Viewers Complain Over Hit Chinese Thriller’s ‘Positive’ Ending

Many accuse the series of pandering to official guidelines encouraging producers and writers to promote core socialist values.

Despite amassing more than 1 billion views, many audiences of the hit Chinese drama “Reset” are asking if it’s part of the reset regulators are aiming to administer on the country’s entertainment industry.

The story of a college student and a videogame designer trapped in a time loop on a soon-to-explode bus kept audiences hooked for the past two weeks, with many raving about the thriller for incorporating social issues such as cyberbullying, sexual harassment, and characters representing some of the country’s marginalized groups.

However, the final episode Tuesday left audiences dissatisfied, with many accusing the producers and writers of deliberately opting for a “positive ending.” The 15-part series concluded with police arresting those portrayed as criminals, while the government rewarded people on board the bus for their bravery. Continue to read the full article here

– This article originally appeared on Sixth Tone.