Last updated: July 4th
Always With You 陪读妈妈 – Jul 1
Starring: Mei Ting, Xu Yajun, Vivian Wu, Hu Xianxu
Details: 46 episodes, daily drama on Zhejiang TV
A mother gives up her career to become a full-time carer for her rebellious son, who is studying in Vancouver.
Judo High 热血高校 – Jul 2
Starring: Jiang Xueming, Chen Haoyu
Details: 24 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
A judo club formed to patch up a lie ends up attracting all sorts of students, and the members end up becoming the best of friends.
Caught in the Heartbeat 超感 / 青春警事 – Jul 2
Starring: Jiao Junyan, Wei Daxun
Details: 2 eps every Tues-Thurs on Dragon TV
Two young police officers work together to solve a mysterious case.
Marriage Adventures 婚姻历险记 – Jul 3
Starring: Han Xue, Huang Youming (Huang Ming)
Details: 40 episodes, daily drama on Anhui TV
A young couple try to balance their marriage and careers in a foreign city.
Male Fox of Liaozhai 2 男狐聊斋2之兰若寺 – Jul 3
Starring: Ye Xiaokai, Zhu Lilan, Pan Zijian
Details: web movie on Tencent
Love triangle between Xiao Qian, the scholar and a male fox spirit
One and Another Him 我和两个他 – Jul 18
Starring: Xiong Ziqi, Zhang Zifeng
Details: 2 episodes every Wed-Thurs on iQiyi
Xiong Ziqi only love rival is himself in this upcoming rom-com.
Twenties Once Again 重返二十岁 – Jul 5
Starring: Han Dongjun, Hu Bingqing, Chin Han, Gui Yalei (Gua Ah-leh)
Details: 1 episode every night on iQiyi, Tencent, PPTV
Drama remake of 20 Once Again.
Mask 面具 – Jul 6
Starring: Zu Feng, Hou Yong, Mei Ting
Details: 36 episodes, daily drama on Beijing TV
A Kuomintang sleeper agent must choose between a quiet life with his wife and child and a sworn duty from years past.
The Drug Hunter 猎毒人 – Jul 6
Starring: Yu Hewei, Zhang Danfeng, Hou Mengsha
Details: 50 episodes, daily drama on Dragon TV / Jiangsu TV
Cao Cao An engineer becomes an undercover operative.
The Story of Souls from Endless Books 炮灰攻略 – Jul 10
Starring: Yu Yue, Yan Yuhao
Details: weekly drama on Sohu TV
A timeportal transports the heroine into various novels, and she helps the supporting characters get their turn in the spotlight.
The Destiny of White Snake 天乩之白蛇传说 – Jul 9
Starring: Ren Jialun, Yang Zi, Mao Zijun, Li Man
Details: 60 episodes, weekly drama on iQiyi
A reimagination of the classic folktale, Xu Xian is White Snake’s master Zi Xuan (always reminds of Tang Yan’s character in Chinese Paladin 3) in the first life and her husband in the second.
New Meteor Garden 流星花园 – Jul 9
Starring: Shen Yue, Wang Hedi, Guan Hong, Liang Jingkang, Wu Xize
Details: 48 episodes, 2 eps every Mon-Wed on Hunan TV
The Legends of Monkey King 大泼猴 – Jul 17
Featuring: Raymond Lam, Jiang Mengjie
Details: 44 episodes on Youku (on Anhui TV as a daily drama from the 24th)
The story of how Sun Wukong becomes disillusioned with the Heavens after the death of his lover.
Sea of Sand 沙海 – Jul 20
Starring: Wu Lei, Yang Rong, Qin Hao, Zhang Meng
Details: 55 episodes, weekly drama on Tencent
Lost Tomb spin-off.
Sweet Combat 甜蜜暴击 – Jul 23
Starring: Lu Han, Guan Xiaotong
Details: ~38 episodes, daily drama on Hunan TV
“Hot-blooded youth combat drama” + romance.
The Legend of Ancient Sword / Swords of Legends 2 古剑奇谭2 – Jul ??
Starring: Fu Xinbo, Ying’er, Aarif Lee
Details: 75 episodes, weekly drama on Youku
Follows the adventures of a carefree young lad who ultimately becomes a hero of the people.
The Story of Yanxi Palace 延禧攻略 – Jul 19
Starring: Qin Lan, Charmaine Sheh, Nie Yuan, Wu Jinyan
Details: 50 episodes on iQiyi, Tencent, Mango TV
Revolves around the story of Consort Ling.
Bloody Romance 魅者无疆 – Jul 24
Starring: Li Yitong, Qu Chuxiao
Details: drama on Youku
An assassin and her protector get embroiled in a dangerous political struggle.
Whaaat? “The Story of Souls from Endless Books” will be my summer JAM. I hadn’t even heard of that!