With a localized Maria Mercedes coming soon on ABS-CBN, we thought of backtracking a bit on how far the industry has gone in terms of doing remakes. Join us as we go down memory lane. You be the judge which ones are hits or misses.

Here are the original foreign lead actresses and their local counterparts.

Marimar, 2007 (GMA)
Thalia and Marian Rivera
My Girl, 2008 (ABS-CBN)
Lee Da Hae and Kim Chiu
Ako Si Kim Sam Soon, 2008 (GMA)
Kim Sun Ah and Regine Velasquez
LaLola, 2008 (GMA)
Carla Peterson and Rhian Ramos
I Love Betty La Fea, 2008 (ABS-CBN)
Ana Maria Orozco and Bea Alonzo
Rosalinda, 2009 (GMA)
Thalia and Carla Abellana
All About Eve, 2009 (GMA)
Chae Rim and Kim So Yeon; Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon
Only You, 2009 (ABS-CBN)
Han Chae Young and Angel Locsin
Stairway to Heaven, 2009 (GMA)
Choi Ji Woo and Rhian Ramos
Lovers in Paris, 2009 (ABS-CBN)
Kim Jung-Eun and KC Concepcion
Full House, 2009 (GMA)
Song Hye Kyo and Heart Evangelista
Endless Love, 2010 (GMA)
Song Hye Kyo and Marian Rivera


Green Rose, 2011 (ABS-CBN)
Lee Da Hae and Anne Curtis


Maria la del Barrio, 2011 (ABS-CBN)
Thalia and Erich Gonzales
Coffee Prince, 2012 (GMA)
Yoon Eun Hye and Kris Bernal
Temptation of Wife, 2012 (GMA)
Jang Seo Hee and Marian Rivera
Maria Mercedes, 2013 (ABS-CBN)
Thalia and Jessy Mendiola
Maria Mercedes will begin airing on October 7, 2013 
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