A Korean Version of Shinohara Ryoko’s Haken no Hinkaku?!?
So…….normally it would be no surprise to have another k-drama remake of a j-drama. It has been done before multiple times. But after I heard that there is a K-DRAMA VERSION OF HAKEN NO HINKAKU IN THE MAKING…..I WAS IN UTTER SHOCK. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGG.
Why you may ask? Welllll I am a huge fan of Shinohara Ryoko, who starred as the awesome Oomae Haruko in the original Haken no Hinkaku. This drama is also one of my favorite j-dramas of Shinohara Ryoko’s. So when I heard that there would be a k-drama version I freaked out. Like, I had to take deep breaths to calm my racing heart. O____O (I am not exaggerating!) I know that I should not be expecting a perfect carbon copy of Haken no Hinkaku, but a small voice deep down inside whispers “DON’T SCREW IT UP!!!!!!!!”
The Korean version is called “God of the Workplace” while other titles are “The Queen of the Office” or “Office God”. I think I like the sound of “The Queen of the Office” much better. Casting-wise, Kim Hye Soo is taking on the lead role as the heroine Oomae Haruko. (obviously the names for the characters are different in the Korean version, but I will be referring to the Japanese names now) I am hoping that she will be just as charming as Shinohara Ryoko was as Oomae Haruko. In the previews, she does catch a bullet WITH HER BARE HANDS so she is kick-butt like Oomae Haruko!
Oh Ji Ho is the male lead as Shouji. In the jdrama, Oizumi Yo played Shouji and was a total riot. He was such an endearing character, sorta a troll and yet still a good guy at heart. The main problem I see with Oh Ji Ho as the lead is that I feel the drama will focus more on romance rather than comedy. Haken no Hinkaku is a comedy but it is not a rom-com. I feel like God of the Workplace will probably turn it into a rom-com so that they can ship Oh Ji Ho’s character with Kim Hye Soo’s. On a side note, I feel like most people will be concerned over how Oh Ji Ho’s perm does not suit his beautiful face. O_O
So, yea or nay? Do you expect much from this drama and what direction do you think it’ll go in?