I hope you’re still looking for some T-drama suggestions! I started off watching T-dramas and my first drama was Hana Kimi! It’s an older show (made in 2005) so the acting is more exaggerated, but it’s hilarious and fun to watch. (Quick summary: A girl pretends to be a boy and attends an all boys school to find the athlete she loves. All the crazy shenanigans follow from this gender bender drama) From that drama, I fell in love with Ella Chen from the long-lasting girl group S.H.E. and continued on with the drama Down With Love. (Girl pretends to be lesbian to secure a job as a lawyer’s nanny and romance continues).
If you don’t like the exaggerated and comedic acting of these two dramas, I suggest The Fierce Wife which is about a woman seeking revenge from her cheating husband (honestly, the revenge is sweet and satisfying (it’s one of my all time favorite dramas!). From there on out, you may end up liking Sonia Sui, a model-turned actor. She also starred in Pursuit of Happiness and Mr. Right Wanted and both of them were quite good. The former may be a bit infuriating though and the latter has a tendency to be a bit draggy. Either way, both are good watches!
If you want a more realistic approach, In Time with You is one of the best dramas that Taiwan has to offer. It’s the classic best friend approach to romance, but the directing and the storyline is compelling. The director makes the story fresh, and the storytelling makes the drama heart-felt. There is a Korean remake of the show, but honestly, I think the original holds more merit. Taiwan did right with this one.
For a more comedic spin, Rainie Yang definitely did well with picking her dramas. There’s Drunken to Love You which is absolutely hilarious and Why Why Love (though it was a bit draggy…). As for the top male actor of romance comedies, I’d pick Roy Qiu. His drama with Alice Ke Office Girls stands out to me.
If you’re in for some dramas for some boycandy (but not much else to offer, sorry if I offend anyone) there is Hot Shot (four hot boys and 1 girl), Just You (Okay, this was SUPER CUTE, but SUPER POINTLESS PLOTLINE but AARON YAN), Murphy’s Law of Love (anything with Danson, I’d watch, even if…), Alice in Wonder City (Aaron Yan + Lara V. = great singing but wtf was confusing AF storyline?), Miss Rose (Okay, Roy Qiu = Great, everything else…). I’ll leave this block here.
And for the ongoing dramas that might now join my top ten list: Marry Me, or Not? and Bromance. I’d watch the former before the latter. Roy Qiu and Alice Ke have some sizzling chemistry.
Lastly if you’re in for some LONG dramas. And I mean LONG, the better ones (ranking from best to worst) there’s Inborn Pair, Love or Spend (it’s an ongoing drama so Idk where it ranks for the moment but its still good), Love,Now , Ti Amo Chocolate, and Sweet Sweet Boyfriend.
I know I left you with a long list, but I hope some of this rambling is helpful. I saw the two suggestions above and I happened to have also watched them. My two cents is they are both super cute and funny. Bullfighting has Hebe from S.H.E. (love her!) and Mike He so its a good combo (but I’m a bit skeptical of the end of the show where things start to go downhill). Fondant Garden was good (Kingone Wang is in it and you’ll remember him from Devil Besides You as the second lead) but I thought it had a bit too many drama cliches for comfort.
Anyway, feel free to PM me if you end up wanting more clarification or drama suggestions! I hope you like the ones I’ve left you!