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24 July 2007 | 07:47 pm

24 July 2007


STARRING: Huang Wenyong, Tay Ping Hui, Bryan Wong, Rui En, Nat Ho, Felicia Chin
SHOWING ON: Channel 8, weekdays, 9pm, starting tonight
RATING: ****

I DIDN’T quite expect it, but new local series Honour And Passion is a winner.

It’s one of those sponsored shows (by the Singapore Armed Forces this time) and MediaCorp’s record has been pretty hit-and-miss with that.

But it turns out to be a pretty likable drama about National Service.

Plot has never been a strong point with local shows. Plus, it is never easy to judge a story based on the two episodes reviewers get to watch.

So I go with these questions. Is the characterisation good? Is there chemistry between the actors? And do I enjoy the two hours I spend with them?

Yes to all.

Honour And Passion is about a military warrant officer (Huang Wenyong) and his four children (Tay Ping Hui, Bryan Wong, Rui En, Nat Ho).

Ping Hui is a commando officer, Bryan that rare thing, a male with empathy, Rui En a tomboy and Nat an undisciplined runt.

Somehow, for a bunch so good-looking, they are all losers at romance.

There’s also a terrorist subplot in there somewhere.

The most interesting casting choice is Felicia Chin as an artillery instructor. I’ve never seen a female soldier that hot in real life.

Women everywhere should ask what sunblock her character Ouyang Peipei uses, because nobody exposed to that much sun remains that pink-cheeked and snowy white.

A truly ludicrous introduction is when one student whispers to another: “I don’t even know if anybody would want her.”

I know that’s supposed to play on the (unfair) stereotype that military women are butchy, but come on.

Still, I guess her casting works in the sense that the part of the brain that says “that’s unbelievable” is quickly overpowered by the part that says “that’s unbelievably hot”.

It might have something to do with me and uniforms though.

That said, it is the other female lead, Rui En, who steals the show.

Her character – tomboyish yet vulnerable, with a tremendously low tolerance for alcohol – is by far the most interesting.

As an actress, Rui En has always seemed a bit standoffish, but her character gets so much grief in the first two episodes that she is easy to relate to. Even lovable!

I am looking forward to her character’s interactions with Pierre Png’s. They make quite the amusing pair.


Their meeting is pretty stereotypical (I don’t know how many MediaCorp drama serials has had boy crash into girl, get angry with each other, eventually become lovers) but the twist – she has no idea that Pierre hates her – is clever.

***** Excellent
**** Good
*** Average
** Mediocre
* Don’t bother

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国, The New Paper.

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19 July 2007 | 07:11 pm

19th July 2007

Page 16 星光 Starbuzz – 狠角色

幕后直击 Tv On Location – 冲! 冲! 冲!

宝家卫国 Honour & Passion Advertisement

Source: I Weekly

Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国, I-Weekly, Metamorphosis 破茧而出.

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19 July 2007 | 01:07 pm

19th July 2007

Page 20 Scene + Heard – At Ease, Men!

Page 107 – Honour & Passion Advertisement

Source: 8 Days

Categorised in 8 DAYS, Honour and Passion 宝家卫国.

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12 July 2007 | 10:11 pm

The Straits Times, 12 Jul 2007

THE guys in green march into the spotlight in Channel 8’s new drama serial Honour And Passion, which will run from July 24. The 20-part series, commissioned by the Ministry of Defence, revolves around a family headed by an army warrant officer. The men – Huang Wenyong, Tay Ping Hui, Bryan Wong, Nat Ho and Ix Shen – trade acting chops with Hong Huifang, Felicia Chin, Rui En and Dawn Yeoh.

Source: The Straits Times

Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国, The Straits Times.

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12 July 2007 | 09:09 pm


谁让“宝家”全家大小憋气忍笑忍到差点“内伤”?谁的性感泳装海报贴满阿兵哥办公室墙壁?谁又是军中Sabo king(整人王)?请看“宝家”成员的独家大爆料!

郭家萍、陈慧湘 采访报道
陈慧湘 录影
陈慧湘 邓永君 剪辑
郭家萍 摄影

芮恩 = 黄文永最man!



Source: Channel 8 Archives

Categorised in Channel 8 Archives, Honour and Passion 宝家卫国.

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11 July 2007 | 04:05 pm




《宝家卫国》演员阵容强大,除了阿哥级的郑斌辉、王禄江、方展发之外, 也包括了”七公主”的陈凤玲、芮恩和姚懿珊。其中有 “军中情人”之称的陈凤玲,首次穿军衣,展现英姿。





Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国,

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24 May 2007 | 07:51 pm

24th May 2007

Page 26 幕后直击 Tv On Location – 一吻定情

Source: I Weekly

Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国, I-Weekly.

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16 May 2007 | 07:41 pm

16 May 2007

WHEN does one plus one not equal to two?

In showbiz, it seems. Hey, we don’t mean that people can’t count. But take this case for instance.

Felicia Chin is Tay Ping Hui’s type. Ping Hui is also Felicia’s cup of tea.

But no, the MediaCorp artistes are not an item – not yet, at least.

But you would not have guessed from the way they gazed lovingly at each other on the set of new local drama Honour And Passion.

The first-time screen couple chatted, teased and made faces at each other even after the director shouted, “Cut!”.

They were filming a wedding scene alongside three other pairs – Bryan Wong and Dawn Yeoh, Rui En and Pierre Png, Huang Wenyong and Hong Huifang – for their new show which debuts in July.

Honour And Passion revolves around the lives of soldier and single father (Wenyong) and his four children (Ping Hui, Bryan, Rui En and newcomer Nat Ho).

Filming the wedding scene also brought out different sentiments about the artistes’ notions of their ideal weddings.

For instance, Rui En proclaimed that she would “elope in a T-shirt, shorts and slippers”.

She cried: “I’m not going to wear a wedding gown. I think acting has taken the surprise away from me.

“Wedding gowns are just itchy and uncomfortable.”

The 25-year-old actress is, however, comfortable with her on-screen husband Pierre Png.

“He’s such a joker. He’s intentionally and unintentionally so.”

“I’ve had to learn how to control my laughter because he keeps making me laugh,” said Rui En.

But those two weren’t the only reel lovebirds having fun.

Source: The New Paper

Categorised in Honour and Passion 宝家卫国, The New Paper.

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15 May 2007 | 07:02 pm



陈慧湘 采访报道
陈慧湘、何星莹 录影
陈慧湘 剪辑
邓永君 摄影

昨天(14日),新传媒新剧【宝家卫国】里的4对新人步入教堂结婚啦!不要看其中3位美美的新娘温柔、甜美又贤淑的样子,其实… 嘿嘿!她们都是新一代的“野蛮新娘”!请看以下示范…


剧中,芮恩饰演严厉军官黄文永的女儿,是“宝家”唯一的女人。由于全家都是男人,养成她男人婆的个性,招牌动作是“出掌打人”,哥哥弟弟(郑斌辉、王禄江、鹤天赐)无一幸免。可是… 记者发现,她私底下打人似乎比拍戏时还凶!




Source: Channel 8 Archives

Categorised in Channel 8 Archives, Honour and Passion 宝家卫国.

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