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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 or also 中文; Zhōngwén, especially for the written language) is a group of language varieties that form the Sinitic branch of the Sino-Tibetan languages, spoken by the ethnic Han Chinese majority and many minority ethnic groups in Greater China. About 1.2 billion people (or approximately 16% of the world's population) speak a variety of Chinese as their first language. The spoken varieties of Chinese are usually considered by native speakers to be variants of a single language. Due to their lack of mutual intelligibility, however, they are classified as separate languages in a family by some linguists, who note that the varieties are as divergent as the Romance languages. Investigation of the historical relationships among the varieties of Chinese is just starting. 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 about 800 million speakers, or 66%), 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 o... ()

Chinese (Mandarin) is spoken in People's Republic of China and 917 TV shows/series (between 1976 and 2021) with this language have been recorded so far. Most of these TV shows/series were shot in People's Republic of China (577). Popular genres for Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series are Drama (504), Comedy (155) and Action & Adventure (85). Put Your Head on My Shoulder (2019), Meteor Garden (2018), Autumn's Concerto (2009-2010), Justice Bao (1993-1994) and The Legends (2019) are among the best known & most successful Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series.


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Put Your Head on My Shoulder(2019)

TV-Y7
| 45min per episode | Drama, Comedy
3.9/5 (with 4 votes)

As Si Tu Mo's graduation is nearing, she is confused about her future plans. Her ordinary days are suddenly shaken up when the genius Physics student Gu Wei Yi appears in her life. The two accidentally end up living together and chaos begins.

Meteor Garden(2018)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 14 votes)

An ordinary girl is admitted to the most prestigious school in the country where she encounters F4, an exclusive group comprised of the four wealthiest and handsomest boys in the school - Dao Ming Si, Hua Ze Lei, Xi Men and Mei Zuo.

With Shen Yue, Dylan Wang, Darren Chen, Caesar Wu, Connor Leong

Autumn's Concerto(2009-2010)

TV-14
| 1h 11min per episode | Drama
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

Autumn's Concerto is a 2009 Taiwanese drama starring Ady An, Vanness Wu of F4, and Tiffany Hsu. It was produced by Sanlih E-Television and directed by Chen Hui Ling. The drama started filming in June 2009 and was completed in December 2009. It was first broadcast in Taiwan on free-to-air Taiwan Television from 4 October 2009 to 28 February 2010, on Sundays at 22:00 to 23:30. It was also shown on cable TV Sanlih E-Television on 10 October 2009 to 6 March 2010 on Saturdays at 21:00 to 22:30. Autumn's Concerto was nominated in 2010 for Best Marketing Programme at the 45th Golden Bell Awards, Taiwan. Known as the drama serial which shot the child actor Xiao Xiao Bin to stardom, Autumn's Concerto has broken records with its high ratings. Scoring 8.23 as its peak point for episode 18, which aired January 31, 2010, Autumn's Concerto has broken the records of The Prince Who Turns into a Frog to become the second highest rating Taiwanese idol drama, the highest rating being held by Fated to Love You. Autumn's Concerto now airs on Hawaii's KIKU television, weekly on Saturday's at 7:00.

Justice Bao(1993-1994)

4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Justice Bao is a 236-episode television series from Taiwan, first airing on Chinese Television System from February 1993 to January 1994. The show stars Jin Chao-chun as the Chinese official Bao Zheng in the Song Dynasty. It was hugely popular in Greater China as well as many other countries in the Far East. The series was originally scheduled for just 15 episodes. However, the show garnered high ratings when the initial episodes aired. Due to its popularity, CTS expanded the show to 236 episodes. The TVB and ATV Home networks in Hong Kong both bought the series in an attempt to gain viewers. Competition between the two networks during the showing of the series was so severe that identical episodes were shown on both channels on the same night. It was also one of the first dramas that used NICAM technology.

A Little Thing Called First Love(2019)

45min per episode | Comedy
4.5/5 (with 2 votes)

An ordinary girl falls head over heels for the most popular boy in school. Xia Miaomiao is a shy, artistic student who develops a crush on a handsome, talented classmate and embarks on a journey of self-discovery through college. Because of Liang Younian, Xia Miaomiao decides to make a change. Through the help of her friends, she starts to learn about fashion, join school clubs, and studies hard to raise her grades. Her ordinary life becoming more colorful by the day.

