18 Best Hate to Love Relationship Chinese Dramas

18 Best Hate to Love Relationship Chinese Dramas

Here’s the list of the 17 best hate to love relationship Chinese dramas for those of you who like enemies to lovers/bickering couple type of TV shows!
17 Best Hate to Love Relationship C...
17 Best Hate to Love Relationship Chinese Dramas

Here’s the list of the 17 best hate to love relationship Chinese dramas for those of you who like enemies to lovers/bickering couple type of TV shows!

Top 17 Hate to Love Relationship Chinese Series:

  1. Skate Into Love
  2.  Lovely Us
  3. Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabe
  4. Dating in the Kitchen
  5. Love Designer
  6. The Kings Woman
  7. Parallel Love
  8. The Trick of Life and Love
  9. Walk Into Your Memory
  10. A Love So Romantic
  11. Please Love Me
  12. The Night of The Comet
  13. You Complete Me
  14. Road to Rebirth
  15. The Legend of Jin Yan
  16. Mermaid Prince
  17. My Assassin Girlfriend

17. My Assassin Girlfriend

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You will enjoy watching this hate to love relationship Chinese drama if you like the time travel genre! “My Assassin Girlfriend” revolves around a handsome and smart King who has almost no power in the corrupt imperial court. He is constantly attacked by assassins. One day, he almost gets killed by a female assassin. Fortunately, he is saved by his loyal guard. The King even falls in love with his assassin! 

Mysteriously, the trio time travels to the present day where the female assassin no longer remembers the King, while the King himself takes the identity of the sole successor of a powerful group. His Majesty is troubled not only by a completely new world but also by his background as an illegitimate child and the girl who no longer remembers him. 

If you are looking for something funny to watch and are not afraid of some cliché moments or things that sometimes don’t make logical sense, then watch this historical! Here, you will dive into a slightly complicated time travel story mixed with some nice humor.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Ryota, Anna Hollen
  • Genres & Tags: historical, rom-com, fantasy, time travel strong female lead, male chases female first

16. Mermaid Prince

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This Chinese series follows the story of a bay rescue team member who saves a girl. She mistakes him for a merman and tries to reveal his secret. They have many hilarious situations where the male lead doesn’t even know what the female lead is trying to do. While she is trying to prove he is a mysterious creature, he is trying to resolve his problems. Will they find love in the process?

The story of “Mermaid Prince” gets better and the romance between the leads sparks as the episodes keep going. Start watching it and you will get immersed into the story where the leads help each other and many others around them.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Cast: Li Xiang Zhe, Esther Wu, Adam Lin
  • Genres & Tags: fantasy, romance, comedy, mystery, investigation, orphan male lead, cold male lead

15. The Legend of Jin Yan

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Here’s one of the best hate to love relationship Chinese dramas that revolves around quarrels between a brave 15-years-old daughter of a general and an aloof and suspicious governing Prince. The female lead is arranged to marry the Prince whom she doesn’t know, so she runs away. The Prince is also reluctant to marry after the mysterious death of his previous wife. They still meet each other but without knowing each other’s identities. The Prince thinks she is a palace maid spying on him, so they start to quarrel from their first meeting. Even though living in the same mansion, they don’t know each other’s real identities for a long time. Moreover, they are too afraid to open up about it – he is afraid to lose her and she is afraid of the consequences for her family. 

“The Legend of Jin Yan” is quite a simple and light story. Watch it if you are in the mood for something like that and are not looking for something super original. Most of the time it centers on the leads hiding their true identities. Here, you will see only a little bit of palace politics and light power struggles – nothing too deadly. Also, keep in mind that the female lead here is only a teen, not an 18-20 years-old girl like in many other C-dramas. Hence, her behaviors are appropriate for her age.

