Highlights from best TVB Drama

When it comes to Asian dramas, particularly in the Chinese language, Chinese dramas, and Taiwanese dramas overshadow Hong Kong Dramas in global appeal and popularity. 

And for you to land on this webpage, it means you not only like Hong Kong dramas but you are also a big admirer of TVB, the number one Hong Kong TV network that has produced some of the best Hong Kong dramas ever. 

In this particular post, I’ll be sharing with you a list of 20 All-time Best Dramas created by TVB. Hope you like it.

1. Line Walker | 使徒行者

  • Logline: Chief inspector Cheuk Hoi investigates the mysterious death of his colleague.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Action, Thriller
  • Cast: Kiu Wai Miu, Charmaine Sheh, Raymond Lam

Come on! You know it. Hong Kong dramas are known for their thriller genre shows. Line Walker is one such thriller drama that gives you much more than you would expect from a Hong Kong Drama.

Summary

The mystery thriller centers Cheuk Hoi, a Chief inspector at Hong Kong’s Criminal Intelligence Bureau. Cheuk Hoi is struck by surprise on discovering that one of his colleagues is mysteriously murdered and five of his junior secret agents are missing. Cheuk Hoi being the man of sheer will decides to get into the depth of the situation.

Where to watch Line Walker?

You can watch this drama on Netflix.

2. Journey to the West | 西遊記

  • Logline: A story of a treacherous journey made by the Monkey King and his friends to retrieve the holy scriptures.
  • Year: 1996
  • Genre: Mythology, fantasy
  • Cast: Dicky Cheung, Kwong Wah, Wayne Lai

I said it before and wouldn’t refrain to emphasise again that classic Hong Kong Dramas were ahead of their time. Like every other TVB Classic Hong Kong drama, this also proves that if the quality of the content is great that it will be appreciated at all times. 

Summary

The story revolves around Sun Wukong the Monkey King and his three friends. Sun and his friends set on a mission to retrieve holy scriptures from the west, as an act of redemption for their past sins. The journey is filled with life-threatening perils. On their path, they face powerful spirits, demons, and monsters that are capable of killing them.

Where to watch Journey to the West?

You can watch all the 30 episodes of this drama on KissAsian.

3. The Hippocratic Crush | On Call 36小時

  • Logline: A love story between two medics.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Medical, Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma, Chung Him Law

To summarise ‘The Hippocratic Crush’ in one line, this show is an excellent example of how to make a drama combining a lot of genres with perfect balance so that everything compliments each other and doesn’t feel out of place.

Summary

Cheung Yat Kin is a shy neurosurgeon who loves to live alone. His entire life revolved around his younger brother but when he dies Cheung Yat Kin becomes very cold-hearted. Fan Tze Yu who is also a doctor likes Yat Kin a lot and is not shy to express it. Over time both get close to each other but then they find that Fan Tze Yu has a severe illness and the only one who has a chance to save her is Yat Kin.

Where to watch this Hong Kong Drama?

You can watch all the 25 episodes of The Hippocratic Crush on KissAsian.

4. Moonlight Resonance

  • Logline: A family drama revolving around a couple who got divorced after one of them cheated on the other.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Raymond Lam, Ha Yu, Susanna Kwan

Possible the highest-rated Hong Kong drama ever, ‘Moonlight Resonance’ is the spiritual successor to an equally good series called Heart of Greed. At the time of its airing, this show broke a lot of viewer rating records and won tonnes of awards globally.

Summary

Chung Siu-Hor along with her husband Gan Tai-Cho runs a pretty successful Bakery called Moonlight Bakery. One day when she discovers that her husband is cheating her with an employee, she files for divorce. After both get separated Tai-Cho keeps the franchise name which proves very successful. Meanwhile, Siu-Hor struggles to make a living at the modest bakery she once owned with Tai-Cho. 

Where to watch Moonlight Resonance?

You can watch all the 40 episodes of this drama on KissAsian.

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5. Forensic Heroes | 法證先鋒

  • Logline: A story revolving around a series of crimes that need to be solved.
  • Year: 2006
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Cast: Bobby Au-Yeung, Frankie Lam, Yoyo Mung
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Forensic Heroes is one of the most loved TV series franchises with 4 massively successful seasons under its belt and the hype for the fifth season is ever rising. 

classic crime vs justice show that will keep you hooked at all times. I’ll highly recommend you to watch it if you like this type of show.

Summary

The story revolves around a group of investigators led by Tim Sir who goes around solving a series of crimes happening in their city. But things start to tense when Tim Sir’s wife is killed and suspicion comes on him. 

