Korea Prepping Drama Remake of Popular J-dorama Romance Rich Man, Poor Woman

Before I watched the wonderful J-dorama Rich Man, Poor Woman, I teased that the title better suited K-dramas since nearly every romance for the greater part of K-dramas was between a rich man and a poor woman, i.e. the Cinderella story. The J-dorama turned out to be much more interesting, nuanced, and fun than the title suggested and remains one of my all-time faves, and turned leads Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi into must watches for me.

The original aired 5 years ago in 2012, with an SP episode set in NYC in the following spring of 2013, so it’s not like the dorama is riding current buzz so it’s a bit surprising to hear that Korea is readying a remake for later this year. The K-version is scheduled for late fall or early winter 2017, with casting and the network to commence in due course. I can’t say I’ve got high hopes for the remake but hearing RMPW back in the news gives me a great reason to go watch the original. Continue reading

2012 Year End Drama Reviews: Something Fun for Everyone

Another year, another year end review. For me the year end review contextualizes the dramas watched on three levels – its own merits, how it stacks up against its compatriots, and how the year measures up against previous years. If … Continue reading