GMA-7's new Korean-Filipino romcom primetime series My Korean Jagiya aired its pilot episode last night, August 21, 2017.
Heart Evangelista and Alexander Lee were seen in the first episode featuring scenes that will thrill Korean drama fans.
The Kapuso teleserye opened with an episode of Stolen Love, a ficitional TV show featuring Korean superstar Jun Ho (Alexander Lee) and his Filipina leading lady.
They profess their love for each other. Action scenes soon take place with Jun Ho trying to protect his lady love by fighting the bad guys.
Afterwards, several video clips of Korean dramas/films featuring Jun Ho were shown. In an interview, Jun Ho announced that he will undergo military training and that he dedicates the film to all his fans.
Ricky Davao (Josie Asuncion) spots Heart Evangelista (Gia Asuncion) shedding tears after watching a Korean drama on her tablet. He chides her with her watching Korean dramas. Gia is a diehard fan of Korean superstar Jun Ho whom she badly wants to meet someday.
Gia’s household is deep in preparation for a fiesta. Gia leaves for her work at the Bright Child Learning Center where she is a grade school tutor.
Her friend, Kennedy Santos (Iya Villania), knows that Gia is such a K-drama fanatic. While having lunch, Gia led prayed for a “jaw-dropping” moment in her life.
That night, Gia gets ready for her dinner date with Ryan Alba (Edgar Allan Guzman), her boyfriend. Unfortunately, their date gets cancelled when Ryan does overtime work.
Gia stays at home and bonds with her aunts. While watching, they talk about Ryan and if they have wedding plans. Gia is hopeful that her relationship with Ryan will reach the next level.
The following day, the result of Gia’s evaluation was revealed. Her supervisor was very pleased with her work, resulting to a very high rating. Because of her excellent performance, she and her officemate Kennedy will be sent to Seoul, Korea to attend a convention the following week.
Upon her arrival in Seoul, Gia gets to see the places that she watched as a K-drama addict.
Meanwhile, Jun Ho and his manager meet. Jun Ho left the entertainment business to undergo military training. His manager tried to propose a comeback project for him.
His manager reminded that it has been seven years and his fans miss him. Jun Ho isn’t interested and prefers a quiet life now. Jun Ho apparently hasn’t gotten over his “heartbreak” after all these years.
Back to Gia and Kennedy: the two girls are both giddy with excitement to do sightseeing and shopping in Seoul.
They went to a park with a supersize hand sculpture and had their pictures taken. They went to a restaurant to grab a bite. After eating, Gia tries to get information on Jun Ho but couldn’t find any. The last known information on the Korean actor is that he went on military training and hasn’t returned. Still wanting to go sightseeing, Gia asks the waiter for the location of “Heaven’s Stairway.”
Since Gia prefers to go to “Heaven’s Stairway” and Kennedy would like to the mall at Myundong, both of them agree to meet at the hotel.
Gia went on her way and was ecstatic when she reached “Heaven’s Stairway.” She recalled that this is the exact place where Jun Ho made his proposal. Gia even took a picture with the mascot who was part of the proposal.
After “Heaven’s Stairway,” she went off to tour “My Jagi House.” Drifting away from the guided tour, she went to the different parts of the house that she knows by heart.
The tour ended soon and Gia was the last person leaving the house. She told herself that on her next visit, she will see Jun Ho when she returns to South Korea.
As soon as Gia leaves the premises, the “man of her dreams,” Jun Ho arrives in a car. Not wanting to be recognized, he wears dark glasses and a cap and enters the “My Jagi House” quietly. He walks around and reminisces the past with his ladylove.
With his back turned, Gia returns to the house and literally bumps into Jun Ho.
Will Gia recognize Jun Ho? Will she and Jun Ho become friends or lovers?
AGB RATINGS. How did My Korean Jagiya fare in AGB Nielsen ratings?
The new GMA-7 show was able to get a rating of 6.6%.
Its counterpart program on ABS-CBN, A Love To Last, got a rating of 6.2%.