Netflix has aggressively entered into the Asian markets and has established a solid presence. With the ever-increasing catalog of Asian dramas, Netflix has become the top pick of Asian drama lovers.
And when talking about Asian dramas, how can we miss Taiwanese dramas. Even though its global popularity is less than that of Korean and Chinese dramas but the quality is on par with the rest.
In this post, I’ll be sharing with you a list of the 15 Most popular Taiwanese Dramas streaming on Netflix. So, let us dive right in.
- 1 1. Autumn’s Concerto
- 2 2. Miss In Kiss
- 3 3. The Perfect Match
- 4 4. Love, Now
- 5 5. Inborn Pair
- 6 6. The Devil Punisher
- 7 7. Light the Night
- 8 8. The Victims’ Game
- 9 9. A Touch of Green
- 10 10. On Children
- 11 11. The Ghost Bride
- 12 12. Black & White
- 13 13. Detention
- 14 14. Triad Princess
- 15 15. A Boy Named Flora A
- Logline: A tragedy makes Ren Guang Xi forget about the love of his life, Liang Mu Cheng. Six years have passed, will the couple be able to make up for the time lost?
- Year: 2009
- Genre: Romance, Drama
- Cast: Ady An, Vanness Wu, Kang Ren Wu
Autumn’s Concerto is the best Taiwanese drama in Netflix’s catalog in my opinion. It just an emotional rollercoaster and is very close to my heart.
You feel the same joy, pain, anger, the main leads are going through in the drama. A love story that is tested by unfortunate times and still prevails in the end.
Ren Guang Xi is a rich guy with a very lonely life but then he meets Mu Cheng. She is poor but full of life. Soon they both fall in love, though fate has something else in store for them.
Ren Guang Xi has to go through brain surgery due to which he losses his memory. Mu Cheng has to leave Guang Xi despite being pregnant. Six years pass, will the couple be able to make up for the time lost?
- Logline: A very cheerful girl develops a crush on a cold-hearted guy in her school.
- Year: 2017
- Genre: Romance, Drama
- Cast: Dino Lee, Esther Wu, Chiu Shi Lun
The main story for this drama came from a Japanese manga called ‘Itazura na Kiss’. It has been adapted in many different languages. I have literally watched this story so many times, first in Japanese, then in Korean, and this one.
Despite being a cliche plot, I still end up enjoying it. So if you want to watch something less dramatic, you can go and stream this Taiwanese drama on Netflix.
Xiang Qin is a cheerful girl whose house gets destroyed in an earthquake and she moves in with her parent’s friends.
To her surprise, she meets Jiang Zhi Shu there, a cold genius boy from her school and also her crush who rejected her. But now that both of them will be living together, Xiang Qin has another chance.
- Logline: The two chefs are in the race to prove their culinary talents.
- Year: 2016
- Genre: Comedy, Romance
- Cast: Bruce He, Amber An, Sean Lee, Oceana Wu
Are you a fan of cooking dramas? If not, then you’ll be after watching “The perfect match”.
It is a prominent Taiwanese drama that has a perfect combination of comedy and cooking. Laugh while you savor the flavors this drama has to offer on Netflix.
Huo Ting En is a world-famous chef who is specialized in multiple cuisines. On the contrary, another chef Wei Fen Qing is famous for providing the same dishes at a cheaper price.
Ultimately, both of them fall for each other and a romantic love story sprouts out of the comedy.
- Logline: After being diagnosed with a fatal disease Yang Yi Ru, decides to go on a trip where she meets Lan Si De who asks her to marry him.
- Year: 2012
- Genre: Rom-com
- Cast: Annie Chen, George Hu, Mandy Wei
I don’t know if it’s right to tell you or not but this drama has 72 episodes. I hope your motivation for watching this drama is not gone.
Even though it’s long, I assure you that every episode is a treat to watch and has a meaning. So if you’re up for a long ride, all the episodes of ‘Love, Now’ are streaming on Netflix.
Yang Yi Ru is a workaholic, who is conned by her family into believing that she has cancer so that she takes a break from work.
Thinking that she has only six months to live, Yang Yi Ru decides to go on a vacation. There she meets Lan Shi De, who upon hearing the sad story of Yi Ru asks her to marry him.
- Logline: What happens when two opposites find out their grandparents have promised each other of their marriage.
- Year: 2011
- Genre: Romance, Comedy
- Cast: Chris Wang, Annie Chen, Xie Kun Da, Puff Guo
A perfect love story doesn’t just happen, it becomes perfect when you cultivate it with respect and appreciation.
This is one lesson that Song Yi Jie and Ke Wei Xiang learned the hard way. With real-life couple protagonists, “Inborn Pair” is a cute romantic Taiwanese Drama that I highly recommend to everyone.
