Finally, 2024 has arrived. Let’s hope this new year brings us joy, health, and wealth, as well as good dramas with good-looking people. This article was a little late, we were so sorry for the delay. However, we have compiled a list of new good Chinese dramas that aired or release in January 2024. We hope this helps you fill your watchlist.
New Release Chinese Dramas in January 2024, You Shouldn’t Miss
1. My Boss
- Drama Title: My Boss
- Also Known As: 你也有今天, Ni Ye You Jin Tian
- Director: Chen Ming Zhang, Chen Shi Yi
- Cast: Chen Xing Xu, Zhang Ruo Nan
- Genres: Romance, Comedy
- Number of Episodes: 36
- Date of Release: January 4, 2024
- Original Network: Youku
- Where to Watch: Youku, Viki
Let’s start with this sweet and heartwarming drama, My Boss, adapted from Ye Fei Ran’s web novel ‘What Comes Around Goes Around.’ Ye Fei Ran is also the author of the 2022 drama, Legally Romance. If you consider yourself a romance junkie, don’t forget to add this to your list.
Cheng Yao had a dream to become a dignified and serious lawyer. She was seeking an opportunity to be one of them when she was unexpectedly hired by a prestigious law firm. Cheng Yao was excited and decided to rent a house closer to the office.
In this newly rented house, Cheng Yao met her roommate, the cold Qian Heng. However, she was shocked to learn that Qian Heng was her new direct superior. Cheng Yao started her new job with difficulty because Qian Heng is a hard-to-please boss.
Cheng Yao’s training period was like hell on earth, and Qian Heng seemed to have planned to kick her out of the company. Yet Cheng Yao was not to be trifled with. She doubled her effort and strengthened her determination to stay.
Can she turn the situation around so that they can live in harmony in the end?
2. Our Interpreter
- Drama Title: Our Interpreter
- Also Known As: 我们的翻译官, The Interpreter, Wo Men De Fan Yi Guan
- Director: Zhang Tong
- Cast: Victoria Song, Chen Xing Xu
- Genres: Romance, Life, Drama
- Episodes: 36
- Date of Release: January 8, 2024 – January 30, 2024
- Original Network: Hunan TV Mango TV
- Where to Watch: iQiyi, Viki, MGTV
In January, Chen Xing Xu released two dramas: My Boss and Our Interpreters. We have watched both of them and feel that these dramas have the potential to be your daily dose of drama.
Lin Xi is a famous interpreter with great talent in the translation industry. However, her job caused her to break up with her boyfriend of three years, Xiao Yi Cheng. Heartbroken, Xiao Yi Cheng flew to the United States to continue his life.
Eight years later, Lin Xi and Xiao Yi Cheng were reunited when she became an interpreter in Xiao Cheng’s product launch.
During their separation, Xiao Yi Cheng had a difficult time and planned revenge on Lin Xi. He returned as the CEO of Yuyi, a company that produces translation tools. Xiao Yi Cheng was determined to find out if LinXi regretted her decision. Xiao Yi Cheng tried to make things hard for Lin Xi, but in the end, he couldn’t deny that he still loved her.
Lin Xi, who had closed off her heart, began to show care for him, even if she did so in secret. When Xiao Yi Cheng’s company faced a dire situation because an investor withdrew his investment, she secretly used her connection to help him. As time goes by, Xiao Yi Cheng learns the reason behind their breakup eight years ago. Will they rekindle their love, or has everything come to an end?
- Read the review here: Our Interpreter drama review
- Read the ending explained here: Our Interpreter ending explained
3. Like a Flowing River Season 3
- Drama Title: Like a Flowing River Season 3
- Also Known As: 大江大河之岁月如歌, Da Jiang Da He 3
- Cast: Wang Kai, Yang Shuo, Dong Zi Jian, Yang Cai Yu
- Genres: Historical, Business, Life
- Episodes: 33
- Date of Release: January 8, 2024
- Original Network: CCTV, iQiyi, Tencent Video
- Where to Watch: iQiyi, Tencent Video
Like a Flowing River season 3 is the third installment of the Like a Flowing River series. It continues the story of Song Yun Hui, Lei Dong Bao, and Yang Xun. This time, we still got to see Wang Kai teamed up with Yang Shuo and Dong Zi Jian.
In June 1993, Donghai Chemical and Luoda Company established a transnational cooperation. Song Yun Hui played a key role behind the joint venture with Donghai. Currently, Song Yun Hui is leading the workers in Pengyang to start a reform. Despite the difficulties in bridging the gap between companies, he continues to stick to his original intentions.
Meanwhile, Lei Dong Bao leads Dengfeng Electric and merges with small factories. He has worked hard to make the company thrive. Nevertheless, he always prioritizes the interests of the people.
Yan Xun and Liang Si Shen worked together to build a shopping mall. Liang Si Shen also did her best to balance the interests of Donghai and Luoda. Many things happened along the way, but one thing remained the same: the courageous dream chasers who worked hard to pursue their dreams.
