Love Thy Neighbour (TV series)

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This article is about the Singaporean drama series. For the UK sitcom, see Love Thy Neighbour. For other uses, see Love Thy Neighbor (disambiguation).
Love Thy Neighbour
(四个门牌一个梦)
Genre Family
Neighbours
Created by Winnie Wong 王尤红
Lau Chin Poon 刘清盆
Lim Gim Lan 林锦兰
Written by 张燕萍
Starring Ha Yu
Felicia Chin
Shaun Chen
Huang Wenyong
Lin Meijiao
Vivian Lai
Cavin Soh
Ng Hui
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 20
Production
Producer(s) Winnie Wong 王尤红
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Release
Original network MediaCorp Channel 8
Picture format 16:9 Widescreen
Original release 27 September – 24 October 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Bountiful Blessings
Followed by The Oath
External links
Website

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.

This drama starred TVB artiste Ha Yu and also Felicia Chin after one year in her university studies. This drama is the top rated drama serial in 2011, beating C.L.I.F. as the most watched drama.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Cast Role Description
Ha Yu Wang Dafa Tianhu's father
Conner
Lucy's husband
Felicia Chin Wang Tianhu Dafa's daughter
Rock star
Ye Meng's ex-girlfriend
Shaun Chen Ye Meng from East Malaysia
Mechanic
Tianhu's ex-boyfriend
Yufang's boyfriend
Huang Wenyong Dai Guozhong Ex-sports coach
Vocal critic of Government's
foreign talent policy
Lingbo's husband
Deliang and Peijun's father
Lin Meijiao Huang Lingbo Guozhong's wife
Deliang and Peijun's mother
Cavin Soh Dai Deliang Peijun's brother
Angelina's husband
Ng Hui Angelina Deliang's wife
Vivian Lai Shan Shan from China
Xian He's wife
Aileen Tan Lucy
Rebecca Lim Bai Yufang Ye Meng's girlfriend
Douglas Kung Xian He from China
Shan Shan's husband
Cameraman
Brandon Wong Crazy Knife
Sora Ma Dai Peijun Deliang's younger sister
Michael's wife
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

Trivia[edit]

  • 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.

Roadshow[edit]

On 9 October 2011, the drama's production team organised three roadshows to thank viewers for watching this drama.[1] The three roadshows were organised at Toa Payoh, Tiong Bahru and the Chong Pang areas.[2]

Good Neighbour Award[edit]

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[edit]

Show 1[edit]

  • 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.

Show 2[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]