Like Father, Like Daughter
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|Like Father, Like Daughter
Kang Cheng Xi
|Opening theme||自己的幸福 by Diya Tan|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes|
|Original run||August 21, 2007 – September 17, 2007|
|Preceded by||Honour and Passion|
Like Father, Like Daughter (Chinese: 宝贝父女兵) is a Singaporean Chinese drama which is being telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 21 August 2007 and ended its run on 17 September 2007. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night, 9pm.
- Joanne Peh as Dai Chun Chun
- Zheng Geping as Jin Gang aka King Kong
- Kang Cheng Xi as Chris Li Kai Zhe
- Vincent Ng as Ah Wei
- Michelle Chong as Mei Qi (Maggie)
- Pan Lingling as Babara
- Jin Yinji as Guai Po Po
- Jacqueline Sue as Ah Lian (Cecilia)
- Nelson Chia as Akirah
- Nick Shen as Coconut, Ah Gui
- Jimmy Nah as Da Zhi Lao
- Cherrianne as Dai chun chun when she was pri 5 in the show
- Jillian Loe Yuting as rich,spoiled girl,babara's future daughter
Zhigang aka Jingang (Zheng Geping), a well-built but simple-minded father has an intelligent and vivacious daughter Chunchun. Unfortunately, Jingang who is always between jobs, does not know how to bring up or educate his rebellious daughter. In the end, Chunchun has to be transferred from school to school as a result of disciplinary problems. Nevertheless, Jingang still has high hopes that she will embark on a successful career, either as a doctor or lawyer.
Implicated by his cronies, Jingang is jailed. With her only family member behind bars, Chunchun(Cherryann)has to be put up for adoption against her wishes. She decides to run away and while wandering the streets, she is taken in by an eccentric rag & bone old woman. Despite her strange personality, the old lady (Jin Yinji) gets along very well with Chunchun. Before long, Chunchun has grown up. Although she is very pretty, she pays little attention to her appearance. In addition, as a result of her fiery temper, those who know her tend to give her a wide berth. Instead of fulfilling her father’s wish of becoming a doctor or lawyer, Chunchun (Joanne Peh) runs a string of successful small-time ‘heterodox’ businesses in Queenstown, ranging from paper and cardboard trade, scrap business, illegal food peddling to provision of lion dance performances during festive seasons.
As Chunchun is not interested in affairs of the heart, she keeps those suitors who want to woo her at arm’s length. It is not until she meets Li Kaize (Kang Chengxi), a very good-looking undergraduate, that she changes her mind. However, as Kaize is learned and comes from a wealthy background, Chunchun is acutely conscious of their disparity and does not harbour any romantic illusions about him. Kaize is initially quite put off by Chunchun’s boorish mannerism. However, after further interaction, he is attracted to her kind-heartedness and her lack of pretence.
After his release from jail, Jingang immediately looks for his daughter. As Chunchun does not want to disappoint her father who has pinned high hopes on her, she tries to keep her whereabouts a secret from him. Jingang is once again implicated by his cronies and with Chunchun’s help, he is finally able to leave the clutches of the underworld. Both father and daughter are finally reunited after 10 years. They set up a business together hand in hand.
Chunchun decides to work hard. Encouraged by Kaize, she enrols in English classes. Apart from her inferiority complex, there are also many girls vying for Kaize’s attention which discourages Chunchun from holding out any hope of a future with him. As such, she is caught by surprise when Kaize suddenly declares his love for her. Will they be able to overcome the disparity in their academic qualifications, social background and human intervention to come together?
|Week||Date||Average Number of audience in 5 weekdays
(Round off to nearest thousand)
|Week 1||21 August 2007 to 24 August 2007||643, 000|
|Week 2||27 August 2007 to 31 August 2007||650, 000|
|Week 3||3 September 2007 to 7 September 2007||728, 000|
|Week 4||10 September 2007 to 14 September 2007||740, 000|
|Week 5||17 September 2007||786, 000|
Awards and nominations
This drama managed to secure the 2nd most nominations in the Star Awards 2007, which was a total of 5 nominations, 1 nomination less than Mars VS Venus. All results would be announced on a later date. The nominations are as follows:
Bold means they won in that category.
- Zheng Ge Ping is nominated and won the Best Actor Award
- Joanne Peh is nominated Best Actress
- Nick Shen is nominated Best Supporting Actor
- Jacqueline Sue is nominated Best Supporting Actress
- This drama is nominated Best Drama Serial