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Who doesn’t love super addictive Chinese romantic dramas? Especially if they are set in a school. This top 12 list features the funniest and most popular Chinese dramas set in school or college. Watch the trailers for these dramas and vote in the poll for your favorite series.
Top 12 Chinese School Romantic Dramas
- About Is Love
- Love at First Sight
- A Love So Beautiful
- Accidentally In Love
- Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me
- My Fairy girl
- Proud of Love
- Long Riyi, It’s All Over With Your Season? (Dragon Day, You're Dead)
- My Huckleberry Friends
- Never Gone: So You Are Still Here
- I Won’t Be Bullied By Girls
- One and Another Him
12. One and Another Him
A 17-year-old girl falls in love with her math teacher, a genius with a high IQ. Unfortunately, she finds only heartbreak as she understands it’s an impossible love. Some time passes by, and our heroine learns to let go of the past. However, she still recalls the memories of heartbreak and can’t love someone again. Well, she thinks that way until one day she meets another intellectual – a handsome and genius math teacher! She finds herself drawn into a new (sort of) romance.
If you are looking for an entertaining Chinese school romantic drama, give this one a shot. Watch One and Another Him and solve the mystery of why both a cold, brilliant soul and a friendly soul live in the body of one genius.
11. I Won’t Get Bullied by Girls
This drama revolves around Ye Lin, a troublemaker who was bullied by a girl in his youth. He isn't willing to be bullied anymore, so he works on himself and grows up to be a fine young man. Several years later, he finds out that the girl who bullied him transfers to the same school where he studies. Terrified by her actions in the past, Ye Lin becomes cold-hearted and indifferent to her. At the same time, the girl realizes she has always had a crush on him. However, it’s not that easy to win his heart now.
If you are looking for a drama related to love, friendship, and high school life in general, I Won’t Get Bullied by Girls will become an enjoyable watch for you. It's quite cheesy, but it will be a good watch for those who want something easy to watch.
10. Never Gone: So You Are Still Here
Based on the novel of the same name, Never Gone centers on the story of two classmates in high school. They are two total opposites, and not just in their personalities. Their family backgrounds are also different. So, even after they finally start dating, the relationship doesn't last very long. A few years later after their separation, they meet once again.
You will like the strong and willful personalities of the main characters who seem to be complete opposites. You will see how their thoughts and goals change throughout the series. It’s interesting to watch the characters’ development. If you want to experience a roller coaster of emotions, give this series try.
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9. My Huckleberry Friends
This one is the next adapted drama (after With You). My Huckleberry Friends is based on a trilogy of books written by Ba Yue Chang An. If you have read the novels or watched With You, you'll want to see the spinoff. It revolves around Yu Zhou and Lin Yang, who become friends on the first day of primary school. Unfortunately, Lin Yang’s parents don’t allow him to see his friend anymore because of some rumors. After entering high school, the girl escapes from him and her many other classmates. Some time passes, and Yu Zhou meets her friend again. Should she be happy or sad about it? What hardships are waiting for them?
The series tells a lot about how students are brought up in China. Yet, With You and My Huckleberry Friends differ in one aspect. The latter series places greater emphasis on the students’ life outside of school. This drama is your cup of tea if you think you like watching dramas with relationship issues of students. There are also a lot of their academic accomplishments and failures, problems with personal traumas, and social status.
8. Dragon Day, You're Dead
Adapted from the novel written by youth writer Xiao Nizi, Dragon Day, You're Dead centers on the love story of a top student and a school devil. So, if you are looking for a lighthearted, funny romantic story, give this Chinese drama a try. However, there will be a few tears as it’s far from those series where every episode equals crying and tearing your heart apart.
7. Proud of Love
Proud of Love revolves around two college students. One of them is majoring in dance and the other one is an aloof engineering major. Can you imagine if these people swapped their souls? Well, there’s nothing impossible in this series. One day, our two main characters swap their souls while looking in some mysterious mirror. So, a dancer finds herself in the body of an engineering student and vice versa. How crazy is that?
If you want to watch an entertaining, short, and funny Chinese drama that will give you good laughs, give this series a try. The series doesn’t take itself too seriously. The comedy gets better and better until the end.
6. My Fairy Girl
Here’s the drama that will enchant you in every possible way. My Fairy Girl tells us the story of 2000-year-old demons. They come close enough to achieving their immortality. Yet, before that happens, they are given a mission to complete. They both have to come to the human realm and find a human who will marry one of them within 100 days. Only then can they pass to the realm of immortals. So, if you are looking for a romantic and hilarious story, this one is a good choice for you.
5. Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me
Based on a popular novel by Jin Xia Mo, Master Devil Do Not Kiss Me is one of the best Chinese school romance dramas on the list. Is it a coincidence or a twist of fate that throws a milk delivery girl together with Prince Charming? Out of the blue, a tragedy happens, and the girl becomes orphaned and homeless. Her mother’s dying request was that the Han family would take her in until she reaches university age.
The family not only fulfills the wish but insists on the girl attending the exclusive private school their family rules over. Countless scrapes arise since not everyone in school likes their new classmate. Moreover, the heir of the family, the Master Devil himself, likes her the least. Is it possible that the new environment doesn’t scare off the girl? Can she possibly win friends? Or even turn the bitter adversity between her and Master Devil into something much sweeter?
Looking for a romantic comedy-drama? Congratulations! You’ve found a perfect one. This one is enjoyable, light-hearted, and addictive to watch.
4. Accidentally In Love
Chinese rom-com Accidentally in Love tells us about the daughter from a rich household. She wants to avoid an arranged marriage and find her true love herself. So, on her wedding day, she enrolls in the college where her parents studied! The girl wants to find out more about how they died. With her appearance and name changed, she tries to blend with her new classmates. Will she have a chance to find real love there?
Put this drama into your watch list if you want to watch something sweet, funny, romantic, but not too dramatic.
3. A Love So Beautiful
A Love So Beautiful starts with high school classmates who also happen to be neighbors. They go to school together every day, and mutual feelings eventually develop. However, everything changes one day when a new boy comes to school.
This one is for you if you are searching for a good and sweet Chinese drama with a simple storyline. If you like dramas that take place during high school life, this is also your cup of tea.
2. Love at First Sight
This series is based on the Chinese novel I Don’t Like This World, I Only Like You by Qiao Yi (which is also based on the true story of its author and her husband). Love at First Sight tells the story of two high school classmates. They are different, but they form a strong bond. They make a promise to study abroad together after graduation, but they don’t keep it. A sudden emergency ruins their plans and they lose touch. Several years later, they are reunited. Will they be willing to accept their feelings for each other?
This Chinese high school drama will make you cry, laugh, and learn a lot. Make sure you check it out!
1. About Is Love
This drama isn’t exactly set in a school. It revolves around the president of a company and an 18-year-old art student. About Is Love tells the story of Wei Qing, who develops a severe case of OCD that affects his life. He cannot interact with women in any possible way. However, he doesn’t give up as he desperately searches for a woman that can save him. Years pass by, but he discovers that he is fine around Zhou Shi, an art student.
If you are into the romance genre and are looking for a good story with stunning chemistry between all the actors, don’t hesitate and give this series a shot. All three couples in the story (supporting actors) deliver good individual narratives, so you will be invested in them as well.