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You From Another Star gets a U.S. remake on ABC

Well, if you were going to pick one popular K-drama of the past year or two to remake, this would be the one: mega-hit fantasy-fusion romantic comedy series You From Another Star will be remade for American television by Sony Pictures Television, to air on ABC.

The remake will keep the drama’s central conceit of an alien hero with superpowers traveling to Earth and falling in love with an actress, with the leads renamed James and Lark. (I know, I know, we can hardly call a Hollywood hottie “Do Manager,” but I know I’ll miss hearing that familiar refrain.) It’ll be planned as a multi-season series per standard U.S. format, though it’ll still have to prove itself a success before being granted seasons beyond the first one. The project has received a season order for January 2015; it is planning to film the pilot later this year after script work is completed, and is currently in the casting stage.

Writing the remake will be Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, who started out as part of the Whedonverse as writers on Angel and then Dollhouse (other credits include The Shield and Secret Circle). It’s been announced that both the original scriptwriter of You From Another Star, Park Ji-eun, and the CEO of the drama’s production company, Moon Bo-mi, will participate in the American remake as executive producers.

I’m not sure how much pull they’ll have in shaping the remake, but it’s a positive sign that the U.S. producers are mindful of preserving the original’s appeal. And for what it’s worth, girlfriday and I did chat briefly about this project with a Sony exec, who happens to be a huge drama fan. I’ll always be wary of things I love being remade in new forms, but it’s never a bad thing when the Hollywood remakers are fans too.

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Wooow.... since the US scriptwriters are them, I kinda feel this gonna be quite good...

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If Joss Whedon were somehow involved as well, I'd be happier yet, but the idea of multi-season is turning me off already, not to mention the whole Lark thing. At least with these scriptwriters, there's less danger of the Pushing Daisies brand of whimsy. Guess the cast will have to be the tie-breaker for me.

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You're right. I wish it's someone as good as Joss Whedon or Charles Brackett. Sigh.

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If Joss Whedon was involved, everyone would get killed off when you least suspect it. :D

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Only if Marni Nixon is writing it.

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If JS were involved it'd epic for sure. The multi season thing could go either way. If the writing and plot arcs for each season are good, the ending can be applied at any time. On the other hand, if the writing and direction are bad, it could just become a hot mess. I have no confidence in my countries remakes though to begin with. And those writing credits have me nervous. I didn't care for Angel. Dollouse was ok, but Secret Circle was a mess, and both shows were canceled. So, having the original writers is good, but on the American end, me no likey much.

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Nooo Noooo Noooo Nooooo Noooooo, I don't like how hollywood will make them promiscuous....leave the naive pairings alone.

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I think of Starman whenever there is an Alien human love story. This 1984 movie is one of my favorites and I think close enough to a Korean drama aesthetic and it was very sweet. This message is to refute that the show has to have the promiscuous OTP.

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darling, it's 1984. At that time nobody leaked a bunch of nude photo and sex tape. If you see the trend in any US show....Well, obvious.

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While I understand your concern, not every US show is promiscuous. Come on now. No country is without it's faults or good points. The fact that it's on ABC is actually a good sign that it won't "promiscuous" as you put it. Kissing? Yes. Sex? Probably. That's nothing I haven't seen in kdramas.

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I'm a fan of YFAS...not looking forward to this. They might have a hit and will drag it on for years.

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That's one of the reasons I don't like a lot of American shows. They tend to drag on, and a lot of times, they have no clear goal in mind. So they not only meander, but it also takes forever to get resolution, if you get any at all (because they get cancelled). Lost tends to be what comes to mind here. Not that all dramas necessarily have a complete arc in mind when they start, but at least you know there's going to be and end point.

One notable exception would be Babylon 5. JMS knew exactly where he was going from the beginning, and that just made the show even more awesome.

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Having said that, I'm totally going to watch this show. At least for a while. It helps that the writers started out in the Whedonverse.

