Wang Yingmin

Wang Yingmin

Correspondent, Lianhe Zaobao

Yingmin joined Shin Min Daily News in 2006, contributing to entertainment news. With the formation of SPH’s Central Integrated Newsroom in 2007, she became an entertainment reporter for Lianhe Wanbao. Following the 2017 reorganisation and the setting up of SPH Chinese Media Group's NewsHub, she began covering the entertainment beat for Lianhe Zaobao, with a primary focus on mainland China and Hong Kong, where her work involves interviewing personalities as well as industry players for trend stories, features and articles.

Thai (L) and the Taiwanese (R) version of The Prince Who Turns Into A Frog, a story of a rich young man who falls in love with a young woman after losing his memory. (Internet)

How Thailand is remaking TV dramas, from Taiwan's Meteor Garden to China's Addicted

Over the past decade or so, Thailand has come up with its own remakes of popular shows from overseas, from Chinese and Korean dramas to Taiwanese idol series. Producers have learnt that they need to inject their own uniqueness to the remade dramas to find an audience, including the large Chinese market. In recent years, Thailand’s own brand of “boys’ love” or BL dramas have even found favour with many of the source markets of its remade dramas. Zaobao correspondent Wang Yingmin talks to production companies and viewers to understand the pull of Thai TV series.