Daddy at Home
Daddy at Home (企鹅爸爸) is a Singaporean television series which debuted on the local Chinese language channel Channel 8 on 2 November 2009. It stars Chen Hanwei, Li Nanxing , Dawn Yeoh , Ann Kok , Cynthia Koh & Adam Chen as the casts of the series. It was screened every night at 9pm from Monday to Friday.
|Daddy at Home|
|Created by||Winnie Wong 王尤红 |
Tang Yeow 陈耀
|Directed by||Wong Kuang Yong 黄光荣|
|Opening theme||男能可贵 by Cavin Soh|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|No. of episodes||20|
|Producer(s)||Winnie Wong 王尤红|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes per episode|
|Original network||MediaCorp TV Channel 8|
|Original release||2 November 2009 –|
15 March 2010
|Preceded by||Baby Bonus|
|Related shows||Nanny Daddy (2008)|
The series' Chinese title literally means "penguin father". As the series is about house husbands, the title was derived from the fact that Emperor penguins are the only penguin species of which the male is fully responsible for incubating the eggs.
|Chen Hanwei 陈汉玮||Ye Zhengkang 叶正康||Meihui's husband|
|Li Nanxing 李南星||Liu Bang 刘帮||Xinbei's husband|
|Ann Kok 郭舒贤||Yang Xinbei 杨欣北||Liu Bang's wife|
|Cynthia Koh 许美珍||Chen Meihui 陈美惠||Zhengkang's wife|
|Dawn Yeoh 姚懿珊||Xia Ruxuan 夏如萱||Xiyuan's tuition teacher and zhen feng's girlfriend|
|Adam Chen 詹金泉||Chen Jinfeng "Botak" 陈进峰||Meihui's younger brother and ruxuan's boyfriend|
|Yan Bingliang 严丙量||Yang Shuyong 杨树勇||Xinbei's father|
|Zhu Xiufeng 朱秀凤||Lin Aijuan 林爱娟||Xinbei's mother|
|Rachel Chua 蔡艾珈||Ye Xilei 叶希雷||Zhengkang and Meihui's daughter|
|Jarrett Lee 李弘||Ye Xiyuan 叶希源||Zhengkang and Meihui's son|
|Megan Goh 吴乐轩||Liu Si'en 刘思恩||Liu Bang and Xinbei's daughter|
|Bernard Tan 陈川之||Wyman||Xinbei's colleague and friend|
Liu Bang (Li Nanxing) is senior vice-president of a bank and takes great pride in his social standing. His friend Ye Zhengkang (Chen Hanwei) is a house husband who looks after the household and children while his wife Meihui (Cynthia Koh) owns a beauty parlour. Liu Bang, being a traditionalist, disapproves of this arrangement but Zhengkang is undaunted by the unwanted attention he occasionally receives due to his unusual "occupation".
However, the financial crisis hits Singapore and both Liu Bang and Zhengkang find themselves cash-strapped. Liu Bang in particular was the worst affected. As he had offended a superior years ago, he quickly became a target in the mass entrenchment. His wife Xinbei (Ann Kok) is forced to find a job to support the family. Liu Bang has to swallow his ego as he is suddenly forced to take over homemaker duties from his wife.
Meanwhile, Meihui's younger brother Jinfeng (Adam Chen) moves in with the family. The carefree happy-go-lucky Jinfeng falls head over heels for his nephew's tuition teacher Ruxuan (Dawn Yeoh) and tries his best to woo her.
Awards & Nominations
Daddy at Home earned several nominations at the 2010 Star Awards.The other dramas nominated for Best Drama Series are Together , Housewives' Holiday , Perfect Cut 2 & Reunion Dinner and Best Theme Songs are Together , Perfect Cut 2 ,Table of Glory and The Ulimatum
- The Series is repeating every weekend at 7am to 9am on Mediacorp Channel 8.