Upcoming Asian Dramas In 2017

2016 was a amazing year for Asian Dramas. With blockbuster hits such as Decendants Of The SunScarlet Heart: RyeoDoctor Crush, and Goblin kept drama fans all over the world buzzing with excitement. As we enter the new year, more dramas will be coming soon to keep viewers excited. Below are some of the amazing Asian Dramas premiering in 2017.

  1. She Was Pretty (Chinese) – 漂亮的李慧珍 (漂亮的李慧珍)


Country: China
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Episodes: 36
Broadcast Network: Hunan TV
Broadcast Period: January 2nd, 2017 – Feburary 1st, 2017
Cast: Dilraba Dilmurat as Li Hui Zhen
Peter Sheng as Bai Hao Xuan
Li Xi Rui as Xia Qiao
Zhang Bin Bin as Lin Yi Mu
Wang Xiao as Lin Hao

Synopsis: Li Hui Zhen (Dilraba Dilmurat) used to be gorgeous, but years of declining family fortune added much pain to her life, and her looks slowly drifted away. Her friend Bai Hao Xuan (Peter Sheng), on the other hand, was once an ordinary looking guy and grew up to be suave, successful, and immensely likable. So when she comes across him years later and witnesses their reversal of fortune, Li Hui Zhen is too embarrassed to even meet him and instead asks her stylish friend and roommate Xia Qiao (Li Xi Rui) to assume her identity. However, that amazing plan also has a problem in that Bai Hao Xuan is actually Li Hui Zhen’s boss, and she now has to pretend to be someone else while working for him. Slowly, even without knowing who she is, the two grow closer, which becomes a problem because he, well, doesn’t know who she is. Plus, our lead lady’s supervisor Lin Yi Mu (Zhang Bin Bin, in what many considered the scene-stealing performance of the original version by Siwon) also seems to be falling for her. Can Li Hui Zhen break away from the insecurity that came from once being pretty and open up to the man she truly cares about, or will she forever live in fear because she thinks she once was pretty?

Also known as “Pretty Li Hui Zen,” She Was Pretty is an official remake of the Korean hit of the same name that aired on MBC in 2015. The original, starring Park Seo Joon, Hwang Jung Eum, and Choi Siwon.(Source: DramaFever)

2. Diamond Lover (Special Cut) 克拉恋人


Country: China
Episodes: 24
Broadcast Network:
Broadcast Period: January 9th, 2017 –
 Rain as Xiao Liang
Tiffany Tang as Mi Duo
Luo Jin as Lei Yi Ming
Di Li Re Ba as Gao Wen
Zhang Wen as Ye Qi
Yao Yi Chen as Lin Zi Liang
Wang Dong as Shen Dong Jun

Synopsis: One person can have a tremendous impact on how you view your life. Xiao Liang (Rain) is the CEO of the world’s largest diamond company. He is frugal, exact and very meticulous in the way he conducts his business and himself. He prefers to focus his energies on his work and believes that interpersonal relationships are a waste of his time. But when Xiao Liang meets Mi Dou (Tiffany Tang), this unexpected woman may change his entire worldview of his life and his work. “Diamond Lover” is a 2015 Chinese drama series directed by Chen Ming Zhang. **This is a recut version of the original drama, which has reduced the number of episodes from 68 to 24 and has a happier ending than the originally aired drama. (Source: Viki)

3. Chief Kim


Country: South Korea
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network:
Broadcast Period: January 25th, 2017 -March 30th, 2017
Namgoong Min as Kim Gwan Chul
Nam Sang Mi as Yoon Ha Kyung
Lee Joon Ho (Junho) as Seo Yool
Jung Hye Sung as Hong Ga Eun

