Housewives’ Holiday 煮妇的假期
this drama starts on 4th March 2009, at 9pm on Channel 8.
Hong Huifang as Chen Simei, Ann Kok as Alice, Xiang Yun as Ai Qin, Brandon Wong as Chen Weibin, Yao Wenlong as Zhang Jia Sheng, Rayson Tan as Brian
Three housewives become friends when they worked together to nab a thief that stole bras from the neighbourhood.
Each housewife is different in character. Chen Si Mei, 42, is very thrifty and looks out for small advantages. Alice, 40, is the modern one, who enjoys making herself look good. Zhong Ai Qin, 39, is a natural worrier.
Alice looks down on the others and pretends she’s a rich tai tai. Si Mei, in a bid to stand up to Alice, lies that her husband is a rich businessman.
Each has a different set of problems – a philandering husband, interfering in-laws and marriages that have lost their romance.
All things come to a head when Alice discovers her husband has a mistress. Ai Qin, too is shocked when her suspicions about her husband is confirmed. Si Mei is devastated when she finds that her husband has resumed his gambling habit again.
The three women, who had been fighting secretly amongst one another, realise they are all in the same boat. All their sacrifices for their families had come to a nought. It was time for them to live for themselves.
They decide to go for a long holiday and set off without saying goodbye to their families. Their disappearances cause chaos in their families.
Ai Qin decides to divorce her husband but her husband pleads for forgiveness. Alice is touched by her husband, Jia Sheng’s sincerity and forgives him. Si Mei returns home and realises that her husband has finally kicked the gambling habit.
does this drama remind anyone of “La Femme”? Ann Kok’s part of the trio again! haha :) and Yao Wenlong’s in here too – and as a husband who is having an affair. AGAIN!
what’s different is that this drama will concentrate on people in the heartlands. Hong Huifang’s character lives in a 3-room flat; Xiang Yun’s character lives in a 4-room flat; and Ann Kok’s character lives in a 5-room flat.
i think there will be more comedy in this drama than “La Femme”. i think it’s guranteed to be ‘less serious’ than “La Femme”. OK, i should stop comparing it to “La Femme”!!! haha :)
wait a moment. i just visited the forum, and saw the comparison to HK-TVB drama “The Family Link”, which was a drama about housewives. OMG. it’s almost exactly the same!!
- Hong Huifang’s character with Kiki Sheung’s character — the ‘ugly’ housewife
- Ann Kok’s character with Cecilia Yip’s character — the ‘so-called’ taitai
- Xiang Yun’s character with Sheren Tang’s character — the ‘once-pretty-but-has-now-neglected-her-looks’ housewife; a worrier
i’m pretty amazed that in the show, Ann Kok’s supposed to be older than Xiang Yun! another notable point i gathered from the forum is that (and now i remember) Xiang Yun played Ann Kok’s MOTHER in “Kinship”!!! other than that… Hong Huifang really looks so horrible! haha :)
i like the fact that actors and actresses — Hong Huifang, Xiang Yun, Brandon Wong, Yao Wenlong and Rayson Tan, who are always playing supporting roles (with the exception of Ann Kok) are given the chance to play the leading roles! it gives us a break from the princesses and ah-ges, who i think are over-worked, ‘cos we see them in every other show :)
hmm… it’s from the same people as “Nanny Daddy”! i see. i really really DIDN’T LIKE that show.
anyway, it’s a rather simple plot, i don’t know how it’ll fair, but i’ll be watching… more updates when i’ve seen more episodes!! :)
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