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Child" review by Suzanne
Aired in December on
I apologize for how late this is, but someone else was
supposed to write this for me, and she had trouble accessing
her Sundance Channel. Also, it's only a 4-part
miniseries, so it came and went pretty quickly. You can
probably still watch it on the Sundance website or on On
Demand, or Amazon Prime or Netflix.
You definitely want to watch it because it's very good!
It may be a little slow if you're used to just network TV,
but otherwise I found it pretty engrossing.
A young woman named Mei, who was born in China but
adopted by British parents when she was a baby, gets a Skype
call from a woman in China, asking her to come see her
mother. Her brother, Ajun, has been arrested for killing a
man. We see at the beginning that Ajun was just a witness,
but the police and local corrupt officials have pinned the
murder on him. Mei was given up by her mother, so she's
reluctant to get involved at first. She's a victim of
the "One Child" policy in China, where parents were told
that they can only have one child, and often they preferred
boy children over girls, so the girls were often killed or
I haven't watched the second two parts yet, but the first
two were very good. I would definitely recommend it to
anyone. It's not light or fun, but it's very well done. Mei
is portrayed by Katie Leung, who played Harry Potter's
girlfriend in the movies. You may recognize veteran actress
Elizabeth Perkins, who plays Mei's adopted mother (she has
an American accent, so we can assume that she married an
Englishman, but they didn't explain that).
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