Where to watch this Hong Kong Drama?

You can watch all the episodes of this drama on Viki.

6. Beyond the Realm of Conscience | 宮心計

  • Logline: Story of a maid in the royal courts of the Thong Dynasty.
  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: History, drama
  • Cast: Charmaine Sheh, Tavia Yeung, Moses Chan, Kevin Cheng, Michelle Yim

Another amazing drama produced by TVB on a historical theme that revolves around the Thong Dynasty or more specifically the Imperial Palace of the Thong Dynasty.

If you are interested in Chinese history then you can watch it to see the dynamics of the royal household. Spiced up with the taste of love, fate, betrayal, and friendship, this is a well-balanced HK drama.

Summary

Gong Choi-king is a goldsmith who messed up royal artifacts and as punishment, had to give up his daughter Lau Sam-ho as a maid to the royal court. The drama follows the story of Lau Sam-ho and her experience in the Imperial Palace.

Where to watch Beyond the Realm of Conscience?

Tubi TV is the best place to stream this HK Drama.

7. Can’t Buy Me Love | 萬千

  • Logline: The story of saving Kam family from financial crises via political relations.
  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: History, comedy
  • Cast: Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Linda Chung

In simpler terms, if I have to define this TVB Hong Kong Drama, I’d say that it is the light-hearted version of ‘Beyond the Realm of Conscience’. It emphasizes comedy to connect with its audience. But rest assured, it will definitely rile up complex emotions in you, as you go on watching.

Summary

The story revolves around the spoiled Princess Chiu Yeung. Due to her unreasonable behavior, no one is willing to marry her. The Kam family is very rich as they deal with gold manufacturing. But under some bad circumstances, their business runs into trouble. 

To save the business Do Luk, the son of Kam family agrees to marry the arrogant princess. Despite her, rude and arrogant behavior Do Luk falls in love with her.

Where to watch Can’t Buy Me Love?

Stream it on KissAsian.

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8. Heart of Greed | 溏心風暴

  • Logline: A happy family is broken down by the curse of greed.
  • Year: 2009
  • Genre: History
  • Cast: Moses Chan, Bosco Wong, Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Tavia Yeung

This Dramatic Hong Kong Drama is one of the few family dramas that gained international appreciation. Thanks to brilliant casting and a positive storyline that covered many aspects of life and relationships. 

The show was awarded the “Best Drama” award during the TVB Anniversary Awards. This is enough reason to binge-watch this show today.

Summary

The drama orbits around the Tong family who are one of the largest retailers of Hong Kong. A sudden crisis in the family leads to the division of the family into 2 halves. 

As the series progress, the battle between the two sides intensifies while the characters themselves unknowingly grow and develop as people, family members, and friends.

Where to watch Heart of Greed?

All episodes stream on Tubi TV. 

9. D.I.E. | 古靈精探

  • Logline: A special police unit that deals with unsolved cases of other departments.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Mystery, crime
  • Cast: Roger Kwok, Nancy Wu, Sonija Kwok

After the success of Forensic Heroes in 2006, TVB came up with this crime thriller drama in 2008, the only difference being its comedy. The show makes you laugh but at the same time grips you with strong mysteries and thrills.

Summary

D.I.E stands for Death Investigation Extension, a unit of police that deals with years-old cold cases of other departments. The story mainly focuses on two members of D.I.E, Yue Chi-Long, and Ying Jing-Jing. 

Where Chi-Long is an expert at what he does but has slacking personality. On the other hand, Jing-Jing is uptight and strict and she’ll do anything to bring order in the dysfunctional D.I.E unit.

Where to watch this Hong Kong Drama?

Watch it on Dramacool.

10. The Mysteries of Love | 談情說案

  • Logline: A guy who only knows about science tries to understand the new feeling called love.
  • Year: 2010
  • Genre: Mystery, Law, Romance
  • Cast: Raymond Lam, Tavia Yeung, Kenneth Ma

The mysteries of love is a very acclaimed TVB drama that brought a lot of appreciation to its main lead actors. The story has many elements in it that keep its aaudience always involves in the drama. 

Summary 

King Pok is a physics prodigy and helps police solve crimes. There he meets Chui Siu Lai, a policewoman. Pok evaluates that he has fallen in love with Lai because of a love hormone called “phenylalanine”. But for a guy who only thinks with science, it is difficult to understand the matters of the heart.

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Where to watch this HK drama?

Watch it on Dramacool.

11. The Four | 少年四大名捕

  • Logline: A story of four highly smart and strong officers in the Sung Dynasty.
  • Year: 2008
  • Genre: Action, Fiction
  • Cast: Raymond Lam, Dominic Lam, Sammul Chan

It is a story deep-rooted in martial arts and ancient Chinese culture. It has good action and storyline but nothing is too overboard. Though I’ll suggest you watch this TVB drama with fewer expectations. If you are looking for back-to-back action scenes then this show is not for you.

Summary

Chu Kot Ching Ngo is the head of the Sheriff Bureau in the Sung Dynasty. He brought together three men, special in their own way, and formed ‘The Four’ and together they solve many cases. But some people in the empire want to break this group to hurt the emperor.

Where to watch The Four?

You’ll find all the episodes of this Hong Kong drama on KissAsian.

12. A Step Into The Past | 寻秦记

  • Logline: A special agent from the 21st century is offered to be a part of a scientific experiment to go back 2000 years in the past.
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Cast: Louis Koo, Raymond Lam, Kwong Wa

This Hong Kong drama has one of the best plotline on this list. It has the sci-fi element, a historical theme, and a tonne of adventure. The show was a great hit when it aired on TVB and to this day is considered one of the best fictional dramas in Hong Kong.

Summary

The story revolves around Hong Siu-lung, a special agent in Hong Kong Police. He is offered to be a part of a secret scientific experiment of time traveling. 

He is asked to go back 2000 years in the past and document a Historical event but due to some error, he gets sent further back in time 3 years than originally planned. Now he has to use his wits and strength to survive in an unknown era.

Where to watch A Step Into The Past?

You can watch all the 40 episodes of this drama on Viki.

13. Tiger Cubs | 飛虎

  • Logline: A fictional paramilitary squad committed to saving the city from any crime and critical situations.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Action, Drama
  • Cast:  Joe Ma, Jessica Hsuan, Him Law, Oscar Leung, Vincent Wong

Tiger Cubs was the first TVB Hong Kong Drama to air on Sunday nights. Since then the show has gained a massive audience with consecutive 4 new sequels in a row. While action scenes are the specialty of this drama, you also get to witness a good mixture of family and romance in this TVB drama.

Summary

The drama revolves around a group of elite special cops responsible for tackling terrorism, rescue operations, and any other tasks that are too difficult for local police to handle.

Where to Watch Tiger Cubs?

Tiger Cubs, as well as its sequels, are available on Viki.

14. Witness Insecurity | 護花危情

  • Logline: A story of a policeman ordered to protect the daughter of a very wealthy businessman.
  • Year: 2012
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Bosco Wong, Linda Chung, Paul Chun

Witness Insecurity is a decent TVB drama that is a mixture of family drama and police drama. It would have been better if they’d focused on the police part more. There’s nothing really special about the drama, it is good for pass time. 

Summary

Hui Wai Kit is a police officer ordered to protect the daughter of a wealthy businessman, Kui Chi Lam. Lam was a reserved woman but after meeting Kit she starts to open up and falls in love with him.

Where to watch Witness insecurities?

It is available on Dramacool.

15. The Duke of Mount Deer (1984) | 小宝与康熙

  • Logline: Wei Siu Bo is in a dilemma to prove his loyalty to both of his masters. 
  • Year: 1984
  • Genre: Historical, Comedy
  • Cast: Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Carina Lau, Kiki Sheung

Based on a historical novel by Jin Yong, “The Duke of Mount Deer” has been adapted as a tv drama many times. The most recent being the 2020 Chinese adaptation. However, I believe that age truly doesn’t matter and 1984’s TVB version of The Duke of Mound Deer is still the best adaptation of this novel ever made.  

Summary

Wei Siu Bo is a spoiled brat having no direction in life. His favorite pass time is roaming around his mother’s brothel. One day he is brought to the palace by a blind eunuch where the emperor is impressed by his witty sense of humor. The young emperor offers him a position in Grand Eunuchs. 

Even so, he becomes friends with the emperor, his goofy nature makes him a disciple of the rebel clan leader. This double-dealing setting creates hilarious chaos throughout the show as Wei Sui Bo tries to stay loyal to both his leaders. 

Where to watch The Duke of Mount Deer? 

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any non pirated way to watch this online but you can buy the DVD from ebay.

16. Gods of Honour | 封神榜

  • Logline: A tale of the fall of a tyrannical King Zhou and his Shang Dynasty. 
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: Historical, Comedy
  • Cast: Benny Chan, Kar Lok Chin, Kingdom Yuen, Irene Wan, Yuen Wah
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Another top-class depiction of the vernacular Chinese novel is this HK drama from TVB that aired during mid-2001. 

