Title: Dr. Qin Medical Examiner
Episodes: 20 Episode Length: ~40 minutes
Starring: Zhang Ruo Yun, Jian Jun Yan, and Lei Yin
Synopsis by DramaFever:
Qin Ming (Zhang Ruo Yun) is an amazing medical examiner. The problem is he is just too eccentric. So eccentric, in fact, that he is often unbearable, and has a temper to match. He only has one friend and all his assistants quit because they can’t work under him. Li Da Bao (Jiao Jun Yan) is the latest assistant “lucky” enough to land a job working with Qin Ming. Diligent and resilient, Li Di Bao has terrific observational skills, and amazing sense of smell to boot. She eventually wins over her boss’s trust and forms two-thirds of the trio that strikes fear in the hearts of criminals everywhere. Lin Tao (Li Xian) is the perfect person to compete that crime-fighting trio. An ace police detective, and the only person with the patience to deal with Qin, Li Xian forms a strong relationship with the doctor and his assistant. He becomes the person on the other side of the operating table, and helps them on the “legal” end of things. Together, this triad solves crimes better than anyone. But there are some crimes so bizarre and so dark, even hard science can’t make much sense of them. Can the critical medical examiner Dr. Qin figure out what to do when crimes simply do not seem to follow the laws of logic?
The drama starts off slow with some easy cases. At first it takes about two episodes to solve a case. Then in episode five you start getting hints at the serial killer that is behind some cases. The problem is that those hints are only for a few episodes and then it goes back to regular crimes. The story would have been more interesting if they kept this case in the background.
It is a regular crime solving tv show, nothing you haven’t seen before but it doesn’t make big leaps in judgements like other crime c-dramas. In this one you can see most of their reasoning. It is a bit more scientific based even if some leaps do occur. That being said, it is not a show that left me constantly wanting to see the next episode or curious as to what would happen until the last six episodes. That is where it really picks up, you learn more about Qin Ming and the plot moves along faster. I found all characters interesting and well acted.
Overall I rate this drama a 3/5.
Who should watch: If you like Zhou Ruo Yun this one is for you. Also, if you are a fan of crime/detective dramas.
Who shouldn’t watch: I have seen a lot of complains about it being really gory, I didn’t find it gory at all but I do enjoy crime shows. So if you are sensitive to those things better skip this one. If you want romance or a lot of comedy, this is not it.
The series ended up being one of the most successful Sohu dramas. Zhou Ruo Yun said in an interview that he was so happy with the success of the drama that he would monitor online comments. He is such a cutie. It has over 1.5 billion views and Sohu has greenlighted it for two more seasons. However, don’t know if that will happen or if the same actors will be willing to come back. Zhou Ruo Yun will probably be hard to cast again since his career has taken off.
But it also has lighter moments.