All dates are tentative. Legend of Fuyao may become the only period drama to make it onto network TV this month.
Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui 钟馗捉妖记 – Jun 4
Featuring: Yang Rong, Yang Xuwen, Madina Memet
Details: 55 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
Zhong Kui, the vanquisher of demons, is demoted to the mortal world, and embarks on exciting new adventures with human monster catcher Lingxi.
First Marriage 初婚 – Jun 4
Featuring: Zhu Rui, Lin Jidong
Details: 35 episodes, daily drama on CCTV-8
A woman becomes a widow just days after marriage, and must support her new family through thick and thin.
Misfire 走火 – Jun 6
Featuring: Yu Yi, Gao Minrui, Zhou Fang
Details: 30 episodes, daily or weekly drama on Zhejiang TV
Focuses on the career and romance of a genius young police officer.
Concubine Meng Arrives / MengFei Comes Across 萌妃驾到 – Jun 8
Featuring: Jin Chen, Jiro Wang
Details: 45 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
An opposites-attract rom-com featuring a man-child emperor and a concubine who doesn’t want to get romantically involved with him.
The Patriot 爱国者 – Jun 9
Featuring: Zhang Luyi, Tong Liya
Details: 50 episodes, daily drama on Jiangsu TV
Story of a loyal Communist agent who puts the safety of his homeland above all else.
Lost in 1949 脱身 – Jun 11
Featuring: Chen Kun, Wan Qian, Wang Yaoqing, Cai Wenjing
Details: 47 episodes, daily drama on Beijing TV / Dragon TV
Republican spy drama about twin brothers who get caught in the crossfire between the Japanese and Communists.
My Love from the Ocean 来自海洋的你 – Jun 12
Guardian 镇魂- Jun 13
Featuring: Zhu Yilong, Bai Yu
Details: 3 eps every Tues/Wednes on Youku
My Dear / Hello Dear Ancestors 亲爱的活祖宗 – Jun 13
Featuring: Chen Zheyuan, Dong Qing
Details: 24 episodes, 2 eps every Wed-Thurs on iQiyi
Rom-com featuring a Han dynasty general who time travels to the 21st century, and an adorable tomboy.
My Classmate from Far, Far Away 同学两亿岁 Part 2 – Jun 14
Featuring: Li Gengxi, Zhu Zhiling
Details: 12 eps on Tencent
Legend of Fuyao 扶摇 – Jun 18
Featuring: Yang Mi, Ethan Ruan, Liu Yijun, Gao Weiguang
Details: 66 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Thurs on Zhejiang TV and/or Tencent
Fuyao journeys across the lands collecting powerful talismans in preparation for the final battle against an evil being, and helps all the kingdoms quash their rebellions in the process.
Super Father-In-Law and Son-In-Law 超级翁婿 – Jun 19
Featuring: Ling Xiaosu, Ni Dahong, Wang Zhi
Details: 40 episodes, daily drama on Shandong TV
A protective father opposes his daughter’s marriage to a police officer due to a hilarious misunderstanding.
I’m looking forward to “Hello Dear Ancestors” because of the main leads. I like Chen Zheyuan as the younger brother in “She is Beautiful” and Dong Qing as the tomboy best friend in “With You.”
Supernatural genre has always been my fav, so I hope “Demon Capturing Record of Zhong Kui” will be good.
“Mengfei Comes Across” is my on my list too. While I think Jin Chen may be a little weak in the comedy genre, my bigger worry is with Jiro Wang. He tends to have over exaggerated expressions, even by comedic standard.
Meng Fei seems hilarious. Also looking forward to Fu Yao, Zhong Kui, and Hello Dear Ancestors
“Mengfei Comes Across” is one of the more unfortunate title choices I’ve seen lately, from the limited perspective of USAmerican English.
Looking forward to Concubine Meng Arrives! Jina Chen is so underrated.