Top 20 Chinese Drama 2018 and Where to Watch with English Sub

2019-01-10 21:35:54 / Posted by Connie Wisley to Video Follow @ Connie

These years, as we get to know China and its culture deeper and deeper, Chinese dramas become quite popular both in east and west countries. The year of 2018 has ended, but we may haven’t finished all those hot Chinese Drama in the past year. Here we collect a list of best Chinese drama 2018 and show you where to watch these Chinese drama with English subtitles. Also, an easy tutorial to download Chinese dramas for offline watching is included. 

Top 20 Chinese Drama 2018 to Watch

#1 Story of Yan Xi Palace (延禧攻略)

Release Date: Jul 19th, 2018
Category: Palace Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, drama3sonline, kissasian, fastdrama, Amazon, kseries, etc.

Brief Introduction:
The story is about a palace maid named Yinluo Wei, entered the Forbidden City to find the truth behind her elder sister’ death. With the help of the Empress, who is kindhearted and generous, Yinluo managed to survive in the Palace full of conspiracies and won her love. 

yanxi

#2 Ashes of Love (香蜜沉沉烬如霜)

Release Date: Aug 2nd, 2018
Category: Fantasy Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, Netfilx, Dailymotion, drama3sonline, kseries, dramafast, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Jinmi, the daughter of Flower Goddess, who is destined to suffer a great love trial met and saved the life of Heavenly Emperors’ second son--- Xufeng. Gradually, Xufeng fell in love with Jinmi. Yet, Xufeng’s elder brother tricked them 2 to become enemies, and Xufeng went astray. To stop the fight between these 2 brothers, Jinmi scarified herself but later reborn thanks to Xufeng’ s true love to her.

ashes of love

#3 Legend of Fuyao (扶摇)

Release Data: Jun 18th, 2018
Category: Fantasy Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: Youtube, Viki, kissasian, kseries, drama3sonline, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Fuyao, a girl who was cursed since her birth, started her journey across the Five Kingdoms to gather magical artifacts that could remove the curse. On the journey, she met Crown Prince of Tianquan---WuJi Zhangsun and fell into love with each other when fighting together to beat other evil forces. Also, Fuyao finally came to know her real identity.

fuyao

#4 Legend of Yun Xi (芸汐传)

Release Date: Jun 25th, 2018
Category: Alternative History
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kissasian, asiannice, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Yunxi Han, the daughter of an imperial doctor, who is quite skilled at detoxifying poisons, was arranged to marry Feiye Long, the brother of Emperor of Tian Ning. To rescue her mother, Yunxi promised the Empress to be her spy and find out the identity of Feiye Long. As times go by, Feiye Long starts to admire Yunxi due to her expertise as a doctor, also due to her wisdom and kindheartedness in a series of events. 

yunxi

#5 Ruyi’s Royal Love in the Palace (如懿传)

Release Date: Au 20th, 2018
Category: Palace Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, drama3sonline, kseries, newasiontv, etc.

Brief Introduction:
When Qianlong becomes the Emperor, he made Ruyi as the imperial concubine Xian, due to their bond since young age. They helped each other and survived through numerous political conspiracies, but later Ruyi found that the trust between them 2 was disappearing and their relationship was irreparable. Anyway, Ruyi still sticks to her love to Qianlong and fulfills her obligations as the Empress until her death. 

ruyi

#6 The Rise of Phoenixes (天盛长歌)

Release Date: Au 14th, 2018
Category: Alternative History
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Netflix, Viki, newasiantv, drama3sonline, wallasian, fastdrama, kissasian, etc.

Brief Introduction:
To beat down his enemies and bring the Tiansheng Kingdom back to be stable and prosperous, the 6th prince of Tiansheng---Yi Ning built a secret information network run by Qingming Academy. While, Zhiwei Feng who was expelled from her house for being wrongly accused of a crime joined the Qingming Academy by disguising as a man. Later Yi Ning fell in love with Zhiwei due to her talent and knowledge, but ends in tragedy.

phoenix

#7 All out of Love (凉生,我们可不可以不忧伤)

Release Date: Sep 17th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, newasiantv, drama3sonline, kseries, kissasian, asiannice, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Jiangsheng and her elder step-brother Liangsheng had a hard childhood but still leant on each other. After a car accident when they were in college, Liangsheng was badly injured and disappeared. Jiangsheng spent days and nights to find her elder brother, which made Tianyou Cheng fall in love with this special girl. As Liangsheng reappeared and was found to have a severe illness, Jiangsheng scarified her love to take care of Liangsheng, but later to realize her true love to Tianyou Cheng and finally summoned the courage to stay with him. 

all out of love

#8 Accidentally in Love (惹上冷殿下)

Release Date: Aug 8th, 2018
Category: School Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kseries, Netflix, newasiantv, drama3sonline, kissasian, etc.

