most probably international viewers would prefer the original one. but i'm here because YIXING is the lead hahaha i think its not that bad i mean i watch chinese movie and their acting and the feeling is the same but i cant agree more the female lead lack so much and doesn fit i ship her with her husband instead of the lead actor
ok, I'm a fan of the original and even liked the korean version, but this version lacks dynamics, humour and the music and the female lead just do not fit. Sorry for the rant.
I'm just really disappointed that this gets such a high score compared to the original....
I watched the Japanese(original) one and the korean(remake) one.
I think I like the korean more,I like the japanese one but I don't like the female lead (I agree with @JayRandom 's comment about the female lead)
you're missing a great drama. Proposal Daisakusen, the Japanese version is a really great drama. The Korean one sucks though. I have watched 4 episodes of the Chinese version and so far, I must humbly say, without a bias, that the Japanese version delivers best.
I watched a bit of the japanese version and my main problem is I didn't like the female lead, her acting seemed too happy/playful/friendly which feels off considering that she rejected main character, whereas the female lead here makes it feel more dramatic because she acts more reserved, seems more vulnerable, shows anger, which fits better within this scenario where the main character has to make her happy, protect her, etc. Keep in mind I don't know the ending of the story so there may be a reason there.
I wont really push you to watch the original :) I am just giving my two cents here. Rei (the Japanese female lead) isn't that playful/friendly all throughout the drama. Maybe because you said you just watched a bit thats why. The Japanese drama focuses heavily on two themes Romance and Friendship, and there is no in between. While watching the romance of the two main characters, you are also watching the friendship of the 5 characters grow maybe that is why you can sense a happy, playful and friendly Rei which I can also say, you can sense that in all 5 characters. Maybe if you just continued, you can see how vulnerable Rei's feelings are. Anyways, thats it. Its up to you now :)
At first I was happy they reused the ost from the original. But somehow it doesn't fit that well. The music was just right with the japanese version, because they exaggerate more (eg while speaking)and have their special kind of humour. I don't know. Hope I get used to it...