  • Episodes: 34
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Cast: Kabby Hui, Chen Jing Ke, Zhang He
  • Genres & Tags: romance, fistorical, drama, wuxia, sibling rivalry, hidden identity, love triangle, naive female lead

14. Road to Rebirth

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This Asian TV series tells the love story between a celebrity and his neighbor, a girl who becomes his manager. The female lead is left with no choice but to accept this job. At first, she is not too excited about it, but over time, she gets to know another side of a popular celebrity. He helps many people and even is ready to take a hit on his reputation to protect those who he loves. 

 When watching “Road to Rebirth”, you realize it’s not only about romance. It’s also about the relationship between a brother and sister, a son and father, as well as the entertainment industry and stars who are treated like money-making machines. 

  • Episodes: 46
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Jia Nai Liang, Ivy Chen, Ran Xu
  • Genres & Tags: romance, boss-employee relationship, famous male lead, housekeeper

13. You Complete Me

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The story of this hate to love relationship Chinese drama follows a brilliant fund specialist who wants to get revenge against those who killed his father. To become one step closer to his goal, he tries to get hired in the investment department of a certain company. The story also introduces us to a girl who works for a headhunter company that offers brilliant candidates. Her subordinate becomes the reason why the male lead is late to his interview, so she feels kind of indebted to him. Their first impression of each other is not the best, but they open up to each other more after they keep running into each other all the time. 

If you don’t mind too many business topics in TV series and love mature love stories, then you will probably like “You Complete Me”!

  • Episodes: 40
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Hu Yi Tian, Qiao Xin, Sean Zheng, Zhong Qi
  • Genres & Tags: romance, business, life, drama, revenge, headhunter, male chases female first, smart female lead

12. The Night of The Comet

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Here’s one of the best mysterious hate to love relationship Chinese dramas for the fans of the time travel genre. “The Night of The Comet” is a sweet love story between a celebrity and a reporter. The male lead here is a star who gets into a car accident. After that, he time travels to the past where he is an author. There, he crosses paths with a female reporter. Start watching it if you are craving some touching sweet drama! Even though it’s a bit cliché, its characters and the story flow are worth your attention.

  • Episodes: 16
  • Duration: 25 min.
  • Cast: Melody Tang, Fu Long Fei
  • Genres & Tags: mystery. fantasy, romance, business, slice of life, parallel universe, crossworlds traveler, idol fangirl

11. Please Love Me

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This enemies to lovers Chinese series is all about a pretend marriage between a famous idol and a manicurist. Here we go again – a rich popular guy and a struggling girl (well, she’s quite independent and not that poor, but her status is way lower than that of the male lead). They get together because of a scheme concerning a candid camera incident. To save his reputation, the male lead has no choice but to sign a marriage contract. Although the leads are reluctant to become closer, they develop deep feelings for each other over some time. Unfortunately, the information about their fake marriage leaks to the public. How will they deal with the problems and prove their true feelings?

I advise you to watch “Please Love Me” if you like stories with character development. The male lead here matures from a spoiled idol to a person who cares about others. As for the female lead, the changes in her character may not seem that drastic as those of the male lead, but she also undergoes some changes. By the end of the story, she learns that she should try to face everything together with her husband and not be a fully independent woman going through everything on her own.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Zhang Yu Jian, Xu Xiao Nuo
  • Genres & Tags: romance, comedy, drama, pretend relationship, cohabitation, idol, fake marriage

10. A Love So Romantic

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This enemies to lovers story focuses on a flower girl who signs a sibling contract with a man from a well-known family. Starting from this moment, she always finds herself involved in the affairs of this business family. In addition to that, she becomes the victim of her brother’s schemes. So, the girl has no choice but to rely on her wits and tricky mind to keep herself safe. 

She finds peace only when the second brother is around. He always tries to protect her from anything bad, including the pestering of his brother. She doesn’t know yet that he has his interests and ambitions in doing so. Over time, she finds herself in a difficult position and can’t decide which brother to rely on. Will she choose to follow her heart or her head?