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I'm scared Sarge... I like Kdramas because they are sooooo different from American ones. *sigh* Here's hoping it doesn't suck. *fingerz crossed*

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Why is this drama so overrated? Whyyyyyyy? Best thing about it is Shin Sung Rok.

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Absolutely.

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Well it's called preference. Sorry you didn't like it...

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Agree!

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That it's overrated, I mean

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Me too. I share your opinion that it is overrated. It was by all means a good drama, but seriously, there are far better ones that get neglected for a variety of reasons.

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you're stupid..

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Why? Because she shared her opinion?

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There's also Jeon Ji-hyun.

(But yes, show lacks a bit of Song Jae-rim.)

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Haha Mary, we can always trust you to mention SJR!

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I wouldn't say overrated, I could see how it appealed to some and not to others. I was of he later and it took me a longgg time to finish this drama - wasn't up to crack-drama par in my opinion but I'm wondering how this will shape up with american's ...let see

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Chean Song-ji= Lark?

I am curious to say the least, I could never like it like the original but an American version can be good. I had to think of Smallville to compare it a little.
It is assuring that ABC/Sony execs like the kdrama enough to get the people behind the original on board.

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Oh my...another Smallville fan?

I remembering recc'g YFAS to a pal of mine(from my Smallville days) and she swore up and down that the Cheon Song-yi reminded her of Lois

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Count me 3 ... And Lois yes ! I hope they cast that actress though, i'm a little bit scared of the remake but smallville concept could work !

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Ah yes~ Smallville....that was my last American TV show obsession before crossing over to the east. Lois is definitely Cheon Song Yi-esque.

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I have to agree with you guys about the Smallville feel to it. But, I don't want this remake to go on for ten seasons. But, Smallville was my last obsession before moving to kdramas.

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Jeon Ji-hyun is the main reason YFAS became a hit. I don't think they can easily replicate Cheon Song-yi's attitude and charisma.

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It's all in the casting, I have doubts they can find someone as endearing as Jun-Ji hyun was in the role, but all the best to them!

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IKR?! Jeon Jihyun's Cheon Songyi made the show what it is. Whoever they'll cast as the female lead has really big shoes to fill.

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SOOOOO... ideal casting?

I could see Cumberbatch pulling off the whole emotionally reserved but roiling emotions underneath thing, and the accent could be shorthand for "chic alien".Ditto for Eddie Redmayne.

(Jonny Miller would have been fantastic 10 years ago.)

The main F lead is harder: you need someone who can throw a believable diva hissy fit while remaining lovable by the audience.

I bet Julia Louis-Dreyfus would be awesome. Connie Britton's a little old for it, but she's shown herself to throw good (likable) diva. Kerry Washington has the star quality, but I'm not sure she had the chutzpah.

Joan from Mad Men: total likeable Diva. The more I think of it, the more I like her for it, although I'm not sure about her comedy chops.

Anna Kendrick has the comedy and the likability; I think she could pull off diva.

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Douglas Booth. He even kind of looks like KSH. :)

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Dreyfus is 53 and Britton 47 -- I think both are too old by a decade or more. I like 'em both, but not for this. Kristen Bell is the right age, and versatile enough to play both the pleasant and unpleasant aspects of the character if you look at her IMDB. Just not sure she has the right vibe for this character.

Unfortunately, ABC will decide this is perfect for the Katherine Heigl comeback vehicle. And it will be a train wreck.

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Ugh, you might be right about KH. That would be the worst.

I like Kristen Bell, but she seems too girl-next-door to pull off the GIANT STAR aspect of CSY. Downthread someone mentioned Leighton Meester (a little young for it, but not too far), which made me think also of Amanda Seyfried (maybe too fully switched to movies already?).

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Also, I'm pretty sure there are some now-bloodless virgins in Julia LD's wake. She does NOT look that old. God bless her.

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Who's a younger version of Cameron Diaz? This role makes me think of her.

