Mediacorp’s bloackbuster of the year, The Little Nyonya ended yesterday, 5 January 2009, on a not so happy note. I was reading Straits Times online and came across this article, “How should it have ended?”, in which the writer revealed the 5 different endings the scriptwriter had for the final moments of the show.

Personally, I feel it was a bad choice in letting Yueniang and Chen Xi marry different people in the end. For me, I feel that kind of ending spoils everything that has gone on before. In short, the ending was a major anti-climax! As a loyal viewer myself, I would like to see the two main protagonists live happily ever after, especially after all the hardships they have had to go through in the intervening time.

Also, I personally feel the ending is unfair instead of fair to Yuzhu. After all, Yuzhu became what she is because she wants  the two lovers to be together. What would count as fair to Yuzhu would be, in my opinion, Chen Xi and Yueniang bringing up Yuzhu’s son together. Only by doing that could they possibly negate the guilt they feel towards their good friend and sister. Yueniang is only running away from their problems by marrying Paul. I can’t possibly blame Chen Xi since he is under the impression Yueniang is dead.

And which is why I would prefer ending to be this – “Chen Xi thinks that Yueniang is dead but she still loves and cares for him secretly. He falls ill and almost dies. In the hospital, he sees Yueniang visiting him but he thinks that he is imagining things. She finally reveals she is still alive.”.  I feel that would make a much better ending and it is realistic in its own way. Chen Xi has always been a sickly character in the show, and Yueniang only revealing to Chen Xi in the hospital that she is still alive is also something her headstrong personality would allow her to do at the very least. That is definitely better than possibly living a life of regret.Don’t you think so???

I still like the drama. I just don’t like the ending.

Whatever it is, this post is just my take on the drama’s ending and I mean no malice.


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