10 Best Xiao Zhan Dramas and TV Shows to Watch

Are you interested in discovering some of the top dramas and TV shows featuring Xiao Zhan? Look no further! Before diving into our curated list, let’s get to know a bit about this talented actor.

Meet Xiao Zhan, also known as Sean Xiao, a renowned Chinese actor and singer. His journey in the entertainment industry began with the boy group X Nine.

In 2016, Sean Xiao stepped into the spotlight with his role in the Chinese drama “Super Star Academy,” which garnered a staggering 1.68 Billion Views on the Tencent platform.

Since then, he has graced our screens with his remarkable performances in various Chinese TV series, solidifying his status as one of the industry’s most beloved actors. Without further ado, here are the top 10 Xiao Zhan TV shows and series for your viewing pleasure.


List of The Best Xiao Zhan Dramas and TV Shows


1. Sunshine by My Side

Best Xiao Zhan Dramas and TV Shows

“Sunshine By My Side” is the latest touching romantic drama stars Xiao Zhan and Bai Bai He. The plot follows Jian Bing, an experienced advertising director, and Sheng Yang, a newcomer to society, who meet by chance and embark on a journey of love and growth.

Despite facing social differences and familial opposition, they grow together over three transformative years, and ultimately find their way back to each other, stronger and better than ever.

Released in 2023 and has 36 episodes. You can watch it on iQiyi and Viki.


2. The Longest Promise

Best Xiao Zhan Dramas and TV Shows

Next is “The Longest Promise” which is one of the newest Chinese wuxia dramas stars Xiao Zhan and Ren Min as the main characters.

It tells the story of the tumultuous love between Princess Zhu Yan of the Chi Yi Tribe and Royal Prince Shi Ying. The Queen’s framing resulted in Prince Shi Ying being prohibited from coming to Jiu Yi Mountain to cultivate.

After solely focusing on his duties, he develops romantic feelings for his student Zhu Yan. However, their student-teacher relationship prevents the two from expressing their true feelings. Fate then brings them together during a political struggle of life and death proportions.

Released in 2023 and has 40 episodes. You can watch it on Netflix.


3. Oh My Emperor Season 1 and 2

“Oh My Emperor” is a quite famous Chinese historical drama stars Sean Xiao Zhan, Jason Gu, and Zhao Lusi. This series, which has 2 seasons, tells the story of a girl from the 21st century, accidentally trapped in a mysterious world in the pastーHuangdao Kingdom.

In the Huangdao Kingdom, leadership rotates among the owners of the 12 zodiacs every thousands of years. There, he met the emperor at that time, Bei Tang Yi, whose zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Apart from that, he also met the young prince Bei Tang Tang whose zodiac sign was Pisces, and the emperor’s uncle, Bei Tang Moran, whose zodiac sign was Aquarius. In the end, he was caught in an already complicated love triangle between himself, Bei Tang Moran, and Emperor Yi.

It was released in 2018 and has a total of 42 episodes. You can watch it on Viki.


4. The Youth Memories

Best Xiao Zhan Dramas and TV Shows List

Set in Beijing in the 1970s, “The Youth Memories” tells the inspiring story of how a group of young people grow up, chase their dreams and struggle in their lives.

Xiao Chun Sheng, along with his two friends Ye Guo Hua and Chen Hong Jun, are children from families of military and government employees who grew up in the same environment.

They share many experiences such as joining the army, taking the gaokao, going to sea, and starting a business while supporting each other along the way.

They also meet Tong Xiao Mei, a Beijing girl who is pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. Xiao Chun Sheng secretly falls in love with Tong Xiao Mei and begins a relationship with her.

This is one of the best Chinese romantic dramas stars Xiao Zhan and Li Qin. Released in 2023 and has 38 episodes. You can watch it on Viki.

See Also: The Youth Memories Chinese Drama Review


5. The Untamed

“The Untamed” is adapted from the famous novel entitled “Mo Dao Zu Shi” by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu.  Here Xiao Zhan plays Wei Wu Xian, a free-spirited man who befriends Lan Wang Ji, a cold member of the Lan clan.

