2019 Chinese Drama Recommendations

Here is our ongoing list of c-drama recommendations. It is based on dramas that achieved good ratings along with some of our own picks.

Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Saber

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Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Heavenly Sword Dragon Slaying Saber / 新倚天屠龙记 / Xin Yi Tian Tu Long Ji
Episodes: 50 
Genre: Wuxia
Broadcast Period: February 27, 2019 Tencent
Starring:
Joseph Zeng Shunxi as Zhang Wuji
Yukee Chen Yuqi as Zhao Min
Bambi Zhu Xudan as Zhou Zhiruo 

Synopsis:
The martial arts world is in a state of upheaval during the late Yuan Dynasty. It is said that the person in possession of the Heaven Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber will be the Revered Master of Wulin, thus gaining the power to rule the lands where no one will dare disobey.

All Is Well

all is well chinese family drama
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: All Is Well / 都挺好 / Du Ting Hao
Episodes: 46
Genre: Modern, Family, Romance
Broadcast Period: March 1, 2019 Jiangsu TV, Zhejiang TV
Starring:
Yao Chen as Su Mingyu 
Ni Dahong as Su Daqiang 
Guo Jingfei as Su Mingcheng
Tony Yang Youning as Shi Tiandong 
Li Nian as Zhu Li 
Gao Xin as Su Mingzhe

Synopsis:
Su Mingyu is a gold-collar worker shunned by her family. This is a story about how she picks up the pieces and finds the warmth of family despite growing up in a cold and lonely environment.

Goodbye My Princess

Goodbye My Princess cdrama

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Goodbye My Princess / 东宫 / Dong Gong
Episodes:  52 
Genre: Romance, Costume, Melodrama, Palace
Broadcast Period: February 14, 2019 Youku
Starring:
Peng Xiaoran as Xiao Feng 
Chen Xingxu as Li Chengyin 
Shawn Wei Qianxiang as Gu Jian

Synopsis:
A love story revolves around the 9th Princess of Western Liang as she journeys to the Central Plains to fulfill a marriage alliance with the Crown Prince.

Unbeatable You

Unbeatable You cdrama
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Unbeatable You / 逆流而上的你 / Ni Liu Er Shang De Ni
Episodes: 43
Genre: Modern, Family, Romance
Broadcast Period: February 12, 2019 Hunan TV, Youku, Tencent, iQiYi
Starring:
Pan Yueming as Yang Guang 
Ma Li as Liu Ai U
Oscar Sun Jian as Zou Kai 
Li Naiwen as Wang Daquan 
Maggie Huang Mengying as Gao Mi 
Vera Liu Weiwei as Gao Hongqi

Synopsis:
There are three storylines to follow. The main couple are a sales agent and her husband. They go broke after encountering problems at work at the same time. A couple have a shotgun wedding before they learn to fall in love. A couple find love unexpectedly.

The Legends

the legends cdrama

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: The Legends / 招摇 / Zhao Yao
Episodes: 55
Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Wuxia, Comedy
Broadcast Period: Januar 28, 2018 Hunan TV, iQiYi
Starring:
Bai Lu as Lu Zhaoyao 
Xu Kai as Li Chenlan 
Dai Xu as Jiang Wu 
Shane Xiao Yan as Qin Zhiyan

Synopsis:
A one of a kind xianxia story with the right amount of action, humor, cuteness and drama that is told from the POV of a demon lord. After her 'death', she is determined to regain her rightful place.

I Will Never Let You Go

I Will Never Let You Go cdrama

Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: I Will Never Let You Go / Legend of Hua Buqi / 小女花不弃 / Xiao Nv Hua Buqi
Episodes: 51 
Genre: Romance, Costume
Broadcast Period: January 8, 2019 Zhejiang TV, Tencent, iQIYI, Youku
Starring:
Ariel Lin as Hua Buqi
Vin Zhang Binbin as Chen Yu / Lian Yike

Synopsis:
A beggar with extraordinary talents in business meets the chivalrous hero who saves her, thus beginning a sweet yet painstaking romance that progresses from their first meeting to becoming friends and falling in love.

Spy Hunter

Spy Hunter cdrama 2019
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: Spy Hunter / 天衣无缝 / Tian Yi Wu Feng
Episodes: 48
Genre: Republican, Spy
Broadcast Period: January 10, 2019 Zhejiang TV, Jiangsu TV, Youku, Tencent, iQiYi, Mango TV
Starring:
Qin Junjie as Zi Liping 
Xu Lu as Gui Wan
Lu Yi as Zi Liqun 
Hu Haifeng as Gui Yi

Synopsis:
A story revolving around spies who navigate around dangerous powers in a battle of wits and will to defend their country.

The Story of Minglan

Story of Minglan Zhao Liying
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?


Title: The Story of Minglan / Zhi Fou Zhi Fou Ying Shi Lu Fei Hong Shou / 知否知否应是绿肥红瘦
Episodes: 76
Genre: Family, Romance
Broadcast Period: December 25, 2018 Hunan TV, iQiYi, Tencent, Youku
Starring:
Zanilia Zhao Liying as Sheng Minglan
William Feng Shaofeng as Gu Tingye 
Zhu Yilong as Qi Heng

Synopsis:
A story of love and family told through the life of a concubine's daughter from a prominent household in the Northern Song Dynasty. It follows her struggles as a young woman in an antiquated era and her colorful journey to become the mother of a household.

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8 comments:

  1. Behind the scenes with Zhou Dongyu and Luo Jin

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  2. I have a few on my to check-out list for 2019 - in no order:
    3L3W The Pillow Book; The Great Craftsmen, Legend of Awakening, Records of Southern Mist House, The Wolf, Miss Truth --- these captured my interest but not sure if I will watch it all. I will watch a few episodes to see if worth to continue etc.

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  3. I am waiting for under the brocade robe or under the power

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  4. Also, Pillow Book - the spinoff from Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms/Eternal Love

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  5. Waiting for under the power, handsome siblings, the untamed and the gods.

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  6. 1. Goodbye My Princess
    2. The Story of Minglan
    3. I Will Never Let You Go

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