Highlights from best romantic chinese dramas

Searching for some romantic dramas to lighten your mood? Look no further because in this post I’ll be sharing with you my 20 most loved Romantic Chinese Dramas.

Romantic dramas are very popular in China and over the past few years, the quality of Chinese romantic dramas has increased many folds. I am certain that all of the dramas shown in this list will definitely make your heart flutter.

If you are a romance drama fan like me and are also interested in Chinese dramas in general then make sure you bookmark this webpage because you’ll be coming here quite often. 

1. Le Coup de Foudre

  • Logline: A story of two lovers who meet after 4 long years of separation.
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Janice Wu, Zhang Yujian, Zhao Zhiwei
Le Coup de Foudre

Le Coup de Foudre is one of my most favorite romantic drama. It riles up your emotion like no other. This Romantic Cdrama will make you happy, sad, and angry, but at the same time, it will teach you about relationships. I recommend you to watch it.

Zhao Qiao Yi and Yan Mo were very close in High School but due to circumstances, their relationship fell apart. After four years Qiao Yi decides to make ting right. But the problem is, Yan Mo is already in a relationship with another girl.

Where to watch Le Coup de Foudre?

You can watch each and every episode of this drama on Hotpot TV and Viki 

2. Falling Into Your Smile

  • Logline: Tong and Lu Si’s unexpected love story.
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Cheng Xiao, Xu Kai, Rachel Wang
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“Love comes to you when you are least expecting it”. Falling Into Your Smile made me believe this line. The storyline of this romantic Chinese drama is heartwarming and filled with action.

Lu Si Cheng, the male lead of the series, is the captain of ZGDX, an all-male OPL team. He is handsome and has a huge female fanbase.

ZGDX’s team manager one day spots our female lead Tong Yao, a budding OPL player. Her skills leave the manager impressed, and he decides to put her on the team.

Initially hesitant, Lu Si agrees to his manager’s requests. Will Tong’s entry into the team be a beginning of a new love story?

Where to watch Falling Into your Smile?

You can watch Falling into your Smile on Viki.

3. You Are My Glory

  • Logline: Qiao’s childhood crush Yu Tu re-enters her life to help her win a gaming competition.
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Yang Yang, Dilraba Dilmurat, Pan Yue Ming
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Do you remember your first crush? I bet you do. Imagine what would happen if your crush pops into your life and changes it forever.

It seems like a dream, but for Qiao Jing Jing, this was her reality. Qiao is a celebrity and, she must maintain her image. Ambassador of a video game, her image is at stake when a video is leaked, where is playing terribly.

To prove herself she joins a gaming competition. While practicing for her competition, she reconnects with her childhood crush Yu Tu. Will Yu Tu help bring her glory back? You will have to see that on your own.

Where to watch You Are My Glory?

You can watch You are My Glory on Youtube.

4. Perfect and Casual

  • Logline: A contractual marriage between a Student and professor leads to an everlasting bond.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Wei Zhe Ming, Xu Ruo Han, Xu Ruo Han  
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The story of Perfect and Casual revolves around a beautiful bond between a professor( Zhang Si Nian) and her student(Yun Shu). After several unintentional meetings, Zhang and Yun agreed to take it a step further.

They thought of engaging in a contractual marriage. At first, it seemed all good until they started falling for each other. Heart-to-heart confessions, packed with lovable moments. Perfect and Casual is more than just a casual love story.

Where to watch Perfect and casual?

Binge watch this wonderful series on YouTube.

5. You are My Destiny

  • Logline: A love story saw its downfall and changed the lives of Chen and Wang forever.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Xing Zhao Lin, Liang Jie, Jinna Fu

An aspiring art editor, Chen Jia Xin meets charming Wang Xi Yi, heir of a multi-dollar business empire on her way to the Bahamas. They fell in love and decided to get married.

Soon after their marriage, they discovered Chen is expecting. But destiny had something else in store for them. Their blissful world comes falling and they had to separate.

What will happen next will leave you in bits.

Where to watch You are My Destiny?

You can watch You are My Destiny on Viki.

