Ako si Kim Samsoon

infobox television
bgcolor=#c00
fgcolor=#fff
show_name = Ako si Kim Samsoon
show_name_2 = Kim Sam Soon


caption = My Name is Kim Sam Soon
format = Romantic comedy
runtime = 30-45 minutes
creator = [http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Kim_Do-woo.php Kim Do Woo]
developer = Denoy Navarro-Punio
director = Dominic Zapata [ [http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-04-15&sec=3&aid=56128 Insidente ng pagge-gatecrash, nauwi sa ‘patayan’ sa text] journal.com.ph]
Khryss Adalia
executive_producer = Wilma Galvante
starring = Regine Velasquez
Mark Anthony Fernandez
Nadine Samonte
Hayden Kho, Jr.
theme_music_composer =
composer = Bobby Velasco and Agatha Obar
opentheme = "Maybe It's You" by Regine Velasquez
endtheme =
country = flagicon|Philippines Philippines
flagicon|South Korea South Korea
location = flagicon|Philippines Metro Manila
flagicon|Philippines Tagaytay City
language = Filipino, Tagalog, English
network = GMA Network
picture_format = 480i SDTV
first_aired = June 30, 2008
last_aired = October 10, 2008
num_episodes = 70 episodes
preceded_by = Gilda Olvidado's Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita
followed_by = LaLola
related = My Lovely Sam Soon
website = http://www.igma.tv/shows/kim-samsoon
imdb_id = 1216855

Ako si Kim Samsoon, also known as I'm Kim Samsoon in English, is a romantic comedy Philippine drama that is airing on GMA Network. A remake of a popular and award-winning Korean drama that originally aired on MBC TV on Summer 2005. The series is part of the network's 58th Anniversary celebration. [ [http://www.pep.ph/guide/2149/Ako-si-Kim-Samsoon-airs-pilot-episode-on-June-30 "Ako si Kim Samsoon" airs pilot episode on June 30] pep.ph]

Reprising the title role, dubbed as the Korean Bridget Jones, previously played by Kim Sun Ah is Regine Velasquez, the series begins airing on June 30, 2008 replacing Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita. [ [http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-03-06&sec=3&aid=51703 Fil-Am director, dadalhin si Echo sa Hollywood] journal.com.ph] This series ended on October 10, 2008.

Overview

Origin

Originally, it aired as My Lovely Sam Soon in South Korea. The series was a major hit in South Korea since its premiere and 50.5% of Korean households tuned in to the finale, with a viewership rate of over 40%. [ [http://english.chosun.com/w21data/html/news/200507/200507200032.html My Lovely Sam-Soon was the most watched K-Drama of 2005] english.chosun.com]

Some critics believe its huge success was due to the show focused in the life of single chubby middle-aged woman. The physical appearance and stereotype that the female character highlighted (in the sense of mid aged and overweight) portrayed in the drama increased dramatically the popularity particularly in mid aged South Korean women. [ [http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/200507/kt2005072519282510220.htm According to a research, 73% of Korean women believe that they are fat] times.hankooki.com]

In the Philippines

GMA Network aired My Name is Kim Sam Soon in the Philippines dubbed in Tagalog from February 13, 2006 and lasted 13 weeks. It was broadcast back-to-back with Jewel in the Palace on GMA Telebabad.

The series was well received by audience. To date, My Name is Kim Sam Soon is one of the four koreanovelas in the Philippines to reach the 40% boundary along with Jewel in the Palace, Stairway to Heaven and Full House (with the highest rating koreanovela with 50%). [ [http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=goodLife02_april12_2006 Primetime TV ruled by Koreanovelas] manilastandardtoday.com]

ypnosis

The story begins with Samsoon dealing with two devastating news— her fiancé stood her up at their wedding, and their family’s bakery was gutted by a fire. Samsoon (Velasquez) then decides to apply as a pastry chef in a five-star restaurant where she crosses paths with the rich and arrogant Cyrus (Fernandez) in a very unusual spot—the male comfort room where he gives her a piece of advice about love and men. Not long after, Cyrus will discover Samsoon’s outstanding talent in baking and hires her to work in his restaurant.

Cyrus has his share of problems too. His domineering mother insists that he marries soon. To be free of his mother’s consistent prodding, Cyrus offers Samsoon a love contract—in which she must act as his girlfriend in exchange for a huge amount of money. He offers Samsoon the contract because he knows he will never fall for a girl like her. Although hesitant and furious about Cyrus’s overconfidence, Samsoon takes the opportunity to pay her family’s debts.

Are they both brave enough to face the consequences of the love contract? Will their plan still work even if their former paramours — Hannah (Samonte) and Harvey (Ramos) — re-enters the picture? Can a gorgeous guy like Cyrus fall for a plump, boisterous girl like Samsoon?

