Popular Taiwanese Drama “Someday or One Day ” to Get Korean Remake

Someday or One Day Taiwanese Drama - Greg Hsu and Alice Ke

Well, this is interesting. The popular Taiwanese drama Someday of One Day is going to be getting a Korean remake! Someday or One Day starred Alice Ke and Greg Hsu and was a fantasy romance about a 27 year old woman struggling to deal with the death of her boyfriend that gets caught up in a series of mysterious events involving him.

I’m not sure how I feel about the idea of a remake. I recently enjoyed this amazing drama which I highly recommend to everyone. Seriously, go watch it! The review can be found hereΒ for more details.

I find myself in a unique situation here. Since I primarily watch kdramas, I pretty much always see the Korean remakes of other Asian dramas first which usually bodes well for me. Now, being on the other side and having already seen the original Someday or One Day and the masterpiece that it was, it’s hard to imagine another version being anywhere near as good.

I am super curious though and will be closely following the Korean version. The original cast was so good and perfect for their roles, so I wonder who might do the characters justice in the new version. We’ll have to see what they come up with!

No casting or broadcast details have been released for the remake yet.

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14 Responses to Popular Taiwanese Drama “Someday or One Day ” to Get Korean Remake

  1. learjet1 says:

    I also loved the original. I’m not convinced it needs a Korean version especially as the Taiwanese version is recent. I thought the three leads were great and I don’t think I’d like to see other actors play those wonderful characters.

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    • Kay says:

      It is hard to image other actors playing these amazing characters. Remakes are always a mixed bag. It can be nice to add a different flavor to a popular drama, but at the same time, a drama that was pretty much already perfect has a whole lot to live up to.

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  2. Snow Flower says:

    I know it is wishful thinking, but please cast Lee Jae Wook!

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    • Kay says:

      I’ve seen several people with the same wish as you, hehe. I think my fantasy casting would be Seo In Guk since I can really seem him pull off the duality of the role. I haven’t been able to pin down who I would want for the female lead though. Odds are it will go in a completely different direction than either of us wish though! lol πŸ˜‚

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      • Snow Flower says:

        Yes, Seo In Guk is a good choice too. I agree that the original is outstanding, but maybe a remake will add something new to the story? I have not thought about the female lead, but we need someone with a range and subtlety. I hope that the remake will be good. If I remember correctly, Fated To Love You is the Korean remake of a Taiwanese drama. I am not familiar with the original, but I did enjoy the Korean version quite a lot.

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        • Kay says:

          The original was so good that the remake will definitely need its own magic element to make it special. I’ve enjoyed many Korean remakes but had not seen the originals first, like Fated to Love You which is one of my favorite dramas. Then I tried to watch the originals and couldn’t get into them. Most people who first saw dramas like Hana Yori Dango, Fated to Love You, Nodame Cantabile, Hundred Million Stars From the Sky, etc. didn’t much like the Korean remakes. Whereas I saw the remakes first and liked them. What you watch first is more likely to win you over. I’ll be rooting for this one though. I would love for it to also be successful as a Korean drama πŸ™‚

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  3. Fred says:

    Why??? I generally don’t like remakes. The bar would have been set for me. They need to be insanely better than the original to be worth my time. And it would be more predictable. One of the reasons why this drama was good was its unpredictability.

    But there is one remake I would want them to make/continue.
    Please remake Scarlet Heart 2, Kdrama Gods! Chaebal!!!
    HAHAHA

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    • Kay says:

      Yep, remakes are tricky. It’s better to do them when a drama was just good since there might be room for improvement. But Someday or One Day was basically perfect, so how do you improve that? And like you said, the unpredictably was a big factor in contributing to the enjoyment of the drama the first time around, so that would be gone for the remake.

