The 20 Best Zhao Li Ying Dramas and TV Shows to Watch

Zhao Li Ying dramas and tv shows. Zhao Li Ying, also known as Zanilia Zhao, is a Chinese actress and singer, born in Langfang, Hebei Province.

Zanilia Zhao made her acting debut in 2007 by starring in the family drama Golden Wedding.

That same year, Zhao took on his first Chinese historical drama role in The Firmament of The Pleiades. The series was also broadcast on the Japanese channel NHK and received critical acclaim.

In 2011, she rose to prominence for her role as Qing’er in the costume drama “New My Fair Princess”. His popularity soared and was recognized in 2013 with the release of the costume drama “Legend of Lu Zhen”.

After that, Zhao Li Ying began to regularly star in dramas and TV shows until now. There are at least 20 lists of the best dramas played by Zanilia Zhao that we have collected below!


Best Zhao Li Ying Dramas and TV Shows


1. Wild Bloom

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Wild Bloom is Zhao Liying new drama. It is set in the 1990s and follows Xu Ban Xia, a woman with great vision and power.

She has also overcome many obstacles in the male-dominated steel industry to earn a place for herself.

In an industry where men have an absolute advantage, Xu Ban Xia relies on his adventurous spirit and pragmatic attitude to overcome countless hardships and even survive death.

He eventually became successful in his job and opened an international steel import business. Xu Ban Xia developed a market interest in gradually expanding their business, pushing herself to grow in her field while also finding love.

This tv show was released in 2022 with 36 episodes. You can watch this Chinese drama on iQIYI.

See also: Wild Bloom Review


2. Rookie Agent Rouge

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Lan Yan Zhi is the daughter of a banker who has special abilities. He is a genius and possesses excellent observational and analytical abilities coupled with an extremely sharp memory.

Hence, he had the qualities to be a great spy. Once, he accidentally came into possession of a letter from the Japanese Army in 1937 and that’s how his journey as a spy began. The drama starring Zhao Li Ying was released in 2016 with 45 episodes.


3. The Story of Xing Fu

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It tells about He Xing Fu, a woman whose name means “happiness” but not with her life. He had many moments of sadness and bad luck.

On his wedding day, Xing Fu is forced to face considerable embarrassment after his sister, He Xing Yun, suffers an unexpected attack by the village chief’s son, Wan Chuan.

That made Xing Fu disliked by the village head, Wan Shang Tang. Regardless, Xing Fu is happily living her new life with her husband, Wang Qing Lai.

Sadly, the village head and his son are not happy with Xing Fu’s stubbornness and are forced to go to the city to find work due to his relentless streak of bad luck.

Time passes and Xing Fu returns to his village determined to do whatever it takes with his new knowledge of being a legal professional to create the life he dreams of.

It was not only for himself but also for his entire village. Will the struggles he faces eventually lead him to the happiness his name seems to have destined for him?

This tv show with Zhao Liying released in 2022 with 40 episodes. It’s available on Viki.


4. Legend of Fei

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Zhou Fei is the grandson of a national hero who was forced to become a bandit to serve the greater good. For 20 years, his family was tasked with running a secret fortress, which was staffed by bandits.

The role of the fortress is to protect the world from strange otherworldly warriors intent on bringing their chaos to the mortal realm. However, the status of the fortress had fallen in recent years, and Zhou Fei was sick of being confined there.

He wanted to escape and repeatedly attempted to do so but in vain. One day he manages to get out but almost drowns and is saved by a free-spirited young martial artist named Xie Yun.

The duo then form an unlikely friendship and decide to hone their fighting skills together. But as time goes by, they start to uncover secrets… including Xie Yun’s true identity.

This is one of the best Wang Yibo and Zhao Li Ying dramas were released in 2020 with 51 episodes. You can watch it on Viki.


5. Who Is the Murderer

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It is set in the year 2000 and tells of a murder that took place in an apartment and at a printing factory in Haizhou City.

A rookie cop Leng Xiao Bing and his seniors rush to the scene after receiving a report, but as they split up, they end up having a face-to-face fight with a serial killer in Haizhou City.

