Love Blossoms II

Love Blossoms II (simplified Chinese: 心花朵朵开 II) is the second part of the long-running Chinese drama produced by Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp Channel 8. It stars Chen Shucheng , Ivy Lee , Felicia Chin , Zhang Yaodong , Terence Cao , Zheng Geping & Chew Chor Meng as the casts of the series. It is the sequel of Love Blossoms. It is shown on weekdays at 7pm.

Love Blossom II
(心花朵朵开 II)
GenreModern Drama
StarringChen Shucheng
Ivy Lee
Felicia Chin
Zhang Yaodong
Terence Cao
Zheng Geping
Chew Chor Meng
Opening theme完整 by Cavin Soh
Ending theme1) 太习惯 by Cavin Soh
2) 心花朵朵开 by Cavin Soh
3) 无可取代 by Cavin Soh
4) 算数 by Cai Meiyi
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes55
Production
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes per episode
Release
Original networkMediaCorp TV Channel 8
Original release2 December 2008 
9 February 2009
Chronology
Related showsLove Blossoms
External links
Website

Part 1 consisted of 58 episodes,[1] while Part 2 had 55 episodes. From 2 January 2009, two episodes were aired in a two-hour slot on Fridays from 1900 hours to 2100 hours.

Cast

Tao Family

Actor Character(s)
Chen Shucheng
陈澍城
Tao Dashun
Ivy Lee
李锦梅
Tao Zijing
Felicia Chin
陈凤玲
Tao Haitong
Constance Song
宋怡霏
Tao Linglan
Ya Hui
雅慧
Tao Wenzhu
Terence Cao
曹国辉
Yu Wenhao

Yun Family

Actor Character(s)
Patricia Mok
莫小玲
Big Mouthed Witch
Yun Caixia
Rayson Tan
陈泰銘
Kang Qingxiong
Jin Yinji
金银姬
Su Bao Zuan
Zheng Geping
郑各评
Yun Kaiwang
Ng Xin Yi
黄馨仪
Yun Feifei

Pan Family

Actor Character(s)
Yvonne Lim
林湘萍
Pan Jiaqi
潘佳琦
Richard Low
刘谦益
Peter Pan
Old Peter
Cavin Soh
苏梽诚
Young Peter
Priscelia Chan
曾诗梅
Erbo

Yu Family

Actor Character(s)
Eelyn Kok
郭蕙雯
Yu Meiwei
Huang Wenyong
黃文永
Yu Dong Cheng
Lin Meijiao
林梅娇
Pan Qiulian

Wang Family

Actor Character(s)
Chew Chor Meng
周初明
Wang Zhongkun
Wang Yuqing
王昱清
Wang Zhonghui (Anthony)
Zhang WeiWang Junling
Evelyn TanWang Zhongmin
Melody ChenAmy
Hong GuoruiWang Fa

Other Casts

Actor Character(s)
Aileen Tan
陈丽贞
Daisy Ma
Adam Chen
詹金泉
Guo Zipeng
Vivian Lai
赖怡伶
Fan Fan
Zhang Yaodong
张耀栋
Machi Ma Daji
Chen Tianwen
陈天文
Lu Gua

Minor characters

Actor Character(s)
Chen HuihuiNancy
Renfred NgZhiyang

Music

Song title Performer Type of Song
完整 Cavin Soh Theme Song
太习惯 Cavin Soh Sub Theme Song
心花朵朵开 Cavin Soh Sub Theme Song
无可取代 Cavin Soh Sub Theme Song
算数 Cai Meiyi Sub Theme Song

Synopsis

Tao family

Although Linglan (Constance Song) and Wenhao (Terence Cao) are reunited with the family, Dashun (Chen Shucheng) is unable to bask in family bliss. Wenhao is unable to assimilate into the family as he feels that Dashun acknowledged him only because his mother has died. Lu Gua's (Chen Tianwen) greed and laziness irks Haitong (Felicia Chin) and they get into frequent confrontations because of Tao Nursery.

