Sugar Baby’s Review Corner: Storm Eye

Storm Eye


Genre: Action, Suspense, Crime, Detective, Invesitigation
Origin: China
Episodes: 40
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

A story about a team of agents is told from the perspective of An Jing and Ma Shang. Showing no fear in their mission to uphold justice, these officers work hard to protect national interests.

Ma Shang is a national security agent who receives a special mission to trail a spy from beyond the borders all the way to Shuangqing City. While performing surveillance work, Ma Shang discovers that the spy is but a small fry in their grander scheme of things and that their goal is to steal the top-secret research of Huading Group. Due to extenuating circumstances, Ma Shang is dispatched directly to Shuangqing to collaborate with the city bureau in commencing an investigation under codename Storm Eye. As a team is formed, Ma Shang, realizes that the local team leader is none other than his high school classmate An Jing who had left ten years ago without saying goodbye.

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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.


Story: 7.5/10
Acting: 9/10
Music: 8/10
Rewatch Value: 5/10
Overall: 7.5/10

Published by Unbothered Unnies

A couple of ladies who love to express their opinions from anything and everything. That includes shows and music and anything in between. This blog is dedicated to our love and appreciation for Asian entertainment and culture.

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