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.
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