Come Home Love: Dinner at 8

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Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
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Official poster
Also known asSeated at 8 (八時入席)
愛·回家之八時入席]
GenreModern Sitcom
Created byHong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written bySandy Shaw (head writer)
Choi Suk-yin
Lau Wai-kit
Cheung Wai-yin
Hui Ka-yu
Directed bySin Yin-fung
Chan Seung-kuen
Yau Nam-lung
StarringTeresa Mo
Wayne Lai
Power Chan
Angela Tong
Chung King-fai
Florence Kwok
Eric Li
William Hu
Mark Ma
Veronica Shiu
Ricco Ng
Jessica Kan
Theme music composerAlan Cheung
Opening themePerfect Life (完美的生活) by Jinny Ng
Country of originHong Kong
Original languageCantonese
No. of episodes200
Production
Executive producerCatherine Tsang
ProducerLaw Chun-ngok
Production locationHong Kong
EditorsChoi Suk-yin, Siu Lei-king, Ma Chun-ying, Sin Chui-ching
Camera setupMulti camera
Running time22 minutes (without commercial)
Production companyTVB
Release
Original networkTVB Jade
Picture format576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release4 April 2016 (2016-04-04)
Chronology
Related showsCome Home Love
Come Home Love (series 2)
Come Home Love: Lo and Behold
Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
Traditional Chinese愛·回家之八時入席
Simplified Chinese爱·回家之八时入席
Cantonese YaleOi·Wùihgā Baatsìh Yahpjihk
Literal meaning"Love Returning Home, Seated at 8"

Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 (Chinese: 愛·回家之八時入席; literally "Love Returning Home, Seated at 8") is a 2016 daily half-hour Hong Kong sitcom created by TVB and produced by Law Chun-ngok who also produced the two previous Come Home Love. Filming began in March 2016 and will be filmed as it airs. The series premiered on April 4, 2016, airing every Monday to Friday on Hong Kong's TVB Jade, Malaysia's Astro Wah Lai Toi and Australia's TVBJ channels during its 8:00-8:30 pm timeslot, with an expected 120 episodes.[1] As at August 17, 2016, it is announced that the episodes to be increased to 200.

Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 is an indirect sequel to the previous two series that shares the "Come Home Love" title. Unlike the second Come Home Love which spawned off from the first series with a few returning characters from the first series to tie the two series together, Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 has no connections to the two previous series that shares part of the same title. The only returning cast member from the previous series Florence Kwok, plays a completely different character in Come Home Love: Dinner at 8. The Come Home Love was added to the title of the new sitcom as TVB was bittersweet to see the long running highly rated series come to an end [2]

The series revolves around employees of a fictional Hong Kong television station and their personal family life.

Synopsis[edit]

TVI's (Television International) Senior Manager of accounting Lam Siu-siu (Teresa Mo) meets TVI's Director of production Koo Hiu-san (Wayne Lai) when he calls her into a meeting, asking why none of his requested work equipment has been approved for budget. Siu-siu calmly explains that due to errors his assistant Tong Chong-shu (Mark Ma) had in filing the paperwork, they missed the deadline before the fiscal quarter ends, and the account department will not approve any new budget request. Hiu-san, who has a reputation as a mean boss, demands to have the issue resolved right away, but Siu-siu tells him to schedule another meeting with her as it is late and nearly time to end work. Unimpressed with rationale, Hiu-san mocks Siu-siu for leaving work with the issue unresolved. Hiu-san's comments backfire when Siu-siu mocks him back by hinting that his department is unorganized and then telling him the available executive secretary position in his department has been unfilled for so long because no one wants to work for him.

Hiu-san finds a way to get Siu-siu to resolve his department's invoice issues when he hints that her best friend Chiu Lei-hung's (Angela Tong) job might be on the line. Since then, Siu-siu has assumed Hiu-san is biased against her and wants to get back at her for her insults at their earlier meeting. Lei-hung, an unruly worker and slacker, begins working harder, knowing that she might be out of a job soon. Seeing Hiu-san's success in getting Lei-hung to change, Siu-siu ask him for advice on how to handle Lei-hung, since her unemployed make-up artist uncle, Lam Yi-mak (Power Chan), who lives with her, has a similar personality to Lei-hung. Siu-siu learns that Hiu-san does have a softer side when she coincidentally meets his father Koo Lik-hang (Chung King-fai) after losing her cellular phone.

