There is a very underrated genre in the Chinese drama world, and that is a tall boyfriend and short girlfriend genre. This is a very underrated trope in the drama land, and Chinese dramas have mastered this genre. There are many dramas in which the male lead is evidently taller than the female lead. Many viewers find this trope cute and always crave similar dramas. This height difference makes their interactions unique and adorable. From modern-day love stories to historical love epics, there are countless examples of this type of genre. Not only romantic dramas, we can also spot this trope in action and thriller dramas. So, here is the list of the top 10 Chinese dramas with tall boyfriends and short girlfriends.
1. My Little Happiness
My Little Happiness is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2021. The story revolves around an ambitious girl named Cong Rong, played by Xing Fei, who aspires to become a successful lawyer. But the problem was that her mother wanted her to study finance and move overseas. She then tricked her mother and stayed in China. She has to work as an intern in a hospital. There, she meets her childhood friend Wen Shao Qing, played by Tang Xiao Tian, who works as a surgeon in the same hospital. As the story progresses, their bickering relationship transforms into a romantic one. Apart from the plot and characters, their height difference makes the drama cute.
2. Please Feel At Ease, Mr. Ling
Please Feel at Ease Mr. Ling is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2021. The story revolves around Gu An Xin, played by Zhao Lu Si, who works as an ordinary delivery woman but has big dreams that are not ordinary. After some incidents, she brings home a man named Ling Yue, played by Liu Te, who has temporary memory loss due to an accident. Ling Yue is a hire of a wealthy business but is caught off-guard by his enemies. As the story progresses, they fall in love with each other.
3. Meeting You
Meeting You is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2020. The drama revolves around a guy named Nan Xi, played by Guo Jun Chen, who was an excellent student in class but struggled in social interaction and suffered from anxiety. On the other hand, we have Xia Rui, played by Wan Peng, who is the opposite of Nan Xi. She is very good at social interactions and is a social butterfly. Their path crossed as they fell in love with each other.
4. My Love Enlighten Me
My Love Enlighten Me is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2020. The plot revolves around a girl named Nuan Nuan, played by Eleanor Lee, a determined pop star. But her dreams came crashing down overnight when her group disbanded, and she had no further plans. She then meets Han Che, played by Leon Leong, a professional sound and light engineer with solid memory power. Their relationship soon transitioned to fondness as Nuan Nuan started to turn her career to the fashion industry, and both continued their lives.
5. Falling Into Your Smile
Falling into Your Smile is an all-time favorite drama of all Chinese drama lovers. This drama was released in 2021. The plot revolves around an e-sports team named ZGDPX. Due to some circumstances, one player on the team got a hand injury, and the team needed a replacement. Tong Yao, played by Chen Xiao, is an amateur gamer with good skills. After learning this, the manager of the ZGDPX contacted her and offered her to play for the team. He had two motives, the first one was, of course, a replacement in the team and the second reason was that it would act as a good PR as there would be an entry of a female gamer in a male-dominated game. It was pretty challenging to please Lu Si Chen, played by Xu Kai, the team’s captain. Tong Yao was hesitant at first but then agreed to join the team.
6. Put Your Head On My Shoulder
Put Your Head on My Shoulder also comes under the category of comfort drama for many drama lovers. This drama was released in 2019. The drama’s plot revolves around a girl named Si Tu Mo, played by Xing Fei, a graduating student who is confused and at a loss concerning her future. Her life then clashes with Gu Wei Yi, a genius in physics major. Due to some circumstances, they began to live together and soon fell in love. This drama was so popular that it has a Thai remake.
7. Meteor Garden
This 2018 drama is also another comfort drama for drama lovers. The story revolves around a girl named Dong Shan Cai, played by Shen Yue, who is an ordinary girl but somehow manages to get into a prestigious and elite college. She was bullied by a group of boys named F4, who were, notoriously known to be a rich spoilt brats. Especially Dao Ming Si, played by Dylan Wang, who was the kind of leader of the group and also the most arrogant one. But soon, their rocky relationship transitioned as the story progressed.
8. My Poseidon
My Poseidon is a fantasy drama released in 2019. The plot revolves around a girl named An Fei, played by Eleanor Lee, a scholar who has dreams of becoming a researcher and protecting the ocean. Her life turned when she met a man named Ye Hai, played by Leon Zhang. He not only rejected the project she had been working on but also claimed her as his wife. An Fei found him weird and crazy and decided to keep his distance from him. But she soon realized he was right all along as she started to remember her past relationship.
9. Forget You Remember Love
Forget You Remember Love is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2020. The story revolves around a man named Shan Jun Hao, played by Garvey Jin, a successful CEO of Senwell. Unfortunately, he meets with an accident and is rescued by a girl named Ye Qian Yu, played by Xing Fei. Shan Jun Hao suffered temporary memory loss, so Qian Yu took him in. Eventually, their relations grew, and both fell in love with each other. But their path was not easy and, had to face many challenges.
10. Love So Beautiful
Love So Beautiful is a romantic Chinese drama released in 2017. The story revolves around two high school classmates named Chen Xiao Xi, played by Shen Yue, and Jiang Chen, played by Hu Yi Tian. Xiao Xi had a crush on Yi Tian, the most handsome and genius guy in the school. They had some misunderstandings and were not on good terms at the end of their school. But as an adult, they cleared the misunderstandings.