Come Home Love: Dinner at 8

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Come Home Love: Dinner at 8
愛·回家之八時入席
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Come Home Love: Dinner at 8 official poster
Also known as Seated at 8 (八時入席)
Genre Modern Sitcom
Created by Hong Kong Television Broadcasts Limited
Written by Sandy Shaw (head writer)
Choi Suk-yin
Lau Wai-kit
Cheung Wai-yin
Hui Ka-yu
Directed by Sin Yin-fung
Chan Seung-kuen
Yau Nam-lung
Starring

Teresa 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 composer Alan Cheung
Opening theme Perfect Life (完美的生活) by Jinny Ng
Country of origin Hong Kong
Original language(s) Cantonese
No. of episodes 200
Production
Executive producer(s) Catherine Tsang
Producer(s) Law Chun-ngok
Location(s) Hong Kong
Editor(s) Choi Suk-yin, Siu Lei-king, Ma Chun-ying, Sin Chui-ching
Camera setup Multi camera
Running time 22 minutes (without commercial)
Production company(s) TVB
Release
Original network TVB Jade
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release 4 April 2016 (2016-04-04)
Chronology
Related shows Come Home Love
Come Home Love (series 2)
Come Home Love: Lo and Behold
External links
Website
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 Yale Oi·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.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Extended Cast[edit]

Guest star[edit]

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] 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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