Thailand’s adaptations of Korean dramas, such as My Coffee Prince and Playful Kiss, have been a success and now there is another Korean series from 2005, My Girl, which has been adapted to a local Thailand series starring Esther Supreeleela and Pae Arak Armonsupasiri.
Just like the Korean show, the storyline for My Girl’s doesn’t stray too far from the original but it will be tailored to cater to the Thai audience. The story begins with Purith (a hotel heir) who searches for his long-lost cousin until he meets Linin. He asks her to be his grandfather’s granddaughter and in return she would be paid monthly as Linin needs to support her own father due to their family’s financial struggles.
As Linin continues to pretend to be Purith’s cousin while living under the same roof, they slowly fall in love with each other until Linin’s act keeps their relationship from flourishing. What sets this Thai remake apart from the original show is the use of local talent that the audience can relate to through the shared culture and humour.
Thai production house, Halo Productions, who are popular for adapting Korean shows such as Autumn in My Heart (2011), Full House (2012) and Princess Hours (2017), are the ones behind the adaptation of My Girl.
Catch My Girl available first on Viu Malaysia, which airs every Tuesday, right after the Thailand broadcast. Subtitles for Malay and English will be provided just hours after it airs on Viu.