Popularity of “Come Home Love” Soars

By on April 30, 2013 in Hot Gossip!, TV Dramas

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With “love” being the main theme of the sitcom Come Home Love <愛·回家>, the sitcom has profited from the popularity and the recent publicity it has been getting. Recently, the sitcom shifted focus onto the development of the relationships between the characters and many are anxious to see the final outcome. Surprisingly though, a large population of the viewers are not housewives, but young adults – proving that Come Home Love is a show for everyone.

Last week, Come Home Love averaged 24 points in ratings, beating Bullet Brain <神探高倫布> and Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>, who only attracted 23 points in ratings despite stellar casts. Many viewers were disappointed by the convoluted plots of Bullet Brain and Beauty at War, turning to watched the more relaxed Come Home Love, which maintained a consistent viewership despite the long-running sitcom airing since May 2012. The unfolding love triangle between Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), Queenie Chu (朱慧敏), and Oceane Zhu (朱璇) has also captivated viewers.

Over 1,000 Messages from Fans

There has been an overflow of fan mails and messages from netizens on Facebook and TVB.com praising the series and even requesting the sitcom to be extended, although it is fast approaching the 300-episode mark. In order to thank the fans for their support, the producers of show are planning to hold an appreciation event “Together @ Come Home Love” on May 11 to celebrate the drama’s 1-year anniversary. Fans will not only be given an opportunity to meet with the actors and actresses, but they’ll have a chance to go backstage as well.

Come Home Love is not the only sitcom that has garnered a widespread of attention. In the recent years, many fan clubs have arisen from sitcoms such as Some Day <天天天晴>, Off Pedder <畢打自己人>, and, Best Selling Secrets <同事三分親>.

Waiting for Approval 

Aside from the cast members, the producers are also excited by the great feedback Come Home Love is gaining. TVB scriptwriter, Tang Lai King, “Working in the creative field, you cannot be cut off from society. So I frequently go online to read viewers’ reactions. Not only are there praises, but there is a lot of constructive feedback that will enable us to understand what TV viewers are looking for in our storyline.”

Regarding the request to add episodes to the drama, producer Tsui Yiu On (徐遇安) expressed his thanks to the public and said that they have already contacted TVB management in hopes that they will receive the green light for the extra episodes.

Source: TVB Zone #827 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.

53 comments to Popularity of “Come Home Love” Soars

  1. AL says:

    yes…i love those episodes…there are not many drama that has positive message and okay for teen or child to watch…my kids watch it every night…they are short…so they don’t have a very long time in TV…yes i love Some Day , Off Pedder ,

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  2. Larry 3 says:

    I am happy for the cast and crew for “Come Home Love”. They are getting a lot of praise.

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    • Yen replied:

      Yeahhh!! Me too!!
      FINALLY!!! This drama get the recognition it deserves!!

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  3. Funn Lim says:

    I enjoy the family theme series too. And am impressed with Lai Lok Yi whose acting improves a lot with this long standing series as well as Ng Kar Lok who looks like a man as he ages. It is also nice due to short story format, continous with somewhat consistent good writing. And nothing too dramatic even is sometimes a bit too sugary.

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    • AC replied:

      I never cared much for Lai Lok Yi until this series. He has a lot of charisma in this series that I think is missing when I see him in other series.

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  4. skinnymocha says:

    Ooh, I actually enjoy the sitcoms TVB have made in recent years as well. It’s nice to tune in every now and then considering its episodic format, and I love seeing your usual kelefes or 3rd line artists being brought to the forefront – some take me by surprise.

    I’m just scanning through some recent articles right now, one of which mentions that Wayne Lai is better off as a supporting actor. I used to think the same as well and sometimes it takes more than talent/skills alone to lead a series – the best actor isn’t necessarily the lead actor. I wondered whether Wayne would have the charm and aura of leading man, but ‘Off Pedder’ was the one that dispelled any doubts. I quite liked him in that show.

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  5. Y says:

    This show is defo worth continuing! Ma Chong and his Lai ku is super cute!

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    • Yen replied:

      I just can’t wait to see hahahahas Leong Fan mother’s reaction when she finds out the REAL Angel her son is dating!! XD

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  6. Daisy says:

    I like this sitcom! It’s so cute! Hope it does get an extension!

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  7. Woot says:

    I love this series too! The theme is just right and the short format with nothing too over the top is just great. And educational sometimes too. Don’t like the Lai Ku too much though. They should try another extension and hopefully it won’t kill the drama. And I hope they take out Oceana Zhu. I can’t stand her as Ma Chaung’s ex-gf. So annoying whenever her stories come in. The office relationships are okay too. Overall, I like it cuz they focus on all characters well and not lopsided to just a few of them, and I hope it stays that way. Keep it going!

