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TV Shows & Series: Best TV Shows/Series in Chinese (Mandarin)(汉语)

Chinese (simplified Chinese: 汉语; traditional Chinese: 漢語; pinyin: Hànyǔ; lit. 'Han language' or 中文; Zhōngwén; 'Chinese writing') is a group of languages spoken natively by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in China. Approximately 1.35 billion people, or 17% of the global population, speak a variety of Chinese as their first language. Chinese languages form the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. The spoken varieties of Chinese are usually considered by native speakers to be dialects of a single language. However, their lack of mutual intelligibility means they are sometimes considered to be separate languages in a family. Investigation of the historical relationships among the varieties of Chinese is ongoing. Currently, most classifications posit 7 to 13 main regional groups based on phonetic developments from Middle Chinese, of which the most spoken by far is Mandarin with 66%, or around 800 million speakers, followed by Min (75 million, e.g. Southern Min), Wu (74 million, e.g. Shanghainese), and Yue (68 million, e.g. Cantonese). These branches are unintelligible to each other, and many of their subgroups are unintelligible with the other varieties within the same branch (e.g. Southern Min). There are, however, tra... ()

Chinese (Mandarin) is spoken in People's Republic of China and Taiwan and 2,038 TV shows/series (between 1981 and 2024) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in People's Republic of China (1,498). Popular genres for Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series are Drama (1,387), Comedy (389) and Action & Adventure (234). Love Stories in the Countryside (2006-), Keep Running (2014-), Fights Break Sphere (2017-), Who's The Murderer (2016-) and Soul Land (2018-2023) are among the best known & most successful Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series.


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Love Stories in the Countryside(2006-)

45min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy
3.4/5 (with 2 votes)

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Fights Break Sphere(2017-)

25min per episode | Animation
4.4/5 (with 19 votes)

In a land where no magic is present. A land where the strong make the rules and weak have to obey. A land filled with alluring treasures and beauty, yet also filled with unforeseen danger. Three years ago, Xiao Yan, who had shown talents none had seen in decades, suddenly lost everything. His powers, his reputation, and his promise to his mother. What sorcery has caused him to lose all of his powers? And why has his fiancee suddenly shown up?

Who's The Murderer(2016-)

1h 15min per episode | Crime, Mystery, Reality-TV
4.1/5 (with 7 votes)

The cast is introduced to the settings and suspects of a murder case for the new episode. The cast then chooses their role in the episode, as a particular suspect or the detective.

Soul Land(2018-2023)

4.2/5 (with 20 votes)

Tang San spent his life in the Tang Outer Sect, dedicated to the creation and mastery of hidden weapons. Once he stole the secret lore of the Inner Sect to reach the pinnacle of his art, his only way out was death. But after throwing himself off the deadly Hell's Peak he was reborn in a different world, the world of Douluo Dalu, a world where every person has a spirit of their own, and those with powerful spirits can practice their spirit power to rise and become Spirit Masters. The spirit that awakens within Tang San is Blue Silver Grass, a useless spirit. Can he overcome the difficulties to reach the high ranks of Spirit Masters and bring the glory of the Tang Sect into this new world?

Joy of Life(2019-)

45min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 23 votes)

Zhang Qing, a present-day college student in culture and history major wants to study in professor Ye's postgraduate class, so he decides to write a historical fiction to elaborate his perspective of analyzing ancient literature history with modern concept. In the fiction, Zhang himself acts as a young man Fan Xian with mysterious life who lives in a remote seaside town of Kingdom Qing in his childhood, under the help of a mysterious mentor and a blindfolded watchman. Fan goes to the capital when he grows up, where he experiences plenty of ordeal and temper. Fan persists in adhering the rule of justice and goodness and lives his own glorious life.

Fox Spirit Matchmaker(2015-)

3.5/5 (with 4 votes)

As Bai Yue-Chu searches for a bride to foil his family's plans, a fox youkai falls through the roof.

A Record of a Mortal's Journey to Immortality(2020-)

TV-14
| 19min per episode | Animation, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
4.5/5 (with 12 votes)

A poor and ordinary boy from a village joins a minor sect in Jiang Hu and becomes an Unofficial Disciple by chance. How will Han Li, a commoner by birth, establish a foothold for himself in his sect? With his mediocre aptitude, he must successfully traverse the treacherous path of cultivation and avoid the notice of those who may do him harm. This is a story of an ordinary mortal who, against all odds, clashes with devilish demons and ancient celestials in order to find his own path towards immortality.

