9 Best Chinese Dramas for Beginners kdramaplanet

9 Best Chinese Dramas for Beginners kdramaplanet

Here are the 9 best Chinese dramas for beginners that will make anyone fall in love with the C-drama world, even those who know nothing about it.
9 Best Chinese Dramas for Beginners
9 Best Chinese Dramas for Beginners

Here are the 9 best Chinese dramas for beginners that will make anyone fall in love with the C-drama world, even those who know nothing about it. In this article, you will find TV shows of different genres: rom-com, fantasy, historical, action, adventure, melodrama, or school/youth dramas.

The Top List of Chinese Series for Beginners:

  1. Meteor Garden (50 episodes)
  2. A Love So Beautiful (23 episodes)
  3. Love O20 (30 episodes)
  4. Eternal Love (88 episodes)
  5. Ashes of Love (63 episodes)
  6. The Story of Ming Lan (78 episodes)
  7. Nirvana in Fire (104 episodes)
  8. Joy of Life (46 episodes)
  9. The Untamed (50 episodes)

9. Meteor Garden

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Here’s a Chinese series for those of you who enjoy dramatic romantic storylines and extremely cute actors.
The story of “Meteor Garden” is about a high school girl from a modest family. Owing to a sudden coincidence, she starts studying at a prestigious school, together with those from the upper class. No wonder that getting along with other students is a great challenge for her. However, the girl befriends four eye-candy boys who are immensely popular in the school. They become much more than friends. Something more sparks between them.

  • Genres: drama, rom-com, youth, school
  • Starring: Shen Yue, Darren Chen, Dylan Wang, Caesar Wu, Connor Leong
  • Episodes: 50
  • Duration: 45 min.

8. A Love So Beautiful

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This school rom-com will become a great choice for everyone who likes school settings and wants to relax while watching a light-hearted Chinese drama. Endless cute and touching moments are guaranteed!

“A Love So Beautiful” revolves around the story of classmates who become a couple. Not only are they attending high school together, but they also live next to each other. No wonder something more than just friendship sparks between them. However, everything turns upside down with the appearance of a new boy who starts studying in their school.

  • Genres: rom-com, youth, school
  • Starring: Hu Yi Tian, Shen Yue, Gao Zhi Ting, Wang Zi Wei, Sun Ning
  • Episodes: 23
  • Duration: 45 min.

7. Love O20

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One of the best Chinese Dramas for beginners, “Love O2O” is a sweet story about student life on campus and the virtual life in games. With online and offline worlds combined, the drama surprises us with its unique fantasy elements. If you feel like watching something lovable and light, don’t skip this C-drama essential!

The story of this popular C-drama focuses on students who fall in love with each other. The most popular boy in the university where the actions take place falls in love with the gaming skills of a girl. Yes, you’ve heard that right. He has been attracted to a computer science major since the very first minutes he saw how she played a game.

  • Genres: rom-com, adventure, drama
  • Starring: Yang Yang, Zheng Shuang
  • Episodes: 30
  • Duration: 45 min

6. Eternal Love

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One of the most-watched Chinese series, “Eternal Love” will take you to the world of demons, gods, and goddesses. If you want to watch a period/fantasy series, don’t hesitate and watch this one!

Everything revolves around the relationship of the Crown Prince of the Heavens and a Fox spirit. Unfortunately, the Heavens don’t give them the most love and they face countless obstacles. Soon, they meet each other again, but in another lifetime. However, another time isn’t better for them – they struggle because of their love again. Hence, they cross each other’s paths in the next lifetime again. Will they eventually find a way to be together or they are destined to have a star-crossed love affair no matter how many lifetimes pass?

  • Genres: romance, adventure, historical, wuxia, fantasy, drama
  • Starring: Yang Mi, Mark Chao
  • Episodes: 58
  • Duration: 45 min.

