October Brings a New Batch of Chinese Remakes of Japanese, Thai and Korean Classics

pretty proofreader chinese remake
Good dramas are like rare gems, quite difficult to find so it's not a surprise that when a drama of that kind comes along, it typically gets a second life and more. After all, if we're all for finding new ways to enjoy the good old classics then what better way than to see new stars giving it a different twist, right? 

Both airing last month, Ten Years Late is yet another drama remake based on the popular manga Asunaro Hakusho by Fumi Saimon while Project S: The Series is a remake of a Thai drama of the same name. It seems that there's even more in store for October. Without further ado, I present you the list of Chinese drama remakes for this month: 

standing in the time
Standing in the Time (Oct 2 iQIYI, Tencent) 
A remake of the Japanese drama Pretty Proofreader that stars An Yuexi and Xing Zhaolin. It follows the life of an aspiring fashion editor who was coaxed into working for the wrong department. She finds love in the middle of establishing her career. 

i hear your voice chinese remake
No Secrets (Oct 17 Tencent) 
This is probably my favorite from the list. A remake of the Korean drama I Hear Your Voice, it stars Qi Wei and Jin Han and follows the story of a young man with telepathic abilities as he try to help a money-grubbing lawyer.

thai movie First Love chinese remake
thai movie First Love chinese remake
A Little Thing Called First Love (Oct 23 Hunan TV, Mango TV) 
Based on the Thai movie First Love, I have high hopes for this campus drama starring Lai Kuanlin and Zhao Jinmai since the movie really left a mark on me. It'll take you back to the memory of your first love, first heartbreak, and first time moving on. 

signal chinese remake
Unknown Number (Oct 23 Tencent) 
A Chinese remake of the Korean drama Signal. It stars Li Xiaoran, Du Chun and Wang Tianchen. A rookie profiler gets a call from a detective who lives in the past and they work together to solve murder cases. 

Which drama would you want to have a Chinese remake? Comment below! 


  1. The problem was when the remake end up becoming disaster and ruin the original. I checked out A Little Thing Called First Love and it was so boring and wasting time. Not to mention the bad acting of Lai Kuanlin. Might as well rewatch the original film. More fun.

    All these original dramas were popular but unfortunately not many pay attention to the remakes. They're not getting any traction which is sad.

    1. Agree! In No Secrets the ML looks as old as the FL or even older. It just feels weird.

      I think the problem with Remakes is that we already know the story and how it is progressing. When the acting and directing isn’t good then, it often goes down the drain. Instead of picking up the premise and the Charme of the Original and making the Drama not a carbon copy like many successful novel turned Drama.

  2. I finished Standing In Time and it was enjoyable. I have yet to watch Jap original but I have downloaded it and forgot about it. Will watch it soon.

    Signal in Korean was a superb production. I am glad the Chinese cast looks promising. I hope the remake is not bad too.

  3. Project S The Series was mentioned and all three stories are very well-made in the Thai version. But unfortunately, it was a low-budgeted series in the Chinese remake that made do with lots of dialogues and unnecessary flashbacks.

  4. Out of these remakes, I only checked out No Secrets for few episodes but it was so bad too! No chemistry and cringy. The male lead looks too and greasy for a high schooler. Totally not recommend!