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5 Exciting Dramas from the Youku 2021 Lineup

We’ve done the iQIYI’s 2021 lineup and Tencent Video’s 2021 lineup and now presenting Youku’s 2021 lineup!

Youku is one of China’s top online video and streaming services, along with iQIYI, Tencent Video, LeTV, and PPTV.  Youku operates as a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, which is headquartered in Haidian District, Beijing. You may watch their series and variety shows on their official Youtube channel here.

Without further ado, here are 5 dramas from the Youku 2021 lineup that you can look forward to:


A Tale of Wanderers 天涯客

Adapted from the novel by Priest, this must-watch novel adaptation is about two martial artists, Zhou Zishu and Wen Kexing, who have different agendas. Zhou Zishu quit his job as a leader of an organization tasked with the protection of the royal family but gets embroiled in a conspiracy in the martial arts world. Meanwhile, Wen Kexing escapes from the Ghost Valley and is plotting his revenge for the death of his parents. They become fast friends and embark on an adventure to find a legendary treasure that will give its owner ultimate power over Jiangsu.

Genre: Adventure, Friendship, Historical, Mystery, Wuxia

Number of Episodes: 36

Cast: Zhang Zhe Han, Simon Gong, Zhou Ye, Ma Wen Yuan


Being a Hero 冰雨火

After his father was killed by a drug trafficking organization, Wu Zhen Feng is expelled from the police force. He then boards a bus to the borders while his best friend Chen Yu relentlessly chases after him. Trying to save his best friend, Wy Zhen Feng is taken by drug traffickers and there is no news of him ever since. The two meet again five years later. Chen Yu has become a narcotics policeman while Wu Zhen Feng is the famed murder suspect known as Addict Lord. Chen Yu sets out to find the truth, wanting to clear his best friend’s name, not knowing his return has another purpose.

Genre: Crime, Drama, Detective

Number of Episodes: 24

Cast: Chen Xiao, Wang Yibo


Falling Into Your Smile 你微笑时很美

Adapted from the novel, You’re Beautiful When You Smile by Qing Mei, this rom-com e-sports drama is about a student who vows to never be in a relationship with someone in the same field. She also vows to make up for the e-sports game, Chinese League of Legends, after six years of regret. When Tong Yao becomes the first official female player in China’s professional team, she catches the attention of the elite team captain. Will she be able to accomplish her vows and stand on the world stage?

Genre: Comedy, Romance, Life, Youth

Number of Episodes: 31

Cast: Xu Kai, Cheng Xiao


Fall in Love 一见倾心

Set in the republican era, Mu Wanqing brings her mom’s ashes back to China as she wants to find out the true reason why her parents separated and her siblings died. Meanwhile, a coup d’état occurs within the Shanghai army and Tan Xualin rises up to become the new commander of the troops. Xu Guangyao, the well-admired son of the commander of Vietnam, dislikes the power struggle in the political field. Together with Mu Wanqing and Tan Xuanlin, the three become friends and try to investigate and solve each other’s problems.

Genre: Historical, Romance, Political

Number of Episodes: 38

Cast: Oliver Chen, Zhang Jing Yi, Evan Lin, Maggie Chen


Please Feel at Ease Mr. Ling 一不小心捡到爱

This drama, adapted from the novel, I Accidentally Picked Up Love by Chun Feng, is a story of a young woman named, Gu An Xin, who meets a hotshot executive, Ling Yue, during an accident and picks him up. Eventually, they find out that Ling Yue got into the accident after being caught in the ugly fight for a succession of a powerful conglomerate.

Genre: Romantic, Comedy

Number of Episodes: 36

Cast: Rosy Zhao, Terry Liu


Just watching the trailers and looking at the posters makes us excited! How many of these dramas will you add to your list?

About Celyna Co

Celyna is currently a Junior Multimedia Producer of Chinoy TV and a sophomore student in De la Salle- College of Saint Benilde taking up AB- Consular and Diplomatic Affairs. She loves to watch KDramas and Cdramas and listen to Cpop and Kpop.

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