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Do Min-joon drops the ‘alien’ title in China

  • Published : Feb 2, 2016 - 13:23
  • Updated : Feb 2, 2016 - 13:23


The extraterrestrial protagonist in Korean TV drama “My Love from Another Star” is to drop the alien title in China, according to Chinese media outlets.

In the original version, Do Min-joon, played by actor Kim Soo-hyun, is an alien from another planet. Thus, the last episode ended with Do returning to Earth and living happily ever after with the female protagonist, Cheon Song-yi.

Reportedly, the Chinese version to air on Anhui TV will have a change in the character‘s identity. Do Min-joon will become a novelist instead of an alien with supernatural powers. As a result, the ending of the drama will reveal that the story was a novel written by Do.

The change may seem quite big, as Do’s superpowers are central to the drama.


The original production team, HB Entertainment, said, “The editing is out of our hands as we have partly given them copyright permissions.”

“But, there won‘t be much to shift around or change as the drama given to them is identical to what was aired in Korea.”

The reason behind the modification seems to be the Chinese officials’ regulations over banning contents related to aliens or supernatural powers on television.

The hit TV drama “My Love from Another Star” was promoted to be aired as a movie in China, but the plan was turned down due to various regulations.

By Kim Ji-young (christinekim@heraldcorp.com)