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No Blondes. That is my wish. US TV has way too many blonde jokes as it is. I would love Lark to be an Indian American, or Korean American or just something different.
However, he could be blond; it would turn the overused blonde joke trope on its head.
probably needs to be someone in their 20s for him and 20s/30s for her. I can't think of anyone right now who can do it, but I know little about it.
Karen Gillian could do it, but she is doing Selfie (basically same character - just not a star)
I thought the guy who played Peter Pan in once upon a time could do it, but he is way too young looking.

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Well, I didn't really like Karen as Amy in Doctor Who, but, that has nothing to do with the actor and everything to do with the fact I disliked Amy the character. So, in conclusion I would mind seeing Karen play this part. And now, selfie is cancelled she could do it.

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If only JLD was way younger, I love her in Veep. Leighton Meester's Blair Waldorf is also a likable diva.

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ooo..my... leighton meester is so pretty... i love her... but i bet that the main lead gonna be someone young which are in 20s... there are so many talented american actors.. atleast i hope that they are at least at par with vampire diaries... charming and talented!

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That is an excellent call. But she seems a little young, no? My take on CSY is that she's an experienced actress, maybe early to mid 30s. But maybe it says somewhere in the script, it's been a while since I've watched it. Old enough anyway that she's noticeably older than DMJ

But character-wise, I think Leighton Meester might be perfect, and they might be able to age her up a bit.

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Or, how about about Sarah Michelle Geller? She's slightly old for it (37), but she can still pull off early 30s I think. And she's good at kick-ass and funny and biting but also the emotional stuff. Total star quality too. I think it might be a nice comeback vehicle, esp. since she's worked in the Whedonverse (given the writers).

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I think they can. There are a lot of great American actresses. SO that's the least of my concern.

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I agree (Ms. Jeon as the reason why it became a hit). She could be really elegant in a scene and pretty funny the next one (without being pathetic or lose audience's respect). It was a thin line she walked, and she walked beautifully. The male actor was hilarious because he was the serious clown type: the object of the joke and the one suffering with desperate calmness. Loved their dynamic.

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I agree - Jeon Ji-hyun made that role! I think of Ilsa Fisher or Emily Blunt - both could probably do a good job, but neither do TV as far as I know, just big screen. I think of Keanu Reeves as our Do Manager - but I don't think he does TV either. Casting has a real challenge ahead of them!

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I just hope they will cast some good actors this time. 'Boys Over Flowers' US remake was a disaster.

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Well wasn't that an independent low-budget company project?

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Supposedly, but really more of an independent no-budget fan group attempt.

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The only person who could have turned that show into a U.S. hit was the late John Hughes. Right up his alley.

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I MISS HIM!! (AND my youth lol!)

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To be fair, upon further research, the production company behind the remake really didn't know what they were doing and had zero experience in producing shows.

This one has experienced screenwriters behind it, and the fact that it's gonna be on network TV definitely indicates it will meet a decent technical standard. As for artistic quality, we'll have to wait and see if they can capture the spirit of the show.

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I really don't know how I feel about this. On the one had if they pull this off, and it does really well, then that may help the Kdrama industry (shine some more light onto it). On the other hand (as others have mentioned) American dramas drag things out for way too long. If they keep this short and sweet (say 3-4 seasons) that might be OK. But knowing them, if it's a hit, they'll drag it on for 9 seasons by which time the show would be dying

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Agree, the reason i stopped watching American shows is because investing that much time (9-10 seasons = years) is just too much. I love the KDrama format. 16-20 episodes, a single story arc and you're done in 2 months. Love it. My take - if they can make American shows with this format, imagine the number of great shows we would have.

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I completely agree. Rather than focusing on multiple seasons, I wish they would copy the format as well as the plot and story. It's exactly *because* they don't go on forever and have a clear beginning, middle, and end, which makes them so successful in the first place.