      Of course, those who haven’t seen the original stand to enjoy the remake a lot more. I’ve benefited from seeing quite a few Korean remakes before the originals which helped me to like them more. I’ll probably be watching this one too though since I won’t be able to resist, hehe πŸ™‚

      And yes, we must always say our prayers for Scarlet Heart 2 πŸ™
      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

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      • Fred says:

        Well, you have a point. Those who don’t venture outside Kdramas will stand to benefit. It would probably be the same as my experiences with Fated To Love You and Scarlet Heart. I won’t bother with the other versions. For Boys Over Flowers on the other hand, it was the opposite for me. I never got to finish it because I already saw 2 other versions: Meteor Garden and Hana Yori Dango. I already got bored by then. LOL. Okay, just let them do the remake then. For the new Kdrama converts and those that don’t venture to other Asian dramas. I’ll probably watch it basing on your score and if I like the actress. LOL.

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        • Kay says:

          Exactly. I’m sure if I hadn’t seen this drama yet, I would be absolutely thrilled by the premise. And if it is even just good, I would have had the same experience as dramas like Fated to Love You and Scarlet Heart. And I saw Boys Over Flowers first, so of course, I liked it. Tried some of the others and couldn’t get into them afterwards. We usually like what we see first, particularly if we enjoyed it the first time around. I hope we get a good cast and a good drama with this though, because I do still plan to watch it. Maybe I’ll give it a good score πŸ˜‰

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  4. D says:

    I have been hearing about this from different sources recently. I am not really sure about this either. Usually, I am all in for remakes as remakes give that fresh/different takes on well loved stories. However, with this particular one though, I have two issues. The first and major problem is the ‘surprise element’ in the story. The first time you watch it, it’s so good because you don’t know what’s going to happen and when you get to the end, then you are happy because all the pieces come together and makes sense. Where is the surprise element in a re-make when everyone who’s seen it already knows the story. How are they going to overcome this? Second issue is, this is only recent in everyone’s memory. I think they should give it a few more years before doing a re-make. In any case though, I agree with you Kay, I will be following the k-remake very closely as well just out of curiosity.

    On another note, I heard Goong will be re-made. Now, that’s a remake that’s definitely a welcome in my opinion. I love the original and will never be replaced but a remake would be awesome. πŸ™‚

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    • Kay says:

      Yes, you’re issue is my major issue. The surprise element is so huge with the drama that it is a huge negative against watching a remake. And I agree, it does definitely hurt that it is a very recent drama. Of course, it could do quite well with audiences who more exclusively watch kdramas and aren’t aware the story (though some of this will likely get spoiled in plot summaries and trailers). Still, I’m rooting for it and am curious to see how much Korean flair they add to it.

      I’m sad to say that I still need to see Goong. It has literally been on my watch list since the first month I started watching kdramas so many years ago. But you know how it is, some dramas just fall through the cracks. I would like to watch the original of that one before the remake.

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  5. Kate says:

    I definitely am all in for watching the k version of this drama. I have never been able to get into c-dramas or j-dramas, for some reason the different languages don’t sing in my ear the way korean does or i’m just so used to the korean that I have a really hard time adjusting. All that to say, with so may people raving about this T-drama, I am super happy there will be a k version so I can see what all the fuss is about πŸ˜‰ And thanks for the heads up on the Goong re-make as well, I enjoyed the 2006 version so I’d love to see an update!

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    • Kay says:

      Yeah, I also struggle to get into most other Asian dramas. More because of the different styles of storytelling. But like you, I find Korean beautiful to the ear. I too struggle with the language in cdramas and twdramas though. Then so many cdramas also use dubbing, which is honestly quite well done, but it always distracts me. None of the twdramas I have seen dub though. Any time I watch one, it really takes me a few episodes to sort of adjust to the language, but then I’m usually okay. Because Someday or One Day is so incredible, I’m going to be secretly wishing for you to give it another try, hehe πŸ˜‚ Hopefully, the kdrama version is able to capture the magic and introduce other people to how wonderful the story is though πŸ™‚

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