Best/Most Favorite Chinese Series

Discussion in 'Chinese' started by thatsouthernasianchick, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. thatsouthernasianchick

    thatsouthernasianchick sarNie Adult

    We've got a thread on best lakorns in the Thai section. Since I'm also Chinese series fan, I'd like to know what Chinese series you guys like and give your opinions on the best.
    Since I'm a 90s child, I would definitely have to say that TVB produces the best Chinese series. However, almost all of the Chinese series I watch are Khmer dubbed (yes, I can comprehend Khmer, lol)
     
    So here's my list:
    - Condor Trilogy including Heaven Sword and Dragon Sabre late 80s version
    - Journey to the West 96 version
    - Huan Zhu Ge Ge 97 version
    - Lotus Lantern 2000 version
    - Eternal Happiness 2002
    - The Switch 2002
    - Face to Fate
    - Bu Bu Jing Xin
     
     
  2. Bieluvr

    Bieluvr Biemarkluvr

    I have some, but I don't know the names of them. :)
     
  3. tippytoes

    tippytoes sarNie Adult

    my list of faves:
     
    - wo ke neng bu hui ai ni (in time with you) by ariel lin & chen bo lin (taiwan drama)
    - huan zhu gege (vicky and ruby version) 
    - bubu jing xin
    - zhen huan zhuan 
    - mei ren xin ji by ruby lin 
    - qing shi huang fei by ruby lin 
    - lu ding ji (the duke of mount deer) by zhang wei jian 
    - xia yi zhan xing fu (Autumn's Concerto) by vanness wu and ady an (taiwan drama)
    - fated to love you by ethan ruan and joe chen (taiwan drama)
     
  4. huajaikaungtur

    huajaikaungtur - Marina ♥

    I don't watch much Chinese dramas but I love My lucky Star (taiwanese drama) ! :)
     
  5. bubbles8

    bubbles8 sarNie Adult

    watched and liked too many, i miss all the veteran chinese actors

    dont know alot of english names for my fav, but heaven's retribution was really good
     
  6. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

    Hmmm...I'm not really sure. Haha. I don't usually watch Chinese series. I've seen Romance in the Rain and Scarlet Heart, but they weren't all that good to me. I've also seen some of the Dark Tales series, but I'm not sure if they really count because they're more of HK series, right?? Haha.
     
  7. hsdsfan

    hsdsfan sarNie Hatchling

    My #1 favorite of all time is with no doubt, Heaven Sword & Dragon Sabre 1986. That series was produced with uttermost perfection and no other adaptation can compare, not even the 1979 one. Everything from the acting to dialogue to wardrobe and soundtrack was phenomenal. Another thing to mention is that despite the lack of technology in those days, the combat hand to hand fighting scenes were beautifully and impressively done. My only complaint would be the inconsistency during the episode where the 6 sects were going to fight the Ming sect and in that same duration, it shows Wuji growing up 6 years later in the cave lol. If you're a wuxia fan, this is series you shouldn't miss out on. I should probably add that I'm a fan of the novel itself so I appreciate that this version was accurate, faithful and brought everything from page to life. 
     
    So aside from that, here are my other favs. Considering that I've watched a countless of series, my list will be pretty long 555. 
     
    TVB: 
    (ancient)
    The Twins 1979
    Legend of Condor Herores 1982, Return of Condor Heroes 1983
    New Adventures of Chor Lau Heung 1984
    The Young Wanderer 1985
    The Yang Saga 1985
    Return of Luk Siu Fung 1986
    Demi Gods Semi Devils 1996
    Time Before Time 1997
    Revelation of the Last Hero 1997
    Duke of Mount Deer 1998
    Legendary Four Aces 2000
    Colorful Life 2001
    A Step into the Past 2001
    Virtues of Harmony I & II 2003/2004
    Square Pegs 2004
    Better Halves 2004
    War and Beauty 2004
    Wars of In Laws 2004
    Rosy Business 2009
     
    (modern)
    Police Cadet 1985
    Burning Flames 1998
    A the Threshold of an Era 1999
    The Family Man 2002
    Net Deception 2003
    King of Yesterday and Tomorrow 2003
    Aqua Heroes 2003
    Revolving Doors of Vengeance 2005
    Drive of Life 2007
    Survivor's Law II 2008
    A Change of Heart 2013
    Awfully Lawful 2013
     
    ATV:
    Reincarnated 1978
    Who is the Winner I & II 1991/1992
    The Kungfu Master 1994 
    Heroic Legend of the Yang Family 1994
    Ten Tigers of Guangdong 1999 
    Young Heroes of Shaolin 1999
     
    Taiwan:
    Justice Bao 1993
    Huan Zhu Ge Ge 1997
    Bodyguards - Jade Doll & Bodygaurds - Cryptic Crystal 1997/1998
     
    Mainland China & CTV:
     
    Smart Kid 2001
    Legendary Fighter Yang Heroine 2001
    Paradise & Legend of the Magic Mirror 2003/2005
    Young Warriors of the Yang Clan 2006
    Schemes of a Beauty 2010
    The Royal Harem 2011
     
  8. x0unerthanlater

    x0unerthanlater ℒazy Ðragon

    I grew up on Chinese shows! I watched so many, I can't even name them all. For some, I remember scenes but can't place the titles, lol
     
    Wind & Cloud
    Demi Gods Semi Devils
    Eternal
    Chinese Paladin
    Journey To The West
    Legend of The Condor Heroes (Most/All)
     
    I must time travel to list them all, Lol - They were all awesome!
     