6. Intense Love

  • Logline: Dr Zhou and Su Jin’s complicated yet heartwarming story.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Zhang Yu Xi, Ding Yu Xi, Julio Wan Yan

Each one of us is destined to meet someone special in our life. When, how, where we keep our mind puzzled with such questions. But when love knocks at our door we refuse to open it.

Dr Zhou Shi, a handsome doctor is always surrounded by a flock of women. He pays no attention to them. But how will handle the magnetic force of Su Jin, a beautiful actress who falls in love with Zhou?

Where to watch Intense Love?

Watch Intense Love on YouTube and witness the warmth of true love.

7. Accidentally in Love

  • Logline: A popular singer falls for a not-so-ordinary girl who has just fleed from her marriage.
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast: Guo Jun Chen, Yi Ning Sun
Accidentally in Love

To start off we have a fluffy romantic Chinese drama with adorable leads and a delightful story. Packed in 30 episodes, Accidently In Love is one of the best light-hearted Cdramas out there. Highly recommend it if your choice of drama hangs between something cute, funny, and not overly dramatic.

The plot orbits around 22-year-old Chen Qing Qing who is the heiress of a prosperous family. She is cute, witty, dramatic, and loves to live on her own terms. She turns down her marriage arranged by her grandfather and flees away to enroll in a college with a fake identity. The actual disaster begins when she meets Si Tu Fang, a popular singer(a good singer in reality too) and her bench mate in school. After a series of conflicts between them, they eventually start having feelings for each other.

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

You can watch ‘Accidentally in Love’ and all of its 30 episodes on Netflix.

8. Love is Sweet

  • Logline: Childhood friends face each other after years in an entirely conflicting reality.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Wallace Huo, Sandra Ma, Edward Zhang
Love is Sweet

Another romantic drama from 2020 that I enjoyed watching was Love is Sweet. I saw people labeling it as an office romance on the internet but in reality, they are just talking about the surface. It is one of the finest pieces of a love storyline and I would not refrain from calling it the most romantic Chinese drama of all time. Let’s discuss the premise.

Jiang Jun’s father’s death leaves her with the burden of his dying wish. She behaves like a decent child and leaves her own dreams to work for her fathers’. She soon joins a big investment firm. To her surprise, she meets her ten-year-old childhood friend serving in the same corporate environment. However, her childhood companion is no longer her gentle protector but her rival. 

Where to watch Love is Sweet?

Stream it on YouTube.

9. Put Your Head on My Shoulder

  • Logline: Si Tu Mo is an ordinary girl who accidentally becomes the roommate of the smartest guy in the school.
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Fair Xing, Lin Yi, Jingjing Chen
Put Your Head on My Shoulder

Put Your Head on My Shoulder is another popular love Drama based on a novel of the same name. The series aired exactly two years ago and broke all records. An intriguing title, flawless plot, and popular lead heroes made this series top charts on major critique portals. No doubt it is the best romantic Chinese drama available on Netflix.

Si Tu Mo is a cheerful girl in her final years of graduation. Like most of us, she is unsure about her career plans. It was not until she meets Gu Wei Yi that her life set on a directional objective. Gu Wei Yi is a genius Physics student having a handsome personality. Both of their paths cross sometimes creating a little spark between them but thing changes completely when they accidentally become each other’s roommates.

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

You can watch ‘Put Your Head on My Shoulder’ and all of its 24 episodes on Netflix, Viki, and YouTube.

10. You Are My Hero

  • Logline: A love story between a doctor and a Special Op soldier on the battlefield.
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Sandra Ma, Bai Jing Ting, Chen Hao
You Are My Hero

Have you watched the famous Korean drama, ‘Descendants of the Sun’? If yes, then you can watch this Chinese adaptation because it’s just as good as the original. If you haven’t watched the Korean version then start with this one and probably you’ll even watch the other one too.

Xing Ke Lei and Mi Ka initial interactions were not so good but still, a connection is formed. When Mi Ka volunteers to go to a different country to serve in a medical team, she gets trapped in the turmoiling nation. Xing Ke Lei who is a Special Op Officer is tasked to rescue the medical team.

Where to watch You are my Hero?

