6 Classic stories that should be turned into K-dramas
No matter how much we would like to pretend otherwise, we must sometimes tear ourselves away from mainlining dramas and do something different like sleeping, eating, working, the occasional load of laundry, and even reading. K-dramas have a way of creeping into every facet of your life, though, and imagine my surprise when Mr. Darcy changes from an 18th century Englishman to Korean chaebol mid-chapter. Then it happened again in another book. Then I read on DramaFever that The Three Musketeers was about to be released, and I knew I must, MUST tell the world which shows really ought to come into being. Help me, Hong sisters--you’re my only hope!
6) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a chaebol, possessing a large fortune, MUST be in want of a wife. Oh the love triangles! The love triangles! In this modern day rom com, make the dastardly George Wickham scheming to get his hands on our lovely heroine AND corporate shares.
Sisters: Jane, sweet and shy,
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both trying to keep a lid on the three remaining trouble-making sisters.
Who should play Mr. Darcy, the ur- man of modern romance, in whom still waters run deep? How about Shin Sung Rok, whose turns in My Love From Another Star and Trot Lovers got drama fans buzzing in the best possible way?
Who should play Bingley, Darcy’s true hearted and convivial friend? Why, Kang Min Hyuk, of course!
5) Silas Marner by George Eliot. Secret marriages! Stolen wealth! A cute child who gives an outcast man a new lease on life. Sign me up!
Starring Kang Shin Il
as the titular Silas, the epileptic outcast with a kind heart andhttp://www.dramafever.com/lee-tae-sung/actor/211/"> Lee Tae Sung
as the weak-willed Godfrey, the local lord whose secret marriage may be his undoing.
unjustly accused of crimes and imprisoned for years, his persevering daughter,
and the two men who love her: one a scoundrel, the other goodhearted but persecuted. Did I mention these two men look exactly alike? Paging Kim Woo Bin!
If you don’t know how this one ends, have you got some feels coming your way!
See the last great swordsman defend his people and transform a nation in The Joseon Gunman, starring Lee Joon Ki
meets and falls in love with http://www.dramafever.com/cha-seung-won/actor/299/">Mr. Rochester-
a brooding man (no soft-cheeked flower boy here!), who, as these romantic men sometimes do, has a crazy wife locked away in the attic.
wrongfully imprison him, have him break out of prison, amass a fortune, take revenge, and fall in love? Yes please!
who looks exactly like a missing king, throw in the Princess about to marry him
and charismatic courtier who may not be what he seems
to get epic romance.
What classics would you like to see made as a drama? Do you disagree with this casting? Sound off in the comments.