Drama Review: Dr. Qin Medical Examiner

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?

Where can I watch?: Raw and Thai subs | Eng Subs by DramaFever


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.



5 thoughts on “Drama Review: Dr. Qin Medical Examiner

  1. I don’t think I’d ever seen any crime/forensic dramas from China before Dr Qin and it turned out to be much better than expected. Loved the chemistry between the trio – they worked well together to solve the cases and had some really funny moments too. The acting was great (the main cast and esp the criminals)

    There’s another Dr Qin drama coming up soon based on another book in the series (diff production company and cast though) if anyone’s interested.


    1. This is the best crime c-drama I have seen as of now. I figured they wouldn’t be able to get the same cast 😦


  2. I just love Dr. Qin, mostly cuz he is such an oddball, makes for the comedic moments more interesting. The team is amazing, I am looking forward to seeing more of them together, don’t even need romance to make this an enjoyable drama to watch.


  3. I literally just watched this drama! I felt it was an easy watch. Not particularly gripping but decent enough for me to want to finish everything in one sitting. I think some of the forensic content are pretty disgusting but I think it wasn’t very gory. They tuned the goriness down a bit compared to other forensic shows so I thought it was pretty acceptable. I gave it a 4/5 🙂


  4. I love CSI and Criminal Minds so i also like to watch Dr.Qin…actually i have already starting to watch it and i recommend it 100 percent good mystery crime drama…


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