Leng Xiao Bing was shy and afraid to shoot, leading the assassin to flee the scene after killing Leng Xiao Bing’s senior, Li Lan.

The killer managed to escape and hide, and the Haizhou case went cold. Behind it turns out to be another witness at the scene, the orphan Xia Mu, hiding in the attic adjacent to the apartment.

Seventeen years later, Xia Mu arrives to join the grand crime unit, to solve the murder of his teacher along with the others.

When he cornered Leng Xiao Bing about why he didn’t shoot, Leng Xiao Bing told him the truth. Together they decide to reopen the cold case.

When a new corpse from sixteen years ago is suddenly revealed, the three realize that the killer never really stopped. Only by working together can they catch the real killer, once and for all. This Zhao Li Ying tv show was released in 2021 with 16 episodes.


6. The Wife’s Secret

Tells the story of Zhang Bai He and Li Ming Lang, both descendants of a successful conglomerate who are about to get engaged, but on the night of their engagement, there is a great fire.

As a result of the disaster Bai He lost his family and Ming Ling’s mother wanted to cancel their marriage. However, Ming Lang did not agree with his mother’s wish and took him home.

They live together and keep getting used to their feelings towards each other to grow steadily. But must overcome objections to their marriage and plan for his mother-in-law.

The drama starring Zhao Li Ying was released in 2014 with 55 episodes. You can watch it on the YoYo English Channel.


7. The Story of Ming Lan

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Set during the Northern Song Dynasty, the storyline follows Sheng Ming Lan, the 6th daughter of an official born to a disliked concubine. He lost his mother at a young age and was raised by his paternal grandmother.

As he grew up, he learned to hide his true genius. He purposely uses underhanded methods to survive hardships as family members plot against each other and there is no familial love in it.

One day he meets Gu Ting Ye, the second son of a wealthy marquis household, who is supposed to inherit wealth from both his parents and a noble.

Gu Ting Ye’s nature was completely different from Ming Lan’s. He would rather lose everything than hide his true self.

Even so, Ming Lan and Ting Ye still work together, and through devious schemes and daring efforts, they both rise through the ranks and work to obtain justice for those who have wronged them.

One of the best Zhao Li Ying tv shows was released in 2018 with 78 episodes. You can watch it on iQIYI, WeTV, and Viki.


8. Princess Agents

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Princess Agents tells the story of Chu Qiao, a girl who was taken into slavery and thrown into the forest with other slaves. They then became the target of hunting for the rich nobles.

Back then, Chu Qiao was rescued by the Prince of Yanbei, Yan Xun, and brought into the powerful Yu Wen family. But got to witness their bloody power struggle and get involved in it.

Seeing that, he vowed to take his little sister and run away from the situation and never come back. However, he caught Yu Wen Yue’s attention and underwent rigorous training while building a sense of friendship with her.

This is one of the best dramas stars  Zhao Li Ying, Li Qin, Lin Geng Xin, and Shawn Dou. It was released in 2017 with 67 episodes. It’s available on Viki.


9. Noble Aspirations Season 1 & 2

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One night, when Zhang Xiao Fan was eleven years old, everyone in his village was killed. At that time people were still alive leaving only his childhood friends Lin Jin Yu and Uncle Wang to survive.

They were later adopted by the Qing Yun faction with a godly and benevolent leader. There he met Lu Xue Qi who belonged to the same faction as Zhang Xiao Fan, Qing Yun.

She has the nickname “fairy of the nine heavens” because of her beauty that can dazzle the whole country. Meanwhile, Bi Yao is the daughter of the arch lord of the Gui Wang faction. She is very energetic and arrogant, she loves Zhang Xiao Fan. It was released in 2016 and has a total of 76 episodes with its 2 seasons.


10. Legend of Lu Zhen

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This series tells about Lu Zhen, a girl who runs away from home because of her cruel stepmother. She then enters the palace as a maid and quickly gets promoted through the ranks because of her pottery-making skills.

