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Su San, a witty reporter with an extraordinary sense of smell, and detective police chief Luo Yin team up to solve a serial murder case in Shencheng; fighting to protect the people, social justice, and each other. (Source: yule.360.com) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: China
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Dec 20, 2022 - Jan 9, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 5 min.
  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 110 users)
  • Ranked: #66821
  • Popularity: #11291
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Feb 25, 2024
26 of 26 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 8.0

Micro drama delivers a surprisingly decent serial murder mystery

At barely an hour's length excluding credits, On the Scent is a surprisingly well-produced micro drama (relatively speaking) starring Leo Yang and Li Jia Jia. It tells a decent serial murder mystery through incredibly short arcs. Over the past year, many short-length productions have expanded from 2-3 minutes to about 10-15 minutes in length, making these extra short ones seem particularly unsatisfying and poorly made. These crumb-sized dramas can be riddled with extra choppy editing, a script full of plot holes and uneven storytelling. But as the story unfolded here, it was hard not to be a bit surprised by the relative quality, given the constraints.

This drama came out just before the "toxic Republican era anti-hero" trope dominated the mini-drama landscape in 2023, so you won't be seeing any aggressive MLs intimidating the FLs in a love-hate tale of revenge here. There is almost no romance at all - in fact, the most physical our two leads get is a comforting hand on the shoulder. Leo Yang and Li Jia Jia are nonetheless nicely paired, unravelling the mystery behind a series of murders together.

Like a number of the short-length dramas I watched back in 2022, On the Scent unnecessarily ends on last-second cliffhanger, and like those other dramas, I am not expecting a second season. In this case, however, I was not particularly bothered by the open ending, which did not detract from the overall drama. Not a bad watch for that five minute coffee/tea/water break!

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Details

  • Drama: On the Scent
  • Country: China
  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: Dec 20, 2022 - Jan 9, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Tencent Video
  • Duration: 5 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 7.1 (scored by 110 users)
  • Ranked: #66821
  • Popularity: #11291
  • Watchers: 564

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