Come Home Love

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Come Home Love
愛·回家
Tvb come home love poster.jpg
Come Home Love official poster
GenreModern Sitcom
Created byHong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written byShiu Lai King, Sin Chiu Ching, Kwan Bing Hung, Liu Cheng Ching, Tsang Hon, Leung Chi Yin, Ma Chuan Ying, Lau Wai Kit, Yip Gwong Yam, Koo Yi Lai, Lo Yuan Ha, Lee Bak Wai, Wong Chi Yan, Liu Sau Lin, Ho Sai Kit, Yeung Cung Bak, Yuan Bo Wai, Chan Ho Yee, Man Yue Han
Directed byChan Chi Gwong, Wong Yu Lok, Cheng Wing Ciu, Sin Yin Fong, Chan Siu Ling, Wong Wai Yip, Cheung Wing Ho
StarringLau Dan, Tsui Wing, Chris Lai, Yvonne Lam, Florence Kwok, Carlo Ng, Angel Chiang, Joey Law, Queenie Chu, Geoffrey Wong, Glen Lee, Max Cheung, Steve Lee, Lisa Chong
Griselda Yeung, Yeewan Ho, Raymond Chiu, Celine Ma, William Chu, Auston Lam, Samantha Ko, Jimmy Au
Theme music composerJoyce Cheng
Opening themeEmbrace Love (擁抱愛) by Joyce Cheng
Country of originHong Kong
Original language(s)Cantonese
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes164
Production
Executive producer(s)Catherine Tsang
Producer(s)Tsui Yu On
Production location(s)Hong Kong
Macao
Shantou. China
Editor(s)Sandy Shaw
Hum Chui Chen
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22 minutes (without commercial)
Production company(s)TVB
Release
Original networkTVB Jade, HD Jade
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release14 May 2012 (2012-05-14) – 3 July 2015 (2015-07-03)
Chronology
Followed byCome Home Love 2 (Ep. 805-995)
Related showsCome Home Love: Dinner at 8
Come Home Love: Lo and Behold
External links
Official website
Come Home Love
Chinese愛·回家
Literal meaning"Love, Return Home"

Come Home Love (Chinese: 愛·回家; Jyutping: Oi3 Wui4 Gaa1; literally "Love, Return Home") is a 2012 till 2015 Hong Kong modern sitcom created and produced by TVB.[1] Originally intended for 180 episodes the series was extended multiple times, finally concluding in July 2015 with 804 episodes total.[2][3] The series began broadcast on TVB Jade and HD Jade May 14, 2012 every Monday through Friday during its 8:00-8:30 pm timeslot.

In February 2015, TVB announced plans to end the series so the cast and production team can move on to other projects.[4] However, due to good ratings the series was continued with a spin-off series with a whole new cast and production team.

Series 2 started broadcast on July 6, 2015. the only returning cast resuming their roles are Chris Lai, Max Cheung, Griselda Yeung and Geoffrey Wong, who play minor roles in the second series.

Synopsis[edit]

The series revolves around the Ma family, an extended Chinese family living together in modern Hong Kong. The story also extends to the law firm youngest son John (Ma Chaung) works at.

Ma Fu (Lau Dan), is a retired officer of the Hong Kong Correctional Services. He is the patriarch of the Ma family and his traditional and disciplinarian approach to life creates both friction and solutions. The other members of the family are his much younger sister Ma Yau (Florence Kwok); second son and daughter-in-law, Ma Keung (Tsui Wing) and Lo Lai Sheung (Yvonne Lam); the deceased eldest son´s Ma Gin's, children Ma Tse Yan (Joey Law) and Ma Tse Nei (Angel Chiang); and youngest son Ma Chuang (Lai Lok-yi).

