I’m currently on J-dorama kick and boy does it feel like a much needed palate cleanser between my steady courses of K-dramas. That makes for a nice dovetail into the upcoming K-drama remake of one of my favorite J-doramas Rich Man, Poor Woman. The drama Rich Man will be airing on MBN and stars idol-actor Suho and K-actress Ha Yeon Seo, and while I have no expectation that it will be anywhere near as engrossing as the original I am surprised by how okay I am with the leads chemistry and visuals. Suho is surprising in looking the part of the male lead both as a tech genius and a super rich self-made millionaire. Ha Yeon Seo doesn’t quite tread the expressive but not overacting line that the original female lead did so well but she comes across as the practical foil to an overachieving dreamer male lead. The drama premieres on May 9th and the new previews are looking promising enough.
Previews for Rich Man:
Suho is so damn handsome in here but… His character seems different from the original version. But nevertheless, i’ll give it a try. K-version must be more romantic lols.
it is hard not to compare with the original… HYS is ok and acceptable, but Suho is ..?.. maybe I should wait for reviews first before start watching. K-adaptation of J-dorama is usually flop.
They totally butchered the original story. From shun oguri to suho, what a demotion.
rather comparing this version with the Japanese version ,i more like to comparing this drama with park seo joon new drama. so good luck!!!
There goes the hiccup….
Suho looks good but too “clean” and he doesn’t have the charisma of Oguri Shun. The same for the second male lead…
Let us not be too judgmental and give the show a chance. Adaptation cannot be the same as the original one. Better watch first before saying anything.