5. Ashes of Love

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Here’s another TV series about the endless obstacles that come in the way of love, sacrifices made for love. “Ashes of Love” is a fantasy historical packed with never-ending struggles and battles, as well as family bonds and relationships. It revolves around the story of two prisoners: the daughter of Flower Goddess and the son of Heavenly Emperor.

  • Genres: rom-com, historical, fantasy, drama
  • Starring: Yang Zi, Allen Deng, Leo Luo, Faye Wang, Yukee Chen, Zhou Ting Wei
  • Episodes: 63
  • Duration: 45 min.

4. The Story of Ming Lan

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This is one of the best Chinese dramas for beginners that is unlike any other one listed above on this list. It’s neither a light youth rom-com nor a venomous love story. In fact, the love affair is not the main theme of the plot here. Unlike in other TV shows in the article, romance is simply one of its many components, not the central theme.

“The Story of Ming Lan” is all about the story of a concubine-born girl. Ming Lan, the Sixt child in the family, doesn’t get the chance to know what family love feels like. She simply tries to survive in the palace.
At the same time, we get to know a guy who is about to inherit wealth from his parents. However, he doesn’t receive anything as a result of family plotting.
Both Ming Lan and this guy find each other and set out on an adventure to change their future for the better and even set the new regime in the Empire.

  • Genres: historical, drama, political, rom-com
  • Starring: Zanilia Zhao, William Feng, Zhu Yi Long, Karlina Zhang, Kira Shi
  • Episodes: 78
  • Duration: 47 min.

3. Nirvana in Fire

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Here’s another series from our list of the best Chinese dramas for beginners. “Nirvana in Fire” differs from all other series here since it’s an intense action drama about revenge. It similar to “Game of Thrones”, the popular American series. If you are ready to dive into a complicated story with breathtaking cinematography, look no further.

The storyline of the drama centers on a betrayal that leads to the deaths of tens of thousands of soldiers. It follows the story of a survivor who comes back to make sure that everyone responsible for the crime pays their price.

  • Genres: historical, wuxia, political, drama
  • Starring: Hu Ge, Tamia Liu, Wang Kai, Chen Long, Victor Huang, Ding Yong Dai
  • Episodes: 104
  • Duration: 45 min.

2. Joy of Life

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You will love this drama for sure! “Joy of Life” is fun to binge-watch, has super awesome scenes with martial choreography, and three-dimensional characters, each with a unique and different story.

The C-drama tells the story of a man skilled in martial arts, medicine, and poison creation. He suddenly becomes talented in all these things after the meeting with a poison master. However, his life becomes difficult and full of dangerous events.

One day, he decides to go to the capital to find out the truth about the life of his unknown mother who he has never seen or heard about. In the capital, he gets involved in political intrigues, schemes, and family secrets.

  • Genres: historical, political, wuxia, rom-com
  • Starring: Zhang Ruo Yun, Li Qin, Chen Dao Ming, Wu Gang
  • Episodes: 46
  • Duration: 45 min.

1. The Untamed

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One of the most popular Chinese dramas ever, the supernatural fantasy TV series “The Untamed” will be an enjoyable watch for those who only start watching C-dramas. It has everything you need to enjoy your time spent in front of the screen: an interesting story, a complex plot about boys’ love/friendships/brotherly and sisterly love/romantic affairs, as well as stunning battles. It’s definitely a good series to place into the list of the best Chinese dramas for beginners!

This historical action drama revolves around the lives of two male disciples who are from different clans. There comes a moment when they get to know about a secret that may turn the life of their world upside down. They both try to do everything that can to not let bad things happen. However, one of the disciples dies whole trying to prevent bad things from happening. Miraculously, he reunites with his friend sixteen years later. Together, they continue to work on solving the dangerous secret.

  • Genres: adventure, historical, action, fantasy, mystery
  • Starring: Sean Xiao, Wang Yi Bo
  • Episodes: 50
  • Duration: 45 min.

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