Metamorphosis (TV series)

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Genre Police procedural drama
Starring Rui En
Chen Hanwei
Terence Cao
Yvonne Lim
Thomas Ong
Opening theme 斗神 by Daren Tan Sze Wei
Ending theme 背叛 by Chew Sin Huey, Daren Tan Sze Wei
Country of origin Singapore
Original language(s) Chinese
No. of episodes 20
Running time approx. 45 minutes
Original network MediaCorp
Original release September 18 – October 15, 2007
Preceded by Like Father, Like Daughter
Followed by Dear, Dear Son-in-Law
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Metamorphosis (simplified Chinese: 破茧而出; traditional Chinese: 破繭而出, "Breaking Out Of The Shell" in Chinese; billed as Gangster Love in the Philippines) is a Singaporean Chinese action thriller drama which is being telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 18 September 2007, screening at 9 PM every night on weekdays. The serial consists of 20 episodes. In the last few episodes, the serial recorded a viewership rate of over 1 million and was awarded the "Best Drama Series Award" in the Star Awards 2007. Yvonne Lim also received the "Best Actress Award" in the same event.


Main Cast[edit]

Cast Role
Rui En An Xiaoqian
Chen Hanwei Ouyang Li
Terence Cao Di Lun
Yvonne Lim Sheryl Wen Wanrou
Thomas Ong Hu Xicun

Supporting Cast[edit]

Cast Role
Chen Guohua Cao Zhongming
Ng Hui Mya Sun Meiya
Julian Hee Leo Meng Tianbao
Ix Shen Ryan Hou
Nick Shen Zhang Shaoqi
Hong Hui Fang Ouyang Su
Nathaniel Ho Wen Pinliang

Special Appearances[edit]

Cast Role
Brandon Wong Rattlesnake
Huang Yiliang Red Pig
Ong Ai Leng Blood Rose
Cavin Soh Jin Yongjian
Adam Chen Ke Mingde
Richard Low An Guoxiong
Wang Yuqing Zhao Baoqiang
Rayson Tan Zhao Shiqiang
Bryan Wang Leon
Carole Lin Melinda Guan
Alan Tern Liu Hansheng
May Phua Gina Cheng

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Category Recipients (if any) Result
Best Actress
Yvonne Lim
Best Drama Serial
N/A Won


Week Date Average Number of audience in 5 weekdays (Round off to nearest thousand)
Week 1 18 September 2007 to 21 September 2007 678, 000
Week 2 23 September 2007 to 27 September 2007 674, 000
Week 3 1 October 2007 to 5 October 2007 720, 000
Week 4 8 October 2007 to 12 October 2007 722, 000
Last episode 15 October 2007 786, 000


The serial generated largely positive reviews from critics and recorded a viewership of over a million in its final episodes.

The serial received two nominations in the Star Awards 2007, but despite that, the serial managed to win both awards. Yvonne Lim won the Best Actress Award and the overall show won the Best Drama Serial.

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