?Descendants of the Sun? is now being aired in the Philippines via GMA Network 7. However, the local station?s Tagalog version of the wartime-themed drama has received different reviews since its debut last week.
GMA 7 has carried other popular Asian dramas like ?Jewel In The Palace? and ?Stairway To Heaven.? They even re-created top ?Asianovelas? with Filipino celebrities, such as their local versions of ?Full House,? and ?Coffee Prince.? Thus, it came as no surprise when ?Descendants of the Sun? Philippines was awarded to the said network.
However, many of those who tuned in to GMA7 were reportedly disappointed just a week into the series. According to Manila Bulletin, fans were dismayed when the Tagalog version gave a new name to the show?s male protagonist, Lucas Yoo. The Korean superstar is more popularly known as Yoo Si Jin.
?Dear GMA, Why Lucas Yoo?? It?s Yoo Si Jin why Lucas? #DescendantsOfTheSun #GMA7,? said a Twitter user named @JellyBeansCutie.
Nonetheless, it is likely that ?Descendants of the Sun? reviews will improve as the show progresses. The show has had a successful run in different territories worldwide that its popularity has pushed Korean network KBS to come out with a second season in 2017.
KBS Channel Head Jung Song Ho has reassured loyal fans that they are striving to release “Descendants of the Sun” season two. The station exec said that it will be their way of thanking g fans worldwide for the phenomenal success of the first season.
However, there have been reports that the show?s return will have several important changes. One critical factor that could affect the success of season two is the rumored departures of lead stars Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki. With them allegedly leaving due to conflicts in work schedules, the show?s new plot will reportedly focus on the love story of co-stars Jin Goo and Kim Ji Won.
The two play Sergeant Major Seo Dae Young and General Yoon?s daughter Yoon Myung Joo respectively, and their against-all-odds storyline was well received by viewers of season one.
Do you think the viewership of ?Descendants of the Sun? Philippines can still improve? If so, maybe Filipino fans can also see the show?s second season on GMA 7!
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