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Are you in a slump, or are you in a rush and have a sudden craving for a TV series? Perhaps you want to boost your watchlist. Whatever the reason, this list will be full of short Chinese TV series, which you can binge-watch right away!
Episodes: 30
Duration: 12 min.


Lin Xin Tong is a rich heiress with a devoted boyfriend, Chi Shan, and a best friend, Xia Yu Wei. When she faces family changes, she must become stronger to confront adversity, including the betrayal of Chi Shan and Xia Yu Wei. Qin Mo Yao, a brilliant medical student, is willing to do everything to protect her and help her in the shadows.

TAGS:

  • Bodyguard Male Lead
  • Protective Male Lead
  • Hidden Agenda
  • Blind Female Lead
  • Strong Male Lead
  • Rich Female Lead
  • Investigation
  • Prolonged Nudity
  • Mild Sexual Content

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 30
Duration: 10 min.


In a single night, Dong Ting Yao's entire family was wiped out in a massacre. Right before her father died, he told her to seek refuge at her unseen fiance, Fang Yu Ze's home. At the same time, Fang Yu Ze's uncle, Fang Tian Yi, the governor and warlord of the territory, stormed through the doors of the house with his troops, leading Dong Ting Yao to believe that it was Fang Tian Yi who murdered her entire family. After a heated altercation, Fang Tian Yi took Dong Ting Yao back to his residence to hold her captive.

TAGS:

  • Chinese Republican Era
  • Physical Abuse
  • Possessive Male Lead
  • Revenge
  • Governor Male Lead
  • Enemies To Lovers
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Male Chases Female First
  •  Emotional Abuse

WHERE TO WATCH:

Viki, Youku

Episodes: 25
Duration: 4 min. 


Zhong Xiao Xiao returns to the age of 17 while trying to give a DV recording to her high school crush, Xu Yang. She discovers that time jumps suddenly, but when she stays close to Xu Yang, time flows normally. Xu Yang moves into her home, and they get closer, leading to ironic stories.
TAGS:


  • Student Female Lead
  • Student Male Lead
  • Classmates' Relationship
  • Teenager Female Lead
  • Teenager Male Lead
  • Flashback To Past
  • Different Timelines
  • Smart Male Lead
  • High School

WHERE TO WATCH:

Not available on streaming platforms

Episodes: 9
Duration: 16 min.


Le Jun Kai is a man who lives his life trying to foster a hatred for his enemy and devising ways to seek revenge for his former lover and unborn child. He decides to marry his enemy's daughter, Le Yi, and then proceeds to mistreat her and make her life as miserable as possible, yet she bears this without retaliation. A problem arises when Le Jun Kai begins to realize he might have feelings for Le Ye Zi.

TAGS:

  • Abusive Male Lead
  • Revenge
  • Obsessive Male Lead
  • Possessive Male Lead
  • Unexpected Pregnancy
  • Flashback To Past
  • Meet Again
  • Enemies To Lovers
  • Mean Male Lead

WHERE TO WATCH:

Not available on streaming platforms

Episodes: 20
Duration: 10 min. 


In Shanghai in 1936, Huang Wei Jie, a member of a patriotic organization, happened to meet Feng Guan Yu, a patriotic businessman, during his mission. The two were childhood friends who separated due to a misunderstanding. Feng Guan Yu forced him to be his bodyguard. Although the two have constant conflicts, in the face of common adversity, the two with ideals of justice join hands and heroically devote themselves to the cause of patriotism.

TAGS:

  • Childhood Friends' Relationship
  • Businessman Male Lead
  • Bodyguard Male Lead
  • Historical Fiction
  • Chinese Republican Era
  • Bromance
  • Investigation
  • Friendship

WHERE TO WATCH:

WeTV

Episodes: 28
Duration: 4 min.


Lu Xiao Bai is a low-level gambler and fly-by-night who will do anything for a quick buck. One day, he agrees to help a local dignitary escape his hometown in exchange for money. But this proves to be a very fateful and foolish decision: The dignitary was trying to flee a marriage with Shen Jun Ye, the town’s overbearing constable and the daughter of a powerful family. Shen Jun Ye possesses incredible fighting abilities and enormous physical strength. She is also very aggressive and does not suffer fools lightly.

TAGS:

  • Strong Female Lead
  •  Investigation
  • Enemies To Lovers
  • Weak Male Lead
  • Detective Female Lead
  • Smart Male Lead
  • Contract Relationship
  •  Unrequited Love

WHERE TO WATCH:

Viki, Youtube

Episodes: 18
Duration: 12 min.


Shen Qin is in love with Prince Ning but is engaged to General Xiao Han Sheng. She traps an artist, Shi Qi, and swaps faces to marry the general. Shi Qi wakes up as Shen Qin and is blackmailed into the marriage. She recognizes the groom from a past encounter and later gets the attention of Prince Ning, making things complicated.

TAGS:

  • Identity Swap
  • Hidden Identity
  • Arranged Marriage
  • Painter Female Lead
  • General Male Lead
  • Blackmail
  • Love Triangle
  • Nice Male Lead
  • Flashback To Past

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube, Viki

Episodes: 12
Duration: 3 min.


Jiang Zhao Yun's sword leads her to Changshui Village, where she investigates strange happenings with the help of a mysterious young woman named A Ze. They discover the harsh reality that humans can be even more cruel than demons. Afterward, they decide to travel together to Mount Qingyuan.

TAGS:


  • Xianxia
  • Demon
  • Lesbian Romance
  • LGBTQ+
  • Nice Female Lead
  • Investigation
  • Comedy
  • Adventure

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 24
Duration: 6 min.


