Love Thy Neighbour (TV series)
|Love Thy Neighbour
|Created by||Winnie Wong 王尤红
Lau Chin Poon 刘清盆
Lim Gim Lan 林锦兰
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Producer(s)||Winnie Wong 王尤红|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes|
|Original network||MediaCorp Channel 8|
|Picture format||16:9 Widescreen|
|Original release||27 September – 24 October 2011|
|Preceded by||Bountiful Blessings|
|Followed by||The Oath|
Love Thy Neighbour (simplified Chinese: 四个门牌一个梦) is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 27 September 2011 and ended its run on 24 October 2011. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9.00 pm.
Ye Meng left East Malaysia to take up a job as a mechanic in Singapore. He was supposed to spend a few days sightseeing with his girlfriend before starting work. Shortly after they checked into a hotel, Bai Yufang disappeared mysteriously. While searching frantically for her, Meng encountered Wang Dafa and Wang Tianhu, a father-and-daughter pair of con artists.
Dafa conned his victims under the guise of a fortune-teller with a "magical" bird. Growing up under her father's negative influence, Tianhu became just as bad, if not worse. Meng was rendered penniless by the conniving duo, and ended up having to move in with them.
|Ha Yu||Wang Dafa||Tianhu's father
|Felicia Chin||Wang Tianhu||Dafa's daughter
Ye Meng's ex-girlfriend
|Shaun Chen||Ye Meng||from East Malaysia
|Huang Wenyong||Dai Guozhong||Ex-sports coach
Vocal critic of Government's
foreign talent policy
Deliang and Peijun's father
|Lin Meijiao||Huang Lingbo||Guozhong's wife
Deliang and Peijun's mother
|Cavin Soh||Dai Deliang||Peijun's brother
|Ng Hui||Angelina||Deliang's wife|
|Vivian Lai||Shan Shan||from China
Xian He's wife
|Rebecca Lim||Bai Yufang||Ye Meng's girlfriend|
|Douglas Kung||Xian He||from China
Shan Shan's husband
|Brandon Wong||Crazy Knife|
|Sora Ma||Dai Peijun||Deliang's younger sister
|Tan Jun Sheng
(Young Talent Cast)
|Mozart Dai Dingxin||Deliang and Angelina's son|
(Young Talent Cast)
|Xian Le||Xian He and Shan Shan's daughter|
|Hong Hui Fang||Ruyi||Tianhu's mother|
- This drama also stars the Hong Kong student in It's A Small World and its sequels, Douglas Kung, who is known for his heavy Cantonese accent as he speaks in Mandarin, and also action director for many programmes.
- Vivian Lai, who hails from Taiwan, had to imitate a Chinese accent in this drama. Her performance received mixed response from viewers. Detractors criticised her accent for being extremely exaggerated, while some applauded her for the comedic style she injected into the role. She managed to achieve the "Best Supporting Actress" award in Star Awards 2012.
- Although this drama is the highest-rated drama in 2011, it was not nominated for the Best Drama Serial award in Star Awards 2012.
- There is a reported sequel of this drama. However, due to Felicia Chin having to study overseas, the plan in doing the sequel was scrapped. Instead a sister production It's A Wonderful Life was produced.
- Unexpectedly, Vivian Lai, Douglas Kung, Ha Yu, Aileen Tan, Tan Junsheng and Brandon Wong acted in World at Your Feet.
On 9 October 2011, the drama's production team organised three roadshows to thank viewers for watching this drama. The three roadshows were organised at Toa Payoh, Tiong Bahru and the Chong Pang areas.
Good Neighbour Award
This drama is related to the Good Neighbour Award contest. The hunt for good neighbours in Singapore ended on 25 September 2011. It yielded 4 stories in total. The 8 households were awarded with sponsored prizes worth $100 each, and also awarded Good Neighbour awards with a sash and a trophy.
Star Awards 2012 Nominations
- Tan Jun Sheng (acted as Mozart) won the Young Talent award.
- Lim Gim Lan, Lau Chin Poon and Winnie Wong were nominated for the Best Screenplay award in episode 9.
- Lai Chun Kwong was nominated for the Best Drama Editing award nominee.
- Brandon Wong and Cavin Soh were both nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award, but the award went to Chen Shucheng for The Oath.
- Vivian Lai won the Best Supporting Actress award.
- Sora Ma was nominated for the Best Newcomer Award for her first appearance on Mandarin television, but the award went to Kate Pang for A Tale Of 2 Cities.