Genre: Action, Suspense, Crime, Detective, Invesitigation
Air-date: Feb 23, 2021 – Mar 16, 2021
Starring: Yang Mi as An Jing, Vin Zhang as Ma Shang, Lawrence Wang as Cheng Lei, Daisy Dai as Miao Fei, Wanye Liu as Du Meng
Ahoy! I am finished after all this time. I will be honest guys, as much as I enjoyed this show, it is a lot to watch a contemporary chinese drama that is over twenty-five episodes especially one that is about industry espionage and is very much just cop propaganda. I mean, I know that this isn’t about cops, but NIS agents are still pigs too.
Anyways.. I really enjoyed this drama for what it was which at its core a espionage slice of life type drama. It seemed like it had so many different layers to it and a bunch of other mini plots that could keep you engaged. However, there were also long stretches of episodes where it got very tiresome as it was a lot of nothing? I felt like this was a very standard plot that was a little bit predictable in some sense. Like, I called Du Meng’s death from the moment they started investigating An Jing’s father’s death. Add that to the fact that we saw the clips in the opening theme of a funeral, I was like yup. However, a little predictability never hurt nobody.
Acting wise, I thought that everyone did a pretty good job. I was watching Rattan as well during this and it was the way that I didn’t even confuse the characters of Qin Fang and Ma Shang, that makes me look favorably onto Vin Zhang as an actor. I think the person who stood out the most to me though, was Daisy Dai and I am dying for Jaywalk to get her more roles. She needs to get a lead role STAT! I also loved that everyone used their own voice for their dubs. BUT.. speaking of the dubs, we need to talk about the horrible, terrible english dubs. Sometimes I laughed and sometimes I cringed so hard I almost cried.
Overall, I would say give this a go if you like espionage type dramas, plus its a little reunion of Jaywalk actors and yes, he does get the girl. Hahahah. You may wanna watch on 3x speed though.
Rewatch Value: 5/10