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  8. Yian says:

    I’ve really enjoyed watching Tsui Wing, Chris Lai, Griselda Yeung and the other supporting cast.

    It’ll be sad when the show ends because it’s unlikely they’ll be in another show with adequate screen time! So yes please to adding more episodes 🙂

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  9. pandamao says:

    I think I appreciate Come Home Love because all the other series that have been aired lately are just God awful.

    Come Home Love actually isn’t that great compared to Best Selling Secrets, Off Pedder and other sitcoms but it’s above average. Actually all the sitcoms are above average in my opinion.

    It’s sad, right now, the only series I watch is Come Home Love. War and beauty haven’t started and bullet brain bored me to death.

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    • pandamao replied:

      My favorite storyline so far:

      Ha Jie and Richard – sometimes I was really questioning whether Richard liked Ha Jie so it was interesting to see how they grew closer.

      Cha Cha and Ma Chong – even though its boss + subordinate, still very funny and interesting

      Cha Cha + his ex wife – i like the ex wife’s character. it’s very real!

      Ma Family – the interaction is realistic.

      Relationships I can fast foward:
      Ma Keung + wife – snoozer. The wife is pretty unbearable. She’s too uptight.

      Ma Chong + Jing Jing – please get rid of Jing Jing. Her voice annoys me and she’s just a pretty poor actress

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      • AL replied:

        agree…Jing Jing is pretty looking…just don’t talk please

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      • Yen replied:

        Yeah!! Cha Cha and Ma Jong super funny!!
        And Yeshhh!! Amanda!!!
        But 🙁 🙁 Jung Piu left 🙁
        Hope they bring him back 🙁

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      • Jen replied:

        They should totally bring So Bik back!

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  10. Bonnie says:

    Aw. Been following this series since the start, am glad that it’s getting some love from the audience!

    The stories have often been touching, and the cast has good chemistry together. The majority of them have also impressed me as well with their acting. Not sure how long the writers can sustain well-written storylines, but I’d be happy to see this one get another extension.

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  11. AC says:

    I really like the series, but I’m afraid they’re just going to stretch out the love stories even more if they add more episodes!

    I like Queenie and Lai Lok Yi together more, but does anyone know what the majority of viewers are pulling for?

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    • WildBerries replied:

      From what I see in other forums most of them likes the Alex + John combination over Ching Ching and John’s relationship. Most of them are anxious to see Ching Ching and John Ma break up so Alex can be with John.

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      • pandamao replied:

        There were some papers saying Alex was hard to work with so they gave John to Ching Ching instead.

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      • AC replied:

        ahhh good. I hope the writers listens and give the audience what they want!

        Also, I don’t think Queenie is hard to work with because I see many pictures of them together on weibo and they just celebrated her birthday together.

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      • WildBerries replied:

        @pandamao I’ve heard of the rumors too. From the looks of it, it does seem like Alex did get cut. Which is a shame because I find John and Alex’s chemistry to be stronger than John and Ching Ching.

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  12. Mlove says:

    Hell yeah!! Come home love is up on top. What u got.

    While the other 2 series suck toes. I can’t wait when these series is over. Buh bye!!

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  13. P. Tan says:

    After so many appreciative comments re the sitcom I must really watch it.

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    • Carmen replied:

      Yes watch it and you will have no regrets. It has family values and it gives us good memories.

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  14. Bubblez says:

    I think this was the only sitcom where I have been keeping a close eye on! I was deeply engaged/interested when I finished watching the first episode of Come Home Love. ❤

    In my opinion, this sitcom was one of the better sitcoms. I really enjoy the story between Ha Jie and Richard❤ But I also tend to like dramas that star Geoffrey Wong, Lau Dan 🙂

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  15. Carmen says:

    Yes to TVB please do extend the episodes longer from 300 to 400 episodes. Every night, Come Home Love is the only sitcom that really have some substance. The other 2 ongoing so called series – first time ever as a TVB fan for more than 20 years – after the first few episodes, I never really bother to follow anymore. Encore for Come Home Love more episodes please as this is the only sitcom that will give good ratings to TVB.

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    • Bubblez replied:

      I thought TVB had already extended it to 400 episodes! ._.

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      • Carmen replied:

        Ya hoo…… Please indicate the link that confirm the extension till 400 episodes. Then if that’s the case, 500 episodes would be my ultimate aim. TVB please listen to your fans – don’t stop when there is good rating – you can add a few more characters for more stories. 500 episodes, please?

