After going through three delays, TVB family drama Daddy Dearest <超能老豆> will finally make its way to Hong Kong television screens this August. The drama produced by Poon Ka-tak (潘嘉德) was originally scheduled for a release in March 2016, but the release was pushed back in favor of The Last Healer in Forbidden City <末代御醫>. After two more postponements, TVB finally confirmed Daddy Dearest’s release date to be on August 1, as part of TVB’s Amazing Summer lineup. The drama also seemed to have gone through some repackaging, as Daddy Dearest’s Chinese name was changed from “Ba Bi Has Something to Say” (爸B有話兒) to “Super Dad” (超能老豆).
Daddy Dearest will be premiering on August 1, 2016.
The greedy and money-minded Kuk Chi-keung (Johnson Lee 李思捷) is forced to bring his son, Kuk Siu-nam (Marcus Lo 羅梓龍) back home after his ex-wife remarries. Chi-keung finds himself at a total loss, realizing that he has no idea how to raise a child or how to set good examples for his son. Fortunately Chu Lai-fa (Mandy Wong 黃智雯), who runs an education center, lends a helping hand to Chi-keung, and he gradually learns what it takes to be a better father.
Meanwhile, renowned architect Sheung Nim-shu (Jason Chan 陳智燊) drowns himself in work and leaves all the household and child-rearing responsibilities to his wife, Ho Lok-chi (Candice Chiu 趙希洛) and his father, Sheung San (Pat Poon 潘志文). To Nim-shu’s dismay, his wife and father struggle to get along due to disagreements on how to raise the kids. Nim-shu has no choice but to step in and switch roles with his wife. In doing so, he learns how to be a stay-at-home dad and how to better understand his children: older daughter, Sheung Yat (House of Spirits star Pearl Chan 陳偲穎) and younger son Sheung Yee (Haysan Chan 陳柏熹), who is entering primary school.
By chance, the unemployed Chi-keung lands a job at Lai-fa’s education center and befriends Nim-shu, who takes his children to the same center. Together, the two struggling fathers learn how to become better parents while also supporting each other.
“Daddy Dearest” Opening Title (performed by Hubert Wu)
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.