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Korean dramas have been more famous than ever these days because of their very fresh and charming characters and ways of relaying a story, but let's not forget that other Asian dramas have this kind of compelling attribute in storytelling as well. Chinese drama series, especially romance stories, are also known to catch the modern viewers.
If you are looking for some of these amazing Chinese coming-of-age romantic comedies about youth and young love, these are five of the sweetest and most charming series you have to watch real soon.
5 Best New Chinese Campus and High School Romance Drama Series
- A Love So Beautiful (2017)
- A Little Thing Called First Love (2019)
- Meteor Garden (2018)
- Love 020 (2016)
- Youth (2018)
1. A Love So Beautiful
Title: A Love So Beautiful
First Airing: November 9, 2017 – December 7, 2017
Episodes: 23 (+1 special)
Main Cast: Hu Yitian (Jiang Chen), Shen Yue (Chen Xiaoxi), Gao Zhiting (Wu Bosong), Wang Ziwei (Lin Jingxiao), and Sun Ning (Lu Yang)
'A Love So Beautiful' is a popular romantic web series based on the novel 'To Our Pure Little Beauty' by Zhao Qianqian. It is about Chen Xiaoxi, a bubbly girl who happens to be not so good at studying and her cute ways of showing her feelings for her classmate and neighbor Jiang Chen, a famous, smart and good-looking boy who is a little cold and timid. The story revolves around their beautiful journey of falling in love and how they and their friends get to know themselves and their dreams as they navigate through the teenage years to adulthood.
A Love So Beautiful Online Reviews
2. A Little Thing Called First Love
Title: A Little Thing Called First Love
First Airing: October 23, 2019 – November 21, 2019
Main Cast: Lai Kuan-lin (Liang Younian), Zhao Jinmai (Xia Miaomiao), Wang Runze (Lin Kaituo), and Chai Wei (He Xin).
'A Little Thing Called First Love' is a Chinese romance drama series that is loosely based on the 2010 Thai romance movie 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' also known as 'First Love'
Just like the movie, this drama follows the life of an ordinary girl that falls in love with her schoolmate. Xia Miaomiao is a simple, shy and artistic girl that has just moved into a different town with her family. She then met, Liang Younian, a talented and smart student in her new school. The story revolves around Miaomiao's friendship and secret feelings for Younjan who has been always helpful and supportive of her. It's about how someone is able to strive to be their better self for that someone they love.
A Little Thing Called First Love Online Reviews
3. Meteor Garden
Title: Meteor Garden 2018
First Airing: July 9, 2018 – August 9, 2018
Main Cast: Shen Yue (Dong Shan Cai), Dylan Wang (Dao Ming Si), Darren Chen (Hua Ze Lei), Caesar Wu (Yan Ximen), and Connor Leong (Feng Mei Zuo)
Meteor Garden is the latest Chinese remake of one of the most popular Taiwanese series with the same name in 2001. It is based on a Japanese manga 'Hana Yori Dango' by Yoko Kamio. Other earlier live-action hit remakes of this manga include 'Hana Yori Dango' (1995 Film, Japan), 'Hana Yori Dango' (2005 Series, Japan), and 'Boys Over Flowers' (2009 Series, South Korea).
This series follows the life of a poor college girl with a tough personality named Dong Shan Cai. She is one of the very few non-wealthy students to get accepted into the prestigious Ming De University. In this school, a group of four guys called F4 is famous for being extremely wealthy, arrogant and good-looking. Their love story unfolds as Shan Cai gets into the bad side of the leader of F4, Dao Ming Si.
Meteor Garden Online Reviews
4. Love 020
Title: Love 020
First Airing: August 22, 2016 – September 6, 2016
Main Cast: Zheng Shuang (Bei Weiwei), Yang Yang (Xiao Nai)
This romance series is based on the novel by Gu Man also entitled 'Love 020.' It is a college romance story between two good-looking and smart students named Bei and Xiao Nai, who are also both great at playing video games. This series is a mix of both real-world and online game relationships. Their love story started as they become a couple in the game world and then eventually meet in person. The series follows their lives as they officially become a couple in college to being in the real world, achieving their dreams.
Love 020 Online Reviews
Title: Youth (Age of Youth)
First Airing: July 13, 2018 – August 6, 2018
Main Cast: Wang Yan Zhi (Han Yi Tong), Katherine Yang (Ni Jin), Esther Yu (Chen Chen Chen), Haha He (Lin Xiao Chun), and Vian Wang (Zhang Sheng Nan)
'Youth' is a Chinese series based on the popular Korean romantic comedy 'Hello, My Twenties' also known as 'Age of Youth.' It is about five young girls with different personalities who live together in one apartment: Lin Xiao Chun, a super shy and innocent girl; Zhang Sheng Nan, a hard-working and serious working-student; Han Yi Tong, a hyper, easy-going, active student; Ni Jin, a mysterious, beautiful and confident woman; and Chen Chen Chen, a cute and cheerful love-crazy girl. This story circles around their coming of age struggles as well as finding love while they get to know themselves more every day.
Youth Online Reviews
Which is your favorite?
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Do you know other great Chinese romantic series? Tell us below.
ThatWallflowerJen (author) from PH on September 05, 2020:
Hi, Arensshi! 'A Love So Beautiful' is also one of my favorites. Thank you so much for your comment. ;)
Arensshi from Philippines on September 04, 2020:
I am currently watching A Love So Beautiful now and it is so cute! I am not so into Love 020, it's too sweet for me and I wasn't able to finish Meteor Garden. I don't know why. Currently, my favorite Chinese school drama is A Love So Beautiful.