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While that IS something I appreciate about K-dramas, I would never want to see that replicated in America. American shows really have a lot more diversity and tend to showcase more characters, which is something I believe their longer, serialized arcs allow for.

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But I really love how of the best American TV shows, you have many hits that become franchises and trademarks. See what tv shows have the most like on Facebook: The Vampore Diaries, House.
Even if we focuse on Asian TV, long animes like Naruto and One Piece are on the millions in likes, I like and admire that :)
Running Man ,though a Variety, is like that, different seasons and has more tan 2 millions likes in Facebook. Wish more Dramas were like that. At least 2 seasons like Dream High which has already more 1 million Facebook likes.

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" they’ll drag it on for 9 seasons by which time the show would be dying"

I don't know how they could do that if a central premise is that DMJ doesn't age.

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Like everyone else, the idea of taking this completed story with an end into a multi season just about takes all the interest out.

Do I want to see them kiss when it doesn't take the life out of him in Season 3? I wish US TV would learn the 16 episode and out way of doing business. Of course, the investment would be too high to afford this, but maybe one day...

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"I’m not sure how much pull they’ll have in shaping the remake, but it’s a positive sign that the U.S. producers are mindful of preserving the original’s appeal."

How do they bottle Jun Ji Hyun and transfer it to the actress who will play her role in the US?

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::looks askance:: Historically, US remakes of foreign shows have not been terribly good. ::remake of 'Coupling', I'm looking directly at you::

Here's hoping that this will be an exception.

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"Cleft" Hoover Pig" "the f-me fork" the UK Coupling is legendary. and yes the American version was pitiful.

The chances of YFAS American Style being good are not very high but it is awesome that the show has caught Hollywood's attention.

And also, anything that promotes scripted tv in the US is a very good thing. Our entertainment has been catering to knuckle-dragging voyeurs.

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It will be another Mork and Mindy or Third Rock From the Sun, that will loose it's energy by the middle of the second season and then coast on memories of past awesomeness. I hate the US TV series structure for its lack of a clear Beginning, Middle and End. hate it hate it hate it.

The whole "story arc" thing that is present in Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese, (and Chinese) scripted TV is a huge draw for me.

The first time I watched a Korean Drama and it ended, with loose ends being tied up, I was stunned. It was an epiphany for me. I thought Oh My Gosh, THIS IS HOW A STORY SHOULD BE TOLD! THESE FOLKS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING. and the WHERE CAN I GET MORE OF THIS!

Do not draw these stories out until they are a shell of their former selves, where the actors never work again because they have been type cast. (Joey-friends, All of the Cheers cast, others...that my alcohol addled brain refuses to recall)
Do not ride this horse until it is bones and shoe leather.
Do pick the tastiest morsels of the story.
Do give your actors a chance to shine and let them move on to another choice roll

I am a huge fan of Korean Entertainment, hope sony does not totally ruin this great story.
I think I have ranted enough.

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Great rant, BTW. :-)

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Ugly betty. Survivor. The office. American idol. Homeland. Threes company. Deal or no deal. The voice. Shameless.

These are all American remakes of foreign shows, and I don't think you could say ANY of them were "not good."

While I am hesitant of remakes in general -not just American, korea has done it's share of bad remakes (BOF sucked), sometimes countries get them right. Couple or trouble (based on American movie "overboard") is an example of a Korean remake of an American production that was really well done.

So I'll wait and see and judge this show on it's own merits.

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Ugly Betty's first two seasons were so well-done. They got the main elements of the original and made it their own. Really good US adaptation. Vanessa Williams' Wilhelmina was everything amazing.

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OMG! I am still so mad with what they did to Santos, Hilda's BF. I'm mad with just about everything that happened in the last season of the show. It was my crack American drama series.

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Out of the ones you listed, the best adaptation, to me, is The Office. I just couldn't watch the UK one. Ricky Gervais's character was so grating to me, it was impossible for me to continue. The US one is a hundred times better, in my opinion.

