The Devil Punisher

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The Devil Punisher
Also known asThe Sky Watcher

Tian Xun Zhe

Skyscanner
Chinese天巡者
MandarinTiān Xúnzhě
GenreSupernatural
Time travel
Romance
Created bySanlih E-Television
Netflix
Written byKimi Lin (Screenwriting coordinator)
Chen Jingwen
Fan Yun-Chieh
Huang Yunbei
Directed byZhang Jinrong
Chen Ronghui
StarringMike He
Ivy Shao
Amanda Chou
Johnny Yang
Anson Chen
Jane Cheng
Roy Chang
Opening theme"Last Look 喂,再看我一遍" by MIXER
Ending theme"After a Thousand Years 千年以後" by Nine Chen
Country of originTaiwan
Original languageMandarin
No. of episodes20
Production
ProducerChen Muhan
Production locationTaiwan
Running time90 minutes
Release
Original networkTTV Main Channel
Netflix
SET Metro
Picture formatHDTV (1080i)
Original release25 October 2020 (2020-10-25) –
14 March 2021 (2021-03-14)
Chronology
Preceded byLost Romance
Followed byLove is Science?

The Devil Punisher (Chinese: 天巡者; pinyin: Tiān Xúnzhě; lit. 'heaven patroller') is a 2020 Taiwanese time travel and supernatural series. It stars Mike He, Ivy Shao, Amanda Chou, Johnny Yang, Anson Chen, Jane Cheng and Roy Chang as the main cast.[1] It is the second collaboration between Sanlih E-Television and Netflix, and is also the channel's flagship drama for the year. The drama is one of the 107 television shows that received 23 million New Taiwan dollars' worth of grants from the government.[2] Filming commenced on 20 February 2020 and wrapped on 12 July 2020. It was first broadcast on 25 October 2020.

Plot[edit]

A baker by day and demon fighter by night, Zhong Kui, a reincarnated deity must jog his amnesiac lover's memory of their millennium-long romance.[3]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Soundtrack[edit]

  • "Last Look 喂,再看我一遍" by MIXER
  • "After a Thousand Years 千年以後" by Nine Chen
  • "If You Turn Around 如果你敢回頭" by Amanda Wang and Anson Chen
  • "Just Memories 回不去的回憶" by Men Envy Children
  • "Guards of Princess Wendy 溫蒂公主的侍衛" by Accusefive
  • "Loveholic 嗜愛動物" by MIXER
  • "The Light-Year Passenger 穿越光年的孤獨" by Tizzy Bac
  • "As I am 我已成為我想要的我" by Shara Lin
  • "Blossom 桃花籤" by DeerJenny
  • "Shining Stars 星點" by DeerJenny

Broadcast[edit]

Network Country Airing Date Timeslot
TTV Main Channel  Taiwan 25 Oct 2020 Sunday 10:00–11:30 pm
Vidol 31 Oct 2020 Saturday 10:00pm
SET Metro Saturday 10:00–11:30 pm
Netflix Worldwide 26 Oct 2020 Monday 00:00am

Ratings[edit]

Competing dramas on rival channels airing at the same time slot were:

Air Date Chapter Average Ratings Rank
Oct 25, 2020 1 1.19 1
Nov 1, 2020 2 1.42 1
Nov 8, 2020 3 1.37 1
Nov 15, 2020 4 1.40 1
Nov 22, 2020 5 1.47 1
Nov 29, 2020 6 1.71 1
Dec 6, 2020 7 1.67 1
Dec 13, 2020 8 1.63 1
Dec 20, 2020 9 1.41 1
Dec 27, 2020 10 1.59 1
Jan 3, 2021 11 1.60 1
Jan 10, 2021 12 1.27 1
Jan 17, 2021 13 1.48 1
Jan 24, 2021 14 1.26 1
Jan 31, 2021 15 1.36 1
Feb 7, 2021 16 1.31 1
Feb 14, 2021: Due to the Chinese New Year holidays, festive programmes will be aired instead.
Feb 21, 2021 17 1.18 1
Feb 28, 2021 18 1.31 1
Mar 7, 2021 19 1.40 1
Mar 14, 2021 20 1.54 1
Average ratings 1.43
  • Numbers in red denote the highest rating and numbers in blue denote the lowest rating for the drama's tenure.
  • Ratings are obtained from AGB Nielsen.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liu. "《天巡者》13分鐘片花首曝光 網敲碗喊:迫不及待想看!". SETN (in Chinese). Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  2. ^ MOC Taiwan. "107年度電視節目製作補助獲補助名單". MOC Taiwan (in Chinese). Retrieved 25 October 2020.
  3. ^ Netflix. "The Devil Punisher". Netflix. Retrieved 25 October 2020.

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