Once a Thief Series first aired about 15 years ago and was cancelled after one season. The series apparently never had a huge budget the producers could rely on. Accordingly the image material is old and cannot compete with today's flashy high-resolution visual imagery, the same for the sound track.
Although the series is labelled "John Woo's", it does not put martial arts fights first, these have quite a share still. It is rather a tongue-in-cheek portrait of the (wrong)doings of shady agents and criminals, namely three protagonists (Li Ann Tsei, Mac Ramsey and Victor Mansfield) who have a criminal past. You can either enjoy the many references - to well-known spy epopee (James… Read more