So if you're privileged enough to find yourself with so much free time because of the enhanced community quarantine, then today must be Day XX of you wasting away in front of the screen watching Netflix. RIGHT? Right. And since most of y'all have navigated the entirety of the app, you'd have noticed the Top 10 feature in your home screen which shows the 10 movies and series that are most popular in the country. Care to know what everyone else is watching in dear 'ol Pinas? Here ya go:
1. Crash Landing On You
This one's a no-brainer. You, your officemates, your mom and her friends have all fangirled over this top-rating K-drama of a star-crossed romance between a South Korean heiress and a North Korean soldier. What makes this drama oh-so-special isn't just because of its lovable first leads but for the amazing set of supporting characters as well!
2. Itaewon Class
Kinda put off by Seo Joon's ~chestnut~ hair? Get over it. Itaewon Class is a drama of revenge, class struggles, and the power of privilege that spans 15 years. (Don't worry, there's a romantic angle as well!) Even better, it's Seo Joon's BEST WORK TO DATE.
3. The Platform
Starring: Ivan Massague, Antonia San Juan, and Zorion Eguileor
Dubbed as the Spanish Parasite, The Platform is a sci-fi-slash-horror flick set in a dystopian prison. With hundreds of floors in the prison, food is distributed to the inmates via a "platform" of food which descends from the top level to the bottom. Thing is, those at the top eat more than their fair share making the bottom-dwellers go hungry.
4. Hi Bye, Mama!
Starring: Kim Tae Hee, Lee Kyoo Hyung, and Go Bo Gyeol
Hi Bye, Mama! marks Kim Tae Hee's return to the small screen after a five-year hiatus. She plays a woman named Cha Yu Ri who dies in a tragic accident. Without getting the chance to hold her daughter (whom she was pregnant with at the time of her death), Yu Ri ~*magically*~ reappears in the lives of her family but only for 49 days.
Sarah G's leading man in this heartwarming film? A stray dog she names Happy! Tag along with Jasmine (Sarah) and Happy as they go on a ~unforgettable~ journey to Baguio to visit Jasmine's ailing grandmother.
6. Money Heist
Starring: Ursula Corbero, Alvaro Morte, and Itziar Ituno
Espionage, action, and a whole lot unexpected twists—the Spanish-language series has gotten quite the cult following since it first premiered in 2017. Haven't watched it yet? You still have a couple of days to catch up 'til Part 4 drops on April 3.
Who knew that a Korean period drama set during a zombie apocalypse would actually work? Kingdom is fast-paced, hella intense, and has one of the best storylines ever. Oh, and major plot twist: Their main villains aren't the undead, but all the ~evil~ that comes with being a living, breathing human.
Starring: Robert Finster, Ella Rumpf, and George Friedrich
As the title suggests, this series is a reimagining of the life of a young Sigmund Freud—you know, the Austrian neurologist most famous for founding psychoanalysis? Nope? Anyway back to the fictional Freud: The series is set in 19th-century Vienna and is full of crime, a murder mystery, and yup, loads of sex.
9. Mark Of The Devil
Starring: Eduardo Noriega, Eivaut Rischen, and Arantza Ruiz
If you're into demonic horror and exorcism then Mexican film Mark Of The Devil is right up your alley. It's not up mine so we'll end it right here.
10. My Secret, Terrius
Starring: So Ji Sub, Jung In Sun, and Son Ho Jun
The 2018 K-drama is about NIS agent Kim Bon who helps his next-door neighbor find the truth about her deceased husband. What's making it trend now, though, is that it ~sort of predicted~ the novel coronavirus in Episode 10 of the series.
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