The Love Equations(2020-)

45min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

It follows a pair of school sweethearts who part ways and meet again in a story about never giving up on love and bravely chasing after your dreams. Zhou Xiao is a big fan of detective novels. Zhao Fanzhou is a student of forensic science who is talented in the field. The two fall into a sweet romance, yet their story ends in a heartbreak when Zhao Fanzhou breaks up with Zhou Xiao. One day, they meet again.

The Love Equations(2020-)

45min per episode | Drama
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

It follows a pair of school sweethearts who part ways and meet again in a story about never giving up on love and bravely chasing after your dreams. Zhou Xiao is a big fan of detective novels. Zhao Fanzhou is a student of forensic science who is talented in the field. The two fall into a sweet romance, yet their story ends in a heartbreak when Zhao Fanzhou breaks up with Zhou Xiao. One day, they meet again.

The Legends(2019)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure
4.4/5 (with 3 votes)

While attempting to take her predecessor’s Wanjun Sword, Lu Zhao Yao is ambushed by the ten immortal sects and mistakenly believes Li Chen Lan is related to the incident after he is revealed to be the previous cult leader’s son. Five years later, Li Chen Lan has taken over the position of cult leader, and Zhao Yao decides to exact revenge with the help of cultivator Qin Zhi Yan, though slowly falls in love with him instead.

With Bai Lu

Scissor Seven(2018-)

TV-PG
| 15min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.5/5 (with 42 votes)

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

Nothing But Thirty(2020-)

45min per episode | Drama, Kids & Family
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

Wang Man Ni is a strong-spirited lady who prides herself for having both beauty and brains and believes that she deserves better than what she has. As she falls in love with a man, she marries him immediately, yet later finds out that their differences are taking a huge toll on their relationship. Gu Jia was the homemaker behind her husband’s success from a nerdy programmer to the CEO of a company. She was also the perfect image of a full-time housewife. When another woman threatens her marriage, she doesn’t back down and tries hard to save her relationship with her husband. Zhong Xiao Qin is an ordinary woman with an ordinary job, married to a man with a stable career. She is also a casual writer. One day, the unthinkable happens when the copyrights for her novels are suddenly sold at an exorbitant price, thus turner her into the breadwinner of the family. As a power imbalance is seen between Zhong Xiao Qin and her husband, their marriage is also shaken.

Princess Agents(2017)

53min per episode | Drama
2.5/5 (with 14 votes)

During the Warring Period, the Western Wei enslaved large numbers of civilians. The slave girl, Chu Qiao, is thrown into a forest along with other slaves and becomes the next hunting target for the rich lords. She is saved by the Prince of Northern Wei, Yan Xun. Afterwards, she is brought into a powerful family of Yuwen and witnesses their bloody power struggle. Seeing this, she swears to take her younger sister and flee from the situation. However, she catches the attention of Yuwen Yue, and undergoes strict training while building a sense of companionship with Yan Xun. Unfortunately, Western Wei goes into battle and Yan Xun’s family is slaughtered. After that incident, Yan Xun grows ambitious and cruel to avenge for the things and the people he lost. He doubts Chu Qiao and takes advantages of her loyalty and love many times, disregarding their relationship as well as the sacrifices he will have to make for power. Disappointed with the man she once loved, Chu Qiao eventually breaks off her relationship with Yan Xun and chooses to fight with Yuwen Yue, destroying Yan Xun’s plans of vengeance. She eventually convinces Yuwen to free the country from slavery, becoming a successful military strategist/female general in the people’s hearts.

With Zhao Liying, Lin Gengxin, Shawn Dou, Li Qin

The Advisors Alliance(2017-2018)

45min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.2/5 (with 4 votes)

The story of Sima Yi, a great politician and strategist who lived during the Three Kingdoms era. By his side, Sima Yi has his politically-astute distaff members of his household, and pitted against them are the formidable Cao Cao and his heirs. After defending the Kingdom of Wei from Kongming formidable talents, who will end up with the ultimate power?

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Nirvana in Fire(2015-2018)

45min per episode | Drama
4.8/5 (with 6 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 - With Hu Ge, Liu Tao, Wang Kai, Leo Wu, Jin Dong, Qiao Xin, ...

Three Kingdoms(2010)

1h per episode | Drama, History
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

A Chinese television series based on the events in the late Eastern Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms period.

