10 Best Chinese TV Series of 2016

Below is a list of the 10 most popular Chinese TV series in the year 2016, which one do you like best?

1. Zhu Xian (The Legend of Chusen)

zhu xian qing yun zhi

Title: Legend of Chusen /Zhu Xian Qing Yun Zhi / Zhu Xian / 诛仙青云志
Episodes: 55
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Starring: Li Yi Feng, Zhao Liying, Yang Zi, Cheng Yi, Qin Jun Jie

Zhang Xiaofan (Li Yifeng) bcomes homeless after his village is slaughtered. He joins the Qing Yun Sect and gradually falls in love with Bi Yao (Zhao Liying), the daughter of Ghost King, but he must try his best to defeat the Ghost King’s scheme who is trying to overturn the Qing Yun Sect.

2. Ice Fantasy

Ice Fantasy

Title: Ice Fantasy / Huan Cheng / 幻城
Episodes: 62
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Starring: Feng Shao Feng, Victoria Song Qian, Zhang Meng,  Ma Tianyu

The play is adapted from Guo Jingming’s  fantasy novel of the same name. It tells the story of wars between the Ice tribe and the Fire tribe in a mythological era.

3. Chinese Paladin 5

Chinese Paladin 5

Title: Chinese Paladin 5 / Xian Jian Yun Zhi Fan / 仙剑云之凡
Episodes: 45
Genre: Fantasy, Romance
Starring: Han Dongjun, Gulinazha, Zheng Yuanchang

The play tells the story that Jiang Yunfan, a descendant of Chiyou tribe, finds the truth of Jingtian Sect and fight together with Tang Yurou, Long You and Xiao Man to maintain the peace of the country.

4. Lie Chang

Lie Chang

Title: Lie Chang / 猎场
Episodes: 55
Genre: Commercial, Romance
Starring: Hu Ge, Chen Long, Sun Honglei

The play tells the story of a senior headhunter who dashes about in business world but suffers many mishaps in his love life.

5. Sparrow


Title: Sparrow / Ma Que / 麻雀
Episodes: 35
Genre: Spy, Thriller
Starring: Li Yi Feng, Zhou Dong Yu, Yin Zheng, Zhang Lu Yi

Chen Shen works in Wang ‘ s puppet government, but he is actually an undercover agent under the name “sparrow”, he secretly transfers information and successfully “steal” Wang’s “zeroing” plan.

6. The Mystic Nine

The Mystic Nine

Title: The Mystic Nine / Old Nine Gates / Lao Jiu Men / 老九门
Episodes: 48
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery
Starring: William Chan, Zhang Yixing, Zhao Liying, Ying Haoming

In July 1937, the Japanese launched a all-out war of aggression against China. Zhang Qishan, the defense officer of Changsha city tries to solve the mystery of a mine and fight against the Japanese army.

7. Dear Interpreter

Dear Interpreter

Title: Dear Translator/ Dear Interpreter / Translation Officer / 亲爱的翻译官
Episodes: 42
Genre: Romance, Commercial
Starring: Yang Mi, Huang Xuan

A French graduate Qiao Fei Cheng gradually become into a senior interpreter under the guidance of translation genius Chen Jiayang. and the two also fall in love with each other.

8. Rookie Agent Rouge

Rookie Agent Rouge

Title: Rookie Agent Rouge / Yan Zhi / 胭脂
Episodes: 45
Genre: Spy, Thriller
Starring: Zanilia Zhao Li Ying, Lu Yi, Yuan Wenkang


The story happened in Shanghai during the anti-Japanese war period, Yan Zhi is a privileged, spoiled daughter of a rich banker, she accidentally meets the triple agent Zhou Yuhao, the two gradually become the lovers and struggle together to defend the country.

9. Stay With Me

Stay With Me

Title: Stay With Me / 放弃我,抓紧我
Episodes: 45
Genre: Drama, Romance
Starring: Chen Qiaoen, Wang Kai, Qiao Renliang

A designer Li Weiwei loses part of the memory due to an accident and her memory stays at the age of 23, but she has to face her misunderstanding with her boy friend.

10. If Love Like This

if love like this

Title: If Love Like This / 如果可以这样爱
Episodes: 50
Genre: Drama, Romance
Starring: Tong Dawei, Liu Shishi, Bao Jianfeng

The drama tells the hate and love between radio host Bai Kaoer and Piano artist Geng Mochi.

2 Responses

  1. Zingoy says:

    “Nirvana in Fire” is best Chinese drama i have ever seen ,its a masterpiece. I watched the legend of chusen , its good but very slow paced and boring sometimes.I have yet to watch other dramas listed here.

  2. Shane says:

    My favorite is Zhu Xian (The Legend of Chusen), already completed.., Thanks for sharing..

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