Viki is your one stop destination for this Chinese drama.

11. Go Ahead

  • Logline: A story of three youth trying to help each other fight their demons.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Seven Tan, Song Wei Long, Steven Zhang
Go Ahead

Go Ahead is one of the very few dramas that put so much care in every character that you automatically start rooting for them and connect to them emotionally. For me, this Chinese Romantic drama was an amazing experience that I’ll remember for a long long time.

Ling Xiao and He Zi Qiu are two boys from different families raised by Li Haichao. He took care of both boys along with his daughter Li Jian Jian. All three children grew up together happily as a family. After Ling Xiao and He Zi Qiu completed their high school they went back to live with their original families. 

The three reunites again after nine years, a lot has happened since then, everyone has their own scars but together they try to heal and support each other.

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

Watch it on Viki.

12. Forever Love

  • Logline: A relationship journey of a couple from youth to adulthood.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Wang An Yu, Xiang Han Zhi, Chen Ze
Forever Love

It is one of those romantic Chinese dramas that has the ability to impact you very deeply. Unlike other romance dramas where the focus is on only one phase of a couple’s lives, ‘Forever Love’ shows you how love evolves as the lovers grow old and face different phases of life together.

Xia Lin Xi and Zheng Han have been in a relationship since high school. They went to the same school and then the same university. Even after they entered the workforce, their relationship has just continued and faced the test of time because their companionship is meant for a lifetime.

Where to watch Forever Love?

It is available on Viki.

13. Eternal Love 

  • Logline: A romantic love story that ran through three lives of two deities Hua and Bai Qian
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Yang Mi, Mark Chao, Ken Chang, Dilraba Dilmurat
Eternal Love

“Three Lives, Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms”  tell me how is this for a romantic drama title? Quite Overwhelming! isn’t it. Well, so is the show itself. Based on the fantasy novel os a similar name this became one of the most popular traditional Chinese dramas in 2018 crossing 50 billion views. 

The show traces a story of two love birds who navigates through the world of immortals to the normal human realm. The English title gives a better description of the drama. The protagonists are caught up in a never-ending bond of love that passes through different life forms. 

If you haven’t already had a taste of mystical Chinese Drama, this show will be an exciting watch for you. 

Where to watch Eternal Love?

All seasons are available on Netflix.

14. My Little Happiness

  • Logline: What can you do when you are fated to be together?
  • Year: 2021
  • Cast: Fair Xing, Daddi Tang, U. Lin Huang
My Little Happiness

If you looking for simple, light-hearted romantic Chinese drama then this just for you. A cute love story that will not play too much with your heart and will make you laugh also. 

Wen Shao Qing and Cong Rong were childhood friends. They meet each other by accident but that just doesn’t end there. Later they find out that they are each other neighbors. No matter how much they try to stay away, fate always brings them back together.

Where to watch this drama?

It is streaming on Viki.

15. Ashes of Love

  • Logline: After clashing with one another for 100 years Xu Feng, God of Fire falls in love with Jin Mi but she can not respond to any feelings.
  • Year: 2018
  • Cast: Kathy Chow, Zhonghua He, Wang Yifei
Ashes of Love

Adapted from a famous novel Heavy Sweetness‘, Ashes of love is one of the most loved fantasy Chinese Dramas around the world. If you are bored of light stories and want to explore something complex and profound then don’t wait for a sec and plunge it directly on Netflix now.

The plot puts into frame two heavenly beings Xu Feng and Jin Mi. Xu Feng rescued Jin Mi and they stayed together for hundred years after which Xu Feng finally fell in love with her. But the problem is that Jin Mi was given an unfeeling pill when she was a child, that’s why she didn’t have any feelings towards Xu Feng. On top of that, Xu Feng’s rival brother also starts having feelings for Jin Mi.

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

You can watch ‘Heavy Sweetness’ and all of its 63 episodes on YouTube.

16. Love Me If You Dare

  • Logline: A combination of crime, psychology, and love story. 
  • Year: 2016
  • Cast: Wallace Huo, Sandra Ma, Edward Zhang
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A love story doesn’t always need to be cute and aspiring. Sometimes a love story unfolds through the darkest envelopes. Love Me if You Dare is one such spine-chilling Chinese drama that brings out an oddly satisfying love relationship. It is a Criminal Psychothriller Chinese Drama, based on the novel called “Love Me If You Dare”. 

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Our hero Simon Bo Jiyan is a smart bachelor in his thirties and works as a police advisor who solves special criminal cases. He possesses supernatural abilities to read minds. Although his powers entitle him a genius they come with a big drawback. His emotional condition is highly disturbed. His life comes to light when he is accompanied by his new assistant who tries to bring some emotional clarity to his mind.

Where to watch Love Me If you Dare?

English subtitled versions are available on Viki.

17. Skate Into Love

  • Logline: A relationship started with fights and bickering turn into something beautiful for two people.
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Janice Wu, Steven Zhang, Zhou Zhan
Skate Into Love

I am sure you have seen a drama where the main couple turns from enemies to lovers. It is a common cliché story that has been done quite often in Asian dramas. But if done right, these kinds of stories are most beautiful to watch, and ‘Skate into love’ is one of them.  

Li Yu Bing and Tang Xue were school mates and Tang Xue use to bully Yu Bing a lot. When they meet each other years after in the university, Yu Bing decides to take revenge on Tang Xue. But over time the daily fights turn into caring and caring turns into love.

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

Watch it on YouTube for free.

18. Joy of Life

  • Logline: A story of an ordinary guy rising through the ranks and becoming a powerful person in the empire.
  • Year: 2019
  • Cast: Chen Daoming and Wu Gang, Li Xiaoran, Xin Zhilei, Li Chun, Song Yi
Joy of Life

Joy of life is not a hardcore romance drama as many different plots takes the center stage but the relationship between the main couple is so pure and heartwarming that I had to put this drama on this list.

The story is set in Ancient China where a guy named Fan Xain lives an ordinary life in a village with his grandma. But curiosity to know more about his parentage leads him to the Capital where new challenges and experiences waits him

Where to watch The Joy of Life?

The first season contains a total of 46 episodes and the English dubbed version can be streamed on YouTube.

19. The Romance of Tiger and Rose

  • Logline: A fantasy scriptwriter gets trapped inside her own story. 
  • Year: 2020
  • Cast: Rosy Zhao, Ryan Ding, Zhou Zi Xin
The Romance of Tiger and Rose

The Romance of Tiger and Rose is a recent romantic Chinese drama that aired for the first time in May 2020. The popularity of this drama can be identified from the fact that by the 2nd of June 2020, it had crossed 900 million views on Tencent Video. The screenplay and thought process that made this drama possible just blew me away. Read below as I discuss the synopsis.

Chen Xiao Qian is a writer who is frustrated from receiving a critical setback on her new drama script. She is determined to make the script work and sats to rewrite it. In the process, she falls asleep over her writing desk. What happens next is hard to comprehend but opens the door for a dreamy fantasy world. She gets transported into her own script becomes one of the hated characters of the screenplay. 

The drama narrates how she uses the knowledge of her own script to end this fantasy world and get back home. 

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

Watch this amazing drama on YouTube.

20. A Love So Beautiful

  • Logline: A story of high school couples and how their love faces the challenges of growing older.
  • Year: 2017
  • Cast: Hu Yi Tian, Yue Shen, Yaodong Zhao
A Love So Beautiful

Adapted from a Chinese novel named ‘Our Pure Little Beauty’, A Love So Beautiful is a sweet romantic comedy with tonnes of cute moments filled in it. The title itself makes it clear, this show deals with a beautiful love story. 

Xiao Xi has a major crush on her childhood friend and her neighbor Jiang Chen. Jiang is an intelligent and infamous student. Time and again Xiao’s proposal is let down by Jiang. But this doesn’t stop Xiao from losing hope. The story explores ways in which she makes Jiang fall in love with her. The story goes long into exploring their life as a couple. The side stories about their close are also pretty nice and keep you hooked to the show. 

Where to watch this Chinese Drama?

You can watch all the 24 episodes of ‘A love so beautiful’ on Netflix and Viki.


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Naveen Mehta

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