4. All of Her
- Drama Title: All of Her
- Also Known As: 向她逆光而来, Wu Yu Lun Bi De Ta, Xiang Ta Ni Guang Er Lai
- Cast: Meng Xi, Li Zhuo Yang
- Genres: Romance, Drama
- Episodes: 26
- Date of Release: January 9, 2024
- Original Network: Youku
- Where to Watch: Youku
This short-length series drama has been at the top of the Youku list in our region. We were sure that there must be something interesting in this drama.
Yan Zhen married Chu Ze Jia for her selfish motives. She wanted to gain access to the file room of the Chu family’s Anshi Group to find evidence of her parents’ embezzlement.
However, Chu Ze Jia was lost in a boat explosion, and his remains were unknown. Four years later, Yan Zhen assumed the position of acting director of the Anshi Group. She transformed herself from a sweet and naive girl into a domineering and determined woman. During the press conference where she declared her husband’s death, a person with a similar appearance to Chu Ze Jia appeared.
Chu Ze An is Chu Ze Jia’s twin younger brother. Yan Zhen’s heart shook when she hoped that Chu Ze An was her missing husband, Chu Ze Jian. As the two work together to uncover the truth that had been buried years ago, they become entangled in a close and dangerous love-hate relationship.
5. Frozen Surface
- Drama Title: Frozen Surface
- Also Known As: 黑土无言, Hei Tu Wu Yan
- Director: Zang Xi Chuan
- Cast: Chen Jian Bin, Hu Jun, Deng Jia Jia
- Genres: Thriller, Mystery
- Episodes: 12
- Date of Release: January 10, 2024
- Original Network: Tencent Video
- Where to watch: WeTV, Tencent Video
This drama features a cast of seasoned actors. The actor lineup is impressive. We are certain that the story will quench all the thirst of those who love mystery drama. It’s a must-see on your watch list.
Guan Yu possesses all the requirements to be a good soldier: a meticulous mind, rigorous style, and strong physical and mental qualities. He started out as a lowly policeman, dealing with criminal cases, and worked his way up the ranks by solving a large number of cases, both big and small. Guan Yu became the Captain of the Lanhe County Criminal Police Team.
However, his physical condition deteriorated and he faced danger after the 1223 case. With pressure coming from all around him and the shock of losing relatives and comrades-in-arms, can Guan Yu maintain his hope and commitment to justice?
6. Born To Run
- Drama Title: Born To Run
- Also Known As: 如果奔跑是我的人生, Running Is My Destiny, Ru Guo Ben Pao Shi Wo De Su Ming
- Director: Shen Yan
- Cast: Zhong Chu Xi, Yang Chao Yue, Xu Di, Chen Xiao Yi
- Genres: Life, Family
- Episodes: 28
- Date of Release: January 11, 2024
- Original Network: CCTV iQiyi
- Where to Watch: iQiyi
Born To Run is an inspiring tale about two mothers and daughters who bounce back after their lives hit rock bottom. It is a must-see drama that will warm the corners of your heart.
Xiu Fang and Xiu Li are sisters with different personalities. Xiu Fang is lively, optimistic, and tenacious. After losing her husband, she opened a fried chicken shop to support herself. In contrast, Xiu Li has a completely different personality. She is pessimistic, depressed, and has a strong desire to control her children.
Xiu Fang and Xiu Li’s lives were shattered when a car accident took Xiu Li’s son’s life and Xiu Fang’s daughter lost her leg. The two sisters have to start their lives again after the accident. When fate hits you hard, what would you do to keep on living?
- Read the review here: Born to Run drama review
- Read the ending explained here: Born to Run Ending explained
7. 19th Floor
- Drama Title: 19th Floor
- Also Known As: 19层, The Nineteenth Floor of Hell, Di Yu De Di 19 Ceng, 19 Ceng
- Cast: Sun Qian, Wei Zhe Ming
- Genres: Adventure, Thriller
- Episodes: 30
- Date of Release: January 16, 2024
- Original Network: Mango TV
- Where to Watch: Viki, MGTV
Another thriller drama worth watching. This one is adapted from the novel ‘The Nineteenth Floor of Hell’ by Cai Jun, who is popular as an author of thriller novels. Make sure you have plenty of time (and courage) to watch this drama!
Chun Yu receives a chilling text message that reads, ‘I know what the 19th floor of hell is.’ Other students at the campus also received the same message. All of a sudden, she was sucked into the eerie reality of a mobile game which takes place in a haunted building. Each floor is filled with terror, and failing to complete a level results in a comatose state. Chun Yu had no choice but to join the game. She met another player named Gao Xuang. The two teamed up and fought their way up to the 19th floor.
Well, Have you decided which one of these new release Chinese dramas would enter your watch list in 2024, dear readers? Remember to check this list as we always update it. I’ll see you next month!