Ako si Kim Samsoon, also known as I'm Kim Samsoon in English, is a romantic comedy Philippine drama that is airing on GMA Network. A remake of a popular and award-winning Korean drama that originally aired on MBC TV on Summer 2005. The series is part of the network's 58th Anniversary celebration.
Reprising the title role, dubbed as the Korean Bridget Jones, previously played by Kim Sun Ah is Regine Velasquez, the series begins airing on June 30, 2008 replacing Babangon Ako't Dudurugin Kita. This series ended on October 10, 2008.
Some critics believe its huge success was due to the show focused in the life of single chubby middle-aged woman. The physical appearance and stereotype that the female character highlighted (in the sense of mid aged and overweight) portrayed in the drama increased dramatically the popularity particularly in mid aged South Korean women.
The series was well received by audience. To date, My Name is Kim Sam Soon is one of the four koreanovelas in the Philippines to reach the 40% boundary along with Jewel in the Palace, Stairway to Heaven and Full House (with the highest rating koreanovela with 50%).
Cyrus has his share of problems too. His domineering mother insists that he marries soon. To be free of his mother’s consistent prodding, Cyrus offers Samsoon a love contract—in which she must act as his girlfriend in exchange for a huge amount of money. He offers Samsoon the contract because he knows he will never fall for a girl like her. Although hesitant and furious about Cyrus’s overconfidence, Samsoon takes the opportunity to pay her family’s debts.
Are they both brave enough to face the consequences of the love contract? Will their plan still work even if their former paramours — Hannah (Samonte) and Harvey (Ramos) — re-enters the picture? Can a gorgeous guy like Cyrus fall for a plump, boisterous girl like Samsoon?
The remake also uses Velasquez's song "Ikaw" for the piano scenes, the original used "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".
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