BEST

BEST DRAMAS!!

The Little Nyonya 小娘惹 (Xiao Niang Re; 2008/9): 4.8/5.0 (EXCELLENT!) tentative
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The Golden Path 黄金路 (Huang Jin Lu; 2007/8): 4.6/5.0 (EXCELLENT)

Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸 (Yi Fang Ban Ting Yi Shui Gang; 2008): 4.5/5.0 (Very Good)

Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开 (Xin Hua Duo Duo Kai; 2008): 4.4/5.0 (Very Good)

Crime Busters x2 叮当神探 (Ding Dang Shen Tan; 2008): 4.2/5.0 (Very Good)
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BEST ACTORS

Tay Ping Hui as Huang Kaijie in “The Golden Path 黄金路”
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Chen Hanwei as Chen Bufan in “By My Side 不凡的爱”
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BEST ACTRESSES

Ann Kok as Lin Xiuhui in “La Femme 绝对佳人”
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Jeanette Aw as Huang Juxiang/ Shanben Yueniang in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTORS

Zhu Houren as Tang Weiye in “The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点”
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Zzen as Wang Tianbao in “Rhythm of Life 变奏曲” and as Robert Zhang in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESSES

Patricia Mok as Sammi in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开” and as Mary in “Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸”
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Li Yinzhu as ‘zi-dong sao’ in “Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸”
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Lin Meijiao as Guihua in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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MOST IMPROVED ACTOR/ACTRESS (award coined by HK-TVB)

Zzen as Wang Tianbao in “Rhythm of Life 变奏曲” and as Robert Zhang in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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Apple Hong as Qianqian in “Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸” and as Huang Meiyu in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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Joanne Peh as Huang Kaiqi in “The Golden Path 黄金路”, Chen Shuxian in “The Truth 谜图”, Rainie in “Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战” and as Huang Yuzhu in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”

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Ng Hui as Gu Xiaolei in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”, as Zheng Wanyu in “The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点”, and as Ah-tao in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”

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PERFECT MALE CHARACTER (inspiration from VV Drama’s ‘Perfect Man 完美男人’ prize)

[somewhat similar to the Top 8 Most Likeable Male Lead Characters (results by online voting and revealed at the Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008):

  1. Ma Tianwu (Christopher Lee) in Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战
  2. Li Junjie (Christopher Lee) in Rhythm of Life 变奏曲
  3. Yousuke Yamamoto (Dai Yangtian) in The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
  4. Fang Youfang (Dai Yangtian) in Taste of Love 缘之烩
  5. Lin Bang (Huang Wenyong) in Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸
  6. Chen Buqun (Elvin Ng) in By My Side 不凡的爱
  7. Chen Bufan (Chen Hanwei) in By My Side 不凡的爱
  8. Sun Jiaming (Pierre Png) in The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点]

others:

Cui Peng as Yan Feipeng in “Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战”
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Qi Yuwu as Chen Xi in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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PERFECT FEMALE CHARACTER (inspiration from VV Drama’s ‘Perfect Woman 完美女人’ prize)

[somewhat similar to the Top 8 Most Likeable Female Lead Characters (results by online voting and revealed at the Channel 8 Countdown Party 2008):

  1. Huang Juxiang (Jeanette Aw) in The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
  2. Shanben Yueniang (Jeanette Aw) in The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
  3. Chen Xiaorou (Jeanette Aw) in Rhythm of Life 变奏曲
  4. Lin Keyi (Jeanette Aw) in The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点
  5. Tao Haitong (Felicia Chin) in Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开
  6. Lin Fei (Felicia Chin) in The Golden Path 黄金路
  7. Lin Kexin (Fann Wong) in The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点
  8. Zhang Yuhang (Rui-en) in By My Side 不凡的爱]

others:

Dawn Yeoh as Wang Sixing in “Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战”
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Jesseca Liu as Liu Zhiling in “Rhythm of Life 变奏曲”
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Ng Hui as Tao in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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“PERFECT PARENT(S)”

Chen Shucheng as Tao Dashun in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”
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MOST INSPIRATIONAL CHARACTER(S)

Rui-en as Zhang Yuhang in “By My Side 不凡的爱”
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Jeanette Aw as Huang Juxiang in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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PEOPLE TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2009!!

