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Genius student Xu Lang who specializes in Criminal Psychology obtained a Ph.D. at the University of Maryland. After returning to China, he joins the public security bureau but is severely injured and even loses his younger brother while solving a case. Seven years later, Xu Lang is the youngest professor of Criminology at the National Police University. Then, his friend Tang Sen invites him to return to the field and help out their newly established “Criminal Psychology Team X”. Together, the team of four uncovers unsolved cases and also finds new clues in Xu Lang’s life-changing case from seven years ago. (Source: CDramaBase) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Nov 22, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: Sohu TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 161 users)
  • Ranked: #49244
  • Popularity: #7774
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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5 people found this review helpful
Jun 26, 2021
18 of 18 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Lightweight crime show with an awesome MC and many cliches

At the time of this review unfortunately only the first 5 eps have been subbed in English. I can understand Chinese so I was able to watch the whole thing without subs (understanding about 90%), so this review may not be very helpful to those who can't understand it. Hopefully it gets fully subbed one day!

On to the review~

Brief opinion:
Being so short (and 30 min eps), the drama is enjoyable and easy to watch, with great team interactions and generally great main characters, especially the MC. The drama falls short on the actual cases, they aren't anything noteworthy but still okay enough to watch. The last few eps is kinda where the show drops the ball, making the villain very cliche and disappointing, making the MC lose IQ at times, and finally making the FL a typical damsel in distress to threaten MC...

Detailed info:
The Good~
The investigation/psychology team overall is really cool and competent, and is pretty much the only part of the show worth watching. The team dynamics and bond are a big focus of the drama, and remains pretty light-hearted. If you are looking for romance, you will be disappointed. (I hate romance so it's a big plus for me)

I'll describe the team members below.

MC: Xu Lang - Usually referred to as 'Professor', he is a surprisingly funny character that strays away from the typical moody genius MC that has a past trauma. Instead, this MC is playful, talkative, is frank about his own brilliance, and an expert at reading micro-expressions and body language. He's also someone people may find hard to be close to as he is very blunt and prefers the truth over someone's feelings. The actor himself is pretty mesmerising, super good looking and a silky smooth voice, no complaints with his acting. He makes the show worth watching for sure.

FL: Ding Jia Qi - An officer that acts as the 'rookie'. She is for sure not as smart as the other members, and is even basically assigned as the assistant to MC. Her strength is in fighting, but we don't get to see this very often. It takes a few eps for the MC (and probably the audience) to warm up to her, as she has a strong temperament and the MC does not treat her with much respect at first since she's not an intellectual. The show uses her as a device to get the others to dumb things down and explain everything. In general, kind of an annoying character but I have seen worse (cough myroommateisadetective cough).

Tang Sen - The Boss. He's quite the cool, calm and collected type, and also super smart. He specialises in criminal profiling and gathered the team in the first place. Has a past history with MC, and get this, THEY LIVE TOGETHER. Yup, the bromance is there, though not very much sadly. They are more like good friends.

Qi Lei - The Techie. But also seems competent at psychology as he was a student of MC. Very cute character, the youngest it seems but definitely clever.

Now the bad...
Oh boy was the main villain disappointing. In fact, the whole Big Bad arc at the end was Big Badly written, with the main characters making silly mistakes and walking into traps. At least it's only a few eps to suffer through.

In conclusion:
I did enjoy watching the drama, mainly for the MC. So I think it's worth watching if you like the main characters, but don't expect an amazing plot and ending.

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  • Drama: Visible Lie
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 18
  • Aired: Nov 22, 2018 - Dec 27, 2018
  • Aired On: Thursday
  • Original Network: Sohu TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 7.7 (scored by 161 users)
  • Ranked: #49244
  • Popularity: #7774
  • Watchers: 1,128

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