Drama

16 Best Cdrama in 2020

For binge-watching lovers, here is the ideal checklist for you to check off the best Chinese drama aired this year. Personally love romantic comedy when it comes to Chinese-produced dramas, so do anticipate the majority of them are rom-com but excel in their own way.

#1 The Romance of Tiger and Rose

Romance of Tiger and Rose C-drama poster
Romance of Tiger and Rose C-drama poster

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Historical, Fantasy, Romance, Comedy
Native Title: 传闻中的陈芊芊
Original network: Tencent Video

The drama is about a romance between Chen Qian Qian and Han Shuo who are characters in the script written by modern-day Chen Xiao Qian (Zhao Lu Si) but criticizes by the main actor Han Ming Xing (Ryan Ding). Xiao Qian woke up realized she is in the drama she is busy writing day and night.

#2 Go Ahead

Go Ahead 以家人之名, 2020 China Drama poster.
Go Ahead 以家人之名, 2020 China Drama poster.

No. of episodes: 46 (TV version), 40 (online version)
Genre: Romance, Family
Native Title: 以家人之名
Original network: Hunan TV, iQiyi, Mango TV

The drama is about three non-blood-related siblings growing up together. Li Jian Jian (Seven Tan Song Yun) along with two older brothers, Ling Xiao (Song Wei Long) and He Zi Qiu (Steven Zhang Xin Cheng). Li Hai Chao (Tu Song Yan) is Jian Jian’s father and they have been living together harmoniously after the dead of Jian Jian’s mother, with the sole income source from Hai Chao’s noodle restaurant.

#3 Hotel Trainees

Hotel Trainees, iQiyi Cdrama.
Hotel Trainees, iQiyi Cdrama.

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Hotel, Business
Native title: 酒店实习生
Original network: iQiyi

A story about a group of interns reporting for work at a top hotel chain. Yue Ran (Ma Meng Wei) is an inspiring hotelier that dreams to receive the highest recognition of receiving the Golden Key. She met her idol who is a fellow hotelier with the Golden Key, David (Bu Gan Zhi) during her internship but also her nightmare, Xie Fan Yu who is the acting General Manager.

#4 In a Class of Her Own

In a Class of Her Own 漂亮书生 drama poster
In a Class of Her Own 漂亮书生 drama poster

No. of episodes: 36
Genre: Historical, School, Romance, Disguise-male
Native Title: 漂亮书生
Original network: iQiyi

The drama is a remake from a South Korean drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal 성균관 스캔. The drama revolves around Xue Wen Xi (Ju Jing Yi) who is from an impoverished family, she disguises herself as a guy and borrows her brother’s identity Xu Wen Bin (Li Jia Hao) to learn money for the family. Father passed away when she was young and the only man in the family is battling with health issues.

#5 Perfect and Casual

Mango TV drama Perfect and Casual 完美先生和差不多小姐
Mango TV drama Perfect and Casual 完美先生和差不多小姐

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Contract Marriage, School
Native title: 完美先生和差不多小姐
Original network: Mango TV

The drama is about a perfectionist, the legendary professor figure Zhang Sinian (Miles Wei), and a sunshine girl Yun Shu (Xu Ruo Han) entering a contract marriage as a white lie to Zhang Sinian’s grandfather.

#6 Find Yourself

Find yourself, cdrama poster
Find yourself

No. of episodes: 41
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Age Difference
Native title: 下一站是幸福
Original network: Netflix, Hunan TV

He Fan Xing (Victoria Song) is a 32 years old woman who has a stable career but remains single for her life. She developed feelings for the intern Yuan Song (Song Wei Long) who works in the same office and he does like her.

#7 My Love, Enlighten Me

My Love, Enlighten Me (2020) drama poster
My Love, Enlighten Me (2020) drama poster

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Friendship, Comedy, Showbiz, Business
Native title: 暖暖,请多指教
Original network: Tencent Video

The drama is about a female trainee and her trainee friends who are on their final stage before the official debut but the company had the arrangement to let one shine. Liu Nuan Nuan (Eleanor Lee) dreams got crush overnight and she lost her friend Lin Jia Yi (Li Xi Meng) as well.

#8 Fake Princess

Fake princess china drama
Fake Princess China Drama 2020 Poster

No. of episodes: 27
Genre: Historical, Romance, Comedy
Native Title: 山寨小萌主
Original network: iQiyi, Mango TV

The drama is about a mountain bandit Chang Le (Eleanor Lee) enters the palace to marry the Crown Prince Li Che (Zhao Yi Qin) using another identity Liu Yu Yao. To make sure her entire clan will be released safely from the government, Chang Le agrees to be Liu Yu Yao for 3 months.

