I apologise for the fluctuation of In A Good Way posts on my blog. Life is hectic and that is literally the only drama that I am currently watching. Time just does not have enough time! We all need more hours in our lives! Okay, enough of my rant. Let’s talk about something that isn’t IAGW related today.
Noona-dongsaeng romances have been dominating Korea television lately and there’s another one around the block!
News have been floating around that Korea is going to have a remake of the popular Taiwan drama My Queen (AKA Defeated Queen) for quite a while and I have been keeping eyes on it ever since news started floating around. It’s not often that Taiwanese dramas get a remake, so this is definitely one to look forward to. Its Korean remake is called Witch’s Romance starring Ban Ji Yeon (Uhm Jung Hwa) who is a 39 year old workaholic who no longer believes in love after having the traumatic experience of her boyfriend, No Shi Hoon (Han Jae Suk) pulling a disappearance act prior to the wedding. She meets Yoon Dong Ha (Park Seo Hoon), a young 25 year old man who runs an errand centre with his friend. He is a bubbly man on the outside but this is a actually a facades from him to hide away from the pain of losing his girlfriend due to an accident. I thoroughly enjoyed My Queen but nearing the end of its run, it started to grow a bit draggy so hopefully this won’t be the case here. There’s this thing about remakes which, at the end of the day it will still be a remake. So if it wants to set itself apart from being just a remake, it needs to offer some individual personalities to it. Fingers crossed! My Queen sold well because the leads had some solid chemistry, and being a drama that is so emotionally wound on romance, chemistry is key to telling a good story. I hope the two leads here will have some strong chemistry too!
Ethan Ruan‘s most popular drama ever which remains unbeatable in the ratings chart, Fated To Love You will also be getting a Korean remake, confirmed to air on MBC Wednesday-Thursday timeslot starting 2nd July this year. I will be keeping my eyes out for that one too. FTLY is forever one of my favourite dramas so maybe Korea can produce a remake that matches it?
Check out the cute animated teaser for Witch Romance below! Witch Romance is set to air on tvN on the Monday-Tuesday timeslot after I Need Romance 3 starting 14th of April.