Cast and characters

* Regine Velasquez as Kim Samsoon Buot
* Mark Anthony Fernandez as Cyrus Ruiz
* Nadine Samonte as Hannah
* Hayden Kho, Jr. as Dr. Henry
* Tessie Tomas as Mrs. Sonia Buot
* Jennica Garcia as Eliza Buot
* Carmi Martin as Mrs. Helen Ruiz
* Cheska Eugenio as Amber Ruiz
* John Lapus as Marcus
* Wendell Ramos as Harvey de Guzman
* Pauleen Luna as Cherry
* Eugene Domingo as Chef Dina
* Mart Escudero as Kokoy
* Sheena Halili as Cynthia

oundtrack

Just like the dubbed version that aired on GMA Network of the original series, the remake uses the song "Maybe It's You" composed by renowned composer Agatha Obar. The song was originally sung by Jolina Magdangal for the dubbed version; for the remake, Regine Velasquez covered the song.

The remake also uses Velasquez's song "Ikaw" for the piano scenes, the original used "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

Reception

The remake was given rave reviews when the first two episodes were shown to the press in a special screening, praising the delibertely "over-acting" of the cast, especially Regine Velasquez, in pattern of the acting in the original series. [ [http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-06-25&sec=3&aid=64311 Regine ‘overacting’ sa bagong telenovela] journal.com.ph] Viewers found the series very entertaining, capturing the atmosphere of the original series. It gained a respectable 33.8% on its pilot episode; good enough to take the third spot in the overall race, against another Korean drama remake My Girl with 22.6%. [ [http://www.pep.ph/news/18145/TV-Ratings-(June-30):-Ako-Si-Kim-Samsoon-takes-a-big-bite-in-the-ratings-game TV Ratings (June 30): "Ako Si Kim Samsoon" takes a big bite in the ratings game] pep.ph]

Director Dominic Zapata pointed out that if Velasquez turned down the title role, the network would hire Rufa Mae Quinto for the role. [ [http://www.journal.com.ph/index.php?issue=2008-06-25&sec=3&aid=64284 Pagbubuyangyang ni Krista, may basbas ng director-bf] journal.com.ph]

ee also

*List of characters in Ako si Kim Samsoon
*List of programs previously aired by GMA Network
*My Lovely Sam Soon

References

[http://hallyudorama.com/ Episode Guide]

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of characters in Ako si Kim Samsoon — This is a list of fictional characters from the Philippine drama Ako si Kim Samsoon. The series primarily centers around a single chubby middle aged woman named Kim Samsoon, and her quest to find the man she will love forever.The series began… …   Wikipedia

  • Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita — infobox television bgcolor=#c00 fgcolor=#fff show name = Babangon Ako t Dudurugin Kita show name 2 = B.A.D.K. caption = Gilda Olvidado s Babangon Ako t Dudurugin Kita format = Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller runtime = 30 45 minutes creator =… …   Wikipedia

  • Mark Anthony Fernandez — Born Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez January 16, 1979 (1979 01 16) (age 32) Manila, Philippines Other names M.A. Fernandez Occupation Actor and …   Wikipedia

  • Denoy Navarro-Punio — ‹ The template below (BLP IMDb refimprove) is being considered for deletion. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus.› Denoy Navarro Punio (also credited as Denoy Punio) is a Filipino television writer. She is a resident writer of… …   Wikipedia

  • Regine Velasquez — Infobox musical artist 2 Name = Regine Velasquez Background = solo singer Birth name = Regina Encarnacion Ansong Velasquez Born = birth date and age|1970|4|22 Manila, Philippines|Died = Origin = Genre = OPM, Pop, Adult Contemporary Occupation =… …   Wikipedia

  • List of shows previously aired by GMA Network — Below is a partial list of shows that were previously aired on Philippine television network, GMA Network. For the currently aired shows of the network, please see the list of programs broadcast by GMA Network. Local ShowsNews and Public… …   Wikipedia

  • Nadine Samonte — This is a German name; the family name is Eidloth. ‹ The template below (BLP IMDb refimprove) is being considered for deletion. See templates for discussion to help reach a consensus.› Nadine Samonte Born Nadine Burgos Eid …   Wikipedia

  • Wendell Ramos — Wendell Ramos. Wendell Javier Ramos (18 de agosto de 1978 en Manila), conocido como Wendell Ramos. Es un actor y modelo filipino. Ramos comenzó su carrera en el espectáculo en 1995, cuando se incorporó al elenco de Bubble Gang, junto con su amigo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Jennica Garcia — Infobox actor name = Jennica Garcia caption = birthdate = birth date and age|1989|12|26 location = Quezon City, Philippines height = 5 7 deathdate = birthname = Jennica Alexis Ignacio Garcia othername = Nica/Nic Nic homepage = notable role = See… …   Wikipedia

  • My Lovely Sam Soon — Promotional Poster Also known as 내 이름은 김삼순 Genre Romance Comedy …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.