The latest Taiwan drama to get a remake is The Prince Who Turns into a Frog following a series of other popular dramas being remade. This reports follows a long line of Taiwanese drama that is being rebooted about ten years later with younger casts for shows like Meteor Garden, Lavender, Summer’s Desire and My Lucky Star.
Netizens have mixed reactions but most are opposed to the reboot as it is considered to be a classic. The Prince Who Turns into a Frog which stars Ming Dao and Joe Chen premiered in 2005. It was widely received by viewers and broke a record viewership previously held by Meteor Garden.
I enjoyed watching The Prince Who Turns into a Frog and I can’t imagine the lead characters being played by anybody else but Ming Dao and Joe Chen. I especially felt that Ye Tian Yu was written especially for Joe Chen. If you see enough drama with Joe Chen in it, you know that it’s made for her.
I am surprised by how well Ming Dao played the two different characters, Jun Hao and Tang Hao. When he plays Jun Hao, I really hated his guts and wanted to punch him for his arrogance. On the other hand, he’s quite endearing and lovable when he plays Tang Hao, so much so that I wanted to run over and give him a hug.
I can understand why some people would not want this remade because you run the risk of ruining something that’s good. Let’s just hope the powers that be know what they are doing.