5 family-oriented Asian series you can watch this long weekend
Holy Week is when people try to disconnect from the noise of the world. Through the years, most Filipinos spend it with their families and friends. There are various activities done during this season; some will be doing out-of-town trips or even go abroad; some will do the traditional Visita Iglesia, and others may choose to spend it inside their homes, with TV networks showing classic movies and special Lenten season episodes of their shows.
Nowadays, there are also other options you can choose to spend your Holy Week at home aside from the usual. Want to try something new this year? We listed down five family-oriented Asian series you can watch with your loved ones this long weekend.
Plot: Is it truly possible to live in this society as a genuinely good person? Nowadays, the world has changed. Kind and nice people are often patronized, tricked, used and lied to. Some parents may even teach their kids to fight back when they are hit, put themselves first before others, and not be too kind. However, is it really for the best if selfish and sly people get the upper hand in this world? Probably not. We probably all wish that the morals and values we believe in would be kept by the society as well. We would like this world to be a just and honest one. Although many things may change overtime, some things never do: what is right will always remain so. The Good Witch attempts to show that we still live in a world where good people become heroes and heroines.
The Empire of Gold
Plot: The series is based on the 20 years Economic History of Korea between 1990 and 2010. It shows the struggle on money and power that took place in a wealthy family in South Korea. Chang Tae Joo (Go Soo) was from a poor family and he accidentally lost his father after imprisonment. After his release, he decided to work with Choi Min Jae (Soo Hyun Joo) to rule the Golden Empire. Later, he met Choi Seo Yoon (Lee Yo Won) who was from a wealthy family and elder Yoon Seol Hee (Jang Shun Young) who he has emotional entanglements with.
Super Daddy Yeol
Plot: Cha Mi Rae, a single mother and doctor, finds out that she has terminal cancer. With the short time she has left, she decides to go to her ex-boyfriend Han Yeol to ask him to be the father of her daughter. Yeol, now a rehabilitation coach for a major league baseball team, refuses because of the way their relationship ended years ago. However, Mi Rae suggests what she calls a “a rehabilitation marriage.” Through their marriage, they face hardships together and learn what it means to be a real family.
Second to Last Love
Plot: This story is about a 45-year-old single drama producer at the TV station named Chiaki Yoshino. Though a workaholic like her had been in love in the past, she has not been dating for a few years now. On the other hand, Wahei Nagakura is a single man who works as a Section Chief at Kamakura Tourist Promotion Centre. Due to the early passing of his parents and wife, Wahei has to look after his siblings, as well as his own child. However, love is about to blossom in Kamakura.
Plot: Natsuko Kira led a busy life as a successful creative director at an advertising agency. She got married just before turning 40, then put her career on hold for maternity and parental leave. Three years later, she returns to work and she is ready to get back into the swing of things. However, due to the changes within the company that happened while she was away, she gets assigned as a director of the sales department, and not of the creative department. What awaits her in her new position are co-workers who don’t trust her and a series of issues that erupt as she scrambles to juggle both work and her family. JB
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