CPOP HOME collects the best Chinese dramas which the genres and plots are similar to Start Here.
Urban, Business, Drama
Zhao Liying, Ou Hao, Li Guangjie
Xu Banxia's mother died in childbirth and her father was indifferent to Xu Banxia from the time she was born, this led to Xu Banxia's character as a bold and courageous person. As China's economy soars, Xu Banxia took her "brothers", Xiao Chen and Tong Xiaoqi, to start a steel scrap and transport business. In the steel industry, which was absolutely dominated by men, Xu Banxia ventured into Russia with her adventurous spirit and pragmatic attitude. After a lot of hardships and even life and death tests, she opened up an independent international steel import business and harvested "the first bucket of gold" in her career. At this time, the steel market was highly competitive, and with her excellent vision and bold personality, as well as her understanding of the market, Xu Banxia was able to overcome all the difficulties and gradually expand her business territory. After a series of experiences in life, relationships, and work, Xu Banxia learns how to solve problems decisively and how to break through to gain a career and love.
Urban, Romance, Drama
Wang Ziwen, Jin Han
Meng Haotian, who holds several positions, is seen by outsiders as a standard strong and beautiful woman with excellent abilities. However, people rarely know about her painful past, as they only see her entrepreneurial journey from scratch. However, at a wedding farce, she unexpectedly meets the young and talented CTO of Lingzhi Group, Leng Siming. After experiencing a series of misunderstandings and accidents, the two equally outstanding individuals gradually become closer. However, the problems that come with it become more and more apparent, such as the age and status difference between them. Will they be able to break free from the constraints of age and identity and overcome the obstacles of their relationship? Can Meng Haotian, who is trapped by her past, regain her ability to love?
Urban, Comedy, Drama
Zheng Kai, Yukee Chen, Dylan Wang
Planning Department 3 was once the most secretive and prestigious department within Gaofa Technologies. But in the past three years, its status has fallen due to the repeatedly unreliable plans it has submitted. However, in their own way, the people in Planning Department 3 are living the life of "ordinary strugglers". Whether it is Li Tianran, an "unpromising person" in the workplace, Fan Sisi, a girl who pursues inner peace and calmness, Wu Yimei, a cold-faced, and warm-hearted person, or Bai MaShuai, who works hard instead of being a playboy, they have their own dreams, their own persistence, and their deep feelings for the Planning Department. They progress with their colleagues and grow with the company. Although they faced deliberate criticism from the deputy director and competition from Planning Department 1, they successfully resolved the crisis with their efforts time and again and brought Planning Department 3 back to the top. They have also grown up in their work life with laughter and tears, and have gained precious love and friendship.
Urban, Romance, Business
Angelababy, Deng Lun, Zhu Yilong
Cheng Zhenzhen is a new salesman in a real estate sales company, but she works hard and becomes the best agent. Shao Pengcheng is Cheng Zhenzhen's male partner at work and the only son of the company's boss. To prove his ability, he hides his identity and joins the company. Through working together, Shao Pengcheng and Zhenzhen become good friends. Cheng Zhenzhen meets and falls in love with his long-time crush Jing Ran for work reasons, but in the course of their relationship, they discover that they are not suitable for each other and break up. The company is facing a business crisis due to the leakage of trade secrets by the departure of its core staff. But with Cheng Zhenzhen's support and encouragement, Shao Pengcheng works hard to make the company go on the right track finally. At this point, Pengcheng finds out that he loves Cheng Zhenzhen and confesses his love for her. Through this experience, they meet the best of themselves and the best of love.
Urban, Youth, Romance
Xing Fei, Lin Yi
As graduation approaches, Situ Mo, who has been used to following arrangements since she was a child, is confused about her future and tries out various arrangements. She is always unable to find the courage to make a choice for herself. As the old and new campuses merged, a physics student, Gu Weiyi, enters Situ Mo’s life. The humdrum life sparks a wave of laughter. Several times fights made Situ Mo and Gu Weiyi gradually get into each other’s hearts and mistakenly become co-rental allies. In the process of getting along, they put aside prejudice. With each other’s encouragement and help, they find a new direction in life and career but also harvest love. They experienced graduation, job hunting, and working together, and realized that the warmest time is to take the right path and do the right thing with the right person.
