Tiger Mum

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Tiger Mum
虎妈来了
GenreDrama
Family
Written byAng Eng Tee 洪荣狄
Directed by方傢福 Png Keh Hock
任海曜
胡凉财 Oh LiangCai
Starring Huang Biren 黄碧仁
Yao Wenlong 姚彣隆
Julie Tan 陈欣淇
Ian Fang 方伟杰
Jeffrey Xu 徐鸣杰
Aloysius Pang 冯伟衷
Bonnie Loo 罗美仪
Jayley Woo 胡佳琪
Opening themeUnknown (未知数) by Bonnie Loo
Ending theme(No commentaries for News Tonight)
Country of originSingapore
Original language(s) Mandarin, with some English dialogue
No. of episodes20 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Jasmine Woo 邬毓琳
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes
Release
Original network Mediacorp Channel 8
Picture format16:9 Widescreen
Original release9 April 
6 May 2015
Chronology
Preceded by Life Is Beautiful
Followed by Mind Game
Related shows Hero (2016)
External links
Website

Tiger Mum (Chinese: 虎妈来了) is a Singaporean family drama produced and telecast on MediaCorp Channel 8. The drama began production in November 2014. The series made is run from 9 April to 6 May 2015. The show aired at 9pm on weekdays and had a repeat telecast at 8am the following day. It had a repeat telecast at 4.30pm to 6.30pm on weekends after succeeding Crescendo .

Contents

This is the second drama appearance of veteran actress Huang Biren since her return to the entertainment industry after a seven-year hiatus. Huang plays the title character in the show. a controlling and demanding tiger mother character. The series is sponsored by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.

With the show's viewership constantly breaking the 1 million mark, and its finale attracting more than 1.06 million viewers, Tiger Mum has been named the Top Rated Drama of Year 2015 at the recently held Star Awards 2016. [1] This is the second consecutive time a drama starring Huang Biren (after Three Wishes in 2014) has managed to take the top viewership spot.

Plot

He Xuemei (Huang Biren) is a senior prison officer. As she is known for her stern demeanour and authoritative manner, the prisoners nicknamed her “Tigress”. Someone just has to shout “Tigress is here”, and everyone will put on their best behaviour to avoid being marked by “Tigress”. However, behind that steel veneer is a heart of gold. She cares about the prisoners, and often encourages them to improve themselves so that they will be able to earn a living upon their release from prison. Occasionally, she also helps them to resolve their personal problems. Chen Kai (Yao Wenlong) lost his wife in the early years of their marriage. He is sapped juggling between managing his career and raising four children, Huixin (Julie Tan), Haowei (Ian Fang), Haolian (Aloysius Pang), and Huiyan (Bonnie Loo), who differ markedly in character. Much as Chen Kai would like to be a good father, he is drifting apart from his children. Xuemei does not mind that Chen Kai is a father of four. Neither is Chen Kai put off by Xuemei’s self-deprecating remark that she is “not pretty, not gentle and not thoughtful”. The two of them hit it off and decide to enter into a relationship with marriage in the cards. The four children resist Xuemei’s intrusion into their lives and are determined to join hands to fend off “the invasion of Tiger Mum”. In the end, will Xuemei the “Tigress” win the children’s hearts? Will her relationship with Chen Kai receive their blessings?

Cast

Main cast

CastRoleDescriptionEpisodes Appeared
Huang Biren
黄碧仁
He Xuemei (贺雪美)Mdm Hor, Tigress (老虎), Tiger Mum (虎妈), Wonder Woman (神奇女侠)
Senior prison officer
He Shengmei's older sister
Married Chen Kai in episode 20
1-20
Yao Wenlong
姚彣隆
Chen Kai (陈凯)'Your Home Living' owner
Chen Huixin, Chen Haowei, Chen Haolian and Chen Huiyan's father
1-20
Julie Tan
陈欣淇
Chen Huixin (陈慧欣)Canola (油菜花), My Dear Jiejie (My Dear姐姐)
Online fashion designer
Chen Kai's eldest daughter
Chen Haowei, Chen Haolian and Chen Huiyan's elder sister
1, 3-20
Ian Fang
方伟杰
Chen Haowei (陈浩威)Works at Ivan's office
Chen Kai's eldest son
Chen Huixin's younger brother
Chen Haolian and Chen Huiyan's elder brother
Likes Wang Rouya but gave her up and fell in love with Zoe in episode 20
1-20
Aloysius Pang
冯伟衷
Chen Haolian (陈浩廉)Secondary School Student
Chen Kai's youngest son
Chen Huixin and Chen Haowei's youngest brother
Chen Huiyan's elder brother
Abigail's ex-classmate and boyfriend
1-20
Bonnie Loo
罗美仪
Chen Huiyan(陈慧妍)Secondary School Student
Chen Kai's youngest daughter
Chen Huixin, Chen Haowei and Chen Haolian's youngest sister
Nat Tan's girlfriend but was dumped in episode 11
Angel Lim's schoolmate, bully and rival in love but eventually became good friends with her
1-20

