The Confidant

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  • 2012
  • 1 Season
  • 0.0  (10)

The Confidant is a historical drama television series produced by TVB in Hong Kong in 2012. Set during the Qing dynasty, the show follows the story of Lau Sing (played by Wayne Lai), who rises from a humble background to become a powerful and influential eunuch at the imperial palace. Along the way, Lau Sing faces challenges and struggles, both professionally and personally, as he navigates the complex political and social landscape of the era.

Aimee Chan plays the role of Lau Sing's wife, Kwok Wai, a woman who is fiercely devoted to her husband and supports him through all of his triumphs and tribulations. Kwok-Pong Chan plays Lau Sing's close friend and confidant, Shum Choi-sum, who works alongside Lau Sing at the palace and shares in his many adventures. Kwok-Keung Cheung plays Emperor Jiaqing, who rules over the Qing dynasty with an iron fist and is often at odds with the eunuchs who serve him.

The Confidant is an epic tale of loyalty, betrayal, and ambition, set against the backdrop of one of the most fascinating periods of Chinese history. The show is known for its stunning costumes and lavish set design, which transport viewers back in time to the opulent and extravagant world of the Qing dynasty. The characters are richly drawn and complex, with each member of the ensemble cast bringing their own unique perspective and personality to the story.

One of the key themes of the show is the importance of loyalty and trust, both in personal relationships and in politics. Lau Sing is often torn between his duty to the emperor and his loyalty to his friends and loved ones, and his decisions have far-reaching consequences that affect not only his own life but the lives of those around him. Similarly, Kwok Wai's unwavering devotion to her husband is a testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit.

The Confidant also explores the role of eunuchs in Chinese society, which was typically one of servitude and subservience. However, in the palace, eunuchs held positions of immense power and influence, as they were trusted to act as intermediaries between the emperor and the rest of the court. The show portrays the complex relationships that eunuchs had with each other, with the imperial family, and with the wider world outside the palace walls.

Overall, The Confidant is a rich and engaging historical drama that offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the Qing dynasty. With its compelling storylines, well-drawn characters, and breathtaking visual effects, it is a must-see for anyone interested in Chinese history or historical dramas in general.

The Confidant is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on November 5, 2012.