“A Love So Romantic” is a perfect drama for you if you are not in the mood for something super serious, especially if you are new to the historical genre. It’s cute and comical – a perfect light rom-com with typical Asian cliches.

  • Episodes: 32
  • Duration: 35 min.
  • Cast: Yang Zhi Wen, Ye Sheng Jia, Koss Zhao
  • Genres & Tags: comedy, romance, historical, hardworking female lead, first love, mistaken identity, love triangle, lovers separated, female chases male first

9. Walk Into Your Memory

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This TV series follows the story of a chef with extraordinary abilities – she can see the memories of other people! It happens so that she works for a boss who loses his memories from the whole year of his life. Having learned about his problem, she starts to help him recall lost memories. In the process, they become closer.

When watching “Walk Into Your Memory”, you will see an equal amount of humorous, happy, lovey-dovey, suspenseful, and sad moments. So, it’s not an all-heart-wrenching or all-fluffy drama.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Song Yan Fei, Zhao Zhi Wei, Zhong Qi, Yang Zhuo Cheng
  • Genres & Tags: business, romance, comedy, food, boss-employee relationship, bromance, strong female lead

8. The Trick of Life and Love

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Here’s a hate to love relationship Chinese rom-com with some Asian drama tropes like amnesia and cold CEO. The male lead here is a CEO who used to be a demanding professor, while the female lead is a secretary who was his student in the past. One day, she happens to save her ex-instructor. When he wakes up from amnesia, the girl pretends to be his fiancee! How crazy is that?

If you do not avoid dramas with predictable plots, then give a try to this one! “The Trick of Life and Love” is a good story about the characters who gradually fall in love, not without little fights here and there. 

  • Episodes: 32
  • Duration: 30 min.
  • Cast: Ji Xiao Bing, Jin Wen Xin
  • Genres & Tags: romance, business, drama, school, car accident, amnesia, meet again, sassy female lead

7. Parallel Love

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Here’s one of the top hate to love relationship Chinese dramas of a time travel genre! “Parallel Love” follows the story of a diligent woman, an events manager from the year 2020, who suddenly wakes up in 2010. She is given a mission to help a certain guy become the CEO of his father’s company. On top of that, she must accomplish that within 3 months. Otherwise, she will disappear forever. The male lead is a wealthy spoilt guy with a don’t-give-a-damn attitude. 

Even though the story is full of well-known tropes, you will get immersed into the story thanks to the dynamics of the leads (which is extremely fun to watch) and especially a narcissist male lead with his eccentric hairstyle.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Li Hong Yi, Kira Shi
  • Genres & Tags: romance, comedy, thriller, business, time travel, boss-employee relationship, hidden identity, male chases female first, childish male lead, smart female lead, older woman younger man

6. The King’s Woman

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Here’s a hate to love relationship Asian series with a solid love triangle! “The King’s Woman” follows the story of the granddaughter of a military commander who is forced to be separated from the person she loves. It happens so because of a sudden attack of Qin troops. The girl survives since the Qin emperor becomes interested in her. He takes her to the palace. It’s only then that she discovers she is pregnant with the child of the person she is separated from. However, the Emperor treats the child as his own. Everything seems to be lovely and sweet until a day when the true father of a child suddenly appears. He is willing to assassinate the Emperor. 

If you love dramas about the theme of revenge, palace intrigues, and betrayal, you can’t miss this one! Moreover, you are guaranteed to see magnificent action scenes and intriguing mind battles!

  • Episodes: 48
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat, Vin Zhang, Liu Chang, Li Tai
  • Genres & Tags: romance, historical, drama, wuxia, female warrior, male chases female first, love triangle, possessive male lead, hidden identity

5. Love Designer

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One of the best hate to love relationship Chinese dramas, it follows the love story of a man in the e-commerce industry and a woman in the fashion industry who cooperate because of interdependence in both their work and lives. They get acquainted because of a lawsuit, so they start bickering from the very start. They both work hard for their careers, so, naturally, two such business-oriented persons end up in conflicts. However, gradually, they fall in love. 