Internet writer Yan Yi Yi entered her novel and became a vicious female supporter. She fought wits and courage with the emperor to avoid the tragic ending of entering the cold palace but was prompted by the book official that if she did not enter the cold palace according to the plot, she would be obliterated. So Yan Yi Yi survived by maintaining the plot, avoiding a bad ending, and secretly falling in love with the emperor. 

TAGS:


  • Transmigration
  • Crossworlds Traveler
  • Emperor Male Lead
  • Fictional World
  • Opposites Attract
  • Writer Female Lead
  • Harem
  • Male Chases Female First

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 24
Duration: 7 min.


Ai Qing, who was loved by her parents in the city, fell in love with Li Da Li, a hairdresser from the countryside. Li Da Li took the start-up capital, supported by Ai Qing's parents, and started a business together with Ai Qing. The business was booming, and Li Da Li let Ai Qing go home for her pregnancy to not make her work too hard. Two years later, Ai Qing's pregnancy was not successful. When the mother-in-law Xu Jin Zhi moved in, the war broke out.

TAGS:


  • Infidelity
  • Revenge
  • Marriage

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 14
Duration: 11 min.


A mysterious agency appeared on an ordinary socially anxious girl, Chi Xiao Yu's phone APP. It makes ordering a new persona as easy as a food takeaway! In order to complete her work task, Chi Xiao Yu uses a persona takeaway but accidentally starts pulling the bossy CEO and manages to get him every time, which makes him obsessed with her! Just when Chi Xiao Yu was about to bid farewell to the single life, CEO Su Yang's life-winner persona collapsed!

TAGS:


  • Company President (CEO) Male Lead
  • Office Worker Female Lead
  • Office Setting

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube
Episodes: 22
Duration: 10 min.


Brain scientist Shan Yu accidentally learns of the death of his first love, Min Ying, who was holding a birthday candle before she died; Shan Yu lit the candle, and a miracle happened with the light of the fire - the candle could take him back ten years ago! Shan Yu crossed many times to save love but accidentally caused a butterfly effect. A fond past that has been hidden for ten years has also surfaced...

TAGS:


  • MDL Remake
  • Scientist Male Lead
  • Lovers Reunited
  • Butterfly Effect
  • Death
  • Time Travel

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 32
Duration: 10 min.


General Murong Qiu Yu was infatuated with the second Prince Li Mo. She aided him in seizing the throne. However, she was betrayed and killed by Li Mo and her sister Murong Xin Er. After being reborn, Qiu Yu found herself back on her wedding night with the seventh prince, Li Jian. Qiu Yu decided to join forces with Li Mo's rival, Li Jian, to ensure that Murong Xin Er and Li Mo face the punishment they deserve.

TAGS:


  • Revenge
  • Adapted From A Novel
  • General Female Lead
  • Death
  • Evil Step-Parent
  • Prince Male Lead
  • Evil Sibling
  • Transmigration

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube


Episodes: 12
Duration: 46 min.


You Yi is a young, innocent, kind-hearted socialite and a successful author, living with everyone's adoration and envy. Her perfect life is turned upside-down when she discovers she was betrayed by the two most trusted people in her life. With no one left to turn to, she finds refuge in the friendship and support of Yan Wei, a young photographer with a cold personality. Unbeknownst to all, Yan Wei has a deadly secret identity.

TAGS:


  • Sismance
  • Censored Adaptation Of Same-sex Original Work
  • Chinese Republican Era
  • Murder
  • Opposites Attract
  • Extramarital Affair
  • Revenge
  • Strong Female Lead
  • Investigation
  • Betrayal

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube, Viki

Episodes: 25
Duration: 15 min.


In early twentieth-century Shanghai, a singer named Jiang Ying seeks revenge on an entertainment mogul, Du Jing Chuan. She befriends Du's supposed son, Du Xun Yu, but soon discovers that he's an imposter. Together, they work to take down Du Jing Chuan and unexpectedly fall in love, but can they trust each other as deceivers?

TAGS:


  • Hidden Agenda
  • Secret
  • Hidden Identity
  • Revenge
  • Concubine Female Lead
  • Chinese Republican Era
  • Enemies To Lovers
  • Lying
  • Power Struggle

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube, Prime Video

Episodes: 26
Duration: 10 min.


Yan Zhen married Chu Ze Jia to access the Anshi group, but her husband died a year later. As the general manager of the company, she plans to declare him dead and take full control. However, he suddenly returns - but is it really him or his twin brother Chu Ze An? As they uncover each other's secrets, their love-hate relationship becomes more complicated.

TAGS:


  • Identical Twin Male Lead
  • Time Skip
  • Brother-Sister Relationship

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

Episodes: 23
Duration: 15 min.


The story of Murong Cang hiding his enemy's daughter, Yun Jiao, and teaching her for his revenge. He wanted to use her, but instead, he gradually fell in love with this girl and thus fell into struggles of power and feelings.

TAGS:


  • Clairvoyant Female Lead
  • Eunuch Male Lead
  • Emperor Supporting Character
  • Cheerful Female Lead
  • Childhood Connection
  • Secret

WHERE TO WATCH:

Youtube

We reached the end of the list. We hope that at least something caught your interest. We intentionally included TV series of many genres because we are all very different. There is something for “red flag” fans, but also for historical series fans and fantasy fans. We included new but also old dramas because even they deserve to shine again once in a while.

If Chinese short dramas aren’t for you, then don’t fret! There will be another article focusing only on Japanese short dramas.

Edited by: Cookie


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