|Tiger Mum |
|Written by||Ang Eng Tee 洪荣狄|
|Directed by||方傢福 Png Keh Hock |
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 theme||Unknown (未知数) by Bonnie Loo|
|Ending theme||(No commentaries for News Tonight)|
|Country of origin||Singapore|
|Original languages||Mandarin, with some English dialogue|
|No. of episodes||20 (list of episodes)|
|Producer||Jasmine Woo 邬毓琳|
|Running time||approx. 45 minutes|
|Original network||Mediacorp Channel 8|
|Picture format||16:9 Widescreen|
|Original release||9 April –|
6 May 2015
|Preceded by||Life Is Beautiful|
|Followed by||Mind Game|
|Related shows||Hero (2016)|
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 .
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.This is the second consecutive time a drama starring Huang Biren (after Three Wishes in 2014) has managed to take the top viewership spot.
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?
| Huang Biren |
|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
| Yao Wenlong |
|Chen Kai （陈凯）||'Your Home Living' owner |
Chen Huixin, Chen Haowei, Chen Haolian and Chen Huiyan's father
| Julie Tan |
|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
| Ian Fang |
|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
| Aloysius Pang |
|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
| Bonnie Loo |
|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
| Jeffrey Xu |
|Zhang Guoqiang 张国强||Prisoner 6412|
Accepted by a university
Likes He Xuemei ends up in love with Chen Huixin in episode 20
| Jayley Woo |
Liu Jinmai's daughter
Chen Haolian's ex-classmate and girlfriend
|1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 14, 20|
| Rayson Tan |
Chen Haowei's boss
Chased Chen Haowei out in episode 18 but was stopped by Mr Sim.
| Brandon Wong |
|Robert Leow||Chen Kai's colleague; 'Your Home Living' second owner||3-|
|Belinda Lee |
|Mo Xiaoling 莫晓玲||Chen Kai's sister-in-law |
|Tuen Wai Meng||Liu Jinmai 刘金迈||Prisoner 0368|
|1, 3, 9, 20|
| Jaspers Lai |
|1-2, 14-15, 20|
| Jae Liew |
|Wang Rouya 王柔雅||Chen Haowei's colleague and love interest||2-|
| Lina Ng |
|He Shengmei 贺胜美||He Xuemei's younger sister |
Benjamin and Cecilia's mother
|Li Hong||Benjamin||He Shengmei's son||2-4,|
|Chloe Ng||Cecelia||He Shengmei's daughter||2-4,|
|Ray Nu D/O Su Wan||Rose||He Shengmei's maid||2-5,|
|Welyn Ang||Ivy||Works at 'Your Home Living'|
| Chen Hanwei |
|Antonio Chen Hongyu||He Xuemei's ninth matchmade date||5 |
|Zheng Rongming||Mr M||Maggie|
Huixin's chat-mate who turns out to be a pedophile
(Arrested - episode 9 Epilogue)
|Valere Ng||Margaret||Mo Xiaoling's daughter||12-20|
|Aden Tan||Nat||Chen Huiyan's ex-love interest|
|Zong Zijie||Darren||Abigail's brother|
|Teh Kaixin||Angel Lim||School bully but realized her mistakes and became friends with Chen Huiyan|
| Jerry Yeo |
Zhang Guoqiang's ex-friend
|Song title||Performer||Type of Song|
|未知數||Bonnie Loo||Theme and Sub Theme Song|
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.
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|
| Star Awards 2016 Backstage Achievement Awards |
|Best Screenplay |
|Ang Eng Tee |
|Star Awards 2016 Show 2 红星大奖2016 下半场|| Best Theme Song |
| Bonnie Loo |
| Best Supporting Actress |
| Best Supporting Actor |
| Ian Fang |
| Best Drama Serial |
|Star Awards 2016 Post-show Party 红星大奖2016庆功宴|| London Choco Roll Happiness Award |
| Ian Fang |
|Award||Category||Recipients (if any)||Result|
|Fame Awards 2016 星光大奖2016||Best Actress in a Leading Role |
| Julie Tan |
|Best Theme Song |
| Bonnie Loo |
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