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, 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 Heart 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 Heart 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!