It seems like the time is ripe for the dead to start talking and the living to start listening as we have another forensic drama coming soon. The Listener 心灵法医 falls right in the category of the increasing number of Chinese online dramas like Your Secret and of course, the Medical Examiner Dr. Qin adaptations that delve into forensic science.
Based from the novel Listen to the Dead, the 36-episode series stars Nie Yuan and Song Yi. It follows the life of Ming Chuan, a forensic doctor who is well known for cracking cases through dead bodies. However, he has a secret that no one knows: his past is a complete puzzle, even for him! Enter the stunning yet skilled police woman Luo Bixin who, after seeing a picture of the doctor in one of the crime scenes become suspicious of him. The cases that put them in each other’s paths ultimately bring them closer.
Also joining the cast are Lu Fangsheng, Zhang Tingfei and Guo Yunqi.
Again, if I haven’t said it enough, medical mysteries are my cup of tea — from novels to western shows like Bones — so this one is already added on my must-watch list! The teaser seems to be on the serious side with little to no light scenes.
With Nie Yuan being paired repeatedly with Wu Jinyan since Story of Yanxi Palace, this offers a fresh pairup with Song Yi. She was such a badass spy in Disguiser that many wished she was the leading lady instead of the second lead. Having her play the role of a cop seems quite fitting. I actually don’t need this to dwell too much on the possibility of romance since the intrigue around the mysteries are enough for me to be hooked.
Release Date: November 18, 2019 iQIYI (two episodes every Monday-Thursday at 8pm, VIP watch 8 episodes in advance)
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