'Yu Zui' is a TV Program That Stars a Bad Boy Police Officer

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 22, 2016
References: sixthtone
Industry guidelines in China state that TV series should not contain plot elements that would be damaging to the image of the country's police or security forces—but Yu Zui is a provocative show that's managed to sidestep these boundaries.

Yu Zui is a series that tells the story of a character nicknamed 'Shameless Yu,' a corrupt young police officer who ends up in jail—purely a means to initiate his career as an undercover cop.

Considering that the show is so provocative, it is a wonder that Yu Zui passed the strict
Chinese broadcasting standards. This is likely a big part of the reason the crime thriller TV show has been a huge hit with audiences. Yu Zui's first and second 12-season episodes air on video-streaming platform iQIYI, which is the co-producer and exclusive broadcaster of the show. Collectively, the episodes have more than 900 million views.