KathNiel, DonBelle TV dramas delight viewers in Vietnam, Africa

Filipino content has been making waves in the global entertainment arena, as evidenced by the strong reception abroad for two homegrown romantic dramas featuring the biggest loveteams of today — KathNiel’s 2 Good 2 Be True, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, and DonBelle’s He’s Into Her, featuring Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.

2 Good 2 Be True has become well-known in Vietnam following a successful run in 2022, according to an ABS-CBN report. It is currently entertaining viewers every evening at 8 p.m. on the pay TV channel ONCINE, with Vietnamese dubbing.

The show rose to prominence in the country by frequently trending on social media. In the Philippines, when it broadcast episodes 72 hours in advance on Netflix Philippines, the show zoomed to the top of the list of most-watched TV shows on the streaming service.

At the prestigious Seoul International Drama Awards 2023, lead actors Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were a much-admired pair, with Bernardo clinching the Outstanding Asian Artist prize.

Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.

He’s Into Her, meanwhile, is earning warm patronage from African viewers. It is currently running on the StarTimes channel in 41 Sub-Saharan nations, including Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Mozambique.

The drama, which debuted on the Kapamilya streaming service iWantTFC, stars breakout sensations Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano, who won the 2022 SDA Outstanding Asian Artist Award.

Before being shown in Africa, the digital series was the most popular program on iWantTFC. It also ruled the Twitter trending lists and inspired sold-out local concerts.

He’s Into Her joins the roster of other ABS-CBN titles on StarTimes, including La Luna Sangre, La Vida Lena and the enduring action-packed series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.