Which are the most successful format exporting countries in international TV? Few would include South Korea, but just weeks after “The Good Doctor,” based on a Korean format, bowed on ABC to spectacular ratings, another Korean re-version, “Mi marido tiene familia” (My Husband Got a Family), has just slayed the opposition as it bowed out on Mexican giant Televisa’s main Las Estrellas channel. Playing in a 5.30 P.M. time-slot on Sunday, the drama’s average share of 28.7% rated 364% above the competition.
A romantic family comedy, “Mi marido tiene familia” obviously touched a national nerve. Its plot — a thoroughly-modern woman butts heads with her husband’s rediscovered