Surprise! VP Leni Robredo Is A K-Drama Fan Too—And, She Revealed Her Fave Titles!
How does your K-drama watch list compare to hers?
The Vice President of the Philippines, Leni Robredo, is a K-drama fan too!
She said so herself.
In a Facebook post, VP Leni listed down all the things she's been streaming on Netflix over the past months including her go-to K-dramas. According to her, some genres she likes more than others, but when she does find a series she really likes, she really gets into it (read: she watches it more than once, exactly like a K-drama fanatic would do).
The revelation that Vice President Leni Robredo is a K-drama fan isn't new to those who've followed her over the years, as she's often watched them with her three daughters to spend some quality family time with them.
"Before the pandemic, I would download movies and tv series (kdrama, included) in my ipad and would watch them during my travels. While on the plane enroute to the provinces and in hotel rooms after a day’s work, doon ako nanood," she writes in her post.
These days though, what with COVID-related activities in full swing since last year, VP Leni has had her hands full and hasn't been able to watch a full series with zero interruptions in quite some time.
"Kung kelan nag pandemic, dun ako hindi masyadong nakakapanood because we have been busy with relief operations," she laments. The only time she has a chance to enjoy an episode or two is when she's at home buried in paperwork and looking up from her desk once in a while to peak at exciting or kilig moments!
She definitely looks forward to finding the time to put her feet up and just smile and laugh and cry thanks to great K-Drama storytelling, but for now, she has to settle for brief periods of rest which have been few and far in between.
Regardless of how few new titles she's seen lately, Filipinos are still impressed that Vice President Leni Robredo is a K-drama fan like so many of them!
Finally, she shares her favorite K-drama titles, some of which are new, others classic. Overall, she looks for series that are more lighthearted, only because she wants her K-drama time to balance her "already toxic world." She's watched a handful of melodramas with heavy storylines, but still prefers K-dramas that make her laugh and smile.
But before she listed down her favorite K-dramas, she first trained the spotlight on the Filipino films she likes that are also on Netflix: She's the One, That Things Called Tadhana, One More Chance, Bride for Rent, and Four Sisters and a Wedding.
Check out the K-drama titles she recommends to everyone:
- Descendants of the Sun
- Crash Landing on You
- Second 20s
- Because This Is My First Life
- King 2 Hearts
- Discovery of Love
- My Secret, Terrius
- What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim
- Itaewon Class
- Reply 1988
- Romance is a Bonus Book
- Fight for my Way
As for the more serious K-dramas she did enjoy, they include:
- It’s Okay to Not be Okay
- My Mister
- Mr. Sunshine
What she didn't like were The World of the Married and Sky Castle. ("Ang sasama kasi ng mga tao," she jokes). As for her most current K-drama, she's inching her way towards finishing Kairos. And when it comes to the K-drama actor she fawns over the most, it's Gong Yoo! Coffee Prince and Goblin are on her list of must-see K-dramas because of him.
How does your K-drama watch list compare with the Vice President's?
Check out her full Facebook post below!
Photos from @bise_leni