6 Kdramas Adapted From International Series
Most kdramas are original Korean works (even those adapted from webtoons), but there are also some kdramas adapted from international, especially American, works.
Most will have very similar stories but modified to suit South Korean society, which may be a breath of fresh air for those who have already watched the original series.
Let’s watch together 6 of these kdramas adapted from international works.
- Woori the maiden
This kdrama is based on the popular series Jane the Virgin. Oh Woo-Ri is an assistant writer on a popular drama series. Although she is dating Detective Lee Gang-Jae, she wants to keep her virginity until she gets married.
Her boyfriend agrees to her wish. One day, Oh Woo-Ri visits a gynecologist for a regular check-up. Due to a mistake by her doctor, Oh Woo-Ri becomes pregnant through artificial insemination.
Oh Woo-Ri’s baby’s biological father is Raphael. He is the CEO of a cosmetics company. He is married to Lee Ma-Ri, who purposely approached and married him. Love is nothing in his life.
- An ordinary day
This kdrama is inspired by the British series Criminal Justice.
Hyun Soo, an ordinary college student, suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case. Shin Joong Han is the only lawyer willing to help Kim Hyun Soo. Shortly after graduating from law school, Shin Joong Han’s involvement in the Kim Hyun Soo case finally takes his mundane life to new heights.
- Money Heist: Korea – Common Economic Space
This kdrama is inspired by the Spanish series “La Casa de Papel”.
Thieves invade the mint of a united Korea. With hostages trapped inside, the police must arrest them – and the dark mastermind behind them.
- little woman
This kdrama is an adaptation of the award-winning series The Daughters of Doctor March.
3 sisters with close ties who grew up in poverty. This is the gripping story of the sisters who get caught up in a big incident and take on the wealthiest family in the country.
- The world of the married
This kdrama is inspired by the British series Doctor Foster.
The World of the Married revolves around the character of Ji Sun-woo. Ji is a “perfect” mother, wife, and doctor whose perfect world is shattered when she learns her husband, Lee Tae-oh, is having an affair.
This kdrama is inspired by the American series of the same name. Choi Kang Seok is a renowned legendary lawyer. He is charismatic and works in one of the largest law firms in South Korea.
He decides to take the young lawyer Go Yeong Wu under his wing, who doesn’t have a college degree but has an excellent photographic memory.
Have you seen these kdramas?