This article discusses 5 series like the Netflix K-Drama series Little Women (2022) you must watch.
Little Women is available on Netflix now and is already attracting a lot of attention from fans for its unconventional re-working of Louisa May Alcott’s groundbreaking novel. If you enjoyed Little Women (2022), here are 5 recommendations for other series to check out.
Like for Like – 5 series like the K-Drama’s Little Women (2022) you must watch
The Handmaid’s Tale (2017-Present)
Based on Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel, The Handmaid’s Tale has long since moved away from its source material, routinely deviating from the original to tell a story that is making a wider point about contemporary society. Starring Elisabeth Moss in the central role, the Handmaid’s Tale has been a mainstay of prestige television for 5 years already.
The Three Musketeers (2014)
Another K-Drama that takes a well-loved Western novel and takes some liberties with the content, this show tells the story of a young soldier who wishes to join the Royal Guard, and his adventures set in Korea. There is swashbuckling aplenty in this cultural reworking of Alexandre Dumas’ serialised novels.
The Great Seducer (2018)
This Korean TV series took a contemporary look at updating the French 1782 novel Les Liason Dangereuses. Featuring pop star, Joy in one of the central roles. The Great Seducer mixes contemporary ideas and references with the classic book, bringing it closer to other updates on the material such as Cruel Intentions. Often referred to as Tempted this series stands out for some thoughtful central performances that elevated the finished product.
The King: Eternal Monarch (2020)
Also starring Kim Go-eun, The King, Eternal Monarch was one of the most expensive shows produced by Korean networks and achieved commercial (if not always critical) success. Featuring some pretty twisty, turny plotting this is one to check out if you are interested in exploring Kim’s work any further.
Little Women (2019)
Okay, it’s not a series, so the pedants among you can fairly accuse me of wandering outside of the brief here. However, it feels odd to not include one of the other, more recent adaptations of Little Women on the list. Directed by Great Gerwig and with a starry Hollywood cast, Little Women (2019), also took some liberties with the source material although kept it’s grounding very much in the original time period.
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