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Best Asian TV Shows Of 2019

Updated December 30, 2019 303 votes 109 voters 5.2k views13 items

List RulesOnly new or returning shows airing new episodes during the 2019 calendar year and featuring a primarily Asian cast.

In 2018, the romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians struck box office gold by bringing in nearly $250 million worldwide. It was the first US movie to have an all-Asian cast in over 25 years, and the film’s success sparked a host of new Asian TV series for 2019. Here’s a look at the best current Asian TV shows.

In 2017, there were only two television shows in the US that featured an Asian American lead: Fresh off the Boat and Master of None. That figure has grown significantly in just one year, and it’s only going to get bigger as more shows with Asian and Asian American casts are added to channel lineups. In November of 2018, Netflix, the streaming service that can be found in 190 countries around the world, announced that it was planning to produce 17 new Asian original series and films from Japan, Thailand, India, South Korea, and Taiwan.

Asians in entertainment are finally getting the spotlight. From comedies to period dramas, here are the best current Asian TV series. Which current Asian TV shows do you love the most or can't wait to watch? Let us know by voting thumbs up or down in the list below. 

 

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    4

    Asian Voices

    Cathlyn Choi
  • 2
    32
    15

    Kim's Convenience

    Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Jean Yoon
    Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian television sitcom developed by Ins Choi and Kevin...  more
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    31
    18

    Fresh Off the Boat

    Constance Wu, Randall Park
    Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka...  more
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    16
    3

    My First First Love

    Ji Soo, Jung Chae-yeon
    My First First Love (Netflix, 2019), also known as Because It's My First Love, is a South...  more
  • 5
    14
    4

    Love Alarm

    Kim So-hyun, Song Kang
    Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the...  more
  • 6
    11
    1

    Meteor Garden

    Dylan Wang, Shen Yue
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    15
    9

    Andi Mack

    Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush
    Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,...  more
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    16
    12

    Kingdom

    Ju Ji-hoon, Bae Doona
    Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the...  more
  • 9
    7
    0

    Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

    Park Bo-young, Park Hyung-sik
    Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (JTBC, 2017), also known as Strong Girl Bong-soon, is a South Korean...  more
  • 10
    8
    4

    Wu Assassins

    Iko Uwais, Katheryn Winnick
    Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais)...  more
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    5
    2

    Triad Princess

    Jasper Liu, Eugenie Liu
    Triad Princess (Netflix, 2019), is a Taiwanese romantic drama television series. Growing up in...  more
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    2
    5

    The Naked Director

    Takayuki Yamada, Shinnosuke Mitsushima
    The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese semi-biographical comedy-drama series based...  more
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    Shōgun (FX) is an American drama television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by...  more