Lovers in Paris

Falling in love with it 10 years after!

I turned into a Lovers in Paris fan, ten years after its original run, both in South Korea, and here in the Philippines! I also became an instant fan of Park Shin-yang after seeing this series. That beautiful smile (sigh) and also because he is a good actor! So is Kim Jung-eun, actually. Ten years after, I finally understood why people loved Lovers in Paris so much in 2004! I remembered some of my colleagues raving about it, but I didn’t pay much attention to it at that time! Before Be Careful With My Heart,ย I seldom watch drama series, nor I was into watching foreign series dubbed into Filipino before.

When ABS-CBN aired Lovers in Paris again last year, I checked it out since some fellow Be Careful With My Heart adiks mentioned that if ever there will be another local remake of Lovers in Paris, Richard Yap and Jodi Sta. Maria would suit the roles of Carlo/Han Ki-joo and Vivian/Kang Tae-young, perfectly.

Upon watching the first episode, which I had recorded, together with the Be Careful With My Heartย episode that day, I was hooked on Carlo and Vivian’s love story, though not to the extent that Sir Chief and Maya and their lovable family members and kasambahays hooked and reeled me in, happily and instantly. From then on, I included Lovers in Paris in my daily Be Careful With My Heartย recording!

Not contented with that, I also looked for the DVD of Lovers in Paris. Luckily, I found a seller through Amazon. I ordered it and had it shipped to the Philippines through a cargo service that I use from time to time, when I want something I bought online, especially coming from the USA, fast. I wanted to watch the series, so badly, in one go!

Yes, it was great seeing Lovers in Paris in its original Korean, even if I had to divide my attention between watching what was going on, on the screen, and reading the English subtitles! After a while, I got used to it. Besides, I thought that can just watch it all over again, which I did, and did, since then. The series is in five DVD. It was worth the price and the effort to have it shipped here!

While Be Careful with My Heart will always be number one in my heart, and my fascination, and yes addiction, with that beloved show is unparalleled, Lovers in Paris, like my other favorite, Downton Abbey, is for keeps too! And since I like Park Shin-yang, I’m contemplating buying from Amazon one of his other series. I haven’t decided yet whether it is going to be Sign or Painter of the Wind!

  1. #1 by Timmy_77 on July 11, 2015 - 1:22 PM

    I also love how abs dubbed this one at yun nagdub nito, i can easily recognize his voice sa other knovelas he did. I cant forget din yun kitchie nadal song used here.

    Oo nga nice jsm ry project to even if they shorten it for one season lang. Aliw kasi and goodvibes din.

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  2. #2 by Timmy_77 on July 11, 2015 - 9:54 AM

    My favorite! I hve their dvd too and tyaga ako even yun korean ang nabili ko. I loved this first before bcwmh and it will always have a special place in my heart. Did you know that Park shin yan makes furnitures? Same sila ni ry kaso si ry sells them lang. Just a bit of trivia, hehehe. OST of this is alongside bcwmh ost in my player.

    I really hope abs consider ry and jsm in remaking this again kahit nagawa na ni piolo and kc.

    But i love carlo and vivian and kahit i remake pa to, they are also special.

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    • #3 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 11:00 AM

      I very much like the DVD, even the songs they have used. Unfortunately, I can’t find the OST anymore. I only found one song in iTunes. I borrowed a friend’s CD.

      Yes, matapos akong maging fan ni Park Shin-yang, I Googled everything I could find about him. That he has in common, sort of, with RY. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree, Carlo and Vivian are very special, I want to go to Korea also and see the places they have used in this series, or Paris!


      • #4 by Timmy_77 on July 11, 2015 - 12:39 PM

        Crazy things we do for our faves, hihi! I even compiled their pics too like what i did and still do pala for bcwmh. I also ordered yun other movies ni psy in amazon, which unfortunately was blah. Lovers in paris lang talaga ang like ko.

        Im so happy that someone likes LIP and PSY too.

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  3. #5 by Fe R. Medina on July 11, 2015 - 8:07 AM

    Lovers in paris….a good project for richard yap and jodi sta. maria….they personify the characters to
    T. paging ABS-CBN.. or a movie version.. Star Cinema….

