[Last updated: April 13th]
I’m in the middle of a drama drought right now, though Great Expectations and Women in Beijing’s teasers have caught my interest.
Great Expectations 远大前程 – Apr 1
Featuring: Chen Sicheng, Yuan Hong, Tong Liya, Amber Kuo
Details: 58 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
A story of love, romance and revenge set in 1920s Shanghai. I’m actually way more excited about the gang lords.
Excellent Investor 金牌投资人 – Apr 3
Featuring: Yang Xuwen, Zhang Li, Chen Long, Liang Tian
Details: 2 eps every Mon-Wed and then Mon-Thurs (April 23rd onward) on Hunan TV
A romance drama cos-playing as a business drama revolving around investment managers.
Woman in Love 海上嫁女记 – Apr 6
Featuring: Wang Lei, Ada Choi, Zhang Meng
Details: 40 episodes, daily drama on Anhui TV
A controlling single mum and her rebellious daughter get their second chance at love.
The Great Adventurer Wesley: Fragment Man 冒险王卫斯理之支离人 – Apr 9
Featuring: Shawn Yue (Yu Wenle), Hu Ran, Simon Yam
Details: 2 eps every Mon-Tues on iQiyi
The sci-fi drama revolves aound a fuerdai (rich second generation) who goes on several adventures and befriends aliens and deities in the process. Adapted from Ni Kuang’s Wisely Series.
Women in Beijing 北京女子图鉴 – Apr 10
Featuring: Qi Wei, Zhang Meng, Wei Daxun, Chen Long
Details: 20 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
Focuses on the life of a female college graduate as she tries to step foot inside the corporate world of Beijing. Adapted from Tōkyō Joshi Zukan.
I Won’t Be Bullied By Girls 我才不会被女孩子欺负呢 – Apr 12
Featuring: Cai Xukun (Idol Producer), Lu Yangyang
Details: 1 episode every Thurs-Mon on Youku
Schoolyard drama revolving around a group of frenemies.
Next Time, Together Forever 下一站，别离 – Apr 16
Featuring: Yu Hewei, Li Xiaoran
Details: 40 episodes, daily drama on Jiangsu TV / Zhejiang TV
The two middle-aged neighbours begin a contract marriage after buckling under family pressure, and fall in love in the process.
Love’s Lies 真爱的谎言之破冰者 – Apr 18
Featuring: Luo Jin, Pan Zhilin
Details: 30 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV/Beijing TV
The heroine wrongly believes her ex-boyfriend (whom she can’t forget) has become part of a drug ring, and tries to get him to begin a new life with her, jeopardising his undercover mission in the process.
Suddenly This Summer 忽而今夏 – Apr 19
Featuring: Bai Yu, Bu Guanjin
Details: 30 episodes, weekly drama on Tencent
A pair of high school sweethearts struggle to save their long distance relationship.