Koreana (TV series)

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Also known as Jenna, 한국소녀
Genre Drama, Telenovela,
Created by GMA Entertainment TV Group
Developed by Dode Cruz
Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr.
Starring Kris Bernal
Steven Silva
Saab Magalona
Angelu de Leon
Eula Valdez
Rocco Nacino
Eddie Garcia
Theme music composer Bobby Velasco
Opening theme "The Real Me"
sung by Pop Girls
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog, English, Korean
No. of episodes 100 episodes
Executive producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Running time 30–45 minutes
Original network GMA Network
Picture format NTSC 480i
Original release October 11, 2010 – February 25, 2011
Preceded by Sine Novela: Basahang Ginto
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Koreana (English: Jenna; Hangul한국 소녀; Hanja韓國 小女; RRHanguk Sonyeo) is a Filipino drama television series produced by GMA Network. It stars Kris Bernal, Saab Magalona,[1] Steven Silva and Rocco Nacino.[2] This series is directed by Gil Tejada, Jr. and premiered October 11, 2010 on GMA Haponalo block (three weeks later since Basahang Ginto ended on September 24) and also broadcast internationally through GMA Pinoy TV and premiered three days later, October 14, 2010, from the original airdate. The show concluded on February 25, 2011, comprising a total of one hundred episodes. From May 29, 2013 until September 27, 2013 via GMA Life TV airs its English-dubbed version worldwide.


The story begins twenty years ago when Nerissa, a Filipina caregiver falls in love with Philip, a wealthy Korean national based in the Philippines. Defying conventional Korean standards, their relationship earns the ire of Chang Hee Jung, Philip's father who is strongly against his son's decision of falling in love with a non-Korean. Philip and Nerissa will soon bear a child causing Chang Hee Jung to set aside his misgivings, and to open his home to Philip and his family. But their happiness will be cut short as Violeta, Chang Hee Jung's adoptive Filipina daughter, sets off an evil scheme against Nerissa. She will be thrown out of the house but secretly takes her baby with her. To add on to her misery, Nerissa will be separated from her daughter after being involved in an unpleasant bus incident. The baby ends up in the arms of Josefina, an old maid who works as a cashier in a local beer club. Believing that the mother has already abandoned the child, Josefina takes her home, and names her Jenna. Jenna, despite being raised in an unconventional neighborhood, grows up to be a sensible and cheerful young woman. Aware of her Korean heritage, she acquaints herself with all things Korean, particularly their cuisine. And while in the midst of fulfilling her dream of becoming a chef, she unexpectedly ends up in a Korean restaurant, unaware that the place she works for is actually owned by Chang Hee Jung!


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