27 Spy Chinese Drama To Watch Right Now

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27 Spy Chinese Drama To Watch Right Now
Spy Chinese Drama To Watch Right Now

Are you a drama lover? or have you just entered the world of dramas and looking for something best for starters that crisp up your day? Dramas are always fun to watch, it adds up a spicy element to our daily boring life and if that drama is full of mysteries and suspense then it feels a like cherry on top.

Drama curates the urge to know what will happen next and what twists and turns would take place. The stories always grab the interest of the viewers and make them fall in love with the characters. 

Well, Spy Chinese Dramas are what you should be looking for. Chinese Drama with its authentic culture, Powerpack fighting scenes, and beautiful on-point character portrayals is always successful in stealing the hearts of the viewers. They will undoubtedly leave a great impression on you. The story, plot, and sudden twists and turns of events that happen in these Spy Chinese Dramas will make you go crazy. 

Who doesn’t like suspense and mystery, action and thrillers? Spy dramas are like a powerhouse of action and intelligence that will literally give you goosebumps. 

However, if you are all set to explore and enter the world of spies and detectives and see some worth watching spy dramas, then here is the best-handpicked list of 27 Spy Chinese Dramas which will make you say, “woah! This is what I was looking for!”.

Spy Chinese drama.
Spy Hunters (Credits- Zhejiang TV)

27 Spy Chinese Drama to Watch Right Now!

Given Here is the list of 27 Spy Chinese drams to watch with their ratings and gist which will ease you to find the best pick for yourself and indulge in the world of mystery and suspense. 

1. Rookie Agent Rouge (2016)

Lan Yan Zhi, a student activist is the daughter of a wealthy banker’s family in Shanghai. She is very smart and has a sharp memory. she by mistake gets her hand on a letter from the Japanese Army in 1937.

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Rookie Agent Rouge (Credits- JSTV)

She gets misunderstood by for being a spy from the Japanese Army, by someone she liked. Her journey to prove her innocence and find out who the actual traitor is, then begins. But what will she do if it turned out to be her own family member?

Rookie Agent Rouge is a Historical Chinese Spy drama full of action and adventure with lots of mysteries to unfold. You can watch it on its original streaming network JSTV. 

  • Ratings: 8.2
  • Episodes: 45   
  • Original Network: JSTV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: September 27, 2016
  • Directed by: Yi Jun

2. Storm Eye (2021)

The drama Storm Eye depicts patriotism and how the officers do their best to serve their country. A special surveillance and investigation mission is given to Ma Shang who is a national security agent. Circumstances led to Ma Shang going all the way to Shaungqing City for a joint investigation with the city bureau. The code name for the operation is given the name ” Storm Eye “.

Storm Eye
Storm Eye Chinese drama (credits- Youku)   

She later realizes that the leader of the bureau action team was his high school classmate, An Jing who left without saying goodbye ten years ago. They both worked together as a team to find out the answers to the questions which would turn the tables and find the spy code-named ” Sleepman “. Will they be able to defend the dignity of their country?

The Chinese Spy drama Storm Eye is an action crime thriller with hidden mysteries to solve. If you are willing to watch it then, you can get it on its original streaming network Youku and is also available on Rakuten Viki for free.

  • Ratings: 7.8
  • Episodes: 40   
  • Original Network: iQIYI, Youku
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: February 23, 2021
  • Directed by: Jin Sha
  • Number of Seasons: 1

3. Autumn Cicada (2020)

The historical Chinese Drama Autumn Cicada brings us back to the year 1941 when East Asia is facing a dreadful war and in order to impose severe Japanese martial law imperial Japanese forces occupied Hongkong.

Autumn Cicada c-drama
Autumn Cicada (Credits- Rakuten Viki) 

Ye Chong, a young, devoted patriot was hired to go undercover as a double agent by the forces. His role is extremely dangerous and with lots of risks at every step he takes as a spy who was sent to the Japanese army to loosen the ties with Hong Kong. Many twists and turns make the situation lead to a game of life and death. 

