"Spy Warfare, Deep Sea Sting" —— A good work with inside and outside.

  There was a time when the film and television circle commented that only middle-aged women and aunts were left watching TV dramas. This may not be wrong, because the themes of TV dramas at that stage were mostly mothers-in-law and parents, including court dramas. Therefore, it is normal that the types of TV dramas are narrow and the audience is naturally limited. Recently, the TV series "The Scare of the Deep Sea" is being broadcast. After watching several episodes that have been broadcast, I found that the previous conclusions may be outdated.

  Judging from what has been broadcast, I think the audience of this play may be wider. Young people chase stars, middle-aged people chase plots, and old people chase history, and they can all get their places.

  Story is the bone of film and television drama, and the character setting of the protagonist determines the direction of the story structure. The protagonist’s character setting in "Spy Wars: Deep Sea Stings" is quite interesting. The protagonist Chen Shan’s real identity is "touting" in Shanghai. Because he looks like Xiao Zhengguo, a special agent of the Kuomintang military system, he was forced to impersonate a special agent and enter the military system in Chongqing under the deadly threat of Japanese agents. However, Chen Shan never forgot that he was from China. In order to rescue my sister kidnapped by Japanese agents, I had to deal with Japanese agents. Chen Shan finally got in touch with the Communist Party of China (CPC) in Chongqing, under the influence of the national justice and the love and hatred between home and country. Therefore, Chen Shan has four identities in the play: natural Chen Shan, Japanese spy, Kuomintang military intelligence personnel, and underground workers of the Chinese Communist Party.

  This kind of character setting makes the story clues intertwined and the plot complicated, which increases the difficulty of scriptwriting. For example, Chen Shan, a character, had to complete the task assigned by the Japanese spy department in order to save his sister from Japanese spies, but he didn’t want to hurt his country and people. Chen Shan’s every action, in the words of Zhang Li, the heroine in the film, is like gambling. Keep the audience in the plot: what to do next? Zhang Li, as a member of the Chinese Communist Party who entered the military system, found Chen Shan strange and had doubts about Chen Shan. Even if Chen Shan helped her out of danger, she remained vigilant about Chen Shan’s true identity and true purpose. It is not Zhang Li’s choice to expose Chen Shan. It is a severe test for Zhang Li how to borrow Chen Shan and finally turn it into the Communist Party of China (CPC)’s overall anti-Japanese service while ensuring his own safety. As for Zhou Haichao, Xiao Zhengguo’s former colleague in the military system, there are also many clues in the play. Zhou Haichao has personal selfishness and ambition to make a fortune, and Xiao Zhengguo is his biggest obstacle. Coupled with Zhou Haichao’s own fatal weakness, when the fake Xiao Zhengguo returned to the military system, Zhou Haichao naturally regarded Chen Shan’s fake Xiao Zhengguo as the main object of prevention and suspicion

  In several episodes that have been broadcast, the writers and directors have explained the plots and clues in an orderly and calm way, without feeling messy, vague and blunt. The actor’s performance is also in place. Although the play uses voiceover, which is rare in film and television dramas, in order to express the special field of intelligence front, voiceover can play the role of making the finishing point and connecting the preceding with the following, and can also make the plot more clear and concise. At this point, the audience has reason to expect the fate of the characters in the play and the subsequent plot development.

  "Spy Warnings in the Deep Sea" is also one of the shows of film and television works for the seventieth anniversary of the founding of New China. However, for a long time, there has been a misunderstanding among some literary and art workers that works that promote the main theme are not effective. It seems that what is popular in the market can only be gag and crooked works. Literature and art should not be slaves of the market, and should not be covered with copper odor. Excellent literary and artistic works, it is best to be successful in thought and art, and to be welcomed in the market. " This truth is not complicated. Only when literary and artistic works are loved by the audience can the audience be educated.

  Judging from the part that has been broadcast, The Deep Sea Sting of Spy Wars has handled this issue well. War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression is a common theme in literary and artistic works. Historically, in order to invade and occupy China in modern times, Japan collected a lot of information about China from before the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895. We cannot overestimate the detail, depth and comprehensiveness of Japanese intelligence espionage in China. The wolf ambition of Japanese militarism is also evident from the thoroughness and sufficiency of its espionage work. This historical fact is integrated into the play, which makes the story thrilling, tense and dangerous, and it is often unexpected, ups and downs and reasonable, which can arouse the audience’s expectation.

  War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression is an arduous and complicated historical task for the Communist Party of China (CPC). Resolutely resisting Japan is the first principle. Under this principle, it is also necessary to obtain Japanese intelligence, which highlights the importance of Chen Shan. How to counter Chen Shan requires both courage and skill for the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence system. In addition, during War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, the Communist Party of China (CPC) had both cooperation and struggle with the Kuomintang. Therefore, "The Scare of the Deep Sea" can present the complexity of history to today’s audience through a special character and a story in a special environment. It should be said that the starting point is well grasped. The primary value judgment of every choice of the positive characters in the play is patriotism and national interests, which makes the tone and main line of the whole play reliably guaranteed.

  There is another feature of the play that gives me further suspense. The protagonist Chen Shan himself is from Shanghai. The first few episodes of the story took place in Shanghai, and there were many lines in Shanghai dialect and Shanghai accent in the play, which made me a Shanghainese sound very kind. Due to special historical reasons, Shanghai has always been a hot spot on the intelligence front in the modern history of China. All kinds of forces at home and abroad, without exception, regard Shanghai as an important place for obtaining and transferring information. Even during War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression, Shanghai was occupied by the Japanese, and it was no exception. Therefore, although the story is now transferred to Chongqing, the wartime capital of the Kuomintang, it remains to be seen whether the follow-up plot will return to Shanghai.

  Finally, I want to say that no matter what age you are, you should not regret chasing this drama. (Liu Yang)