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2010 Dramas Presentation

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20…10… Did you manage to see the 2010 Vivo City Countdown Party Trailer? Do you plan to go down to celebrate the countdown with the Channel 8 stars or do you have any others plan of celebrating? 😉

Before we look forward to the next year, let see what we can expect from Mediacorp 2010 Chinese Dramas.

*Date are subject to changes by Mediacorp.*
*Drama title are subjected to changes any time.*
*No of episode are subjected to changes any time.*

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Drama Title: Happy Family 过好年 ( Channel 8 )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: 19 January 2010, Weekdays 9pm!
No. of Episode: 20 (Last episode slated to be CNY Day 2 currently)
Cast: Rui En, Ann Kok, Cynthia Koh, Ramus Kam, Darren Lim, Chen Shucheng, Chen Tianwen, Pan Lingling, Shaun Chen, Koh Yahhwee etc.
Producer: Paul Yuen Script Writer: Ng Kah Hwee

Personally, I have quite a few pointers of why this should be a worth watching dramas, as this dramas have strong veterans and the cast background/story are well-written. But the most important thing is still how the production team bring out the story and how it develop.

Why is it worth watching?

  • Rui En in a happy-go-lucky role since Love @ Zero Degree Celsius (2006) and a role different from her “cool” personality.
  • Riding from the success of 2009 CNY drama, Reunion Dinner, Happy Family is a yet another fresh CNY theme drama.
  • Cynthia Koh fat characters is one of the worth watching points, what more, she isn’t fat in real life and to attempt trying such roles.
  • How Pan Lingling sit in a wheel-chair in the show, when earlier imaging saw her being able to stand out.

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Drama Title: Priceless Wonder 游戏人生 ( Channel 8 )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: 16 February 2010, Weekdays 9pm!
No. of Episode: 20
Cast: Tiffany Leong, Zzen Zhang, Alan Tern, Priscelia Chan, Xiangyun, Jin Yinji, Nat Ho etc
Production: Matrix Vision

A new drama sponsored by NCPG on a anti-gambling drama, as IR is coming to Singapore. Hmm, is it alittle salah to aired this drama on Feb? Because CNY is still not over yet and talking about anti-gambling seem alittle weird though. And do anyone think that this show seem to be under-promoted? We didn’t heard any news of the show at all, how the imaging gone and everything. Well, perhaps this is a outsource drama that explain why is it?

Why is it worth watching?

  • Under-rated stars (Zzen, Alan, Priscelia) in lead role.
  • Xiangyun hairstyle, LOL (look at above picture).
  • Reality wife/husband pairing up in the show as wife/husband.

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Drama Title: The Illusionist 魔幻视界 ( Channel U )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: Coming in March 2010!
No. of Episode: 13
Cast: Thomas Ong, Quan Yifeng, Meixin, Jerry Yeo, Marcus Chin, Jeremy Chan, Sugie, Ann Kok etc
Production: WaWa Pictures

From the same team of people behind the successful Perfect Cut, the main cast, Thomas Ong remain unchange, this time round instead of seeing him as a Plastic Surgeon, we would be seeing him acting as a magician. Together with Singer/Actress, Meixin and Variety Queen, Quan Yifeng.

Why is it worth watching?

  • Quan Yifeng role is the drama is a TV Promotion and Branding Management, the role is touted as female version of MediacorpTV Promotion&Branding VP, Paul Chan.
  • The pairing/3 triangle relationship of Meixin, Thomas, Quan Yifeng.
  • Thomas Ong in a new show with different occupation. 😉

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Drama Title: The Best Things in Life! 五福到 ( Channel 8 )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: 16 March 2010, Weekdays at 9pm!
No. of Episode: 20
Cast: Chen Hanwei, Cynthia Koh, Tracy Lee, Koh Yah Hwee, Phyllis Quek, Zhang Yaodong, May Phua, Terrence Cao, Desmond Tan etc.
Producer: Winnie Wong Script Writer: Ang Engtee

This drama is mainly about Chen Hanwei character who live in the village decided to came over to the city to look for his dream lover called “Dream” played by Phyllis Quek, however she later found out that all his younger sisters faces different problems/crisis, as their brother, he decided to help them out.

Why is it worth watching?

  • Chen Hanwei get his front tooth remove for his kampong boy role.
  • Story written by Mediacorp award-winning script writer, Ang Engtee.
  • Chen Hanwei&Cynthia Koh transform from husband/wife in Daddy At Home to siblings in The Best Things in Life, let see how they walk out from the shadow.
  • Phyllis Quek 1st Channel 8 drame since 2007 Live Again.

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Drama Title: New Beginnings 红白喜事 ( Channel 8 )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: 14 April 2010, Weekdays at 9pm!
No. of Episode: 20
Cast: Jeanette Aw, Jesseca Liu, Elvin Ng, Tay Pinghui, Zhang Zhenhuan, Joshua Ang, Tracy Tan, Ng Hui, Lin Meijiao, Hong Huifang etc.
Production Team: (not confirm at the moment)

A drama that is hogged by the younger generation stars again as the main lead, to be honest, this drama is the least appeal to me.

Firstly, the cast is totally similar from 2008, Rhythm Of Life and 2009, The Dream Catchers. Just that with a few addition and replacement seen.

Plus, I have never felt confident with dramas that is hogged by younger generation of stars, just like the 2 dramas I mention above, it doesn’t do very well. No offence though. I hope this drama could prove me wrong, I will still be watching it and give my review for Jesseca, as I feel that she have make improvement since her last role in Baby Bonus.

However, I have to admit that the theme of Wedding&Funeral in this drama is a better theme and concept than engineers in The Dream Catchers and wishing well in Rhythm Of Life. However, the theme of Wedding&Funeral reminds me of a 80’s drama, I couldn’t recall what the name of the show. I remember there one scene where there is a Wedding Dinner going on in a void-deck, at the same time, there is a funeral going on in the same void-deck too.

Neverless, I still have my reasons/comments of why it worth watching.

  • Jesseca and Tay Pinghui pairing again.
  • Elvin Ng and Jeanette Aw pairing again.
  • The concept of Wedding&Funeral.

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Drama Title: I’m With You 我在你左右 ( Channel 8 )
Debuts/Airing Date&Time: May 2010, Weekdays at 9pm!
No. of Episode: 20
Cast: Rui En, Chen Hanwei, Adrain Pang (more cast to be annouce at later date)
Production Team: (not confirm at the moment)

A new supernatural drama that highlight on the seventh month, ghost. The last time Mediacorp have such drama is in 2005, Zero To Hero. Starring Chen Liping and Edmund Chen, the drama later become the most-watched in 2005.

This time round, the story would be different from Zero To Hero, you may wish to read Zero To Hero storyline here first.

In this series (source from Issue 633 I-Weekly), Chen Hanwei played Rui En husband, later on Chen Hanwei character pass away, leaving Rui En alone with sadness incur on her, Rui En later pregnant with Chen Hanwei children.

Despite leaving the world, Chen Hanwei still couldn’t let go with Rui En and decided to stay around her, attempting to harm, Adrain Pang character, whom takes care of Rui En and the family. Both Adrain Pang and Rui En later on fall in love to each other.

Why is it worth watching?

  • Rui En personally commented that she like this role.
  • Rui En being the 2nd princess to play mother after Felicia Chin.
  • The Star Awards 3X Best Actor and Asian Television Award, Best Actor, Adrain Pang as the main lead.

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So which one are you looking forward to? I actually thought of adding on with my ideal casts for 2nd half of 2010 dramas, however I thought I should leave that for my upcoming entries, where I shall say who is my ideal casts. 🙂

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