The Chinese Spy Drama Autumn Cicada is a historical action-packed crime drama that will surely give you goosebumps as you watch. If you want to watch this Spy Chinese Drama right now, then you can find it on its original streaming channel IQIYI.

  • Ratings: 7.7
  • Episodes: 49   
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: May 4, 2020
  • Directed by: Fu Ning
  • Number of Seasons: 1

4. Spy Hunter (2019)

The drama takes us back to the early 1930s during spring when the Communist party had its eyes on Western Europe after they successfully set up communication stations in China. They gave the work to two of their trusted agents ‘Asthray’ and ‘Porcelain’.

Spy Chinese drama.
Spy Hunters (Credits- Zhejiang TV)

 This started the unraveled chain of hidden mysterious deals, secret betrayals and suspicious deaths, forbidden love, and unraveling between family members. 

Historical spy drama Spy Hunters is filled with lots of thriller action and is also a romance drama which makes it even more exciting to watch. So, if you are looking for something exciting to watch right now, this is the best option to start with and you can easily find it available on IQIYI and JSTV.

  • Ratings: 8.0/10
  • Episodes: 46   
  • Original Network: iQIYI, Youku
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 10th of January 2019
  • Screen Writer: Zang Yong
  • Number of Seasons: 1

5. The Glorious Era (2019)

An amazing intelligence and crime thriller drama is showcased turning out to be a masterpiece directed by Liu Hai Bo. The genre, historical crime thriller and mystery, and the way of portraying all the characters is what has led this drama to be a hit among all the dramas. 

The Glorious Era is set back before and after the founding of the PRC time period where the story revolves around the CCP spy, Zheng Chao Yang. A traitor found Zheng Yang’s identity and forced him to evacuate from the police station in order to keep his secret.

The Glorious Era
The Glorious Era (Credits- IQIYI)

While his escape he got his hands on an important secret list of KMT spies. The KMT sent the best team of spies with a code name ‘Tao Yuan.’ Tao Yuan is led by a spy code name ‘phoenix’ who is the older sibling of Chao Yang who is a well-known doctor.

Many interconnected links make it more and more interesting as the story goes on. This Spy Drama is full of twists and turns which will shock you. If you are eager to watch The Glorious Era, then you can find it on its original streaming network IQIYI and JSTV. 

  • Ratings: 9.0/10
  • Episodes: 46   
  • Original Network: iQIYI, JSTV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: October 13, 2019
  • Director: Liu Hai Bo
  • Number of Seasons: 1

6. Never Say Goodbye (2021)

Never say goodbye is another Very interesting Chinese Drama with a very attractive storyline and beautiful romance portrayed in it by the main cast which includes Ren Jia Lun and Janine Chang. The genre of this C-drama is Action, Romance, and Crime which is very well shown by the writer of this drama Chen Xue.

The story depicts Li Yuan Wen’s wrongdoings three years ago which led to the death of his fiancé and a member of the drug force, and he also loses his friend, Rong Yao who was also going to be his brother-in-law. This dreadful chain of events left him completely disheartened. 

Never say goodbye
Never say goodbye (Credits – IQIYI)

Rong Yao becomes the captain of the force in the present time and is assigned to support Group K’S undercover Mu Qing who is actually Li Yuan Wen. Dealing with their past and understanding the current scenario, the two of them have to work together and catch the criminal to serve justice. 

On the other note, there is a beautiful love story between Li Yuan Wen and Ou Ke Xin. The Chinese drama Never say goodbye has been very well known, and many viewers enjoyed watching it. If you want to watch it, then you can find it easily on its original streaming platform IQIYI for free. 

  • Ratings: 7.9/10
  • Episodes: 47   
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: June 22, 2021
  • Screen Writer: Chen Xue
  • Number of Seasons: 1
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7. Sparrow (2016)

If you are a Novel lover and are interested in Dramas based on novels, then this is what you should be looking for. Sparrow is an eminent Chinese spy drama to watch, and its name is also taken up from the name of the Novel “Sparrow” which is also the name of the lead character.

