With all the upcoming US shows adapted to Kdramas going on (The Good Wife, Entourage) this is the perfect question. Come join us and let us know what show you want to see crossover as we conquer our Day 13 Challenge.
DAY 13: Western TV Series (or movie) you think could be adapted into a Asian drama.
KdramaJen: I think almost any BBC production could become an Asian drama. I don’t feel the same way about American shows. I think they move too quickly and are more difficult to translate into a different cultural context. I think the I Need Romance series was probably the closest I have seen to an American-style vibe (Sex in the City), but it still had the in depth character development that is sometimes missing from American shows. I am happy to be challenged on this, but to be honest, I tend to watch BBC and Kdramas more than American television.
KMUSE: Oooh. This is an interesting question. I think I would love to see Supernatural done as an Asian drama. However I am not always a fan of the Korean way of dealing with the supernatural genre so I vote it goes over to Japan. They don’t mind keeping the romance out of a good story and they tend to do spooky well.
CLKYTTA: I agree with with KdramaJen, I see a lot of Jane Austen type dramas, the rich lord of the manor and the everyday girl. There are also a lot of Sherlock type shows.
Drama Geek: I’m not convinced that American TV concepts translate well to Kdrama. I’m willing to give it a try with upcoming A Good Wife and Entourage but I’m still skeptical. There are lots of YA books I think would do a lot better. I could totally see something like If I Stay or maybe Stephanie Perkins books making a great Kdrama. Something that has romance as the central theme.
What is your show you want to see attempted? Do you think that they can do a proper adaption or should things just stay separate? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check back tomorrow for an all new 30-day Asian challenge question.
See you tomorrow,