Song Yi Jie is a law intern who is studying for her legal practitioner license. She is a morally sound and high-minded girl who cannot tolerate anything wrong.
One day she decides to disguise herself as an escort to collect evidence against a fraud man. When she reached Hotel, she got involved in an argument with the hotel’s GM, Ke Wei Xiang.
Both have bitter feelings for each other and want to prove each other wrong. Things shook apart for Song and Ke when they learned that they had been betrothed by their grandparents. Both agree for the sake of their grandparents but couldn’t get away with continuous bickering that later turns into love.
- Logline: Baker by the day demon hunter by the night, Zhong Kui lives in a mysterious condition.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Supernatural
- Cast: Mike He, Ivy Shao, Amanda Chou, Johnny Yang, Anson Chen
Co-Produced by Netflix, The Devil Punisher is not just a regular Taiwanese Drama about love and fantasy but a combination of mystery, karma, romance, and supernatural.
Like me, if you too love time travel and similar supernatural events, there is a good chance you’ll love this show.
This supernatural mystery series is about a mysterious baker named Zhong Kui who turns into a demon fighter by the night.
He is a reincarnated deity who is on a mission to remind his amnesiac lover of their romance that lasted a millennium.
- Logline: A bumpy journey of the women of an attractive Japanese Club. How will the madams at the Club survive through jealousy, love and betrayal?!
- Year: 2021
- Genre: Drama, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
- Cast: Ruby Lin, Cheryl Yang, Tony Yang
Light the Night, unlike any average Taiwan Drama, is a kit of mystery. A series whose main motive is to keep the audience hooked to their seats with curiosity.
The bring about of the different kinds of emotions is superbly displayed making it a fine work you’ll surely want to add to your list!
Set against the backdrop of Taipei in the 1980s, it is a soapy series. Two women manage a famous club in the red-light district of Taipei. These two close business friends seem to have an unshakable friendship that will be tested in the coming episodes.
A pragmatic drama about the adversities the hostesses and their amorous women have to endure. Light The Night with the turning points in their work and life that they have chosen for themselves will keep you fixated till the end.
- Logline: The touching reunion of a father-daughter duo through unpleasant ways. Watch The Victims’ Game to know what those unpleasant ways are.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Thriller, Mystery
- Cast: Joseph Chang, Hsu Wei-Ning, Jason Wang
An informative and slow-burn murder Taiwanese Drama with perfectly smooth episodes, The Victims’ Game isn’t a cliche whodunit.
Along with the thriller theme, it focuses on the psychological aspect which increases its substance. All this while keeping you on the edge of your seat!
Fang Yi-Jen is a forensic scientist in the police. A man with Asperger’s syndrome annoys his colleagues with his will to chase the truth. However, there comes a moment in his life where running behind integrity might become an option for him.
It happens that in one of his forensic investigations, he comes across a fingerprint which is probably of his estranged daughter.
He is taken aback by this crime link and teams up with the rock-ribbed reporter, Hsu Hai-yin to trace the pieces of this murder mystery related to his daughter.
- Logline: A sneak peek into the heartbreaking ‘survival’ lifestyle of the military families.
- Year: 2015
- Genre: Historical, Romance, Drama, War
- Cast: Cheryl Yang, Tien Hsin, Weber Yang
Introducing us bingers to the untold history of the Chinese, this Taiwan Drama on Netflix is an excellent and heartfelt tale.
An out-of-the-box creation by the makers that give the relish of every feeling from war to love. The realistic bonds in this Taiwan series represent the essence of human behavior and emotions.
A Touch of Green throws light on the shifting lives of the air force pilots and their families during 1945-1971. The near and dear ones of such airmen must be mentally and emotionally prepared for the missions their guardians embarked on.
To adapt to the new home, to stand face to face with the mission outcomes, and absorb the constant chilling terror within are a must for such families. The hard times serve as the binding factor between these military families to support one another.
10. On Children
- Logline: An anthological Taiwanese Drama based on the modern-day pressure on children by parents, relatives and society.
- Year: 2018
- Genre: Sci-Fi, Anthology, Horror, Satire
- Cast: Chuan-Chen Yeh, Chung Hsin-ling, Frances Wu
This Taiwanese Drama on Netflix explores the awareness about the pressure the younger generations face through.
A theme that quickly catches the mind of any person reading this right now, infused with scientific ideas makes it an emotionally relatable Netflix watch.
One of the best works in the list of Taiwanese Dramas, I recommend this to all regardless of age.
The uncanny stories of 5 different persons acquaint us with a world where these individuals are oppressed between their own wishes and the expectations of the people around them.
The continuing existence of dysfunctional families that measure the brilliance of their child through test marks and overcare them to an embarrassing extent.
