Cdramas

In my list I only included dramas I completed. I became invested to Cdramas after Boss&Me. I also don't watch a lot of wuxia dramas. Not a particular fan of their CGI.

A note on how I listed my dramas: 
  • Chemistry - out of 5 's; usually between main OTP unless otherwise stated
  • Notable Actors/Actresses - Listed in order starting from my favourite actor/actress
  • Themes - Sort of like a shortened synopsis
How I organize my dramas: 
  • My Top Rated - If on a scale of 1 to 10, these dramas would be rated around 8 to 10
  • Satisfying Dramas - Average dramas that performed unexpectedly well or had me emotionally engaged
  • Others - NOT dramas I hate, just ones that may have been emotionally lacking for me
Within these headings the dramas will be listed alphabetically. 

♦ ♦ ♦  My Top Rated ♦ ♦ 


Boss & Me

Year:
2014
Chemistry
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors
Zhao Li Ying // Zhang Han
Themes
Rich man, poor woman // Cute ditsy girl // Cold guy
Comments
Probably overrated // Completely cliché // I loved it









Cuo Dian Yuan Yang


Year:
2012
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors:
Zhao Li Ying // Qi Ji
Themes:
Enemies to lovers // Pitiful but cheerful girl // Cold but romantic guy
Comments:
Cliché but it was so enjoyable I forgot they were clichés







Let's Go Watch A Meteor Shower


Year:
2009
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors:
Zhang Han // Zheng Shuang
Themes:
Rich man poor woman // Haters to lovers; nice guy ignored // etc...
Comments:
I can't deny I didn't love this  // Badly addictive // This story just never gets old // Not something I would recommend nowadays





Ode to Joy

Year:
2016
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥  (Fan Sheng Mei x Wang Bai Chuan)
Actors:
Jiang Xin // Wang Zi Wen // Yang Zhi // Qiao Xin // Liu Tao
Themes:
Friendship // Coming of age (no matter what age) 
Comments:
Endearing friendship - none of that backstabbing stuff just girls being girls // Relatable females (huge plus) // Excellent narrative // The romance was merely a vehicle to drive the growth of these girls and I didn't mind that at all.





The Stalker

Year:
2016
Chemistry
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors:
Zhai Tian Ling // He Ming Han // Jiang Kai Tong
Themes:
Loyalty // Unlikely heroes // Quest
Comments:
Sometimes suspensful; sometimes humorous; sometimes heartbreaking // Unexpectedly winning

Young Sherlock

Year:
2014
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  (Yuan Fang x Meng Yao)
Actors:
Ma Tian Yu // Bosco Wong
Themes:
A genius solving cases // Cute romance on the side // Grand upheaval of his Majesty 
Comments:
The rare case where I don't like the OTP (mostly cause of the girl) but still love the drama  // I would love this more if they got rid of the whole dark, gloomy court business and just focused on solving cases







♦ ♦ ♦  Satisfying Dramas ♦ ♦ 



Ban Shu Legend

Year:
2015
Chemistry
♥ ♥ 
Actors
Jing Tian // Zhang Xue Ying // Jiang Yi Yi // Lee Hsin Ai
Themes
Powerful females // Amazing teacher-student camaraderie // Touching student redemptions 









Go Princess Go
Year:
2015
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors:
Zhang Tian Ai
Themes:
Not gay after gender-bending // Possibly gay after the alternate ending 
Comments:
Oddly addictive // Loved the manly girl – she's the type of heroine drama fans would find refreshing // Admittingly, I really liked the ending that suggested they were gay. Their love transcended through time, space and sex  it's actually the ultimate love story. 

My Amazing Bride

Year:
2015
Chemistry
♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors
Jin Shi Jia // Li Qin // Maggie Shiu
Themes
Hate to love // An idiot to an intellect
Comments
Loved both the goofy and serious part of the drama.



My Sunshine

Year:
2015
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Actors:
Wallace Chung // Wu Qian
Themes:
Unconditional love // Perfect yet moody guy intensely in love with a ditsy girl
Comments:
Wallace, Wallace, Wallace ♥ 








Su Ran Ran's Husband Hunting Journey

Year:
2016
Chemistry
♥       (Ri Xuan x Ran Ran)
♥     (Su Nan x Yao Bing)
Actors
Jin Hao // Yin Qi // Zeng Meng Xue
Themes
Unconditional love // Convoluted past
Comments:
The narrative kept me hooked // The shallow me likes masked men 


The Whirlwind Girl

Year:
2015
Chemistry
♥  
Actors:
Yang Yang // Chen Xiang
Themes:
Passionate athletes // Engaging competitions // Slow romance // Innocent girl // Nice guy wins
Comments
At the last few moments Ruo Bai's devotion to her won me over completely // Season 2 without Yang Yang as Ruo Bai? Uh...










♦ ♦ ♦  Other Dramas ♦ ♦ 



Go! Goal! Fighting!
Year:
2016
Chemistry
♥ 
Actors
Hu Ge
Themes
Youths achieving dreams // Teamwork and friendship // Typical romances
Comments
Underperformed



The Imperial Doctress


Year:
2016
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 
Themes:
Head strong women // Medical pursuit // Resilient romance
Comments:
So much content to cover but so little quality // Loved the medical endeavors until the drama scrapped that aside for historical accuracy // If you're planning to watch this for the romance, invest your time elsewhere unless you can appreciate subtlety; on the other hand I do think it's a romantic ending.






My Little Fairy
Year:
2006
Chemistry
♥  ♥  (Rated based on vague memory)
Actors:
Ariel Lin // Hu Ge
Comments
Not a drama I would recommend nowadays but I do remember being emotionally attached // (Tbvh it's been so long since I watched this, I don't remember much)


Palace: The Lock Heart Jade
Year:
2011
Chemistry
♥  ♥ 
Actors:
Feng Shao Feng
Themes:
"Boys over Flowers" + Time travel // Prince and servant // Haters to lovers // (Fun version of Scarlet Heart) 
Comments
Addictive // If you had any stereotypes of Chinese palace dramas, expect it here

Say That You Love Me

Year:
2012
Chemistry:
♥ 
Actors:
Genie Chuo
Themes:
ISWAK inspired
Comments:
Beginning was adorable // Middle and end gradually went downhill // Genie's performance kept me in check // Not recommended :(






Scarlet Heart

Year:
2011
Chemistry:
♥ ♥ 
Themes:
Time-travel // Strong female character // Passionate love // Multiple ships // (Mellow version of Palace)*
Comments:
I feel SO guilty for putting this here but I guess I just missed my ride with this bandwagon // Perhaps I prefer simpler romance over something as grand-tastical as this // Or maybe I'm not a fan of Liu Shi Shi (I don't hate her, I just don't love her)






Waking Love Up

Year:
2011
Chemistry
♥  
Actors:
Roy Qiu // Tiffany Tang
Themes:
Prince Turns to Frog Remake 
Comments
Cute OTP but they couldn't save the drama