I’m literally obsessed with Chinese dramas! I must admit it - I wasn’t thrilled to watch Asian tv shows, particularly tv series. I saw few of them since I joined Viki and… what can I say? I see them under a different light rn - in a positive way of course. So any suggestions? Which one did you like the most? Which category are you interested in?
Definitely Not Today is dark but watched in a WP - I liked it So Gourmet in Tang Dynasty - I have watched twice - in WP - it is just FUN Pet Dali Temple - horrible ending last 5 min but the ML is so gorgeous and you can overlook it My Fated Boy is excellent Mysterious Love - is so fun Long Ballad I was actually so in love with the princess and her bad boy (the ML is gorgeous but I cannot stand the FL) this is a good epic though
I guess these are all romance but recently I’m getting away from that in kdramas. I am all about crime/thrillers right now - I guess I need to shop around for some new Chinese dramas.
The Schemes in Antiques movie has AWESOME CGI - worth a watch for the cinematography!
oh so I see you all recommend historical dramas - they seem they are worth a watch, i’ll surely consider them!
till now I only watched modern ones with love as the main theme, like:
Why Women Love - the chemistry between the main characters is truly strong, and also it seems to go beyond the drama… i absolutely enjoyed it
Put Your Hand on My Shoulder - it is university-based and I liked the acting but it is not as fantastic as I read online. little bit disappointed
A drama I enjoyed watching which is not available on Viki is Once We Get Married. The plot is not like thilling but it was worth it. I loved their acting and in some scenes I even got emotional
One thing I noticed is that either movies or series - it really doesn’t matter - there are PLENTY of cultural references to food or culture itself. I really appreciated them bc we don’t have those type of things in western cinema industry, we explain them in a different way while here they let you understand their way of living and their culture as well! since i’m studying Chinese it’s like the best way of leaning for me and if i can mix study and dramas well that’s cool.
Btw thank you all so much for your suggestions, i take your advice to heart
I’ve translated Joy of Life to my language and am currently translating Ming Lan. Both are my favorites, as well.
It’s that feeling when you finish watching a drama and realise that you HAVE TO translate it. Because otherwise you would be depriving people who can’t understand English or Chinese of that experience.
Disclaimer: i apologize for that young immature weirdo who wrote the first post - I sat through the entirety of Go Ahead during my recent rewatch and skipped very few times. I guess I appreciate and understand it more, now that I’m older.
If you want to keep on eating magestic c-dramas I would lie to advice my favourites. They are those which I can’t stop rewatch and that I’ve been addictived to from the start till the end. They transported me in a country where only wuxia can gives me those emotions. Ps : there are only happy ending
I haven’t watched many C-dramas, but there are some that I loved:
The Bad Kids: masterpiece
A Murderous Affair in Horizon Tower: Great mystery series and it deals with a lot of sensitive topics, something that I personally appreciated quite a lot.
Word of Honor: Addicting and I loved the (b)romance and one of the male leads. Even though it had a very low budget, I would dare say that it was much better than some much more expensive series, like the recent Who Rules the World.
Under the Skin: Very interesting series that deals with forensic art. Well-written plot, amazing male lead and very interesting cases that deal -once again- with quite a few sensitive topics.
The Untamed: Well-written characters, interesting plot and a very entertaining ride. To be honest, I love all the characters and I will probably remember them for a while.
Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms: One of the best romance series I have ever seen. It has a special place in my heart, even though it took me a while to get into it.
Arsenal Military Academy
I loved everything about this drama: Cinematography, Costumes/Wardrobe/Styling, OSTs, Props, Location, Screenplay, and Cast…
Everything was phenomenal
The character development was chef’s kiss.
If I am to put something else, it would be a spoiler. You need to watch this drama to love it.
I don’t know what to say about this drama. Everything was amazing, I loved it. Simple word: You ought to watch it.
Word of Honor
I am still baffled at how this drama passed the Chinese Censorship with everything. Like How? In the Board Daylight? I am still flabbergasted. Aside everything, it is a drama I loved. Friendship. Love. Family. Development. Each scene was phenomenal and each character had a long story attached to it.