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    • #6 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:36 AM

      Yes, they suit the characters, kaso nga lang na-remake na ito dati with Piolo and KC, but who knows! Basta, kahit another soap or a movie for RY and JSM would be great! ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. #7 by anne on July 10, 2015 - 11:41 PM

    isa ito sa kinaaadikan ko rin dati pero mas matindi ng d hamak ang pagka adik ko sa BCWMH, bagay na bagay ito sa JoChard pero dapat ang ending happy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • #8 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:33 AM

      Happy ending naman ito, in a different way, sis Anne! ๐Ÿ™‚ True naman, ibang klaseng kaadikan ang nangyari sa atin sa BCWMH! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. #9 by voidreader on July 10, 2015 - 9:18 PM

    Ito yung unang nag pakilig sakin na halos maloka ako.. hi school pa ako nun. Grabe yun super adik ako neto.. kaya nman nong may bcwmh naalala ko si carlo kay ricky! Kinilig ako ulit.. wala ng ibang nag papa kilig sakin kundi sila lng… haaaay..

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    • #10 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:31 AM

      True, they are also nakakakilig! Especially Carlo and all the things he did for Vivian. Awwww, talaga.

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  6. #11 by gloriaj13245 on July 10, 2015 - 8:54 PM

    Yes….kc c Vivian parang c Maya bubbly and c Carlo serious like see chief.

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    • #12 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:30 AM

      Kaya nga rin siguro na-love at first watch ako sa series na ito! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. #13 by Marian Navarro Yip on July 10, 2015 - 8:51 PM

    btw, I might check kung available sya online (download). My daughter kasi very much like yan mga Korean romcom series maybe she can find this for me. Thanks again A, now you gave me this idea!

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  8. #14 by Marian Navarro Yip on July 10, 2015 - 8:48 PM

    Thank you A for sharing, matagal ko naring narinig yan series na yan but until now di ko parin napapanuod and now you’re describing it here parang nakakaenganyong bumili din ng DVD and watch it. I’ll think it over……..ha ha ha! Hope it is available here sa HK kasi matagal tagal na rin to right?

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    • #15 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:29 AM

      Hi Marian, it is super worth the watch! ๐Ÿ™‚ Baka meron pa niyan sa HK or download. You can also try Amazon. Meron pang mga seller offering this! Good luck sa paghahanap if ever.

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      • #16 by Marian Navarro Yip on July 25, 2015 - 2:50 PM

        Hi A I found the series in You Tube in serials, I mean by chapter. Pero nagumpisa sya sa chap 3 agad, kailangan makita ko yung prologue kung meron or chap 1 para kompleto, right? Take care!

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        • #17 by Antigone on July 28, 2015 - 9:08 AM

          Hi Marian. How’s your LIP watching? Did you find episodes 1 and 2? I hope you did. Those are among the best. Actually, lahat naman. ๐Ÿ™‚

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          • #18 by Marian Navarro Yip on July 28, 2015 - 10:14 AM

            Inumpisahan ko ng idownload para sunod sunod sya pero di ko pa naumpisahan. Thank you! Laging ingat A, magadang buhay!


          • #19 by Marian Navarro Yip on July 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM

            I mean panuorin……


  9. #20 by bozyang25 on July 10, 2015 - 8:47 PM

    Nkupo fav ko yan hahahha carlo and vivian , aja! Hahahaha haaaayyyy…. carlo ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  10. #22 by MsBunBun on July 10, 2015 - 8:45 PM

    2007 when my daughter introduced me to Korean Drama, don’t ask me how many times I watched Lovers in Paris then. If ever ABS-CBN will do a remake, good idea JoChard will be a perfect fit.

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    • #23 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:25 AM

      I’ve watched countless of times too since I got my DVD sometime last year, while it was airing again! The only Korean drama series I have seen and got addicted to! ๐Ÿ™‚ Iyon nga lang, di ba, there is a local remake of this already, the Piolo and KC one in 2009!


  11. #24 by princemackaroo on July 10, 2015 - 7:56 PM

    OMG!! Carlo & Vivian!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    • #25 by Antigone on July 11, 2015 - 8:22 AM

      Love them too! Thanks for the comment. ๐Ÿ™‚


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