All along, she captured crown prince Gao Zhan’s heart but could never be with him due to social status and jealous enemies working against him every now and then.

To that end, he devoted himself to politics and helped Gao Zhan defeat the coup from behind. Although Gao Zhan couldn’t make her empress, he did give her the highest position in the land, female prime minister.

Legend of Lu Zhen was released in 2013 with 59 episodes. You can watch this Zhao Li Ying drama on Viki.


11. Best Get Going

It is about a group of friends – Song Nuan, Zhou Ge Ge, Ruo Han, and Ning Ba La – who are classmates and roommates who venture into the real world through internships before their graduation.

Once upon a time, Zhao Xiao Chuan, who works in IT, falls in love with Ge Ge, but she is more interested in his best friend, Zhang Sheng and he is not interested in her.

Zhang Sheng is the son of a wealthy family who is under tremendous pressure from his mother to gain real-world work experience.

He liked and was very happy when he bullied Song Nuan, who was not easily intimidated. Through work and family challenges, can friends help each other survive the pressures of the real world?

This tv show with Zhao Li Ying was released in 2015 with 35 episodes and is available on Viki.


12. Our Glamorous Time

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Our Glamorous Time is one of the best CEO Chinese dramas in 2018. It tells the story of Li Zhi Cheng, a former soldier who has to take over his family’s business when business is down.

He had no experience in business, therefore no one in the industry expected this newly appointed CEO Wen Da.

However, a fateful encounter with Lin Qian changes everything. Lin Qian is an independent and capable white-collar worker who has just graduated but is having trouble starting her own business.

With the help of Lin Qian’s work experience and encouragement, coupled with Li Zhi Cheng’s wits and methods, they take Wen Da’s business to new heights.

You can watch this one of the best Zhao Li Ying dramas on Viki and Apple Tv with a total of 50 episodes.


13. The Legend of Zu

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Zhuge Yu Wo is the leader of the Zu Mountain Sect, a very prestigious sect in the world of martial arts. To protect the world from chaos, she fights against the evil Green Cape, who stole the Scarlet Soul Stone.

In the midst of the battle, the Red Soul Stone was forced into Ding Yin’s body to be sealed. Because of this, Ding Yin later became a disciple of the Zu Mountain Sect and vowed to protect the world from evil and chaos.

By chance, Ding Yin finds out that Yu Wu Xin, the daughter of Shang Guan Jing Wo, looks very similar to his deceased wife and that makes him fall in love.

At the same time, the power structure of the Zu Mountain Sect shook, which caused another chaotic disaster in the world of martial arts. This Zhao Liying show was released in 2015 with 56 episodes and is available on iQIYI.


14. Worry-Free Pub 3

It tells a story of reasoning and tension in the context of Xia culture: A tragedy occurred in the Huashan faction 20 years ago.

And right now two mysterious people, standing together face to face fighting over Duguxue and Wulin’s power. The drama starring Zhao Li Ying was released in 2018 with 6 episodes.


15. Lucky Tianbao

This drama tells the legend of Zhu Tian Bao, the second son of Prince Jian Xing and his older brother Zhu Tian Xiang.

The story starts with Yang Ruo Nan who finds out that she is going to marry her eldest son, Tian Xiang. But she wants to marry Tian Bao.

Tian Bao didn’t like him and left the city and Ruo Nan secretly followed him. Even though Tian Bao knew, he did nothing but enter the brothel and show what kind of man he was.

There Tian Bao met Meng Xiao Die who was brought to the city by his teacher, Du San Niang. Seeing the closeness between Tian Bao and Xiao Die, Ruo Nan left.

However, to clear up the misunderstanding, Tian Bao tries to find Xiao Die but is ambushed along the way. He then falls off a cliff and loses his memory and is saved by Xiao Die’s father.

On the other hand, his brother is usurping the throne, and there is a misunderstanding to be cleared up with Xiao Die. This tv show with Zhao Liying was released in 2016 with 40 episodes.


16. Boss & Me

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It tells about the President of a large conglomerate Feng Teng has a younger sister, with a very rare blood type and needs a transfusion.