When Wenzhu's (Ya Hui) condition improves after rest. She decides to further her studies abroad. Wenhao takes the opportunity to announce that he has to go to Australia to settle his mother's estate. With his children leaving him one by one, Dashun feels a sense of loss especially when Zijing is missing.

Without Daji (Zhang Yaodong) helping her, Haitong has to manage Tao Garden and E28, the hamper-selling branch of Tao Garden, on her own. Her ex-boyfriend Zipeng (Adam Chen) tries to rekindle their relationship and although Haitong makes it clear that she is not interested, Zipeng joins E28 on the pretext that he is protecting Haitong from Lu Gua's bullying.

When Daji returns, he is not pleased with Zipeng's presence but respects Haitong's arrangement.

Wenhao returns from Australia feeling that his parents had not genuinely loved him. He suggests that Dashun mortgage his house to buy Tao Garden for him. Dashun is reluctant and Wenhao decides to leave home.

Daji's aunt Daisy (Aileen Tan) returns to Singapore after leaving from her job in the USA. She does not get along well with Haitong due to her previous cohabitation with Zipeng.

Before Linglan's daughter Yiling (Chen Chuxuan) leaves for farther studies in Australia, Lu Gua sneaks into her room and tries to start sexual activities with her. In a fit of anger, Linglan drives Lu Gua away.

Zipeng loses all his possessions in the stock market and is desperate for money. With Lu Gua's help, he kidnaps Haitong, but when her claustrophobia acts up, he releases her without demanding a ransom. When he is chased by the police, he commits suicide, slitting his throat.

After the incident with Lu Gua, Yiling's behaviour goes from bad to worse. At a party, her cocktail was drugged, and she was pictured nude. She beat the boy who had raped her to a pulp.

Linglan wants to leave the country with Yiling, but Dashun chides her, advising her to turn her in to the police. Linglan is saddened but agrees with Dashun that it is the best decision.

Haitong and Daji eventually marry despite the tough test their relationship went through. Haitong realizes that she has a heart ailment when she is pregnant and faces the possibility of an abortion.

Wenhao contracts liver cirrhosis which might develop into liver failure. When Dashun donates part of his liver to him, Wenhao realises that Dashun loves him after all.

Yun family

Zijing (Ivy Lee) was in a coma for three months after her accident. When she regains consciousness, she realizes that she has been saved by Wang Zhongkun (Chew Chor Meng). Zijing is desolate, not knowing what the future holds for her and is reluctant to return home in an undignified state. Zhongkun, a victim of a gambling addiction, decides to help her re-establish her confidence.

When Zijing and Kaiwang (Zheng Geping) meet again, he pleads for a reunion. Zijing does not want to live in an insecure future. Kaiwang does not understand and, coupled with Caixia's (Patricia Mok) instigation, misunderstands that Zijing and Zhongkun are on intimate terms. Their matrimonial harmony is at stake.

Pressured by Caixia's tight scrutiny, Qingxiong (Rayson Tan) invests his savings in a gem mine and is cheated. He runs off, abandoning his family and business.

With her husband leaving behind massive debts, Caixia turns to her family for help. Little did she know that she had angered them one time too many. They refuse to help her, and Caixia is left to work for her own food and lodging.

Kaiwang works hard to clear his financial problems hoping to attain Zijing's approval. Coincidentally, Zhongkun is diagnosed with Spinocerebellar ataxia, a terminal illness. Zijing is at a loss on whether to return to Kaiwang or stay to look after Zhongkun.

Suddenly, Qingxiong returns and pleads for his wife's forgiveness. Jason pleads along but never gives up. He tricks Caixia into coming into his house and Caixia accepts him.

Zijing decides the go overseas with Zhongkun. Kaiwang is extremely sad but accepts her decision. However, Feifei secretly pleads Zhongkun not to take Zijing away from her. Zhongkun is devastated when Feifei tells him it is better for him to suffer rather than the whole Yun family.

