Lion Mums

We meet the Lion Moms - three very different mothers who share the same goal of giving their children the best. Jennifer Lee is the perfect stay at home Mom. Durrani is the power hungry career woman and Min Yi is the single mother who gives all she’s got. Best friends, the three women help each other through the numerous obstacles they face as mothers. Issues that all Singaporean mothers can identify with, such as - tuition, work life balance and stressed out children - will be addressed throughout the series. In this episode, Jennifer plans to throw the best birthday party ever, but it all badly backfires. How will her friends help save the day?

“LION MUMS SEASON TWO” is a cosmo-drama series that centers around the lives of four quintessential Singaporean mothers, Jennifer Tan (played by TVB actress Bernice Liu), Durrani Mazlan (played by Nurul Aini), Chae Lian (played by Lina Ng) and Ho Min Yi (played by Vanessa Vanderstraaten). In Season One, our Lion Mums had to navigate the minefield of primary school admission, amidst challenging personal life circumstances. Season Two finds our intrepid Lion Mums confronting the challenge of Singapore’s highly competitive education head-on as their offspring begin their first year of primary education at the fictional elite school, Charleston Primary.The show will explore hot button and highly relatable topics that seem to have been ripped from the headlines. Our Lion Mums will have to deal with Enrichment Programs, gaming the Direct Schools Admission system, homework tutors, elitism in the education system, bullying and of course, the perennial pressures of competitive parenting. All this unfolds amidst their own personal challenges - Jennifer finds herself going back to work as her husband is bankrupted, Durrani starts her own business after leaving her comfortable law firm job and Min Yi must confront discrimination at the workplace that stems from her lack of a degree. Upping the ante is Chae Lian, the ultimate super mum of the poster boy & girl of Charleston Primary, who is the know-it-all and game-it-all of our local educational system.

Ep 1 Day One
61 mins

It’s the first day of primary school and the start of a race that will ultimately culminate in the PSLE. Kai, Nabilah and Ada begin a new phase of their young lives albeit in different schools as Kai attends a neighbourhood school whilst Nabilah and Ada attend the elite Charleston Primary. Each will face their own challenges on the first day of school. Meanwhile, Jennifer (Bernice Liu), Durrani (Nurul Aini) and Min Yi (Vanessa Vanderstraaten)...

Ep 1 Day One

It’s the first day of primary school and the start of a race that will ultimately culminate in the PSLE. Kai, Nabilah and Ada begin a new phase of their young lives albeit in different schools as Kai attends a neighbourhood school whilst Nabilah and Ada attend the elite Charleston Primary. Each will face their own challenges on the first day of school. Meanwhile, Jennifer (Bernice Liu), Durrani (Nurul Aini) and Min Yi (Vanessa Vanderstraaten)...

Ep 2 Extra Curricular Secrets
47 mins

Distracted with the need to trying to track down the phone number of the mysterious ultra-Lion Mum, Chae Lian (played by Lina Ang), Jennifer and Durrani give short shrift to the CCA forms awaiting their attention. When they finally do get to meet Chae Lian, she lets them in on the Big DSA Secret that sends them scrambling after those CCA forms. Durrani is forced to engage in an embarrassing about-face with Charleston’s badminton team coach after

Ep 2 Extra Curricular Secrets

Distracted with the need to trying to track down the phone number of the mysterious ultra-Lion Mum, Chae Lian (played by Lina Ang), Jennifer and Durrani give short shrift to the CCA forms awaiting their attention. When they finally do get to meet Chae Lian, she lets them in on the Big DSA Secret that sends them scrambling after those CCA forms. Durrani is forced to engage in an embarrassing about-face with Charleston’s badminton team coach after

Ep 3 The Price Of Giftedness
47 mins

Conflict arises between Min Yi and Kai’s biological father, Marcus (played by Joshua Tan) when Kai’s P1 teacher suggests that he may be a gifted child. Marcus and Kai’s grandmother, Emmy (played by Sue Tan) push for Kai to be transferred to Charleston Primary where his gifted qualities can be better supported and cultivated.

Ep 3 The Price Of Giftedness

Conflict arises between Min Yi and Kai’s biological father, Marcus (played by Joshua Tan) when Kai’s P1 teacher suggests that he may be a gifted child. Marcus and Kai’s grandmother, Emmy (played by Sue Tan) push for Kai to be transferred to Charleston Primary where his gifted qualities can be better supported and cultivated.

