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15 Highest Rated Chinese Dramas of 2018

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15 Highest Rated Chinese Dramas of 2018

15 Highest Rated Chinese Dramas of 2018. China currently has one of the best performing TV drama industries in the world, with dozens of new dramas being released every month, drawing in thousands of viewers.

I recently made a list of 20 Highest Rated Korean Dramas of 2018. To cater to our Chinese drama fans, I’ve decided to make a list for you also. I really do hope you enjoy.

These ratings were taken from mydramalist who have a user base of over 30 000 persons.

The Story of Ming Lan ♥9.0/ 10♥

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Set in the Northern Song dynasty, the story revolves around Sheng Minglan, the unfavoured sixth daughter of an official. After being mistreated by her legal mother and bullied by her half-sisters, Minglan learns to hide her skills and true intentions and ultimately succeeds in avenging her biological mother’s death. She meets Gu Tingye, who initially dislikes her but after witnessing her wits and intelligence, decides to help her. They eventually fall in love with each other. After Gu Tingye becomes a powerful official, he successfully makes Minglan his wife. As his wife, Minglan helps guard against his unpleasant relatives and purges the court of corrupt ministers. The couple eventually earned their happily-ever-after, and Minglan rose to prominence as an influential figure of the Sheng family.

Genres: Historical, Comedy, Romance, Wuxia, Life, Youth, Drama, Family, Political

Episodes: 73

Aired: Dec 25, 2018 – Feb 13, 2019

Duration: 45 min.

Ashes of Love ♥8.9/ 10♥

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Synopsis: In ancient times, the Flower Goddess dies after giving birth to a daughter. Before she passed, she fed her daughter the Unfeeling Pill, ordered her subordinates to keep the girl’s birth story a secret and to imprison her within Shui Jing for 10,000 years. The girl’s name is Jin Mi.
4,000 years later, the Heavenly Emperor’s second son, Xu Feng, was entrapped by someone and mistakenly entered Shui Jing. He was saved by the ignorant Jin Mi. After living together for 100 years, Xu Feng gradually developed feelings for Jin Mi. Someone close to them wants to use those feelings for their own benefit.

Genres: Friendship, Historical, Comedy, Romance, Wuxia, Drama, Fantasy, Melodrama, Supernatural

Episodes: 63

Aired: Aug 2, 2018 – Sep 4, 2018

Duration: 45 min

Story of Yanxi Palace ♥8.9/ 10♥

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Synopsis: A story revolving around a palace maid with a plucky attitude, street smarts, and a good heart as she manoeuvres the dangers in the palace to become a concubine of Emperor Qian Long.

Genres: Historical, Comedy, Romance, Drama

Episodes: 70

Aired: Jul 19, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018

Duration: 45 min

Eagles and Youngster ♥8.7/ 10♥

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The main character begins a dangerous journey to find an antidote to save his teacher Lu Guohua and travels to a faraway snowy land full of pitfalls, where he makes friends with a group of hunters. During his adventure, he rediscovers himself, matures and is no longer an ignorant boy.

Genres: Adventure, Friendship, Drama, Martial Arts

Episodes: 40

Aired: Aug 30, 2018 – Oct 1, 2018

Duration: 45 min

Like a Flowing River ♥8.7/ 10♥

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Synopsis: Song Yunhui is highly intelligent but he has always been discriminated against due to his background. He grabs the chance to take the exams in 1978 and successfully becomes a qualified technician. However, just as he builds a foundation for his career, he also begins to lose himself in his thirst to climbs the ranks.

Completely different from Song Yunhui is his brother-in-law Lei Dongbao. Being raised in a poor family, he is the typical rough and gruff man from the rural village. During the time of economic reform, he becomes a leader that the other villagers look up to, yet his lack of education ultimately impedes his initial motivations.

Genres: Historical, Life

Episodes: 47

Aired: Dec 9, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019

Duration: 45 min.

Fights Break Sphere: Season 1 ♥8.4/ 10♥

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Xiao Yan is a genius child who suddenly loses all his powers.
In a world governed by strength and power, Xiao Yan’s lack of talent is an embarrassment to his family. At the age of 15, Xiao Yan accidentally summons Yao Lao (Baron Chen) from his mother’s ring. With the elder’s help, Xiao Yan’s skills improve by leaps and bounds.
After his entire family is assassinated, Xiao Yan embarks on a journey to find his family’s killer and return peace to the Jianghu (martial world).

Genres: Action, Adventure, Romance, Wuxia, Martial Arts, Fantasy

Episodes: 45

Aired: Sep 3, 2018 – Oct 25, 2018

Duration: 45 min

Legend of Yun Xi ♥8.3/ 10♥

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The story follows a lady doctor (Han Yun Xi) who marries into the royal family and gets caught in the political machinations in the palace whilst she falls into a romance with her husband. The story takes place during a chaotic time when the land has split into three kingdoms – Tian Ning, Western Zhou and Northern Li. The Emperor of Tian Ning is cunning and distrustful, and fears his own subordinate Long Feiye. To dampen his spirits, the King arranges for Long Feiye to be married to an “ugly” woman named Han Yun Xi. Han Yun Xi is a kind and talented woman who comes from a medical family and is adept with poisons. She is also forced into obeying the decree of the king and becomes a royal consort in name only. However, circumstances allow her to show off her skills time and again, winning the admiration of Long Feiye. At the same time, she also forms a friendship with Gu Qishao (Master of Yao Gui Valley)

Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance, Wuxia, Drama, Medical

  • Episodes: 50
  • Aired: Jun 25, 2018 – Aug 15, 2018
  • Duration: 45 min.
Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace ♥8.2/ 10♥

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The road to becoming an empress is paved with treachery. Ruyi (Zhou Xun) is a consort who quickly learns to navigate the treacherous politics of the the royal court and move up the ranks.
After becoming Empress, Ruyi still must survive the many conspiracies against her. Her relationship with Emperor Qianlong (Wallace Huo) becomes eroded even when Ruyi is able to overcome the challenges.

