GMA-7 telefantasya Encantadia emerged as the top trending TV show in the first quarter of 2017 according to Google Philippines. The four Sang'gres were played by (L-R) Sanya Lopez, Glaiza de Castro, Kylie Padilla, and Gabbi Garcia.
GMA-7's Encantadia emerged as the No. 1 most-searched TV show from January-March 2017.
This is based on data exclusively provided by Google Philippines to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal).
The other shows are American TV programs and Korean dramas, some of which will be aired soon on Philippine TV.
The Korean dramas that made it to the list are also the ones that will be aired in ABS-CBN.
PEP.ph presents the Top 10 trending TV shows during the 1st quarter of 2017, based on Google Philippines.
The only Filipino-produced TV show to make it to the list, Encantadia became controversial in the first quarter of 2017 because of Kylie Padilla's pregnancy.
As the Queen of Lireo named Amihan, Kylie played an important role, which is why a lot of fans were shocked by her departure from the telefantasya.
After her exit from the show, unexpected twists were made such as the introduction of the "tagapangalagas," the rebirth of the Etheria kingdom, and other new characters in the story.
There are rumors indicating that Encantadia will air its finale episode in May, and will be replaced by Mulawin vs. Ravena.
Stylized onscreen as Th1rteen R3asons Why, this is an American series based on the 2007 novel of Jay Asher. The show revolves around Hannah, a student who suddenly commits suicide after a series of failures caused by certain individuals within her school.
The series has been receiving mixed reviews. Positive reviews say that the series teaches millennials about the importance of life, while negative comments say that the show is glorifying suicide.
Just recently, 13 Reasons Why actor Christian Navarro had an exchange of tweets with Filipina celebrity Liza Soberano, who watches the series.
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Liza Soberano exchanges tweets with 13 Reasons Why actor
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3. Love In The Moonlight
This South Korean drama series stars Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung. It is a coming-of-age drama series set during the 19th century Joseon Dynasty.
Due to its popularity among Filipinos, ABS-CBN acquired its airing rights. It currently airs in the Kapamilya network's Primetime Bida block after A Love To Last.
Goblin is a South Korean drama series that stars Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae. Its finale episode got a nationwide audience share of 18.680% in South Korea, making it the second highest-rated drama in Korean cable TV history, next to Reply 1988.
Goblin is also the next Korean drama to be aired on ABS-CBN, as its teasers have been airing constantly on the network.
5. Weightlifting Fairy
Weightlifting Fairy, titled Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo in South Korea, is a coming-of-age sports drama inspired by the life of Olympic gold-medalist Jang Mi-ran.
This is also one of the Korean dramas to be aired on ABS-CBN.
Riverdale is an American teen drama series that has also been the talk of the town among Pinoy millennials. Its characters are based on the Archie comics. It stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, and Cole Sprouse (who gained fame for the Disney series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody).
Recently, Cole called out a Philippine publishing company when he saw his face on the cover of a Precious Hearts Romances novel.
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7. Legend of the Blue Sea
Legend of the Blue Sea stars Korean actor Lee Min Ho, who became popular in the Philippines after the airing of Boys Over Flowers, The Heirs, and Faith. In this show, he is paired with Jun Ji-hyun, who also became popular among Filipinos because of My Love From The Star.
Legend of the Blue Sea is also set to air on ABS-CBN.
Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth is also a South Korean drama series that became popular in the Philippines. In fact, it is set to enjoy a Philippine airing via ABS-CBN.
However, in Korea, the series is known as a commercial failure. It was even dubbed by one Korean report as "the fall of pre-produced dramas" since the series was already canned before its pilot.
This is a Franco-American series based on the Taken movie trilogy. Clive Standen plays a younger version of the character played by Liam Neeson in the film.
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Legion is an American cable TV series based on the Marvel comics character David Haller or Legion. This is considered to be the first TV series connected with the X-Men film series.
The series just finished its eight-episode first season from February-March 2017. Its second season is scheduled for a February 2018 release.