Directed by Gao Xixi - With Chen Jianbin, Lu Yi, Peter Ho, Yu Rongguang, Nie Yuan, Chen Hao, ...

My Mr. Mermaid(2017)

45min per episode | Comedy, Drama
4.3/5 (with 2 votes)

A young swimmer tries to stage a comeback three years after a scandal. Tang Yi Bai (Dylan Xiong) is a former champion swimmer who was wrongfully accused of doping that derailed his competitive career three years ago. He returns after a three-year hiatus to compete for the South Physical Education College alongside his best friend, Qi Rui Feng (Huang Sheng Chi), against their biggest rival, Heng Ou Yang (Pang Han Chen), of North Physical Education College. At the competition, Yi Bai meets rookie sports reporter Yun Duo (Tan Song Yun), who is assigned to cover the competition but has a fear of water due to a near-drowning incident in her past. Yi Bai also happens to rent a room in Yun Duo’s family home, and the two become good friends. Can Yun Duo encourages Yi Bai to prove his innocence in his past scandal and regain his swimming glory? “My Mr. Mermaid” is a 2017 Chinese drama series. It is based on the novel Lang Hua Yi Duo Duo by Jiu Xiao Qi.

Beautiful Time With You(2020-)

A story about an adorable post-95 girl who thought that she struck gold sitting next to the class genius only to find that things don't go as planned. After transferring to a new school, Lin Xing Chen becomes seatmates with Lu Yi Bai. Lin Xing Chen keeps running into trouble yet her experiences in the past help her stay calm in the face of adversity which Lu Yi Bai finds puzzling. Since then, the unlucky Lin Xing Chen and everyone's ideal guy Lu Yi Bai grow closer as they chase after their dreams. (Source: ChineseDrama.info)

The Untamed(2019)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure, Drama
4.5/5 (with 10 votes)

In a land dominated by the mighty Wen clan, a young man named Wei Wuxian strikes up an unconventional friendship with justice-loving Lan Wangji. When the duo unexpectedly stumbles across evidence implicating the Wen clan’s chief in a plot to bring mayhem to the inhabitants of their land, Wei Wuxian and Lan Wangji decide to intervene. However, the pair’s attempts to foil the Wen clan boss’s wicked plans go wrong. In the confusion that follows, Wei Wuxian disappears – with many fearing the worst for him. Sixteen years later, Wei Wuxian returns out of the blue. He is soon reunited with Lan Wangji, just as a spate of mysterious murders has broken out. The duo joins forces once more to investigate, determined not to fail this time… Can the pair get to the bottom of the intrigue? Will they solve the murder cases? And just who is the dastardly secret figure pulling the strings behind the evildoings now blighting the land?

Eternal Love of Dream(2020)

45min per episode | Drama
3.8/5 (with 5 votes)

Having been saved by Emperor Dong Hua from a vicious monster attack, Princess of Qingqiu, Bai Fengjiu becomes immensely indebted to him. To repay him, Fengjiu follows Donghua around on his adventures to eliminate evil but unwittingly realizes that her feelings of gratitude towards him has turned to romantic. However, after a hundred thousand years of fighting evil, Donghua has long forgotten the meaning of “love". To protect Fengjiu, Dong Hua sends her to the human world but accidentally causes the death of Fengjiu’s friend. Fengjiu enters the dream of Ah Lan Ruo to search for the fruit that will be able to resurrect her friend. However, Fengjiu ends up getting trapped in the dream. Dong Hua comes to rescue, and realizes he has fallen in love with Fengjiu…

With Dilraba Dilmurat, Gao Weiguang

Joy of Life(2019-2020)

45min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 6 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.

Rush to the Dead Summer(2017)

45min per episode | Drama
1.8/5 (with 3 votes)

When Li Xia and her best friend enroll into the arts specialized Qian Chuan secondary school, they meet the legendary Fu Xiao Si and Lu Zhi Ang. Together, the group of youths officially begin their beautiful high school life. After graduation, the friends part with everyone going their separate ways, but everyone continues to fight for their dreams. However, they're all gradually changing and thus become doubtful about the origin of their friendship. A span of ten years makes them realize that other than memories, nothing can be eternal, but they learnt to love and grow.

