Remaking a beloved J-dorama is a K-drama staple and to date the results remain mixed. There are too many to list one by one but currently airing This Life is Our First is clearly heavily inspired by hit rom-com We Married as a Job (Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu) and is a hit with viewers in ratings and critically praised. Production is readying now for the direct remake of 2012 J-dorama Rich Man, Poor Woman, still one of my all time favorites with leads Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi sparkling with so much chemistry and making this Cinderella tale feel fresh rather than putrid in the whole financial imbalance between the two leads. The K-version will air in early 2018 and casting offers are out to EXO‘s Suho and Ha Yeon Seo as the leads, not what I would have picked especially for the male lead since the J-version succeeded mainly due to the incredible acting and my recollection of Suho does not give me great comfort he can deliver. With that said, RMPW still has so much goodwill for me I’ll still check out the K-drama regardless of who is cast.