Till when will these individuals tolerate the controlled and robotic life is what you are to watch in this eye-opening Taiwanese Drama Series.
11. The Ghost Bride
- Logline: The threatening life of Li-lan after marrying the dead son of an affluent family.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Period drama, Fantasy, Supernatural Horror
- Cast: Huang Peijia, Wu Kang-ren, Ludi Lin
A mesmerizing Taiwanese Netflix Series with alluring guards, eye-pleasing ghosts, family drama, and aesthetic background.
A less time-consuming series with such artistic and ace-quality plots is the go-to for every Drama lover. So, if you are ready for such a dreamy and fancying watch, lock the idea to watch The Ghost Bride.
Faithfully adapted from its book with the same name, The Ghost Bride Series is also a truly praised Taiwanese Drama. This one’s set in the days of Colonial Malacca in the 1890s. Li-Lan, a Malay-Chinese, accepts the idea of getting married to someone who isn’t even alive.
The reason for agreeing to this strange marriage is to rescue her family from the debt but at the cost of her life sandwiched in a ghostly marriage. However, the patience of the newlywed bride is shaken by the situations and mysteries that this marriage puts her into. Will she escape or survive through?
12. Black & White
- Logline: An unusual duo of two contradictory cops on a mission to declutter the unjust in Taipei.
- Year: 2009
- Genre: Police Drama, Action, Mystery, Romance
- Cast: Ivy Chen, Vic Chou, Mark Chao, Janine Chang
Originally been a hit, Black and White seems to be the conventional police-criminal run case but the Taiwanese Drama offers much more than just thrill.
It has romance, comedy and a splendid storyline which is the specialty of all the series I have included in this list of Taiwanese Drama Series on Netflix.
Two completely different police officers. One is a totally hustling and determined cop who is always on duty trying to clear the crime dirt off any street. The other one is someone enjoying the position he holds and waiting for his inefficient sources to give him information to get on duty.
When these conflicting personalities get connected through a crime case what else can one expect than a heated encounter? However, the need of the hour is to solve the conspiracy involving the higher authorities. A team that’ll illuminate the shady city of Taipei.
- Logline: A historical gothic Taiwanese series that speaks horror twisted with psychology.
- Year: 2020
- Genre: Horror, Supernatural, Thriller, Psychological
- Cast: Li Lingwei, Han Ning, Huang Guanzhi
Another creative piece on its way, Detention! Detention is adapted from a video game that bears the same name. It is like one of those mysteries we waited to someday find out at our school.
Maybe some hidden mystery that our school beholds kept hidden from us. Don’t worry Detention is here to fulfill that incompleted fantasy with added thrill.
This exhilarating series is about a transfer student, Yunxiang Liu at Greenwood High School. She enters the prohibited area of the campus only to discover some startling and disturbing truths about her remote school as major perfidy.
Her occult encounter discloses the hidden past of about 30 years prior to the present. The terrifying past where the teachers and students were mistreated in their protest against censorship and political oppression during the White Terror period in Taiwan.
14. Triad Princess
- Logline: A simple yet rib-tickling and enchanting story of a bubbly girl.
- Year: 2019
- Genre: Rom-com, Action
- Cast: Eugenie Liu, Jasper Liu, Cecilia Choi
A perfect romantic comedy with the boisterous female character and cute opposite lead, the energy be it romantic or humorous is sure to cheer you up.
However, I would recommend taking it slow to absorb the plot well as the six episodes might leave you cliffhanging.
Angie, a triad gangster’s daughter wants to be free from the control of her father. She wants to savor the taste of independent life. Thus, against the wishes of her father the cheerful and lively, Angie barges her way into a gig as a star’s bodyguard.
However, this leads her into a new world of flamboyance and pretentiousness and of course love too! Triad Princess thus is the shakingly journey of the princess of the crime master into her dreamy new world.
- Logline: The reevaluation of a loafer’s life when his sick grandmother just won’t die.
- Year: 2017
- Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Supernatural
- Cast: Crowd Lu, Tsai Chen-nan, Lotus Wang
This one’s too an adaption. ‘The-Sixty-Year-Old-Boy’ is the plot foundation on which this Taiwanese Drama Series is based.
Unlike the previous rom-com and thriller genres, this one in which you start when you lack reasons to smile as this family drama will crack you up like anything. So, for a relaxing watch, just tune in to A Boy Named Flora A.
Zheng Hua Jia, a college junior simply stays at home enjoying his life. The eldest grandson of his family, he is adored by each member of his happy big family. Finally, it seems it is time for the pampered lad to grow up mentally too.
His ill granny and mischance cousins result in him sitting back and taking a look at his lazy and unproductive life. So, this heartwarming Taiwanese series of a dysfunctional family with emotional and financial problems will not keep you hooked but exhilarated throughout.