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Just here to upvote the Office. Don't mind me.

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To me, I hated the American version of the office because of Michael the boss he was so annyoing. And although I didn't get past the first few episodes of the British office, the boss was not annoying, so, I liked it, plus, Martin Freeman was awesome. The whole show in General is just not my style. But, I heard from reliable sources that the British version of the office was funnier.

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About Ugly Betty and the original colombian series, "Yo soy Betty la fea". As far as I have seen them, the colombian original premise was way better. It didn't have the "Makjang" female antagonist and it was a story about the evolution of a well prepared and competent professional (Betty) who was cast aside for not being "chick" or beautiful by a bunch of uncapable people (some of them heirs of the company). An interesting part was when she sequestered the "Ecomodas" management and turned a dying company into a big hit. I saw parts of the American counterpart and it was more based on Betty warmth and cultural diferences. It was a different show born from the same premise. I thought the original one was far more original and less expected. Anyway, thanks and sorry for my funny English ;) .

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Ever hear of "All in the Family", "Sanford & Son", "Three's Company", "The Office", "House of Cards", etc?

Think the Hollywood remake will just take the premise but otherwise be quite different (esp. since it's planned to run more than one season).

YFAS wasn't particularly well written (a bit too K-soap-operish) and only really worked due to the particularities of Korean celebrity culture and JJH's portrayal of a more over the top version of herself.

But then again, nighttime soaps like "Grey's Anatomy" have done well.

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The problem with ABC is that they have a bad habit of cancelling shows midway. I've committed to many an ABC show that got cut -- also lol, does that risk get compounded with Whedonites at the helm? Cases in point: both Dollhouse and Secret Circle got cut mid-season.

So while you could be assured of a faithful, strongly-written show, it will also be dependent on the grace of network execs' politics. But! It's still exciting, also for Nine.

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Actually, if you're talking about The CW show, then Secret Circle had a full season of 22 episodes. It was canceled because of budget problems (supposedly).

But, yes, ABC does tend to cut shows mid-season, but some shows last for multiple seasons like Revenge, Scandal and Once Upon A Time, to name a few. Of course, it all depends on ratings. 666 Park Avenue was cut for poor ratings, I believe.

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Oops, good catch, thank you! I forgot Secret Circle was on The CW, because I didn't get past the first few episodes. I was always disappointed that they dramatised the two weakest of LJ Smith's books.

I haven't forgiven ABC for killing The Lying Game, Jane By Design and Nine Lives of Chloe King, among others. I hate the unifinishedness of cancelled shows, so agonising XD

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Yeah same. Secret Circle wasn't a particularly good book series, so when they made it into a TV show, it wasn't a particularly good TV series either, lol. I wasn't surprised that it got no further than one season.

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I imagine they'll max out the puns for Lark...

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Wouldn't it be funny if some YWCFTS fans started wailing about how this is going to ruin the original and as far as they are concerned, it should not be made at all?

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I definitely think it will be hard for the American version to match the charm of the original considering that most of the appeal of the characters came from the way they were portrayed by the actors. That being said, I am excited to see American pulling so much from the Korean market lately because it shows how much the influence of Korean entertainment is growing. I will definitely tune in for this to see how it turns out.

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I agree with what you said about the charm of the characters being hard to duplicate.

But what concerns me the most is that I don't see how they'll capture the show's genius. The thing that awed me about YFAS was all the drama parodies, meta and cultural references that were seamlessly woven in. (Of course I needed Dramabeans to catch most of that. So HT to JB for her great recaps.) The show was so richly textured and smart.

Remember how they shot the scene when CSYs alien worshiping brother finally realizes who DMJ is? How they framed the scene in a way that simultaneously echoed man encountering God in Michelangelo's "The Creation of Adam" and Spielberg's ET 'finger touch' scene. Even in a scene with little dialogue, the execution spoke volumes. That's what I really came to love about YFAS.

