Title: Miss Truth (大唐女法医) or The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor
Production Company: Xing Ge Entertainment, Youku
Filming Location: Xiangshan Film and Television City (Xiangshan Global Studios)
Directors: Wu Tianmao, Tian Ye
Episode Count: 36
Genre: Historical, Mystery, Romance, Supernatural
Release Date: February 14th, 2020-March 18, 2020 (VIP) or March 25,2020
Synopsis: It tells the story of forensic doctor Ran Yan as she unravels one murder case after another in trying to investigate the truth behind her mother’s death.
Determined to conduct her own investigation regarding her mother’s suicide, Ran Yan (Zhou Jieqiong) learned how to do autopsies since she childhood. The 18-year-old noble lady in dire straits meets Xiao Song (Toby Lee) from the Ministry of Justice, the deadly assassin Su Fu (Pei Zitian) and the talented scholar Sang Chen (Lan Bo). In solving murder cases, Ran Yan also finds love. (Source: Chinesedrama.info)
Story is adapted from Chinese novel The Tang Dynasty’s Female Forensic Doctor by Xiu Tang. Link to English translation of the novel.
Where to watch: Youtube (raw…the video got removed 😦 I recommend typing the drama name of 大唐女法医 on youtube and searching as some episodes will popped up)
Productive Procrastination (English sub)
Zhou Jieqiong (Kyulkyung) as Ran Yan, a 18 year old noble lady who started learning post-moderns in order to find out the truth behind her mother’s death. She meets Xiao Song and Su Fu as she started solving one case to another while seeking out the truth. Along the way, she will find true love. Ran Yan is a calm woman with a strong mind and strong logical reasoning. She firmly believes that the body can “tell” the truth. When it comes to love, she is steadfast and firm.
Li Chengbin as Xiao Song, official of the Ministry of Justice and known as “ghost bringing sorrows”. He is resourceful and logical. He’s jokingly called “Mermaid Xiao” by Ran Yan. Born from influential family of many generations. His gaze is clear as poison, causing alarms to others during encounters.
Pei Zitian as Su Fu, the cold-looking and indifferent top assassin of Huoqi Society. Obtained jianghu’s name as the “Lone Wolf Su”. There is always an one of a kind loneliness he exudes from a thousand miles away that repels others when they try to get closer.
Lan Bo as Sang Chen, a gentle and talented scholar with a funny personality. Also called “Meng Tu Sang” (referring endearingly as “soft rabbit”). Has a light deposition and world-class knowledge with unrivaled skills.
Wang Yizhe as Bai Yi, part of Ministry of Justice’s squadron and Xiao Song’s capable, trusted assistant.
Tu Hua as Ran Meiyu, Ran Yan’s half sister. Admires Xiao Song.
Yuan Ziyun (Sonia) as Wan Lu, Ran Yan’s personal maid who grew up with her master. She has a deep affectionate relationship with her master like two female friends.
Dai Tingrui as Ran Yunsheng, Ran Yan’s tenth brother (cousin) from her merchant family uncle.
Shi Qingyan as Princess Baling
Gao Beibei as Mrs. Dongyang
Extra Tidbits of the Drama:
- This is Zhou Jieqiong’s first drama debut.
- Filming took three months and wrapped up in 103 days.
- The source novel is transmigration with a modern day forensic doctor being reborn in ancient times, but likely due to the ban on transmigration with NRTA’s/SARFT’s regulations, the transmigration portion is removed.
Wednesday to Friday with 2 episodes airing for each day. Youku VIP members get first 8 episodes.
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