The novel is written by Hai Fei and the Star cast of the drama which include Li Yi Feng, Zhou Dong Yu, Zhang Yu Li, and Zhang Ruo Yun portrayed the character they played, very well. 

Sparrow c-drama
Sparrow C-drama (Credits- IMDb)

The drama takes its viewers to Shanghai, back in the Revolutionary time. Chen Shen is a secret spy under the special Operation director Bi Zhong Liang at the time of the republican revolution. Among the agents, the code name was given ” sparrow”.

He is on a very important mission on which the future of China relies. What is it and how will they defeat the invading Japanese army is indeed very exciting to watch. 

It has an intriguing end which will make you more curious. The perfect novel-based Spy drama Sparrow is available on its Original Streaming Network Hunan Tv and also available on the Rakuten Viki app (If available in your country).  

  • Ratings: 9.2/10
  • Episodes: 61   
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: September 5, 2016
  • Director: Zhou Yuan Zhou, Jin Chen
  • Number of Seasons: 1

8. The Disguiser (2015) 

Yet another very famous novel-based C-drama that has another level of fanbase receiving top ratings and millions of views on all its streaming platforms. The Disguiser is a Spy drama that can be called a perfect action-packed crime thriller which you will be thrilled to watch no matter if you love this type of genre lover or not. 

The star cast of the drama includes Hu Ge as Ming Tai, Jin Dong as Ming Lou, and Wang Tai as Ming Cheng. Based on the novel spy war on shanghai Bond, The Disguiser features a story that takes the viewers to the time period of the Japanese occupation era and portrays a combination of emotions like betrayal, friendship, and romance.

The Disguiser
A still from The Disguiser Episode 8 (Credits- Rakuten Viki)

A young college student Ming Tai played by Hu Ge, belonged to a wealthy family and is abducted by Wang Tian Feng who is a Nationalist Government Leader. He then got trained as a spy and joined the communist party to carry out party missions.

Ming Tai’s adopted older brother is also a double spy agent. Would both the Ming brothers be able to work together and be successful in putting an end to the Japanese occupation and defeating their enemies?

The Disguiser will surely be the series that even you would like to recommend to others. You can get to watch this drama on its original streaming network Hunan tv and also on Rakuten Viki if available in your country.

  • Ratings: 9.4/10
  • Episodes: 48   
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 31st of August 2015
  • Director: Li Xue
  • Number of Seasons: 1

9. Love in Han Yuan (2018)

The drama revolves around a socialite living in Shanghai whose family falls to despair and his journey of being a spy then begins. Lu Han Zhi’s destiny is intertwisted between two men who are facing each other on different sides of the war.

Love In Han Yuan
Love In Han Yuan (Credits- IQIYI) 

On one side, Gao Chen is a communist spy who people think is a traitor, and on the other is Han Shou Min who seems to be a patriot and spy of Kuomintang and is actually backstabbed by his own comrades. Uncanny and dangerous circumstances led Lu Han Zhi to grow from a socialite to a wholehearted revolutionary. 

Love In Han Yuan is an amazing Spy Drama starring Yan Yi Kuan and Song Yi as the main lead. It comes with a combination of historical war, romance, and action which makes it worth a watch so if you are interested then you can stream it on its original streaming platform IQIYI. 

  • Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Episodes: 46   
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 4th of January 2018
  • Director: Wu Jia Dai
  • Number of Seasons: 1

10. Battle Of Changsha (2014)

Are you up for another Novel based drama? Then here it is. Battle Of Changsha is yet another famous Spy Chinese drama taken up from the novel of the same.

The story showcases the horrifying events of the Anti-Japanese war between 1938-45 from the outlook of the Hu family and especially from the point of view of a 16-year-old girl Hu Xiang Xiang and his sibling Hu Xiao Man.

