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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 1.3 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 1,061 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 (661). Popular genres for Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series are Drama (600), Comedy (168) and Action & Adventure (102). Find Yourself (2020), Justice Bao (1993-1994), Meteor Garden (2018), Easy Fortune Happy Life (2009) and Put Your Head on My Shoulder (2019) are among the best known & most successful Chinese (Mandarin) TV shows/series.


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Find Yourself(2020)

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

A determined entrepreneur navigates a love triangle between a young charmer and an older executive, leading her down an unconventional path to love.

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.

Meteor Garden(2018)

TV-14
| 45min per episode | Drama, Comedy, Kids & Family
4.2/5 (with 57 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 Cheni, Caesar Wu, Connor Leong

Easy Fortune Happy Life(2009)

1h 11min per episode | Comedy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A wealthy man gets hurt on a hunting trip and is restored to health by a rural herbalist. He falls in love with the herbalist and promises to come back for her, but years pass and he never returns. But when the old man is rushed to a hospital with a heart attack, it is the herbalist’s granddaughter, Xie Fu An, who also is an herbal doctor, who treats the man and saves him. When he realizes how much Fu An looks like the woman he fell in love with years ago, he announces that he will give away his entire fortune to the man who marries Fu An. The man’s grandson, Yan Da Feng, an arrogant young man who assumed he would inherit the wealth, is alarmed when he hears the news and hires someone to go kill this young woman who is about to steal his fortune. However, after meeting Fu An, he begins to fall for her and decides to marry her himself. But can Da Feng stop the wheels he set in motion to harm Fu An and hope to have a happy ending with her?

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.

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?

Young Justice Bao(2000-2006)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

Ice Fantasy(2016-2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Science-Fiction & Fantasy
3.3/5 (with 9 votes)

The story is set a hundred years after a war between the Empire of Snow (Ice Tribe) and the Fire Tribe, where the Fire Tribe was defeated. However, the war was fatal, leaving Prince Ka Suo and his younger half-brother Ying Kong Shi the only royal heirs and pure-blood ice illusionists left in the Ice Tribe. Conflict ensues after Ka Suo reluctantly ascends to the throne as his lover, Li Luo, and his brother go missing. Ka Suo also accidentally discovers an evil presence lurking in the Ice Tribe's holy shrine. He and his companions enter the mysterious shrine, and defeat head of the shrine, Lady Yuan Ji, only to find out that she has been plotting a conspiracy against him. Ka Suo also experiences hardships in trying to find his lover and brother, not knowing that his brother has lost all of his memories and has become the Fire Prince under his mother's command. A war between the two tribes commences once again, with the two brothers pitted against each other.

The Qin Empire(2009-2017)

45min per episode | Drama, War & Politics
4.3/5 (with 6 votes)

The Qin Empire is a 2009 Chinese television series based on Sun Haohui's novel of the same Chinese title. The 51 episodes long series chronicles the rise of the Qin state in the Warring States period during the reign of Duke Xiao of Qin. It was produced in 2006 and first aired on television channels in China in December 2009.

Scissor Seven(2018-)

TV-PG
| 15min per episode | Animation, Comedy, Drama, Action & Adventure
4.5/5 (with 50 votes)

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

Battle Through the Heaven(2018)

4.5/5 (with 5 votes)

Xiao Yan is a genius child who suddenly loses all his powers. In a world governed by strength and power, Xiao Yan’s lack of talent is an embarrassment to his family. At the age of 15, Xiao Yan accidentally summons Yaochen from his mother’s ring. With the elder’s help, Xiao Yan’s skills improve by leaps and bounds. After his entire family is assassinated, Xiao Yan embarks on a journey to find his family’s killer and return peace to the Jianghu (martial world).

Directed by Yu Rongguang

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.

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The Legend of Chusen(2016-2017)

4.8/5 (with 1 vote)

Can a man love a woman but still take down her father? Zhang Xiao Fan and his childhood friend Lin Jing Yu were the only survivors of the Grass Village massacre that wiped out both of their families. Taken in by the Qing Yun Sect, the boys were trained in the ways of the Immortal Sword. Xiao Fan falls in love with Bi Yao, the daughter of the Ghost King. But when the Ghost King tries to grow his power by overthrowing the Qing Yun Sect, Xiao Fan must choose between protecting his people and hurting the woman he loves.

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

Ruyi's Royal Love in the Palace(2018)

45min per episode | Drama
3.7/5 (with 2 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?

Legend of Yun Xi(2018)

45min per episode
4.8/5 (with 2 votes)

Han Yun Xi is the daughter of an imperial physician who lost her mother when young, but maintains a cheerful and optimistic disposition. Yun Xi is naturally talented in medical science and proficient in traditional medicine, but suffers from the jealousy and avoidance of others. By a stroke of fate, she marries the Duke of Qin, Long Fei Ye, and becomes embroiled in the changing politics of the imperial court. Yun Xirelies on her high-level medical skills, wisdom, far-sighted brain, and compassionate heart to expel the poisons of a great official, get rid of secret agents for the Duke of Qin, eliminate the plague for the common citizens, and cure the crown prince’s strange illness.

