[Drama] Top 5 Chinese Drama to binge-watch (2018 Edition)

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Do you know which are the Chinese drama that everyone is talking about right now? Here are 5 of the most talked about Chinese drama that you can start watching right now! (Note: All titles are completed except for one, so binge-watch away!) Click here to check out the second part of our Chinese drama recommendations for 2018!

Other reads you might be interested in:
Top 5 Chinese Drama to watch in 2019 (January Edition)
Top 5 Chinese Drama to watch in 2019 (February Edition)
Top 5 Chinese Drama to binge-watch (2017 Edition)

KAvenyou’s Chinese drama binge-watch list for 2018

chinese drama 2018 fu yao

1. Legend of Fuyao (扶摇)

Legend of Fuyao is a highly anticipated historical-romance chinese drama series by Yang Mi (杨幂) and Ethan Ruan (阮经天). The 65-episode series brings you through the stories of the 5 kingdoms and endless dangers faced by Fuyao (starred by Yang Mi). Watch her as she takes on various identities to resolve the problems with the help of the disguised Crown Prince Zhang Sun Wu Ji (starred by Ethan Ruan). As the plot develops, the layers of disguised identities of the main characters reveal one after another.  “What is your real identity?” Watch to find out more!

The series aired its final episode not long ago and left many viewers in tears with a heart-wrenching yet satisfactory ending. Fear not, you will not be left with a cliff-hanger! The series was based on a Chinese novel titled “Empress Fuyao”. 

Legend of Fuyao (扶摇)
Release date: 18 June 2018
Episodes: 65 
Duration: 45 minutes
(click here to watch dramas online with English subtitles

chinese drama 2018 summers desire

2. Summer’s Desire (泡沫之夏 中國版)

Summer’s Desire is a modern-romance series based on a same-title novel by Ming Xiaoxi. It was remade as Taiwanese drama series back in 2010. The main casts are Sophie Zhang (張雪迎) as Yin Xiamo, Qin Junjie (秦俊杰) as Ou Chen and Huang Shengchi (黄圣池) as Luo Xi.  

The story revolves around Yin Xiaomo, an orphan adopted into the Yin family with her brother Yin Cheng, who fell in love with Ou Chen after a faithful occurrence of saving him from drowning at the beach. Ou Chen is a capable young man who is head over heels for Yin Xiaomo. Despite being the successor of a listed company, Ou Chen chose to chase his dreams and started a game company with two partners later in the series.

chinese drama 2018 summers desire 2

The couple’s love was put to test when Yin Xiaomo’s family took in another orphan Luo Xi under their care. Ou Chen’s obsession with Yin Xiaomo went beyond control and resulted in the toxification of their relationship.

There comes a point when Ou Chen forced Luo Xi out of the country to stay away from Yin Xiamo. Yet on the very same day was when her parents were involved in a traffic accident while trying to get Luo Xi back. Yin Xiamo put all the blame on Ou Chen, whom later met with an accident after the fight and completely lost his memories. The couple went separate ways ever since then. 

What is going to happen when Luoxi returns to the city as a renown superstar to judge for a competition, where he met Yin Xiaomo as she auditions to be a singer on the show? Ou Chen happened to see Yin Xiaomo on the audition and finds her extremely familiar yet he couldn’t remember anything. Will Ou Chen eventually recall their past relationship? 
Summer’s Desire (泡沫之夏 中國版)
Release date: 8 May 2018
Episodes: 36 
(click here to watch dramas online with English subtitles

chinese drama 2018 meteor garden

3. Meteor Garden (流行花园 2018)

The Japanese manga “Boys Over Flowers / Hana Yori Dango” receives its 4th remake since its first remake was produced in Taiwan in 2001. Followed by Japan and Korea. On the side note, there was an unlicensed series titled “Meteor Shower (一起来看流星雨)” produced in China in 2009 which claimed to be inspired by the original manga and not based on it. Here comes the official Chinese drama remake.

The main characters are Shen Yue (沈月) as Dong Shancai, Dylan Wang (王鹤棣) as Daoming Si, Guan Hong (官鴻) as Huaze Lei, Connor Leong (梁靖康) as Fang Meizuo and Caesar Wu (吴希泽) as Xi Men. The plot needs no further introduction so get ready for a roller coaster ride with four really, really good looking male casts! 

Meteor Garden (流行花园 2018)
Release date: 9 July 2018
Episodes: 48
Duration: 45 minutes 
(click here to watch dramas online with English subtitles

chinese drama 2018 yanxi palace

4. Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略)

It all started when Wei Yingluo found strangled bruises on the body of her dead sister with the cause of her death unverified. Yingluo vowed to seek justice and revenge by returning to the place of her sister’s death, the palace of the Forbidden City, as a palace maiden.

Getting framed was nothing new as her quick-wittedness always get her out from the hell gates. Step by step, she overcomes traps set by villains and rose to the side of the Empress, who has guided and educated her to be a wise woman of her own kind. As the series is still on-going, expect to see the budding romance between Yingluo and Fu Heng (Empress’ brother and royal guard), whom she has initially suspected to be related to her sister’s murder.

What’s coming up next? Watch on to find out! 

Story of Yanxi Palace (延禧攻略)
Release date: 7 July 2018
Episodes: 70
Duration: 45 minutes 
(click here to watch dramas online with English subtitles)

chinese drama 2018 legend dugu

5. Legend of Dugu (独孤天下)

A prophecy once predicted that the Dugu family was fated to rule the world and accomplish remarkable achievements. What lies ahead for the Dugu sisters remain unknown as all three of the daughter go to great lengths to marry into the royalty.

The eldest daughter of the Dugu family, Dugu Ban Ruo, being the most ambitious female swore to make the throne her own and attain the title as the Empress. What are the risks they have to take and overcome when the second sister, Dugu Man Tuo, was slowly engulfed by greed and selfishness? How much does their youngest sister, Dugu Jia Luo, have to sacrifice on top of her lifetime happiness for the sake of their family’s dream to rule the kingdom?   

Legend of Dugu (独孤天下)
Release date: 21 February 2018
Episodes: 55
Duration: 45 minutes 
(click here to watch dramas online with English subtitles)

Did we miss out any Chinese Drama titles that should be on this list? Comment below! 

Article by Xuan Lin @ KAvenyou.com

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