Battle of Changsha
Battle of Changsha (Credits- IMDb)

Son of a wealthy Politically high-profile family, Gu Qing Min also an intelligence officer has a strong will to join the war and serve his country against his family’s will. On the other end, Hu Xiang Xiang is running away from the blind dates set up by his brother-in-law who want her to get married and go out of Changsha to escape the war.

The blind date arranged for her was actually with Gu Qing Min. At just the age of 16 Hu, Xiang Xiang witnesses too many deaths and chooses to serve as a nurse to save people and gets constant help from Qing Min. They fell in love with the chaotic war in China. 

Battle of Changsha is a beautiful yet horrifying Chinese drama that will give you a mixed emotion of Love and Fear having Action and Thrill.

  • Ratings: 8.6/10
  • Episodes: 32   
  • Original Network: CCTV-8
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 8th of March 2014
  • Director: Kong Sheng and Zhang Kai Zhou
  • Number of Seasons: 1

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11. Agent X (2013)

Not looking for only Serious action drama but also need a spice in it then this is the series you should be watching. who doesn’t like watching the love and hate relationship on screen? That’s right, Agent X is an Action drama with a love story between two agents. 

Through a mission, Zhong Li and a higher position superior agent known by the name He Jun Feng coincidently met. Their personalities are totally opposite to each other but as the saying goes opposites attract, and love began to bloom between the agent pair.

Agent X
Agent X (Credits- Hunan Tv)

This chaotic pair often argue but also becomes a strong team during critical times and is even ready to put their life at risk for the mission to complete. Yet another mission, sparked love, hardships, and betrayals are on its way.

Agent X is a drama starring Tiffany Tang and Luo Jin as the main leads. It is very fun to watch and will definitely enlighten your mood. You can watch this series on its original streaming platform Hunan tv. 

  • Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Episodes: 42   
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 26th of March 2013
  • Director: Yu Min
  • Number of Seasons: 1

12. Decoded (2016)

Are you someone who loves reading books and want to give a try to watch a drama adapted from a book? If yes, then you will surely like this C-drama and if not, you’ll still love watching it because of its story. An anonymous country X sends a spy named “The Awakener” to China to invade China using extremely complex coded communication called “Purple Secret”.

Decoded 2016
Decoded C-drama (Credits-Viki)

The Chinese Spy agency forcibly hired Rong Jinzheng, a math genius who has Autism for this work. He is given the task to crack the complicated Purple Secret code. As the story goes further the danger also doubles up.

So, can you crack the code? and the code actually got cracked or not? you will get to know once you watch it. You can find all the episodes of the Spy Chinese drama Decoded easily on the Rakuten Viki app for free. It also has a 41 episodes version which is available on Viki.

  • Ratings: 7.9/10
  • Episodes: 44  
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 20th of June 2016
  • Director: An Jian
  • Number of Seasons: 1

13. Untouchable Lovers (2018)

Chinese Dramas very well know how to add a special touch to their story and keep their viewers waiting for what would happen next. Untouchable Lovers is yet another drama that is adapted from a novel written by Tian Yi named ‘A Tale of Two Phoenixes’.

The uniqueness of this series is that despite being a spy drama, the genre is Romance, Fantasy, and Melodrama. Guan Xiao Tong and Song Wei Long played the main lead roles of Liu Chu Yu and Rong Zhi.    

untouchable lovers
untouchable lovers 2018

A leading organization, Tianji Tower is very focused on bringdown Liu Zi Ye, the ruler of the Liu Song dynasty. In order to make their mission successful Tianji Tower replaces his sister Liu Chu Yu with her lookalike Zhu Que and got to know about Rong Zhi who was actually a Spy from Northern Wei.

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Misunderstandings lead to Liu Chu Yu and Rong Zhi’s relationship breaking off, and their memory is erased by an astrologer. They both again meet after 5 years.  Many shocking twists and turn yet happen and it can leave you speechless. You can watch Untouchable Lovers either on Hunan Tv or on the Rakuten Viki app if it is available in your country. 

  • Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Episodes: 54  
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 14th of January 2018
  • Director: Li Hui Zhu and Deng Wei En
  • Number of Seasons: 1


14. Code Thirteen (2012)

Code Thirteen is a unique C-drama with a very interesting storyline having a group of female spies going on a mission. Not only how bold and powerful women’s character portrayals are shown but also the setting of the historical drama is on point.

This drama features the time of the Anti-Japanese war. For defeating the enemies, a professionally trained group of female spies were set on the mission. A very well-trained spy for the communist party Guo Chun Guang is living in Shanghai as a doctor to collect information on their enemies.

Code Thirteen
A still from Code Thirteen Chinese drama

Gu Xue Feng gets the post of the new Shanghai station master for the (KMT) military. She is allotted to form a group of all-female special teams under the codename code thirteen.   

Will she be able to lead the all-women force and defeat the enemies? This will be very exciting and intense to watch. The Main lead of the Spy drama Code Thirteen is played by Xu Bai Hui.

  • Ratings: 6.4/10
  • Episodes: 36  
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: the year 2012
  • Screen Writer: Hai Fei
  • Number of Seasons: 1

15. The Patriot (2018)

This Chinese drama takes us back to the 1930s -40s in Manchuria when it was under the control of the Japanese. It is a Historical war drama starring Edward Zhang as Song Yan Qiao and Tong Li Ya as Shi Jie, and you’ll love it if you are someone who likes history and historical dramas.

The Patriot
The Patriot (Credits- iQIYI International)

Two CCP Spies/agents- Song Yan Qiao and Shua Jia tried to overthrow the control of the Japanese government and set their officers free from jail when the intelligence network had a downfall. It will be good to watch it as historical stories are always fun and exciting to watch.

So, if you want to watch his Chinese Drama- The Patriot, then you can find it available on the iQIYI international app.

  • Ratings: 7.8/10
  • Episodes: 50  
  • Original Network: iQIYI international app
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 9th of June 2018
  • Director: Gong Zhao Hui
  • Number of Seasons: 1

16. Lost In 1949 (2018)

This is a historical Chinese drama that has a PowerPact genre having the mixture of Action, Romance, and Thriller and stories with this combination are always exciting and fun to watch. The Main cast of the series includes Chen Kun and Wan Qin who are seen on screen with amazing performances. As the name of the drama already shows, the story brings us back in 1949 on New Year’s Eve.

Lost In 1949 C-drama.
Lost In 1949 (Credits- IMDb)

Huan Li Wen who is an accountant and Communist agent by profession come back to her hometown to commemorate the death of her husband and a fellow comrade.

Her assigned duty is to get valuable information and help them in their hunt for liberation. As Li Wen meets her family members, she crosses paths with Qiao Zhi Cai and his younger sibling Qiao Li Jie who surprisingly turns out to be an important player in Huan Li’s mission.

The Chinese drama Lostin 1949 can be watched on its original streaming network BTV and also on YoYo TV.

  • Ratings: 7.8/10
  • Episodes: 46  
  • Original Network: BTV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: March 26, 2018
  • Director: Lin Ke
  • Number of Seasons: 1

17. Love’s Lies (2018)

The main cast includes Luo Jin and Pan Zhi Lin as Jin Yuan and Tan Doudou. The story mainly revolves around an undercover spy who works at a dangerous drug ring with the intention to destroy it. 

love's Lies C-drama
Love’s Lies (credits- IMDb) 

A female white collar job worker, Dou Dou’s quiet and peaceful life went upside down because of a package sent by his ex-boyfriend carrying methamphetamine. Seven years back, her boyfriend, Jin Yuan ran from their wedding.

Still having feelings for her ex made her take the blame on herself so that he could improve not knowing the fact that he is an undercover agent. Lover’s Lies is an eminent Chinese drama consisting of Thriller, Mystery, and Romance which is fun to watch.

