Mars vs Venus

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Mars Vs Venus
(幸福双人床)
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Mars vs Venus Poster
GenreModern Romance, Drama
Created by刘佳岚
Written by洪夕、廖素馨
Directed by张龙敏、黄芬菲、郭慧琦
StarringTay Ping Hui
Huang Biren
Pierre Png
Jesseca Liu
Opening theme"幸福双人床" by
Chew Sin Huey
Ending theme"Would You Be There" by
Redwan Ali
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes20
Production
Producer(s)李宁强
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes
Release
Original networkMediaCorp
Original releaseMay 1 –
May 28, 2007
Chronology
Related showsPillow Talk
External links
Website

Mars vs Venus (Simplified Chinese: 幸福双人床) is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 1 May 2007 and ended its run on 28 May 2007. It was screened on every weekday night, 9pm. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes.

The theme of the drama is mainly to showcase the differences between the two sexes. The show consists of four different couples, each having relationship problems. They are played by, namely: Tay Ping Hui and Huang Biren, Pierre Png and Jesseca Liu, Cavin Soh and May Phua, Chen Tianwen and Aileen Tan.

This show has been deemed by many Singaporeans as one of the best drama series produced by MediaCorp in Year 2007, mostly due to its good script and excellent acting of the cast. This show is the 3rd Highest Rated Drama Series for Year 2007.

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Cast Role
Tay Ping Hui
郑斌辉
Steven
刘一凡
Huang Biren
黄碧仁
Xie Wen Jing
谢文静
Pierre Png
方展发
William
李威联
Jesseca Liu
刘芷绚
Zi Ling
翁紫玲

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cast Role
May Phua
潘淑卿
Carmen
苏丽梅
Cavin Soh
苏志诚
Hanns
吴国汉
Aileen Tan
陈丽贞
Li Yu Lian
李玉莲
Li Yinzhu
李茵珠
Ya Yu
雅玉
Chen Tianwen
陈天文
Ni Kui Li (Ah Wu) (阿呜)
Le Yao
乐姚
Ai Mei
爱美
Ye Shi Pin Ren Chun
Damus Lim Jun Hao
林俊豪
Wen Wen

Synopsis[edit]

Steven (Tay Ping Hui) VS Wen Jing (Huang Bi Ren)[edit]

They got married in a haste because Wenjing was pregnant. Because of that, they were forced to stay together. Lack of understanding for each other, they are constantly arguing. Though there was constant arguing, they managed to keep their marriage going for 8 years and they have 1 daughter named Fang Fang, and 1 son named Wen Wen. Their marriage ends up in a divorce with the constant interference from Steven's mother (Li Yin Zhu), who hopes to find a better wife for her son in his ex-girlfriend, Aimei (Le Yao). After knowing that Aimei is a bad woman who abused Wen Wen, Steven decided to break up with Aimei once again and begs Wenjing for forgiveness and he hopes to go back to her. Would Wenjing forgive him?

Willian (Pierre Png) VS Zi Ling (Jesseca Liu)[edit]

William and Ziling are happy newly-weds who turned unhappy all too soon when reality sets in. A stay-home wife, Ziling became bored eventually while William refuses to let her go to work. Carmen, who is Ziling's best friend, then gets jealous of Ziling and decides to test their relationship by seducing William. Their marriage is further put to test when William gets to know that he is infertile (low sperm count), which would greatly reduce the chances of Ziling getting pregnant. Would their marriage be able to withstand the various problems posed?

Hanns (Cavin Soh) VS Carman (May Phua)[edit]

Carmen had a womanizer rich husband who died, while Hanns's fiancee eloped with another man while they were on honeymoon. Because of that, both had great distrust for the opposite sex and are often at loggerheads with each other, but soon get along with each other and became friends. They unwittingly fell in love but can they ever trust each other?

Yu Lian (Aileen Tan) VS Ah Wu (Chen Tian Wen)[edit]

Forty-year-old Yu Lian is the boss of a dessert shop, Yu Lian's Dessert Shop while Ah Wu is a big boss of the Pavi brand shoe company. Yu Lian has only had a single time of love life in her whole life. As such, Yu Lian is always envious of women who have plenty of boyfriends around them. Little did she know that Ah Wu is a secret admirer of her, until it was a little too late...

Trivia[edit]

  • The name of this show refers to the book Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus by John Gray.
  • Many executive producers of MediaCorp have hinted that the lead actress of this show, Huang Biren, is a potential Best Actress Award winner in the upcoming Star Awards 2007 for this show due to the interesting role she acted as. She acted as a fierce, naggy and fat housewife for the first time in her 20-year career.
  • In the 12th episode, lead actor Tay Ping Hui stripped naked for a showering scene in the drama.
  • This drama is known for its many useful quotes and songs provided during its telecast.
  • The series is showing on Monday - Wednesday at 3.30pm.

Awards and nominations[edit]

This drama had received the most number of nominations in the Star Awards 2007, which was a total of 6 nominations. Metamorphosis 破茧而出, Like Father, Like Daughter 宝贝父女兵,The Homecoming 十三鞭 & The Peak 最高点

Star Awards 2007 Awards and Nominations[edit]

Awards
Category Recipients (if any) Result
Best Screenplay Award 最佳剧本 N/A Won
Best Director Award 最佳导演 Chong Liung Man Won
Young Talent Award 青平果奖 Damus Lim 林俊豪 Nominated
Best Actor 最佳男主角 Tay Ping Hui 郑斌辉 Nominated
Best Actress 最佳女主角 Huang Biren 黃碧仁 Nominated
Best Supporting Actor 最佳男配角 Cavin Soh 苏梽诚 Nominated
Best Supporting Actress 最佳女配角 May Phua 潘淑钦 Won
Best Drama Serial 最佳电视剧 N/A Nominated

Asian Television Awards 2007 nomination[edit]

Awards
Category Recipients (if any) Result
Best Actress 最佳女主角 Huang Biren Nominated

Viewership ratings[edit]

This drama series has recorded one of the highest viewership ratings of Year 2007 to date. Ranking at 3rd position for Year 2007.

Week Episode Date Average Number of audience in 5 weekdays

(Round off to nearest thousand)

Week 1 Episodes 1 to 4 1 May 2007 to 4 May 2007 616, 000
Week 2 Episodes 5 to 9 7 May 2007 to 11 May 2007 656, 000
Week 3 Episodes 10 to 14 14 May 2007 to 18 May 2007 703, 000
Week 4 Episodes 15 to 19 21 May 2007 to 25 May 2007 751, 000
Last episode Episode 20 28 May 2007 842, 000 (Peaking at 1.02 million)

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