China’s Ambassador in Samoa, Weng Xuefeng and the Chief Executive Officer of the Samoa Quality Broadcasting Company, Galumalemana Faiesea Matafeo, signed a license agreement yesterday to begin the broadcast of two Chinese Drama Series on TV1.
The signing for the series titled “Doudou and Her Mothers in Law” and “Mr Jin’s Happy Family” was held at Vailima yesterday. The series will be on Monday, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
During the signing, Mr. Weng Xuefeng said the TV series are extremely popular in China and they are also being shown all over the world including continents like Africa.
“These two series are all about the life of the ordinary people of China so it will help our Samoan friends to understand the Chinese people and China better,” he said.
In response, Galumalemana acknowledged China’s support for Samoa and her TV network.
“We are very appreciative of the fact that C.C.T.V and C.R.I China have been helping us for many years and we have worked together in many ways,” she said.
“We cannot deny the fact that the Chinese people have had a very big influence and impact on our political and economic development and the signing today is just an extension of what is already being taken place between Samoa and China and of course between TV1 and its counterparts in China.”
The C.E.O went on to say that the two countries do have a lot in common when it comes to culture and the importance of family.
“I am sure that our audience will appreciate watching the programme and learning also not only about China but also seeing ourselves and the social problems that we also do face here in Samoa because we are very similar in culture and especially when it comes to family-orientated culture,” she said.
“So I am very happy to receive and sign this contract and I hope that our audience will enjoy it.”
BACKGROUND ABOUT THE SERIES:
Doudou and her Mothers in Law -
Wednesday at 9:30pm
Mao Doudou is a hospital nurse who has just broken up with her rich boyfriend. Yu Wei is a photographer who is searching for an ideal bride. Their story begins when the two are arranged to meet by the matchmaker, but when she arrives, Doudou stumbles across Li, her ex.
Panic sweeps over and she flees the scene, but not before forcing a stranger (Yu Wei) to act as her boy friend.
Since then the two bump into each other time and time again and gradually their attraction grows and they got married. Doudou is bright, pretty and well-bred; Yu Wei is a kind gentle, devoted son, but his complicated family situation casts dark clouds over the happy couple.
A light hearted, refreshing romantic comedy that has become the most watched home drama in China, through the worries and struggles of three Chinese wives and their respective mothers in law, the series touches upon universal yet familiar themes like the meaning of marriage, family and life.
Mr. Jin’s Happy Family -
Monday and Saturday.
Entertainment reporter Xiao Mi marries gynaecologist Jin Liang behind her mother’s back.
Divorced for many years and a single parent, Wang Shu Hua had always wanted her daughter to marry a Beijing native, but Jin Liang was only a “bei piao” (someone who is not originally from, but lives and works in Beijing) and a male gyne, no less.
After almost suffering a heart attack upon finding out the news, Shu Hua gradually accepts reality.
However, married life is not all wine and roses from here on out.
The couple lives with Jin Liang’s father, with whom Xiao Mi is constantly at odds. When Shu Hua also gets involved, things only go from bad to worse.