The Korean Drama is based off the Japanese drama that was released in 2013. same story. the Japanese drama was good, loved the songs. I think the Korean drama will have more twists in the plot. but so far looks great
When I saw the first 2 episodes I got worried that they would get away too much from the original story, I had a feeling that this drama would turn out to be a completely different story from the manga but the episodes 3 and 4 really reminded me of the manga, 2 episodes is too early to judge so give the 3rd and 4th episode a chance, if they keep going on the route they took on the 3rd episode this can become a (Really) nice adaptation of the manga.
And they are exploring things in this drama that we didn't get to see in the movie (Due to the lack of material they had back then), all the characters that only started appearing in the 2nd half of the manga (Or even the later chapters) are here, Chan Young/Shinya's interest in So Rim/Riko is here, Han Gyeol/Aki's dorky side is here, and the new characters they made don't feel out of place.
I felt a bit uncomfortable in the first 2 episodes but after watching the third and fourth episodes my sentiments took a 360º turn, is going on the right track, I hope it don't get screwed halfway.
I love how they had to put Joy in a baggy hoodie several sizes too big for the scene where she's feeling self-conscious of her body. As if we all don't know she's an idol and has a killer body lol.
P.S. I want to fight the class president. I must protect the chubby, sweet friend with the dimples at all costs.
I have seen a number of people getting upset that this "Adaptation" isn't following the same path as the manga or the 2013 film.
Synonyms for "adaptation": alteration, modification, redesign, remodeling, revamping, reworking, reconstruction, conversion... An adaptation is a creation inspired by an original work, it can follow a very rigid line of similarity to it's predecessor or only leave the viewer with faint reminders. There is no rule as to how much or how little it has to resemble its foundation.
Pride and Prejudice is a prime example of a book with a million adaptations. It's been turned inside out countless times to fit various cultures, social groups, time periods...It's inspired books, movies, tv specials...The bollywood version looks nothing like Jane Austen's book, but it is still fun to watch.
The Kdrama version of Lover and His Liar will be 14 hours longer than the film. Plus...the film was produced in 2013, since then the manga has continued to be produced with regular installments through late 2016 and is still on going.... There is a lot of extra space to add backstory and character development you won't see in a movie or even in the manga.. We are only 4 ep in...so give it time...There is much more happening below the surface we have not seen yet... rather than comparing to much...I think it is best if people simply enjoy this for what it is... a cute drama.
I have to point out that the Bollywood Pride & Prejudice follows the book's plot very faithfully indeed - looking like Regency England is the least important thing about that book...
But yes, you put this very well - an adaptation shouldn't have to follow the original slavishily to be exceptional.
Yes, the bollywood version it did follow the book plot in context, but there were clear creative liberties with the script, many of which were cultural and time period related but not exclusively...It was just the first example that came to me... There is always the mormon LDS version of P&P....or the recent one where everyone is a zombie....I love seeing how P&P gets interrupted over and over, but my personal favorite is the BBC version with Colin Firth, I think it's only missing 2 tiny scenes from the book.
Yeah she's a senior in HS so age 19 makes more sense and I'm guessing they'll have her age up to 20. There's also an easter egg for Han Gyul's age in ep 4. When he listened to his dads all taped titled "Han Gyul come out of mommy's belly" it was dated with the year 1994 which means he's probably 22/23 and we know that Chan Young is younger than him bc he calls Han Gyul hyung so the age difference isn't that great... definitely not compared to Goblin
The manga ends with 21 volumes, but I haven't tracked down a copy of the last volume yet. Only translated to the 14th volume or so. She is still in HS throughout though.
I wasn't aware HS seniors were 19 in South Korea. In the US many turn 18 their senior years and the rest are 17. I was older than everyone being 18 before my senior year and all throughout my schooling.
For people who are comparing the J version with this drama.... I personally don't think tvN's intention was to play it out like the movie/manga ... there are similar incidents and obviously the same kind of story but all in all it plays out completely different the feel we get from them and also the way the characters act is just all so different... please try to see it this way and enjoy this drama for what it is ... if it would be the same as the J one their would be no point and it would be quiet boring, right ;)
I think the big reason for low ratings is that people think that this version need to have everything equal to the japanese version... I didn't see that version and I think that's why I'm loving it, the first 3 episodes were sooo cute and the couple have so much chemistry!! <33
Let's be positive, every episode it's getting better, right? :D
I did't watch the whole J version but a little bit and I couldn't be more in love with die K version of this, the chemistry, the actors, the way it's played out .... I wasn't a big fan of what I saw in the J version but 4 Episodes in, in this drama and I am completely head over heels!! <3 <3 <3
Ep 3 was much better, but I still don't like the music at all.. I can't understand why they can't let finish a performance in live/acapella without put the music (that it's even a little different from what it should be)... and I still can't understand why there are pop/idol songs in a melody rock drama, I mean they should play with real struments... I liked only one performance until now... and this should be a music drama. The story is much cute than the original one, but I still can't understand the main lead... in every episode he is different... In episode one he seems mysterius, then he's a jerk that thinks to be the best in the world, in the other episode he seems like an angel... I like Joy, she's cute, and I don't think she is a bad actress, she's pretty good, much better than many others idol actress. I pretty like the second lead too, here he seems really cute. I can feel finally some chemistry. I still hopes that the music will improve, since from a music drama I expect a lot... I mean it's a music drama, I can find these average ost in any drama.
I read the manga and watch the j-movie version of this before and i have to say i didn't really like this k-drama. Even as a drama itself(not comparing it with the manga/j-movie), It's just not really that good of a drama to me. The main male lead is a jerk, he just took the female lead's phone from her pocket without her permission just so he could record his song?
and tbh the random burst of singing and dancing throughout the first episode just make me cringe. The plot in the manga wasn't really good and the k-drama didn't make it any better. The drama didn't make me care for any of the characters and the editing of the drama needs improvement(like there's one woman standing like 2m away from the female lead and suddenly in the next frame she's beside her??)
conclusion: people looking for the manga/j-movie will not like this k-drama. just watch something else if you do not want disappointment. other than that, you should just watch the drama to see if you like it or not. personally, i didn't like it but that's just my opinion.