Could Nine – Nine Time Travels, One of the Best Korean Dramas of 2013, Get an American Adaptation?

According to Deadline, ABC has put into development an American adaptation of the Korean drama Nine: Nine Time Travels. Lost‘s Yunjin Kim will co-executive produce the project with Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s ABC Studios based Fake Empire.

Kim had brought the project to Fake Empire and will be written by Derek Simonds.

I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited for a project being put into development before. Nine Time Travels is still one of the very best Korean dramas this year and it is certainly an interesting concept to adapt for American audiences. The concept would translate pretty well, but I don’t know how an American series would last more than the 20 episodes since the original wrapped up just before things started to get spread out too thin.

But I definitely think Yunjin Kim would make a great Min Young too.

Gotta point out that ABC has only put the project into development and will have to get ordered to series next Spring. But this is definitely very exciting news. There are plenty of great stories from Korea that could translate very well to American audiences. In 2010, KBS sold the rights to the first two series of the revenge trilogy Resurrection and The Devil to Kapital Entertainment, but it seems neither moved forward.

Read my three reviews for Nine Time Travels here:
(Warning! The Check-in Review and Hindsight Reviews have plenty of spoilers!)
First Impression Review: tvN’s Intriguing Nine – Nine Time Travels Off to a Great Start
Check-in Review: tvN’s Mind-Blowing, Thought Provoking Nine: Nine Time Travels – And We’re Only Halfway! (Spoilers up to episode 10)
Hindsight Review: tvN’s Nine – Nine Time Travels – Simply Epic (Entire series spoiled!)

Hindsight Review: tvN’s Nine – Nine Time Travels – Simply Epic

Nine Time Travels

TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW
HUGE!!!! Spoilers. Stay away if you don’t want to have the entire series spoiled!
Instead, click here for my non-spoilery First Impression Review or click here for the very spoilery, but only up to episode 10 Check-in Review.

How can you even start talking about tvN’s drama Nine: Nine Time Travels? Where to even begin?

First off, maybe by echoing my sentiments in my Check-in Review. Just ten episodes in and it was clear Nine was going to be more than just a fun time-hopping ride. Merely halfway through the series and it was already shaping up to be a “a genre-bending, game changer.” It was “mind-blowing” and “thought provoking.”

I went on my Philippine vacation before the final six episodes aired with no way to watch them until I got back, thinking, “I hate to do it, but I have high expectations for the last 10 episodes. Not expectations about what’ll happen next, but expectations that the series will continue to be as or even more amazing as it has been so far.”

Still fighting off the jetlag, I excitedly sat down to watch those final episodes and now that it is all over, my opinion hasn’t changed. It’s only been reinforced, if not strengthened. Continue reading

Check-in Review: tvN’s Mind-Blowing, Thought Provoking Nine: Nine Time Travels – And We’re Only Halfway!

Nine Time Travels

TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW
HUGE HUGE SPOILERS!
For the non-spoilery First Impression Review, click here. Or for the completely spoilery, THIS IS HOW IT ALL ENDS Hindsight Review, click here.

I rarely do Check-in Reviews unless I’m really passionate about the development of a show, good or bad, midway through.

But tvN’s Nine: Nine Time Travels has become more than I ever thought possible when I first started it. And it’s been an amazing, no, incredible 10 episodes so far. Continue reading

First Impression Review: tvN’s Intriguing Nine – Nine Time Travels Off to a Great Start

Nine Time Travels

TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW
Very minor spoilers up to episode 2.
For the spoilery, but only up to episode 10 Check-in Review, click here. Or for the completely spoilery, THIS IS HOW IT ALL ENDS Hindsight Review, click here.

Awkward title is awkward. But it’s easy to get over it after watching the first two episodes of tvN’s Nine – Nine Time Travels. It takes both first and second episodes to really get a sense of what the characters and what we might be getting ourselves into. Continue reading