highlights of best tiawenese drama on netflix

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 13 Most popular Taiwanese Dramas streaming on Netflix. So, let us dive right in.

1. Autumn’s Concerto |下一站幸福 预告片

  • 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
Autumns Concerto

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. 

Summary

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?

2. Just You | 就是要你愛上我

  • Logline: A love story between a strict Boss and his employee who wants to make him a kinder person.
  • Year: 2013
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Cast: Puff Kuo, Aaron Yan, Dean Fujioka
Just You

If you have watched other Asian dramas on Netflix then you know that office romance dramas are often very cliche and follow the same storyline. Although this drama also a bit cliche, but the cute moments in this show are awesome and make the drama worthy to watch.

Summary

Qi Yi is a strict Boss and he absolutely hates office romance. So the employees decide to task Cheng Liang Liang with the responsibility to convince Qi Yi to lift the anti-office-romance rule. But they both end up falling for each other.

3. Bromance | 愛上哥們

  • Logline: A gender bender drama about the life of Pi Ya Nuo who was raised as a boy her entire life.
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Romance, Comedy
  • Cast: Megan Lai, Boron Chen, Bii, Katie Chen
Bromance

Don’t get confused with the name of the drama, it is not a Boys Love drama. But it is one of the funniest on this list. The amazing storyline, skillful acting, and direction filled with comical and romantic scenes are enough reasons to add this Taiwanese drama to your Netflix watch list.

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Summary

The plot revolves around Pi Ya Nuo, a girl by birth, raised as a boy. Her life took a sharp turn when one day by chance she impresses an underworld don Du Zi Feng by saving him and her sister from getting caught. Du Zi Feng being unaware of her real identity declares her as a sworn brother.

4. Miss In Kiss | 惡作劇之吻

  • 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 

Miss in Kiss

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.

Summary

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.

5. Murphy’s Law of Love | 莫非,这就是爱情

  • Logline: A girl cursed with Murphy’s Law finds it difficult to do anything good in life.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre:  Romance, Comedy
  • Cast: Danson Tang, Ivelyn Li, Jolin Chien, Jenna Wang
Murphys Law of Love

Murphy’s Law of Love is a Taiwanese TV Drama broadcasted back in 2015, also known by the title ‘Perhaps this is called love’. It is now available to stream on Netflix. Before you read the summary, you need to know what is Murphy’s Law. Murphy’s Law states that if something can go wrong it will go wrong.

Summary

The protagonist, Guan Xiao Tong who works as a Love Guru in the town, has been cursed with Murphy’s Law. Soon after her agency gets a reputed position in town she witnesses a divorce firm being opened at the other end of the street. After a series of events The Murphy’s law comes into action and Xian Tong starts developing feelings for Ji Jia-Wei, the divorce firm owner.

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6. The Perfect Match | 極品絕配

  • 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
The Perfect Match 1

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.

Summary

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. 

7. Love, Now |  真愛趁現在

  • 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
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Love Now

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.

Summary

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.

8. Fall In Love With Me | 愛上兩個我

  • Logline: A successful advertising prodigy decides to hide his identity and starts working in a small advertising agency.
  • Year: 2014
  • Genre: Rom-com
  • Cast: Aaron Yan, Tia Li, Beatrice Fang
Fall In Love WIth Me

I am 100% sure that after reading the summary, you’ll be definitely intrigued about the drama. Sadly it couldn’t deliver perfection. The show started great but in the end, its strength faded a little. Nonetheless, I had a good time watching it on Netflix and if you don’t keep your hopes very high, you’ll enjoy it too. 

Summary

Lu Tian Xing is an Advertising prodigy but all of a sudden he decides to take 3 months break from work. He then disguises himself as Xiao Lu and joins the failing advertising agency of Tao Le Si. Le Si doesn’t like Tian Xing and over time she starts falling in love with Xiao Lu. But what happens when she finds out that Xiao Lu is actually Tian Xing?

9. Inborn Pair | 真愛找麻煩

  • 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
inborn pair 1

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. 

Summary

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.  

10. Love Cuisine | 料理高校生

  • Logline: Four young culinary professors struggle to work together due to love and envy. 
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Love Triangle
  • Cast: Lego Lee, Allison Lin, Nita Xia
Love Cuisine

There are not many Taiwanese Drama that has done justice to love triangle and jealousy stories. Love Cuisine is one such drama that superbly brings together a passionate love story along with a fierce friendship rivalry. Both these elements combine with a solid plot to present an unexpected Taiwanese Drama gem. 

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Summary

A promise made to his mentor brings Han Jie back to Taiwan from living a prosperous life as a celebrity chef in Europe. Han promised his mentor to pass on his expertise forward in his homeland. 

He decides to work as a culinary teacher in a local High School, where he discovers that his mentor’s daughter and his childhood friend also teach the same school. 

Han Jei, his friends, and a fellow teacher share a common feeling for Fang Xiao Rou (mentor’s daughter). The story follows how despite their odds, four of them keep their culinary teacher position intact. 

11. The Devil Punisher | 天巡者

  • 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
The Devil Punisher

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. 

Summary

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.

12. Someone Like You | 聽見幸福

  • Logline: Caught up between two choices, one who looks like his deceased fiancee and another who acts like her, Fang has a tough decision to make.
  • Year: 2015
  • Genre: Romance, Drama
  • Cast: Kingone Wang, Lorene Jen, Sean lee, William Liao
someone like you

One thing that keeps Taiwanese Drama at par with K-Dramas and J-Dramas is that it doesn’t stick to similar gimmicks and possess creatively written plots. One such T-drama that supports this statement is a melodramatic masterpiece- Someone Like You. Melodramas aren’t really my type of shows they are either a miss of a hit. And this one is a hit for sure. 

Summary

On a tragic day, Fang Zhan Cheng meets a terrible car accident. The accident came at a heavy cost of losing his fiancée. Devastated from the loss of his loved one Fang refuses a corneal transplant and wishes to never see again. 

Wang Yu Xi is a nurse who is hired to take care of Fang Zhan. Shockingly Wang Yu resembles Fang’s deceased fiancée but due to his lack of eyesight, he cannot see her face. On the counterpart, his fiancee’s heart is transplanted to some other girl who starts to behave like her. 

13. Refresh Man | 後菜鳥的燦爛時代

  • Logline: Two childhood friends meet after years as a Boss and an employee.
  • Year: 2016
  • Genre: Business, Comedy, Romance
  • Cast: Joanne Tseng, Aaron Yan, Lene Lai
A still from t-drama refresh man

If you regularly search for Asian dramas on Netflix then I am sure you have come across this Taiwanese drama in your recommendation. Refresh Man is a simple story of romance and office drama. It is cheesy at times but we all crave for that and overall it is a fun experience.

Summary

Zhong Yu Tang was an intelligent girl in school and her friend Ji Wen Kai was always slacking off. So when they reunite after years, Zhong Yu Tang is surprised to see Ji Wen Kai as her Boss at work. Despite being friends in the past Ji Wen Kai is in no mood to be all friendly with Zong Yu Tang.