I know this is 2021, and you might question why I am talking about old classics back to back. As I said earlier, this is a list of the best TVB dramas, and these classics are Asian drama masterpieces. Watch it to believe it.

Summary

King Zhou of the Shang Dynasty was one of the cruelest and oppressive rulers who ruled over China. His ruthless control over the empire made King Wu of the Zhou Dynasty take charge of the situation and rebel against him. 

In no time, China is in absolute chaos, families shattered, the kingdom is disordered, and many innocent soldiers killed for their loyalty.  

Where to watch Gods of Honour?

Watch this drama on Dramacool.

17. Legal Mavericks | 踩過界II

  • Logline: A horrible accident that took away his sight but couldn’t stop Vincent from practicing law and developing an acute form of sense that gave him the status of Blind Legal Knight.
  • Year: 2016-2020
  • Genre: Courtroom
  • Cast: Vinvent Wong, Owen Cheung, Sisley Choi, Kelly Cheung

Having watched many popular courtroom drama movies, and legal tv shows, it was hard for me to ignore Legal mavericks. This was my first legal genre of HK drama and in no time I got hooked on the story. 

Calling it just a courtroom drama would not be fair. It’s a mixed genre show with enough moments of comedy, suspense, and sometimes even romance. 

Summary

Law is Blind. If you haven’t already understood this statement, you must see this drama. The story revolves around Vincent Wong, a blind barrister who has developed amazing senses that are beyond normal sight. 

Vincent’s team includes paralegal Sisley Choi and private detective Owen Cheung. Knows as “Three Sword Fighters” they are on a mission to help the needy claim justice in the court even if it meant crossing the lines.

Where to watch Legal Mavericks?

Watch it on hotpot.tv

18. Virtues of Harmony | 皆大歡喜

  • Logline: A comedy-drama following the chronicles of the Kam Family.  
  • Year: 2001
  • Genre: Historical, Comedy
  • Cast: Michael Tse, Frankie Lam, Bernice Liu, Nancy Sit

Another iconic TVB Jade Drama which can’t be left out is Virtues of Harmony. An exceptional representation of Chinese culture supported by a strong plot led this drama to become one of the most popular Hong Kong sitcoms. Originally aired in 2001, the drama was reaired by TVB in 2018 due to its high popularity. 

Summary

The series follows the chronicles of the wealthy Kam family. Yau Nim Chi heads the Kam family. She is a single mother of 3 triplets who strictly follow every word she says. 

The family owns a restaurant in the town square and is famous for its noodles. The show is an account of back-to-back tragedies that keeps happening with the family members.  

Where to watch Virtues of Harmony?

You can watch it on hkseries.

19. Triumph in the Skies | 衝上雲霄

  • Logline: Story of unbalanced life of solar aviation staff.
  • Year: 2003
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast: Francis Ng, Flora Chan, Joe ma, Myolie Wu

It surprises me to see how Hong Kong dramas were functioning way ahead of their time. While other Asian dramas are still figuring their way out of historical novels and high school stories, TVB had come up with this non-generic, realistic-looking story in 2003. No doubt it was the best TVB drama of the 2000s. 

Summary

The story sets up in a fictional Aviation company called Solar Aviation. Samuel Tong and Vincent Ling are two childhood friends who work as a pilot in Solar Aviation. 

At one point in their career, they get indulged in a love triangle with an air hostess named Belle. Soon after Vincent weds Belle, love dreams of Samuel come to an end. The show then goes into narrating incidents from the lives of Belle and Vincent.

Where to watch Triumph in the Skies?

This HK drama can be easily streamed on Netflix.

20. Lives of Omission

  • Logline: A story of a badass police officer.
  • Year: 2011
  • Genre: Crime
  • Cast: Michael Tse, Bosco Wong, Fala Chen, Kate Tsui

In the genera of action thriller, the hong kong anime has made a significant contribution. Adding to the same, this anime is a spin-off of the highly distinguished crime drama series E.U. Not only it was one of the top-rated drama series of TVB in the year 2011 but also won the best drama at the TVB awards during the same year.

Summary

As I already mentioned the series is a spin-off of the crime drama E.U, the narrative begins with the biggest plot buster where the officer who supposedly died in the E.U is found to be alive and uses his death to solve an important mission in China. Later on, he again became a part of Hong Kong’s CIB where he started training recruits.

He was well known for his rebellious nature and many of the officers disliked him for not playing by rules.

Where to watch Lives of Omission?

Get an Amazon Prime subscription to watch Lives of Omission.

HONORARY MENTIONS

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22. E.U. (Emergency Unit)

23. Ghetto Justice

24. Three Kingdoms RPG

25. Blue Veins