In rather distasteful news, it was revealed recently that the hit Korean drama ‘SKY Castle’, supposedly for NBC.
On September 5 at the Asia Drama Conference, the mega-hit drama’s writer Yoo Hyun Mi reportedly shared that Warner Bros. is moving forward with a U.S. remake of the show. She said, “Excessive private education isn’t just an issue in Korea. While I was writing ‘SKY Castle,’ I thought that the story could be relatable in Asian countries such as Japan, China, Singapore, and India, as well as America and Europe.”
I don’t mind remakes that much, but frequently they’re sloppily executed and don’t make sense in the end. This remake could be quality by taking things into a different direction, but I just don’t see how the tension and what not of ‘SKY Castle’ tracks effectively. The difference between a single test effectively determining the rest of your life against Aunt Becky buying your way into college or getting legacy admissions doesn’t seem to work as well. Though I suppose the general idea of the pressure upper-class parents put on their kids could be a thing, though at that point did they really need a remake?