The stars of Coffee Prince (L-R) Benjamin Alves, Max Collins, Kris Bernal and Aljur Abrenica.
The original poster of the hit Koreanovela.
Tonight on the 3rd slot of GMA Telebabad, the much-awaited local version of Coffee Prince
will premiere. The original version of the hit Koreanovela
was aired in Korea back in 2007, and the Philippines a year after. Since then, talks of a Philippine remake circulated throughout various fansites and message boards. Finally, it all came together and with the loveteam of Aljur Abrenica and Kris Bernal playing the lead roles of Arthur and Andie, respectively. Lending major support to the two are Benjamin Alves as Errol and Max Collins as Arlene – two important characters in the series.
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Directed by actor Ricky Davao, Coffee Prince takes pride in assembling an impressive cast to make the romance-comedy more appealing to the masses. There are senior artists Leo Martinez, Celia Rodriguez, Tessie Tomas, Ronnie Henares and Ces Quesada, together with Boy2 Quizon, Fabio Ide, Sef Cadayona, Steven Silva and Kim Komatsu.
Watch Coffee Prince on GMA Telebabad. It will start at around 9:30PM. 😉
The Baker King on GMA-7; Monday-Friday at 10pm
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I don’t usually get hooked on Koreanovelas. In fact, the last one I religiously watched was “Jewel in the Palace” and that was not because I loved period dramas. Food was one of the main focus of the whole thing. And since I love food, it took me only one episode to further spark my interest in watching the very looooong series.
And now comes “The Baker King“. In this one, bread is the center of attention. Who doesn’t enjoy watching breads being freshly-baked? I know I do. The series actually started airing last January 3 and I missed the whole first week. It’s a good thing GMA-7 replayed everything in one sitting and from that point on, I got myself glued to the LED screen every night at 10pm to follow the story of Kim Tak Goo.
The plot is not hard to follow, but there are some twists early on that make for delectable viewing. Kim Tak Goo is the bastard son of a bread magnate in Seoul. His mother forced him into the household of his biological father at an early age. He he was subjected to harsh treatment by his father’s wife and right-hand man, but even moreso by a half-brother who hates his presence. But not to be put down by such, he soon discovered his uncanny ability to spot/sniff the right ingredients to bake the best bread – a talent inherited from his father. The story evolves from there where I’m sure you’d be fond of the characters and follow them with much interest.
Here is the official trailer of the Koreanovela on GMA-7:
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“The Baker King” is Korea’s highest-rating drama for 2010 and has reaped major TV awards ever since. Watch it on GMA-7 Telebabad from Monday-Friday at 10pm.