He then finds an employee at his company named Xue Shan Shan who has the same blood type and asks for his blood donor.

Afterward, he and his younger sister owe Shan Shan a favor, but instead of using Feng Teng’s typical method to repay her, her sister suggests sending a nutritious packed lunch for Shan Shan.

According to her sister, it can help her recover from blood loss and make Thanksgiving more personal.

Shan Shan loves to eat and her enjoyment of lunch, along with her bright and cheerful personality, slowly starts to melt Feng Teng’s, cold heart.

This is one of the best Zhao Li Ying dramas and was released in 2014 with 34 episodes. You can watch this Chinese tv show on Netflix.


17. The Journey of Flower

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Tells the story of Hua Qian Gu who on the day of his birth, the flowers withered and the sky darkened even his mother died in childbirth.

When he was 16 years old, his Father died and before he died, he advised him to learn some skills to help him survive.

Because his father knew Hua Qian Gu seemed to have a strange ability to lure demons and otherworldly beings through his scent.

He followed his father’s advice and went to Mount Shu, where there are said to be people skilled in dealing with demons and other creatures.

However, upon reaching Mount Shu, his journey was cut short when he witnessed the death of the sect leader and went to the Chiang Lu sect for help.

There she meets Bai Zi Hua, the gentlest yet cold-hearted man, who becomes her teacher, mentor, and lover. He also meets other romantic interests: Dong Fang Yu Qing, who cares about Qian Gu’s safety, and Sha Qian Mo, who is the leader of the demon world.

The Journey of Flower was released in 2015 with 58 episodes. You can watch this Zhao Li Ying tv show on Hunan TV.


18. Xi Dian Yuan Yang

It is a continuation of Cuo Dian Yuan Yang’s drama, focusing on the romance of the sister of the Shi family.

Shi Wu Hen, the second brother, still forgot about his love for Huan Er. When her brother long lost the engagement.

Liang Yu Shi, appeared at their door, disguised as a boy, he was the only one who knew that she was a girl.

To keep it a secret, the two end up spending a lot of time together, but when her identity as a girl is revealed, he steps in to honor the family’s engagement deal.

What he thought was a marriage of obligation turned into a heartbreaking love affair. He was willing to risk his family’s life to save her.

Meanwhile, Shi Wu Jie was the most passionate youngest brother out of the three brothers. When he met Qin Qiu Yu, he fell in love at first sight.

Her family, however, is strongly against their relationship because she is a prostitute unfit for her position. She, in turn, decided to follow him to the ends of the earth, rather than leave him.

While Huan Er plays matchmaker, the brothers begin to unravel the mystery of a tragedy that befell their family 20 years earlier. This drama starring Zhao Li Ying was released in 2013 with 22 episodes.


19. The Mystic Nine

It tells of nine powerful families known as “Old Nine Gates” or “Nine Mystical Clan” guarding the city of Changsha during the republic era.

Zhang Qi Shan/Fo Ye who is the leader of the nine gates. Once upon a time, he investigated a mysterious train ending at his Changsha station that led to an equally mysterious mine.

To solve the mystery, he entrusts the help of Qi Tie Zui/Ba Ye and Er Yue Hong/Er Ye, who are opera singers from a family of archaeologists.

Before they can start their mission, they have to find medicine to help Er Ye’s wife who is terminally ill.

Along the way, they meet a young hotel mistress Yin Xin Yue and discover a dangerous plot that could bring down the people of Changsha. The Zhao Liying show was released in 2016 with 48 episodes and is available on Viki.


20. Mermaid Legend

As the title suggests, Mermaid Legend tells of an innocent and naive mermaid named Hong Ling. He was not even aware of the world beyond the waters of his own world.

One day, he accidentally disappointed the Sea King and was sent to the human realm. There she meets a boy, whom she eventually falls in love with.

At first, things might seem like a farce to Hong Ling, but then the consequences of her actions came at a far greater price than she had ever imagined.

This is one of the best Zhao Li Ying dramas released in 2013 with 36 episodes. It is available on Youku.


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