  • Ratings: 7.5/10
  • Episodes: 44  
  • Original Network: BTV, iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 18th of April 2018
  • Director: Yu Chan
  • Number of Seasons: 1

18. Under Cover (2017)

A combination of the genre of a very serious crime thriller and action with a spark of romance is reflected in the drama Under Cover starring Zhang Jia Li as Fang Qing Long, Lin Yu Shen as Bao Yu, and Liu Yi Jun as Lian Zhong.

Bao Yu, the police officer is working undercover as a drug dealer. To directly reach and work with to the lord of drugs Tian Jiang, Bao Yu is working as a subordinate with the dealer Jin Fei.

Under cover
Under cover C-drama

Well, he is not alone in his mission. He has a small team working to bring the drug dealers down including his love interest Guan Xiao Zhi who was also his colleague, department chief Fang Qing and Liang Zhong who is an anti-narcotics team head.   

Will they be able to complete their mission and bring the drug cartel down or their identities will get disclosed? It will be interesting to watch. You can get to watch Undercover C-drama on its original streaming platform iQIYI. 

  • Ratings: 7.8/10
  • Episodes: 43  
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 12th of May 2017
  • Director: Liu Guang
  • Number of Seasons: 1

19. Stealth Walker (2021)

Another Prominent Spy Chinese drama showcasing the perfect balance of genre of Crime Thriller and Romance with an amazing plot and storyline has received eminent fame and appreciation.

The story of the drama Stealth Walker features a young woman Lin Qiang who is a cop by profession at the police academy. Her parents were killed by a powerful lord of drugs.

Stealth Walker
Stealth Walker Episode 11 (Credits- Viki)

Her police force let her go there for a mission as an undercover to get some valuable information and keep tabs, where she meets the drug lord’s mysterious son Zhang Xian.

To get more information about the drug cartel, Lin Qiang pretends to fall in love with Xian He, but he finds out her true identity and motive and is a big confusion. Stealth Walker is one of the most esteemed and exciting dramas to watch.

The characters and the emotions are shown right on point by the main cast of the drama which includes Lin Peng and Zheng Ye Cheng. You can get to watch this Chinese drama on its original streaming platform Youku and also available on Rakuten Viki.

  • Ratings: 8.1/10
  • Episodes: 24  
  • Original Network: Youku
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 11th of August 2021
  • Director: Hong Ling
  • Number of Seasons: 1

20. Red Rose (2017)

Chinese dramas usually have an essence of Portraying a Historical Drama beautifully which will never bore you and this is shown in the drama Red Rose. Just as the name Red Rose describes, it has both crime thriller and romance genres innate.

Red Rose C-drama
A still from Red Rose (2017)

This drama takes us back to the year 1927 during the anti-revolutionary coup. Xia Heng Xuan dies saving Ren Zhi Yuan, a communist party member leaving her little sister Xia Yu Xu behind. she works hard to earn a living. Accidentally Yu Xu saves Zhi Yuan’s life.

Yu Xu de also takes a decision to join the communist party’s underground organization. While working on a mission she got to know Xiao Jun Hao and the love sparkled up. Red Rose is an interesting drama to watch which you will get on its original streaming platform JSTV.

  • Ratings: 7.7/10
  • Episodes: 48
  • Original Network: JSTV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 16th of December 2017
  • Screen Writer: Zhou Meng, Zhao Dong Ling
  • Number of Seasons: 1

21. Insects Awaken (2019)

Another acclaimed Spy Chinese drama which is an adaptation of a novel named “Jing Zhe” written by Hai Fei. It is a Historical Action thriller and romance drama that takes the viewers back to the year 1941 in Shanghai.  

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A man living in Shanghai sees a suspicious Japanese person who resembles a BIS spy. He Unwillingly enters into the horrifying world of espionage but realizes that he is an active citizen and so pulls himself into the anti-occupation efforts.

