“Come Home Love” Popularity Continues to Rise; Lai Lok Yi Opens Car Shop

The popularity of TVB sitcom Come Home Love <愛·回家> continues to soar to new heights as the ratings of TVB’s two prime time dramas, Bullet Brain <神探高倫布> and Beauty at War <金枝慾孽貳>, remain in the low twenties. Average ratings for Come Home Love stayed at a consistent 24 points, while Bullet Brain and Beauty at War dropped to 23 points.

The poor reception of TVB’s prime time dramas has drawn some viewers to watch TVB Jade’s afternoon dramas instead, such as The Slicing of the Demon <凶城計中計>, a paranormal period drama that is currently airing on a late afternoon time slot on TVB Jade. The Chong Wai Kin (莊偉建) serial was a warehoused drama released overseas in 2007, and starred Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻), Michael Tse (謝天華), Bernice Liu (廖碧兒), Elliot Ngok(岳華), and Angela Tong (湯盈盈).

Cast Income Soars

Thanks to its success, the cast of the family-friendly Come Home Love witnessed a sharp jump in popularity in the last few months. In addition to the possibility of adding 100 more episodes to the long-running sitcom, leading more job opportunities for the cast, the main and recurring cast members have also landed on some lucrative endorsement deals and performance opportunities. Max Cheung (張達倫) and Griselda Yeung (楊卓娜) have become a popular duo to perform at wedding venues, while Ricky Wong (王俊棠) became an extremely popular guest performer at various old school Cantopop concerts. The powerful singer currently has plans to open up his own concert at the Tuen Mun Town Hall, and plans to invite Come Home Love costars, Glen Lee (李霖恩) and Yvonne Ho (何綺雲) as his guest performers.

“After work [the cast] will meet up for karaoke,” said Ricky. “They are all great singers with very powerful voices, so I’ve decided to invite Glen and Yvonne to perform at my concert. If I could, I would invite all of them!”

Glen revealed that his wife has plans to produce a stage version of the sitcom. “I did pitch the idea to the studios, and they liked it, but it really depends on the cast rundowns and schedules. Shooting Come Home Love should be the top priority. If everything does work out in the end, the fastest time to see Come Home Love on the stage would be next year.”

Lai Lok Yi Opens Vehicle Repair Shop

On the rumors of him investing a new seven-figure sum to a new business, Come Home Love lead actor, Lai Lok Yi (黎諾懿), confessed, “It’s true. I did open up a vehicle repair shop with my two brothers half a year ago. My brothers have always been in the business, and they always wanted to have their own shop. It has nothing to do with Come Home Love.”

Nonetheless, Lok Yi acknowledged that his popularity has soared after the broadcast of Come Home Love and expressed that his performance fees have indeed increased over the few months. However, because of his Come Home Love obligations, Lok Yi had to turn down invitations to participate in films, mainland Chinese dramas, and other performance opportunities that were coming to him. “There is definitely a loss there, but I am very grateful to be part of [Come Home Love], as it gives me a stage to train my acting. It is an opportunity I will cherish.”

Source: Ming Pao Weekly #2321 via ihktv.com

This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.

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  1. I love come home love but the ratings aren’t exactly that great the ratings have always been hovering around the 24-26 zone so it’s surprising that its so popular…

  2. Well I think its considered good because its been over 250 episodes and it has still maintained consistent ratings.

    Don’t know what other long sit com ratings are like compared to come home love. Maybe someone can shed some light….

  3. about time lai lok yi got some attention!

  4. I like John and Alex,,, they’re so cute together

  5. The ratings of Come Home Love have always been in the mid-20s but they usually move up or down depending on the other series that air afterwards. I guess this is good news for them that their ratings were not affected, and instead it has bought them some good publicity.

    “I am very grateful to be part of [Come Home Love], as it gives me a stage to train my acting”
    I definitely see an improvement in Lai Lok Yi’s acting throughout the series, or maybe it’s just the character that really suits him because he’s finally showing the charisma of a leading actor.

    1. Well, the next step should be casting him in second line lead actor. I hope he succeeds.

      1. He actually has had some big roles before, such as the male lead in Beauty of The Game and a pretty big role in King Makers. It’s just that he’s been filming this series for over a year and this series will most likely be extended.

      2. I feel those series were not great as you mention it.

    Awe Ha Jie and Richard = best couple!! 🙂

    I started watching this a year ago, I think. and ever since then, this was the only series where I was following for the longest time. IMO, this was the best sitcom. Of course, it won’t be comparable to A Kindred Spirit.

  7. Congratulations to the cast… 25 points last week. Beating Bullet Braindead and Beauty at War.

    1. Thanks for being so sarcastic!
      If you have nothing good to say, then keep it to yourself.

      1. No problem, it is so pathetic to see a really good sitcom well beaten these two crap ship series together.

      2. ” it is so pathetic to see a really good sitcom well beaten these two crap ship series together.”

        Excuse me?

      3. Both beauty at war and bullet brain does not meet the expectations of its hk audience. However, there are people who appreciate the dramas and the actors’ efforts.

        Just because you do not like neither of the series, it does not mean it is “crap ship series”.

  8. Is Max Cheung the ex bf of Marie Lai? Or it’s a different Max.

    Richard and ha jie relationship is so cute.

  9. Love this drama…no many drama like this one…product positive message…suitable for children, preteen and teen to watch…really a whole family can watch!

  10. Oh, no wonder Ricky Wong left the cast. I just hope they wouldn’t add in more annoying characters like Helen Ma or that Sunny Boy.

      1. Recently, I think around episode 247? They said he won the lottery and just called in to quit his job.

      2. Thanks 🙂
        I thought it was only temporary. :/
        Do you know the reason?

      3. He’s probably too busy with jobs outside of TVB. Making lots of $$$.

  11. Lai Lok Yi really impressed me with his acting in Come Home Love.

  12. this is actually pretty sweet series.

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