The Silent Criminal (2020)
As soon as iQiyi, one of the most popular streaming portals, started promoting “The Silent Criminal,” I had a feeling that this show would be slightly bent towards the regular “Romance Wrapped in Bromance” genre. I was suffering from Chinese Bromance withdrawal symptoms after popular dramas “The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty” and “Winter Begonia” finished their run and was on the lookout for new promises. Although as a part of the Psychomilk Team, I get to review Boys’ Love dramas from all over the South East Asian Subcontinent, Chinese Bromance dramas have a certain charm that never fails to excite my senses. For me, this drama was a weird crossover between “The Untamed” and “The Sleuth of the Ming Dynasty” series.
Then why do I watch this show? Firstly, the drama has a stellar cast who manages to hew the loosely written script very well and perfectly deliver their lines. Secondly, the odd friendships that might seem shallow on the surface but run deeper than blood-ties. Lastly, for the solid chemistry between our main leads, who will go to any extent to save each other!
Long Yao, played by Wen Sheng, is an Upper-Rank Jinyiwei Guard. Although he hates Shi Jing Yao’s character initially, they grow closer with the passage of time.
Shi Jing Yao, portrayed by Leo Li, is a County Constable working under the Magistrate. He is street smart yet unreliable .
The Silent Criminal is a “Wuxia” Bromance based on the famed Jinyiwei Guards whose sole purpose is to punish the evil and safeguard the Government officials. When Long Yao’s partner needles the General about the mystical weapon’s sudden disappearance, he ends up dead. While investigating his death, Long Yao crosses paths with Shi Jing Yao, a young constable working for the County Magistrate. They both embark on a journey to find the famed weapon, which is the key to the disastrous “Bainasa” treasure. It becomes their life’s mission to try and stop the Centurions as well as their dreaded Leader Feng Bao from succeeding in his nefarious plans. All the while, our heroes grow closer and become an integral part of each other’s lives. ดูซีรีย์เกาหลี