Kinship Part 2 (TV series)

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Kinship Season 2
(手足第二部, 手足續集)
Genre Long Running Drama
Created by Huang Jiahua
Written by Kwok Kar Peng
Dion Tang
He Xing Ying
Gladys Tan
Directed by Benny Wong
Creative director(s) Liu Jinan
Presented by Elvin Ng
Jesseca Liu
Yao Wenlong
Xiang Yun
Darren Lim
Cynthia Koh
Ann Kok
Alan Tern
Chen Tianwen
Lin Meijiao
Starring Elvin Ng
Jesseca Liu
Ann Kok
Xiang Yun
Yao Wenlong
Chen Tianwen
Cynthia Koh
Theme music composer Benny Wong
Opening theme 逃离 by Elvin Ng featuring Jesseca Liu
Ending theme 换季 by Elvin Ng featuring Jesseca Liu
Composer(s) Benny Wong
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Singapore Mandarin
No. of episodes 40 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Kelly Cheng
Producer(s) Kelly Cheng
Location(s) Downtown, Singapore
Cinematography Liu Tianfu
Camera setup Chun Tianfu
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Production company(s) MediaCorp TV
Distributor MediaCorp
Release
Original network MediaCorp TV Channel 8
Picture format PAL SDTV
Audio format Stereo
First shown in 17 December 2007
Original release 17 December 2007 – 8 February 2008
Chronology
Preceded by Kinship Part 1
External links
Website ch8.mediacorptv.com/kinship/

Kinship Part 2 (Simplified Chinese: 手足第二部, 手足續集) is a Singaporean Chinese long running drama which was televised on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8 every Monday to Friday at 19:00 tonight. It made its debut on 17 December 2007. The drama is the second of two parts.

This drama series consists of a cast which aims to appeal to both younger and older audience. As such, the producers have cited this drama as a highly anticipated drama, comparable to the likes of Holland V, Double Happiness and Portrait of Home. This drama is the longest running drama (with 40 episodes) being produced by MediaCorp in Year 2007.

Cast[edit]

Unanswered questions[edit]

  • Where did An Ping go after abandoning "Da Ying Jia"? Will Ying Li Shi let the matter rest? How will Mei Qi cope when she mans the fort alone?
  • Naifa wishes to revamp "Da Ying Jia". What conflicts will be in store for him and Wind? Who will be “Da Ying Jia’s” true successor?
  • Jin Sha and Yin Sha will face problems in their marriages, families and impending court cases. How will they cope?
  • Will Yu Sheng be freed of the murder charge against her? What will the outcome of the love triangle between Yu Sheng, Ying Jun and Wen Ya be?
  • Ying Jun and Shui Ling fight to run "Da Ying Jia". Who will be the ultimate winner?
  • Will Mei Xue be dead or alive? Will An Xin and Chang Ying escape after they've been left to drown?
  • Will Shui Ling and Martin's evil plots be exposed?
  • How will the brothers An Xin and An Ping work together to save "Da Ying Jia"?

Storyline[edit]

Yusheng is given the death sentence and Meiqi desperately seeks ways and means to exonerate her. As Anping's whereabouts is still unknown, Meiqi has no choice but to hand the foot reflexology business to Naifa but the latter is not only incapable of managing the business, he also gets into more trouble.

To obtain evidence that can help exonerate Yusheng, Anping has no choice but to give in to Lishi. Yusheng is eventually acquitted and marries Yingjun. Lishi buys over half the foot reflexology business as a direct challenge to Meiqi. Devastated and heartbroken, Meiqi decides to pull out from the love triangle.

A rich middle-aged businessman Li Zhongshang is impressed with Meiqi's kindness and magnanimity and decides to woo her. Even though Anping is with Lishi, he still cannot forget Meiqi; thus, the relationship among the four becomes even more complicated.

Yinsha faces tremendous difficulty in her career when she is charged with selling fake medicine, and this drives her to depression. Jinsha's marriage also enters into troubled waters when she finds out about Naifa's adulterous affair with Daisy.

Chang Yin is lucky to survive the murder attempt but he assumes a new identity as Zixin, a private investigator. Through various investigation tactics, he attempts to bring to Yusheng's knowledge Shuiling and Martin's despicable schemes, and at the same time, re-build their bond as father and daughter.

To seize control of Da Ying Jia, Shuiling forges the legal assets authorization documents. Although everyone is suspicious, there is nothing they can do about it. With the constant fear that Meixue may wake up one day to expose her evil deeds, and under repeated instigation by Martin, Shuiling and Martin end Meixue's life.

Anxin also survives the ordeal and returns as a Thai monk with the fervent hope to lead Shuiling to repentance. Shuiling however decides that there is no turning back and plans to embezzle large funds from Da Ying Jia with Martin. Yingjun decides to sue them when he comes to know of the embezzlement scheme and the forgery of the legal documents.

Martin plans to flee even as Shuiling goes berserk. Wenya's life is in danger when she accidentally learns what they have done…

Viewership Rating[edit]

Following the disappointing viewership and reviews for Part 1 of this drama, Part 2 carried on to be a let down, recording one of the lowest viewership ratings for the year 2007.

Week Date Percentage of Population (%)
(Rounded off to nearest decimal place)
Week 1 17 December 2007 to 21 December 2007 TBA
Week 2 24 December 2007 to 28 December 2007
(Exclude 24 December 2007 coverage live network on Christmas Eve and 25 December 2007 coverage live network on Christmas Day)
approx. 12%
Week 3 31 December 2007 to 4 January 2008
(Exclude 31 December 2007 coverage live network on New Year's Eve goodbye to 2007 and 1 January 2008 coverage live network on New Year's Day welcome to 2008)
13.5%
Week 4 7 January 2008 to 11 January 2008 13.2%
Week 5 14 January 2008 to 18 January 2008 14.0%
Week 6 21 January 2008 to 25 January 2008 13.2%
Week 7 28 January 2008 to 1 February 2008 14.0%
Week 8 4 February 2008 to 8 February 2008
(Exclude 6 February 2008 coverage live network on Chinese New Year's Eve and 1 January 2008 coverage live network on Chinese New Year's Day durated a 2 days)
13.0%

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