With Ju Jingyi, Zhang Zhehan, Merxat

Memory Love(2017)

4.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Can one life and two hearts be saved? Qiao Jia-en and her boyfriend, Wang Xiu-kai, return to Taiwan from overseas to reunite with her estranged wealthy father. But when the couple gets into a car accident, Jia-en suffers a concussion and memory loss while Shu-kai becomes brain dead. Jia-en’s friend, Zhao Ai-li, takes advantage of the situation and takes Jia-en’s place in meeting with Jia-en’s father and assumes her place in a privileged life. Meanwhile, when pastry chef Xing Shao-tian collapses at a banquet, he needs an immediate heart transplant and ends up receiving Shu-kai’s heart. When Shao-tian fatefully meets Jia-en, he is drawn to her. So is Shao-tian’s half-brother, Duan Ruo-fan. Can Shao-tian help Jia-en regain her memory and her rightful place in life?

Directed by Kai Fung

Qin Dynasty Epic(2020-)

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

- No description / details available yet. -

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 Legend of the Condor Heroes(2017)

45min per episode | Drama, Action & Adventure
4.5/5 (with 3 votes)

The story is set in the Song dynasty and at the beginning of the Jurchen-ruled Jin dynasty's invasion of northern China. The first part revolves around the friendship of two men, Yang Tiexin and Guo Xiaotian, who became heroes in their own right as they fought the Jin invaders. The bond between the duo is so strong that they pledge to each other that their unborn children will become either be sworn siblings (if both are of the same sex) or a married couple (if they are of opposite sexes). The story focuses on the trials and tribulations of their sons after Guo Xiaotian's death and Yang Tiexin's disappearance.

With Yang Xuwen

The Glory of Tang Dynasty(2017)

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

It is a adapted from a novel by Cang Min Shui 沧溟水 that tells the life of a woman, intelligent and kind, who becomes a concubine of the inner court while her love for the people enables her to do great things for the country. It's standard palace politics that we've all heard before but also the kind of story that can be so addictively good.

With Jing Tian

My Fair Princess(1998-2004)

40min per episode | Drama, Comedy
4.2/5 (with 5 votes)

Centers around the legend of Princess Huanzhu during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty.

With Zhao Wei, Ruby Lin, Alec Su, Zhou Jie

The Royal Swordsmen(2005)

3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

- No description / details available yet. -

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

ポケットモンスター サン&ムーン(2016-2019)

24min per episode

- No description / details available yet. -

Ming Dynasty(2019-2020)

45min per episode | Drama
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

- No description / details available yet. -

The Longest Day in Chang'an(2019)

45min per episode | Mystery
4.5/5 (with 4 votes)

Chang'an. The city of Eternal Peace. China's ancient imperial capital and the world's most magnificent metropolis. Its treasures and wealth are now under siege from a mysterious army. In 24 hours the enemies will launch a devastating attack. While the nobles panic and flee, the city's most notorious criminal will be its savior!

Directed by Cao Dun - With Lei Jiayin, Jackson Yi, Zhou Yiwei, Peng Guanying, Han Tongsheng, Lu Fangsheng, ...

Sparrow(2016)

2.7/5 (with 4 votes)

This drama is set during the revolutionary time in Shanghai, based on a novel of the same name of Hai Fei. During the republican revolution, Chen Shen is a secret agent under Special Operations Executive Director Bi Zhongliang, among the agents called “sparrow” (similar to the program “zero” in Japan)

The Legend of Miyue(2015-2016)

45min per episode | Drama
4.4/5 (with 2 votes)

The story of Mi Yue (Queen Dowager Xuan), the first stateswoman in the history of China. Mi Yue was a young princess who lived in the Kingdom of Chu during the Warring States period. She was sent to Qin as a concubine and part of her sister Mi Shu's dowry, separating her from first love Huang Xie. King Ying Si passes away while his sons are still battling for the throne, and ultimately, Ying Dang comes out as the successor. Mi Yue is banished to Yan with her son Ying Ji. However, Ying Dang suddenly dies, leaving Qin in a state of chaos. Mi Yue enlists the help of the "barbarian" Yiqu army, successfully returning to Qin, suppressing political revolts and instates her son Ying Ji on the throne. Mi Yue goes on to become the first Empress Dowager (Empress Mother) in China’s history.

Like a Flowing River(2018-)

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

In a period of economic reform, three men will push the boundaries to reach success. Song Yun Hui is a highly intelligent man who becomes a technician and builds a great foundation for his career. Despite his success, he finds himself struggling to advance in rank due to discrimination against his poor background. Like his brother-in-law Song Yun Hui, Lei Dong Bao is also from a poor background. However, despite being a poor, rural boy, with a lack of education, he becomes a well loved leader that others look up to. A third man, Yang Xun is on the road to becoming a self-made entrepreneur and thrives on finding business opportunities. During the hardships of China's economic reform, can these three men find success?

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