Thursday, October 04, 2012

Overview - The Confidant

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Wayne Lai and Raymond Cho were sold into the palace and became eunuchs at a young age. The two were very close with each other and their mentor, Chung King-fei. Eventually, both gained the trust of Empress Dowager Cixi (Michelle Yim). Regrettably, Raymond is overcome by greed, causing his friendship with Wayne to gradually fade. The Head of Eunuch, Elliot Ngok, feels threatened by Wayne and Raymond’s rise to prominence. He plots against them, but Wayne is saved by two other palace servants, Nancy Wu and Raymond Wong.

The other Empress Dowager Ci’an (Maggie Siu) is increasingly worried that Michelle will gain too much power, so she allies with KK Cheung, uncle of the Emperor (Oscar Leung), to isolate Michelle. On this ever-changing political scene, Wayne survives by adhering to the words “A servant is a servant”.

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Photos: Asianfanatics

Comment: So excited!!! I've been waiting ever since the sales presentation. This series is the second TVB Anniversary series this year and will begin airing in Hong Kong on November 5. It will contain a lot of historical background so stay tuned for my Historical Context posts!

See overview of the other TVB Anniversary series: Silver Spoon, Sterling Shackles.

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