Korean television dramas in the Philippines
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Most media broadcasters in the Philippines airing Korean dramas are ABS-CBN, GMA and The 5 Network, as well as minor TV network Net 25 and government channel PTV, among others. All Korean dramas go through the process of localization: re-dubbing, pre-editing, post-editing and finalization before going on-air.
- 1 History
- 2 Top 10 Korean dramas as of 2018
- 3 Localization
- 4 List of Korean dramas in the Philippines
- 5 See also
- 6 References
Korean dramas have become hits since the 2000s, excluding Japanese dramas. The huge demand from viewers for Korean dramas has prompted Philippine TV stations to import Korean, Taiwanese and Chinese dramas only. Top Korean drama series Lovers in Paris, Full House, My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, Stairway to Heaven and Coffee Prince were imported and dubbed in Filipino language, instantly becoming hits. The success of Jewel in the Palace in Korea was also replicated in the Philippines and many other Asian countries.
The Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden was also a ratings success when it first aired on ABS-CBN in 2003. Its remake, the Korean Boys Over Flowers, starring Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, Kim Joon, Kim So Eun and Koo Hye Sun, also succeeded in capturing audiences. It was aired in the Philippines from May to August 2009 and became a phenomenal success.
The 5 Network, the third largest network in the country, aired Korean dramas such as Hero and My Wife is a Superwoman, together with the Taiwanese drama Easy Fortune Happy Life, Israeli drama Split, and primetime variety show Willing Willie hosted by Willie Revillame. However, a The 5 Network representative said that instead of putting all their own Korean dramas in primetime, they've decided to move it on noontime: "It's actually the strategy of TV5 to do counter-programming. When everyone else is going high-energy with noontime shows, here we are offering the best titles of Koreanovelas on noontime. It's like it will be our primetime. We want to provide an alternative."
In the past years, ABS-CBN has aired a score of Korean dramas, including Marrying a Millionaire, 101st Proposal, Green Rose, Boys Over Flowers, Lovers in Paris, He's Beautiful, Heartstings, City Hunter, Memories of Bali, Rooftop Prince, Missing You, Princess Hours, My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Dream High, My Girl, Fated to Love You, My Lovely Girl, When a Man Falls in Love, That Winter, the Wind Blows, The Heirs, Hwarang, Love in the Moonlight, Legend of the Blue Sea, Goblin, Black, Hwayugi, and many more.
GMA Network, for its part, has aired a number of Korean dramas, including Full House, All About Eve, My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, Stairway to Heaven, Jewel in the Palace, Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata, Shining Inheritance, Temptation of Wife, East of Eden, Queen Seon Deok, Master's Sun, Queen In-hyun's Man, The Princess' Man, Dong Yi, Empress Ki, My Love from the Star, Descendants of the Sun, and among others.
The 5 Network has also aired Hero, My Wife is a Superwoman, Don't Cry My Love, First Wives' Club, High Kick!, High Kick: Through the Roof, High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, Likeable or Not, Oh Soo Jung vs Karl, Pink Lipstick, Runaway, Smile, Honey and You Are My Destiny.
Top 10 Korean dramas as of 2018
|1.||Full House||GMA Network||2005||42.3%|
|2.||Stairway to Heaven||GMA Network||2005||36.1%|
|3.||Jewel in the Palace||GMA Network||2005||35.4%|
|4.||My Name Is Kim Sam Soon||GMA Network||2006||34.9%|
|5.||Lovers in Paris||ABS-CBN||2004||34.4%|
|6.||Boys Before Flowers||ABS-CBN||2009||34.1%|
|8.||Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart||GMA Network||2003||33.4%|
|9.||Endless Love: Winter Sonata||GMA Network||2003||33.0%|
The success of Korean dramas has also prompted ABS-CBN and GMA Network to do remakes.
|Title||Cast||Year||Original Series' Name||Original Network||Original Cast||Year||Reference|
|Baker King||Mark Neumann, Shaira Mae dela Cruz, Akihiro Blanco and Inah Estrada||2015||King of Baking, Kim Takgu||KBS2||Yoon Shi-yoon, Eugene, Joo Won and Lee Young-ah||2010|||
|My Fair Lady||Jasmine Curtis-Smith, Luis Alandy, Vin Abrenica, Chanel Morales||2015||My Fair Lady||KBS2||Yoon Eun-hye, Yoon Sang-hyun, Jung Il-woo and Moon Chae-won||2009|||
List of Korean dramas in the Philippines
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GMA News TV
TV5 Network, Inc.
