Article: Top 10 Chinese Melodramas

Melodramas touch our hearts deeply, they excel in weaving heartwarming stories that bring us to tears. Sometimes we do not want happy endings or a smooth-sailing romance, but the perfect melodrama to get us in the feels. Get your tissues ready as I recommend the top 10 Chinese melodramas that'll take you ugly sob.

1. Go Ahead

Prepare to cry as you watch this renowned Chinese melodrama. Ling Xiao, He Zi Qiu, and Li Jian Jian, three unrelated but close persons, form their own families as they face life's obstacles. It's an emotional rollercoaster that will leave you in tears.

2. Ruyi’s Royal Love In The Palace

With this extremely popular Chinese melodrama, expect an emotional rollercoaster that will break you. Ruyi, a tenacious consort, rises through the royal ranks only to face dangerous court politics. Even as Empress, she is threatened by greedy people. Her relationship with the male lead also gets strained. Be prepared to cry, especially at the heartbreaking ending.  The acting is really good and will keep you hooked.

3. Well- Intended Love

A struggling actress with leukemia enters a secret marriage with a CEO to save her life and career. Amidst saddening misunderstandings, their love blooms against all odds. You will get attached to the characters and will need tissues for this heart-wrenching melodrama while hoping for a happy ending. It is available on Netflix to stream.

4. Road Home

Gui Xiao and Lu Yan Chen met as youngsters and fell deeply in love, but life took them on separate paths. As they attempt a long-distance romance, they gradually drift apart, cueing the melodrama. Years later, fate pulls them together again. This moving melodrama is a mature romance that will tug at your heartstrings. You will be rooting for the leads and their happiness.

5. Sword Snow Stride

The unusual successor to the king, Xu Feng Nian, confronts hurdles as he rises to power in Northern Liang. Along with him are martial artists Nan Gong Pu She and Jiang Ni, a vengeful princess. She is badass, and you will fall for her character quickly. This melodrama guarantees tears and heartbreaking moments. You will be hooked despite the sad scenes.

6. The Rebel Princess

Wang Xuan and Xiao Qi enter a loveless marriage for power and security but end up falling in love as they fight to protect their hometown. This drama is the perfect arranged marriage romance and will tug at your emotions and bring tears to your eyes with its family issues, and dangers to the leads’ love. This drama will break your heart, and leave you a sobbing mess.

7. South Wind Knows

Initially, Fu Yun Shen and Zhu Jiu clashed during a medical rescue effort. They later reunite, and love blossoms. They are true soulmates, but their relationship meets great hurdles due to unexpected discoveries and a gut-wrenching past. This compelling melodrama will pull at your emotions and leave you in tears. It is a top-rated show, and the acting and chemistry of the leads are off the charts.

8. The Rise Of Phoenixes

Feng Zhi Wei, our female lead, is disguised as a man and climbs to power while remaining loyal to the Emperor and falling in love with Prince Ning Yi. Their love meets numerous challenges amid political conflicts. The performances of Chen Kun and Ni Ni will have you in tears as they bring to life the tremendous passion and bond between these soulmates. Keep your tissues nearby, you will need a lot.

9. The Forbidden Flower

He Ran and Xiao Han, both from different backgrounds and with a huge age gap, find refuge and hope in one other's embrace. Their love will tug at your heartstrings, set against the vibrant beauty of Xiao Han's flower shop. This tearjerker will have you sobbing uncontrollably. The chemistry is sizzling and you will love every moment of this melodrama.

10. The Wolf

A wolf kid turned prince reunites with his childhood sweetheart amid political instability in this gripping melodrama. Their love story unfolds against a backdrop of conflict and secrets. The melodrama is not all that tragic, so if you don't want a heavy melodrama, this is the perfect choice. The acting and production are fantastic and you will be hooked on this gripping drama.