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Hero (2016 Singaporean drama)

Hero (大英雄, Da Ying Xiong), is a 2016 Singaporean drama directed by Su Miaofang, Lu Yanjin and Huang Fenfei. It was aired in Singapore by Mediacorp Channel 8 from November 29, 2016 to January 9, 2017.

Hero poster

“Hero” poster

Basic information

Chinese title: 大英雄
Phonetic title: Da Ying Xiong
English title: Hero
Language: Mandarin
Country: SG Singapore
Runtime: 45 minutes
No. of episodes: 30
Genre: Comedy drama, Psychological drama
Director: Su Miaofang (苏妙芳), Lu Yanjin (卢燕金), Huang Fenfei (黃芬菲)
Scriptwriter: Ang Eng Tee (洪荣狄)
Producer: Jasmine Woo (邬毓琳)
Broadcast network: Mediacorp Channel 8
Broadcast period: November 29, 2016 – January 9, 2017

Plot

Through the lives of Zhou Fada (Shaun Chen), Ye Xiaoying (Chen Hanwei) and Zhang Weixiong (Jesseca Liu), three ordinary characters who grew up in Dakota Crescent, a series of interesting, exciting and personal stories will unfold…

Zhou Fada, also known as Big Brother, is a man with a strong sense of justice, loyalty and compassion. He always takes into his hands the problems of his neighbors, wanting to help them in times of need. But because of his overzealous and reckless character, his good intentions often turn out to cause more trouble than help.

Ye Xiaoying is Fada’s uncle, who always dreams of achieving phenomenal success in life, but he never did live up to his dreams as he is essentially just a slacker. He is very good at keeping out of trouble, by tactically avoiding tricky situations. His motto in life is: A man’s greatest power is not his fists, but his tongue. He believes that being good with words can help one sail through career and relationships smoothly, but the fact is, his career and love affairs are almost always on the rocks.

Zhang Weixiong is a manly name, but the owner of the name is actually a cute girl. When her mother was pregnant with her, the ultrasound scan showed that it was a baby boy, so her father went to the fortune teller and got her this dashing manly name. Who would have expected that it was a baby girl! But they went along with the name “Wei Xiong” after all. Weixiong is just like her name; she has great ambitions and a gusty character, and people in the neighborhood see her as the future elite. Unfortunately, that is just her pretense. She is actually very timid and cowardly, but she believes that in order to survive in this dog-eat-dog world, you will have to “never say die”. So even though she is crumbling from fear inside, she would always put up a strong front, and her strong-headedness always gets her into trouble. If not for the help of Big Brother Fada, with this personality, she might have much consequences to suffer.

This three characters, together known as “The Great Hero”, are the three musketeers of the neighborhood, and from them, we will get to know many other members of Dakota Crescent, and also their inspiring, interesting and heart-warming stories.

Some scenes in Hero - 1

Some scenes in Hero - 2

Some scenes in Hero - 3

Some scenes in Hero - 4

Some scenes in “Hero”

Cast

Main and supporting cast

Cameo appearences

Trailer

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