Summer 2019 Drama Recommendations!

If you were too busy over the summer and didn’t get a chance to watch any of the summer C-dramas, then this is the post for you. Here is list of dramas that aired over the summer that you can indulge in because, as we all know, most of our beloved dramas will be shelved due to NRTA’s restriction for the next month or so.

For Wuxia lovers…

Drama Name: The Untamed (陈情令)
Release Date: June 27th, 2019
Genre: Historical, Wuxia, Action, Adventure
# of Episodes: 50
Cast: Sean Xiao Zhan, Wang Yi Bo, Wang Zhuo Chen, Xuan Lu, Zoey Meng Zi Yi
Where to Watch: YouTube

Watch the drama that brought fame to idols Wang Yi Bo and Xiao Zhan. Before it even aired, people were already speaking out against it and expressing disappointment in the casting. However, both male leads managed to impress viewers with their charismatic acting and chemistry onscreen. Despite having low expectations in the beginning, The Untamed won the hearts of its viewers in the end and became one of the best dramas that aired during its run. If you’re looking for a drama that will make you cry, laugh, reminiscence, and feel warmhearted, then this is the drama for you.

For Xianxia lovers…

Drama Name: Love and Destiny (宸汐缘)
Release Date: July 15th, 2019
Genre: Historical, Xianxia, Romance
# of Episodes: 60
Cast: Ni Ni, Chang Chen, Li Dong Xue, Zhang Zhi Xi, Li Jia Ming, Karina Hai Ling
Where to Watch: YouTube

Hailed by the same crew of the hit drama Eternal Love, Love and Destiny brings us back to the Heavenly Realm and focuses on the love story between a young and immature goddess and the God of War. While Ni Ni is not new to C-dramaland, this is Chang Chen’s first time filming the drama. And while lots of viewers weren’t impressed with his aged look, he and Ni Ni managed to pull off a romance that touched all viewers.

For Rom-Com lovers…

Drama Name: Go Go Squid (亲爱的,热爱的)
Release Date: July 9th, 2019
Genre: Modern, Romance, E-Sports
# of Episodes: 44
Cast: Andy Yang Zi, Li Xian, Hu Yi Tian
Where to Watch: Viki

Probably one of the most watched dramas over the summer, Go Go Squid won the hearts of all young lovers. Yang Zi is no stranger to rom-coms or portraying youthful and energetic characters. Li Xian, on the other hand, has gained himself popularity among the younger generation and solidified his name as male lead material. The drama is full of fluffy and cute romance and features tons of cutest scenes between the two leads that will make your heart flutter.

For Mystery and Crime lovers…

Drama Name: The Longest Day in Chang An (长安十二时辰)
Release Date: June 27th, 2019
Genre: Historical, Crime, Suspense, Mystery
# of Episodes: 48
Cast: Jackson Yi Yang Qian Xi, Lei Jia Yin, Zhou Yi Wei
Where to Watch: YouTube

I personally have not watched this drama, but I’ve heard many positive reviews about from many sources. Jackson Yi is a newbie to acting, but he really impressed viewers of the drama. However, his performance isn’t the only thing that viewers found great. The writing and story of the drama itself is compelling and interesting. Anyone who loves suspense and mystery will not be disappointed in its well-written plot.

I think that should be a good enough list for people to binge watch for a while. If anyone has any other recommendations, please do share!

One thought on “Summer 2019 Drama Recommendations!

  1. Loved The Untamed, highly recommend although keep in mind it’s a low-ish budget production so don’t expect technical fireworks. But it’s seriously good. If you love romance, go for this one. I was a little weirded out by the whole BL idea at first but it’s done so tastefully that I completely forgot they’re two guys… you really just see two people in love. So crazy they managed to convey such deep feelings with zero physical intimacy.

    Planning to watch Love & Destiny (now also on Viki!) once subs are done.

    Go Go Squid and Longest Day in Chang An sadly were both disappointments for me. Couldn’t finish either. GGS was too cringey for my personal taste and Longest Day while shot beautifully was just so draggy and literally put me to sleep.


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