[Top 10] Chinese Modern Romance Drama [Best Recommended]

If you're a Korean drama fan who wants to know why Chinese dramas are gaining so much popularity, but don't know where to start, here is a list of 10 C-dramas that newbies are guaranteed to enjoy.




Love O2O


Xiao Nai is a gaming expert who, courtesy of his basketball skills, academic excellence, swimming talent and game company presidency, also happens to be the most popular student on campus. When he first comes across the gorgeous computer science major Bei Wei Wei, the infinitely talented wunderkind immediately falls in love. But it’s not Bei’s looks that he notices; it’s the ridiculous mastery with which she is commanding her guild and owning everyone in an online multiplayer game that makes her impossible to forget. Now, Xiao Nai must use his skills both in real life and online to capture the adorable but dorky Bei’s heart. But does their love have the XP to succeed, or will this relationship never level up?



Ode to Joy


Five women live on the 22 floor of the same apartment. Different in personalities they each have their own struggles in their career, family and love life. As they get to know each other and journey through the struggles of living in Shanghai, they each undergo a transformation.



My Amazing Boyfriend


Xue Ling Qiao, an otherworldly being who has been asleep for a century, is accidentally awakened by Tian Jing Zhi, who is forced to share her home with this awkward man with super powers. From bickering to eventually warming up to each other, unlikely romance blossoms between them, but will a cosmic conspiracy keep them apart?



Love Me, If You Dare


Getting inside the head of a violent criminal is not easy. But Simon, Bo Jinyan, a brilliant criminal psychologist, has the ability to get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals. He’s a professor at The University of Maryland and works as an analyst and advisor on the police department’s most violent or difficult cases. With the help of his young assistant, Jenny Jian Yao, Simon delves into the thoughts and intentions of the criminal mind. As the daughter of a veteran police investigator with a deep sense of justice, can Jenny help Simon open up emotionally as they work together to solve crimes?



The Interpreter


Qiao Fei is a French postgraduate, who dreams of becoming a famous interpreter. Her education in Paris puts her right in a college where she coincidentally meets a professional French Interpreter, Cheng Jia Yang, and the two start their mentorship on the wrong foot. She earns his praise when she continuously overcomes his challenges and the two gradually develop feelings towards each other. When everything seems to go smoothly, problems arise one after another. She is trying to avoid her ex-boyfriend Gao Jia Ming, who is Cheng Jia Yang's brother. He is the dream boyfriend in the hearts of all female students, but no one knows he is suffocating under the arrangements of his family. He hides his silent resistance against their wishes beneath a calm, serious mask. Both have been hurt before in love, so they are careful to jump over hurdles for their budding romance. Will their steady love beat all the odds against them?


The Starry Night, The Starry Sea


 The romantic tale follows a girl living on a small island shelters and falls in love with a man from no where. The mysteries surrounding them gradually unravel his true identity, the ultimate end of an evolutionary process distinct from human beings.


When a Snail Falls in Love


Detective Ji Bai has to train a new recruit, the criminal profiler Xu Xu. Although she is great at determining one's thoughts, she doesn't know how to interact well with people. But that's not the reason why Ji Bai intend to fire her. She's very talented in the art of profiling, yet lacks in physical ability, running as slowly as a snail. Still, impressed by each other abilities, the teacher-student pair slowly fall in love in the midst of their investigations.



Boss and me


Big conglomerate president Feng Teng has a younger sister, with a very rare blood type, who needs a transfusion. He finds an employee at his company named Xue Shan Shan and asks her for a blood donation. Afterwards brother and sister are rather indebted to Shan Shan, but rather than using Feng Teng's typical method of paying her off, his sister suggests sending her nutritious packed lunches so Shan Shan can recover from the blood loss and to make the thank you more personal. Shan Shan loves to eat and her enjoyment of the lunches, along with her general bright and sunny personality, slowly start melting cold Feng Teng's heart.



Loving, Never Forgetting


She first met him when the blooming lotus flower was falling, only to have to part ways. Years later, when they reunited, Li Zhong Mou had all but forgotten of Wu Tong's existence, leaving her forlorn, except the only thing he wants now from her is the guardianship to their son. 7 years long years together, can they fix their broken relationship?



Tiger Mom


A strong-willed disciplinarian mother (tiger mom) faces mountainous pressure raising her daughter, while her husband (cat father) has an opposite view of how to raise their daughter. Qian Qian is the school-aged daughter of Bi Shen Nan and Luo Su, and the princess of the family. After learning from others that the educational foundation starts in elementary school and witnessing first hand the difficult process of entering a great school, Bi Shen Nan finally realized that they have spoiled their daughter for way too long. Determined to catch her daughter up with all the other kids, she has quickly grown into the role of a tiger mom while her husband maintains that the happiness of Qian Qian is the most important, even if that means being academically behind. Mixed in the bag are two sets of opinionated grandparents and the reappearance of Luo Su’s gentle ex-girlfriend.

(Source: MyDramaList, Wikipedia)

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