10 Best Taiwan Dramas

Tuesday, March 1 by Annette Smith

The 10 best Taiwan dramas are romantic comedies that aired between 2001 and 2010. Known as TDrama or TWDrama, Taiwan dramas refer to television programs or TV mini-series. Popular throughout Asia, Taiwanese dramas are especially popular in Mandarin-speaking regions across China.

Listed in order of broadcast date, here are the ten best Taiwan dramas to borrow from your video rental store. Many of the programs are also available for online viewing.

  1. “Meteor Rain.” The earliest Taiwan drama on the list is “Meteor Rain,” a romantic drama based on a Japanese manga series. This popular television drama stars Jerry Yan, Vanness Wu, and Ken Chu.
  2. “Devil Beside You.” “Devil Beside You” is a 2005 Taiwan drama based on another Japanese romance manga. Starring Rainie Yang, Mike He, and Kingone Wang, the television series revolves around a love triangle.
  3. “It Started With A Kiss.” “It Started With A Kiss” is a Taiwan television series from 2005. Also based on a Japanese manga series, this romantic comedy stars Ariel Lin, Joe Cheng, and Jiro Wang.
  4. “The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog.” “The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog” is a 2005 Taiwanese drama starring Qiao En Chen, Ming Dow, and Shao-wei Wang. The focus of the story is a self-centered hotel heir who changes when an accident causes his memory loss–and he falls in love with a poor girl longing for wealth.
  5. “Corner With Love.” “Corner With Love” is a 2006 Taiwan drama starring Show Luo, Barbie Hsu, and Lu Jia Xin. This romantic comedy follows the lives of a wealthy girl, a frustrated young artist, and his rival.
  6. “My Lucky Star.” “My Lucky Star” is a Taiwan drama starring Jimmy Lin, Yoo Ha Na, and Leon Jay Williams. The 2007 television series is about a con artist who becomes a jewelry designer with inspiration from a runaway jewelry empire master.
  7. “Destiny Love.” “Destiny Love” is also known as “You’re My Destiny” and “Fated To Love You.” This popular 2008 drama stars Ching-Tien Juan, Qiao En Chen, and Chu-he Chen in the tale of an ordinary girl who marries a handsome man after she becomes pregnant during a one night stand.
  8. “Miss No Good.” The Taiwan drama “Miss No Good” follows a bubbly Taiwanese girl with her own sense of style. The 2008 romantic comedy stars Rainie Yang, Will Pan, and Tatsuo Dean Fujioka.
  9. “Rolling Love.” “Rolling Love” is a 2008 romantic comedy starring Genie Cho, Huang Wan Bo, and Albee Huang. It tells the story of a world-renown chef and a local fry cook who fall in love with the same girl.
  10. “Down With Love.” “Down With Love” completes the list of ten best Taiwan dramas. This new show from 2010 revolves around a divorce lawyer, his brother’s orphaned children, and the nanny who takes care of them. The drama stars Jerry Yan and Ella Chen.
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COMMENTS

  1. March 1, 2011 8:55 pm

    Lei

    “Meteor Rain” – do only mean the special? Or do you actually mean, Meteor Garden (based on Hana Yori Dango manga).

    Nice list. I’ve seen most of the dramas here except Rolling Love and Down with Love. Maybe I’ll check them out soon.


  2. March 1, 2011 8:55 pm

    Esmnem

    why not include next stop happiness…..