Synopsis: Can corporate politics turn a bad person into a good person? Kim Sung Ryong (Namgoong Min) is a skilled accountant who works for gangsters. He makes his way into a company called TQ Group as a middle manager in the accounting department with the intention of embezzling money from the company. As he contends with hot-shot accountant Yoon Ha Kyung (Nam Sang Mi), financial prodigy Seo Yool (Junho) and peppy intern Hong Ga Eun (Jung Hye Sung), Sung Ryong finds himself embroiled in office politics and notices other shenanigans by those in power that threaten to bring down the company. Sung Ryong slowly comes to realize that he’d rather fight against corporate corruption and fight for employees’ rights than complete the mission he originally came to do. Can he succeed at his new objective against all odds? Chief Kim” is a 2017 South Korean drama series directed by Lee Jae Hoon. (Source: Viki)

4. Love & Life & Lie (遇见爱情的利先生)


Country: China
Episodes: 38
Broadcast Network:
Broadcast Period: January 4th, 2017 -March 24th, 2017
Li Yao Nan
Liu Xin Tong
Ji Zhen Yu
Ji Zhi Zhen
Ouyang Che
Wu Yue

Synopsis: An accident changes her life forever. Liu Xin Tong (Zhou Dong Yu) is an optimistic girl who comes from an impoverished family. But when an accident occurs, Xin Tong and her mother are forced to move into the home of the wealthy businessman Ji Bai Jun. There, Xin Tong lives with the two Ji kids, the spoiled Zhi Zhen (Ye Qing) and the sweet Zhen Yu (Jia Jing Hui), and also meets their friend, Li Yao Nan (Chen Xiao). When both Xin Tong and Zhi Zhen fall in love with Yao Nan, can Xin Tong overcome all of the obstacles to be with her one true love? “Love & Life & Lie” is a 2017 Chinese drama series. It is adapted from the novel “Glass Slippers” by Zheng Yuan. (Source: Viki)

5. Missing Nine


Country: South Korea
 Suspence, Mystery
Episodes: 20
Broadcast Network:
Broadcast Period: January 16th 2017 –
Cast: Jung Kyung Ho as Seo Joon Oh
Baek Jin Hee as Ra Bong He
Park Chan Yeol as Lee Yeol
Oh Jung Se as Jung Ki Joon

Synopsis: Nine artists and staff members of Legend Entertainment board a private plane to a concert. The plane crashes and all of them are stranded on an island without a link to civilization. Four months later, Ra Bong Hee (Baek Jin Hee from Triangle) emerges as the only survivor. What happened on that island? And why do some people never want that information to be made public? This is Ra Bong Hee’s survival story, and she may not live to tell it. (Source: DramaFever)

6. Voice


 Country: South Korea
 Suspence, Mystery
Episodes: 16
Broadcast Network:
Broadcast Period: January 14th 2017 –
Cast:Jang Hyuk as Moo Jin HyukLee Ha Na as Kang Kwon Joo
Baek Sung Hyun as Shim Dae Shik
Yesung as Oh Hyun Ho
Son Eun Seo as Park Eun Soo
Kwon Hyung Joon as Chun Sang Pil
Synopsis: Moo Jin-Hyuk (Jang Hyuk) was a popular detective who solved major cases, but after his wife was murdered by a serial killer his life spiraled down. He is filled with guilt that he was not able to protect his wife and he secretly looks for her killer.

Meanwhile, Kang Kwon-Joo (Lee Ha-Na) graduated at police academy with top marks. She began to work at an emergency 112 call center. Working there, a brutal murder case takes place and her father/police sergeant went to the crime scene. Her father is killed there and Kwon-Joo hears what happened over the phone. Afterwards, she goes to the U.S. to study and comes back to Korea as a professional voice profiler.

Detective Jin-Hyuk and Kang Kwon-Joo solve cases together. Chasing a serial killer responsible for the deaths of their family member. (Source: AsianWiki)

2017 is starting off very strong with these dramas which will be airing soon. Which ones will you be watching? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think! Remember to follow me on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. Remeber To Keep Calm And Drama On!