Upcoming Chinese Dramas to Watch in July 2023 | TheReviewGeek Recommends

South Asian culture has seen a boost in mass interest in TV Shows and Movies coming from different Asian countries, especially South Korea, Japan and China. Chinese dramas, also known as C-dramas, are gaining a lot of attention online, all thanks to their longer number of episodes and fantastical elements.

With a comparatively limited number of shows releasing in C-drama releases this month, here is a detailed list of all Chinese dramas that will be released throughout July of 2023.

The Longest Promise

Episodes: 40
Release Date: July 2nd 2023
Genre: Period, Romance, Fantasy
Network: Tencent Video

Plot: The period drama comes from the Kong Sang Continent and narrates the tale of the tumultuous love story of Princess Zhu Yan of the Chi Yi Tribe and the Royal Prince Shi Ying. After his mother, the Queen, is framed, Prince Shi Ying is banished to Jiu Yi Mountain to cultivate. Once solely focused on his tasks, he develops romantic feelings for his disciple Zhu Yan.

However, their student/teacher relationship prevents either from expressing their true feelings for each other. Fate comes in the way and the two end up choosing opposing sides in a political struggle of life and death proportions. Eventually, putting aside their issues, they pledge to protect their beloved Kong Sang Continent.

Divine Destiny

Episodes: 36
Release Date: July 2nd 2023
Genre: Period, Fantasy
Network: iQiyi

Plot: The show follows the story of Ji Ruo Chen, an orphan who was mistakenly identified as the banished heir of the Immortal Realm because of the blue stone he possessed. Now, Ji Ruo Chen is brought on as one of the disciples for cultivation under the guidance of the Xixuan sect’s leader. He unexpectedly falls in love with one of the members of the sect, Gu Qing.

A member of the group, Zhang Yin Yin falls in love with Ji Ruo Chen and is saddened after learning he likes someone else. She does not give up so easily and decides she wants to capture Ruo Chen’s heart by using a heavenly nine-tailed fox. Soon, Ji Ruo Chen and Zhang Yin Yin are exposed to a series of trials that slowly bring them closer together. Especially when a decent number of people begin to suspect Ruo Chen’s true identity.

Princess, Make Way

Episodes: 24
Release Date: July 3rd 2023
Genre: Period, Romance, Historical
Network: Tencent Video

Plot: The show follows the story of Feng Ning Wan, a guard of the Dowager Empress who has an extraordinary skill – she can change her face into that of others at will. She is ordered to do so to become a princess and marry the minister Chen Yu. Chen Yu pretends to be weak and ill for many years when he is in fact a master of martial arts.

In living out daily married life together, they come to appreciate and love each other, but will this love survive in the face of lies and the struggle for power?

Stay With Me

Episodes: 24
Release Date: July 7th 2023
Genre: Modern-Day, Youth, BL Drama
Network: Youku, Gagaoolala

Plot: The BL drama follows the story of Su Yu, a high school student who lives a simple life with his father. After facing a major change when his mother remarried a wealthy man, he is introduced to his step-brother Wu Bi. At first, Wu Bi is a cold and arrogant top student, while Su Yu is an unreasonable underachiever.

Despite this, their relationship takes an unexpected turn after an accident. As they gradually warm up to each other, their bond grows stronger. However, when a heated fight arises, their true identities are revealed.

Only Love You

Episodes: 24
Release Date: July 7th 2023
Genre: Period, Romance Fantasy
Network: Tencent Video

Plot: The show follows the story of Jin Se and Gu Yun Shen, a couple who met and fell in love with each other when they were teenagers, but became separated by misunderstandings.

Years later, Jin Se sneaks into the palace in order to carry out her revenge plan against those who would harm her fox clan. She meets Gu Yun Shen again who is now a cold-faced general. These former lovers fight through their past misunderstandings and opposing sides to be together again.

Which Mandarin/Chinese drama are you most looking forward to in the month of July? Which do you think could become the best of 2023? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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