Dear, Dear Son-In-Law

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Dear, Dear Son-in-law
Genre Modern Drama
Starring Jeanette Aw
Pierre Png
Zhu Houren
Priscelia Chan
Renfred Ng
Opening theme Zui mei de ping fan by Daren Tan
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 20
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Original network MediaCorp
Original release October 16 – November 12, 2007
Preceded by Metamorphosis
Followed by Live Again
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Dear, Dear Son-in-Law (Chinese: 女婿当家) is a Singaporean Chinese modern family drama which is being telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 16 October 2007 and ended its run on 12 November 2007. It was screened at 2100 hours every weekday night. This drama series has been repeated every Saturday and Sunday, 4.30pm to 6.30pm. The serial consists of 20 episodes.


Main cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Zhu Houren Jiang Wencai

He is the head of household, father of Junji, Yijuan, Yijun, Yilin and Junwei.

Pierre Png Zhang Shunfa He is Yijuan's husband-to-be, and of course Wencai's prospective son-in-law. At first, Wencai had mistaken him as gay. After Yijuan broke up with him, he falls in love with Yijun instead.
Jeanette Aw Jiang Yijun She, nicknamed Chilli Crab, is the third child of Jiang Wencai and is somewhat a fierce girl.

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Zhang Yaodong Jiang Junji He is the first child of Jiang Wencai, a timid guy dominated by this mother-in-law and wife (Anna).
Priscelia Chan Jiang Yijuan She is the second child of Jiang Wencai, is a kind-hearted but somewhat a ditzy girl. She later breaks up with Shun Fa as she found a new boyfriend in the USA. She come back to Singapore after learning that his dad is 'ill'(fake). When she found out that Yijun and Shunfa are an item, she felt uneasy as she has broken up with her boyfriend in USA before coming back.
Mei Xin Jiang Yilin (Eilien) She is nicknamed Guai Bao Bao, which actually mean a child who is obedient, is the fourth child of Jiang Wencai, studying in a Junior College. She is also nicknamed Dinosaur because she does not have a boyfriend.
Renfred Ng Jiang Junwei He is nicknamed opposition party due to his rebellious nature. He is the fifth and also the youngest child of Jiang Wencai.
Li Yinzhu Zhou Meibao She is the wife of Jiang Wencai and the caring mother of the 5 children.
Joey Swee Anna wife of Jiang Junji(Zhang YaoDong), she is a calculative character who together with her mother, cheats her mother-in-law together.
Zhang Wen Xiang Darick Effeminate fashion designer who works together with Shunfa. (Pondan)
Wu Luo Yi Edward Always keeps following Yi Jun, but Yi Jun doesn't want him. Introduced by Ben as a potential client for Yi Jun's direct selling business(before she became a photographer)
Margaret Lee Pei Yun Ben's ex-girlfriend She broke up with Ben after finding out that he was cheating on her, seeking Jiang Wencai for comfort.
Ye Shi Pin Ben Jiang Wencai's subordinate. He is nicknamed The Dog as he is very good at sucking up to Jiang Wencai. He is also Jiang Wencai's drinking buddy.


Jiang Wencai (Zhu Houren) seems to have it all, a stable career and a happy family, until his eldest daughter Jiang Yijuan (Priscelia Chan) unexpectedly announces her engagement to an assistant designer, Zhang Shunfa (Pierre Png). Distrustful of Shunfa and yet unable to express his objections, Wencai offers to rent a room to him so that he can chaperone the couple as he plots to break them up.

But soon, Wencai realizes that his future son-in-law is not his only problem. His eldest son Junji (Zhang Yaodong) is being led into risky investments by his capricious mother-in-law; his second daughter Yijun (Jeanette Aw) whom he was proud of returned from abroad without completing her degree; his neglected teenager son and daughter also get into trouble behind his back. In turn, it was Shunfa who helps him resolve his family problems.

Unable to take the many setbacks, Wencai collapses and falls sick. He then conceives a scheme with Shunfa to teach his children a lesson.


This drama series was the 5th highest rated drama in 2007.

Week Date Average Number of audience in 5 weekdays
(Round off to nearest thousand)
Week 1 16 October 2007 to 19 October 2007 656, 000
Week 2 22 October 2007 to 26 October 2007 677, 000
Week 3 29 October 2007 to 2 November 2007 671, 000
Week 4 5 November 2007 to 9 November 2007 690, 000
Last Episode 12 November 2007 768, 000

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