Urban, Life, Business
Wan Qian, Liu Mintao, Xing Fei
Yao Wei, a workaholic, is the director of a company's commercial department. She put all her heart into the work and doesn't realize that the relationship between her and her husband has become estranged. The department she leads, which is mostly made up of women, is also experiencing problems specific to women: pregnancy, nursing mothers, and hidden pregnancies. It is at this point that Yao Wei, who has always wanted to have children, finds herself pregnant during the rising years of her career. Learning of Yao Wei's pregnancy, her boss Ding Lan hires An Chang to be the director of the commercial department, giving Yao Wei a rival. An Chang seems to be the perfect woman, avoiding most of the difficulties women face in the workplace. After a struggle, Yao Wei chooses to have the baby. It was this decision that made all the difference. In life, Yao Wei finds affection and trust with her husband. At work, she works hand in hand with her rival and offers help to female colleagues facing different problems. It is the character of the women they showed in their childbirth situation that made Yao Wei understand that there are many different kinds of happiness in life: success in business, being a happy mother, etc. The company's leaders, Mr. Peng and Mrs. Ding, also gradually understand that a company cannot just pursue profits, but must let its employees grow up healthily and gain a sense of satisfaction and happiness in their work and life.
Urban, Business, Drama
Mark Chao, Bai Jingting, Qiao Xin
Wu Kezhi, the manager of Jin Chen Capital, has a sharp investment vision and an unruly personality. Because he is not good at getting along with his superiors, there is a gap between him and Qu Zhonghui, a senior executive of the company, and he is not put in an important position by the company. The company suddenly sends Sun Yiqiu, a trainee with an average education and no experience, to join Wu's department. Wu Keizhi is very reluctant to accept him. At this critical moment, Sun Yiqiu retains an important client and earns himself a valuable trial period. During the process of working together, Wu gradually finds out about Sun's ability and strength, and he teaches him by example and guides him carefully so that Sun can grow rapidly. Wu Kezhi also gradually become clear about his own perseverance and bottom line. The constant friction and collision, let the master and disciple gradually tacit understanding. At an important time when the company is facing internal and external problems, this pair of ordinary masters and disciples, who are not favored by the company, save the company's reputation. After a series of events, they have new ideas about their careers and make new choices.
Urban, Romance, Business
Liu Tao, Qin Hailu, Liu Yuning
He Huan hits rock bottom when her husband runs away from home, leaves behind huge debts, suffers a career setback and her mother falls seriously ill. With the encouragement of her friends, and after the initial experience of being at a loss, she faced all the difficulties head-on with resilience and started from scratch. With wisdom and sincerity, she overcame the difficulties of his mother's medical treatment and the trouble given by her creditors. And with persistence, she quickly grew from a grassroots hotline operator to a program host, returning to the peak of her career and becoming a light of her own. After realizing her personal dream, He Huan and his colleagues began to actively explore the path of traditional media's transformation into integrated media. With the help of online blogger Jiang Junhao, He Huan plunged into the "tide" of the times. After founding a successful self-media, she actively joined the construction of the TV station's integrated media. While her career is getting better, He Huan faces a new decision in her emotions. Her husband's selfishness and ruthlessness have led to He Huan's sobriety and independence. Her relationship with Jiang Junhao has evolved from dislike, and suspicion to understanding, consideration, appreciation, and admiration. They have eventually become mutual support with tacit understanding.
Urban, Comedy, Romance
Zhang Xinyi, Guo Jingfei
Although Zhang Xiaona has a birthmark on her face, she does not feel inferior because of it. On the contrary, Zhang Xiaona firmly believes that a good life has nothing to do with one's looks, but rather with one's hard work. With her hard work and intelligence, at the age of thirty, she has become the female president of her company. Although she has achieved great success in her career, Zhang Xiaona's love life is still blank. Xiaowei is Zhang Xiaona's younger brother. Although they are ten years apart, the siblings are very close to each other. In order to let his sister get married smoothly, Xiaowei was so worried that he even applied for a Supreme VIP on a dating website for his sister. Suddenly, two men, Chang Qing and Su Yi appear by Zhang Xiaona's side. Which one of them is Zhang Xiaona's true love?
Urban, Romance, Drama
Jiang Shuying, Liu Mintao, Peng Yuchang
Xu Jie, a female lawyer, is invited by Li Gongming, a partner of Ming Tang Law Firm as a trainee lawyer because of her emotional and career setbacks in her original city. Xu Jie’s main task is to investigate the bribery case of another partner of the firm, Chen Wenguang and to make a fresh start in a new environment. Xu Jie is assigned to the legal aid department and becomes a colleague of Chen Ran, who is the daughter of Chen Manguang. Chen Ran has been secretly investigating since her father was imprisoned, and after Xu Jie comes to the firm, the two lawyers with different philosophies gradually get to know each other, and with the successful resolution of one entrusted case, they trust each other as confidants. As the investigation continues, Chen Ran discovers the real reason why Xu Jie come to the firm, and this workplace friendship seems to have turned into a conspiracy. As the law firm continues to experience accidents, they are bound together by fate. After redeeming each other, they join forces to find out the truth and finally learn the truth about the bribery case.
