As part of GMA-7's 58th anniversary celebration,
the Kapuso Network presents the Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela My Name
is Kim Samsoon
. This love story featuring a chubby pastry chef at a
five-star restaurant will tickle the hearts of viewers and give them a healthy
serving of comedy, bordering on slapstick.
Ako si Kim Samsoon
, which premieres on June 30 on GMA-7's Telebabad
Block, is out to make viewers roll with laughter as it boasts a different kind
of story about love, family, and beauty. The original Koreanovela was a big hit
in the Philippines when it was aired on GMA-7 in 2006. This prompted GMA
Network officials to adapt this show, which was originally produced by MBC and
Telesuccess Productions, Inc. in 2005.
Asia's Songbird Regine Velasquez will play the lovable character Kim Samsoon
Buot, a baker-turned-pastry chef in her late 30's who will soon find out that
love knows no age, shape, or size.
Playing her leading man in this comedy series is Mark Anthony Fernandez who
portrays the role of Cyrus. He is the handsome but snooty owner of the
five-star restaurant where Samsoon works. Wendell Ramos is Harvey, the
weak-willed ex-fiancé of Samsoon. Nadine Samonte adds zest to the story when
she plays Hannah, the beautiful ex-fiancé and first love of Cyrus. Eugene
Domingo is Chef Dina, the head of the restaurant where Samsoon works.
The haughty mother of Cyrus, Mrs. Ruiz, is played to the hilt by former beauty
queen Carmi Martin. Showbiz Central
host John "Sweet" Lapus adds comic
relief with his role as Marcus, the secretary of the domineering mother of
Cyrus. Providing support for Samsoon is Sonia (Tessie Tomas), the mother of the
star baker of the show.
Completing the bitter-sweet and sometimes spicy life of Samsoon are Jennica
Garcia, Mart Escudero, Pauleen Luna, Maureen Larrazabal, Sheena Halili, Dr.
Hayden Kho, Mel Kimura, Marcus Madrigal, Dido dela Paz, Marky Cielo, Arthur
Solinap, Stef Prescott, and Cheska Eugenio.
With director Dominic Zapata at the helm, the story begins at a time when Kim
Samsoon was struck by two tragedies: she was stood by her fiancé at the altar
and her family suffered a setback when her family's bakery was gutted by fire.
Samson then decides to apply as a pastry chef in a five-star restaurant where
she crosses paths with the rich and arrogant Cyrus in a very unusual spot.
While they are both inside a male comfort room, he gives Samsoon a lecture
about love and men. Not long after, Cyrus discovers her innate talent for
baking and hires her to work in his restaurant.
Cyrus, on the other hand, has his own set of problems. His domineering mother
is pressuring him to get married as soon as possible. To avoid her nagging,
Cyrus offers Samsoon to agree with his "love contract." The talented chef would
pretend to be his girlfriend in exchange for a huge amount of money. The young
man was confident that he would never fall for a woman like Samsoon, something
that offended the lady chef. But in order to pay for her family's debts,
Samsoon agreed with his proposal.
Will Cyrus and Samsoon both be brave enough to face the consequences of the
love contract? Will their plan still work even if both of their former fiancés
are still part of their world? Can a gorgeous guy like Cyrus fall in love with
a plump, boisterous girl like Kim Samsoon?
Regine Velasquez lends her singing prowess in performing "Maybe It's You," the
original theme song of the Koreanovela My Name is Kim Samsoon
. Watch the
accomplished singer is this deglamorized role that even requires her to wear a
fat-belly suit created for this show.
The romantic comedy Ako si Kim Samsoon
airs right after GMA-7's Dyesebel
starting June 30 (Monday).
to view photos of the cast members.