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In my alternate universe was=were

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WTH, it's gonna be a flop... non one could do better than the korean version

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I think one of the most important part lies casting. The reason i really enjoyed YWFAS was because of Jun Ji Hyun. I hope they pick suitable actors

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It might be ok if they write it as a 3 season series with the intent of ending it in the third season. Even better would be a two season run - kind of like an extended mini-series. The problem is that US audiences don't think that way, but we can be trained!!! I would love for this to work, but I don't think it will if it is translated into a multi-season open-ended run. And, as everyone says, casting will be the other key. Joss Whedon is also a genius at doing that, but of course, he isn't involved. Too bad, but I'll check it out anyway!

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Honestly, before the US remakes anything from Korea, I wish they'd begin trying their hand at the 16-episode format. I mean, if they claim to be drama fans then they should know how satisfying a show of that length can be so whyyyyyy can't they try it? While I'm happy to see the k-drama industry's influence on the US, they're missing what makes dramas so enjoyable. Like they can copy the premises all they like, but it still won't have the same concrete narrative driving it that makes it so satisfying in the first place.

Also, I probably wouldn't have been that into YFAS if it weren't for the actors so the cast better be good. I still think it could be a fun show if they do their own thing with it. But I probably won't go in looking at it as a remake.

Whatever happened to that Nine remake?

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I have a better idea ... how about a Kdrama version of Firefly?

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THIS I would LOVE to see!!

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Only Joss Whedon should ever touch Firefly =)

Also, I think FOX is worse than ABC for cancelling shows (Firefly being a very tragic case of that).

When I first watched YFAS, I thought of "Mork & Mindy".

I enjoyed watching YFAS, but definitely not the best Kdrama I've watched (not even for 2014). That says a lot for the power of Jun Ji Hyun. The actor that played the alien wasn't the best actor (sorry to the fans), but she carried their scenes together. I think she can even have chemistry with the props around her (see the scenes where she does her crazy monologues in her bedroom! LOL).

If ABC can fix all the illogical/inconsistent plot points, that would make it a better production in some ways. And there is a bigger budget for special effects!

Casting will be tough. I think Rachel Bilson could be good in the role. She can do diva and still be funny. The US target audience most likely will not have watched the Kdrama version, so they won't be comparing the actress to Jun Ji Hyun. With that in mind, a strong script with good production quality and a strong cast would make a fun series to watch.

Personally, I like watching different versions to see how it will be interpreted differently. I actually enjoyed the Taiwan version of "You're Beautiful" more than the Kdrama and Jdrama version.

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Exactly -- I thought the Thai version of Full House so much better than the Korean. And I loved both the UK and US versions of The Office for entirely different reasons.

If they cast it right and stay away from the whimsical and cute (which the Whedon writers should be insurance against), the US version of YFAS might be just fine.

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Think the people behind "Joseon X-Files" would do a pretty good job w/ a Korean version of "Firefly (or for that matter, BtVS or "Angel."

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Hope it's better than the Ukrainian version of Take Care of The Boss, in which even the damn dialogues were translated into Russian. Made no sense in Russian/Ukrainian context sometimes. On top of that, they played K-Pop as background music in cafes, and I can tell you fo' sho' - that does not happen in Kiev/Moscow. :)

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They need to get the casting right. Not just for JJH but also for SSR who even after seeing in TL still give me slight chills. Everyone in YFAS were either good or fantastic, as long as they can replicate that kind of cast, I think it'll work out.

I'm admittedly excited. I didn't like Secret Circle because it really went nowhere and I haven't seen any of their other works but they already have a ready made good script. I hope they don't screw up because YFAS really was great.

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Why do we need an American version of this? I'm a huge fan of You From Another Star. The show's huge global success wasn't just the good writing but combination of great acting, production team efforts, and storytelling.. especially two lead actors bringing out the characters to life. Also, embeded cultural nuances through the storyline with such great comedic relief was a huge part of it's success. Although I'm curious to how it will traslante into a Hollywood story, I have my doubts for this remake. no Do manager.. No Cheon Song Yi... No You From Another Star!

