To celebrate MediaCorp’s 30 years of local dramas, Channel 8 proudly presents year-end blockbuster 34-episode drama – It Takes Two 《对对碰》!
Here’s a little inside of the drama:
Based on true life accounts of our heartlanders in Singapore, the stories of their lives are not only close to our hearts, but are also something that we can easily identify and relate to.
The main story revolves around two families who sell “handmade fishball noodles” at a food centre and lives opposite each other in a block of 4-room flats at a particular housing estate. As business rivals, sparks occasionally fly between them.
Chen Han Wei plays牛无银Niu Wu Yin. His name may mean “penniless”, but in fact, he’s wealthy. He does not only enjoy a thriving business but he has the Midas touch as well.
Chen Hui Hui plays his hardworking wife Xiu Hua, one who hardly ever complains.
Zhu Hou Ren plays Wu Yin’s father. He leads a “blessed” life, as both his son and daughter-in-law treasure him – whatever he wants or needs, he gets it.
Yao Wen Long plays郝有财Hao You Cai, a simple and honest man. His name may mean “wealthy”, but he actually suffers from poor business.
Kym Ng plays Luona, who is a vicious wife. She complains a lot and looks down on her husband for being poor. She also moans all day to the extent that she pinches her mother-in-law, played by Jin Yin Ji, out of spite.
“Niuji” stall enjoys brisk business while “Haoji” stall suffers from poor business.
As the story progresses, something will happen … A turn of event will change the fate of their family’s luck!
Apart from these two families, other interesting characters include:
阿炮 (aka. 郝有福Hao You Fu), played by Zheng Ge Ping, the brother of Hao You Cai. Unlike the simple and honest brother, 阿炮is tricky and smart. He works as a loan shark ‘manager’ of the company, in hosting “overseas talents” (foreign runners).
He also has a crush on his personal assistant Vivian, played by Ann Kok. She is the Ah Longs ‘agent’, where she specially arranged errands for them.
Meanwhile, the way she dresses and grooms herself shocks people. Not only does she hate to wash up, she smells bad and it feels like she’s living in a dumpster!
阿炮detest her because of her hygiene and without fear, the two of them always opposed each other. But they will eventually come to a tacit agreement.
Moving on, Romeo Tan gets a new look in his role! He stars as the ‘Fish Prince’!
The nickname is given to him because of his youth and appearance.
He inherited his father’s fish stalls. He who is unfazed by his lowly status, believes that he who tills diligently will reap a bountiful harvest. That one should never underestimate the importance of their career.
There’s definitely more characters in this drama! These stories of these people reflect the everyday issues that Singaporeans currently face.
It Takes Two 《对对碰》debuts November 2012 on Channel 8. Stay tuned for more updates!