Remember Hanson and the Beast with Feng Shaofeng and Crystal Liu? A guy discovers that magical beasts exist after close encounters with a fox demon. Bureau of Transformer 动物管理局 is similar in some regard. It is 24 episodes of comedy-ridden out-of-this-world encounters that stars Chen He, Olivia Wang Ziwen, Huang Yilin, Tan Quan and Tang Xiaotian.
The story follows a veterinarian named Hao Yun (Chen He) who accidentally discovers the existence of “transformer” beasts who can take on the form of humans. Hao Yun ends up joining a mysterious organization that handles these otherworldly threats, opening him to a vast world of urban oddities.
Chen He has made us laugh for years with his antics as a member of the Chinese Running Man that it makes a lot of sense to cast someone like him as the protagonist. He and the cast clearly had fun playing as their characters as this is not your usual drama.
I’ve always pegged Olivia Wang to have a certain appeal for oddball characters. It’s kind of interesting to see what she’ going to do as her character, Wu Aiai, in the series. Wu Aiai seems to be the opposite of Hao Yun. She is more serious and she’ll probably make a kickass partner.
Release Date: June 5, 2019 iQIYI
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