Dark and light cross paths in Original Sin 原生之罪, a crime thriller about a former fugitive and a cop working hand-in-hand and helping each other. Zhai Tianlin (City of Desire), Yin Zheng (A Chinese Odyssey: Legend of Eternity), Li Ruoning (Story of Yanxi Palace), Bai Bing (The Evolution of Our Love), and Cherry Ngan (Concerto of the Bully) star in the 24-episode Chinese drama that brings us a glimpse of the struggles of the police and mafia.
Synopsis from iQiYi:
Chi Zhen (Zhai Tianlin) uses his wits and courage to outsmart the rich and power, making him a thorn in the side of the police force and earning him notoriety in other circles. Meanwhile, model student Lu Li (Yin Zheng) graduates from police academy at the top of his class and commences his dream career in the police force. After cracking a series of tough cases, he is promoted to chief of police within just a few years. Four years on, Chi Zhen and Lu Li’s paths fatefully cross. Though polar opposites to begin with, the ex-convict and chief of police put their differences behind them and come to trust and rely on each other.
Police dramas like to tread that moral grey area between good and bad. As Original Sin takes on a similar direction and shows how vulnerable humanity is to sin despite trying to do good. The trailer barely gives anything away in terms of the plot, but the dramatic scene changes does a lot to build up the suspense. If that is any indication, this show may turn out to be emotionally gripping.
November 2018 December 20, 2018 iQiYi
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