Urban, Romance, Drama
Zhang Yuqi, Vengo Gao
Two years after the death of founder Wang Jianming, Ansheng Group was in a business crisis. The eldest son of the Wang family, Wang Ju’an, and his aunt Wang Yanan, who was the chairman of the group, started a battle for power due to a disagreement in business philosophy. The struggle at the top of Ansheng affected the bottom employee, Su Mo. She inadvertently offended Wang Ju’an. Wang Ju’an was very strict with his employees, but fortunately, Su Mo withstood the test with her usual diligence and grew up quickly under his guidance. Su Mo’s career has just been going smoothly. she had a conflict with Wang Ju’an again to claim the rights for her uncle’s family. Wang Ju’an fired Su Mo, but to his surprise, Su Mo became Wang Yanan’s “supervisor” beside Wang Ju’an. They went from being wary to knowing each other, and finally, they can’t help but fall in love. However, Su Mo’s position and Wang Ju’an’s arrogance brought the relationship to an abrupt end. Wang Ju’an was affected by the untimely death of his younger brother and the revelation of his adopted son’s identity, and Su Mo put aside her career to help him. Wang Jiu’an finally reaped true love. He started a new chapter of life together with Su Mo.
Urban, Business, Romance
Wu Jinyan, Yin Tao, Peter Ho
Lin Rui, the sales director of the famous cosmetic company SW East China, is fashionable and competent, tough and bold, and has attracted the attention of the French headquarters, becoming the biggest threat to replace the boss Shu Wanting. In order to counterbalance Lin Rui, Shu Wanting transfers her rival Fang Jing to the East China region and appoints her as the sales director of the second department, thus opening the war of sales without smoke. Zhang Xiaoyu, a newcomer, enters SW by accident and becomes Lin Rui’s assistant, completes the metamorphosis from a newcomer to an extraordinary one under Lin Rui’s guidance, and meets her own love.
Urban, Family, Business
Sun Li, Mark Chao
As a new era woman, Su Xiao (Sun Li), a construction cost engineer, has always held the professional belief that “a clean cost sheet represents a clean project”. However, Su was fired by the Zhongjian Group and her cost engineer license was withheld due to an “unclean” incident by the second party in the industry. Su did not get beaten down. She entered the small company Tiancheng from the grass-roots work, with her own unforgettable originality, and bring Tiancheng to the peak of the industry. The outstanding performance of Su Xiao was obvious to all, and she was promoted by Zhao Xiankun, the chairman of Zhenhua Group, and entered the management of the group. Su Xiao was at the peak of her career and encountered her love, Xia Ming (Zhao Youting). However, the good times did not last long. Su was suppressed by Xu Zhiping and other senior members of the group, and she was demoted for the incident of recovering the profit difference of the subsidiary. At the same time, the love between Su Xiao and Xia Ming came to an end and Zhenhua Group was facing unprecedented difficulties. With the encouragement of her father, Su Xiao regained her confidence and believed that everything would be ok. With the pressure, Su insisted on implementing the reform of the group and brought Zhenhua Group out of the predicament. This drama not only shows the lifestyle of the construction industry, but also the resilience of a new era woman.
Urban, Romance, Life
Chen Xiao, Gulnazar
The drama tells the story of Xu Yao, who lost his girlfriend after a failed business venture, Yu Jia'en, a single lady in city, Zhang Qing, a lady who has been struggling in the city for ten years, and Li Nianhuan, a good girl who suffered from cheating during pregnancy. They all experience workplace and emotional confusion and growth.
Youth, Life, Business
Leo Wu, Neo Hou
In the early 1990s, with the reform and opening up of China, the development of the information industry opened a new page. Two rash youngsters from the Institute of Computer Science of Yanjing University, Xiao Chuan and Pei Qinghua, started their careers by selling Han cards and were selected by the director Tan Qizhang to be among the tide of computer sales. The researchers, led by the two of them, who saw the opportunity to take advantage of the policy, starting from being an agent for foreign computers and transitioning to independent research and development, transforming from grassroots to a generation of business wizards, and chronicling the history of China’s rapid development at the end of the 20th century.
