The Quon Dynasty follows a zany and entertaining family of Chinese restaurateurs as they grapple with inter-generational friction and sibling rivalry in their uproarious ongoing quest to build their family business without sacrificing their personal passions.
Their restaurant—the Lingnan—is an institution, beloved by its countless regular customers. It’s cozy and elegant, but quaintly out of date—the sort of place where you can order a Singapore Sling from the cocktail menu on your placemat, and then chow down on a deluxe combination dinner for two.
Elder son Miles Quon wants to turn the Lingnan into a great restaurant—period—instead of a relic from another era. His motives aren’t purely personal; he’s fiercely loyal to his family, to the Lingnan, and to its customers. He takes his “number one son” status very seriously, even though his family sometimes drives him crazy.
His father Kinman, soft-spoken but stubborn, likes things the way they are. After all, the Lingnan has done just fine for over six decades. And the restaurant has been Kinman’s whole life—if he lets Miles take over completely, he’ll have nothing else to do.
Unlike their elder brother (and their father before him), Mandy and Marty aren’t willing to sacrifice their personal lives for the Lingnan. Mandy dreams of a glamorous life; meanwhile, she’s stuck living with her parents and working nights at the restaurant. Marty, the baby and designated “slacker,” wants fame and riches (provided he doesn’t have to work hard to get them). To them, the Lingnan is the family anchor—the thing that holds them in place, even if it sometimes feels like it’s dragging them down.
Finally, at the centre of the Quon storm, spins the outrageous, irrepressible Amy. She loves her children, but can’t resist worrying about—and meddling in—their every move (often with hilarious results). As the kids begin to move on with their lives, Amy battles ever more frantically for their love and appreciation. She also hungers for a bit more attention from her husband—but Kinman, it seems, only has eyes for the Lingnan.
Welcome to The Quon Dynasty—a realm of intergenerational power struggles, sibling rivalry—and eggrolls.
(This show is available in Described Video)