Home with Kids(2005-2008)

20min per episode | Kids & Family, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.6/5 (with 8 votes)

Home with Kids, is a sitcom/drama from Mainland China. Unlike most Chinese multi-camera sitcoms, Home With Kids prominently uses child actors as main roles.

Swallowed Star(2020-)

4.7/5 (with 8 votes)

On the Earth, a catastrophe triggered the variation of all kinds of species. The superior survived and the inferior were extinct. Under this circumstance, Luo Feng inherited from the owner of Yunmo Star and became one of the three strongest people on the Earth. He lost his flesh during the fight against giant swallowed monster but then he took the flesh of the monster. In the flesh, he developed a human body. Later, he stepped out of the Earth and headed to the universe.

The Story of Ming Lan(2018-2019)

3.6/5 (with 12 votes)

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With Zhao Liying, Feng Shaofeng, Zhu Yilong

Perfect World(2021-)

4.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Born into a unique world where villages fight to gain power and control, the main character, Shi Hao, is a genius blessed by the heavens born under the poorest of conditions. His clan, however, has a mysterious past. To rise up and become the genius he is meant to be, the clan goes through every effort to aid his cultivation as they battle through fanatical monsters and engage in power struggles with other clans. His journey will bring him through unknown lands until he is able to become a person that can truly shake the world.

I Am A Singer(2013-2020)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

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Ode to Joy(2016-2023)

40min per episode | Drama
3.1/5 (with 7 votes)

Can five single, independent career women who live in the Ode to Joy apartment building find fulfillment on their own terms? An Di is a successful business woman who has returned to China after studying in New York to find her younger brother. Qu Xiao Xiao is only 25 but already owns her own small business. Fang Sheng Mei grew up in poverty but has shed her “Princess of the Streets” background to work for a multinational company. Qiu Ying Ying is a 20-year-old small-town girl who is trying to make it in the big city. Guan Ju Er is a 20-year-old from a highly educated family, but she must discover what she wants out of life when enters the workforce for the first time. For these women, there is a man (or two) who is trying to get their attention. Dr. Zhao is a flirtatious, handsome doctor. Qi Dian is the stoic businessman. Wang Bai Chuan is Sheng Mei’s steadfast friend who has always carried a torch for her. Yao Bin is a second-generation chaebol. Tan Zong Ming is An Di’s boss who has been friend-zoned by her despite knowing her since their schooldays.

Divas Hit the Road(2014-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.5/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Back to Field(2017-2023)

1h 40min per episode | Reality-TV
4.1/5 (with 4 votes)

The show documents the simplistic lifestyle of living away from the bustling city centers. Each season takes place in a different rural part of China. The cast members are only provided with the basic life necessities and have to take care of everything else such as cooking their own meals and building their own furniture. To "buy" different cooking ingredients and other tools, they have to complete certain tasks assigned by the production crew, such as planting and harvesting crops. Different guests join the cast in each episode and help out with the daily chores. The goal of the program is to bring the audience along on a slower pace of life and to illustrate the joys of a simple lifestyle.

Kangsi Coming(2004-)

1h per episode | Talk-Show, Reality-TV
3.8/5 (with 1 vote)

KangXi Lai Le is a Taiwanese variety-comedy talk show hosted by variety show veterans Dee Hsu and Kevin Tsai. It was produced by Chungta Production from 2004 to 2009, and currently produced by Gold Star Production along with the writing and production staff of GUESS. It was first broadcast on 5 January 2004 and currently airs Monday to Friday at 22:00-23:00 on cable TV CTi Variety. In most episodes, the hosts interview a panel of celebrities in various and controversial topics while employing their signature comedic bantering. It is broadcast in Hong Kong on ATV Home under the name of Variety Show of Mr Con and Ms Csi. Although it is broadcast in Taiwan, the show is very successful and popular among Chinese speaking audiences across the world who watch uploaded re-runs over the internet or through bootleg DVDs. The show has been mentioned in other Taiwanese variety and talk shows, mainly from presenters who appeared on the show.

Nirvana in Fire(2015-2018)

45min per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 23 votes)

During the great unrest of 4th-century China, war breaks out between the feudal Northern Wei and Southern Liang dynasties. General Lin Xie of Liang takes his only 17-year-old son, Lin Shu, into battle and successfully fights off the hostile Wei army. But when a political rival frames General Lin Xie, it causes the deaths of 70,000 Chiyan army soldiers. Lin Shu is able to escape with his life with the help of a loyal subordinate. Twelve years later, Lin Shu establishes the Jiangzuo Alliance and returns to the capital as the Chief Mei Changsu. When the Northern Wei forces mount another attack, to what lengths will Mei Changsu go to protect his own people?

