C-drama Remake of Goblin Reportedly in the Works to Air on Netflix and with Kim Eun Sook Returning as Screenwriter

Hold my beer, there is A LOT to unpack here. A C-drama remake of hit K-drama Goblin is reportedly in the works, casting calls are out and the production team has been assembled. It’s schedule to air exclusively on Netflix and will be a 36-episode drama with 45-minutes per episode. The PD remains unknown but original screenwriter Kim Eun Sook is named as the screenwriter for this remake. The filming will be in Macau, Hainan Island, and Xiamen so South China sea area basically. This does not sound like a cheesy low budget remake which sometimes happens with C-ent remakes, like the upcoming C-remake of W: Two Worlds does not look promising in the least. I don’t know why a C-remake for Goblin is needed with the original is still very watchable and the problems there are with the script which is the remake hews close to will still happen. Though Kim Go Eun really did not work for me as Ji Eun Tak, she’s so much better elsewhere in other roles, so if the right female lead is cast here perhaps it would bridge that. But of course, the giant elephant in the room is which C-drama male lead is A-list enough with the same range of acting charisma as Gong Yoo to play General Kim Shin.

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Winter Tis the Season for Swoony K-drama Male Leads to Warm Up Their Leading Lady with Various Tender Techniques

I’ve been shuffling around the house a lot this winter because I don’t want to bundle up like I’m a squashmallow or turn on the heater and dry out my skin, but it really is cold from the bones out … Continue reading

K-netizens Ponder: If You Can Be an Iconic Female K-drama Character for One Month, Whose Life Would You Want to Live?

Oh this is a good one, and I totally know who would be just a blast to live as for one month! K-netizens have circulated a post that shares ten famous/popular/well-known K-drama female lead characters and asked “which female lead’s … Continue reading

tvN Holds Vote on Favorite Network K-drama for its 15th Anniversary Including Hits Vincenzo, Crash Landing on You, Misaeng, Goblin, Answer Me 1988 and Many More Nominees

Well this is going to be interesting to see which drama wins, whether it’s quality or motivated by fan mobilization to get out the vote. tvN is partnering with TVing to run a vote (click here) for the audiences’ favorite … Continue reading

Sliding Scale of When Lead Onscreen Chemistry Saves or Sinks Preposterously Plotted K-dramas

Four episodes into watching K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch and it’s a steady stream of “buh” and “huh” and “snooze…..” The story may be disjointed but there have been way worse written K-dramas that have worked better thanks to the … Continue reading

Korean Government Poll of Overseas Hallyu Viewers Puts Lee Min Ho, BTS, Mr. Sunshine, and Train to Busan Top of Respective Categories

Consider me surprised and impressed that a poll conducted recently landed an actor currently in military service on the top of the list. South Korean government recently polled 16 overseas country viewers interested in Hallyu on their favorites in the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Dramas Goblin and Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Lead the 2017 Nielson Korea Content Power Rankings for Television Programs

The content power rankings for Korean televisions programs for the entire year of 2017 is out and it’s a quite a feat that the leading show premiered in late 2016 and only aired three weeks into January 2017. tvN‘s fantasy … Continue reading

Famed K-drama Screenwriters Kim Eun Sook and Kim Eun Hee Hold Joint Question-Answer Session in Seoul

If you love screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and/or Kim Eun Sook, the two sat down for a joint question-and-answer session this week in Seoul to share thoughts on their streak of successful K-dramas through the years. First they were asked … Continue reading