Metamorphosis (TV series)

Metamorphosis (simplified Chinese: 破茧而出; traditional Chinese: 破繭而出, "Breaking Out Of The Shell" in Chinese; billed as Gangster Love in the Philippines) is a Singaporean Chinese action thriller drama which is being telecast on Singapore's free-to-air channel, MediaCorp TV Channel 8. It made its debut on 18 September 2007, screening at 9 PM every night on weekdays. The serial consists of 20 episodes. In the last few episodes, the serial recorded a viewership rate of over 1 million and was awarded the "Best Drama Series Award" in the Star Awards 2007. Yvonne Lim also received the "Best Actress Award" in the same event.

GenrePolice procedural drama
Written byPhang Kai Yee 彭凯毅
Lim Gim Lan 林锦兰
StarringRui En
Chen Hanwei
Terence Cao
Yvonne Lim
Thomas Ong
Opening theme斗神 by Daren Tan Sze Wei
Ending theme背叛 by Chew Sin Huey, Daren Tan Sze Wei
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s)Chinese
No. of episodes20
Producer(s)Yeo Saik Pin 杨锡彬
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes
Original networkMediaCorp
Original releaseSeptember 18 
October 15, 2007
Preceded byLike Father, Like Daughter
Followed byDear, Dear Son-in-Law
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Main Cast

Cast Role
Rui EnAn Xiaoqian
Chen HanweiOuyang Li
Terence CaoDi Lun
Yvonne LimSheryl Wen Wanrou
Thomas OngHu Xicun

Supporting Cast

Cast Role
Chen GuohuaCao Zhongming
Ng HuiMya Sun Meiya
Julian HeeLeo Meng Tianbao
Ix ShenRyan Hou
Nick ShenZhang Shaoqi
Hong Hui FangOuyang Su
Nathaniel HoWen Pinliang

Special Appearances

Cast Role
Brandon WongRattlesnake
Huang YiliangRed Pig
Ong Ai LengBlood Rose
Cavin SohJin Yongjian
Adam ChenKe Mingde
Richard LowAn Guoxiong
Wang YuqingZhao Baoqiang
Rayson TanZhao Shiqiang
Bryan WangLeon
Carole LinMelinda Guan
Alan TernLiu Hansheng
May PhuaGina Cheng

Awards and Nominations

Category Recipients (if any) Result
Best Actress
Yvonne Lim
Best Drama Serial


WeekDateAverage Number of audience in five weekdays
(Rounded off to nearest thousand)
Week 118 September 2007 to 21 September 2007678,000
Week 223 September 2007 to 27 September 2007674,000
Week 31 October 2007 to 5 October 2007720,000
Week 48 October 2007 to 12 October 2007722,000
Series Finale15 October 2007786,000


The serial generated largely positive reviews from critics and recorded a viewership of over a million in its final episodes.

See also

Preceded by
The Shining Star
Star Awards for Best Drama Serial
Succeeded by
The Little Nyonya
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