Romantic Comedy TV Series: My Korean Jagiya
The global popularity of the Korean Wave has increased rapidly over the years since it was first introduced to the public. With millions of Korean and International Fans, it evidently turned into a global phenomenon which also made the country to be one of the “Most-sought after destinations in Asia”.
It really played a huge role with its major contribution in the economic development and most especially in the tourism industry of the country.
The rise of the Korean wave in the Philippines has evidently shown off with the overwhelming number of fans that made Korean stars hold fan meetings and concerts in the country.
It captivated the hearts of the Filipinos because of its unique characteristics in terms of culture, fashion, and most specially K-Drama and K-pop music, they can get enough with the addiction that they have to the Hallyu wave which they often refer to as a Filipino expression”linamon ang sistema ng K-Drama/KPop” which means got hook up by K-Drama/KPop.
Due to the rising popularity of KPOP and K-Drama in the country, 2 of the renowned TV Networks in the Philippines: ABS-CBN and GMA knew for producing great dramas played by versatile Filipino actors and actresses were prompted to import hit Korean Drama series because of the huge demand of viewers and to let them have the “feels” while watching they dubbed it into the Filipino Language.
Last August 21, GMA Network marks history once again as it proudly presents the first-ever Filipino-Korean romantic comedy series, “My Korean Jagiya“, the lead actress played Heart Evangelista, and Alexander Lee who happened to be a former U-KISS member.
GMA said; My Korean Jagiya tells the story of Gia, a quirky, bubbly, and hopelessly romantic girl often teased that she is next in her family to become an old maid.
Apart from being a Korean grade school tutor, she is the ultimate K-drama fan girl armed with determination to meet her long-time crush and Korean superstar, Kim Jun Ho, who has since fallen off the radar and stepped out of the limelight at the height of his career.
When her school offers her a scholarship training in Seoul, she grabs the opportunity to try and find Jun Ho, but ends up coming home disappointed. As it turns out, fate had a different plan for her when she helps a drunk Korean guy beaten by gangsters in one of Manila’s bars. After a few days, the mysterious guy comes back to thank her, and much to her surprise, it’s her dream oppa, Kim Jun Ho!
Sparks fly and the two of them eventually become friends. But to Gia, Jun Ho will always mean something more. Can he find it in his heart to fall in love with her, too? Or are some dreams too good to come true?
The series was partly shot in South Korea’s most scenic spots used in famous K-dramas including Nami Island (Winter Sonata), Namsan Park (My Name is Kim Sam Soon), Love Padlocks at N Seoul Tower (My Love From the Star), and Daejanggeum Park, the actual set built and used for the internationally-acclaimed series Jewel In The Palace. Also, the series was shot in other popular tourist destinations in Korea like Han River Park, Cheonggyecheon Stream Park, and Seoul Land Theme Park.
Seoul Film Commission and Seoul Metropolitan Government provided support and assistance to the production team of My Korean Jagiya during their entire stay in South Korea.
1, Namisum-gil, Namsan-myeon, Chuncheon-si, Gangwon-do
231, Samil-daero, Jung-gu, Seoul
Love Padlocks at N’ Seoul Tower
105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Yongin Daejanggeum Park
25, Yongcheon drama-gil, Baegam-myeon, Cheoin-gu, Yongin, Gyeonggi-do
Han River Park
330, Yeouidong-ro, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul
Cheonggyecheon Stream & Cheonggye Plaza (청계천 & 청계광장)
Taepyeong-ro 1-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Seoul Land Theme Park(서울랜드)
181, Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
Aside from those mentioned above, here are some of the places where Gia played by Heart Evangelista went to while filming in South Korea.
Provence Village (프로방스 마을)
69, Saeori-ro, Tanhyeon-myeon, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
14, Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul
Does anybody of you look for a place wherein you can shop, eat, and wanted to experience nightlife all at once in Korea? You can experience all of this in Myeongdong. The next time you have your trip to Seoul, you can add Myeongdong to your to-go places in Korea.
Gangnam Style Statue
East Gate of COEX, Gangnam-gu, Youngdongdaero 513
This is a new landmark of Gangnam. 2012 mega-hit of the song ‘Gangnam Style’ by PSY is still alive in Gangnam. Once you get on the stage below the hands, the song “Gangnam Style’ will be played for your perfect experience. Dance on the stage and take a picture of your long-time memory of the Gangnam tour.