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Head of the Ma family
  • Tsui Wing as Ma Keung (馬強) & Ma Gin (馬健)
Fu's second son, married to Lai Sheung. Also adopted his deceased older brother's two kids, "Leslie" Tse Yan and "Tracy" Tse Nei.
Keung's wife and adopted mother to Tse Yan and Tse Nei, and a wedding planner.
Fu's youngest son, a legal executive, later lawyer.
Fu's much younger sister, a coffee brewer and secret shopper.
  • Carlo Ng as Jacky Leung Yin Fun (梁彥芬)
A Ma family friend and bakery manager in Macao, childhood friend of Angel.
Fu's granddaughter by his eldest son, a college student; she eventually works as a clerk at a law firm and as an amateur jewelry maker.
  • Joey Law as Leslie Ma Tse Yan (馬子仁)
Fu's grandson by his eldest son, a fashion designer.
A barrister and John’s superior, later his girlfriend.
John's boss. He owns his own law firm.
  • Glen Lee as Anthony Lau Sheung Yau (樓尚友)
Alex’s colleague and protege, Amanda's younger brother.
A barrister. Eventually marries Fung Yin Ha.
A barrister. Has a son from a previous marriage. Eventually marries Richard.
Ma Keung's employee at the store.
A legal clerk at the law firm
Damon Cha's personal secretary at the law firm.
Ma Keung's former classmate.
A bartender at PushUp Bar.
A legal adviser and John's co-worker at the law firm. Si-Si's older brother.
Ma Keung's employee at the store and a street performer who wants to be a singer.

Main recurring cast[edit]

Extended cast[edit]

Music[edit]

Opening theme[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."Embrace Love" (擁抱愛)Sandy ChangJoyce ChengJoyce Cheng3:13

Sub themes[edit]

No.TitleLyricsMusicSinger(s)Length
1."The Puppet Said" (小木偶的話)Sydney SungAuston LamAuston Lam3:26
2."Betray" (騙徒)Sydney SungAuston LamAuston Lam3:31
3."Runaway" (逃出地球)Sydney SungAuston LamAuston Lam2:58
4."The Angel Said" (小天使的話)Sydney SungAuston LamAuston Lam3:59
5."No More Lies No More Tears" (不再說謊)Sandy ChangAuston LamAuston Lam3:42
6."The Song of Puppet" (木偶歌)Sydney SungAuston LamAuston Lam4:21

Development[edit]

TVB 2015 calendar, February. From left to right: Chris Lai, Joey Law, Tsui Wing, Lau Dan, Yvonne Lam, Florence Kwok, Kenny Wong
  • The costume fitting ceremony was held on March 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm Tseung Kwan O TVB City Studio One. Original cast attendance included Lau Dan, Tsui Wing, Lai Lok Yi, Florence Kwok, Yvonne Lam, Joey Law, Angel Chiang, Queenie Chu, Carlo Ng, Yvonne Ho, Max Cheung, William Chu, Griselda Yeung, Lisa Ch'ng, Wong Chun Tong, Raymond Chiu, Lee Ka Ting, Auston Lam, Celine Ma, Jenny Lau, Apple Chan, Cheung Yin Chak, Hero Yuen, William Chak, and Hebe Chan.[6][7]
  • The series was originally intended to have 180 episodes. Due to solid ratings, TVB extended the series to 300 episodes in January 2013.[8]
  • Also in January 2013, Oceane Zhu whose character was originally a cameo was promoted to main cast due to her character being well received by audiences.[9]
  • With continued solid ratings and urging by audiences, TVB ordered an additional 200 episodes on May 2013. Totaling 500 episodes, the cast and crew held a banquet to celebrate the milestone.[10][11]
  • After extended the series multiple times because of solid ratings, TVB announced in February 2015 that they are planning to finally conclude the series even though the series is still doing well in the ratings.[12]
  • TVB originally planned to have certain cast members and the production crew collaborate again in a new sitcom series.[13] Plans were scrapped, Instead a spin-off series with a whole new cast and crew was created. The second series retains the Come Home Love title, but will not have any major connections to the first series.[14] Chris Lai, Max Cheung, Griselda Yeung and Geoffrey Wong are the only cast members to resume their characters in the second series. They will be playing minor roles in the new series.
  • A promo image of Come Home Love was one of twelve series featured in TVB's 2015 calendar for the month of February.[15]

Viewership ratings[edit]

