The Filipino Adaptation of What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim Is Out—And We Are Loving It

They already won us over with their use of Lagi.

Oh, the Philippine production excellence is not playing with this one.

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In the midst of numerous national dramas that have been going on right now, a lighthearted show about office romance is the breather we all need. 

The Filipino adaptation of the hit K-drama What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim, starring Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino, has finally made its way through our screens. And so far, it holds the perfect recipe for a heart-racing push and pull of feelings within this universe’s office walls.

This ABS-CBN and Viu collaboration, produced by Dreamscape Entertainment, is a fascinating fusion of South Korean production sensibilities and the Filipino ability to keep up with these standards, all while shifting to a new target audience.

Breaking The Internet

Philippine media is no stranger to adaptations of famous international series, so we shouldn’t be surprised at this point. But needless to say, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim PH exceeded our expectations to the point of breaking the internet. The absolute power of #KimPau.

From large-scale production efforts to spot-on outfits that reflect the characters to top-notch seamless acting, it has been a while since the country has seen this quality of an adaptation. Not to mention the participation of BINI’s glitter-gel pen signature sound in the series’ original soundtrack with the inclusion of Lagi. The taste! 

We’re still definitely gushing over that amusement park scene.

Secretary Kim, Reimagined 

Packed with the same magic as the original series, the adaptation brings forth a new flavor fit for its Filipino audience. Geared to cater to the Filipino culture and humor, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim PH is infused with the usual Philippine drama banter, all while keeping the storyline of the original series. This feel-good small-screen treat is a vibrant reflection of the unending potential of Filipino media cutting through the mainstream. 

What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim PH had tremendous shoes to fill following the Filipino adaptations of The Broken Marriage Vow and Flower of Evil, both of which received positive feedback from the Filipino audience. And so far, the series is proving to be a hit amongst netizens, capturing audiences of all generations and uniting us with just the right amount of kilig.

Just midway through its run, What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim PH has already locked in a solid number of avid viewers, with the anticipation of captivating even more audiences nationwide as the series progresses. We can’t wait to see the blossoming of Secretary Kim and BMC’s romance unfold through screens!

To catch the #KimPau fever, watch What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim every Monday to Wednesday exclusively on VIU by downloading the app or visiting www.viu.com

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