Brownie欢欢, one of YYP's scriptwriters, dropped in Zhang Meng Baidu bar. A fan asked how come Lai Fu and TTX are not the same person as written in the book. Brownie replied that was because some related department forbid them to use 'amnesia' to push the storyline so they had to make the change to twins and change the storyline accordingly. And that actually they already had the 'amnesia' script written out -- (TN: probably the very same script that got Steven to accept the roles. In that case he would truly be the male lead as per script compare to now when his lead is in contention with Huang Shao Qi's. Also with the change in the title, and the happy ending for Qi Jun, the male lead may even lean toward HSQ. But unquestionably, Steven's characters are more interesting than HSQ's. Too bad about the 'amnesia' being dropped. )
But the last episode is just so lame but what to do, the series had to get pass China film censorship so evil has to repent. That's the policy with the mainland series censhorship -- that the good must win over the evil, and that the 'evil' person must have his/her comeuppance, and that villain cannot be male/female absolute lead in the series.
Anyway, I truly enjoyed watching YYP, much better than I expected -- seeing it being a pre-modern mainland series and all, but it was really riveting. Steven was brilliant in his performances except I can't quite see Ting Xuan begging for any woman's love, even if she is Yong En -- just don't see that in his proud character. Maybe because he is only 23 years old, and has lost his whole family?
Anyway I laughed at hearing Lai Fu say he is "23 years old", and so must be Ting Xuan then. TX is so young but already a crafty banker and business man. Impressive!
I like Yong En until she becomes so righteous towards the end, and becomes too 2 dimensional unlike Yi Lan who is more human. In fact, in the latter half I like Yi Lan more than Yong En.
Also, don't understand why Yong En did not hate Ting Liang for killing Lai Fu. She doesn't even show any anger when she sees Ting Liang the very next day after Ting Xuan told her how Lai Fu died. Very strange!
So, what is your opinon on YYP?
I really enjoyed it except for the last episode. But I don't know about TTX going off his rockers -- I mean this is TX we are talking about - smart and confident- breaking apart over Yong En. Doesn't he have to take care of his business empire instead of obsessing over Yong En?
欢欢2006: 回复 nancy南孟静梅 :这个是因为一些相关部门对剧情的要求，当时是说不允许用“失忆”推动剧情，我们已经尽最大的努力来让故事上的变动不要过大了，但其实最早的“失忆”版本的剧本当时已经有了，后来临时改写的
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