NBC’s Newest Crime Drama ‘Blindspot’ Is A Hit Among The Chinese
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“Blindspot” hasn’t even officially aired, but the teaser to the series is already causing a social media frenzy on Chinese social media.
The show, which features Jamie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton, is about a woman who has mysteriously lost her memories. The tattoos all over her body provides clues that lead to crimes the FBI is keen on solving.
The reason why the Chinese are loving the show is because the lead character speaks Wenzhounese, a Chinese dialect that is reputed for its complex syntax. According to Time Magazine, the language was used to as basis for its military code during World War II.
In China, it is called the “devil language.”
“Ultimately, how hard is Wenzhouhua? In Blindspot‘s pilot, it even manages to baffle the FBI!” posted The China Daily on Weibo, the Chinese version of Twitter.
“Wenzhouhua has rushed out from Asia, is destined for the world, and has already baffled the FBI!,” remarked the Shanghai Information Service.
“Blindspot‘s tattooed girl can speak Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, and can even understand Wenzhouhua—[her Chinese is] a lot better than mine,” said another Weibo user.
The series will begin its run on NBC on Sept. 21, Monday in the United States.
Check out the teaser to “Blindspot” below.