As the local adaptation of the hit Korean drama, Descendants of the Sun, finally hit the Philippine airwaves, Filipinos expressed their sentiments on Twitter about its most-awaited pilot episode. International fans of the phenomenal K-drama also set their eyes on the Filipino adaptation with #DescendantsOfTheSunPH landing in the top five on worldwide trends.
I especially made this twitter account to support Descendants of the Sun Philippines. Now, I’m putting it on a good use. Don’t stop tweeting guys. We are now #1 in Philippines trends. Our next goal should be #1 in Worldwide Trends. Fighting! #DescendantsOfTheSunPH pic.twitter.com/FXa4F1Cwa6
— DOTSTrash (@DotsTrash) February 10, 2020
Recognizing Twitter as the preferred platform for Korean culture’s fans, GMA Network partnered with the platform to launch special emojis of the series. Redgie Acuña-Magno, Vice President for Drama Production, GMA Network expressed, “We are proud to showcase the Korean hit Descendants of the Sun with a local flavor played by GMA’s finest artists. The special Twitter emojis did not only create fun and excitement among fans, but also proves that it is what’s happening now, and Filipinos simply can’t miss it.”
With the launch of special emojis for the series, fans were even more excited in Tweeting the official hashtags #DOTSPh, #DescendantsOfTheSunPH, #Lucas, and #Maxine that took over the trending topics in the Philippines. The emojis will be live until May 2020.
Acknowledging the Korean wave among Filipinos, Twitter’s Head of Entertainment Partnerships for Southeast Asia & Greater China, Carl Cheng said, “With entertainment being the key conversation driver in the Philippines and the fact that Twitter is home for K-culture conversation, we are excited to partner with GMA Network to launch special emojis for the popular series.” He added, “We are glad that TV networks such as GMA value our platform as an essential tool to stay connected with their audience.”
The Twitterverse was lightened up by kilig while spazzing over the #DescendantsOfTheSunPH. Lead actors Dingdong Dantes (@dingdongdantes) and Jennylyn Mercado (@mercadojen) captivated fans for their commendable acting and refreshing chemistry. With the first encounter of #LucasManalo and #MaxineDelaCruz, viewers shared their excitement on how the romance develops.
— Terra Mavelle (@TerraMavelle) February 10, 2020
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— Portera (@Portera_dc) February 10, 2020
The reunion of the Rocco Nacino (@nacinorocco) and Jasmine Curtis-Smith (@jascurtissmith) love team also charmed many. Fans were looking forward to how the love line between #DiegoRamos and #MoiraDefensor will spark.
— JASTERS (@UnitedJasters) February 10, 2020
Hey Captain Moira Defensor and Technical Sergeant Diego Ramos!
Can’t wait to witness your story. So much love from Iloilo! Praying for the success of the Show. God bless! @jascurtissmith @nacinorocco #DescendantsOfTheSunPH
— BËLLA MOSCOSO (@bellieyah) February 10, 2020
Comparing it to the original Korean drama was inevitable and Filipinos were full of good stuff to tell about it. From the powerhouse cast to the plot suiting the Pinoy taste, people could only look forward to the #DOTSPh story unfolds.
— zariyah is a joker (@jboyssssss) February 10, 2020
Grabe i need to thank gma for giving this role to dingdong. I feel like he will really give justice to his role as captain big boss ?. Really looking forward! ??#DescendantsOfTheSunPH pic.twitter.com/AfVgH0jtuC
— ELF in CARATland ??| suju sebong ? (@yamarie_suju) February 10, 2020