Puzzle 拼图 (previously known as Tempest of Anti-Corruption 反贪风暴)
40 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV and Zhejiang TV
Director: Zheng Xiaolong (ER Doctors)
Writers: Ren Yun (Metamorphosis), Gong Xiangdong (Editorial Department Story)
An upright prosecutor (Wang Lei) stumbles upon a bigger conspiracy while investigating a normal worker’s suicide, and his father-in-law’s mysterious disappearance during an anti-corruption investigation case causes a rift between him and his fiancee (Liu Tao), a political news reporter.
In Law We Believe 因法之名
45 episodes, daily drama on Jiangsu TV
Directors: Shen Yan (The First Half of My Life), Liu Haibo (Chinese Style Relationship)
Writer: Zhao Dongling (Housing, Red Sorghum)
Police officer Ge Dajie (Li Youbin) and prosecutor Zou Xiong (Zhang Fengyi) are tasked with finding the person responsible for a woman’s brutal murder, and both believe her husband to be the criminal. His fingerprints were indeed found at the scene, though forensic scientist (Ma Shaoye) chooses not to reveal the fact that he also found two other sets of fingerprints.
Years later, Ge Dajie and Zou Xiong’s daughters (played by Shi Tianqi and Li Xiaoran) become involved in the same case, and work together to unravel the truth.
Original Intentions 初心 (also known as Secretary of the CCDI 纪委书记)
A 40 episode drama revolving around Zhao Dasheng, an incorruptible government official (Wang Zhiwen) who uncovers the crimes committed by fellow official Yu Zhongjun (Zhao Lixin). However, Zhao Dasheng’s passion for his job eventually creates a rift between him and his wife (Yu Feihong). Chen Long (Game of Hunting) costars as Zhao Dasheng’s loyal assistant. A teaser can be found here (begins 00:56 mark).