GMA7 will be airing the Philippine adaptation of the popular K-Drama Endless Love: Autumn in My Heart this coming June. This K-Drama reunites the tandem of Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes as Jenny (originally played by Song Hye-Kyo) and Johnny (originally played by Song Seung-Hoon), who grow up as really close siblings in a rich family.

However, a car accident turns everything upside down when it is discovered after a blood test that Jenny isn’t really the real sister of Johnny. She is returned to her true family, who live in poverty while the family she grew up with migrates abroad to help forget the traumatic memories. Years later, the grown-up Jenny and Johnny are reunited by fate – sparking feelings that cross the boundaries of being brother and sister.

Here is the list of cast members:
Dingdong Dantes (Johnny)
Marian Rivera (Jenny)
Dennis Trillo (Andrew)
Nadine Samonte (Shirley)
Bela Padilla (Yumi)

Kristofer Dangculos (Young Johnny)
Kathryn Bernardo (Young Jenny)
Joyce Giselle Ching (Young Shirley)

With the dismal ratings of GMA7 programs recently (they’ve lost even their lead in Mega Manila), I’m sure GMA Network Executives hope that this will become a major hit. The original version enjoyed high ratings not just in Korea (46.1% peak, 38.6% average) but even here in the Philippines (39.7% peak, 33.6% average) where it was even re-aired 6 times.

But what I’m really wondering about is if they will follow the tragic ending of the original version. Will GMA dare to kill Marian Rivera’s character in the end?

Thanks to aleane for the video. >:)


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9 responses »

  1. andrew says:

    pilipino version much better than d korean version and the artist much prettier and handsome compare to korean artist like marian rivera much pretty than song hye kyo you cannot compare them too far marian is much beautiful compare to song get it

    • joon25 says:

      I did not compare Marian Rivera and Song Hye Kyo. I was actually raising the question of whether it will have the same tragic ending as the original (since Song Hye Kyo’s character died in the original version).

      I respect your opinion regarding Marian Rivera being more beautiful or the Filipino version being better. I have not yet made up my mind whether the Filipino adaptation is better than the original although I do think that Song Hye Kyo is prettier. But that’s just me.


      • cian says:

        hahaha song hye kyo is way prettier…my opinion too hehehehe….and dingdong?…i was actually wishing they will not make dingdong dantes as johnny…and dennis playing andrew? my god,won bin is so hot,can’t they find any actor to equal him? hahaha…my opinion still=0]

      • vivian says:

        hello i love to watch GMA cause there good in acting and i love to watch Endless Love.

    • joon25 says:

      Seung Soon-Hoon (Johnny in the original version) may not be one of my favorite Korean actors but he is a better actor than Dingdong Dantes (although Dindong does look better).

      But Dennis Trillo compared to Won Bin (who played Andrew) is just a total mismatch. Won Bin is such a good actor and his movies have even been featured in film festivals abroad including Cannes.


    • pops says:

      cmon maybe your a sucking fan of marian … the simplicity of the original version of endless love 1, natural acting of the artists and the smooth flow of the story is the one lacking in this marian dingdong version. hello they even make janice de belen a crappy mother and i bet they will make nadin samonte really evil.. I guess you have too watch the korean endless love once more for you to understand what im saying. watch it in

  2. cian says:

    i hope they will follow the ending,,,i don’t think it was tragic enough since both jenny and johnny died…i hate it sometimes when they make a remake out of these korean tv series coz they add alot of OA stuff on the scene especially exaggerating the characters, particularly on what they did in fullhouse…i did not even watch the ending coz the characters are off the line already….i hope this autumn in my heart will go well=0]

    • joon25 says:

      I’m not a big fan of that Full House remake either. I’ve worked with Richard Guiterrez before and he has this tendency to either underact or overact his scenes. As for Rian Ramos, she’s pretty but she lacks charisma I think.

      Right now, the best remake I’ve seen so far of a Korean Drama is “My Girl” from ABS-CBN2. It’s definitely not as good as the original but entertaining enough.

      Hmmmm…maybe I should do a post on Korean drama remakes?

  3. vivian says:

    i th!nk dingdong and marian is the best love team 2 play as jenny and jonny,although dingdong is not super hot like real jonny.but ilove them.g0odluck 2 ur new series.ajah……..

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