Ako si Kim Samsoon

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Ako si Kim Samsoon
Also known as My Name is Kim Samsoon
Created by Kim Do Woo
Based on My Lovely Sam Soon (2005)
Developed by Denoy Navarro-Punio
Directed by
Starring Regine Velasquez
Opening theme "Maybe It's You" by Regine Velasquez
  • Bobby Velasco
  • Agatha Obar
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 75
Executive producer(s) Edlyn Tallada Abuel
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release June 30 (2008-06-30) – October 10, 2008 (2008-10-10)

Ako si Kim Samsoon (International title: My Name is Kim Samsoon) is a 2008 Philippine television drama romance comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is an adaptation of a 2005 television series My Lovely Sam Soon.[3] Directed by Dominic Zapata, Khryss Adalia and Louie Ignacio, it stars Regine Velasquez in the title role. It premiered on June 30, 2008 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita.[4] The series concluded on October 10, 2008 with a total of 75 episodes. It was replaced by LaLola on its timeslot.


My Lovely Sam Soon in South Korea. The series was a major hit in South Korea since its premiere and 50.5% of Korean households tuned into the finale, with a viewership rate of over 40%.[5]

Some critics believe its huge success was due to the show focused in the life of single chubby middle-aged woman, played by Kim Sun Ah. The physical appearance and stereotype that the female character highlighted (in the sense of mid aged and overweight) portrayed in the drama increased dramatically the popularity particularly in mid aged South Korean women.[6]


The story begins with Samsoon dealing with two devastating news- her fiancé stood her up at their wedding, and their family's bakery was gutted by a fire. Samsoon then decides to apply as a pastry chef in a five-star restaurant where she crosses paths with the rich and arrogant Cyrus in a very unusual spot-the male comfort room where he gives her a piece of advice about love and men. Not long after, Cyrus will discover Samsoon's outstanding talent in baking and hires her to work in his restaurant. Cyrus has his share of problems too. His domineering mother insists that he marries soon. To be free of his mother's consistent prodding, Cyrus offers Samsoon a love contract-in which she must act as his girlfriend in exchange for a huge amount of money. He offers Samsoon the contract because he knows he will never fall for a girl like her. Although hesitant and furious about Cyrus's overconfidence, Samsoon takes the opportunity to pay her family's debts. But, they spend more time together and Samsoon soon realizes that she is in love with Cyrus in the resort where Cyrus' family owns.[7]

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast
  • Gene Padilla as Mau's husband
  • Toby Alejar as Enrico
  • Cheska Garcia as Nicole
  • Chinggoy Alonzo as Mr. Sandoval
  • Tiya Pusit as Doctor
  • Mely Tagasa as Judge
  • Madam Auring as Madam Rocha
  • Lydia de Vega as Kim Samsoon's trainor


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Ako si Kim Samsoon earned a 33.8% rating.[8] While the final episode scored a 38.2% rating.[9]


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