#9 You Are My Destiny

You are my destiny, China Drama 2020
You are my destiny, China Drama 2020

No. of episodes: 36
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Native Title: 你是我的命中注定
Original network: Tencent Video

The drama begins when two very different people accidentally spent a night together and got pregnant. Wang Xi Yi (Xing Zhao Lin) is the CEO of Cheng Jie who produce soap as their core product. Chen Jia Xin (Liang Jie) is a plain jane that people like to use as a minion but quickly forget her existence.

#10 Love the Way You Are

Love the way you are
Love the way you are

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Model, Food
Native title: 身为一个胖子
Original network: Mango TV

Zhen Yuan Yuan Eva (Judy Qi) is a supermodel in the current day but was a plump girl who has a secret crush on her high school senior, Ruan Dong Shen (Derek Chang) who is now a successful entrepreneur and chef. Due to some misunderstanding, they were separated back and met again at a pool party.

#11 Girlfriend

Girlfriend 2020 China Drama
Girlfriend 2020 China Drama

No. of episodes: 36
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Showbiz
Native Title: 楼下女友请签收
Original network: Hunan TV and Mango TV

Another classic love story between an arrogant young and rich CEO and a plain jane. Wen Xiao Nuan (Xu Hao) is a passionate actress who grew up with Huangmei Opera which is a traditional show and tell that is fading. Xiao Nuan came to the city and do all sorts of odd jobs and taking extra roles to earn money. Her resemblance to the young CEO Ye Fei Mo (Lawrence Wong)’s ex-girlfriend, Han Hui (Tu Bing) whom he miss triggers her mother to hire Xiao Nuan to approach Fei Mo.

#12 My Girl

The Girl 99分女朋友 drama poster
The Girl 99分女朋友 drama poster

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Psychology, Business
Native Title: 99分女朋友
Original network: Youku

The drama revolves around Meng Hui (Li Jia Qi), a girl with a deep long scar on her face since young and it caused mental scar and developed dissociative identity disorder. She cross path with Shen Yi (Zhao Yi Qin), the CEO of a high end cosmetic company with multiple investments. The young and rich Shen Yi is unlike the usual CEO, he take public transport and save every penny he can living a thrifty lifestyle.

#13 Meeting You

Meeting You, 谢谢让我遇见你. Cdrama 2020
Meeting You, 谢谢让我遇见你. Cdrama 2020

No. of episodes: 28
Genre: Romance, Comedy, School, Psychological
Native title: 谢谢让我遇见你
Original network: Mango TV

The drama is about a reunion of a talented boy with social anxiety Nan Xi (Fiction Guo) and a talkative and enthusiastic girl Xia Rui (Wan Peng). Nan Xi and Xia Rui became friends after playing together in the neighborhood but lost after Nan Xi move out. They reunited in a high school when an accident reveal the sentimental gift Nan Xi made for Xia Rui.

#14 My Dear Lady

My Dear Lady 你成功引起我的注意了 2020 China drama poster
My Dear Lady 你成功引起我的注意了 2020 China drama poster

No. of episodes: 16
Genre: Romance, Business, Age difference
Native Title: 你成功引起我的注意了
Original network: Sohu TV

The drama is about a 23-year-old CEO Cheng Li (Liu Te) open to hiring a 24-hours standby personal assistant. Divorced after 6-7 years of marriage with a kid, Ling Xun Xun (Jiang Meng Jie) devoted her life to her ex-husband and kid immediately after graduating. No working experience at 29 years old, it is hard to find a job. Xun Xun accepted the job and move in to live with Cheng Li, settle his three meals, impromptu parties etc.

#15 Be With You

Be With You, 好想和你在一起 Drama poster
Be With You, 好想和你在一起 Drama poster

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Art
Native title: 好想和你在一起
Original network: Tencent Video

The drama is about a young comic artist Qi Nian (Zhang Ya Qin) trying to find inspiration for her next project but no experience with relationships. She chances upon Ji Yan Xin (Ji Xiao Bing), a cold and arrogant professor and also an architect while bringing a lost dog to its owner.

#16 Poisoned Love

Poisoned Love
Poisoned Love

No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Mental Health, Showbiz
Native Title: 恋爱吧,食梦君!
Original network: iQiyi

The drama is about a voice over artist Fang Yan (Ma Meng Wei) suffers from sleepwalking due to a trauma from an accident when she was five. Every time Fang Yan got into a shock mode, she will fall into a deep sleep or sleepwalking state for at least 10 hours and the condition got worst over time.

Until she met Shi Meng (Ao Rui Peng) and fell asleep in his arms, woke up from the sleepwalking mode after a few minutes. However, she mistook him for his elder brother Shi Yi (Luo Zheng).


Are there any other dramas that keep you up all night? Or you’ve watched all the above?

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