Movies and dramas take the audience to another world. And if they are adaptations of any novel, then the viewer’s expectations and excitement are at their peak. But, that also means a greater responsibility, on the creators’ shoulder to give justice to the novel and its characters. Here are some great Chinese dramas adapted from the novel.
10. When A Snail Falls In Love
When A Snail Falls In Love is a 2016 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “When A Snail Loves” by Ding Mo. It is a story of a detective Ji Bai, and a new recruit, the criminal profiler Xu Xu. While solving the mysteries, both come to understand and respect each other. Love blooms amidst the Chaos.
9. Love Me If You Dare
Love Me If You Dare is a 2015 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “Close Your Eyes, Stay Close to Me” by Ding Mo. It is a thriller- mystery drama; that follows a brilliant criminal psychologist, Bo Jinyana, who can get into the minds of even the most mysterious and violent criminals; and his young assistant, Jenny Jian Yao. While solving the mystery behind the crime and the criminal, love blooms.
8. Go Go Squid!
Go Go Squid is a 2019 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “Stewed Squid with Honey” by Mo Bao Fei Bao. The story is about a former legend in the CTF cyber-security esports world Han Shang Yan, and a computer science genius and part-time online singer Tong Nian. This story takes us from their first meeting; to when they reached the pinnacle of their love and dream.
7. Intense Love
Intense Love is a 2020 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “Qing Shen Bu Ke Yi" by Liu Mang Xing. It is a story of a doctor and an actress; whose families have arranged their marriage. They both want to run from this arranged setting, but love finds them.
6. The Oath Of Love
The Oath Of Love is a 2022 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “Entrust the Rest of My Life to You” by Bo Lin Shi Jiang. The story is about a doctor Gu Wei, and a budding cellist Lin Zhi Xiao. It's a heartwarming story about how Gu and Lin, while handling their professional and personal life, mature and find happiness.
5. Love O2o
Love O2o is a 2016 Chinese drama; adapted from the web novel “A Slight Smile is Very Charming" by Gu Man. The series portrays how today's world is intertwined with the fast-growing virtual world. The story follows Xiao Nai and Bei Wei Wei. Both are studying computer science at the same college; but have never met in real life. They for the very first time, interact while playing an online game. Love o2o is a light-hearted drama that takes you to a dreamy world.
4. Boss & Me
Boss & Me is a 2014 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “Come and Eat, Shan Shan" by Gu Man. The story is about a black-bellied conglomerate president Feng Teng; and, a warm and bubbly girl, Xue Shan Shan. Feng Teng first met Shan Shan when she was asked, to donate blood for his sister. Shan Shan's naive and warm personality attracted Feng Teng; and their journey of love began.
3. Le Coup De Foudre
Le Coup De Foudre is a 2019 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel “I Don’t Like This World, I Only Like You” by Qiao Yi. Story is based on the life of the author Qiao Yi and her husband. Zhao Qiao Yi and Yan Mo have known and loved each other since their school days. But, the life had other plans for them. After school they got separated, and only met after four years. Drama not only shows their romance, but also their relationship with family and friends; and, how they deal with their responsibilities as adults.
2. You Are My Glory
You Are My Glory is a 2021 Chinese drama; adapted from the web novel “You’re My Glory" by Gu Man. The story is about a passionate aerospace engineer Yu Tu, and the shining star Qiao Jing Jing. They both were schoolmates, but their world was entirely different. The series show unrequited love, friendship, reunion, passion for the profession, and a happy ending.
1. The Untamed
The Untamed is a 2019 Chinese drama; adapted from the novel, "Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation” by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu. The story is about the power struggles among different clans; it shows the length human covers to satiate their power hunger. Wei Wu Xian and Lan Wang Ji are two talented disciples of respected clans. They met during cultivation training. From there, their journey of self-discovery began. They unravelled the secrets of the past and saved the world together.