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"Also, embedded cultural nuances through the storyline with such great comedic relief was a huge part of its success. Although I’m curious to how it will translate into a Hollywood story ..."
Watch Sleepy Hollow (the series) for a good example of that. It CAN be done by americans, so don't give up hope yet :)

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Wouldn't exactly categorize the writing as good (passable).

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I started watching You From Another Star, but it just didn't do it for me. I lost interest pretty quickly. I do like that foreign (to me) shows are being brought to America and remade. We can't expect a perfect adaptation, because we never get those. There will always be something different, something missing, something added to fit the target audience. As an American watching K-dramas, there are cultural aspects and references that I miss completely. When converting a foreign show to an American audience, I'm sure liberties are taken, however much the writers, producers, and director(s) wish to make it as similar as possible. I understand that YFAS has a built in fanbase, but this American remake can't rely solely on that. Things will be different to fit the American audience. I do hope that this show is picked up, that it lasts a few seasons, and that it is entertaining enough for me to watch. I couldn't finish the original, but perhaps I'll have better luck with this American remake.

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The biggest problem I can think of with this is the Doctor Who comparisons people are going to make. I know when i first heard about YWCFTS I was thinking Doctor Who, but now I know They're going to get made.

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American remakes for many shows and movies have failed, but I really hope that this one is good :)
I hated how Hollywood destroyed "My Sassy Girl" I hope the same thing doesn't happen.

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I really hope they can add more mythology if the show airs for longer. Hopefully then they could work through the original's plot-holes and deux ex machina.

Also, Lark? The hell kind of name is that?

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im thinking leighton meester would be a perfect fit for cheon song yi's role!

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I am wary of a remake, but it's good to hear that k.dramas are getting attention from Hollywood. I think it will be interesting if they reserve gender of main characters.

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Meh...

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My main concern: Are the casts going to be prodominately white? Can the guy playing Do Min Joon be Asian, at least?

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Highly unlikely.
the Asian character would prob be a minor background character.

*sigh*
there is very little Asian representation in the states.
(except for john cho's new show. :D KYA!)

I dunno how they are going to stretch this into various season though. 21 episodes was long enough...
I mean the writers seem strong but I still get that sinking feeling that this could be a disastahhhh

Hope they do this right.

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Pretty much yes.

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i wonder how they will twist the "no body/saliva contact" on the US remake. I mean come on, Songyi and Do Manager made it sooo funny when he faints whenever they kiss.. and as we all know, US shows have lots of hugs, kisses and sex required in their shows.. (and nahhh,, dont even think about taking out that rule in this drama! It was that rule that made this two the best in this series! )
Will the guy who'll play as Manager Do die in this series??? Hahahaha,, its a foreshadowing for disaster. BOF US was already a proof.

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It won't hurt US TV a bit to learn a little something from Korean television about building sexual tension.

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@AJ

Correct. Although Min Joon breaks the no contact rule and his fainting became a running joke for MLFTS, the rule should still be the same rule applied should the US remake push thru. The problem with remakes is that producers change the plotline totally. Good thing thing the writers of the originals are executives producers as well.
Hoping to see the grumpy old gramps , innocent, Min Joon character.. ^____^

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WHAAAAAAAAAT

i'm exited.

i guess i'm in the minority

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I won't mind checking it out but it's going to be on abc :(

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Never like any remakes except FTLY... As much as I love US tv series like Person of Interest... there are many many bad ones... it might drag out to become like a B-grade Highlander series for example...

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I find this comment offensive!

Just kidding, but in all seriousness, The Highlander television series was quite good. So was the Endgame movie. The rest... not so much.

