In the cutest family of double and triple agents, the Ming family must guard against each other while trying to protect each other at the same time. Even in their own home, each of the Ming family members must put on multiple disguises to hide their true identities.
Remaining funny and heart-warming while being fast-paced and intense, The Disguiser 伪装者 is the best drama of the year for me so far. This show is definitely a must even for those who avoids Republican-era shows at all costs (i.e. me) for their darkness and political overtones. With amazing acting (from some) and great character profiles, even the antagonists are clever, multi-dimensional, and worth-loving.
Added to that is one of the most perfect character duos in a drama ever, Ming Lou (Jin Dong) and Ming Cheng (Wang Kai) . The pair of triple agents got the looks, the style, the wisdom, the humor, and hearts of gold. Despite my fondness for Hu Ge, who heads the other plotline of the drama, Jin Dong and Wang Kai’s plot provides so much contrast in the level of writing and acting. Not a word of dialogue is wasted in their plotline, and a lot of their scenes consists of them just looking at each other, but so many layers of emotion that comes through the screen that they really hit you. Their voice acting is so good that even the Peking Opera part in the show are voiced by the two themselves.
Publishing this post that jjss08 drafted in June but never got around to translating the plot since I still can’t find the words to express how awesome it is. (Seriously, I have almost 2000 words written on this show that will probably never be published) -idarklight