A fusion of Korean and Filipino cultures is now ready to capture the hearts of Pinoy televiewers as GMA Entertainment TV brings to the fore its first Filipino-Korean romantic-comedy series, My Korean Jagiya. “Jagiya” in Hangul or Korean means “darling.”
As we all know, there’s a huge market of Filipinos fondly phrased as “Nilamon na ng Sistema (Swallowed by the System).” It’s a term used to describe the ever-loyal fans and consumers of Korean popular culture. This is most probably one of the reasons why GMA Entertainment TV decided to produce My Korean Jagiya. The fusion series is under the direction of Mark A. Reyes.
The series was initially shot in South Korea together with a Korean production team.
Heart Evangelista will play the role of Gia while former K-Pop group U-Kiss member Alexander Lee will portray the character of Kim Jun Ho. Korean actor David Kim a.k.a. Kim Jungwook, who starred in various hit Korean dramas like Iris 2 (KBS) and The King in Love (MBC), adds luster to the stellar cast of My Korean Jagiya.
Other cast members of the series are Iya Villania, Valeen Montenegro, Janice De Bele, Ricky Davao, Tonton Gutierrez, Inah De Belen, Jake Vargas, and Jinri Park, among others. Former Kapamilya star Edgar Allan Guzman will also be part of the series.
There are also reports from several K-Pop websites that the all-female Korean pop group TWICE will have a cameo appearance in the series. As of this writing, the producers of My Korean Jagiya have yet to address the reports.
My Korean Jagiya is set to premiere on August 21, 2017 in GMA Network’s primetime block. It will replace the successful stint of I Heart Davao which stars Tom Rodriguez and Carla Abellana.