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8 K-dramas That Are Actually Based on Popular Western Shows and Movies

8 K-dramas That Are Actually Based on Popular Western Shows and Movies
Did you know that "The World of Married" was actually based on a BBC drama?

We bet you didn't know that some of your fave Korean shows are actually remakes of movies and shows from the UK and US! Here are eight shows to check out:

1. 18 Again (Coming Soon)

The OG: 17 Again, US

The premise: A man in his 40s magically transforms back to his teenage self and is given the chance to correct his mistakes.

2. The World Of The Married (2020)

The OG: Doctor Foster, UK

The premise: A doctor who seems to have the perfect life suspects her husband of cheating on her...and everything gets super dramatic from there.

Where to watch it: Netflix, Viu

3. Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019)

The OG: Designated Survivor, US

The premise: When the National Assembly suffers a catastrophic attack, the Minister of Environment must find a way to lead Korea through the chaos. (Via Netflix)

Where to watch it: Netflix

4. The Good Wife (2016)

The OG: The Good Wife, US


The premise: A woman assumes responsibility for her family after her husband is thrown into prison after a very public scandal. (Via Soompi)

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5. Criminal Minds (2017)

The OG: Criminal Minds, US

The premise: Soompi writes that the drama is about a talented—and sometimes misunderstood—crime scene investigator and profiler who works for the National Criminal Investigation (NCI) team.

6. Suits (2018)

The OG: Suits, US

The premise: A renowned corporate attorney at a prestigious firm gambles on a dropout with a photographic memory but no law degree to help on high-stakes cases. (Via Netflix)

Where to watch it: Netflix

7. Mistress (2018)

The OG: Mistresses, UK

The premise: It's a mystery thriller about the entwined fates of four women harboring dark secrets who all get caught up in a murder case. (Via Soompi)

8. Life On Mars (2018)

The OG:  Life On Mars, UK

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The premise: This series is about two detectives with very different investigative styles who team up to solve cases in the year 1988! (Via Soompi)

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