Line TV to Broadcast Taiwan Drama’s New Version of It Started with a Kiss this December

Taiwan’s reboot of the It Started with a Kiss story is has an air date, premiering December 11th on Line TV. It’s a ballsy move for Taiwan to adapt shoujo manga Itazura na Kiss again when many still hold the original adaptation with Ariel Lin and Joe Cheng as the pillars of perfection. This one doesn’t appear to attempt anything wildly ambitious or different, serving more as a spring board for popular singer-actor Dino Lee to play his first male lead role as the cold smart high school student with a pesky dimwitted crush played this time by Esther Wu. This version as the English title Miss in Kiss and has cast age appropriately as well in newbie second leads Kung Yi Teng and Xi Wei Lun. I’m inclined to check it out and see if the new take has anything interesting or memorable in this version.

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Line TV to Broadcast Taiwan Drama’s New Version of It Started with a Kiss this December — 11 Comments

  1. I’m constantly amazed how this drama is adapted so many times across different countries. The original was over two decades ago! But I think I kind of like how this story just keeps coming back lol… I recently ended up watching 2 episodes from the Japanese remake on netflix.

    • I like the original Japanese version starring Takashi Kashiwabara and Aiko Sato. Aiko may not be the most beautiful “Kotoko” but she definitely is the most adorable one and I really live the comedic tone of the entire dorama. Other versions pale in comparison, at least to me.

  2. If you’re looking for a fresh twist on Playful Kiss then check out the Thai version starring Aom Sushar and Mike Pirath. The Thai version is more inspired by the original, less of a remake. It keeps a lot of the classic moments but adds, and removes, things that really expands the story. It truly does a GREAT job of creating backstory and dimension to the characters.

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