Star Awards 2009 红星大奖 2009: BEST DRAMA
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*all nominations are listed according to alphabetical order*
BEST DRAMA 最佳电视剧
- By My Side 不凡的爱
- Just in Singapore 一房半厅一水缸
- Love Blossoms I 心花朵朵开
- Perfect Cut 一切完美
- The Golden Path 黄金路
- The Little Nyonya 小娘惹
my 3 favourite dramas are up there — The Little Nyonya, Just in Singapore and The Golden Path!! yes, they are all productions of Ang Eng Tee 洪荣狄 :) i’d be really happy if any of them win!
but who knows? many years have passed where educational-sponsored dramas have taken the Best Drama title and not really deserved it, considering the other nominations! By My Side might just win based on this! and to be fair, this show has many fans, people like it! it managed to touch on a sensative issue, and bring it close to the people.
everyone expects The Little Nyonya to win, and why not?! it was a really good show, and it was engaging, and full of evil people. but its weak point was that it was too simple a story — it was either black or white, people was just good or bad, no grey, no conflicting struggles within a character.
Just in Singapore was a different kind of show — it was a heartlander-ish based drama, which was funny, and very close to ones heart. one could easily relate to the characters and their struggles for a better life; you cursed the selfish people, and felt pain for the ones who’ve been taken advantage of…
and as for The Golden Path, it was a story about family, greed, love, hate, revenge — a very powerful drama which in terms of production values, is so much more superior to The Little Nyonya. people struggled with their decisions; even the good characters made bad decisions. it was a very suspenseful drama, and the acting was brilliant!
Perfect Cut caused a craze, and a whole lot of loyal followers. although likened to a US series about plastic surgery, this drama brought plastic surgery and psychology closer to us. acting by the guest stars, i’ve heard, were brilliant. i’ve heard tons of praises for this show. this drama is the only Channel U drama which has been nominated in all the Star Awards so far. it stands a high chance of winning too. i’m quite sad that i’ve not watched the 1st season yet, ‘cos they’re airing the 2nd season soon. i should really get down to watching it.
i can confidently say that Love Blossoms won’t win this year. although i personally feel that it’s the best mega-drama (i didn’t see Holland V, saw all the rest), it has no chance this year, ‘cos the rest of the nominations are just too strong. sure, this was a nice drama about family, but not strong in production values. there was too much of things going round-and-round, repeating the same thing again and again, and bickering, shouting. there was just too much of it!
(edit: i didn’t see Perfect Cut, so i can’t judge it, and i didn’t finish watching By My Side.)
i’d like to win: “Just in Singapore” (based on the fact that i wouldn’t mind watching it again and again and again!)
what would win: “The Little Nyonya” (based on the fact that it’s the biggest thing which has happened on Singapore TV in 20 years!)
MORE THOUGHTS (by Kim):
What I Think Will Win: “The Little Nyonya”
Why I Think It Will Win:
i think it will win because this show had and still has a blockbuster number of fans. although the plot was simple it still managed to portray what life was like back then, and still remain dramatic and as realistic as possible. another reason why i think it will win is the acting… i think that all the actors and actresses performed very well and made signature roles for themselves.
What I Want To Win: “Just In Singapore”
Why I Want It To Win:
i want “Just In Singapore” to win because it really portrays the lifestyles and habits of the residents who live in one-room flats, and make it heart-warming and hilarious at the same time. the acting in “Just In Singapore” was very convincing and well acted. even though i did not watch this show from beginning to the end, i enjoyed it so much that i will always remember it.
(by Shi Liang)