演员 Cast : Li Nanxing 李南星(刘帮), Chen Hanwei 陈汉伟(叶正康), Dawn Yeoh 姚懿珊(夏如萱), Ann Kok 郭舒贤(杨欣北), Cynthia Koh 许美珍(陈美惠), Adam Chen 詹金泉(陈进峰)
播映日期与时间 /Show Time & Date : 自11月2日,每逢星期一至五,晚上9点 Starting 2nd Nov,Every Mon-Fri,9pm
集数 No. of Episodes : 36

刘帮在一间银行担任高级副总裁,太太杨欣北则是个全职家庭主妇,在家中相夫教女,而女儿刘思恩又聪明伶俐、乖巧懂事,所以不管是事业或家庭,刘帮皆是一帆风顺。刘帮尤其得意的是自己能在岳父岳母面前抬得起头,证明了两人当年看错了他。

女儿思恩即将进入小学,为了能让她报读名校,刘帮决定一家人搬到离学校一公里以内的公寓,而叶正康一家正好就住在他们隔壁,成为了他们的新邻居。

正康是一名“家庭主夫”,负责照顾家里的大小事务,还有两个孩子。妻子陈美惠则是一间美容院的老板,负责在外工作养家。如此的安排,自然惹来旁人的异样眼光,正康却不以为然,乐在其中。

刘帮犹如一般人,对于正康一家的安排,并不苟同。刘帮始终认为事业才是男人的骄傲,待在家里的男人不可能有一番大作为,但他万万没想到自己很快地就加入了正康的行列。

一场金融海啸,影响了整个经济环境,刘帮的银行自然也被牵连在内,需大幅度裁员,而得罪了上司的刘帮很自然地变成了箭靶。 被裁员后的刘帮,乐观以为以自己的才能,一定可以找回一份同样待遇的工作,没料各公司都在紧缩口袋,根本没人愿意高薪聘请他,而自尊心颇强的刘帮怎么都不肯低头接受薪水较少,职位较低的工作,让家里的经济顿时陷入困境。

做了好几年家庭主妇的欣北,此时却被旧同事招揽加入他的杂志社当助理编辑。刘帮本不同意欣北再出外工作,但基于之前投资失利,加上欠下许多贷款都需偿还,刘帮只好妥协让欣北暂时出去工作,直到他找到合适的工作为止。欣北反担心刘帮是否能胜任家务事,刘帮却不以为意,信心满满地拍胸口表示没问题。

刘帮第一天成为“家庭主夫”便状况连连,不但家务事搞得一塌糊涂,甚至还忘了把思恩从幼稚园接回家,幸好有正康的帮忙,才把事情一一解决。刘帮感激正康帮忙,对正康另眼相看,两男之间的芥蒂渐渐消除,后来更成为好友。

欣北在工作上做出了成绩,被上司Wyman赞赏,第一次感觉到自我价值的存在。欣北向刘帮分享自己的喜悦,可是却被自尊心作祟的刘帮泼冷水,让欣北很不是滋味,夫妻间的裂痕渐渐扩大。

另一方面,树勇和爱娟因被其他子女嫌弃,跑来刘帮家找避风港。刘帮为了面子,不愿让两人知道失业一事,骗说是放长假,还要欣北和思恩配合演戏,树勇和爱娟一时也不疑有它。

刘帮担心纸包不住火,想法设法把岳父岳母送回欣北的兄弟姐妹那里。树勇以为刘帮也象其它儿女一样嫌弃他们,于是愤而拉着老婆离家出走,流落到公园过夜,爱娟还因此闹出病来。刘帮和欣北被警察责备不孝,刘帮这才忍不住道出了自己失业一事。

在当“家庭主夫”这段时间,刘帮觉悟到和女儿的相处不单单是买玩具给她就行,更重要的是要了解女儿的心思,因而两父女的关系变得更亲近了。同时,刘帮在正康的影响下,学习到各种做“家庭主夫”的诀窍(例如:如何在生活细节上开源节流,偷偷为自己留些私房钱),深深体会到张罗一个家并不简单,设身处地了解到欣北之前当家庭主妇的辛苦。

刘帮逐步接受了自己“家庭主夫”的身份,也开始享受这样的生活,可是一旦听到人家背后说自己是“吃软饭”时,自卑心不免又作祟,加上听信周围人的闲言闲语,让刘帮以为欣北和Wyman有染,而和欣北大吵一架。

刘帮过后查知误会了欣北和Wyman,决定重新调整自己的心态,做个称职的“家庭主夫”,全力支持欣北的事业,没想到这时一分难能可贵的工作却找上了门,一间投资公司要派请他到中国管理当地的业务,至少要待在内地三年。刘帮迫不及待地想把好消息告诉家人,但当他看到思恩与朋友快乐相处的画面,还有欣北因为写的文章而被提名,雀跃的样子时,他却犹豫了…… 

Liu Bang works for a bank as the senior Vice-President. His wife, Yang Xinbei, is a full-time housewife who stays at home to look after the household and their daughter. Their daughter, Liu Si’en, is a bright and sensible little girl. Liu Bang has it all in both his career and family life. He is especially glad that he is able to hold his head up high in front of his father-in-law and mother-in-law, proving that they were wrong about him in the past.