Genres: Historical, Romance, Drama, Tragedy

Episodes: 87

Duration: 45 min

Meteor Garden ♥8.2/ 10♥

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The story centers around an ordinary girl, Dong Shan Cai (Shen Yue), who is accepted into the most prestigious university in the country, Ming De University. Shan Cai is a girl from a family that barely makes ends meet.

Due to the nature of her personality, she immediately clashes with F4, an elite clique composed of the four most popular boys in the institution, especially its spoiled, rich and arrogant leader – Dao Ming Si (Dylan Wang). Gradually, Dao Ming Si falls deeply in love with Shan Cai, only to realize that she is in love with one of his best friends, Hua Ze Lei (Darren Chen).

Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Youth, Drama

  • Episodes: 50
  • Aired: Jul 9, 2018 – Aug 29, 2018
  • Duration: 45 min.

Age of Legends  ♥8.2/ 10♥

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Liu Ziguang returns to his hometown Jiang Bei City after 8 years with no memories of what he did during that period. He gets entangled in the chaos of society despite his attempts to be a simple man. Defying all odds, Liu Ziguang uses his own abilities to realise his dreams and become a respectable man. In the process, he meets policewoman Hu Rong. The two get involved in a battle with a crime organization helmed by Nie Wanfeng and work together to expose his crimes.

Genres: Action, Friendship, Thriller, Business, Romance, Crime, Drama, Detective

Episodes: 47

Aired: Sep 17, 2018 – Oct 12, 2018

Duration: 45 min

The Flame’s Daughter ♥8.0/ 10♥

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Synopsis: Lie Ru Ge is the daughter of the master of Lie Huo Manor which is the most powerful jiang hu sect. She is a cheerful beauty who’s trying to regain her eldest senior’s heart after he suddenly goes back on his promise to marry her. In an effort to learn how to attract her beloved again, she goes to the most popular brothel house where she meets Yin Xue, the brothel owner and “Number One Beauty”. 

Genres: Historical, Romance, Wuxia, Drama

Episodes: 52

Aired: Mar 1, 2018 – Apr 6, 2018

Duration: 45 min

Sweet Combat♥8.0/ 10♥

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Synopsis: As the eldest daughter of the Fang Conglomerate, Fang Yu was raised to become the sole successor of the company, yet she goes against her family’s objections to pursue boxing and won the championship title at the young age of 18. On the other hand, Ming Tian comes from a poor family. He once stopped schooling for three years in order to work and he decided to apply for a sports scholarship despite not having any background whatsoever. Fang Yu was one of the first to see his talents and their relationship grows over time.

Genres: Comedy, Romance, Youth, Drama, Martial Arts, Sports

  • Episodes: 37
  • Aired: Jul 23, 2018 – Aug 14, 2018
  • Duration: 45 min.

Peace Hotel ♥8.0/ 10♥

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1935, Peace Hotel: Mysterious guests gamble their lives during ten days. In 1935, patriot checks into the Peace Hotel. There he meets the returnee patriot from overseas and doctor Chen Jia Ying. While Jia Ying studied medicine in Japan, she found out that Japan is currently testing biological weapons in Manchuria in order to speed up their invasion of China. She now cooperates with the anti-Japanese squad, who is trying to locate the laboratories of the Japanese, and helps them with her medical knowledge. 

Genres: Suspense, Historical, War

Episodes: 38

Aired: Jan 25, 2018 – Feb 14, 2018

Duration: 45 min.

Martial Universe: Season 1 ♥7.9/ 10♥

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This is a drama adapted from the novel of the same name by Tian Can Tu Dou. It is a story that talks about Lin Dong, a child from a small village who isn’t favoured by his family. By chance, Lin Dong obtains a mysterious artefact that is coveted by many clans in the martial world. Because of this artefact, Lin Dong is approached by many people of different clans and is forcibly involved in various events of the martial universe.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance, Wuxia, Martial Arts, Fantasy

Episodes: 40

Aired: Aug 7, 2018 – Sep 19, 2018

Duration: 45 min.

All Out of Love  ♥7.3/ 10♥

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Synopsis:  Liang Sheng (Ma Tian Yu) and Jiang Sheng (Sun Yi) are brothers and sisters, although not related by blood. Nonetheless, they always stick together and support each other in their difficult life circumstances. They finally both manage to get into their dream university, but after a car accident, Liang Sheng left. Jiang Sheng became devastated and kept waiting for him. Helping her by her side is Cheng Tian You (Wallace Chung) who falls deeply in love with this ordinary but remarkable girl.

Genres: Romance, Drama, Melodrama

Episodes: 70

Aired: Sep 17, 2018 – Nov 1, 2018

Duration: 45 min

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