GMA Network has adapted the Korean hit series "Start-Up" and was praised by the original producer of hit Korean drama Yu Sang-won. "We are pleasantly surprised at how well the Philippine version of 'Start-Up' was produced. It was impressive how GMA Entertainment Group put in efforts to satisfy both the original fans and the local audience," he said.
The South Korean producer also commended the K-drama vibe of "Start-Up PH" through its creative shots and iconic scenes, “The overall look, feel and the cinematography of the local version were similar to that of the original version, so that the Filipino fans will feel familiar.”
Moreover, he recognized the exceptional portrayals of Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards as Tristan and multi-awarded actress and box-office icon Bea Alonzo as Dani. “The local production team creatively devised/adapted the story to meet the expectations of the local audience. This goes the same with the cast. Alden Richards and Bea Alonzo added their own charm to the characters,” Yu Sang-won added.
Alden, in turn, expressed his gratitude to the "Start-Up" producer for appreciating the local remake, "Our sincerest gratitude to Mr. Yu Sang-won for the nice feedback for our show. It was really an honor for us to do the Filipino adaptation, Start-Up PH. We hope that we can also inspire a lot of local audiences here in the Philippines as much as the Korean version did all over the world."
Positive feedback from the viewers and netizens also keep pouring in for the remake. Viewers are really hooked to the inspiring story of ‘Start-Up PH’ as it reaches 100M views and counting on TikTok!.