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Dai Yangtian. duh. winning 2/8 of the ‘Top 8 Most Likeable Male Lead Characters 年度8大最喜爱的男角色‘ for the ONLY 2 roles he’s played is by no means an easy feat. it’s amazing. he’ll be acting in the ping-pong drama “乒乓圆”.

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Eelyn Kok – she’s versatile. she can be utterly miserable as Yu Meiwei in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”, and the heartless, selfish, spoilt, and ‘black-hearted’ Huang Zhenzhu in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”… :) (PS i like the pattern of her blouse in the pic above!)

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Joshua Ang of Jack Neo’s “I Not Stupid” fame. after NS, he signed on with Mediacorp. most know of his wonderful acting skills portrayed in “I Not Stupid” and “Homerun”. look out for him in the ping-pong drama “乒乓圆”, where he romances Teresa Tseng of Campus Superstar fame.

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Paige Chua – this newcomer appeared in 2008 and has done 3 dramas (“Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸”, “La Femme 绝对佳人” and “Crime Busters x2 叮当神探”) already. she looks set to rise up to bigger challenges, especially after her turn as a mentally disturbed forensic pathologist in “Crime Busters x2 叮当神探”.

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Rebecca Lim – she had 3 roles (“The Truth 谜图”, “The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点” & “Crime Busters x2 叮当神探”) in 2008… although only her role in “The Truth 谜图” was major. looking forward to seeing her more, as her acting is promising!

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Jerry Yeo from Star Search 2007 fame. he played Jesseca Liu’s goody-two-shoes brother in “Beach.Ball.Babes 球爱大战” where he tried romancing Dawn Yeoh’s character, and then he guest-starred and played the mentally unsound genius in “Crime Busters x2 叮当神探”. i was impressed by his role, however small, in “Crime Busters x2 叮当神探”. it seemed so real and looked so real that it freaked me out.

SURPRISE OF THE YEAR!!

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Dai Yangtian – from China, he was signed on by Mediacorp in 2007. virtually unknown, he made his debut in “Taste of Love 缘之烩”. then he was cast in the mega-drama of the year, and most people didn’t know who on earth he was. but that role was all he needed, and he shot to fame with that ONE SINGLE ROLE – Yamamoto Yousuke in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”. Yousuke had only appeared for about 5 episodes before he was killed off, but that was enough. EVERYONE was curious and dying to know who this handsome, charming and gentlemanly guy was. from an unknown actor, he shot up to the top, in a little less than a year — and won (by online votes) 2/8 of the ‘Top 8 Most Likable Male Lead Characters 年度8大最喜爱的男角色‘ – for “Taste of Love 缘之烩” and and “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”. this just proves that roles really can make or break an actor/actress.

WORST

WORST DRAMAS!!

Nanny Daddy 奶爸百分百 (Nai Ba Bai Fen Bai; 2008): 2.2/5.0 (Below Average)

The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点 (Fei Teng Bing Dian; 2008): 2.4/5.0 (Below Average)

Kinship II 手足 II (Shou Zu II; 2007/8): 3.0/5.0 (Fair)
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By My Side 不凡的爱 (Bu Fan De Ai; 2008): 3.1/5.0 (Fair)
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Rhythm of Life 变奏曲 (Bian Zou Qu; 2008): 3.2/5.0 (Fair)

“WORST PARENT(S)”

Nelson Chia and Patricia Mok as Robert and Mary in “Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸”
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MOST IRRITATING CHARACTER(S)

Patricia Mok as Sammi in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”
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Chen Tianwen as Lu Gua in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”
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WHO IS THE MOST EVIL?

Tay Ping Hui as Huang Kaijie in “The Golden Path 黄金路”
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Zzen as Robert Zhang in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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Patricia Mok as Sammi in “Love Blossoms 心花朵朵开”
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Ng Hui as Zheng Wanyu in “The Defining Moment 沸腾冰点”
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Lin Meijiao as Guihua in “The Little Nyonya 小娘惹”
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ANYMORE???

