A 55-episode television drama-In the Name of the People－made its debut last month on Hunan Television, focusing on power struggles between government officials and their ingenious schemes for embezzling money and lining their own pockets.
For many Chinese, the series encapsulates their own experiences at the hands of corrupt officials.
"The stories in the TV series are so real," said Yang Guosheng, from Nanjing, Jiangsu province. "The scene that featured a forced demolition was reminiscent of what I have personally witnessed."
In the TV show, a demolition team wearing police uniforms forces its way into a factory and attempts to pull down the building, until workers light a fire and block their way.
"We've met with demolition teams disguised as police officers several times," Yang said. "They used all kinds of measures to try to driveus away and take over the land."