Directed by Li Xue, Kong Sheng - With Hu Ge, Liu Tao, Wang Kai, Leo Wu, Jin Dong, Qiao Xin, ...

The Magical Chef of Ice and Fire(2021-)

2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

Nian Bing is the son of a fire mage and an ice mage. After both of his parents were killed by the Ice Lord, Nian Bing received both of his parents' magic gems. When Nian Bing was trying to escape from the Ice Lord's followers, he managed to cast both fire and ice magic at the same time. An impossible feat for a mage. He fell from the cliff, unconscious, and was saved by an oldman. After he woke up, the oldman gave him a food so delicious he never tasted before. It turned out that the oldman was a genius chef, once called a spirit chef. And he wants Nian Bing to be his disciple no matter what! Is Nian Bing able to seek vengeance while aiming to become the greatest chef?

The Daily Life of the Immortal King(2020-)

4.2/5 (with 323 votes)

As a cultivation genius who has achieved a new realm every two years since he was a year old, Wang Ling is a near-invincible existence with prowess far beyond his control. But now that he’s sixteen, he faces his greatest battle yet – Senior High School. With one challenge after another popping up, his plans for a low-key high school life seem further and further away…

The Wolf(2020-2021)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
3.9/5 (with 9 votes)

Towards the end of the Tang Dynasty, Zhu Wen usurped the throne and established the Liang Kingdom. A boy from the wild accidentally falls off a cliff while being pursued for saving wolf pups. He is rescued by Zhu Wen who adopts him as a son, and is renamed Zhu Youwen. Ten years later, the young boy has been conferred the title Prince of Bo and he meets and falls in love with Zhaixing, the daughter of a governor. Zhaixing discovers that Zhu Youwen is kind and righteous in spite of his status and the two become embroiled in a struggle for power.

The Legend of Crazy Monk(2010-2012)

45min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The Legend of Crazy Monk is a Chinese television series about the life of Ji Gong. The series was directed by Lin Tianyi and based on Guo Xiaoting's classical novel Biography of Ji Gong.[1] It was a hot TV series recently in Guangdong Television, Jiangsu Television and Shenzhen Television. It is shown on Mediacorp Channel 8 at 7pm.

Hahahahaha - Glad to meet you(2020-)

1h 40min per episode | Reality-TV
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Road-type outdoor reality show. The five-kazakhstan tour group takes time out of the busy and trivial daily life to embark on a journey from east to west across China.

Trump Card(2016-)

1h 30min per episode | Reality-TV
3.2/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

Scissor Seven(2018-)

TV-PG
| 15min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.3/5 (with 262 votes)

Seeking to recover his memory, a scissor-wielding, hairdressing, bungling quasi-assassin stumbles into a struggle for power among feuding factions.

Scissor Seven(2018-)

4.3/5 (with 289 votes)

Seeking to recover his memory, a scissor-wielding, hairdressing, bungling quasi-assassin stumbles into a struggle for power among feuding factions.

Infinity and Beyond(2022-)

18min per episode | Reality-TV
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Victims' Game(2020-)

1h 4min per episode | Drama, Crime, Mystery
3.8/5 (with 16 votes)

After discovering his estranged daughter's link to mysterious murders, a forensic detective with Asperger's syndrome risks everything to solve the case.

Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace(2018)

3.7/5 (with 8 votes)

The road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. Ruyi is a consort who quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the the royal court and move up the ranks. After becoming Empress, Ruyi still must survive the many conspiracies against her. Her relationship with Emperor Qianlong becomes eroded even when Ruyi is able to overcome the challenges. Can Ruyi maintain her role as Empress under such difficult circumstances?

Amazing Detective Di Renjie(2004-2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Mystery
4.6/5 (with 5 votes)

Di Renjie is Tang dynasty magistrate and statesman, who investigates mysterious murders.

Love Endures(2024)

45min per episode | Drama
3.6/5 (with 2 votes)

In an aerospace city in the north, seven children who were born an only child became closer than siblings and called themselves "The Big Dipper." They all promised to conquer the college entrance examinations so they can go to Beijing together but seventeen came and went and only Huang Yingzi made it. "The Big Dipper" was no more as everyone parted ways. Huang Yingzi went to Beijing for school and Jiang Yi left for the States. "Who do you like at the age of seventeen" has become a mystery lingering in the hearts of the seven people. As newcomers in the workplace, they were bruised and battered from the skirmishes between their ideals and reality. Their once pure emotions are like shining stars in the night sky. Huang Yingzi wants to reunite the group only to realize that there a question remains. Meanwhile, Jiang Yi and the others have already been presented their answer.

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