这部罪案剧共10集，由迈克尔·曼(《盗火线》)执导首集，J.T. Rogers(《奥斯陆》)编剧。安塞尔·埃尔格特饰演美国记者杰克·阿德尔斯坦，现实中阿德尔斯坦曾担任日本读卖新闻的调查记者12年，本剧就改编自他所著的纪实文学作品《Tokyo Vice: An American Reporter on the Police Beat in Japan》，从他的角度讲述日本黑道组织的罪恶生活，“揭开前所未有的日本文化风貌”。 渡边谦饰演东京警局集团犯罪部的警探Hiroto Katagiri，是阿德尔斯坦的父亲式的人物，带领后者游走于警界和犯罪世界之间的模糊界线。菊地凛子饰演阿德尔斯坦的导师，瑞秋·凯勒和Ella Rumpf饰演一家高端居酒屋/饮酒俱乐部的招待。
布雷斯林（詹森·刘易斯 Jason Lewis 饰）是一名金融理财顾问，在商场上非常成功，深受客户和老板的信赖。同样的，布雷斯林的私人感情生活也是丰富多彩，在他的手机里，存有数不清的电话号码，在这些电话号码的那端，是一个个可供他打发无聊夜晚的曼妙女子。西蒙娜（卡莉·波普 Carly Pope 饰）和布雷斯林有着相同的生活方式。一场意外中，布雷斯林和西蒙娜邂逅了，随着时间的推移，两人都对对方产生了不一样的感觉，最终，他们决定开始一段两人都未曾尝试的新的关系，但是在此之前，他们各自的藏满了秘密的手机必须被处理。
Charlie and a rival vie for the favors of their landlady. In the park they each fall different girls, though Charlie's has a male friend already. Charlie considers suicide, is talked out of it by a policeman, and later throws his girl's friend into the lake. Frightened, the girls go off to a movie. Charlie shows up there and flirts with them. Later both rivals substitute themselves for the girls and attack the unwitting Charlie. In an audience-wide fight, Charlie is tossed from the screen.
Thelma Jordon, late one night, shows up in the office of married Assistant DA Cleve Marshall. Before Cleve can stop himself, he and Thelma are involved in an illicit affair. But Thelma is a mysterious woman, and Cleve can't help wondering if she is hiding something. Thelma has a plan up her sleeve that will ruin Corey if his love for her and his own weakness win out. Thelma has a heart and a conscience. She comes to love Cleve, and has concern for his life and his future. Despite her wish that her life could be different, she realizes that she belongs in a lawless world.