– Even though they are remakes, some of these dramas are no less popular than the original series and have even won various awards.
Korean Drama Remake Results from Abroad – Korean drama is one type of spectacle that is favored by various groups, one of the factors is because of the interesting storyline. Even the studio or several creators of drakor seem to have run out of ideas to continue creating series with plots that make people willing to sit for hours to watch.
One of the ways used by creators to keep presenting an interesting storyline is to remake some series from other countries. Yep, this has happened quite often in the world of Korean dramas. Some of the remake dramas are arguably more popular than the original series and can achieve high ratings.
Here are many Korean dramas that are remakes of foreign series!
1. Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds is a TV series from the United States which is quite popular. The storyline focuses on a team of criminal profilers who solve criminal cases with the help of some advanced technologies. The popularity of Criminal Minds has also earned his remakes in some other countries, including South Korea.
Besides carrying the same title, the Korean drama Criminal Minds also has a similar storyline, complete with various advanced technologies. In this drakor version, the main character stars Lee Joon-gi and also Moon Chae-won who in 2020 met again through the Flower of Evil series. Those of you who like to study the contents of the brain of a criminal is also very suitable for watching this drama.
2. A World of Married Couple
In 2020, Korean drama fans can be said to be captivated by the A World of Married Couple series, including those from Indonesia. Although there were protests regarding the depiction of violent sex in it, this drama still received a positive response because of its interesting plot. As a result, this drakor also occupies the first position as the highest-rated series in the history of South Korean television.
However, maybe many don’t know that this drama is a remake of a British series entitled Doctor Foster. The premise of the two series remains the same, namely domestic relations wrapped in infidelity and revenge. Like the original series, Doctor Foster even received positive reviews and won several awards.
3. A Witch’s Love
For those of you who like Korean dramas, you must be familiar with the figure of Park Seo-Joon, right? Well, it turns out that Seo-Joon has also starred in a drakor which is the result of a remake of a foreign series, namely A Witch’s Love. The drama is an adaptation of a Taiwanese romantic-comedy series that carries the title, My Queen.
The storyline adopted in this series is also very light, namely the romance between a journalist and a young man who has a business of an order center. However, both are people who have experienced the bitterness of a love relationship before. In addition, the journalist character played by Uhm Jung-Hwa in the drama version is said to be 14 years older than the character played by Park Seo-Joon.
4. Life on Mars
Starring Jung Kyung-ho, the Korean drama Life on Mars is a remake of a British series with the same title. Both series share a detective theme combined with the concept of time travel. The original series is also very well known in the UK and has won the “Best Drama Series” award at the 2008 International Emmy Awards.
His success was also felt by the South Korean version of Life on Mars. Because, even though it is only a remake, the drama Life on Mars won the “Best Adaptation of an Existing Format” trophy at the 2018 Asian Academy Creative Awards.
5. Fated to Love You
Fated to Love You is a 2014 Korean drama that became a reunion for Jang Hyuk and Jang Na-ra after previously being in a series in 2002. In this drama, Jang Hyuk plays a conglomerate who has one night of sex with a girl played Na-ra. Problems also occur when the girl turns out to be pregnant as a result of the incident.
The chemistry between Jang Hyuk and Na-ra became one of the attractions of this drakor which then made the series get an average rating of 9.8%. However, it turns out that the success achieved by this drakor cannot be separated from the popularity of the original series originating from Taiwan and carrying the same title. In fact, the Taiwanese version of Fated to Love You was named the “Best TV Series” at the 2008 Golden Bell Awards.
In 2018, we were presented with the duet of Jang Dong-gun and Park Hyung-sik through the drakor Suits which is a remake of the United States series of the same title. The thing that distinguishes the Korean drama version from the original series lies in the number of episodes. Because, the drakor only has one season consisting of 16 episodes while the original series has 134 episodes which are divided into nine seasons.
Broadly speaking, these two series tell the story of a reliable lawyer who attracts dropout students to become his partners in the field of law. In the version of the original series, Suits also stars Meghan Markle who is now married to Prince Harry who is part of the British Empire.
7. The Suspicious Housekeeper
he Suspicious Housekeeper is a Korean drama which is a remake of a Japanese series. In the original serial version, this drama carries the title Kaseifu no Mita or in English it can be translated I Am Mita, Your Housekeeper. SBS’s decision to use the title The Suspicious Housekeeper also sparked controversy because it was considered to be harassing domestic workers.
Despite the controversy, The Suspicious Housekeeper managed to achieve a fairly high rating during its 20 episodes, 9.0% to be exact. This is also inseparable from an interesting storyline, namely a mysterious housekeeper who is willing to be told to do anything, including killing.
Well, that’s a number of Korean dramas which are remakes of foreign series. Of these dramas, is there your favourite?