|Created by||Cynthia Chong 张湄纭
Freddy Leow 廖明利
|Opening theme||休止符 by 刘慧祺|
|Ending theme||休止符 by 刘慧祺|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Producer(s)||Lin Mingzhe 林明哲|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes per episode|
|Original network||MediaCorp Channel 8|
|Original release||4 March – 31 March 2009|
|Preceded by||The Dream Catchers|
|Followed by||Table of Glory|
Housewives' Holiday (simplified Chinese: 煮妇的假期) is a Singaporean Chinese drama, which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 4 March 2009 and ended on 31 March 2009. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9:00 pm. This drama was the Highest Rated Drama Series for 2009, where ratings peaked at 23.4%.
Three housewives became friends when they worked together to nab a thief that stole bras from the neighbourhood. They discover that while they are each different in character and they have thing in common: an unhappy home life.
Chen Simei, 42, is very thrifty and looks out for discounts and opportunities. Alice, 40, is the modern and trendy one, who enjoys making herself look good. Zhong Aiqin, 39, is a natural worrier. Alice looks down on the others and pretends she’s a rich madame. Simei, in a bid to stand up to Alice, lies that her husband is a rich businessman.
Each has a different set of problems – a philandering husband, interfering in-laws and marriages that have lost their romance.
All things come to a head when Alice discovers her husband has a mistress. Aiqin, too is shocked when her suspicions about her husband is confirmed. Simei is devastated when she finds that her husband has resumed his gambling habit again.
The three women, who had been fighting secretly amongst one another, realise they are all in the same boat. All their sacrifices for their families had come to a nought. It was time for them to live for themselves.
They decide to go for a long holiday and set off without saying goodbye to their families. Their disappearances cause chaos in their families.
What will the outcomes be after they returned from their long holiday? Will things turns for the better, or worst?
Hong Huifang's Family
|Chen Simei 陈思美||
|Chen Weibin 陈伟斌 / Li Quan||
|Liu Lianhua 刘莲花||
|Alice Zeng 曾慧贤||
|Zhang Jiasheng 张家盛||
|Huang Xiaoling 黄小玲||
Zhong Aiqin's Family
|Zhong Aiqin 钟爱琴||
|Bryan He 何龙威||
|He Wende 何文德||
|Pan Xiuhui 潘秀慧||
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The reception for the series was excellent, garnering peak points of 23.4%. This serial is the highest rated drama series for 2009.
The three lead actresses of the show - Ann Kok, Hong Huifang and Xiang Yun have gained much audience applause for their wonderful performance. Ann Kok was deemed by the viewing audience as putting up the best performance and having the most breakthrough. (Source(s): NEW Paper, Shin Min, Wan Bao)
Housewives' Holiday garnered 4 nominations in the Star Awards 2010 but only won the Highest Rated Drama Series award. The other dramas nominated for Best Drama Series Reunion Dinner, Daddy at Home, Together and Perfect Cut 2.
|Category||Award||Recipients (if any)||Result|
|Star Awards 2016 Show 2 红星大奖2016 下半场||Best Actor 最佳男主角||Brandon Wong||Nominated|
|Best Actress 最佳女主角||Ann Kok||Nominated|
|Best Drama Serial 最佳电视剧||Housewives' Holiday 煮妇的假期||Nominated|
|Top Rated Drama Series 最高收视率电视剧||Housewives' Holiday 煮妇的假期||Won|