Ep 4 Playdate Of The Century
46 mins

When Jennifer and Durrani receive an invitation to a playdate with Hilary Lian, they are giddy with excitement. At last, they will have a chance to engage with the famous Chae Lian face to face. Complications ensue however when Jennifer discovers that the playdate is slated to take place at the same time as her job interview with a personal shopping service....

Ep 4 Playdate Of The Century

When Jennifer and Durrani receive an invitation to a playdate with Hilary Lian, they are giddy with excitement. At last, they will have a chance to engage with the famous Chae Lian face to face. Complications ensue however when Jennifer discovers that the playdate is slated to take place at the same time as her job interview with a personal shopping service....

Ep 5 Starting Over
46 mins

Durrani sets her sights on getting Nabila to stay in contact with her over-achiever school buddy, Jason, in an attempt to ensure a constant academic positive role model for her daughter. It’s Jennifer’s first day at work and it’s quite the change for everyone in the Lee household as Richard begins his first official day as house husband/Stay At Home Dad ....

Ep 5 Starting Over

Durrani sets her sights on getting Nabila to stay in contact with her over-achiever school buddy, Jason, in an attempt to ensure a constant academic positive role model for her daughter. It’s Jennifer’s first day at work and it’s quite the change for everyone in the Lee household as Richard begins his first official day as house husband/Stay At Home Dad ....

Ep 6 The Richness Of Enrichment
45 mins

Jennifer learns that Ada’s latest test scores indicate a need for remedial classes. To Jennifer’s horror, it isn’t just math that Ada’s falling behind on, but all three P1 subjects: English, Math and Chinese. Faced with the reality of Ada’s evident academic weakness, Jennifer tackles it in true Lion-Mom fashion: enrichment classes. Despite Nabilah and Kai being good students, Durrani and Min Yi find themselves jumping on the enrichment bandwagon

Ep 6 The Richness Of Enrichment

Jennifer learns that Ada’s latest test scores indicate a need for remedial classes. To Jennifer’s horror, it isn’t just math that Ada’s falling behind on, but all three P1 subjects: English, Math and Chinese. Faced with the reality of Ada’s evident academic weakness, Jennifer tackles it in true Lion-Mom fashion: enrichment classes. Despite Nabilah and Kai being good students, Durrani and Min Yi find themselves jumping on the enrichment bandwagon

Ep 7 In Sickness And Health
48 mins

HFMD hits Charleston and our Lion mums (and Lion Dads) are sent into a tizzy over how best to protect their offspring from the illness. With Jennifer out of town on a buying trip for her clients, Richard is left to care for Ada, who is determined to catch HFMD, or at least, stay away from school. Min Yi catches the disease from Kai, forcing her to rely on her hated neighbour, Suresh, to help her get through the illness.

Ep 7 In Sickness And Health

HFMD hits Charleston and our Lion mums (and Lion Dads) are sent into a tizzy over how best to protect their offspring from the illness. With Jennifer out of town on a buying trip for her clients, Richard is left to care for Ada, who is determined to catch HFMD, or at least, stay away from school. Min Yi catches the disease from Kai, forcing her to rely on her hated neighbour, Suresh, to help her get through the illness.

Ep 8 May The Best Mother…
46 mins

Durrani pushes Jennifer to run for Charleston PTA president when news spreads that Chae Lian has no plans to serve another term. Durrani sees this an opportunity for them to have more insight into what is going on at school and also to give them more contact with teachers and the Principal. Jennifer agrees after realising that the current PTA does not appear to have initiatives for weak students like Ada.

Ep 8 May The Best Mother…

Durrani pushes Jennifer to run for Charleston PTA president when news spreads that Chae Lian has no plans to serve another term. Durrani sees this an opportunity for them to have more insight into what is going on at school and also to give them more contact with teachers and the Principal. Jennifer agrees after realising that the current PTA does not appear to have initiatives for weak students like Ada.

Ep 9 Mummies, We Have A Problem
47 mins

A new teacher takes over P1 Alpha and she quickly lives up to her moniker of Cheryl the Devil. Miss Sim introduces the students of P1 Alpha - which include Hillary, Nabilah and Ada - to the "Recess Club", her term for keeping students back during recess as punishment for acts she deems as misdemeanours. When an anonymous source circulates fake news about Jennifer, she is determined to do whatever it takes to beat Chae Lian in the debate and t...