Brief Introduction:
The popular singer Feng Situ, who is indifferent to everything, decides to back to school and meets Qingqing Chen. There happens a lost of funny things between them and gets them closer and closer.

accidently in love

#9 When We Were Young (人不彪悍枉少年)

Release Date: Nov 22nd, 2018
Category: School Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, newasiantv, asiannice, etc.

Brief Introduction:
The story tells those bitter and sweet days in the senior year about 5 members from the team “Feiche”.

when we were young

#10 Guardian (镇魂)

Release Date: Jun 13th, 2018
Category: Fantasy Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, newasiantv, kissasian, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Millions of years later on earth, there appear lots of mutated spices. The planet is divided into 3 tribes, Haixing people, Yashou spirits and Dixing people with supernatural powers. To maintain the peace on the planet, Yunlan Zhao from Haixing and Wei Shen(also Black Robe envoy) from Dixing help each other and fight back. The TV show is based on a BL novel, but the drama focuses on friendship to adhere to rules from China’s broadcasting bureau.

guardian

#11 Negotiator (谈判官)

Release Date: Feb 4th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, newasiantv, fastdrama, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Wei Tong, the youngest and most brilliant negotiator of the US-China Business Council is employed to work for Xiaofei Xie’s company. Xiaofei Xie, the only child from a wealthy Chinese-American family but has no interest in his family business. Being sad and mad to get no support from his family to pursue his own dream, he keeps confronting Wei Tong. But after the family business crisis, they 2 established a romantic relationship.

negotiator   

#12 Mr Right (恋爱先生)

Release Date: Jan 12th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, newasiantv, fastdrama, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Hao Cheng, a dentist from an advanced dental hospital, likes to give advices on how to start a relationship with woman but himself never fall into love with someone. Yue Luo, who has suffered a lot from past relationships hates men like Hao Cheng very much, come to see a dentist and meet Hao Cheng. Later they come to know each other better and turn into a romance. 

mr right

#13 Sweet Dream (一千零一夜)

Release Date: Jun 25th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, Dailymotion, kseries, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Lingqi Ling, who works in a floral technology company has a crush onto the famous florist Hai Bo but always feel inferior to confess her love to Hai Bo, even stops her from pursuing her dreams. One day when she and Hai Bo joined a bracelet test designed to improve sleeping quality, she was given the power to enter Hai Bo’s dream, where she helped Hai Bo to overcome his childhood traumas. And Lingqi Ling realized she should try to be brave, finally she made it.

sweet dream

#14 Meteor Garden (流星花园)

Release Date: Jul 9th, 2018
Category: School Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Netflix, kseries, Viki, kissasian, newasiantv, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Shancai Dong is a common but super optimistic girl with a dream to expand her family business. After she was enrolled by her dream school, she met the star of the school and offended him, then their life won’t be as quite as before.

meteor garden

#15 Sumer’s Desire (泡沫之夏)

Release Date: May 8th, 2018
Category: Romance Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kissasian, newasiantv, asiannice, Dailymotion, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Xiamo, an orphan since her childhood keeps pursuing her acting dream while taking care of her sick brother. After winning the second place in a contest, she came to public and became more and more popular, even got the chance to play in a TV series produced by the company of Chen Ou. They 2 went through a lot and finally embraced a happy love ending. 

summer desire

#16 Ever Night (将夜)

Release Date: Oct 31st, 2018
Category: Fantasy Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kissasian, kseries, newasiantv, asiannice, etc.

Brief Introduction:
A story about Que Ning and his maiden Sang Sang trying to protect the common people.

ever night

#17 Here to Heart (温暖的弦)

Release Date: Apr 30th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, Netflix, Dailymotion, kissasian, kseries, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Nuan Wen and Nanxian Zhan were used to be a couple but split due to misunderstandings. After quitting her decent job in England, she comes back to work for Zhan and tries to recover their relationship.

here to heart

#18 Women in Beijing (北京女子图鉴)

Release Date: Apr 10th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, etc.

Brief Introduction:
The graduate, Keyi Chen decides to make her life in Beijing. The life in Beijing is never easy but she never stops fighting for better life.

in beijing

#19 The Way We Were (归去来)

Release Date: May 14th, 2018
Category: Modern Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kseries, newasian, asiannice, fastdrama, etc.

Brief Introduction:
6 students study abroad and become the elite of their field. Facing the crime their parents have committed, Qing Xiao chose justice over her love to Che Shu.

the way we were

#20 Great Expectations (远大前程)

Release Date: Apr 1st, 2018
Category: Period Drama
Episodes with Eng Sub Available on: YouTube, Viki, kseries, newasian, asiannice, fastdrama, etc.

Brief Introduction:
Sanyuan Hong went to the big city Shanghai with his mother and friend for better life, but involved in several risky events and survived. Though he managed to live a perfect life, he realized he has some great expectations to his own life.

great expectations

 

Best Websites to Free Watch Chinese Drama 2018 with English Subtitle

To watch best Chinese Drama 2018 online free, here we list following websites for your choice.

