If you want an instant mood-booster, any of the fluffy, fantastic Chinese dramas on this list will do the trick.
These are the ones that will have you giggling at odd hours and kicking up your toes until they completely curl out of happiness.
Get seated, grab your watching device, get comfy with your fave snacks (never forget the snacks if you’re a watching-muncher – my term), and get ready to get some new awesome recs.
Here are 15 must-watch, fluffy and lighthearted Chinese dramas that will immediately make you feel happy:
1. Put Your Head on My Shoulder (2019)
Situ Mo’s life changes when she ends up living with her senior, Gu Weiyi – her mother downright tricked her.
And as they navigate the challenges of university life together, they start a sweet and humorous romance.
Honestly, this drama is a good option if you want a light-hearted watch that would make you laugh and smile all the way through.
2. A Love So Beautiful (2017)
This heartwarming coming-of-age drama revolves around the life of Chen Xiaoxi and her friends as they navigate high school, friendship, and first love.
The story beautifully captures the innocence and sweetness of youth, and it’s just the most delightful watch if you want a dose of nostalgia.
Chen Xiaoxi is one of the most endearing and forthright characters I’ve had the privilege of watching and I don’t doubt you’d love the way her relationship with Jiang Chen develops.
3. Go Go Squid! (2019)
Centered around the world of competitive gaming, this drama follows the quirky and endearing romance between Tong Nian, a computer science major, and Han Shangyan, a renowned e-sports player.
The series strikes a perfect balance between romance, humor, and a celebration of friendship, and trust me when I say you’ll be thinking about it long after watching.
4. Le Coup de Foudre (2019)
Le Coup de Foudre follows the lives of Zhao Qiao Yi and Yan Mo, childhood friends who reunite as adults.
If you decide to check out this lighthearted Cdrama, you’ll be getting humor, nostalgia, and a touch of melancholy because it explores the complexities of love and timing in a beautiful way.
5. Boss & Me (2014)
Adapted from the popular novel Shan Shan Comes to Eat, this criminally underrated Chinese drama is the perfect watch if you want something that will improve your mood almost instantly.
We get to meet Xue Shan Shan, a hardworking and optimistic young woman who catches the attention of her strict and serious boss, Feng Teng.
The charming romance and comedic moments between these two made it an absolute delight, and you’ll definitely enjoy it if you like cute workplace romance dramas.
6. Well-Intended Love (2019)
This fake relationship, romantic comedy revolves around a contract marriage between a struggling actress and a wealthy CEO who has a serious illness.
Trust me when I say this mood booster Chinese drama blends humor, romance, and unexpected twists, and you’ll be absolutely hooked.
You can watch Well-Intended Love here: Netflix
7. When We Were Young (2018)
Set in a high school in the 1990s, this drama follows the lives of a group of students as they experience the ups and downs of adolescence.
When We Were Young beautifully captures the essence of friendship, first love, and the nostalgia of youth.
It’s the best Chinese drama to watch when you’re feeling down, and your mood will definitely be refreshed once you’re through.
8. You Are My Hero (2021)
You Are My Hero revolves around a doctor and a Special Forces captain who work together on a joint emergency rescue training exercise between a hospital & the police SWAT team.
It combines romance with elements of action and suspense, and you’ll get to see the way they both balance their difficult careers with their budding romance.
There were lots of heartfelt moments in this drama, and I love that it was realistic and honest in showing the complexities of a demanding career and the ripple effect on other parts of a person’s life.
9. Eternal Love of Dream (2020)
A fantasy romance, this drama is a spin-off of the immensely popular Eternal Love, so you just know that it’s super good.
It follows the love story between the God of War and a High Goddess in the celestial realms who face challenges and overcome many obstacles.
This uplifting Cdrama delivers on everything from the breathtaking visuals to the compelling storyline, and trust me when I say it’s a fun ride all through.
10. Use for My Talent (2021)
In this quirky romantic comedy, an obsessive-compulsive neat freak and a disorganized woman’s lives clash when she becomes his employee.
Soon enough, they’re making their way through one conflict after the other, but their love soon blooms in a funny and heartwarming way.
Sometimes, you just need to get your mind off things and I’ll always recommend this Chinese drama – it’s an easy watch from start to finish, and it’s the best Cdrama to watch when you’re feeling down.
11. Arsenal Military Academy (2019)
A young woman disguises herself as a man to attend a military academy and investigate her brother’s death in this military romance Cdrama.
There’s a whole lot to love about this high-octane drama, and once you watch the very first episode, you’ll be hooked.
12. Wait, My Youth (2019)
Centered around a group of friends transitioning from youth to adulthood, Wait, My Youth is a coming-of-age drama that beautifully captures the essence of friendship, dreams, and the challenges of growing up.
I’ll tell you for free that this drama made me cry a little bit, but that’s only because I was nostalgic and I’m a big crybaby.
Either way, this lighthearted drama made me simultaneously wish for simpler times and hope for a growth that’s meaningful and purposeful, so trust me when I say you’ll absolutely enjoy it.
13. A Little Thing Called First Love (2019)
This heartwarming tale of first love, this drama revolves around the shy and introverted Xia Miao Miao, who experiences the highs and lows of teenage romance when she falls for a senior.
The innocence and sincerity of the endearing characters made every second of this drama worth it, and I genuinely feel this is a perfect option if you want a Chinese drama to watch when you’re feeling a little down.
14. Love is Sweet (2020)
In this workplace romantic comedy, we will see two ambitious professionals, Yuan Shuai and Jiang Jun, as they balance love and career in the competitive business world.
You guys, the angst in this drama was everything, and if you want to watch an uplifting & amazing Chinese drama with leads who have insane chemistry, you can’t go wrong with this drama.
15. Skate Into Love (2020)
Mixing sports and romance, this drama follows Tang Xue and Li Yubing, former childhood friends who reunite in college through their shared love for ice sports.
It’s a lighthearted and entertaining series all through with a focus on friendship and love, and I’m a 100% certain you’ll fall in love with all the characters.
How many of these dramas have you watched? Do you plan to watch any of them? Let me know what you think in the comments below.
And, if you have any recommendations for dramas that helped you when you were in a difficult place, I’d love to hear them.
Either way, if you’ve been looking for recs for Chinese dramas that will make you feel good, you’re going to love any of the dramas in this list.