Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet

Here’s the top star-crossed lovers Chinese dramas list for anyone who likes the dramas with ill-fated/forbidden love themes where the main couple rarely ends up together.
Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese D...
Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas

Here’s the top star-crossed lovers Chinese dramas list for anyone who likes the dramas with ill-fated/forbidden love themes where the main couple rarely ends up together.

Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas

  1. One and Only
  2. Ashes of Love
  3. Guardian
  4. Tang Dynasty Tour
  5. Here to Heart
  6. The Journey of Flower
  7. As Long as You Love Me

7. As Long As You Love Me

As Long As You Love Me - Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas - kdramaplanet
As Long As You Love Me | Top 7 Star-Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

Here’s one of the top star-crossed lovers Chinese drama that also falls under the theme of childhood friends to lovers. Its story centers on the leads who have loved each other for decades but got separated due to a great number of misunderstandings. The father of the male lead passes away. Hence, as the successor of his father’s real estate company, he takes over business operations.

Having entered the business, he deals with tough opponents, betrayals, accidents, intrigues, and failures. Because of all these unexpected problems, he fails to fulfill his promise to his beloved friend and doesn’t go to see her on her birthday. On top of that, it’s the mother of the female lead who is accused of the murder. Heartbroken because of all the misunderstandings, the girl devotes herself to charity.

Whose sinister plotting is that? Will the protagonists of the story be able to find the mastermind behind all this mess? Don’t miss “As Long As You Love Me” if you are a fan of such complicated melodramas and don’t mind repetitive moments!

If you like this drama, you may want to check out the list of the Top 18 Childhood Friends to Lovers Chinese Dramas!

  • Episodes: 46
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: romance, drama, melodrama, business, first love, childhood friends, revenge, birth secret
  • Cast: Xiong Zi Qi, Lai Yu Meng

6. The Journey of Flower

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This wuxia centers on the life of a girl with the power to lure demons. Her mother died on the day when she was born, and her father passed away on her sixteenth birthday. Before his death, her dad told her the truth and advised her to learn how to protect herself.

The girl follows the advice of her father and goes to a mountain inhabited by demon experts. On the mount, she crosses paths with her future mentor and lover. Besides, she meets many other romantic interests.

Looking for a lot of action, adventure, romance, and emotional roller-coaster? Well, in this case, you can’t miss this series! “The Journey of Flower” is a perfect choice for those who are new to Chinese dramas and want to watch something best and classic. It starts more like a comedy but gradually becomes more serious and intense (to the point where it literally messes up with your emotions). In case you are seeking a modern star-crossed lovers story, maybe you should skip this one.

Although it’s one of those ill-fated/forbidden love types of stories where you should cry a river, this show is different. “The Journey of Flower” may be one of the few Chinese dramas where you don’t mind if the leads don’t end up together. The male lead here is a meticulously created villain – likable at the beginning but hateful closer to the end.

If you want to see more must-see C-dramas, check out the 9 Best Chinese Dramas for Beginners.

  • Episodes: 58
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: historical, xianxia, wuxia, romance, fantasy, martial arts, female warrior, unrequited love, student-teacher relationship, age gap, older man younger woman, reverse harem
  • Cast: Wallace Huo, Zhao Li Ying

5. Here to Heart

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The leads in this C-drama get separated quickly and unexpectedly. One day, the female lead moves to England, leaving her boyfriend alone and with no proper explanation of why she has made such a decision. Ten years later, however, she quits a highly-paid job abroad to come back to China and work in the company of her beloved one. Her ex-boyfriend still hasn’t forgotten their abrupt and painful separation and is getting ready to avenge her betrayal. Will they ever reconcile and accept their feelings?

“Here to Heart” is one of those ill-fated love C-dramas where you can experience a wide range of emotions together with the characters. Check it out if you like business and slow-burn romance dramas!

If you like a bickering couple in this series or find office rom-coms, don’t skip our lists of the 17 Best Hate to Love Relationship Chinese Dramas and the 14 Best Office Romance Chinese Dramas!