Urban, Romance, Business
Tong Dawei, Joe Chen, Wang Yibo
In order to satisfy his wife Lin Yue's wish to live alone and leave his parents, Ding Fang, a post-70s uncle, leads his colleagues to ask for a salary increase, only to be fired by the boss and forced to work for the post-90s Zhai Zhiwei. When Lin Yue learns of this, and with the "help“ of her "best friend" Tang Xiaogang, Lin Yue divorces Ding and chooses Tang Xiaogang. Ding Renjian is at a low point in his life. Zhai Zhiwei's company is closed down because of Tang Xiaogang, and his father passed away, which leads to Zhai's downfall. After Ding Renjian loses his job again, he moves into An Qinghuan's house, a post-80s white-collar worker. Then, he and An Qinghuan help Zhai Zhiwei to get out of the "darkness". Finally, they get together as they wish, and Zhai Zhiwei grows up to be a mature and responsible man.
Urban, Romance, Business
Chen Xuedong, Ouyang Nana
After hearing the news of his father’s death, the heir of Fengshang Group, Shang Boran, has doubts about the distribution of the company’s assets. In order to stop Leng Shan from monopolizing the group and to find the truth about his mother’s death, he secretly infiltrates a fashion magazine. After a chance encounter with a naive and optimistic newcomer, Lu Xiaokui, they become workplace rivals and roommates by accident. They gradually develop a mutual affection for each other while “killing” each other and eventually work together to find the truth, complete the “revenge” plan and gain love.
Urban, Romance, Youth
Hu Yitian, Zhong Chuxi
At the graduation ceremony, Cheng Xin proposes to her boyfriend Zheng Qian but is unexpectedly rejected because Zheng Qian believes that he is not ready for marriage because his career is not yet successful. Zheng Qian declines Cheng Xin’s offer to join Cheng’s group and looks for the job himself, but is repeatedly frustrated. Cheng Xin has to fake an interview to get Zheng Qian to pass the interview and enter the Tengda Group. The general manager of the company is Chu Yunfei, who has a crush on Cheng Xin. When the scandal of Zheng Qian’s falsified resume comes to light, Zheng Qian resigns and leaves. After resigning, Zheng Qian and his buddies Kong Hao and Mo Xiaobao set up the “Daydream” creative studio, which quickly gained fame in the industry because of its unique ideas. While Zheng Qian reaches a new peak in his life, a huge crisis is lurking – the assets of Cheng’s group are encroached on by Uncle Liang, and in the critical moment, Zheng Qian and Chu Yunfei support Cheng Xin and finally win the victory.
Urban, Romance, Drama
Cai Wenjing, Elvis Han
Junior lawyer Tang Ying works at the Shanghai Hongquan Law Firm, where she unexpectedly meets her business partner, Xu Ziqian. Although they secretly develop feelings for each other, they never muster the courage to confront their true emotions. Xu Ziqian, faced with the pursuit of wealthy tycoon Ma Qiyuan towards Tang Ying, finally comes to realize that he has already fallen for her. Meanwhile, Tang Ying is dealing with the dual pressure of being ostracized by her colleagues and her parents unexpectedly coming to Shanghai. Seeking help, Tang Ying turns to Xu Ziqian, and they pretend to be a couple in front of her parents to allay their worries. Xu Ziqian shows great care and concern for Tang Ying's parents, which deeply moves her. Just then, a scandal involving Xu Ziqian's family is exposed, causing him to hesitate about fleeing the situation. As Tang Ying and Xu Ziqian are about to part ways, they can no longer hide their true feelings and embrace each other tightly. With Tang Ying's assistance, Xu Ziqian manages to dispel the shadows of his past and bravely confront his emotions, no longer avoiding them. On the other hand, with Xu Ziqian's trust and companionship, Tang Ying accepts her true self.
Urban, Romance, Drama
Wang Kai, Tan Songyun
Gu Nanting is the deputy head of the passenger flight department of Luzhou Airlines and is known for his strict self-discipline. Due to an accidental reforming of the company, he became superior and mentors of Cheng Xiao who has a valiant and unrestrained personality. When faced with a variety of unexpected aviation incidents, they worked together to fight against and turn danger into success. Although in the way of solving the crisis, Gu Nanting, who has always pursued stability and order, was often disrupted by Cheng Xiao, who did not follow the usual rules. But they were still able to successfully solve the difficulties, and gradually overcome their own shortcomings, all the way towards their dreams!