3 Jul - Mediacorp latest mid-year period blockbuster drama "Joys of Life" has successfully drawn 971,000 viewers for its debut on Channel 8, according to Channel News Asia. The drama also commemorates 30 years of Mandarin drama screenings on Channel 8.
"Joys of Life" is a period drama comprising of the nostalgic feel of 60s to 70s. The story revolves around several families who live on the same street; Huaxiang Street, including some youths who dream of fame.
Rui En said she was very glad to see the positive feedback from the viewers. She said the drama is a result of the hard work put in by every member of the crew and cast as a team.
Taiwanese actor Alien Huang said he can't wait to watch the drama as he is currently in Taiwan. "I watched some clips over the Internet and I laughed really hard", Huang was quoted as saying.
Reception of the first few episodes of the drama were generally positive, but some Netizens commented that actor Chew Chor Meng is way too young to portray as Huang's father.
The 35-episodes drama airs every Monday to Friday, 9PM exclusively on Channel 8.