  • Episodes: 48
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: romance, drama, business, return from abroad, set in a foreign country, slow burn romance, cold female lead
  • Cast: Zhang Han, Janine Chang

4. Tang Dynasty Tour

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The C-drama follows the story of an archeologist who gets into a sandstorm while working in a desert. After that, he finds himself transported to the past, the period of the Tang Dynasty. There, he tries hard to survive, protect, and make a decent life for himself and those who he cares about. With the help of skills learned in his world, he manages to do more than that. He earns the trust of the Crown Prince as well as many others. Although he is lucky to climb up the social ladder and even find his love, he becomes a part of a huge conspiracy.

Put “Tang Dynasty Tour” on your watch list if you are craving a beautiful Asian series with great cinematography and special effects. However, there are not many action scenes.

If you like the time travel theme, you might find interesting the list of Top 18 Time-Travel Chinese Dramas!

  • Episodes: 36
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: historical, time-travel, romance, comedy, sci-fi
  • Cast: Wang Tian Chen, Karlina Zhang

3. Guardian

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This fantasy gay romance Chinese drama centers on a group of people who solve cases done by underworld dwellers. They are responsible for keeping the peace between two worlds and two different lifetimes.

Watch “Guardian” if you want to see a lovers separated Chinese drama about two male leads whose relationship goes far beyond bromance. You can rarely see gay romances on screen in China, and this one will definitely play with your emotions! This show doesn’t need endless kissing or bed scenes to make you feel the intimacy between two men. You will notice the chemistry between the characters just by looking at how they hold hands!

Besides, the series shows how love can go on even after death. So, although this show falls under the theme of star-crossed lovers, it provides a promising ending for those who believe in reincarnation.

  • Episodes: 40
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: thriller, mystery, fantasy, bromance, hidden identity
  • Cast: Bai Yu, Zhu Yi Long

2. Ashes of Love

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Here’s one of those top star-crossed lovers Chinese dramas set in ancient times! From the very beginning, we learn that the female lead (the daughter of Flower Goddes) is fated to be a prisoner. Her mother wants to get to the afterlife. Hence, she eaves her all alone after feeding her a pill. The pill makes the girl forget who she truly is. Many thousands of years later, she crosses paths with the son of Heavenly King, who has also become a prisoner.

“Ashes of Love” shows its viewers how strong love can overcome barriers. It tells about loyalty and family bonds. Watch it if you are ready to helplessly get lost in a lengthy C-drama full of never-ending struggles and battles!

In case if you prefer love triangle type of stories, check out our list of the Top 10 Best Love Triangle Chinese Dramas!

  • Episodes: 63
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: wuxia, xianxia, historical, fantasy, romance, sibling rivalry, love triangle, hidden identity, birth secret
  • Cast: Yang Zi, Deng Lun

1. One and Only

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One and Only | Top 7 Star Crossed Lovers Chinese Dramas | kdramaplanet

One of the top star-crossed lovers/forbidden love Chinese dramas, it revolves around the love story between a general and the fiancee of the Crown Prince (well, as well as around many schemes and palace intrigues). The main lead has been raised by the Emperor, his brother. When he grew up, he became a general and set out to defend the border. At the same time, we learn that the female lead, a daughter from a well-respected family, has been engaged to the Crown Prince since her birth.

One day, political scheming turns everything upside down. The Crown Prince becomes a child Emperor, the Empress breaks his prior engagement because of the girls’ rebelled family, and the general comes back to the palace amidst the chaotic situation. Moreover, the female lead gets engaged once more – to the Emperor’s sick companion.

To lessen the hostility between the families, the general accepts the girl as his disciple and takes her to the Western State. It doesn’t take long for them to form a strong bond, but they are hindered by their responsibilities.

This show may not be everyone’s thing but overall, it’s a decent series with palace intrigues and romance. Watch “One and Only” if you like slow-burn romance stories that pull at your heartstrings. Besides, it will please those of you who appreciate good cinematography and music. The soft but vibrant color palette in this series is a true delight for the eyes!

You might want to check out Top 23 Historical Chinese Drama Recommendations if you like period series!

  • Episodes: 24
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Genres & Tags: wuxia, historical, romance, age gap, older man younger woman, master-student relationship, arranged marriage
  • Cast: Ren Jia Lun, Bai Lu

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