Adapted from a Play, New Singaporean TV Comedy Explores Modern Dating
If the storyline in the new 13-episode Michael Chiang’s Mixed Signals is anything to go by, dating in the digital age is very confusing indeed.
The TV series, which airs on Channel 5 at 9.30pm from Nov 5 and is also available on Toggle, is a retelling of Chiang’s 1989 stage production.
Just how much did the playwright have to do to update the 30-year-old story?
Chiang told CNA Lifestyle: “The major thing is that I had to expand a 90-minute/two-hour play into a 13-part one-hour series, so a lot of things had to change – I had to add more characters, flesh out more subplots. But the core plot or premise is the same – boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy spends time looking for girl. We spun stories around that.”
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