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.

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 and Genre: 51 Romance, Costume
Broadcast Period: January 8, 2019 Zhejiang TV, Tencent, iQIYI, Youku
Ariel Lin as Hua Buqi
Vin Zhang Binbin as Chen Yu / Lian Yike

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 and Genre: 48, Republican, Spy
Broadcast Period: January 10, 2019 Zhejiang TV, Jiangsu TV, Youku, Tencent, iQiYi, Mango TV
Qin Junjie as Zi Liping 
Xu Lu as Gui Wan
Lu Yi as Zi Liqun 
Hu Haifeng as Gui Yi

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 and Genre: 76, Family, Romance
Broadcast Period: December 25, 2018 Hunan TV, iQiYi, Tencent, Youku
Zanilia Zhao Liying as Sheng Minglan
William Feng Shaofeng as Gu Tingye 
Zhu Yilong as Qi Heng

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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  1. Behind the scenes with Zhou Dongyu and Luo Jin

  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.

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

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