Ep 9 Mummies, We Have A Problem

A new teacher takes over P1 Alpha and she quickly lives up to her moniker of Cheryl the Devil. Miss Sim introduces the students of P1 Alpha - which include Hillary, Nabilah and Ada - to the "Recess Club", her term for keeping students back during recess as punishment for acts she deems as misdemeanours. When an anonymous source circulates fake news about Jennifer, she is determined to do whatever it takes to beat Chae Lian in the debate and t...

Ep 10 Sink Or Swim
44 mins

Desperate to find a sport that will allow Ada to get into a good secondary school via the DSA (direct school admission) path, Richard and Jennifer have been frantically sending her for as many sports activities as possible. This week, Jennifer’s prayers are answered when Ada turns out to have ‘shui gan’ - an apparent gift for swimming. Jennifer pours all the family’s financial resources at cultivating Ada’s talent, despite the pressure it puts...

Ep 10 Sink Or Swim

Desperate to find a sport that will allow Ada to get into a good secondary school via the DSA (direct school admission) path, Richard and Jennifer have been frantically sending her for as many sports activities as possible. This week, Jennifer’s prayers are answered when Ada turns out to have ‘shui gan’ - an apparent gift for swimming. Jennifer pours all the family’s financial resources at cultivating Ada’s talent, despite the pressure it puts...

Ep 11 Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mother Scorned
48 mins

When Ada and Hillary are once again punished by Miss Sim, Jennifer and Chae Lian decide that they have had enough of Miss Sim's "Recess Club". They decide to tackle the Bad Teacher problem head-on. But with Nabilah enjoying favoured status in the eyes of Miss Sim, Durrani is reluctant to get involved in any action that might jeopardise her daughter's status in class. Durrani and Min Yi prepare for a pre-trial meeting with Marcus, to resolve t...

Ep 11 Hell Hath No Fury Like A Mother Scorned

When Ada and Hillary are once again punished by Miss Sim, Jennifer and Chae Lian decide that they have had enough of Miss Sim's "Recess Club". They decide to tackle the Bad Teacher problem head-on. But with Nabilah enjoying favoured status in the eyes of Miss Sim, Durrani is reluctant to get involved in any action that might jeopardise her daughter's status in class. Durrani and Min Yi prepare for a pre-trial meeting with Marcus, to resolve t...

Ep 12 Pride Before A Fall
48 mins

Jennifer's carefully planned out household budget self-destructs when she is fired from her job as a personal shopper as a result of being over-zealous in pushing sales to her big client, Winter Wong. With the pressure of Jeremy's upcoming overseas CCA trip and Ada's various enrichment center bills becoming due, Jennifer is forced to reach out to someone from her past for financial assistance, especially after Richard gets into a car accident.

Ep 12 Pride Before A Fall

Jennifer's carefully planned out household budget self-destructs when she is fired from her job as a personal shopper as a result of being over-zealous in pushing sales to her big client, Winter Wong. With the pressure of Jeremy's upcoming overseas CCA trip and Ada's various enrichment center bills becoming due, Jennifer is forced to reach out to someone from her past for financial assistance, especially after Richard gets into a car accident.

Ep 13 The Past Is The Future
47 mins

With Richard lying in the hospital and a huge medical bill weighing on her, Jennifer declines help from her friends and instead heads to Geylang, where she grew up. She is determined to confront her past and do what it takes to save her family. Meanwhile, Kai discovers the custody battle that is brewing between Min Yi and Marcus and acts up at school by punching another boy during recess....

Ep 13 The Past Is The Future

With Richard lying in the hospital and a huge medical bill weighing on her, Jennifer declines help from her friends and instead heads to Geylang, where she grew up. She is determined to confront her past and do what it takes to save her family. Meanwhile, Kai discovers the custody battle that is brewing between Min Yi and Marcus and acts up at school by punching another boy during recess....

Ep 14 The 1 Percent
48 mins

A notification from Charleston that SA1 will soon be upon the P1 students has our Lion Mums in a tizzy. Concerned about Ada's lack of academic aptitude, Jennifer hits on the idea of having Nabilah and Ada study together in the hopes that some of Nabilah's academic fortitude will rub off on Ada. The problem is Durrani has set her heart on Nabilah studying with Chae Lian's daughter, Hillary. When Jennifer discovers this, it threatens to create ...

