7 Korean Dramas Based on Chinese Dramas: Equally Popular and Exciting

Discover 7 Korean dramas adapted from Mandarin originals, offering diverse themes and captivating storylines. Which one have you watched?
7 Korean Dramas Based On Chinese Dramas: Equally Popular And Exciting

Korean dramas are widely known for their adaptations of Chinese or Thai dramas. Surprisingly, these adaptations often become hits, rivaling the popularity of original Korean dramas.

In addition to remakes, Korean dramas frequently adapt recent Chinese and Taiwanese dramas, captivating audiences worldwide. Below, we highlight Korean adaptations of Mandarin dramas that gained immense popularity upon their release.

1. A Love So Beautiful (2020)

A heartwarming portrayal of adolescent love, adapted from a Mandarin drama of the same name.


2. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016)

This royal drama, based on the Chinese drama Scarlet Heart, still lingers in the hearts of many viewers.

3. A Witch’s Love (2014)

A surprising adaptation of the Mandarin drama Queen of No Marriage, exploring love across different ages.

4. The Time We Were Not In Love (2015)

Transitioning from friends to lovers, this drama is a remake of the Taiwanese drama In Time With You, featuring Ha Ji Won and Lee Jin Wook.

5. Mr. Queen (2020)

Initially hyped upon release, this drama is a remake of the Chinese drama Go Princess Go, featuring a memorable Mama Dragon character.

6. You Are My Destiny (2014)

Beginning with a one-night stand and leading to marriage, this drama is adapted from the Mandarin drama A Fated to Love You.

7. A Time Called You (2023)

Based on the Taiwanese drama Some Day or One Day, this story delves into time travel, promising emotional moments.

These 7 Korean drama adaptations of Mandarin dramas offer a diverse range of themes, from school romance to royal intrigue, captivating audiences globally.

Which of these dramas have you watched? Let us know!


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