Once they both discover the clan’s long-buried dark secret. However, as they seek to rid the world of threats, Wu Xian must sacrifice himself.

Then 16 years later, Wei Wu Xian returns and accidentally runs into his old friend, Lan Wang Ji (Wang Yibo). After that, they begin to work together to solve the mysteries of the present and uncover the truth behind past events.

Released in 2019 and has 50 episodes. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video.


6. Douluo Continent

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Adapted from the novel entitled “Dou Luo Da Lu” by Tang Jia San Shao, “Douluo Continent” is one of the best Xiao Zhan dramas that you must watch.

In this series, Xiao Zhan plays Tang San, a young man with extraordinary talent who is sent to Rouding Academy to develop his abilities to become a soul master.

At Rouding Academy, Tang San befriends an orphan girl named Xiao Wu, and the two train under the tutelage of Yu Xiao Gang. Then seeing their abilities growing rapidly, Yu Xiao Gang sent Tang San and Xiao Wu to Shrek Academy.

There they met 5 genius students and then they formed a team called “Shrek Seven Devils”. After that, they got into a power struggle and Tang San learned the secret of his mother’s death.

Released in 2021 and has 40 episodes. You can watch it on Viki.


7. Ace Troops

Ace Troops

“Ace Troops” is a Chinese drama with a military theme which is quite exciting for those of you who like war action. But for those of you who want Xiao Zhan with sweet romance, this is not for you.

The story follows Gao Liang and Gu Yi Ye who are recruited into the same unit and enter action on their first day of military service. Their careers started ‘on the wrong foot’, although their courage was beyond doubt.

Both come from different backgrounds so have different personalities. Even though they are rivals in love and competitors in the army, they value each other as comrades in arms.

This is the story of young heroes, who dreamed, grew, and developed over nearly four decades, to become the heroic Ace Squad.

Released in 2021 and has 40 episodes. You can watch it on iQiyi.


8. The Oath of Love

“The Oath of Love” is one of the best Chinese medical dramas stars Xiao Zhan and Yang Zi. The story follows Lin Zhi Xiao, a final-year female student who is almost graduating and has a lot of problems.

She had to give up the opportunity to work abroad because she had to care for her father who was diagnosed with cancer. Not only that, her relationship with her boyfriend failed.

When she was at her lowest point, Lin Zhi Xiao met Gu Wei, a young doctor who treated her father. Just like Zhi Xiao, Gu Wei has also been hurt by love. Slowly but surely, the two of them started to get closer and eventually fell in love.

Released in 2022 and has 32 episodes. You can watch it on Viki.


9. Heroes in Harm’s Way

“Heroes in Harm’s Way” is a drama produced based on a true story of when China faced the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020.

This 14 episode drama is set in the Wuhan epidemic and is divided into 7 different stories. The storylines come from various levels, from ordinary citizens to medical personnel, to volunteers.

Meanwhile, Xiao Zhanada is in episodes 7 and 8. He plays a character named Cai Ding, a student who lives at home with his mother because he is trapped in lockdown.

Seeing residents having difficulty getting food, Cai Ding volunteered to help his neighbors get food and other necessities.

Released in 2021 and has 14 episodes.


10. The Wolf

Best Xiao Zhan Dramas List

“The Wolf” is one of the best dramas starring Xiao Zhan with a storyline that is quite tense and exciting. The series’ storyline follows the story of a boy raised by wolves who falls in love with Lady Ma Zhai, the daughter of a general and nobleman.

The character played by Xiao Zhan in this drama is the second main character named Ji Chong. He is a bounty hunter but upholds truth and loves freedom.

Released in 2020 and has 49 episodes. You can watch it on Viki and Disney Plus. Also stars Darren Wang and Li Qin.


That was the list of the best Xiao Zhan dramas and TV shows that you must watch. All lists here have been updated with new ones, Thank you for reading this article!

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