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  • 4 Rom-Com K-Dramas That Make It Sulit To Subscribe!

    You'll get bang for your buck with the quality of these dramas.
    by Kitty Elicay .
  • We know Korean dramas or K-dramas are part of a mom’s self-care prescription — when you’ve had a full day of running the household and caring for the kids, watching your favorite series is the best way to unwind and de-stress. Luckily, watching K-dramas is easier than ever with a Netflix Philippines subscription.

    How much does a Netflix Philippines subscription cost?

    If you’re new to Netflix, you can sign up using your email address and get a 30-day trial for free. Afterward, you can choose from 4 subscription packages: their mobile-only plan at Php149, their basic plan for Php369, their standard plan at Php459 (2 users), and their premium plan at Php549.

    The cheapest option is their mobile-only plan where a user can watch on her mobile phone and tablet. But if your family is big on streaming, you can share one email address and avail the premium plan, where 4 users can watch shows and movies at the same time, using their laptops, TV, mobile phones, and tablets. You can also watch in Ultra HD (high definition) and feel like you’re in a movie theater!

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    What can I watch on Netflix?

    Of course, K-dramas aren’t the only shows you can watch on Netflix. According to Finder.com, there are over 1,500 TV shows and more than 3,300 movies on the app. This includes different genres like horror, comedy, action & adventure, crime documentaries, and more, plus anime, and kid-friendly shows for the little ones. Recently, a surge of Filipino movies and TV shows have also started streaming on the platform.

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    If you’re a K-drama fan, however, you’d be able to stream Korean shows that you cannot easily find on other streaming apps. These are called Netflix Originals.

    From romantic comedies, fantasy dramas, thriller, and more, here are four titles to watch that will make your Netflix subscription totally worth it.

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    When The Camellia Blooms

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    If you’re a mother, this series will have a lot of relatable moments. On our Facebook community, Smart Parenting Village, one of our members encouraged fellow moms to watch this drama. “Realistic and relatable ang story niya lalo na sa ating mga nanay, most especially mga single parent like me. Realistic and relatable siya in a way na maaaring nangyayari satin or sa mga kakilala natin ‘yung tema ng story,” she writes.

    “Maraming life lessons and sobrang ganda ng pagkakagawa ng K-drama na ito… Not your ordinary romcom series ika nga nila,” she adds.

    It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

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    The much-awaited comeback of Kim Soo Hyun (who starred in the hit drama My Love from the Star) promises to be an emotional and unusual romantic love story. Soo Hyun is Moon Kang Tae, a community health worker working at a psychiatric ward and who takes care of his disabled older brother. He’s blessed with good looks, the smarts, and a good personality but he doesn’t believe in love. But after meeting Go Moon Young (portrayed by actress Seo Ye Ji), a children’s book author who suffers from antisocial personality disorder, the two slowly begin to heal each other’s emotional wounds.

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    The King: Eternal Monarch

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    The drama has just finished airing in South Korea so you won’t have to suffer from the waiting game. Though it has received mixed reviews, there’s no denying actor Lee Min Ho’s charm and charisma. He plays Lee Gon, a modern-day emperor in a parallel world called the Kingdom of Corea. He crosses over to the South Korea we know today and meets Jung Tae Eul (Kim Go Eun of Goblin fame), a feisty detective whom he recognizes as someone connected to his past. Together, they team up to unveil the mystery of the parallel worlds and ultimately fall in love in the process.

    Hospital Playlist

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    If you’re looking for a different kind of romantic comedy, then you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this TV show. It’s a story that mixes medical drama, comedy, romance, and slice of life that’s heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.

    The series is about a group of doctors in their 40s who have been friends since they entered medical school and end up working in the same hospital by a twist of fate. With only 12 episodes, it’s a light and breezy watch but its powerhouse cast that includes Jo Jung Suk, Yoo Yeon Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Kim Dae Myung, and Jeon Mi Do, promises to make you tear up — whether out of happiness and sadness.

    Want a dose of kilig? Find mom-approved romantic-comedies here.

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