2012 Episode Ratings (Episode 1 — 166) (Week 1 — 34)
# Timeslot (HKT) Week Episode(s) Average points Peaking points
1
Mon – Fri
20:00-20:30
14–18 May 2012
1 — 5
25
29
2
21–25 May 2012
6 — 10
24
3
28 May–1 Jun 2012
7 — 15
24
4
4–8 Jun 2012
16 — 20
24
5
11–15 Jun 2012
21 — 25
26
6
18–22 Jun 2012
26 — 30
25
7
25–29 Jun 2012
31 — 35
25
8
2–6 Jul 2012
36 — 40
25
9
9–13 Jul 2012
41 — 45
25
10
16–20 Jul 2012
46 — 50
26
11
23–27 Jul 2012
51 — 55
28
38 1
12
30 Jul–3 Aug 2012
56 — 60
23
13
6–10 Aug 2012
61 — 65
23
14
13–17 Aug 2012
66 — 70
25
15
20–24 Aug 2012
71 — 75
24
16
27–31 Aug 2012
76 — 80
25
17
3–7 Sep 2012
81 — 85
26
18
10–14 Sep 2012
86 — 90
26
19
17–21 Sep 2012
91 — 95
26
20
24–28 Sep 2012
96 — 100
24
21
2–5 Oct 2012
101 — 104
26
22
9–12 Oct 2012
105 — 108
26
23
15–19 Oct 2012
109 — 113
26
24
22–26 Oct 2012
114 — 118
25
25
29 Oct–2 Nov 2012
119 — 123
27
26
5–9 Nov 2012
124 — 128
25
27
12–16 Nov 2012
129 — 133
25
28
20–23 Nov 2012
134 — 137
25
29
27-30 Nov 2012
138 — 142
25
30
3-7 Dec 2012
143 — 147
25
31
10-14 Dec 2012
148 — 152
26
32
18-21 Dec 2012
153 — 156
24
33
24-28 Dec 2012
157 — 161
23
34
31 Dec 2012-4 Jan 2013
162 — 166
23

^Note 1 : Episode 51 (July 23, 2012) peaked at 38 points as a result of a Typhoon Vicente.[16]

*' Episodes were not broadcast on:
*2012 - October 1, October 8, November 19, December 17
*2013 - February 11, October 4, November 19, December 16,December 20
*2014 - January 17, January 31, October 20, November 19, December 15
*2015 - February 19, February 20

International broadcast[edit]

Network Country Airing Date Timeslot
Astro Wah Lai Toi
Astro Wah Lai Toi HD
(Formerly Astro Zhi Zun HD)
 Malaysia December 25, 2012 (2012-12-25)-July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10) Monday-Friday 9:00-9:30 pm
July 11, 2014 (2014-07-11)-February 11, 2016 (2016-02-11) Monday-Friday 8:00-8:30 pm
StarHub TV  Singapore April 25, 2013 (2013-04-25)-May 25, 2016 (2016-05-25) Monday-Friday 8:00-8:30 pm
Fairchild TV  Canada May 26, 2013 (2013-05-26)-Present Saturday 6:00-7:30 am,11:00 am–12:30 pm, 7:00-8:30 pm, 10:30-11:00 pm (Eastern Time Zone)
Sunday 6:00-7:00 am, 11:00 am–12:00 pm, 7:00-8:00 pm, 10:30-11:30 pm (Pacific Time Zone)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] Come Home Love TVBI page. Retrieved July 14, 2015
  2. ^ [2] TVB Orders 200 More Episodes for “Come Home Love”. Retrieved July 14, 2015
  3. ^ [3] “Come Home Love” to Conclude with Episode 804. Retrieved July 14, 2015
  4. ^ [4] “Come Home Love” Coming to an End. Retrieved July 14, 2015
  5. ^ [5] cast info. Retrieved 7-5-2014
  6. ^ [6] 《愛.回家》 "Love, Return Home" Costume Fitting. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  7. ^ [7] 《愛.回家》 "Love, Return Home" Costume Fitting Pictures. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  8. ^ [8] Oceane Zhu Promoted to Lead Role in “Come Home Love”. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  9. ^ [9] 《愛·回家》客串變主角 朱璇拜蔣志光為師 (in Chinese). Retrieved July 15, 2015
  10. ^ [10] TVB Orders 200 More Episodes for “Come Home Love”. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  11. ^ [11] 《爱·回家》宣布添食至500集 (in Chinese). Retrieved July 15, 2015
  12. ^ [12] “Come Home Love” Coming to an End. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  13. ^ [13] “Come Home Love” Cast to Reunite for New Series. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  14. ^ [14] Louis Cheung, Priscilla Wong Join “Come Home Love” Spinoff. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  15. ^ [15] TVB Calendar 2015. Retrieved July 15, 2015
  16. ^ [16] TVB Reaps Ratings Bonanza. Retrieved July 14, 2015

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