I’ve binge watched this Chinese drama this earlier this month… And I touch up this review up a little bit more even though this is likely one of my shortest drama reviews yet… And to make sure I gave all of my thoughts in this review especially since this will be my first Chinese drama review in long time!!!
Disclaimer: Pictures of the show, cast are not mine. And just add, info on the cast I got from Wikipedia and Asian wiki.✌️ By the way, just to sneak in, you can find this Chinese drama on Viki.com
Anyways been a long time coming and finally presenting…
Original Sin Chinese TV Drama Review
First off… please don’t take what I say seriously… just with a grain of salt, like with music. I do not have a professional degree in film, literature and television… Not at all…nada zilch degree. But I love movies books and tv shows, most especially if they capture my interest somehow. Despite the lack of degree on this area, I will still do this TV Drama review as a Tv show lover and a TV drama lover…. And just to clarify too, sorry if at some points I might run on with my words or have any grammatical errors… but I will definitely be honest about my thoughts and feelings in this review.
Now I will talk a bit about the main leads Zhai Tianlin and Yin Zheng…who respectively play Chi Zhen and Lu Li.
Zhai Tianlin is a Chinese actor. He acted in films and TV series such as Memory of the Youth, Royal Tattoo, Sinful Debt 2 and The River of Red.
Yin Zheng is a Chinese actor. He is well known for his roles in 2015’s Love Me If You Dare and Goodbye Mr. Loser , and 2016’s Sparrow.
Anyways, I will first start off with the plot… It is basically about two people both on the opposite side of the law who are forced to work to together. One, Chi Zhen, is a lawyer who has been sentenced to jail but later becomes successful in “business” after serving time. While the other, Lu Li, is a cop with a flourishing career who solves case after case. Chi Zhen (Zhai Tianlin) uses his wits and courage to outsmart the rich and power, making him an annoyance to the police force and earning him notoriety in “other circles”. Meanwhile, Lu Li (Yin Zhen) is model student Lu Li and graduates from police academy at the top of his class and continues his dream career in the police force. After cracking a series of tough cases, he is promoted to chief of police within few years since starting her police career. Four years on, Chi Zhen and Lu Li’s paths fatefully cross. Though polar opposites…. the ex-convict and chief of police put their differences behind them and come to trust and rely on each other.
Now I will move on with the actual review…
I thought this drama was pretty well executed! Some parts may seems cliche or makes you wonder on what parts are accurate or not…. But it has a nice mixture drama, thrill with a hint of bromance and humor! Although the humor isn’t alot, it gives a nice break from all the dark and/or heavy elements in the drama since it is centered around crime. So this show, it definitely not for kids.
Although the crimes to be solved were dark in nature especially since they do deal with crimes, I thought the writers make them intriguing to me as a viewer who enjoys watching crime shows even though I am not sure of the accuracy of how real crimes are done and how real police solves them. I found the cases they try to solve as intriguing.
I also loved the relationships amongst the characters especially the developing brotherhood between the main characters Chi Zhen and Lu Li! They may have a testy rocky start but they developed a strong bond even though their partnerships get tested by the dark secrets in the past that relates to their respective loved ones and major twist that sheds light to them that is greatly hinted in flashbacks.
Anyways, although this is probably one of the most shortest review I have likely done for a drama… I can honestly say that Original Sin Chinese Drama is such an awesome show! It has dark elements, due to the crimes the main characters have to solve, and I truly enjoyed the progression of storyline. I highly recommend this to your watch list, most especially if you are interested in crime shows! Once again, you can find this this Chinese drama on Viki.com. 😊
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