Ep 14 The 1 Percent

A notification from Charleston that SA1 will soon be upon the P1 students has our Lion Mums in a tizzy. Concerned about Ada's lack of academic aptitude, Jennifer hits on the idea of having Nabilah and Ada study together in the hopes that some of Nabilah's academic fortitude will rub off on Ada. The problem is Durrani has set her heart on Nabilah studying with Chae Lian's daughter, Hillary. When Jennifer discovers this, it threatens to create ...

Ep 15 Death By Homework
48 mins

When the pressure of homework and the need to revise for the upcoming SA1 results in Nabilah staying till the wee hours of the night, Reza puts his foot down and demands that Durrani halt Nabilah's enrichment classes. At first, Durrani co-ops Arina to help her do Nabilah's school homework but this backfires when Miss Sim notices the discrepancies in handwriting. Meanwhile, Chae Lian's well-oiled system for getting homework done is thrown...

Ep 15 Death By Homework

When the pressure of homework and the need to revise for the upcoming SA1 results in Nabilah staying till the wee hours of the night, Reza puts his foot down and demands that Durrani halt Nabilah's enrichment classes. At first, Durrani co-ops Arina to help her do Nabilah's school homework but this backfires when Miss Sim notices the discrepancies in handwriting. Meanwhile, Chae Lian's well-oiled system for getting homework done is thrown...

Ep 16 Broken
48 mins

When Ada shows signs of progress in the swimming pool, Jennifer’s relentless focus on training Ada appears to pay off. The problem is, Ada’s academic performance hasn’t improved despite Jennifer’s enrichment efforts. Against the backdrop of an upcoming swim meet and SA1, Jennifer morphs into the ultimate FrankenMom as she drives Ada harder and harder to achieve results both in the classroom and in the swimming pool. With Richard away at his job..

Ep 16 Broken

When Ada shows signs of progress in the swimming pool, Jennifer’s relentless focus on training Ada appears to pay off. The problem is, Ada’s academic performance hasn’t improved despite Jennifer’s enrichment efforts. Against the backdrop of an upcoming swim meet and SA1, Jennifer morphs into the ultimate FrankenMom as she drives Ada harder and harder to achieve results both in the classroom and in the swimming pool. With Richard away at his job..

Ep 17 Of Helpers And Grandparents
46 mins

Toiling as surrogate parents in the Singapore parenting support structure are the maids and the grandparents. In this episode, we see the lengths in which maids and grandparents go to support their charges and grandchildren, through the eyes of Emmy and Eddy Ho, grandparents of Kai, and Dina, Reza and Durrani’s Indonesian maid. Emmy and Eddy discover how difficult it is to tread the line between spoiling Kai and being good grandparents.

Ep 17 Of Helpers And Grandparents

Toiling as surrogate parents in the Singapore parenting support structure are the maids and the grandparents. In this episode, we see the lengths in which maids and grandparents go to support their charges and grandchildren, through the eyes of Emmy and Eddy Ho, grandparents of Kai, and Dina, Reza and Durrani’s Indonesian maid. Emmy and Eddy discover how difficult it is to tread the line between spoiling Kai and being good grandparents.

Ep 18 Growing Pains
46 mins

When Durrani discovers that Colonel Hussein will be present a a black-tie event, she decides to attend the event, reluctantly leaving Arina to supervise Nabilah on a school night. Arina determines that her niece is in need of a more balanced education, and sets out to correct what she perceives to be excessive emphasis on academics by her sister by taking her out to play pool. Despite Nabilah’s initial trepidation, she finds herself bonding...

Ep 18 Growing Pains

When Durrani discovers that Colonel Hussein will be present a a black-tie event, she decides to attend the event, reluctantly leaving Arina to supervise Nabilah on a school night. Arina determines that her niece is in need of a more balanced education, and sets out to correct what she perceives to be excessive emphasis on academics by her sister by taking her out to play pool. Despite Nabilah’s initial trepidation, she finds herself bonding...

Ep 19 Playdate Politics
48 mins

When Min Yi learns that Kai is constantly passed over for birthday parties and playdates, Min Yi decides to organise a playdate to help her son integrate socially. Kai’s enthusiasm however rapidly faces when he discovers that no one wants to attend his birthday party. Min Yi is forced to confront the reality of her laxness when it comes to protecting her son from the social cruelty that accompanies being in an elite school. Meanwhile, Durrani...

Ep 19 Playdate Politics

When Min Yi learns that Kai is constantly passed over for birthday parties and playdates, Min Yi decides to organise a playdate to help her son integrate socially. Kai’s enthusiasm however rapidly faces when he discovers that no one wants to attend his birthday party. Min Yi is forced to confront the reality of her laxness when it comes to protecting her son from the social cruelty that accompanies being in an elite school. Meanwhile, Durrani...