Novoland: Eagle Flag(2019)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure
4.3/5 (with 1 vote)

Lü Guichen is the heir of the nomadic Qingyang tribe, and is sent to the Eastern Land as hostage. He meets Ji Ye, an unfavoured illegitimate son who is training to become a warrior, and Yu Ran, the princess of the Winged tribe. The three become close friends, and the boys’ feelings for Yu Ran soon turn romantic. At the same time, powerful warlord Ying Wuyi has been maintaining a firm control over the Emperor, giving him unprecedented power over the nobles. Lü Guichen, Ji Ye and Yu Ran decide to join the decisive battle against Ying Wuyi at Shangyang Pass, but unbeknownst to them, an even darker conspiracy is yet to unfold.

Dr. Cutie(2019-2020)

45min per episode | Comedy
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

To seek revenge Tian Qi enters the palace disguised as a man. Due to her special abilities, she was taken to fancy by the Emperor and became his personal eunuch. As Tian Qi and the Emperor spend time together, the Emperor discovered that she is a girl. It turns out that Tian Qi is the daughter of Minister Ji Qingyun, named Ji Shao. Seven years ago, Ji Qingyun was framed by corrupted ministers and his family was sentenced to death. Only his daughter, Ji Shao survived. The Emperor, having fallen in love with Ji Shao, decides to make her his Empress. However, Ji Shao, who is burdened by her quest for revenge, begins to develop complicated and painful feelings for the Emperor.

Qin Dynasty Epic(2020-)

45min per episode | Drama
4.5/5 (with 1 vote)

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The King's Avatar(2019-)

45min per episode | Action & Adventure
4.4/5 (with 4 votes)

Ye Xiu is the star player on an esports team that dominates the Chinese leagues of hit multiplayer titled “Glory.” His gaming days appear to have come to an abrupt halt, however, when he is forced out of his team – who are keen to accept a lucrative sponsorship deal he is vehemently opposed to. Dejected, Ye Xiu takes a job at a late-night Internet cafe, and eventually strikes up a friendship with Chen Guo, the cafe’s owner. Eventually, Chen Guo reveals her plan – to launch a new “Glory” team led by Ye Xui. Will Ye Xiu resume his “Glory” days? And can he recruit – and train – enough fellow members to return to the top of the national rankings...and take revenge on his disloyal former teammates?

The Fox's Summer(2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Comedy
5.0/5 (with 1 vote)

Gu Chengze, the adopted son of the Gu family, is the CEO of Gu Mall Corporation. Mrs. Gu wishes for her biological grandson, Gu Jinyu to take over the company; and Gu Chengze is tasked to guide the rightful heir towards becoming a respectful businessman. During this time, he meets fashion designer Li Yanshu and discovers that she is Gu Jinyu's ex-girlfriend. He decides to hire her aboard to motivate Gu Jinyu, who still harbors feelings for Li Yanshu. The plan worked on when Gu Jinyu decides to join the company and pursue her. When Mrs. Gu finds out about Gu Jinyu's feelings for Li Yanshu, she was livid and tells Gu Chengze to separate the both of them. This creates an opportunity for Gu Chengze and Li Yanshu to get closer to each other, and they fell in love. With the help of Li Yanshu, Gu Chengze overcomes many difficult situations. Gu Jinyu, after undergoing life-changing experiences, also matures and successfully took over his company.

Amazing Detective Di Renjie(2004-2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Mystery
4.8/5 (with 1 vote)

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

Young Justice Bao(2000-2006)

45min per episode | Mystery
3.9/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン(2016-2019)

24min per episode

- No description / details available yet. -

Symphony's Romance(2020-)

45min per episode
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A talented musician, Li Zhen Yan, had the world at his feet. With invitations to study abroad, under some of the greatest musical masters of the modern world, pouring in, Zhen Yan should have had no reservations about stepping out into a wider world. But the ghosts of his past refuse to let him go. Suffering from severe childhood trauma, Zhen Yan is trapped in a world of demons from which there is no escape. At least not until he meets Fang Xiao Wo.

The Empress of China(2014-2015)

45min per episode | Drama
3.5/5 (with 3 votes)

Based on events in 7th and 8th-century Tang dynasty and starring producer Fan Bingbing as the titular character Wu Zetian, The Empress of China is the story of the only woman in Chinese history to rule as an emperor.

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