#1 YouTube

YouTube is the largest platform to watch online videos, including Chinese Dramas with English subtitles, even the original videos. 

If you cannot find the resources on other popular Chinese drama websites, try to search on YouTube, the resources may not be well organized under category, but you are much likely to find an available resource.

youtube

#2 Viki

It is a global TV site for millions of drama lovers to discover, watch, even share popular works. You can find Korean, Chinese, Japanese and other TV series with English subtitle on the website.

Not only limited to best Chinese drama 2018, you can also find the newest and earlier top dramas on this platform for online watching.

viki

#3 Netflix

For the reason of booming TV market in China, Netflix starts to pick up more and more Chinese dramas. Chinese drama 2018 on the Netflix are always offered with high-quality videos and English subtitles.

But comparing with other websites, there is less recourse for Chinese drams, since there are large investment to broad copyright-protected Chinese dramas. 

netflix

#4 drama3sonline

A platform allowing users to watch movies and dramas from 13 countries, includes Chinese, Korean, Japanese, USA, Thailand, etc.

The dramas load fast and the web-page is user friendly for users to switch between different episodes.

drama3sonline

#5 Kseries.net

It offers Korean, Chinese, Japanese dramas, also includes some reality show and animation. Nearly all the best Chinese Drama 2018 can be watched free on this website.

kseries

#6 Kissasian

As its name refers, this website offers popular dramas or other resources from Asian countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Japan, North Korea, etc.

Though the drama list is not the most updated, you can find some hot ones that enjoy large popularity all over the world. Even, you are allowed to download the videos.

kissasian

#7 newasiantv

Another website to watch dramas from Asian countries. It does offers a long Chinese drama list, but some of the Chinese dramas 2018 are raw without English subtitles. Therefore, before playing the dramas, check out the videos are raw in mandarin or embedded with English subtitles.

newasiantv

 

How to Download Chinese Drama 2018 with English Sub for Offline Watch?

For users who want to download Chinese drama 2018 with English subtitles from YouTube or other websites, you will need a video downloader. Here for Mac and Windows users, we give out the following tutorial. While, for iPhone or Android users, you can find the app in the application store and choose the top-rated one to download.

Download Chinese Drama 2018 with English Sub on Mac

The video downloader we utilize to download Chinese drama 2018 on above-mentioned websites (including YouTube, Viki, etc) is Cisdem Video Converter.

Cisdem Video Converter is a powerful video tool to download, edit, convert  even to share videos on mac. 

  • Play videos
  • Download videos from YouTube, Dailymotion, Vemeo, Viki and other 1000+ sites;
  • Edit videos: Trim, crop, merge, add watermark/subtitle/effects, rotate, etc;
  • Convert audio and videos to different media formats;
  • Rip DVD with ease
  • Share videos directly online to YouTube or other social media platforms;

How to Download Chinese Drama 2018 with Cisdem?

(Here we recommend to download from YouTube or Viki)

Step 1. Download and install Cisdem Video Converter on Mac.

Step 2. Go to “Download” interface (the 2nd interface).

cisdem video downloader

Step 3. Copy the Chinese drama URL from YouTube or Viki, then paste to the address field of Cisdem.

Step 4. Once the download finishes, you can choose to edit or convert for your personal use. Or you can click the play icon to watch the drama immediately.

download with cisdem

Download Chinese Drama 2018 with English Sub on Windows

Any Video Converter for Windows is the tool we recommend to download Chinese drama 2018 from YouTube, Viki or other websites on Windows PC.

It is similar to Cisdem Video converter and combines the feature to convert, download and edit videos. Even, it allows users to rip DVD and burn videos to DVD. 

The steps to download Chinese Drama 2018 on Windows are the same as that on Mac:

  1. Download and install Any Video Converter
  2. Click “Add URL” to paste the Chinese drama url.
  3. Once the download finishes, you can choose to convert or edit.

 

Extra Chinese Drama 2018 on the Top List

Also here are some other hot Chinese dramas 2018 that we want to recommend:

  1. Like a Flowing River(大江大河)
  2. The Years You Were Late(你迟到的许多年)
  3. Dr. Qin Medical Examiner 2(法医秦明2)
  4. The Drug Hunter(猎毒人)
  5. The Mask (面具)
  6. The Story of Zheng Yang Gate(正阳门下小女人)
  7. What If, Imagine Me Without You(假如没有遇见你)
  8. Fights Break Sphere(斗破苍穹)
  9. Perfect Youth (最美的青春)
  10. Never Gone(原来你还在这里)
  11. The Love Knot: His Excellency’s First Love(结爱,千岁大人的初恋)
  12. Old Boy(老男孩)
  13. Love Won’t Wait (如果,爱)
  14. Dark lord(夜天子)
  15. The Eternal Love II(双世宠妃2)

So, what is your favorite Chinese Drama 2018? Let us know in the comment.

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