His daughter, Si’en, is about to enroll in a primary school. In order to get her into a prestigious primary school, Liu Bang decides to move his family into a condominium within 1km of the chosen school. Ye Zhengkang’s family thus becomes their next-door neighbour.

Zhengkang is a “house-husband”, in charge of household chores and the care of the two children. His wife, Chen Meihui, is the boss of a beauty salon. She works to bring money to the family. This arrangement brings about many strange looks from others, naturally. But Zhengkang is not affected by this and takes pride in his role.

Liu Bang, like others, does not approve of the arrangement in Zhengkang’s household. He feels that a man’s pride should lie in his career, and that a man who stays at home would not accomplish great things. However, he’d never have expected that he would soon join Zhengkang’s ranks as well.

The economic crisis had a great impact on the financial market. Liu Bang’s bank is affected as well, and needs to retrench a large number of employees. Liu Bang, who had once offended his superior, is one of those targeted of course.After being retrenched, Liu Bang remains optimistic that he could find a similar job with similar benefits. However, all the companies are cutting costs and none of them wants to employ him at his desired salary. Neither would the egoistic Liu Bang lower himself to consider a lower position with a less attractive salary. This throws the family into financial difficulty.

After being a housewife for several years, Xinbei is suddenly recruited as an assistant editor for a magazine in her ex-colleague’s company. Initially, Liu Bang disapproves of Xinbei going out to work, but due to investments losing money as well as countless bills to be paid, he has no choice but to let her work for the time being, until he finds a suitable job. On the other hand, Xinbei is worried that Liu Bang would not be able to handle the household chores. Liu Bang thinks nothing of it and proclaims confidently that he would have no problems.

On his first day as a “house-husband”, Liu Bang runs into endless problems. Not only does he mess up the chores, he even forgets to fetch Si’en home from the kindergarten. Thankfully, Zhengkang lends him a hand and they manage to resolve everything. Liu Bang is grateful to Zhengkang for his help, and gains a different perspective of him. The two men resolve their past differences and eventually become good friends.

Xinbei is doing very well at work and earns praise from her superior, Wyman. She experiences a sense of self-worth for the first time, and shares her joy with Liu Bang. However, Liu Bang behaves like a wet blanket due to his ego being hurt. Xinbei is disappointed with his response. The couple starts to drift further apart from each other.

On the other hand, Shuyong and Aijuan are abandoned by their other children and come to Liu Bang’s place to seek refuge. To avoid embarrassment, Liu Bang hides the truth about his retrenchment from them, and lies that he is on long vacation. He even gets Xinbei and Si’en to play along and keep up the act with him. Shuyong and Aijuan are temporarily fooled.

Liu Bang is worried that the truth would be revealed somehow. Thus, he tries his best to get his in-laws sent back to Xinbei’s siblings. Shuyong misunderstands that Liu Bang is trying to get rid of them the way his other children did. He gets angry and runs away from home with his wife. They even spend the night sleeping in a park. Aijuan falls sick as a result. Liu Bang and Xinbei are reprimanded by the police for being unfilial. It is only then that Liu Bang admits the truth about his retrenchment.

During his time as a “house-husband”, Liu Bang learns that a relationship with his daughter isn’t built on just buying toys for her. What’s more important is to understand her feelings. Hence, the relationship between father and daughter gets better than before. At the same time, under the influence of Zhengkang, Liu Bang picks up various tips and tricks on being a smart “house-husband” (For example, how to save money in different ways and to put aside what is saved as his personal savings). He gains an understanding of how difficult it is to run a household, and can put himself in Xinbei’s shoes to understand her previous woes as a housewife.

After gradually accepting his role as a “house-husband”, Liu Bang begins to enjoy his new life.  However, when he hears people talking behind his back about how he is useless for depending on his wife for money, his ego suffers a beating. On top of that, rumours from others lead him to believe that Xinbei is having an affair with Wyman.  This leads to a big fight with Xinbei.

Liu Bang finds out after investigating that he has misunderstood Xinbei. He decides to change his attitude and be a good “house-husband”, who supports his wife hundred percent in her career. However, a rare opportunity comes knocking on the door at this point. An investment company is asking him to manage their operations in China for at least three years. Liu Bang is anxious to share the good news with his family. But when he sees Si’en playing happily with her friend, and how happy Xinbei is when her article nominated for a prize, he hesitates…

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