Welcome Home, My Love
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|Welcome Home, My Love
|Starring||Ho Kwai Lam
Zhu Mi Mi
|Ending theme||Xin Fu Cai Hong|
|Country of origin||Malaysia
|No. of episodes||25|
|Running time||60 minutes (approx.)|
|Original network||ntv7 (Malaysia)
MediaCorp Channel 8 (Singapore)
|Original release||18 May – 25 June 2009|
|Preceded by||The Iron Lady|
|Followed by||Romantic Delicacies
Your Hand In Mine
|Welcome Home, My Love|
Welcome Home, My Love (simplified Chinese: zh:快乐一家) is a Mandarin Chinese episodic drama produced jointly by Malaysian broadcaster Media Prima Berhad and Singaporean broadcaster MediaCorp TV. This drama serial consists of 25 episodes. It was the 14th joint production between the two companies, although the story lines are set in the suburbs of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It airs every Monday to Thursday, at 10:00 pm on ntv7. It also screened in Singapore on 5 October 2009 and ended on 6 November 2009 on every weekday night at 7:00 pm. Filmed in the Klang Valley area of Kuala Lumpur for three months from late October 2008, the 25-episode series brings together cast members from Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
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The Jiang family
|Ho Kwai Lam||Jiang Zhen Min||Father of 4 children|
|Steve Yap||Jiang Bo Wen||Eldest son
Loan Department Manager, later promoted to General Manager
|Tiffany Leong||Jiang Jia Ning||Eldest daughter
TV Studio Executive Producer
Gave birth to a son at the last episode
|Leslie Chai||Jiang Bo Cong||Younger son
Wan Qin's husband
An assistant in a travel agency, later retrenched
A business partner in a toy model retail store
|Mayjune Tan||Jiang Jia Tong||Younger daughter
|Zhu Mi Mi||Guo Chunmei||Ken's aunt|
|Apple Hong||Vivien Tan Huey Yan||Jiang Bo Wen's wife|
|Adam Chen||Ken Guo||Jiang Jia Ning's husband
|Chris Tong (Tong Bing Yu)||Zhang Wan Qin||Jiang Bo Cong's wife|
|Chen Puie Kong||Jiang Zhen Dong||Min's younger brother|
Nowadays, the young and ambitious focus on the pursuit of their goals and achieve successes at the expense of their families. Yet, when the going gets tough, people realise that nothing beats having the affectionate support and warm encouragement of one’s own family.
The series, Welcome Home, My Love tries to reflect, in a light-hearted manner, the process of rekindling long-forgotten family bonds. The family drama demonstrates conflicts and contradictions between traditional and modern values as it deals with various social issues such as materialism, unemployment, late marriage, irresponsible parenting, extramarital affairs and divorce.
The heart-warming tale of modern city life revolves around the working-class Jiang family headed by a conservative widowed father with traditional values who dotes on his four children.
At the core of the family is retired magazine chief editor Jiang Zhen Min (Ho Kwai Lam) who single-handedly brought up his children after his wife’s demise some 20 years ago.
To fulfil his wife’s dying wish, Zhen Min tries his best to provide his children with much love. However, they soon begin to pursue their own paths in life and a gap gradually grows between the father and his adult children.
- Jiang Bo Wen - His eldest son Bo Wen (Steve Yap) is secretly planning to migrate with his wife Vivien (Apple Hong) and their 10-year-old son. He sells his condominium and moves in with his father on the pretext of letting his son keep his grandfather company. Bo Wen and his wife work in the same bank. Trouble brews when he is suspected of having an affair with his superior and he nearly goes bankrupt playing the stock market.
- Jiang Bo Cong - The younger son, Bo Cong (Leslie Chai), finally becomes a father after years of marriage but the couple’s happiness is short-lived when he loses his job. Wan Qin (Chris Tong), who works in an electronics distribution company, becomes the family’s breadwinner while the indecisive Bo Cong becomes a househusband. Their financial woes soon drives a wedge into their relationship as he is also suspected of having an affair.
- Jiang Jia Ning - Zhen Min’s older daughter Jia Ning (Tiffany Leong) is a talented executive producer in a TV station who seems inclined to singlehood after a failed relationship. In the show, her days brighten up when she eventually meets Ken (Adam Chen), a photographer at her company who had returned from the US. After a whirlwind romance they settle down. The newly-weds are not eager to have a baby yet, but their meddling aunt (Chu Mi Mi) from Penang gives them an earful about the joys of parenthood.
- Jiang Jia Tong - Youngest daughter Jia Tong (Mayjune Tan) is the apple of her father’s eye. A happy-go-lucky college student, Jia Tong loves to eat cake and her dream is to open a pastry shop. Due to poor health during her childhood years, homebody Jia Tong is her father’s constant companion and she also cooks the family’s meals. Unfortunately, she falls for the wrong guy and suffers a major emotional setback. Through the course of the series, viewers will enjoy the tender moments when the family members offer love, support and encouragement to each other when they face the trials of life.
|Country||Aired (First episode)||End (Final episode)|
|Malaysia||18 May 2009||29 June 2009|
|Singapore||October 5, 2009||November 6, 2009|