Be Home for Dinner

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Be Home for Dinner
誰家灶頭無煙火
BeHomeforDinner.jpg
Be Home for Dinner official poster
Genre Modern Sitcom
Starring Elliot Ngok
Jason Chan
Kristal Tin
Stephen Au
Yvonne Lam
Helen Ma
Queenie Chu
Océane Zhu
Becky Lee
Matt Yeung
Dickson Lee
Katy Kung
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 158
Production
Location(s) Hong Kong
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes (approx.)
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 21 March – 30 October 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Show Me the Happy
Followed by Til Love Do Us Lie
External links
Website

Be Home for Dinner (Traditional Chinese: (誰家灶頭無煙火) is an TVB modern sitcom series.

Synopsis[edit]

Chung Kwok-Chu (Elliot Ngok) is a renowned food critic and an assistant editor-in-chief of a newspaper, Ko Jim Daily. When his son, Si-Hon (Jason Chan) returns from Canada, Chu is disappointed to find that Si Hon intends to become a chef rather than taking up a professional career. His attempts to guide his son away are thwarted when Shum Bui-yee (Kristal Tin), a well-known and respected chef, reluctantly accepts Si-Hon as her assistant.

At the Chung household, Chu has to face his bickering younger brother Kwok-Tung (Stephen Au) and Si-Hon's aunt, Suen Ma-lei (Yvonne Lam), his second wife Bo Kwai Sum (Helena Ma) who worries that she is not doing enough as a stepmother, and how children, half-siblings Si-Hon and Si-Na (Katy Kung) do not understand fine foods as he does. As members of his family manage to find a way to get along, Chu and his family find that friends and co-workers changing their family dynamic again.

Cast[edit]

  • Elliot Ngok as Chung Kwok-chu, Sam's father, a magazine editor-in-chief
  • Jason Chan as Si Hon "Sam" Chung, an aspiring pastry chef
  • Kristal Tin as Carmen Sum (Sum Bui-yee), Sam's master
  • Stephen Au as Chung Kwok-tung, Kwok-chu's younger brother
  • Seth Leslie as Joe Smith, Sam's best friend from Canada
  • Yvonne Lam as Mari Suen, Kwok-chu's sister-in-law from his first marriage, Sam's maternal aunt
  • Helen Ma as Dau Kwai-lam, Chu's second wife and Si-Na's mother, Sam's stepmother
  • Katy Kung as Si Na "Julia" Chung, Sam's younger half-sister
  • Queenie Chu as Jackie Yeung
  • Océane Zhu as Susan Nin
  • Becky Lee as Tong Jing-jing (Sum Hoi-yee), a freelance writer, revealed to be Carmen's estranged younger sister
  • Dickson Lee as Chin Dai-kwan
  • Mat Yeung as Tin Hoi
  • Lily Ho as Tseun Ding-kei, a dedicated writer

Awards and nominations[edit]

45th TVB Anniversary Awards 2011[edit]

  • Nominated: Best Drama
  • Nominated: Best Actor (Stephen Au)
  • Nominated: Best Actress (Kristal Tin)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Matt Yeung)
  • Nominated: Best Supporting Actress (Yvonne Lam)
  • Nominated: My Favourite Male Character (Stephen Au)
  • Nominated: My Favourite Male Character (Jason Chan)
  • Nominated: My Favourite Female Character (Kristal Tin)
  • Nominated: Most Improved Male Artiste (Jason Chan)
  • Nominated: Most Improved Male Artiste (Matt Yeung)
  • Nominated: Most Improved Female Artiste (Katy Kung)

Viewership ratings[edit]

Week Episodes Average Points Peaking Points References
1
March 21–25, 2011
1 — 5
25
[1]
2
March 28–31, 2011
6 — 9
21
[2]
3
April 4–8, 2011
10 — 14
24
[3]
4
April 11–15, 2011
15 — 19
23
[4]
5
April 18–22, 2011
20 — 24
23
[5]
6
April 25–28, 2011
25 — 28
23
[6]
7
May 2–6, 2011
29 — 33
24
[7]
8
May 9–13, 2011
34 — 38
24
[8]
9
May 16–20, 2011
39 — 43
24
[9]
10
May 23–27, 2011
44 — 48
24
[10]
11
May 30 - June 3, 2011
49 — 53
24
[11]
12
June 6–10, 2011
54 — 58
25
[12]
13
June 13–17, 2011
59 — 63
24
[13]
14
June 20–24, 2011
64 — 68
24
[14]
15
June 27 - July 1, 2011
69 — 73
24
[15]
16
July 4–8, 2011
74 — 78
25
[16]
17
July 11–15, 2011
79 — 83
25
[17]
18
July 18–22, 2011
84 — 88
24
[18]
19
July 25–29, 2011
89 — 93
23
[19]
20
August 1–5, 2011
94 — 98
23
[20]
21
August 8–12, 2011
99 — 103
23
[21]
22
August 15–19, 2011
104 — 108
24
[22]
23
August 22–26, 2011
109 — 113
25
[23]
24
August 29 - September 2, 2011
114 — 118
25
[24]
25
September 5–9, 2011
119 — 123
26
[25]
26
September 12–16, 2011
124 — 128
24
[26]
27
September 19–23, 2011
129 — 133
25
[27]
28
September 26–30, 2011
134 — 138
27
[28]
29
October 4–7, 2011
139 — 142
25
[29]
30
October 10–14, 2011
143 — 147
25
[30]
31
October 17–21, 2011
148 — 152
25
[31]
32
October 24–28, 2011
153 — 158
27
[32]
October 30, 2011
159 — 160
27
29
[33]

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