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      • Bubblez replied:

        @Carmen: I do not have a link that confirms it. I only read it from Wiki, but hopefully TVB will extend it?

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      • Carmen replied:

        Yes keep both our fingers and toes cross too for the extension.

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      • Bubblez replied:

        Yes hopefully! But even if they don’t, it’s probably due to a good reason 🙂

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      • WildBerries replied:

        I think it’s extended to 300 episodes.

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      • Larry 3 replied:

        Its officially extended up to 400th episodes….so it may finish off at the end of the year.

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      • Carmen replied:

        Yabadaba doo……..

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  16. HeTieShou says:

    Is this series THAT good?? I remember watching Virtues of Harmony and thinking that it was too long,however, in the end, it was enjoyable… But this series is even longer?? My mom flinched when she heard that it was sooo long and was questioning whether she should watch it or not.

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    • Carmen replied:

      Well everyone has their own liking but after the end of every episode, I have a smile on my face 🙂

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    • Bubblez replied:

      @HeTieShou:
      It is good except there were some episodes where I skipped watching. However, I will most likely rewatch those skipped episodes. I think it is a refreshing sitcom and it is a sitcom that caught my attention. 😀

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      • HeTieShou replied:

        @Bubblez,
        Thanks for your info!! What is the general story about?? I wonder what kind of story can go on and on for so many episodes and not get boring and draggy.

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    • Yen replied:

      And I love how well they portrayed the family bonds! Everytime after watching this drama, felt so warmth!
      And make me think more bout my parent.
      It is not enough by just giving them $$, actually all they wanted is we spend some time with them-which most of us now seems to forget.
      A meal together as a family will bring so much happiness to our elders 😉
      And even all the “grandpa” shines in this drama!

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      • Bubblez replied:

        @Yen: I totally agree with what you say! Lau Dan is awesome as grandpa! 😀 I really like the sister and brother bond between Angel Chiang and Joey Law (:

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      • Yen replied:

        @bubblez
        Yaya! Joey Law really improves a lot since episode one! And I love how they portrayed him, I mean very realistic – chubby chubby!
        Not everyone in real life looks smashing like Raymond, Bosco and other siu sangs!
        Not just Lau Dan but all his friends – Ying Sir and those other uncles shines too!
        I love the episode they went camping at the beach!
        Such a touching and lovely episode!
        And that uncle who’s got memory loss!
        At the lunch, he HAHAHAS asked them to pay him back twice xD

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    • AC replied:

      I think it is a very enjoyable series since I like the different bonds and storylines. Of course, there are probably a few people you won’t care about and there are a few episodes that are duds, but it’s easy to skip them.

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    • Tess replied:

      Some might be scared of it being long and draggy or might get boring. I say you watch the first 5 or 10 episodes to get a feel of the sitcom. The acting is quite natural for the most part and the storyline is mostly positive. It has a lot of good side stories that focuses on the positive side of family and friendship. I think this sitcom received so many positive feedbacks because this sitcom is close to reality and they don’t have a lot of heavily accented females who isn’t too good in acting.

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    • Ross replied:

      This sitcom is my favorite ….thanks to TVB for producing such a good quality & highly entertaining sitcom. A real feel good feeling & mood after watching …..

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      • Ross replied:

        I also love the theme song……BEST!

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  17. Janelle says:

    Love all the actors and actresses especially Richard and Ha jie’s storyline(Griselda Yeung.)

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  18. anoninhk says:

    i haven’t watched any sitcoms since virtues of harmony as i didn’t find them funny, but i really enjoy come home love. all the characters are really likeable and the stories are usually very funny. as i’m not watching either of the prime time series airing right now, come home love is my main source of entertainment every night. very happy for the cast and crew.

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  19. sel_fi_wu says:

    what a pitiful situation that a family sitcom is getting more popular and loved than two grand productions! tvb is really in trouble. hope triumph in the skies 2 can change tvb’s prime time drama falling ratings followed by the rest of 2013’s most anticipated series namely brother’s keeper, ruse of engagement, will power, sniper 2013, no reserve, on call 2 and always and ever.

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  20. Selena says:

    I enjoyed wathing the sitcom. Much better than “Bullet brain” and “Beauty at war”.

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  21. Hippo says:

    This is actually the best TVB sitcom in a long time.
    Also much more entertaining than that nonsense Bullet Brain and Beauty at War trying to pretend it’s art or something whatever.

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  22. XxtvbxX says:

    I really hope that there will be an extention to the series! I love it so much and I am a young girl so that speaks a lot! Watching this show teaches a lot!

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  23. Rin says:

    From all of these comments, the show seems to be really interesting. Sadly, I can’t find sub for this show. I really want to watch it.

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