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I find this a nice acknowledgement of just how good Korean cinema is, but personally, I really hate when things are redone like this. If something is a big hit, I would much rather watch the original with subtitles, then see it redone and Americanized. Many Korean movies have been re-made in America, but honestly, but they werent great hits, and not one had what made the original so great. It always feels to me like someone said, "oh, hey, this show made tons of money throughout Asia, lets copy the concept and get stacks from Western country's now." Sorry, it just seems like a quick and easy way for someone to make more money. American dramas are just so different from Korean. A lot of YFAS's charm was the Korean things about it, that won't translate over onto an AMerican drama. Also, in my personal opinion, America can mimic the action and big blockbuster effects well, but can never get the real heart and emotion of the show that made it so great. I'm not dissing American cinema, I'm just saying that it's very different and I really don't think remakes can ever capture what made the first so good.

on a side note, they will never be able to find an actress like Jeon Jihyun. They have to find someone who can be a shallow diva who throws tantrums, but also be very likeable and the person your rooting for. I feel if they get the wrong person everyone will be rooting for whoever plays Lee Jae-kyung, and waiting for her to be murdered. lol, im just kidding, but seriously, some big shoes to fill.

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As much as I would like Korean dramas to spread their goodness, things are going to get lost in translation. What would You from Another Star become without the requisite Chun SongYi's car ride song or her "Sawry" etc?

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Mork and Mindy?........... I'm with several of the other commenters in thinking this won't work well at all on American TV, or get twisted beyond recognition. Kdramas are very tightly woven, well written stories, while American dramas are typically extended day-to-day 'life goes on' never ending formats. Very few, if any, Kdramas would translate well for the typical American format. Kdrama formats are more closely equivalent to American mini-series, not weekly shows.

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Whoa! I love Angel. Good luck!

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Stupid Americans are about to ruin another Kdrama....

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Trying to repeat or copy some one sucess have been done many times. Most of them failiures.

The best would be to use the SAME cast, even if the story is not exacly the same. In Korea, speaking in korean and english subtitles. Of course that is not goping to happen.

They will use diferent actors, english speaking ones, with the story changed to USA. So is totally indiferent using the main idea or other one. Beacause -to me- the main reason of thepopularity were the main couple.

Jeon Ji Hyeon and Kim Soo Hyeon aren´t replaceable. Lets wait and see

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I wish they would just try the one season, beginning-middle-END format in the US.

How many shows have been ruined by the open-ended format?

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Hmmm...I didn't really get into YFAS but I thinks its cool a kdrama will get an American remake with a legitimate production company (unlike BOF....). If it bothers you they'll screw up the remake just think that some people will go and watch the original and they'll be even more YFAS and kdrama fans :)

I'd agree that Asian dramas are all kinds of awesome because they actually end. (One of the many reasons I appreciate Everwood and Party of Five, only four and five seasons respectively). I've been spoiled by them so it's hard for me to watch US TV lol. If anything I'd love for US tv to take a hand at single series television even more then adapting kdramas.

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There are just certain things in the Korean culture that will not translate to the western culture. For instance, the fact that while Do Min Joon looks young, he is in fact older than Chun Song Yi. That whole series of jokes where Song Yi speaks banmal to him and he can't say anything will be lost. Also, what period of time are they going to make the Do Min Joon character from? The United States of America as a country didn't exist 400 years ago. Where as 400 ago in South Korea was the Joseon period. Here it would be Native Americans he interacted with.

While I've seen a lot of names bandied about, I honestly can't think of anyone who could pull this off with the charm and flair that KSH and JJH and SSR did. Even Park Hae Jin and Ahn Jae Hyun.

If they had to remake a drama, why not start with BIG, which could certainly use the help.

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Yeah, the main problem I see looking down the line with this is the casting and the Americanizing of this show. I have to agree with everyone that this show only made it because of the cultural jokes and the actors. The plot was good, but, would have not made it as far as it went.

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You know ibwont have a problem with the remake I would actually check it out but it's going to be on abc. Honestly and ruin the series after season 1 and its never-ending e.g. pretty little liars.

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