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Start-Up PH lauded by Korean producer of the original hit series

GMA Network proves anew that it remains at the forefront not only in delivering innovative and trendsetting programs, but also in producing world-class adaptations of foreign series after its primetime soap ‘Start-Up PH’ was praised by the producer of the original hit Korean drama.

According to Yu Sang-won, “We are pleasantly surprised at how well the Philippine version of Start-Up was produced. It was impressive how GMA Entertainment Group put in efforts to satisfy both the original fans and the local audience.”

The South Korean producer also commended the K-drama vibe of ‘Start-Up PH’ through its creative shots and iconic scenes, “The overall look, feel and the cinematography of the local version were similar to that of the original version, so that the Filipino fans will feel familiar.”

Moreover, he recognized the exceptional portrayals of Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards as Tristan and multi-awarded actress and box-office icon Bea Alonzo as Dani.

“The local production team creatively devised/adapted the story to meet the expectations of the local audience. This goes the same with the cast. Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo added their own charm to the characters,” Yu Sang-won added.

Alden, in turn, expressed his gratitude to the Start-Up producer for appreciating the local remake, “Our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Yu Sang-won for the nice feedback for our show. It was really an honor for us to do the Filipino adaptation, Start-Up PH. We hope that we can also inspire a lot of local audiences here in the Philippines as much as the Korean version did all over the world.”

Meanwhile, Bea is happy because all their hard work has paid off, “This is kind of somehow a little validation, parang pat on the back for us na kahit paano they liked our project. We worked hard for this. And masaya rin ako hindi lang sa reaction nila, but also sa reaksyon ng mga tao sa social media, especially the fans of Start-Up Korea kasi napapanood nila ‘yung Philippine adaptation.”

Positive feedback from the viewers and netizens also keep pouring in for the remake, especially now that things are getting better and sweeter between Dani and her fake pen pal, Dave (Jeric Gonzales). Will Tristan remain in denial of his feelings for Dani or will he finally fight for his love?

“Start-Up PH is so damn good. Nakaka-hook nang todo ang story and the execution is amazing. Bea Alonzo is excellent as always, nanlalamon talaga sa acting! Jeric Gonzales is also so perfect for the role, gayang-gaya niya si DoSan. Nakakakilig sila ni Bea,” commented some shippers of Team DaDa (Dani and Dave) on Twitter.

“Ganito ba ka-cute ‘yung original Start-Up sa Korea? Every time I’m watching this, I’m not only thankful to the actors and actresses, but also to the whole crew who make me feel at home and I’m hoping for a better ending. Ang gwapo talaga ni Alden! Let’s go Team Dani and Tristan,” according to some netizens who are rooting for Team Good Boy.

Dreamers are really hooked to the inspiring story of ‘Start-Up PH’ as it reaches 100M views and counting on TikTok! It’s definitely a rollercoaster of emotions while watching the series as some scenes bring joy to the audience while others make them cry.

Aside from this, Lola Joy (Ms. Gina Alajar) is a crowd favorite because she can always pull off iconic episodes from the original version and make them even more touching.

Some of the avid viewers commented on Facebook, “Lagi akong naiiyak sa mga eksena nina Dani at Tristan na kasama si Lola Joy. Lalo ‘yung kina Lola Joy at young Good Boy bago siya sumakay ng bus, ang dami kong iniluha sa eksenang ‘yun. Galing ni Ms. Gina at ng buong cast! Ang ganda ng execution at halatang pinag-aralan talaga nila.”

Stay tuned for more heartwarming episodes in ‘Start-Up PH’ weeknights at 8:50PM on GMA and at 11:30PM from Monday to Thursday and at 11PM every Friday on GTV.

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