New Math

Posted by Stephanie on May 24, 2016

Casting News

1-of-Anything

A remake of 1% of Anything? Really? Was the world calling out? Fans demanding a reboot of this middling drama? I’m going to do out on a limb and say no. So why go back?

Did you see the original 1% of Anything? No? I don’t blame you. I tried. I really did. I think I actually made it a full 4 episodes before tossing it aside — and as this was early in my drama watching when I only bailed on about 1% of any of the dramas (heh. See what I did there?) 

If you haven’t heard about the drama, it’s about a nice girl who, one day, helps an old man on the train. Bibbity Bobbity Boo, turns out the elderly gentleman is a very wealthy man and he decides to give all of his worldly goods to her. Or, it could be that he told his two ill-tempered grandsons that the boy who marries the girl would inherit all his money. Main grandson blames her, is sure she is some sort of gold digger, and then they eventually enter into some sort of contract marriage thing. Why? Who knows.

If I remember correctly, while the hero is the usual jerk, however, the drama wasn’t abhorrent. It either just wasn’t very good or I just didn’t care — and when I realized how long is twas, I broke and Cherry convinced me to dump it. I’ve never looked back.

Well. Until now when I learn they are planning a remake.

Aren’t their other shows that are more deserving of a remake? I’d say why do a remake at all, but kdrama is rife with them. Remaking movies, fake second seasons, remaking other countries dramas. Hmm… but remaking one of their own? Maybe not? (I refuse to count Full House 2).

Poor babies. It must be hard coming out with idea after idea.

Right now Ha Suk Jin is in talks to be the lead — while not a hands down leading man, he did a solid job playing the same sort of smug butt-hole in D-Day (at least the episodes that I saw) so I’m sure he’d do a very competent job with the role.

I can just say I’m fairly certain I’ll be taking a pass.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Brenda May 25, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I couldn’t finish it either, but I’m not sure it was because it was a bad plot idea. It was just long and cheaply made and not very well acted. I actually like contract marriage plots, so I’m willing to see what they can do with better actors, production values, and hopefully a much shorter episode count.

    • Reply Stephanie May 27, 2016 at 1:37 pm

      I have not been a fan of that actress since seeing her in When It’s At Night.

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