Insects Awaken
A still from Insects Awaken

Chen Shan’s sister gets kidnapped by a Japanese spy leader; Huang Mu Wei as Chen Shan looks alike like BIS operative Xiao Zheng Guo. and kidnapping her sister will force him to do the bidding of the Japanese spy. 

Pretending to be Zheng Guo, Chen Shan goes with them and does their mission where one wrong step and he can lose his life. Having a guilty feeling inside and as he did not want to cheat on his own country, he later decides that he will protect his country even at the cost of his own life. 

Insects Awake reflects patriotism and the love for one’s own country. This drama is worth a watch and will surely give you goosebumps.

  • Ratings: 7.5/10
  • Episodes: 45
  • Original Network: Hunan TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 22nd of October 2019
  • Director: Sun Hao
  • Number of Seasons: 1

22. The Wind Blows from Longxi (2022)

Another highly admired Historical Spy Chinese drama that will make you more interested to watch similar genres is The Wind Blows from Longxi. The character played by the cast members which include Chen Kun, and Bai Yu is highly appreciable.

The story starts with a war between Wei and Shu during the common era, which resulted in the victory of Shu. The Shu’s won because of the special Crossbows they make.

The Wind Blows from Longxi.
The Wind Blows from Longxi (Source- Pinterest)

To lay their hands on this strong weapon and end the war for good, the Wei’s sent their spies to the Shu kingdom to steal it, unaware of the fact that two spies, Chen Gong and Xun Xu from the Shu kingdom were keeping tabs at the Wei kingdom for many years.

Knowing about their plan they decided to stay there and pass the information to the Shu kingdom. Xun Xu returns back to Shu kingdom and there he finds Mei Chong, the one who came to steal the crossbow.

He makes a plan to completely stop the spy chain in the Shu Kingdom. The Wind Blows from Longxi is a very well esteemed work of director Lu Yang and if you want to watch it then you can get it on iQIYI and also on the Rakuten Viki app (If available in your country).

  • Ratings: 8.0/10
  • Episodes: 24
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 27th of April 2022
  • Director: Lu Yang
  • Number of Seasons: 1

23. The Substitute (2015)

What’s special about this drama is that the substitute is China’s very first Thriller series made in co-production with the US. Zhong Li is a broke waitress in a big club wishing to have a lavish life. She undergoes cosmetic surgery and realizes that her face exactly looks like Lou Xiaoqian who is China’s #No.1 top star.

The Substitute C-Drama
The Substitute (2015)

Zhong Li always yearned for this fame which was soon going to be a reality. But what happened was totally unexpected. Lou Xiaoqian was actually a spy. She has now taken Lou’s place and is controlled by a secret organization and is assigned to do life-risking missions.

What will happen to her? will she ever get her normal life back again? This will be very exciting to watch. You can easily get to see The Substitute on its original streaming platform iQIYI.  

  • Ratings: 6.8/10
  • Episodes: 20
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 30th of November 2015
  • Director: Bai Yu and Chan Sun
  • Number of Seasons: 1

24. Follow My Dear General (2022)

This is a very prominent Historical war and Romance drama with comedy elements in it making it extremely exciting to watch. The star cast of the drama which includes Zhang Jia Lin and Hei Ze portrayed their characters beautifully. 

A female spy named An Kong from the Anhun Pavillion is sent to the Dongrui Kingdom to be the assistant of Lie Yun, the general of Dingnan with the assigned task to steal the map of border defense.

Follow My Dear General 2022
Follow My Dear General 2022 (Credits- iQIYI)

Rumors were spread that Lie Yun doesn’t come close to women and so she pretended to be a man and dressed up like one to get the role of his assistant. Spending a lot of time together, An Kong’s identity felt suspicious. eventually, it was known, and they fell in love with each other.

