On the Fringe 2011
|On the Fringe 2011
|Ending theme||谁的珍重 by Deng Bi Yuan
边缘少年 by 姜鄠
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|Original language(s)||Mandarin (华语)|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||≈45 minutes|
|Original network||MediaCorp Channel 8|
|Original release||2 August – 29 August 2011|
|Followed by||Bountiful Blessings|
|Related shows||On The Fringe 1987|
On the Fringe 2011 (simplified Chinese: 边缘父子) is a Singaporean Chinese drama which was telecasted on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It made its debut on 2 August 2011 and ended on 29 August 2011. This drama serial consists of 20 episodes, and was screened on every weekday night at 9.00 pm.It was known as Best Drama Serial 2012 in Star Awards
This drama is the first Singaporean drama to be rated PG due to semi-realistic portrayals of teenage delinquency and gangsterism.
It also marks the return of Li Nanxing after a 2-year hiatus and plays an ex-gangster recently released from prison who vows to start life anew. He was previously known for playing reformed ex-prisoners and similar antiheroes such as in the original 1987 series of the same name and in The Vagrant.
This drama serial hopes to rouse society into viewing teenage angst with concern and to emphasise to parents that what is more necessary than satisfying the material wants of their children is emotional bonding. Most important of all, never take the bad path of relying on illegal means of livelihood for this will only terminate in self-destruction.
Yao Zhiyong and his group of friends are a gang of rebellious teenagers who call themselves the WCS. They regularly get into fights with rival gangs. On one such occasion, Zhiyong and his friends had a close brush with the law when the police were called in. At home, he has been walking the thin line by trying to keep his "extracurricular activities" away from his mother.
Meanwhile, Tian Yibang is nearing the end of his jail sentence and reminisces about his old life. Before going to jail, he had been happily married and had a baby son. He refused to change to his old ways and the police soon caught up with him. His wife later came to prison and told him that she was taking away their son and raise him herself without acknowledging him as the birth father. Heartbroken, Yibang resolves to change his life around.
Yibang is released from prison and tries to find some work. At the same time, Zhiyong has been getting into trouble and by chance, their paths cross. Yibang sees his old self in Zhiyong and attempts to help Zhiyong before he goes on the road of no return. To his shock, he later discovers that Zhiyong is his long-lost biological son. Can Yibang help Zhiyong before it is too late?
- Li Nanxing as Tian Yibang
- Fann Wong as Liu Jiali
- Rui En as Lin Shasha
- Zhang Yaodong as Leo
- Pan Lingling as Hua Hua
- Yao Wenlong as Four-eyes
- Brandon Wong as Ah Qing
- Kate Pang as Zhong Ling
- Rayson Tan as Yao Guo Hua
- Chen Tianwen as Luo Biao
- Constance Song as Nancy
- Eelyn Kok as Ivy
- Alan Tern as Jack
- Jeremy Chan as Ah Dang
- Bryan Chan as Shortie Hong
|Young Talent Award||Justin Peng||Nominated|
|Best Screenplay Award||Ang Eng Tee||Nominated|
|Best Drama Cameraman||Lim Hap Choon||Nominated|
|Best Drama Editing award||Teo Pit Hong Joyce||Nominated|
|Favourite Male Character||Ian Fang and Edwin Goh||Nominated|
|Favourite Female Character||Kimberly Chia||Nominated|
|Favourite On-screen Couple award||Li Nanxing and Fann Wong||Nominated|
|Best Actress award||Fann Wong||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress award||Kate Pang and Constance Song||Nominated|
|Best Drama Serial award||Won|