These dramas share the same production team as well as a basis in the novels of Minato Kanae. Each deals with overlapping themes in a different way, though their atmospheres are similar.
1 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Nov 22, 2014
Wakamono Tachi bears a strong resemblance to Under One Roof to an astounding degree. There might be more siblings in Under One Roof, but those in Wakamono Tachi share the same issues as many of them (albeit mixed around). The eldest brother in each is a hard-working, lovable goofball who talks loud and fast. There's a lot of bickering at the table, a young sister having an affair with an older man at work, etc. But aside from these and other similarities, both are warm family dramas with a lot of heart and a good message. Plus, they each have "the cast of the decade," so to speak.
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Nov 17, 2014
Both are historical dramas based on true stories, centering on passionate individuals who worked hard to pioneer in the scientific field. The characters must combat public opinion, harsh terrain, and freezing weather to reach their goals.
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Sep 26, 2014
Many similarities are shared, such as gang involvement and the dynamic between our lead couple. But Sarang possesses a darker, more tragic atmosphere and decidedly better direction; the variations present in the plot allow for a strengthened story. Definitely worth a watch, whether you liked the drama or even just the premise.
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Nov 20, 2013
Both are adapted from Jun Ikeido novels. Though the leads are very different people (Hanzawa is an intense and almost samurai-like banker, Akamatsu a gentle yet steadfast everyman) each is pitted against the financial equivalent of Goliath. Conflicts of both dramas share a common theme and atmosphere, though Soratobu Taiya lends itself more to gray motivation and sentimentality. The promotional artwork is nearly the same, too.
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Sep 30, 2013
Both feature main characters on the run. Despite the fact there are several leads in Runaway, one portrayed by Ichihara Hayato also has a critically sick daughter (his primary reason for fleeing).
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - Sep 23, 2013
Both center on a relationship that is severely tried by public status and the need to keep it on the down-low, especially in the early stages. Both male leads are older and zany, with a touch of cool; they also each undergo a physical style change which alters their appearance drastically. Both female leads are tough yet inwardly vulnerable, reluctant, and have complicated family lives. There are hilarious assistants accompanying the male lead and somewhat pitiable, yet occasionally nasty second leads. Mix in cruel Netizens for added similarity.
0 Recommended by mysecretsoul - May 31, 2013