Zhongkun leaves his home secretly, without Zijing's knowledge, the next day. He settles down in a nursing home where he is reconciled with Zhonghui, who tells him that he was now part of their family. Kaiwang meets with Zhongkun and arranges for Zijing to send him and Zhongmin off to the airport.

Zijing decides to return to Kaiwang on the advise of Dashun, Linglan, Haitong and Daji. She packed her bags and quietly returned to Kaiwang's flat, not knowing that a surprise party had been planned for her.

After all they have gone through, Caixia and Qingxiong have changed for the better. They are forgiven by Kaiwang, Zijing and Baozuan. Not long after, Zijing is found to be pregnant. She gives birth to twin boys, to the delight of Kaiwang and Baozuan.

Pan family

Jiaqi (Yvonne Lim) is Kaiwang's new neighbour and lives with her father Old Peter (Richard Low) and brother Jiaqiang (Cavin Soh). Jiaqiang falls in love with Erbo (Priscelia Chan) and constantly teams up with his father to tease Caixia, who bullies Erbo frequently.

Jiaqi's friend Fan Fan (Vivian Lai) co-owns a bakery with Jiaqi and falls in love with Wenhao, who turns out to be her ex-classmate. Old Peter 'approves' of Wenhao when he first sees him and takes advantage of Erbo and Jiaqiang's wedding to bring he and Jiaqi closer.

After Erbo and Jiaqiang come back from their honeymoon, Old Peter is found to have senile dementia. Baozuan is employed to take care of Old Peter when Jiaqiang and Jiaqi are at work.

While tidying up Old Peter's room, Jiaqi finds evidence that she is not Old Peter's real daughter. Her real father turns up to be Wang Fa (Hong Guorui), the father of Zhigang (Ben Yeo), Wenzhu's ex-boyfriend.

When Wenhao first suggested that Wang Fa could be frauding, Jiaqi is displeased. However, after secretly removing a strand of his hair from his flat and sending it for DNA testing, she finds that Wenhao was right about Wang Fa. She reports Wang Fa to the police for fraud.

Jiaqi and Wenhao fall in love and marry. Fan Fan is not best pleased but accepts that Wenhao and Jiaqi love each other.

Overall

Lu Gua was caught by the police when he tried to extort money from Linglan. He was sentenced to death for drug-trafficking, rape, attempted murder and possession of gay pornographic materials (obscenity). Linglan is happy that she and Yiling were rid of him at last.

On Christmas Day, the Tao, Yun and Pan families gather at Dashun's house for a celebration. Yiling had been released from prison and Wenzhu was back with a new boyfriend. There were four babies present, Kaiwang and Zijing's twins, Haitong and Daji's son and Jiaqiang and Erbo's daughter Ziqing. When they were about to toast to the unity of their families, Wenhao announces that Jiaqi was pregnant. The whole house was full of joy as love blossomed among them.

Far away in Switzerland, Zhongkun, racked with atrophy, held up a drawing of Zijing he had made earlier, before he had learnt of his disease. He could only manage to hold it upside down. He wept as he thought of Zijing and her happy family many miles away back in Singapore.

Production notes

  • This drama was given a two-hour slot from 7pm-9pm on Fridays and is one of the few dramas to be given two slots on weekdays (another includes The Little Nyonya).
  • In the midst of filming, the actor playing Wang Zhongkun, Chew Chor Meng, was diagnosed with Kennedy's disease, causing him to limp. On Dec 19, 2008, he confirmed this during a church event, admitting that he had hid his disease from the public since September 2008.
  • Xin Hua Hua (portrayed by Alaric Tay), a "noose" anchor of comedy-satire The Noose from season six, spoofed the Chinese name of the series.

2010 accolades

Star Awards 2010

Awards
Category Award Recipients (if any) Result
Star Awards 2010 Show 1 红星大奖2010 上半场 Young Talent Award 青平果奖Ng Xin Yi 黄馨仪Nominated
Unforgettable Villain 最难忘电视大反派Chen Tianwen
陈天文
Nominated
Patricia Mok
莫小玲
Nominated

See also

References

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