From heartfelt romantic comedies to exciting zombie thrillers, Korean dramas continue to take the world by storm with unique storylines and remarkable acting performances. The latest K-drama title to capture hearts? It’s Little Women, the female-driven Korean adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s 1868 novel of the same name.
While there have been several adaptations and remakes of the book in television and film (the latest of which is Greta Gerwig’s Oscar-nominated 2019 adaptation that starred Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh and Timothée Chalamet amongst other stars), the Korean drama, which airs on television network tvN as well as Netflix, is noted to be an extremely loose interpretation to the book.
Directed by Kim Hee-won, the woman behind other hits such as Netflix’s Vincenzo and Disney+’s Soundtrack 1, the show was written by celebrated screenwriter Jeong Seo-Gyeong. Since its debut, the drama has ranked in Netflix’s Top 10 Non-English TV shows – both on the global chart as well as Singapore’s chart. v
But in a sea of binge-worthy Korean dramas, what’s with all the fanfare behind Little Women? Here, we unpack the Korean title and share everything you need to know about it.