Best new Chinese TV Shows (2017 overview - TV & Netflix)



The Chinese do it different – you will not find a show that is very similar to the Western standard of television making. Below, you’ll find the best series from China if you’re in for something complety different.
The Vore's TV staff selects the top best Chinese TV series of 2017 on TV, DVD or Netflix. Are Fresh Guoguo, ing Cai Shen & Gao Mantang China's best creators?


China country statistics

China2017
Country popularity
90%
Country ranking#5
Familiar facesLiying Zhao, Wallace Huo & Ke Ma
Trending showsThe Journey of Flower, Diamond Lover & Best Get Going
Amount of country shows per year from 2010 to 2017

14 Chinese TV series scheduled for release this year.

The Chinese tv production is always increasing, and more shows are getting international recognition. What is especially remarkable bout Chinese television is the huge amount of fantasy related themes.

2017 releases - most anticipated titles to watch

A Chinese Odyssey: Love You a Million Years ()

The drama is based on the Stephen Chow's version of the Chinese Odyssey movies about the figure of the Monkey King. The movie series was incredibly popular, and this appears to be a big production.

Photo of A Chinese Odyssey: Love You a Million Years
CreatorLiu Zhen Wei
StarringBeibi Gong, David Wu & Zitao Huang
Themesfantasy,
CountryChina

Ancient Love Song ()

Photo of Ancient Love Song
StarringChu-he Chen, Ming Huang, Li Shuai Liang
Themesfantasy, romance,
CountryChina

Best Chinese TV series on Netflix or DVD in 2017

Best Chinese TV series out on DVD, Bluray or VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Da zhai men (Since 1-4-2001 , Season: 2 - CCTV)
  2. A period drama about a prominent family during the Ching Dynasty.


    Creator
    StarringBaoguo Chen, Saifei He & Peiqi Liu
    Similar tv showsKngxi Dynasty, The Emperor in Han Dynasty
    Themesfamilies, drama,
    Keywordsbelievable, historical,
    CountryChina
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Wu lin wai zhuan (Since 2-1-2006 , Season: 1 - CCTV-8)
  4. A fun comedy series about a group of friends in Qixia Town.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8IX-QZzeSk

    Creatoring Cai Shen
    StarringYan Ni, Yao Chen & Yu En Tai
    Similar tv showsRang zi dan fei, Gun dan ba! Zhong liu jun
    Keywordsadorable, amusing,
    CountryChina
    Rating
    80%
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Wo de qing chun shei zuo zhu (Since 12-4-2009 , Season: 1 - CCTV-1)
  6. The stories of three nieces: a romantic lawyer, a stubborn city girl and a young cook who is sent to England by her mother.


    Creator
    StarringLin Zhao, Yi Lu & Luodan Wangv
    Similar tv showsMonster Hunt, Shi lian 33 tian
    Themeslove, drama,
    Keywordsadventurous, romantic,
    CountryChina
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. Qian fu (, Season: 1 - Dragon TV)
  8. After the second world war, a spy is trapped within his job as he cannot be with his true love.


    CreatorGuangdong Southern Television Station
    StarringSun Honglei, Yao Chen & Shen Aojun
    Similar tv showsYihe yuan, Wu ren qu
    Themessecond world war, drama, thriller,
    Keywordsthrilling,
    CountryChina
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Chuang guandong (Since 2-1-2008 , Season: 1 - Dalian TV Station)
  10. A story about a family moving to the Northeast in China between the end of the Qing Dynasty to the outbreak of the Second World War.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH031IqOa48

    CreatorGao Mantang
    StarringYoubin Li, Rina Sa & Jia Song
    Similar tv showsKngxi Dynasty, The Emperor in Han Dynasty
    Themesfamilies, second world war, drama,
    Keywordshistorical,
    CountryChina
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Recent 2016 shows

Good Chinese TV series that did not make the decade list

The Journey of Flower (Since 9-6-2015 , Season: 2 - HBS: Hunan TV)

A young girl wants to learn magic and martial after her parents died, and joins a sect.


CreatorFresh Guoguo
StarringLiying Zhao, Wallace Huo & Ke Ma
Similar tv showsThe Romance of the Condor Heroes, My Sunshine, The Empress of China
Themeslove, fantasy, mystery,
Keywordsbased on a novel, mysterious,
CountryChina
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Diamond Lover (Since 22-7-2015 , Season: 1 - JZTV)

A very rich company owner loves his business and his business only - he doesn't feel the need to have social relationships. This changes when he meets a woman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12canHv--kM

Creator
StarringRain, Tiffany Tang, Luo Jin & Dilraba
Similar tv showsMy Sunshine, L.U.V. Collage, The Cage of Love
Themeslove, comedy,
Keywordsconversational,
CountryChina
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

Best Get Going (Since 17-7-2015 , Season: 1)

Four friends live together an put themselves through internship in order to prepare for the jump into the real world.


Creator
StarringZhao Liying, Zheng Kai & Cài wénjìng
Similar tv showsBoss & Me, LuZhen
Themescollege, friendship, comedy, coming-of-age, drama,
Keywordsentertaining, predictable,
CountryChina
Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix