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"The Confidant" to have an alternate ending....[possible spoilers]

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#1 llwy12

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

Most people probably know that the ending for The Confidant was already revealed prior to the series even airing (the ending spoilers were plastered all over Weibo a little over a week before TC premiered). Also, one of the Media outlets (can't remember which one right now) got an exclusive 'sneak peak' at the first 10 episodes of TC and was already dissecting some of the 'must see' scenes in those first 10 episodes for audiences...

Well, here's the latest....according to Mingpao Magazine, Issue #2296 (which came out today), TC's producer Marco Law secretly gathered the main cast of TC back to TVB City last week to film an alternate ending for the series....without going into detail, basically they are going to let the audiences decide the 'fate' of a certain characters in the series -- which ending TVB decides to air will be based on audience preference...

Personally, I hate alternate endings, mainly because I don't see the point of doing a different ending and also because TVB usually screws those up....but that's just my personal preference...

Any thoughts on TVB doing an alternate ending for The Confidant?

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Seriously? The one time I thought that I would be able to enjoy a series all the way through Posted Image .

I just hope they don't do anything to either Li Lian-ying or Cixi, at the very least they can't be killed off because they live longer than any of the "historical" people in depicted in this series.

nvm: It seems to centre around Nancy's character and whether or not she dies in the end. Seeing that her lover is probably dead and that she just had a miscarriage, I don't want her character to die, but then I don't really like alternate endings either :\

Edited by ArtificialSweetener, 11 November 2012 - 06:39 AM.


#3 foreverleila

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

"The Confidant" Shoots An Alternative Ending, Audience Decides Nancy Wu's Ending
Source: Mingpao
Translated by: aZnangel @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums/


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TVB anniversary series The Confidant started off with high ratings and once again, Wayne Lai becomes one of the hot favorites for the TV King title. Lately, he has been working on a new film in Malaysia and was called back immediately by TVB to shoot an alternative ending for the series; audience can choose whether Nancy Wu's character "Sin Yung" lives or dies.

In the original ending, Nancy's role "Sin Yung" gets beaten to death by "Tim Sau" (Edwin Siu), but in the new version she gets a happy ending. Producer Law Wing Yin reveals all the questions -- will Sin Yung die? will she marry another man? or does she become a nun? -- will be answered at the finale. This time, they filmed two versions of the ending in hope to get the viewers more into the series and this time, the decision is in he hands of the audience. Producer Law frankly expressed: "Just playing with gimmicks! (Are you planning to do an all-citizen vote again to decide which ending to broadcast?) We are still discussing the details now. Perhaps we'll just be airing one of the endings and then air the other on the official site (tvb.com)." He also admitted that Michelle Yim secretly filmed another scene, but because Empress Dowager Cixi is a historical character after all, her role cannot be modified too much, otherwise it will displease the audience. In addition, it is possible there will be a finale event held at the shopping mall for the cast to watch the finale with the audience.

Nancy is pleased to hear that there is so much attention on whether her role ends up living or dies. Her personal favorite is for Sin Yung to die because leaving a sense of regret is not a bad thing.

Wayne supports having two versions of the ending, so audience can vote on which ending they want to see or perhaps just see both endings. This can satisfy the likings of a wider range of viewers. Also, he does not feel pressured by the TV King battle because The Confidant cannot surpass the Rosy Business myth. On the popular "HK Golden" Discussion Forum, there is a poll for TV King and Queen. Wayne is leading over Raymond Lam and Kenneth Ma. Kate Tsui is the most popular on the TV Queen side.