14 Best Slow Burn Romance Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

14 Best Slow Burn Romance Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

Here’s the list of the top 14 best slow burn romance Chinese dramas for those of you who like it when the relationship between the leads develops slowly.
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Here’s the list of the top 14 best slow burn romance Chinese dramas for those of you who like it when the relationship between the leads develops slowly.

14 Best Slow Burn Romance Chinese Dramas:

  1. The Long Ballad
  2. Lovely Us
  3. My Unicorn Girl
  4. The Sword and The Brocade
  5. When a Snail Falls in Love
  6. The Best of You In My Mind
  7. Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain
  8. The Rational Love
  9. Closer to You
  10. I Hear You
  11. Love Designer
  12. All I Want For Love Is You
  13. Here to Heart
  14. Lover or Stranger

14. Lover or Stranger

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It’s one of the best slow burn romance Chinese dramas for those who are into the thriller genre and loves complicated mysteries. The story is that a famous violinist, the girl who is to be married, suddenly gets caught in an avalanche. Her face is so badly injured that even her fiance can’t recognize her. Luckily, her identity has been confirmed through her passport. Unluckily, she also gets severe head injuries, which result in memory loss. All her talents and efforts have been wasted. Basically, the drama tells about the relationship between this girl and her fiance after the avalanche accident. Will the female lead figure out her identity and find her love despite her ambiguous mind?

Searching for something super intriguing and mind-blowing? “Lover or Stranger” is a perfect mix of tragedy, suspense, and thriller! The story may seem a bit complicated at first, but you will be able to understand the whole picture with the progression of the plot.

  • Episodes: 29
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Victoria Song, Ou Hao

13. Here to Heart

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This slow burn story follows a complicated relationship of a couple that has been separated for a long period of time. One day, the female lead disappears from the life of her boyfriend without any explanation. After a long period of ten years, she wants to return to her hometown and even get in touch with her long-lost boyfriend. Yet, he can’t forgive her for leaving him for a prestigious job in Europe. Will they always be at war or they will try to rekindle their relationship?

Don’t walk past this drama if you are looking for an emotional roller-coaster! “Here to Heart” is one of the best romantic C-dramas that give you a variety of feels!

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  • Episodes: 48
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Zhang Han, Janine Chang

12. All I Want for Love Is You

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Here’s one of the vest slow burn romance Chinese dramas for the fans of school rom-coms! The storyline is about two classmates: a girl talented in sports and the most brilliant boy at school. Although the female lead has great achievements in sport, she fails to succeed in the academic field. However hard it may be for her, she does her best to become better in her studies. She is doing this to get closer to her crush. Finally, the girl successfully enters the same college as him!

“All I Want for Love Is You” is a feel-good series about first love. It’s a must-watch for you if you want to watch something beautiful and lighthearted. Not only is it set in a school, but it also incorporates the elements of wuxia (the main heroine writes a wuxia about herself and her crush).

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  • Episodes: 32
  • Duration: 40 min.
  • Cast: Liu Yu Han, Lu Zhao Hua

11. Love Designer

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The business rom-com focuses on the hate-to-love relationship ow two business-oriented people. They start seeing each other a lot because of a lawsuit, so no wonder they start off on the wrong foot. The male lead works in the e-commerce industry, while the female lead is from the fashion industry. Despite their different careers, their paths intersect.

You will like “Love Designer” if you prefer realistic series over super cute romantic comedies. Besides, you might be interested in it if you got tired of unrealistic and typical characters like girls who are seeking protection or all-powerful men. Both leads in this drama are independent working people, each has its own flaws and strengths.

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  • Episodes: 45
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat, Johnny Huang

10. I Hear You

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Here’s a slow-burn contract relationship C-drama on the list! The story revolves around a girl who dreams of becoming a voice actress. Unfortunately, her mother has other plans for the future and constantly arranges blind dates for her daughter. So, the main heroine tries to find ways of getting money to cover all her needs without having to obey her mother. That’s how she finds out about a couple reality TV show. That’s where she meets her love.

“I Hear You” is one of the well-known cold man/warm woman types of drama. It consists of typical drama elements and is quite easy to follow. You will enjoy it if you like the typical formula of an aloof rich male lead and a poor female lead.

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Riley Wang, Zhao Lu Si

9. Closer to You

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Here’s a slow burn school drama that falls under the time travel genre. The story introduces us to a man who travels in time back to his senior year of school. To get rid of his biggest regret, he tries his best to become braver and help the one he loves. He wants to prevent a tragedy but can’t find a way to get closer to her. Finally, he learns why the girl lives in guilt and doesn’t open up to others.

“Closer to You” is one of the few high school dramas that cover societal problems. For example, it addresses issues of suicide thoughts and depression. However, the drama is not all about sadness! In fact, there are many comic scenes (it’s about high school students forming friendships, relationships, and learning life lessons, first of all).