But the Anhun Pavillion stirred things up in order to remind what An Kong’s real motive was. where will their fate lead? to know this, you can watch Follow My Dear General on its original streaming platform iQIYI and it is also available on YoYo English Channel. 

  • Ratings: 7.6/10
  • Episodes: 31
  • Original Network: iQIYI
  • Episode Duration: 10 minutes
  • Date release: 29th of December 2022
  • Director: Ren Shanshan
  • Number of Seasons: 1

25. The Immortal Promise (2022) 

The immortal promise is yet another loved Historical Romance drama whose star cast includes Zhu Li Lan, Richard Li, and Zhang Jing Yun. The drama is well-praised by the viewers. It revolves mainly around three characters namely Zhang Xiao Mei, Prince Li Ye, and his best spy Zhu Qing Zhu.

Zhang Xiao Mei, a commander and the younger brother of a noble consort always wanted to take his revenge on the crown prince Li Ye because he killed his a father by setting a trap. 

The immortal prince
 The Immortal Promise 2022 (Source- Pinterest)

Ever since then, they were on extremely bad terms. Zhu Qing Zhu who is Li Ye’s most trusted and also spy gets arrested by Zhang Xiao Mei, he gets the chance to reveal the past crimes of Li Ye. Instead of protecting her, Li Ye uses her as a scapegoat to avoid punishment and Xiao Mei being soft at heart pity’s her and lets her live.

As time goes by and more time they spend together, they eventually fell for each other. Li Ye reappears in their life and he couldn’t bear to see Qing Zhu living happily with someone else. What ups and downs are waiting for them? 

To know, you can watch The Immortal Promise on its original streaming network Mango Tv, and MGTV Drama Channel

  • Ratings: 7.4/10
  • Episodes: 30
  • Original Network: Mango TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 31st Of December 2022
  • Director: Li Yuxi
  • Number of Seasons: 1

26. Lurk (2009)

The C-Drama Lurk is a Spy Thriller starring Sun Hong Lei, Yao Chen, Zu Feng, and Shen Ao Jun as the leading cast members. The story takes the viewers back to the time after WWII when the Japanese surrendered, and the Chinese civil war happened.

Yu Zecheng who worked underground for the communist party during the war is also a secret spy within the KMT intelligence bureau. To keep his identity a secret he has to stay away from the girl he loved and had to marry Wang Cuiping, a countryside Guerrilla fighter.

Lurk C-Drama
Lurk (2009)

They both worked together to bring valuable information about KMT and hand it over to the communist party. The two eventually started to like each other.  

For security reasons Yu Zecheng had to leave after successfully getting an important name list, but he is suddenly the KMT police takes him on a secret service mission to Taiwan, where he has to live the rest of his life, lurking. You can watch this Chinese drama on its original streaming platform Dragon Tv.

  • Ratings: 7.4/10
  • Episodes: 30
  • Original Network: Dragon TV
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 1st April 2009
  • Director: Jiang Wei
  • Number of Seasons: 1

27. Detective L (2019)

You may have heard the name, Sherlock Holmes. if yes then only one word comes to mind that is a detective. If you are a person who likes mysteries and detective dramas, then you should watch the Chinese Drama Detective L.

Detective L
A still from Detective L

This drama features the time of the Republican Era in Shanghai in the year 1930. Qin Xio Man, who just got graduated from the police academy joins a detective force. He gets to work with Luo Fei, a famous detective, and also becomes her Neighbour.

May twist and turns happen and they together solve the mysterious conspiracy. Will they be successful and solve the case? To know this, you can watch the Chinese Drama Detective L which is available on WeTv and Tencent Video.

  • Ratings: 8.3/10
  • Episodes: 24
  • Original Network:  We Tv
  • Episode Duration: 45 minutes
  • Date release: 18th of April 2019
  • Director: Deng Ke
  • Number of Seasons: 1

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By Diyati Jain

Diyati is a Mass Media student. She is an explorer who loves to travel and learn new things. She can be found writing, designing being her hobby and is a movie and drama lover.

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