OK, i think i’m finally done! hope you all enjoy reading this post! let’s cheer to the wonderful year 2008!! :)

THANK YOU to all the actors, actresses, and every single behind-the-scenes personnel – scriptwriters, directors, editors, cameramen, soundmen etc.- EVERYONE who made our dramas possible, and drama-watching enjoyable! to all of you I HEREBY EXTEND MY DEEPEST THANKS.

*all photos are property of Mediacorp


  1. haha qingling. too paiseh to write arh?nvm de la. I help u write: worst rhyhtm of life! hahahahahahahahaha.no no la

  2. lol

    lol. worse not written…

  3. Jaymie

    Yes!Another entertaining year of dramas.Well,rhythm of life was OH-KAAY. Just the dying and re-living part totally killed the drama’s logic.Had many dramas with my fav actors and actresses so i’m satisfied!Looking forward to a 2009 of nice dramas again!

  4. ok…. I see it… up there…..I am so smart….I knew rhythm of life will make it there…and nanny daddy…sun understand y nanny daddy can go to malaysia….hahaha….I understand….cas malaysia standard is nanny daddy standard… no gdd…actually no la….liaa was nice and funny…I love tt show…I keep on listening the love blossoms 2 theme…so nice…bb….

  5. UPDATED!!! :)

    [Jaymie]: yup… i’m quite satisfied too! but i still think 2007 was a much better year! looking forward to new 2009 dramas!!

    [rhythm of life]: haha. yup. BZQ is up there! and DUH, Nanny Daddy… haha

    qingling~

  6. debbie

    After watching all the past year dramas, my favourite dramas are the golden path, just in singapore, crime buster x2, beach ball babes, By My sides, rhythm of life , kinship 1 & 2 & little nyonya. I like the golden path, rhythm of life,kinship 1 & 2, crime buster x2 music. I am so surprised how come Kinship 1 & 2 are the worst drama.Any way, Kinship 1 & 2 drama are over.The music is very nice. But at least I remember the music for 2007.But honestly, I don’t remember the lyrices for the past year drama.2007 & 2008 dramas are nice. I do enjoyed watching the dramas. I notice quite a number of actors & actress’s acting are quite good. I am glad that their acting have improved a lot & there are a lot of breakthrough roles for them.

    Anyway, I am looking forward for this year dramas like the dream-catcher, The Ultimatum, Your Hand In Mine & Shaolin Warriors.I think many people will watch the the Ultimatum & Shaolin Warriors.Inside this drama, there is ah jie & ah ge.The most important things is to catch the attention to the audiences & find the suitable singer or music that is suitable for the drama. I know it is not easy to find popular singers in singapore.

    Sorry for entering your blog. By the way, do you know when is the “Untold Beauty” Movie is going to show on the theatre.

    “Happy New Year To You”

    Cheers,

    Debbie Wee

  7. [debbie]: i only put “Kinship II” as one of the worst dramas — the plot was just messy and totally lost there already. it was like they didn’t know what to do with the story, but just had to finish it off.

    hmmm? entering my blog?

    actually, i have no idea what movie “Untold Beauty” is. sorry.

    thanks for entering your views :)

    Best wishes for the new year,
    qingling~

  8. Kite

    i thought the worst drama was The Truth (from the start to the end, i didnt catch what was going on!). oh, and i think you shld include Liu Qianyi in most “unreal” character. where will got ppl die liao want the treasure map to be buried with him, saying even if he die, he must find the treasure!?!?!?

  9. [Kite]: actually, i thought it was pretty suspenseful! haha :) so i guess you’re like my sis – she hated the show!

    i wouldn’t say he is the most ‘unreal’ character, ‘cos people really do all sorts of things out of greed. they were all obsessed with finding the treasure that their whole lives revolved around it… they were totally blinded by greed. so i guess it’s really very possible. even though they were going to die, that was, well… the only goal in their life, and had to accomplish it!

    qingling~

  1. 1 a new plan! « ~i’m the girl who reviews: TVB~

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