Siu-siu is tricked by her co-worker into transferring out of the accounting department, as she thinks someone will be fired because of company budget issues. Due to her kindness towards her co-workers, she volunteers to leave the accounting department and interviews for all available positions within TVI, even Hiu-san's longtime unfilled executive secretary position. During her interview, Siu-siu does not expect Hiu-san to hire her because of their past clashes, so she gives an honest opinion about him and his department during her interview. Siu-siu is devastated when she finds out her co-worker had been wanting to take her position, but her day however ends on a high note when Hiu-San offers her the executive secretary position and lets her know her salary will be higher than what she is currently making as an accountant.

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Development[edit]

  • In early February 2016, TVB announced that the highly popular Come Home Love series would be coming to an end with final episode to be broadcast April 1, 2016 and announcing Wayne Lai and Teresa Mo to be headlining the upcoming series to takeover the timeslot.[3]
  • Power Chan had declined to renew his contract with TVB in October 2015 in order to explore other work option outside of TVB but decided to return to TVB when female lead Teresa Mo offered him a role in the new sitcom.[4]

Viewership Ratings[edit]

# Timeslot (HKT) Week Episode(s) Average points Peaking points
1 Mon – Fri
20:00-20:30
04–08 Apr 2016 1 — 5 25 30
2 11–15 Apr 2016 6 — 10 22 25
3 18–22 Apr 2016 11 — 15 24 26
4 25–29 Apr 2016 16 — 20 24 27
5 02–6 May 2016 21 — 25 23 25
6 09–13 May 2016 26 — 30 23 26
7 16–20 May 2016 31 — 35 23 27
8 23–27 May 2016 36 — 40 23 --
9 30 May–03 Jun 2016 41 — 45 23 --
10 06–10 Jun 2016 46 — 50 22 --
11 13–17 Jun 2016 51 — 55 22 --
12 20–24 Jun 2016 56 — 60 23 --
13 27 Jun–01 Jul 2016 61 — 65 -- --
14 06–08 Jul 2016 66 — 70 -- --
15 11–15 Jul 2016 71 — 75 23 --
16 18–22 Jul 2016 76 — 80
17 25–29 Jul 2016 81 — 85
18 01–05 Aug 2016 86 — 90
19 08–12 Aug 2016 91 — 95
20 15–19 Aug 2016 96 — 100 22
21 22–26 Aug 2016 101 — 105 25
22 29 Aug-02 Sep 2016 106 — 110 24
23 05–09 Sep 2016 111 — 115
24 12–16 Sep 2016 116 — 120
25 19–23 Sep 2016 121 - 125
26 26–30 Sep 2016 126 - 130 23
27 3–7 Oct 2016 131 - 135 23
28 10–14 Oct 2016 136 - 140 24
29 17–21 Oct 2016 141 - 145 26 32
30 24–28 Oct 2016 146 - 150 23
31 31 Oct–4 Nov 2016 151 - 155 24 27
32 7–11 Nov 2016 156 - 160 24
33 14–18 Nov 2016 161 - 165 24
34 21–25 Nov 2016 166 - 170
35 28 Nov–2 Dec 2016 171 - 175 24
36 5-9 Dec 2016 176 - 180 24
37 12-16 Dec 2016 181 - 185 24
38 19-23 Dec 2016 186 - 190 23
39 26-30 Dec 2016 191 - 195 23
40 2-6 Jan 2017 196 - 200 22
Total average 23

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] 黎耀祥望毛舜筠留低繼續拍劇 hk.on.cc (in Chinese). Retrieved April 8, 2016
  2. ^ [2] 合作處境劇《八時入席》 毛舜筠怨祥仔遲入劇組﹕幾乎唔想做 mingpao.com (in Chinese). Retrieved April 8, 2016
  3. ^ [3] “Come Home Love” To Air Series Finale In April. Retrieved April 8, 2016
  4. ^ [4] Archived 2017-01-16 at the Wayback Machine 相隔27年再續姊弟情 陳國邦為毛姐甘願捱罵 yahoo.com. Retrieved April 8, 2016

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