Pinoy Korean drama fans are in for a double treat as two of Korea’s outstanding drama series will soon be seen on free-to-air through TV5 and promise to spice up your primetime evenings beginning September 21, 2020 (Mondays thru Fridays, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM). It is undeniable how K-Dramas have touched the hearts of Filipinos. Its original and compelling plots coupled with hard-hitting social commentary on generational and class conflicts have proven to be relatable to the Filipino audience. It is no wonder that most viewers at home turn to K-Dramas as a source of solace and comfort, and TV5’s newest addition to its program roster, Reply 1988 and Wok of Love will provide just that!
Starring Lee Hyeri (Sung Deok Sun), Park Bo Gum (Choi Taek), Ryu Joon Yeol (Kim Jung Hwan), Go Kyung Pyo (Sung Sun Woo), and Lee Dong Hwi (Ryu Dong Ryong), Reply 1988 is a cult favorite in Korea and in other countries where it is broadcast. Set in the year 1988, the series revolves around 5 childhood friends and their families living in the same neighborhood. Definitely a throwback to the times when real friendships were forged without the convenience of technology.
Its final episode recorded an 18.8% nationwide audience share in Korea, making it the fourth highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, beating the ratings of Pinoy favorite KDramas such as Crash Landing on You and Itaewon Class. The show even emerged as the biggest winner in the tvN10 awards of 2016, bagging 8 out of 18 nominations including the Grand Prize (Daesang) Drama Award and Content Grand Excellence Award. Ryu Joon Yeol, who plays Kim Jung Hwa, was even awarded the Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actor in TV in 2016.
Another drama series that will fuel your appetite and build excitement is Wok of Love. You can indulge in the sumptuous cuisine that it features in each episode, while the main characters engage themselves in light-hearted slice-of-life encounters and romantic interludes in the series’ thrilling moments. The show features a stellar cast that includes Lee Jun Ho, member of K-pop boy group 2PM, Jang Hyuk, and Jung Ryeo-Won who will captivate audiences with their undeniable chemistry and exceptional performance.
Bask in the excitement and ride the K-Drama wave as you tune in to Reply 1988 and Wok of Love beginning September 21, 2020! Both shows will air back-to-back Mondays thru Fridays, from 8:30 to 9:30 PM, only on TV5.