|Also known as Perfect Traitor|
Theme music composer Damon Chui
Final episode date 29 July 2016
Program creator TVB
Genres Romance Film, Legal drama
|Written by Lam Chung-bong|
First episode date 4 July 2016
Number of episodes 20
Language Standard Cantonese
|Created by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited|
Starring Moses Chan Maggie Shiu Ben Wong Rachel Kan Roxanne Tong Brian Chu
Opening theme The Last Breakup (最後一次分手) by Jinny Ng
Similar House of Spirits, Daddy Dearest, Presumed Accidents, Come Home Love, Come Home Love: Din
Between Love & Desire (Chinese: 完美叛侶; literally "Perfectly Betrayed Companion" while 叛 means betray but homophone to 伴) is a 2016 Hong Kong television romance legal drama produced by Au Yiu-hing for TVB, starring Moses Chan, Maggie Shiu and Ben Wong as the main cast. It premiered on Hong Kong's TVB Jade and Malaysia's Astro On Demand on July 4, 2016, airing every Monday to Friday on Hong Kong's TVB Jade and Malaysia's Astro On Demand channels during its 8:30-9:30 pm timeslot, concluding July 29, 2016 with a total of 20 episodes.
The drama centers on the plot of how an unbalance work-personal life can change a person and break apart their family life.
The once mild mannered Hugo Ngo Pak-yin (Moses Chan) is driven to become a lawyer who seeks justice and fairness after witnessing the injustice and prosecution of his father who was falsely framed for a crime he did not commit. However, his quest for perfection in his profession slowly turns him into a power hungry, cold, ruthless and inconsiderate of others, human being. Due to his workaholic behavior, he neglects his marriage and his long suffering wife Rebecca Tsang Bo-lam (Maggie Shiu) no longer sees him as the man she loved and married. When Rebecca reconnects with her childhood friend Patrick Lui Wing-hang (Ben Wong), she finds the courage to finally leave Hugo.
Patrick, who is also a lawyer, but unlike Hugo, is a kind and compassionate person who seeks no gain when he defends his clients. Now a widower, Patrick hopes his long-time friendship with Rebecca will turn romantic when she decides to leave Hugo, since he had always had romantic feelings for her. On the day Rebecca leaves Hugo she is coincidentally attacked, she suspects Hugo is behind this attack. Hugo realizes the wrong of his past and tries to salvage his marriage.
When Hugo's younger brother Fred is falsely accused of rape by a rich man's mistress to hide her infidelity with the man she truly loves. Hugo is reminded of his reasons of becoming a lawyer. Hugo's boss demands he drops his brother's case in order not to offend the rich man. Hugo however, further realizes that his career and power is nothing without loved ones in his life and defies his boss's demand. Hugo goes out of his way to seek justice for his brother and Rebecca soon recognizes Hugo re-becoming the man she once loved.