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Episode 33
33. Episode 33
December 16, 2012
It's the series finale! To save Qing, Lian Ying becomes a double agent working to put the right empress behind the throne.
Episode 32
32. Episode 32
December 16, 2012
As word spreads, the struggle for power begins. Lian Ying and Sin Yung run into Tim Shau, who is down on his luck.
Episode 31
31. Episode 31
December 14, 2012
Dr. Lo tells the eunuchs that the Emperor does not have smallpox. The Emperor learns the truth and tries to plan for the future.
Episode 30
30. Episode 30
December 14, 2012
Sheung Hei settles a score. The East Empress Dowager's health continues to decline.
Episode 29
29. Episode 29
December 13, 2012
The Empress tries to straighten out the Emperor. Tim Shau continues to flaunt his authority. Lian Ying and Sam Shun return to the Palace and create an alliance with Fook.
Episode 28
28. Episode 28
December 12, 2012
While Lian Ying starts a new life with Sin Yung, in the Imperial Palace, matters take a turn for the worse when Tim Shau becomes more daring with his new authority.
Episode 27
27. Episode 27
December 11, 2012
Sheung Hei becomes consumed by trying to find a cure for the Princess. The Emperor suspects that his court of ministers isn't telling him the whole truth about his nation.
Episode 26
26. Episode 26
December 10, 2012
Having accepted his death, De Hai makes a last effort to clear the West Empress Dowager's reputation, but leaves the friendship between the five eunuchs in tatters.
Episode 25
25. Episode 25
December 7, 2012
Chan Fook successfully removes De Hai from his office. Meanwhile, the Emperor gets fed up with the West Empress Dowager's treatment of the East Empress Dowager.
Episode 24
24. Episode 24
December 6, 2012
De Hai will try anything to be with Siu Chai. Someone is trying to pit the eunuchs against each other.
Episode 23
23. Episode 23
December 5, 2012
The Princess miscarries her baby due to Sheung Hei's prescription. The West Empress Dowager sees that her son has matured, and decides to handle over power.
Episode 22
22. Episode 22
December 4, 2012
The West Empress Dowager gives her blessing to Lian Ying and Sin Yung to pair off. De Hai wants to marry Siu Chai.
Episode 21
21. Episode 21
December 3, 2012
The Princess runs away after the death of her husband. Meanwhile, the eunuchs execute a new plot to get the West Empress Dowager to consent to the Emperor's choice of bride.
Episode 20
20. Episode 20
November 30, 2012
The eunuchs try to decide if they should help the Emperor marry the woman he likes, or if they should help Cixi match him with a woman she has chosen. The Emperor is frustrated that he is not allowed to make any decisions for himself.
Episode 19
19. Episode 19
November 29, 2012
The eunuchs try to influence the Emperor's choice for his Empress, but he Emperor is not interested in picking a wife.
Episode 18
18. Episode 18
November 28, 2012
The West Empress Dowager orders Sin Yung into the Palace. Years passed, and the Emperor is now of age for a bride.
Episode 17
17. Episode 17
November 27, 2012
The West Empress Dowager puts a stop to Prince Gong's attempts at power-grabbing, and the Princess gets married.
Episode 16
16. Episode 16
November 26, 2012
De Hai, now in the West Empress Dowager's favor, seeks to take the office of Grand Eunuch, and sets out to destroy Fook's network and influence.
Episode 15
15. Episode 15
November 23, 2012
Lian Ying promises to save Master Fook. Sheun Hei and the Princess share some precious time together. De Hai tries to take charge of the Head Eunuchs.
Episode 14
14. Episode 14
November 22, 2012
The Palace is chaotic as a coup is staged and the Emperor has been taken hostage.
Episode 13
13. Episode 13
November 21, 2012
The Prince is working with the Westerners to unseat Cixi. Sam Shun is concerned that his uncle seems to have taking a liking to De Hai. Friendships and loyalties are challenged.
Episode 12
12. Episode 12
November 20, 2012
The Princess sneaks out of the city and makes Sheung Hei her unwitting accomplice. Lian Ying checks in on Sin Yung and is shocked at what he finds. Fook is concocting a plan to unseat the West Empress Dowager.
Episode 11
11. Episode 11
November 19, 2012
Granny So discovers that the Empress has been hiding a forbidden love. An De Hai and Tim Shau try to clear Lord Grace's name. The West Empress is asked to pass sentence on her brother.
Episode 10
10. Episode 10
November 16, 2012
The Princess warns Sam Shun not to mess with her friends. The Empress asks Lian Ying to teach her to ride the bicycle. An De Hai's integrity is questioned when he is offered bribes.
Episode 9
9. Episode 9
November 15, 2012
The Emperor is missing. Lian Ying and Sam Shun discover a smuggling ring while looking for the Emperor.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
November 14, 2012
Having the young Emperor in Housekeeping, is not as easy or rewarding as the eunuchs had expected. The corruption in the Palace leads to a death.
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
November 13, 2012
Tim Shau tries his hand at gambling to save his family. Lian Ying opposes the Empress Dowager in order to help Tim Shau. Lian Ying and De Hai look for De Hai's sister.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
November 12, 2012
Sin Yung's secret is out. The servants gather for reassignment now that Lady Yuen is gone.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
November 9, 2012
Sheung Hei's wish comes true but he is seeing ghosts. The West Empress tries to cover her tracks. The truth comes out about Lady Yuen's son.
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
November 8, 2012
Lady Yuen confronts Master Tung about the death of her son. She believes Master Tung is now dead. Sin Yung shares a secret with Lian Ying.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
November 7, 2012
Lian Ying tries to get a pass from Sam Shun to pay off his father's debt and save his brother. Master Fook learns the secret behind the death of the little Prince and vows to help Lady Yuen avenge him. Lian Ying devises a plot to get out of the Palace.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
November 6, 2012
Lian Ying is ordered to slap Sam Shun, and Sam Shun seeks vengeance. The little Prince haunts the Imperial Pharmacy on the anniversary of his birth. On Tai's father tries to sell him into service as an eunuch.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
November 5, 2012
The eunuchs in the Palace get into an altercation with the British Ambassador's friend and put their arms deals in jeopardy. Sheung Hei's mother is sick but Master Sam Shun won't let him leave to see her until someone more powerful intervenes.
Where to Watch The Confidant
The Confidant is available for streaming on the TVB website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Confidant on demand at and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    November 5, 2012
  • IMDB Rating
    0.0  (10)