I have seen a lot of things in dramaland but we rarely see remake of a classic older drama. I can only think of Full House right now which had a remake (which we mainly remember for its hairdos). Today is the premiere day of such a remake which takes its title from the original drama 1% Of Anything, which aired in 2003 — it has been 13 years! Where does time fly? I always wanted to see the original as it has one of my favorite tropes — marriage of convenience. It starred Kang Dong Won who solely acts in movies now (*sigh*) and Kim Jung Hwa, who was last seen in D Day and was leading lady of many dramas in early 2000s. Their characters will be now played by Ha Suk Jin (Drinking Solo) and Jeon So Min (Tomorrow Victory).
1% Of Anything is about a warm-hearted school teacher and a hot-tempered third generation chaebol. His grandfather is impressed by her nature and places this condition in his will that the grandson will have to marry the heroine in order to inherit his assets. Obviously, the two will fall in love after reluctantly getting into this contract marriage. I haven’t seen any of the actors’ previous work but I’m really looking forward to this show because of the basic rom-com classic plot.
Basically based on a novel, the drama is fully pre-produced and while the original aired on MBC, the new 1% Of Anything premieres today on cable network Dramax as a Wednesday-Thursday drama.
I like marriage of convience plots too. I have not heard of the cable network dramax.
Me too! This is the first time I’m hearing about it…can’t wait to start this show..if only I can find it anywhere.
Yes, I’m concerned that finding shows from this network may be difficult. Ping me if you do.
Oh, Ha Suk Jin is generally good, especially if there is some humor in the mix. 🙂 I haven’t seen the original, so I won’t have any comparing to do, which I think is just fine by me. He’s currently also in Drinking Solo and it’s on my List of Doom as well.
Glad to hear that he is good! Haha…yes, the list of doom! I’m also planning to check out Drinking Solo as I love Park ha Sun.
Good thing we haven’t seen the original…so no expectation or comparisons.
I liked the first two episodes. 🙂 Nothing earthshatteringly original but it has this comfortable, homey feel which I like. The heroine is competent, smart and spunky and the lead guy is an ass but HSJ somehow manages to make him funny and oddly cute, the way he always does, ha. His expressions!^^ It’s fun to see the herone put the guy in his place and hopefully they won’t turn her into a doormat later on. I really hate the way many romcoms make their leading ladies loose several points in their IQ the minute they fall for the hero.
Yeah…so many dramas that treat the heroine characters that way 😦
Thanks for this review…will start it ASAP!
This is the first time I’ll be watching HSJ 🙂
My kind of drama! Haven’t seen the original but looking forward to this one. Just hope it is tastefully done.
Really hope it’s good…I’ve read positive reviews till now…