Ep 20 Red Pill Blue Pill
48 mins

Reza’s mother, Mari, descends on their household with fertility soups and herbal remedies to help the process of Baby Number Two along. When Durrani gets an upset stomach as a result of all the soups, Reza is on Cloud Nine and assumes she’s pregnant. Little does Reza know that Durrani has been on contraceptives and does not want to have another baby just yet. When Arina learns about her sister’s duplicity, the sisters fight ...

Ep 20 Red Pill Blue Pill

Reza’s mother, Mari, descends on their household with fertility soups and herbal remedies to help the process of Baby Number Two along. When Durrani gets an upset stomach as a result of all the soups, Reza is on Cloud Nine and assumes she’s pregnant. Little does Reza know that Durrani has been on contraceptives and does not want to have another baby just yet. When Arina learns about her sister’s duplicity, the sisters fight ...

Ep 21 Pandora’s Box
48 mins

When a pixelated video of a mother slapping her daughter violently goes viral, Chae Lian pretends not to know who is the Charleston Monster Mom referred to in the video, despite knowing that she and Margaret are the ones in the video. Tension mounts between Chae Lian and Margaret when they are summoned to see the Charleston Principal over Margaret’s act of destroying her GEP model. Margaret refuses to agree to her mother’s demand that she...

Ep 21 Pandora’s Box

When a pixelated video of a mother slapping her daughter violently goes viral, Chae Lian pretends not to know who is the Charleston Monster Mom referred to in the video, despite knowing that she and Margaret are the ones in the video. Tension mounts between Chae Lian and Margaret when they are summoned to see the Charleston Principal over Margaret’s act of destroying her GEP model. Margaret refuses to agree to her mother’s demand that she...

Ep 22 Mummy Dearest
48 mins

Chae Lian is unveiled as the Charleston Monster Mom and her life becomes a living hell. She finds herself under the unforgiving glare of the media and on the receiving end of digital spite, from nasty comments on Facebook to being pizza doxed. Compounding things is Margaret’s continued silent treatment of her mother. Min Yi and Durrani endeavour to persuade Margaret to forgive her mother for her deeds, even as they encourage Chae Lian to seek...

Ep 22 Mummy Dearest

Chae Lian is unveiled as the Charleston Monster Mom and her life becomes a living hell. She finds herself under the unforgiving glare of the media and on the receiving end of digital spite, from nasty comments on Facebook to being pizza doxed. Compounding things is Margaret’s continued silent treatment of her mother. Min Yi and Durrani endeavour to persuade Margaret to forgive her mother for her deeds, even as they encourage Chae Lian to seek...

Ep 23 Revelations
47 mins

Jason injures his ankle and risks losing the ability to rely on his status as a member of the Charleston badminton team to secure entry to secondary school via DSA. To compound things, we learn that Jason’s grades dropped during the P5 Mid-Terms and he has been keeping this information from his parents. Jason attempts to accelerate his recovery and ends up injuring his ankle even more. When Durrani learns about this, she steps in and takes over..

Ep 23 Revelations

Jason injures his ankle and risks losing the ability to rely on his status as a member of the Charleston badminton team to secure entry to secondary school via DSA. To compound things, we learn that Jason’s grades dropped during the P5 Mid-Terms and he has been keeping this information from his parents. Jason attempts to accelerate his recovery and ends up injuring his ankle even more. When Durrani learns about this, she steps in and takes over..

Ep 24 Fallen
47 mins

The inter-school badminton tournament has the whole of Charleston excited and Jason feeling the pressure. To make things worse, his ankle does not seem to have recovered 100 percent. Confronted with the possibility of losing to his formidable Bishan Independent School opponent, he does the unthinkable and cheats by cutting the strings on his opponent’s racquet. When he is caught in the act by the rival team’s coach, Jason finds himself backed ...

Ep 24 Fallen

The inter-school badminton tournament has the whole of Charleston excited and Jason feeling the pressure. To make things worse, his ankle does not seem to have recovered 100 percent. Confronted with the possibility of losing to his formidable Bishan Independent School opponent, he does the unthinkable and cheats by cutting the strings on his opponent’s racquet. When he is caught in the act by the rival team’s coach, Jason finds himself backed ...

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Additional Information

Lion Mums S2
Released2017
Genresdrama
Seasons4
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