As part of the network’s 58th anniversary celebration, GMA proudly presents the network’s first-ever Pinoy adaptation of a Koreanovela with Ako si Kim Samsoon. The show that is set to tickle the hearts of the Kapuso viewers everywhere. Ako si Kim Samsoon is the adaptation of the award-winning Koreanovela My Name is Kim Sam Soon, a show that became a hit here and around the world in 2006, though it was originally produced by MBC and Telesuccess Productions, Inc. in 2005. Ako si Kim Samsoon will make the viewers roll with laughter as it shows an unusual way of telling a story about love, family and the importance of beauty, spiced up with a star-studded cast that certainly fits the taste of Filipinos. Playing the title role is no less than the Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez. She has proven, through her numerous blockbuster romantic-comedy films, that she is perfect to play the coveted role of the huggable and lovable Kim Samsoon Buot, the baker-turned-pastry chef in her late 30’s who is about to discover that loves knows no age, shape nor size. Joining Regine in this hilarious primetime series are Mark Anthony Fernandez as Cyrus, the handsome but snooty owner of the five-star restaurant; and Wendell Ramos as Harvey, the weak-willed ex-fiancé of Samsoon. Also in the cast are Nadine Samonte as Hannah, the beautiful ex-fiancée and first love of Cyrus; Eugene Domingo as Chef Dina, the restaurant’s head chef; Carmi Martin as Mrs. Ruiz, the haughty mother of Cyrus; John Lapus as Marcus, the secretary of Mrs. Ruiz; and Ms. Tessie Tomas as Sonia, Samsoon’s volatile but loving mother. Completing the bitter-sweet and sometimes spicy life of Samsoon are Jennica Garcia, Mart Escudero, Pauleen Luna, Maureen Larrazabal, Sheena Halili, Doc Hayden Kho, Mel Kimura, Marcus Madrigal, Dido dela Paz, Marky Lopez, Arthur Solinap, Stef Prescott and Cheska Eugenio with directors Dominic Zapata and Khryss Adalla at the helm. The story begins with Samsoon dealing with two devastating news - her fiancé stood her up at their wedding, and their family’s bakery was gutted by a fire. Samsoon then decides to apply as a pastry chef in a five-star restaurant where she crosses paths with the rich and arrogant Cyrus in a very unusual spot - the male comfort room where he gives her a piece of advice about love and men. Not long after, Cyrus will discover Samsoon’s outstanding talent in baking and hires her to work in his restaurant. 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 and Harvey -re-enters the picture? Can a gorgeous guy like Cyrus fall for a plump, boisterous girl like Samsoon? The plot is made more memorable with Regine’s version of ‘Maybe It’s You’, the same song used as the theme of My Name is Kim Sam Soon that became a hit in 2006. Catch primetime’s most gigantic romantic-comedy series every weeknight after Mars Ravelo’s Dyesebel only on GMA Telebabad.
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