2020 Chinese Drama Recommendations

Starting another ongoing list of c-drama recommendations. It includes dramas that achieved high viewership ratings along with some of our own picks.

Handsome Siblings

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

Title: Handsome Siblings / 绝代双骄 / Jue Dai Shuang Jiao
Episodes: 53
Genre: Costume, Wuxia
Broadcast Period:  January 16, 2020 CCTV-8 iQIYI
Hu Yitian as Hua Wuque 
Chen Zheyuan as Xiao Yuer 
Liang Jie as Su Ying 
Liang Jingxian as Tie Xinlan

A story about twin brothers unaware of each other's existence and their journey to become martial arts heroes.

Eternal Love of Dream

pillow book xianxia

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

Title: Eternal Love of Dream / Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book Chinese Title / 三生三世枕上书 / San Sheng San Shi Zhen Shang Shu
Episodes: 56
Genre: Costume, Xianxia, Romance
Broadcast Period:  January 22, 2020
Dilraba Dilmurat as Bai Fengjiu 
Vengo Gao Weiguang as Dong Hua 
Baron Chen as She Yan 
Dylan Kuo as Su Moye 
Liu Yuefei as Ji Heng 
Wayne Liu Ruilin as Yan Chiwu

Two thousand years of enduring love and obsession between the female monarch of Qing Qiu and the ancient god of the Heavenly Kingdom.

Find Yourself

find yourself hunan tv series

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

Title: Find Yourself / 下一站是幸福 / Xia Yi Zhan Shi Xing Fu
Episodes: 40
Genre: Romance
Broadcast Period:  January 26, 2020 Hunan TV, Mango TV
Victoria Song Qian as He Fanxing 
Song Weilong as Yuan Song 
David Wang Yaoqing as Ye Luming 
Esther Yu Shuxin as Cai Minmin 
Zhang Yujian as He Canyang

A love story between an accomplished career woman and a man who is ten years her junior.

iPartment 5

ipartment 5 chinese sitcom
Is it a must-watch, pretty good, just another drama, tolerable or downright boring?

Title: iPartment 5 / 爱情公寓5 / Ai Qing Gong Yu 5
Episodes: 36
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Broadcast Period:  January 12, 2020 iQIYI
Loura Lou Yixiao as Hu Yifei 
Li Jiahang as Zhang Wei 
Sean Sun Yizhou as Lu Ziqiao 
Li Jinming as Chen Meijia 
Chen He as Ceng Xiaoxian

When it comes to the residents of the apartment, some have gotten married while some mysterious residents have moved in. A new story detailing their lives begins.

Under the Power

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

Title: Under the Power / 锦衣之下 / Jin Yi Zhi Xia
Episodes: 55
Genre: Costume, Romance, Detective
Broadcast Period:  December 28, 2019 Mango TV, iQIYI
Allen Ren Jialun as Lu Yi 
Seven Tan Songyun as Yuan Jinxi
Han Dong as Yan Shibo 
Julia Ye Qing as Shangguan Xi

In the final years of the reign of Jiajing Emperor during the Ming Dynasty, Lu Yi of the Jingyiwei is commissioned to investigate the disappearance of funds that have been set aside for river repairs in Yangzhou. He is assisted by Yuan Jinxia of the Liushanmen. The two accidentally become involved in a conspiracy.

Ming Dynasty

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

Title: Ming Dynasty / 大明风华 / Da Ming Feng Hua
Episodes: 60 
Genre: Historical, Palace
Broadcast Period: December 17, 2019 Hunan TV, Youku 
Tang Wei as Sun Ruowei 
Zhu Yawen as Zhu Zhanji

A story revolving around Empress Sun Ruowei who lived through six dynasties and spent 50 years governing the inner palace.


  1. No hate but after all the patient (or not so patient) waiting for Eternal Love of Dream, I have to say it's a disappointment. Now a huge disappointment that I would give up watching it, but I gave it 2 stars. It's really just tolerable and I'm just watching bc I loved their story in Eternal Love.

  2. I agreed with you!! So far, I'm 16 episodes in and I am not impressed!! It's too slow, and it haven't catch my attention like TMOPB. With TMOPB, I immediately hooked after the first 5 episodes. Maybe I don't like this genre, or the screenplay lacked something??? I will still watch it, but the expectations of waiting for awhile is just not there. I did read that the plot picks up arpund episodes 20 and up, so I hope it won't disappoint.

    1. Haha. YES finally someone who doesn't call me out for being a hater because of sharing my opinion. Thanks :)

  3. Nothing I watch this year is impressive. OMG I said that last year, and the year before that and the year before that and before that.

  4. I really enjoy watching rebirth of the shopping holic.. currently on ep 23, and seriously, im kinda addicted to it. The story is simple actually, but i like the main characters.

  5. Fairyland Lovers is also a rlly good drama. I didn't think I would watch because I'm not super into supernatural dramas but the humor and the actors made me really like it surprisingly

  6. I'm loving Eternal Love of Dream. So glad it was worth the long torturous wait. Dr.cutie is such a cute drama. I also look forward to binge watching Find Yourself once it's over.