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The story is now set in a sci-fi-esque Xinyuan Civilization Year 253 where rising crime rate and its relation to "zero-degree empathy" have become a topic of interest. The murder of a deliveryman leads to a criminal organization and the culprit turns out to be someone with "zero-degree empathy". Police officer Luo Wei Zhao who is in charge of the case finds that things are not as simple as they seem. In subsequent cases, the wealthy Pei Su also seems to be caught in the middle. (Source: Chinese = Youku || Translation = MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Silent Reading" (默读) by Priest. ~~ It had 30 episodes initially, but it was cancelled after 8 episodes. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • dansk
  • Norsk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Feb 18, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 843 users)
  • Ranked: #602
  • Popularity: #1968
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Justice in the Dark (2023) photo
Justice in the Dark (2023) photo
Justice in the Dark (2023) photo
Justice in the Dark (2023) photo
Justice in the Dark (2023) photo
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Soren Diagle
31 people found this review helpful
Apr 21, 2023
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 6
Overall 9.5
Story 9.5
Acting/Cast 9.5
Music 9.5
Rewatch Value 9.5


Officially China's first LEGIT BL series since the airing of WORD OF HONOUR and KILLER AMD HEALER back in 2021, JUSTICE IN THE DARK brings a whole new trope on the Stage.

Luo Wei Zhao is a hot headed officer whose always up and about trying to seek justice on one hand and Pei Su, his fellow main lead being a victim of past trauma is a reserved person which gets the story very interesting because of many reasons.

To begin with, there's one of these three things that I like the most in any bl theme drama, a cute age Gap between the main male leads, the fact that the leads are polar opposites and the thought that if it's not an office set up it's a police plot.

Putting all that aside you'll definitely enjoy the melodrama within the series as first and foremost every event has a way in which it takes an unexpected turn which makes the drama at least for me highly unpredictable which curiosity keeps me propelled to keep watching as I don't find the show boring.

Secondly, I admire the fact that the chemistry of the main couple is very intense as they each probably have a way of keeping their thoughts concealed from one another but somehow it feels like their psychic connection has a way it pulls out their innermost feelings and portrays them even in their silence.

The most important thing however is the fact that this plot feels slightly more original than that in many other bl dramas since it has some elements of sci-fi esque and every emotion feels so real while the pacing is on point and the character design and development will get you hooked immediately as every character in the tale is given enough attention and in a way, we still keep our lead couple at the forefront and don't end up losing them into the story.

Silent reading being a new drama trope has got me swoon over as there are moments that you're gonna just cry because the tragic and sombre moments have a way that they make you witness the love between our lead couple that stands the true test of painful time.

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  • Drama: Justice in the Dark
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Feb 18, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated


  • Score: 8.5 (scored by 843 users)
  • Ranked: #602
  • Popularity: #1968
  • Watchers: 7,856

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