  9. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

    I just finished Treasure Venture. I really like that series. There were moments that were unnecessary and kind of lame, but overall I enjoyed it. Plus Nicky was handsome in there. Haha. So I will say, thus far Treasure Venture is my most favorite Chinese series.
     
  10. aikoden

    aikoden ♥DREAMER♥ Staff Member

    ^ You should watch Nicky's other works too.  He was so cute in Treasure Venture, love him and Vicky <3
     
     
    As for my list... I can list on and on.. but these will have to be my favorites. (Not in any order)
     
    Mars
    Black & White
    Fated to Love You
    Love/Return of the Condor Heroes (2006) - Huang Xiao Ming & Liu Yi Fei's version.
    Princess Returning Pearl
    Romance in the Rain
    Shanghai Bund - Huang Xiao Ming's version
    Chinese Paladin - HuGe & Liu Yi Fei
    Bu Bu Jing Xi
    Young Warriors of the Yang Clan (2006) - HuGe, Peter Ho...
     
  11. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

     
    I would LOVE to watch ALL of Nicky's works, BUT it wouldn't be of any use since I won't understand anything. HAHA. Oh how I wish they would release Eng subs for all Chinese series. I have seen two of his other series though: Scarlet Heart and Iron Fisted Drifter. Scarlet Heart because it was the first one in which I found with English subs. Iron Fisted Drifter because I'm a sucker for action packed Nicky...I watched it without subs and still managed to enjoy it. HAHA. Since I remember that I've also seen this one and enjoyed it, I'll say it's also on my list of favorites. HEHE. Actually despite not understanding every little detail I actually like the story line, characters, and soundtrack more than Treasure Venture...so I have to say IFD is my favorite thus far. :ghehe: Me and my indecisiveness. 
     
    I've checked out MOST of Nicky's works (by that I mean the endings to his TV Series hehe) and found that he doesn't usually get happy endings...in terms of getting with the leading lady. Either she dies, he dies or something happened that prevents them from being together. That really sucks. 
     
  12. aikoden

    aikoden ♥DREAMER♥ Staff Member

     
    True that, true that.
     
  13. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

     
    Haha. I think only 1/3, maybe not even a third of his series have a happy ending. I wonder why he chooses such scripts. And you know what, after his divorce none of his series thereon after have a happy ending...at least I don't think so. Maybe he doesn't believe in love/happy endings anymore. Oh my poor Nicky.
     
  14. thatsouthernasianchick

    thatsouthernasianchick sarNie Adult

    Flying Fox of the Snowy Mountains is superb. And I'm talkin bout the one with Sunny Chan.
     
  15. hsdsfan

    hsdsfan sarNie Hatchling

    Have you watched the 1985 one with Ray? That one is really good too. Speaking of Nicky, my favourite series of his was Xiao Shiyi Lang and I also like him in At The Threshold of an Era even though he wasn't the main lead. 
     
  16. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

     
    I've seen clips of Xiao Shiyi Lang, but I'm not very fond of the hairstyles and wardrobe in there. If there are subs though I wouldn't hesitate to watch it. HAHA.
     
  17. narkrakdin24^^

    narkrakdin24^^ sarNie Adult

    Return of the Condor Heroes and Chinese Paladin both with Yi Fei have won my heart.
     
  18. hsdsfan

    hsdsfan sarNie Hatchling

    Haha. I know the wardrobe and hairstyles were awful but can never expect much from CTV. Nicky and Athena were a really cute pairing. I'll search around to see if there's any subtitles. 
     
  19. phatman

    phatman POPE's #1 MIA LUANG

    Yeah, they were a cute pair. I've been searching every where, but nothing. I did stumble upon this website that did a short summary of each episode though. I haven't finished yet because I didn't really understand what was going on. Haha.
     
  20. D~D

    D~D sarNie Adult

    Romance in the Rain ( zhao wei + ? )
    Treasure Venture ( Nicky + zhao wei)
    Warrior of the Yang Clan (alec + chae rim)
    Agean Sea (alec + chae rim)
    Devil Beside You (Rainie and Mike)
    Fated to Love You ( ? + ?) ..Lol !!!
     

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