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Posted by MaiaD Monday, June 6, 2022

K-Dramas that are Remakes of International Shows


There are excellent and exceptional Korean drama series that display excellent storylines and plots, gaining popularity and support from domestic viewers and even international fans. Because of the extreme demand, some of these dramas are distributed through streaming platforms for more fans to have access. Sometimes, due to a drama's popularity and being well-loved in other countries resulted in various remakes adjusted to domestic preference and portrayed in their language.

Just like other series, Korean dramas also create remakes from other international series and put a touch like on the usual K-Drama series, a trademark, if one must say. Here are some of the K-Dramas which are actually remakes of international shows!

1. 18 Again

Remade from: 17 Again

CastKim Ha NeulYoon Sang Hyun, Lee Do Hyun

2. The World of the Married

Remade from: Doctor Foster

Cast: Kim Hee AePark Hae JoonHan So Hee

3. Suits 

Remade from: Suits

Cast: Jang Dong GunPark Hyung Sik

4. The Good Wife

Remade from: The Good Wife 

Cast: Jeon Do YeonYoo Ji TaeYoon Kye Sang

5. Life on Mars

Remade from: Life on Mars

Cast: Jung Kyung HoPark Sung WoongGo Ah SungOh Dae HwanNoh Jong Hyun

6. Designated Survivor: 60 Days

Remade from: Designated Survivor

Cast: Ji Jin HeeHeo Joon HoKang Han Na

7. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo

Remade from: Scarlet Heart (Bu Bu Jing Xin)

Cast: Lee Joon Gi, IUKang Ha Neul

8. Boys Over Flowers

Remade from: Boys Over Flowers (Hana Yori Dango)

Cast: Gu Hye SunLee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim BumKim JoonKim So Eun

9. A Love So Beautiful

Remade from: A Love So Beautiful

Cast: Kim Yo HanSo Joo YeonYeo Hoe HyunJo Hye JooJeong Jin Hwan

10. Rich Man

Remade from: Rich Man, Poor Woman

Cast: SuhoHa Yeon Soo, Oh Chang SukKim Ye Won

11. Criminal Minds

Remade from: Criminal Minds

Cast: Lee Joon GiSon Hyun Joo, Moon Chae WonYoo SunLee Sun BinGo Yoon

12. Cleaning Up

Remade from: Cleaning Up

Cast: Yum Jung Ah, Jeon So Min, Kim Jae Hwa, Lee Moo Saeng, Na In Woo

13. One Ordinary Day

Remade from: Criminal Justice

Cast: Kim Soo HyunCha Seung Won, Kim Sung Kyu

14. Uncle

Remade from: Uncle

Cast: Oh Jung SeJeon Hye JinLee Kyung HoonPark Sun YoungLee Sang WooLee Si Won

15. Entourage

Remade from: Entourage

Cast: Cho Jin WoongSeo Kang Joon, Lee Kwang SooPark Jung MinLee Dong Hwi

16. Mistress

Remade from: Mistresses

Cast: Han Ga InShin Hyun Been, Choi Hee SeoGoo Jae Yee

17. Woori the Virgin

Remade from: Jane the Virgin

Cast: Im Soo HyangSung HoonShin Dong WookHong Ji Yoon

18. Less Than Evil

Remade from: Luther

Cast: Shin Ha KyunLee Seol

19. The Queen's Classroom

Remade from: The Queen's Classroom

Cast: Go Hyun JungKim Hyang GiChun Bo GeunKim Sae RonSeo Shin Ae

20. Mother

Remade from: Mother

Cast: Lee Bo Young, Heo YoolLee Hye Young

21. My Absolute Boyfriend

Remade from: Absolute Boyfriend

Cast: Yeo Jin Goo, Bang Min AhHong Jong Hyun

22. Playful Kiss

Remade from: It Started With a Kiss

Cast: Jung So MinKim Hyun Joong, Lee Tae SungLee Si Young

23. The Smile Has Left Your Eyes

Remade from: Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi (Hundred Million Stars from the Sky)

Cast: Seo In GukJung So MinPark Sung Woong

Here are only some of the K-Dramas which are remakes of international dramas, and there are other upcoming K-Dramas that are remakes, too, such as Money Heist: Joint Economic Area. Which among the listed is your favorite? Do you want to see more series get remade into K-Dramas, and which do you want to see?

  1. Suho
  2. Goo Hye Sun
  3. Ha Yeon Soo
  4. Han Ga In
  5. Han So Hee
  6. IU
  7. Jang Dong Gun
  8. Jeon So Min
  9. Jung So Min
  10. Kang Ha Neul
  11. Kim Bum
  12. Kim Ha Neul
  13. Kim Soo Hyun
  14. Lee Jun Ki
  15. Lee Kwang Soo
  16. Lee Min Ho
  17. Lee Sang Woo
  18. Lim Soo Hyang
  19. Na In Woo
  20. Seo In Guk
  21. Kim Yo Han
  22. Yoon Sang Hyun
  23. Hyungsik
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shizun839 pts Monday, June 6, 2022 1
Monday, June 6, 2022

A good list.

It would have been even better if for each of the original shows the country of origin was added.

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Peskanov252 pts Monday, June 6, 2022 0
Monday, June 6, 2022

And so many were so much better than the original (especially the ones with US origins).

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