I thought I’d do a post showing some various remakes of the SAME dramas, since a lot of people tend to ask for ‘similar’ dramas to so&so without realising their are remakes out there worth the watch.
Although they will genuinely have the same PLOT, remakes have different characters (thus, to me at least, creating a whole new atmosphere, since no two actors or actresses are the same).
Most of the time they are worth the watch. To those who watch Drama remakes of mangas even more so, how great to see our favourite comics portrayed in so many different angles?
(The three MAIN in my opinion, anyhow.)
- Itazura Na Kiss –
began as a Japanese Manga under the same name. Has the following dramas made from it:
• Itazura Na Kiss (1996) – Japan.
• It Started With A Kiss (2005-2006) with a second Series (2007-2008) – Taiwan
• Playful Kiss (2010) – Korea
- Boys Over Flowers –
Began as a Manga. it produced:
• Meteor Garden (2001) and its sequel Meteor Garden II (2002) – Taiwan
• Hana Yori Dango (2005)and its sequel Hana Yori Dango Returns (2007) – Japan
• Boys Over Flowers (2009) – Korea
As well as the Dramas above it also has two films (not to be confused with the Dramas, which are SERIES);
• Hana Yori Dango (1995)
• Hana Yori Dango Final (2008)
- Hana Kimi –
Yet another Manga turned Drama. From the Manga came:
• Hanazakarino Kimitachihe (2007) – China
• Hanazakari no Kimitachi e (2007) – Japan
• Hanazakari no Kimitachi e 〜Ikemen Paradice ( 2011) – Japan
• To The Beautiful You (2012) – Korea
- Other notable dramas remakes:
• You’re Beautiful (Japanese remake of this drama was released in Japan in July 2011 titled: Ikemen desu ne)
• Stairway To Heaven (Philippine remake under the same name aired in 2012)
• Green Rose (Has a Philippine remake done in 2011)
• My Lovely Sam Soon (In 2008, it was remade into the Filipino series Ako si Kim Samsoon.)
• My Girl (Has a Philippine remake under the same name in 2008)
• Full House (Full House Take 2 in 2012 & Smiling Pasta in 2006)
There’s loads more, but the amount of Kdrama’s that get remade in the Philippines is crazy!
Personally I normally enjoy the originals, but in cases such as Smiling Pasta, exceptions are made. I enjoyed ALL the remakes if I’m fair, because they are all unique in some way.
Definitively worth watching them!