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  • Writer's pictureMaryanne Roldan

5 Chinese Rom-Com Dramas To Binge Watch On A Long Haul Flight

We all know how long-haul flights can be a drag, and even being stuck in the departure area can be frustrating. Also, how can we forget possible long delays we might encounter? So if you know you will be feeling tired and stressed out from your long flight, why not come in prepared? There's no better way to do that than by watching sweet and funny dramas for a long haul. Take the time to unwind, open your screens and entertain yourself with some kilig content.

I know how hard it is to keep up with all of the new dramas popping up on Netflix and TikTok. So here's a short run-down of the best Rom-Com Chinese dramas I've seen. If you're new to the C-Drama world, then you've got a lot of catching up to do! But don't worry—I've got you covered because these dramas are also C-Drama rookie friendly! Get ready to laugh and fall in love with these dramas. And yes, they all have English subtitles!

1. Go Go Squid!

If you're a fan of e-sports and dramas,then this one is definitely for you!

After Han Shangyan, a cold professional esports mentor, got lost in a cybersecurity competition, he went to an internet cafe to cool off. Tong Nian is a bubbly computer science student who currently helps her cousin in the internet cafe Shangyan visited. She then immediately falls for him at first sight. This drama also shows a glimpse of what is happening in the esports cybersecurity world. This drama screams the "she fell first, but he fell harder" trope. Better add this to your list if you want a cheerful and lovey-dovey storyline to wind down. Also, the chemistry of the main couple is overflowing!

Where To Watch: Netflix, iQiyi App, and Croton Mega Hit (Youtube)

2. Put Your Head On My Shoulder

Next on the list is a light-hearted story that focuses on romance, college life, and dreams.

This is a coming-of-age drama about a carefree Si Tu Mo who meets the genius Physics student Wei Yi. Now, the love story starts when they accidentally end up living together. Gu tries hard to win Mo's love, but Mo is too slow to notice.

Where To Watch: Netflix and WeTV English (Youtube)

3. The Romance of Tiger and Rose

This drama is a fantasy and modern genre combined. It allows the audience to be able to enjoy it on different levels. And can I just say that this one has an interesting plot?

After falling into a deep sleep, Chen Xiaoqian finds herself transported into her screenplay. She becomes the main character she created. Right away, she meets the male lead, who is also the villain of her story. This sparks an ironic love story between two characters as they face numerous obstacles and trials along the way. After this strange occurrence, Chen Xiaoqian embarks on an incredible journey to survive and try to return to the real world.

Where To Watch: WeTV Malaysia (Youtube) and Tencent Video App

4. A Little Thing Called First Love

This next drama is your typical ordinary girl who falls head over heels for the most popular guy in school but trust me, it gets better.

Xia Miao Miao is an introverted art student who's new in town. She then meets his handsome and talented senior, Liang You Nian, suddenly creating an unexpected friendship and romance. This drama talks about young love, friendship, family, and self-love. Bonus: Wanna One's Lai Kuan Lin is the male lead in this drama!

Where To Watch: Netflix and Kukan Drama Channel (Youtube)

5. Love Is Sweet

To be honest, aren't we all suckers for Enemies to Lovers trope?

Jiang Jun joins a top investment company and reunites with her childhood best friend, Yuan Shuai. However, she discovers that the current Yuan Shuai is no longer her ally but her rival and boss. The chemistry between the main characters is off the charts. It is so easy to get caught up in the characters and their relationship with one another.

Where To Watch: iQiyi Philippines (Youtube)

You might be surprised by how much kilig you will feel watching these can be! We are always on the lookout for new shows that we think you will love. If there's a drama you feel like we should be watching, comment down below! We can't wait to add it to our long-haul flight watch list.



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