode list

Week#TitleDirected byWritten byHK viewers
RatingOriginal airing
11"Here Comes the King of Thieves (Part I)"--1.862924 June 2012 (2012-06-24)
22"Here Comes the King of Thieves (Part II)"--1.80281 July 2012 (2012-07-01)
33"Lai's Father Kidnapping Case"--1.93308 July 2012 (2012-07-08)
44"The Cop Who Stole a Gun"--1.672614 July 2012 (2012-07-14)
45"Cracking the Drug Den"--1.993115 July 2012 (2012-07-15)
56"Attacking the Fruit Market"--1.672621 July 2012 (2012-07-21)
57"Young Criminal"--1.993122 July 2012 (2012-07-22)
68"The 2G Kidnapping Case"--1.732728 July 2012 (2012-07-28)
69"Army Obsession"--1.862929 July 2012 (2012-07-29)
710"Flying Tiger, Loving Father, Husband"--1.73274 August 2012 (2012-08-04)
711"I Want to be a Cop"--1.67265 August 2012 (2012-08-05)
812"Bomber"--1.802811 August 2012 (2012-08-11)
813"Finale"--1.933012 August 2012 (2012-08-12)

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