The Green Grass of Home
|The Green Grass of Home
The Green Grass of Home poster
|Opening theme||"平凡" by
|Country of origin||Hong Kong|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Running time||45 minutes (approx.)|
|Original network||TVB Jade|
|Original release||June 11 – July 6, 2007|
Stella Yip Moon-Chi (Christine Ng) is an interior designer who works as the head of her business' team, but is demanding, high-strung, and treats her staff badly. When her secretary tells Stella's boss about Stella's stress related health problems, Stella is fired. She ends up meeting Choi Ka-Sing (Sunny Chan), her dream man, a mellow and easy-going man working as a utility man, and learning to relax.
At the same time, Stella's family struggles with problems of their own. Stella's younger sister, Yip Moon-Lam (Mimi Lo), and her husband, Hung Kwok-Wai (Wong Chi Yin), are selfish and opportunistic, taking advantage of everyone, including Stella's father, Yip Cheung-Fat (Yuen Wah) and her older brother, Yip Shang-Shing (Makbau Mak)'s family; Stella's sister-in-law, Chu Lai-Ngoh (Kingdom Yuen) is constantly suspicious of Stella's younger sister's motives and they argue all the time. Stella's father, finally tired of trying mediate his unstable family, is befriended by Choi Ka-Sing and moves back to the countryside, where he becomes friends with Choi Ka-Sing's family. At the same time, Choi Ka-Sing's shy younger brother, Choi Ka-Bo (Lai Lok-yi), becomes infatuated with a passionate environmental activist, Yung Wai-Yu (Natalie Tong), who ends up being the younger sister of an affluent businessman at the company where Stella's brother-in-law works.
|Sunny Chan||Choi Ka-Sing
Yip Moon-Chi's lover.
|Christine Ng||Yip Moon-Chi (Stella)
Choi Ka-Sing's lover.
|Yuen Wah||Yip Cheung-Fat
|Yip Moon-Chi, Yip Shang-Shing, and Yip Moon-Lam's father.|
|Lai Lok-yi||Choi Ka-Bo
|Choi Ka-Sing's younger brother.
Yung Wai-Yu's lover.
|Natalie Tong||Yung Wai-Yu
Choi Ka-Bo's lover.
Yung Choh-Yu's younger sister.
|Kingdom Yuen||Chu Lai-Ngoh
|Yip Shang-Shing's wife.|
|Makbau Mak||Yip Shang-Shing
|Chu Lai-Ngoh's husband.
Yip Moon-Chi and Yip Moon-Lam's older brother.
|Mimi Lo||Yip Moon-Lam
|Hung Kwok-Wai's wife.
Yip Moon-Chi and Yip Shang-Shing's younger sister.
|Ben Wong||Hung Kwok-Wai
|Yip Moon-Lam's husband.|
|Oscar Leung (梁烈唯)|
|Law Lok Lam (羅樂林)||Choi Chik-Hei
|Choi Ka-Wing, Choi Ka-Sing and Choi Ka-Bo's father.|
|Law Koon Lan (羅冠蘭)||Wong Suk-Kuen
|Choi Ka-Wing, Choi Ka-Sing and Choi Ka-Bo's mother.|
|Joel Chan||Yung Choh-Yu (Jason)
|Yung Wai-Yu's older brother.|
|Sherming Yiu (姚樂怡)||Grace
||Yip Shang-Shing's mistress.
Yip Moon-Lam's boss.
|Akina Hong (康華)||Ah Hung
|Single mother con artist.|
|Week||Episode||Average Points||Peaking Points||References|
||June 11–15, 2007||1 — 5||
||June 18–22, 2007||6 — 10||
||June 25–29, 2007||11 — 15||
||July 2–6, 2007||16 — 20||
Awards and nominations
- "Best Drama"
- "Best Actor in a Leading Role" (Sunny Chan - Choi Ka-Sing)
- "Best Actress in a Leading Role" (Christine Ng - Stella Yip Moon-Chi)
- "My Favourite Male Character Role" (Sunny Chan - Choi Ka-Sing)
- "My Favourite Female Character Role" (Christine Ng - Stella Yip Moon-Chi)