Throwback Asianovelas are becoming the norm on ABS-CBN, at least for the time being.
After ‘Meteor Garden’ and ‘Lovers in Paris’, it is the turn of ‘My Girl’ to embrace the throwback theme. The re-run of the said Koreanovela premieres this Monday afternoon, replacing the recently concluded ‘The Heirs’.
‘My Girl’ will also air on Jeepney TV every Monday to Friday at 8:00 p.m., with replays in the morning.
The original ‘My Girl’ first aired in 2006, and tells the story of Jasmine (Lee Da-hae) and Julian (Lee Dong-wook) falling in love under strange circumstances. Jasmine had to support herself following the escape of her debt-ridden father, first by selling illegally picked oranges, and then working as a tour guide. She then crossed paths with Julian, who would later hire her in his hotel business.
The success of the original ‘My Girl’ led to a Filipino adaptation two years later, starring Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. The re-imagined ‘My Girl’ was also successful in the ratings.
With ‘Pinoy Big Brother: All In’ still occupying the slot typical reserved for an Asianovela, there are currently no plans for ABS-CBN to bring in new Asianovelas with the lack of available slots. For now, the network hopes that the re-run of ‘My Girl’ will be as successful as its original broadcast.