After the less-than-stellar reviews of Netflix’s debut Mandarin-language drama Nowhere Man <夢者>, they are gaining back the favor of the critics after The Victims’ Game <誰是被害者>. The series is currently dominating Netflix’s Mandarin-language programming charts, and has received a high 8.1 out 10 rating on Mainland China’s Douban website.
The thriller series stars Joseph Chang (張孝全) as a forensic scientist suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, a mild form of autism. Together with an investigative journalist portrayed by Ann Hsu (許瑋甯), they set off on a mission to find his daughter. The series uses a gripping investigative format to cover topics related to gender inequality, labor rights, guilty consciences, and mental illness.
Featuring a star-studded cast that also includes Wang Shih-hsien (王識賢) and newcomer Moon Lee (李沐), the final moments of The Victims’ Game features a memorable guest appearance by Ruby Lin (林心如), who is introduced at the end of the series as the main perpetuator in a plague of deaths linked to a nursing home. In assisting their suicide, she believes that she is freeing the patients from the chains of a painful life.
After getting arrested by the police, Ruby does a fantastic yet chilling performance in reeling the viewers into her character’s psyche in just a matter of seconds.
All eight episodes of The Victims’ Game are available on Netflix.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.