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 37 min.
  • Cast: Li Yi Nan, Sabrina Zhuang

8. The Rational Love

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Here’s a proper office C-drama about slow-burn romance! Here, an office isn’t just for the background (even though the focus is still on the romance). “The Rational Love” introduces us to a 30-years-old woman who has made a successful career but has never been in love. As an unmarried woman of her age, she constantly faces pressure to marry a suitable man. Gradually, the company she works for becomes unbearable. Finally, she finds love in an unexpected time and place. No matter what the age difference, they fall deeply in love with each other.

Who should watch this series? Those who like age gap/business dramas, female-centered stories, mature hardworking characters working on their dreams, or looking for something meaningful/thought-provoking.

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  • Episodes: 35
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Qin Lan, Dylan Wang

7. Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain

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Here’s a student-teacher relationship Chinese series about a couple with a huge age difference. The male lead is young and sets out on a journey towards immortality, while the female lead is beautiful yet much older than him. She is hundreds of years old woman who becomes his mentor.

With an eccentric male lead and sassy female lead quarreling with each other, you definitely won’t be bored! If you want to cheer yourself up a bit and have some fun, watch “Once Upon a Time in Lingjian Mountain”!

  • Episodes: 37
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Xu Kai, Sandrine Pinna

6. The Best of You In My Mind

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Not only is it one of the best slow burn romance Chinese dramas but it’s also a substantial childhood friends story. It revolves around two friends who can’t pick up their courage to confess to each other. Yet, one day they get drunk and can’t control themselves. That’s when they find out that their feelings are mutual.

“The Best of You In My Mind” is one of those feel-good series that you can’t stop watching because they are sweet and realistic at the same time. Especially you will like it if you are into slow burn romance stories since this drama is about childhood friends.

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Gala Zhang, Ireine Song

5. When a Snail Falls in Love

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The TV series tells us about a woman who is a rookie criminal profiler. She is under the mentorship of an experienced detective. Together with him, they solve many cases and fall in love with each other in the process.

“When a Snail Falls in Love” is not an easy-to-follow drama. It is rich in information and there are a lot of characters involved in one big case. Although it may seem like there are plenty of cases, it’s more like one case consisting of many small ones. A perfect choice for those who got tired of lighthearted and simple rom-coms!

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  • Episodes: 21
  • Duration: 33 min.
  • Cast: Wang Kai, WAng Zi Wen

4. The Sword and the Brocade

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Here’s one of the top slow burn stories about arranged marriage. Watch it only if you are sure you are able to tolerate a polygamous relationship in a drama. Since the story is set in ancient times, the period when women were poorly treated, it was normal back then.

“The Sword and the Brocade” is about a concubine’s daughter, a woman with one of the lowest statuses. Despite this fact, she is one of those few who genuinely think that every woman has the right to be an independent person. It happens so that she gets into an arranged marriage with a general who has multiple concubines. Despite all the difficulties, she gains respect in her new family and even manages to find love in a forced marriage.

Check out this C-drama if you love to pretend relationship/forced and arranged marriage kinds of stories. Or at least if you are ok with them. It finally gives you a one man-one woman story, but closer to the end. Watching it, you will learn about Confucious values and the life of aristocratic families of that period.

  • Episodes: 45
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Wallace Chung, Tan Song Yun

3. My Unicorn Girl

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Here’s one of the best slow burn romance Chinese dramas for the fans of the cross-dressing theme! “My Unicorn Girl” tells the story of a girl who wants to become a professional figure skater. Furthermore, she wants to study nowhere else but at her mother’s alma mater. However, despite her talent and skills, she doesn’t pass a test. Not willing to give up, she disguises herself as a man and gets selected for the men’s ice hockey program. According to the rules and due to her circumstances, she has to move into a men’s dormitory. To her surprise, her roommate is a guy she knows.

If you like the stories where a male chases female first, when the leads start as roommates but end up as lovers, or when a woman pretends to be a man, it’s a must-watch for you! Especially, if you enjoy watching dramas set in school/university or those of sports theme. Although it’s one of many cliché C-dramas, it still manages to be interesting and fun!

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  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Darren Chen, Sebrina Chen

2. Lovely Us

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This Chinese series revolves around the life of youth in 2007. We are introduced to five teenagers – they are childhood friends who grew up in one neighborhood.

“Lovely Us” will become one of your favorite slow burn rom-coms if you like youth/school dramas about first love or roommates! Especially if you love hate-t-love relationships in dramas.

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  • Episodes: 16
  • Duration: 44 min.
  • Cast: Marcus Li, Tian Xi Wei

1. The Long Ballad

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Still looking for a good series? Then make sure you check out this action historical! “The Long Ballad” is one of the best slow burn romance Chinese dramas that will impress you with its battles, breathtaking views, as well as life lessons, and great romance!

Set in the 7th century, in the period of the Tang Dynasty, it tells the story of a survivor from an overthrown dynasty. Willing to avenge the death of her family, she forms a powerful army. However, things don’t go as planned and she loses to the Eastern Turkic Khaganate. As a result, the girl starts working for the enemy as their military strategist. Over time, she falls in love with the general who gave her this position.

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  • Episodes: 49
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat, Leo Wu

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