The 5 Network Korean dramas
- TV5 brings top hit My Wife is a Superwoman and two more Asian drama titles on primetime
- "International hit vampire series invades the Philippines".
- TV5's koreanovelas offer alternative to noontime shows
- https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2010/09/117_51344.html, Korean Dramas Continue to Captivate the Philippines
- Pinoy version of Green Rose will start airing on Valentine's Day
- Anne, Echo invite viewers to watch Green Rose
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EjpxmSjs9k, 'Green Rose' Full Trailer
- Lovers in Paris will air pilot episode on Sept. 28
- Piolo and KC's first shoot in Paris for 'Lovers in Paris'
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKVcB3E35WY, 'Lovers in Paris' Full Trailer
- Kim Chiu as 'My Girl' on ABS-CBN
- ABS-CBN holds strong 2012 Korean drama line-up
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSmzQWR_aoY, 'My Girl' Full Trailer
- Angel Locsin set to star in ABS-CBN's version of 'Only You'
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-01. Retrieved 2014-06-24.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tctt1tMTvHU, 'Only You' Full Trailer
- Korean series 'Pure Love' to get Pinoy adaptation
- 'Pure Love' ABS-CBN Remake Stars Alex Gonzaga and Arjo Atayde
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzmZMo36fuE, 'Pure Love' Full Trailer
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuejP1wlaE, Two Wives Full Trailer
- 'Kim Sam Soon' soon on GMA 7
- 'My Name is Kim Sam Soon' Pinoy version
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNyzp4GI7h8, 'Ako si Kim Samsoon'
- All about ambition ang latest GMA 7 Koreanovela,GMA7's 'All About Eve'
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lay1T75VSVg, 'All About Eve' Full Trailer
- Remake ng 'Coffee Prince' hamon para kina Kris Bernal at Aljur Abrenica
- Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal topbill GMA 7's remake of 'Coffee Prince'
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0GoEcap9do, 'Coffee Prince' teaser
- Marian, Dingdong team up anew In remake of 'Endless Love'
- Cast members: 'Endless Love'
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgs0Izz3TSQ, 'Endless Love' Trailer
- Philippine remake of 'Full House' will air pilot on Nove. 30
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-03. Retrieved 2015-09-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), 'FULL HOUSE' REMAKE ON GMA 7!
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP-tNC4uncA, 'Full House' Pinoy Remake
- 'Stairway to Heaven' cast members
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2015-09-19.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link), Make way for the Philippine version of 'Stairway to Heaven'
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxRssF6HBLo, 'Stairway to Heaven' Teaser
- Cast members: 'Temptation of Wife'
- Rafael Rosell transfers to GMA 7, will soon co-star with Marian Rivera and Dennis Trillo
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlvazjU4Ico, 'Endless Love' Full Trailer
- "Jennylyn Mercado confirmed as Steffi in My Love From The Star". August 8, 2016.
- TV5 to do remake of 'Baker King'
- TV5 dares to be different with its programs this 2014
- Like or Dislike: TV5's remake of 'Pretty Little Liars' and 'Baker King'
- TV5 in 2014: "Dares to be different"
- Warner Bros. reveals TV5 is the first station in the world allowed to remake 'Pretty Little Liars'
- https://ph.news.yahoo.com/tv5-dares-different-programs-2014-185749166.html, TV5 dares to be different in their programs this 2014
- Marjorie Barretto makes TV comeback for My Fair Lady