Hong Kong dramas have been the companion to most of us. From the motivated career story to touching city love song, then melodramatic dynasty concubine’s war, followed by time-travel event, you can easily relate to Hong Kong dramas. In this post, we are going to list the Top 10 Best HK Dramas that you can watch with your friends and family during free time.
10. Can’t Buy Me Love (公主嫁到) – 2010
This is a romance comedy drama that could give you a good laugh during free time. Can’t Buy Me Love is one of the TVB grand production that starred by Charmaine Sheh, Moses Chan, Linda Chung, Raymond Wong Ho-yin, Kenneth Ma, Fala Chen, Louis Yuen, Selena Li, Susanna Kwan, Lee Heung Kam, Susan Tse, Edwin Siu and Sharon Chan. This is a love story between a beautiful but unreasonable Princess Chiu Yeung (Charmaine Sheh) and Kam Tuo Luk (Moses Chan), the second son of the largest gold manufacturer in the grand capital Chang An. The conflict between the princess and Kam family has created tonnes of jokes that really entertain viewers. Even until now, on and off you can see people sharing funny short clip in social media, extracting from this series.
9. War and Beauty (金枝慾孽) – 2004
One of the most popular TVB drama. The plot set in the Forbidden City of Qing Dynasty in the latter years of the Jiaqing Emperor’s rule. This drama reveals the darkest side of the human heart, focusing in the power struggle between various royal concubines, corruption of the court officials, and the weak management of the emperor. The lead actors are Sheren Tang, Maggie Cheung, Charmaine Sheh, Bowie Lam, Moses Chan and Gigi Lai. This drama won the Most Favourite Drama in Astro Wah Lai Toi Drama Awards 2005 and is considered the best drama in TVB production in year 2004. The success of this drama leads to the production of Beyond the Realm of Conscience in 2009, one of two TVB productions to celebrate along with the channel’s 42nd anniversary.
8. Tiger Cubs Series (飛虎) – 2012
We strongly believe that everyone knows about Flying Tiger. While Tiger Cubs is the name when the drama first introduce in 2012. The drama gist is similar to current Flying Tiger, a special unit that handle international criminal cases. It is a Hong Kong police procedural television series produced by Lam Chi-wah and TVB. Due to many audiences are looking forward to this drama, the selected actor and actress involved are among the popular one such as Joe Ma, Jessica Hsuan, Him Law, Oscar Leung, Vincent Wong, Mandy Wong , Benjamin Yuen and William Chak. Not forgetting to mention Tiger Cubs II are as good as the first series.
7. The Legendary Four Aces (金裝四大才子) – 2000
A popular Chinese ancient story that being starred by Nick Cheung Ka-fai, Bobby Au-yeung, Gordon Lam and Marco Ngai. Instead of a decent scholar drama, this drama has tuned to a more fun and hilarious storyline. Rather than focusing on the gentleman manner of the Four Aces, these characters are more of a smart playboy that leaves broken heart everywhere they go. Eventually they met their true love and decided to settle down. This poetic yet dramatic drama is one of the favourite tv series in 2000.
6. Square Pegs (戇夫成龍) – 2003
If you are looking for comedy drama series, Square Pegs is definitely your cup of tea. Starred by Roger Kwok, Jessica Hsuan, Raymond Cho, Leila Tong and Winnie Yeung, this series was the runaway success of 2003. Owning a viewership of 3.5 million or roughly half of Hong Kong’s population during the last week of its broadcast, and breaking TVB’s ten-year ratings record. The drama successfully win four awards in the TVB 36th Anniversary Awards, and made both Roger Kwok and Jessica Hsuan household names in the territory. It is about a forced-marriage that turnout to be a love story between Ling Choi Fung and Ding Seung Wong or Ah Wong, who are a man with mental capacity of a child. The interaction between characters create a lot of jokes and fun to the viewers.
5. Triumph in the Skies Series (衝上雲霄) – 2003
One of the must watch Hong Kong drama. This drama featured the live of airport crews including the journey to become an airport pilot and the importance of friendship. The aired of this drama successfully sparked an interest in aviation amongst Hong Kong viewers and increases the intake of Hong Kong airport pilot in real life. This drama series is produced by Poon Ka Tak and the main characters are Francis Ng, Flora Chan, Joe Ma and Myolie Wu. Due to the high viewing rate, TVB decided to produce Triumph in the Skies II in 2013 and Triumph in the Skies movie in 2015.
4. The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow (九五至尊) – 2003
If you are a fan of time-traveller, The King of Yesterday and Tomorrow is one of the drama that you shouldn’t miss. In the year 2003, the time travel idea is not widely used. Therefore, this drama turnout to be the hot topic and highly recommended by TVB fans. The story begins with the assassination of Yongzheng Emperor of the Qing dynasty. The emperor and lady assassin was then caught in the time-travelling hurricane and appear in modern Hong Kong. This drama is produced by Siu Hin-fai and TVB and stars by Kwong Wa, Maggie Cheung Ho-Yee, and Melissa Ng.
3. Heart of Greed Series (溏心風暴) – 2007
A family-oriented drama series that took place in an authentic mooncake shop. The conflict between two families (the divorce wife and present wife) gets worsen when it comes to inherited wealth of the husband. Due to the attractive storyline and the plot can be easily related to real life, viewers just in-love with this drama. Due to the drama is TVB 2007 grand production, many famous stars are involved such as Moses Chan, Bosco Wong, Raymond Lam, Linda Chung, Tavia Yeung, Yoyo Mung, Louise Lee, Ha Yu, Michelle Yim, Susanna Kwan, Lai Lok-yi, Fala Chen and Louis Yuen.
2. Rosy Business Series (巾幗梟雄)
Kind of similar to Heart of Greed, Rosy Business is set in Eastern China in the mid-19th century Qing Dynasty. The story took place in the mercantile Chiang family whereby the family members are fighting between one another to inherit the family business when Chiang Kiu dies. The story surrounds the life of Hong Po-kei, who marries into the Chiang family as Chiang Kiu’s fourth wife. She gains ownership of Hing Fung Nin, the family rice shop, and guides the ambitious coolie Chai Kau to rise in the social status ladder. This drama produced by Lee Tim-sing and TVB, leading by Sheren Tang , Wayne Lai , Ron Ng , Elliot Ngok , Kiki Sheung , Susan Tse , Kara Hui , Nancy Wu , Suki Chui , Ngo Ka-nin , Kelvin Leung & Henry Lee.
1. Forensic Heroes Series (法證先鋒)
Forensic Heroes, one of the all-time-love drama of most of the viewer which also recognise as the most successful TVB sequel drama series. The series focus on a group of Hong Kong forensic scientists working together with the Hong Kong police to solve criminal cases. Due to the good feedback and high viewing rate, TVB decided to produce Forensic Heroes IV in 2018 (probably aired in 2020 due to reproduce after the scandal between Jacqueline Wong and Andy Hui).