First Look at J-dorama Adaptation of In Time With You with Shirasu Jin and Adachi Rika

Consider me suddenly excited for the J-version of best friends turn lover TW-drama In Time With You. Titled I Don’t Love You Yet (Boku wa Mada Kimi o Aisanai Koto ga Dekiru), the Japanese adaptation stars really sweet looking leads Shirasu Jin and Adachi Rika, pretty and relatable in that drama land sort of way that’s perfect for this story. The K-version was all wrong by casting and execution and this story rests so much on casting because the female lead can come across as really bitchy (supremely bitchy) and the male lead as too much of a doormat. It’s a fine line to walk and Ariel Lin and Bolin Chen made them close to the edge of disaster but pulled back at the end to make viewers root for them wholeheartedly. Rika and Jin look really comfortable together and that’s the key to this relationship, friends first and then making us see them see each other in a different light. Continue reading

Original Screenwriter of In Time With You Picks Her Ideal Korean Leads for the Remake

I’ve always found famed Taiwan screenwriter Mag Hsu an intelligent and thoughtful scribe. Her most famous drama is likely In Time With You, but over the years she’s written many well-received works such as Mars, Silence, An Innocent Mistake, and … Continue reading

In Time With You Leads the Drama Nominations at the 2012 Golden Bell Awards

The best TW-drama of the Oct 2011-Oct 2012 season has been validated by In Time With You sweeping through all the major categories at the just announced nominations for this year’s Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s Emmy’s). Already a Golden Bell … Continue reading