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.
Asian VoicesCathlyn Choi
- 3215Kim's Convenience (CBC, 2016) is a Canadian television sitcom developed by Ins Choi and Kevin... more
- 3118Fresh Off the Boat (ABC, 2015) is an American comedy television series created by Nahnatchka... more
- 163My First First Love (Netflix, 2019), also known as Because It's My First Love, is a South... more
- 144Love Alarm (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean romantic comedy television series, based on the... more
Meteor GardenDylan Wang, Shen Yue
- 159Andi Mack is an American comedy-drama series that premiered on Disney Channel on April 7,... more
- 1612Kingdom (Netflix, 2019) is a South Korean historical horror television series based on the... more
- 70Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (JTBC, 2017), also known as Strong Girl Bong-soon, is a South Korean... more
- 84Wu Assassins (Netflix, 2019) is an American action television series. A young chef (Iko Uwais)... more
- 52Triad Princess (Netflix, 2019), is a Taiwanese romantic drama television series. Growing up in... more
- 25The Naked Director (Netflix, 2019) is a Japanese semi-biographical comedy-drama series based... more
- 25Shōgun (FX) is an American drama television miniseries based on the novel of the same name by... more