If you want to watch a realistic drama, not a super sweet rom-com or a fantasy show, then make sure you check out “Love Designer”. It doesn’t introduce us to a male lead who is a superhero and can do anything in this world. The female lead here is a business-oriented person, not a weak character seeking protection. Both of them are modern working people who face real adult problems.

  • Episodes: 45
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat, Johnny Huang, Zhang Xin Yu, Yi Da Qian, Hu Bing
  • Genres & Tags: romance, bsiness, male chases female first, slow burn romance, strong female lead

4. Dating in the Kitchen

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Here’s one of the best hate to love relationship Chinese dramas for those of you who love age gap and workplace stories! The female lead is a bright person, a young girl who is an underestimated self-taught chef. The male lead, on the contrary, is an emotionless CEO. Yet, they share a common passion – food. Once they are acquainted, an unfortunate misunderstanding happens between them. Although and her soon-to-be boss starts on the wrong foot, еhey unexpectedly fall in love with each other.

Decide to watch “Dating in the Kitchen” and you will be smitten by its tender scenes! Unlike in many other C-dramas, there’s no crazy evil antagonist. Watching it, you will feel happiness, sadness, as well as love. 

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Zhao Lu Si, Lin Yu Shen
  • Genres & Tags: romance, comedy, food, age gap, older man younger woman, cooking, carefree female lead

3. Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Sabe

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This drama is the third part of the trilogy (“Legend of the Condor Heroes” and “Return of the Condor Heroes”) and takes place a century later than the events in the second part. According to the legend, the one who gets the Heavenly Sword and Dragon Slaying Saber, receives the right to rule the world. The story revolves around an orphan who is meant to discover the truth behind these two objects. Although he wants to run away from violence, he ends up involved in the fight for power. 

If you want to get lost in a drama full of real-life themes and extraordinary sceneries! It tells you that a person is doomed to fail unless it is meant for them and the timing is right; that people always judge and deceive each other for their benefits; and that mistakes are priceless.

  • Episodes: 50
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Joseph Zeng, Yukee Chen, Zhu Xu Dan, Lin Yu Shen
  • Genres & Tags: historical, action, wuxia, romance, sword-fight, strong female lead

2. Lovely Us

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If you are looking for a coming-of-age youth drama about childhood friends and hate to love theme, look no further. “Lovely Us” follows five teenagers who are best friends from the same neighborhood and now are entering high school together. It takes place in 2007 and immerses you into that period. 

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  • Episodes: 16
  • Duration: 44 min.
  • Cast: Marcus Li, Tian Xi Wei, Li Ming Yuan, Li Ying Ying, You Hao Ran
  • Genres & Tags: romance, school, drama, youth, first love, childhood friends, slice of life, slow burn romance, male chases female first, coming of age

1. Skate Into Love

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This hate to love relationship Chinese drama is related to such themes as childhood friends and sports. So, if you are especially interested in one of those, you will love it! “Skate Into Love” is all about the relationship between two schoolmates who happen to enroll in the same university. The female lead is a speed skater who gave up on her dream, while the male lead is an ice hockey player who became the best player in his school. Back in elementary school, the girl bullied her shy schoolmate, so he tries to get revenge and makes her his assistant. Over time, their feeling of hatred for each other evolves into feelings of love. The male realizes that the girl who bullied him has actually inspired him to go forward. In turn, he wants to give her the courage to start her training again.

Not only the show introduces us to a beautiful and fun hate-to-love relationship story, but it also is uplifting and inspirational.

  • Episodes: 40
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Zhang Xin Cheng, Janice Wu, Zhou Zhan, Vincent Wei, Chu Yue
  • Genres & Tags: romance, comedy, sports, youth, childhood friends, sassy female lead, college life, unrequited love, love triangle, strong female lead

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