In “The Confession”, the viewer experiences firsthand the emotional state of the guests as they offer up real-life and heart-rending confessions of an offense or misdeed they had committed against a close friend or family member. Using real people who are humbly wiling to confront their past mistakes, “The Confession” goes way beyond where other talk shows have dared to tread.
The success of this newest format is owed to its streamlined production approach, which creates a more suspenseful show, as well as heavily reduces overhead costs and delivers far better ratings than conventional talk shows, DIY formats and afternoon fiction reruns.
In “The Confession”, the guests anxiously purge their feelings of guilt, hidden from view behind a screen that only allows their silhouettes to be visible. It’s a high tension and high-powered moment rife with emotion and empathy – for the guests as well as the audience, who become so absorbed in the story that it’s difficult not to pass one’s own judgment. Condemn…or pardon?
The sympathetic host keeps up the show’s momentum, but also offers compassion and support when the guest’s emotions get out of hand.
The confessions of the guests are visually recreated using dramatic and convincingly authentic fade-ins, offering the audience a deep insight into the specific incident. The audience, with their emotions fully invested in the outcome, are asking the big question:
Will the victim forgive the offender? As well, will the offender find the courage to confront their victim? Or will they, out of embarrassment or fear, choose to remain anonymous? The suspense, which starts building in the first few minutes, only reaches its gripping peak in the last riveting seconds…