Supporting cast

CastRoleDescriptionEpisodes Appeared
Jeffrey Xu
徐鸣杰
Zhang Guoqiang 张国强Prisoner 6412
Chef
Accepted by a university
Likes He Xuemei ends up in love with Chen Huixin in episode 20
1, 3-20
Jayley Woo
胡佳琪
AbigailFormer Prostitute
Liu Jinmai's daughter
Chen Haolian's ex-classmate and girlfriend
Darren’s sister
1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 20
Rayson Tan
陈泰铭
Ivan EngVillain
Chen Haowei's boss
Chased Chen Haowei out in episode 18 but was stopped by Mr Sim.
1-
Brandon Wong
黄炯耀
Robert LeowChen Kai's colleague; 'Your Home Living' second owner3-
Belinda Lee
李心钰
Mo Xiaoling 莫晓玲Chen Kai's sister-in-law
Margaret's mother
12-20
Tuen Wai MengLiu Jinmai 刘金迈Prisoner 0368
Abigail's father
Repeat offender
1, 3, 9, 20
Jaspers Lai
赖宇涵
PeterVillain
Prisoner 5566
1-2, 14-15, 20
Jae Liew
柳胜美
Wang Rouya 王柔雅Chen Haowei's colleague and love interest2-
Lina Ng
黄嫊方
He Shengmei 贺胜美He Xuemei's younger sister
Benjamin and Cecilia's mother
2-5,
Li HongBenjaminHe Shengmei's son2-4,
Chloe NgCeceliaHe Shengmei's daughter2-4,
Ray Nu D/O Su WanRoseHe Shengmei's maid2-5,
Welyn AngIvyWorks at 'Your Home Living'
Chen Hanwei
陈汉玮
Antonio Chen HongyuHe Xuemei's ninth matchmade date5
Cameo appearance
Zheng RongmingMr MMaggie
Huixin's chat-mate who turns out to be a pedophile
(Arrested - episode 9 Epilogue)
7-8
Valere NgMargaretMo Xiaoling's daughter12-20
Yi Ling YakKelly
Aden TanNatChen Huiyan's ex-love interest
Zong Zijie DarrenAbigail's brother
Teh KaixinAngel LimSchool bully but realized her mistakes and became friends with Chen Huiyan
Jerry Yeo
杨伟烈
LeoVillain
Zhang Guoqiang's ex-friend

Music

Song titlePerformerType of Song
未知數 Bonnie Loo Theme and Sub Theme Song
男儿当自强黄沾Song

Trivia

International Broadcast

Flag of Malaysia.svg Malaysia Broadcast

This series was shown on Malaysia's free-to-air channel, ntv7, on 21 May 2015 to 24 June 2015, Every Monday to Thursdays, 9:30pm to 10:30pm.

Awards & Nominations

Star Awards 2016

Tiger Mum is nominated for six awards in Star Awards 2016. The series, along with 118 , Crescendo , The Dream Makers II and The Journey: Our Homeland , is one of the five dramas to be nominated for both the Best Drama Serial and Best Theme Song. The series wins two award categories: Best Screenplay and Top Rated Drama Series.It won 2 out of 6 awards.

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
AccoladesCategoryNomineesResult
Star Awards 2016 Backstage Achievement Awards
红星大奖2016之幕后英雄颁奖礼
Best Screenplay
最佳剧本
Ang Eng Tee
洪荣狄
Won
Star Awards 2016 Show 2 红星大奖2016 下半场 Best Theme Song
最佳主题曲 (《未知数》)
Bonnie Loo
罗美仪
Nominated
Best Supporting Actress
最佳女配角
Nominated
Best Supporting Actor
最佳男配角
Ian Fang
方伟杰
Nominated
Best Drama Serial
最佳电视剧
N/ANominated
Star Awards 2016 Post-show Party 红星大奖2016庆功宴 London Choco Roll Happiness Award
最佳开心果奖
Ian Fang
方伟杰
Nominated

Fame Awards 2016

Awards
AwardCategoryRecipients (if any)Result
Fame Awards 2016 星光大奖2016Best Actress in a Leading Role
最佳女主角
Julie Tan
陈欣淇
Nominated
Best Theme Song
最佳主题曲
Bonnie Loo
罗美仪 (《未知数》)
Nominated

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