K-dramas do so much retreading of its own plot lines as well as adapting from other countries dramas that it’s a testament to how long lasting this Hallyu drama wave has gone one for a K-drama to openly adapt an early predecessor. Such is the case for the upcoming 2016 edition of 1% of Anything, swapping out now movie star Kang Dong Won and relegated to supporting roles Kim Jung Hwa for present day leads Ha Suk Jin and Jeon So Min. The drama will air on mobile platform Oksusu on September 30th and a week later premiere on DramaX on October 5th.
This is a classic different social classes plus bicker and fall in love rom-com so I’m more interested to see if sprucing it up a decade later infuses new charm into an old trope. The recently released preview looks cute enough and it’s mostly due to Ha Suk Jin’s fantastic screen presence in this type of errant chaebol with underlying sweetness type of role. The two drama posters are also nice enough, the black backdrop lessens the saccharine tendencies and the chalk board plays up the school teacher set up of the female lead played by Jeon So Min.
Preview for 1% of Anything: