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Out of K-Dramas already? Here are 5 C-Dramas worth checking out to expand your Asian entertainment taste

Some of the trending Korean Dramas like Extraordinary Attorney Woo, Alchemy of Souls, and Café Minamdang, among others, have recently aired their last episodes. For most fans, there is already a strange feeling of longing for more, since it is highly likely that it will take a good waiting for new episodes to come in. So while you’re waiting for the day they come back with a fresh season, perhaps you can also look into these Chinese line-up that not only could fulfill your binge-watching needs,  but also expand your Asian entertainment taste. 

Here are 5 Summer 2022 Chinese Dramas that are worth checking out:

1. Love Between Fairy and Devil

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This fantasy romance C-Drama is about an imprisoned Lord Devil named Dong Fang Qing Cang and a fairy named Xiao Lan Hua who reincarnated from an army the former defeated thousands of years ago. Because of a mishap, the fairy freed the Lord Devil and made him think that sacrificing her would help him escape and continue to conquer the known world. But while doing it, some strange magic swapped their bodies. Knowing full well that others learning about it would mark their ends, they must find a way to undo the spell and eventually find love in the process. 

Starring Dylan Wang as Dong Fang Qing Cang and Esther Yu as Xiao Lan Hua, this series that Yi Zheng directed aired from August 7-29, 2022. You may now watch the complete 36 episodes through the iQIYI website and mobile app.


2. Love Like the Galaxy (Part 1&2)

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This historical C-Drama is about a young woman named Cheng Shao Shang and a general named Ling Bu Yi. The former grew up alone after most of her family left to fight a war, making her an independent and cynical person. One day, the latter comes to her town and falls in love with her at first sight. Unsurprisingly, she rejects him, thinking that her attitude does not suit the general. But he also has secrets and other truths about his identity that he is also unaware of. Gradually starting to trust one another, they dig through the truth about Ling Bu Yi’s early childhood, family, and real identity. 

Starring Leo Wu as Ling Bu Yi and Zhao Lu Si as Cheng Shao Shang, this series is directed by Fei Zhen Xiang. Its complete Part 1 (27 episodes) and Part 2 (29 episodes) are now available for consumption through WeTV.


3. Immortal Samsara (Part 1 and 2) 

This fantasy romance C-Drama is about the entanglement between Yan Dan and Ying Yuan. Their first encounter happens when Sovereign Lord Ying Yuan tries to stop an elder of a demon world from stealing the Four-Leafed Lotus with healing powers. After doing so, the treasure transforms into human-like forms, which he names Zhi Xi and Yan Dan. The latter falls for him, but they would be separated for many years. In the mortal realm, many years after, they would meet again. However, both are now unaware of what they once were and what they used to feel for each other. Together with two other characters, they will enter on a journey of finding ancient and powerful artifacts. As they do so, will they ever recall what has been?

Starring Cheng Yi as Ying Yuan and Yang Zi as Yan Dan, this series is directed by Guo Hu and Ren Hai Tao. Its complete Part 1 (38 episodes) and Part 2 (21 episodes) are now available on the YOUKU website and mobile app.

4. Night of Love With You

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This fantasy romance C-Drama is about the comic characters Qi Qi and Leng Ye Han. The former is known for playing supporting roles, and she enters a new comic titled “Night of Love With You” to play the supporting role of Song Ruo Yan. Suddenly, a system glitch happens, and she suddenly portrays the role of the female lead character Luo Qing. At first, she tries her best to follow the storyline, but later on, she gives in and goes after the supporting male antagonist Leng Ye Han to pursue her happiness. 

Starring Guan Yue as Leng Ye Han and Liu Xie Ning as Luo Qing/Qi Qi, this series that An Dong directed aired from July 2-19, 2022. You may now enjoy its complete 24 episodes via the WeTV website and mobile app.

5. The Heart of Genius 

This sci-fi C-Drama is about the youths Lin Zhao Xi and Chu Pei Zhi. Zhao Xi greatly admires the latter, including her father Old Lin, who are both math geniuses. At the same time that her father becomes diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, she also learns that Pei Zhi will be going abroad to continue his studies. From then on, she realizes she could never reach his level as she is not a genius like him. However, tables suddenly turn when she miraculously travels through time and space. With two trips to past periods of her life, she is able to change her fate and discover the potential that she once missed.

Starring Zhang Xin Cheng as Pei Zhi and Zhang Zi Feng as Lin Zhao Xi, this series that Shen Yan directed aired from July 22 to August 5, 2022. You may now binge-watch its 34 episodes via the iQIYI website and mobile app.


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