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Meet The Best Dads in K-Drama on Viu!

Jun 16, 2022 by


by Janice Roman

3 min read


There’s no denying it — one of the many things Filipinos love about Korean culture is the K-Drama. These stories from our Asian neighbors have taken entertainment by storm since they started arriving on free television in 2003. We’ve fallen in love with the characters, cried with them in their saddest moments, rejoiced in their happiest, and participated in their struggles.

Not the series’ main men, but these on-screen abeojis win our hearts every time!

While a prominent theme in K-Dramas is often romantic love, there are many types of love also explored in these stories. There’s platonic love between friends, a child’s filial love for a parent, and parents’ familial love for their children.

There are so many memorable families in past and modern K-Dramas alike; and with Father’s Day upon us, it’s time we put the spotlight on the best abeojis currently streaming on Viu. (WARNING: Minor spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen any of these dramas!)

Hwang Chi-young of Sky Castle

Played by Choi Won-young 

01 Sky Castle

Courtesy of Viu

Although a successful doctor, Hwang Chi-young doesn’t resort to traditional Asian parenting and doesn’t pressure his son to follow in his footsteps. In a wealthy neighborhood plagued with superficial and materialistic desires, Hwang Chi-young cares less about making himself look good. Instead, he guides his son through the difficult journey of puberty with values he believes in. Watch Sky Castle on Viu Premium here!

Hong Dae Young of 18 Again

Played by Yoon Sang-hyun

02 18 Again

Courtesy of Viu

Hong Dae-young became a father at a very early age. He felt he was robbed of his youth and forced to work a job he did not love to provide for his family. But then, his life begins to crumble as his wife wants a divorce and his children stop speaking to him. Suddenly, he gets a second chance at life when he mystically turns 18 again. As he pursues his dream of being a basketball star again, he realizes he misses his children, so he gets near them and uses his adulting knowledge to help them in any way. Watch 18 Again on Viu Premium here!

Choi Jeon Gap of Fight For My Way

Played by Jeon Bae-soo

03 Fight For My Way

Courtesy of Viu

The world of combat sports can be stressful and demanding. Whether as a fighter, committee member, or announcer, it’s a world that not everyone can enter. This is the hard reality that aspiring sports emcee Choi Ae Ra (Kim Ji-won) realized. It’s a great thing that her father, Choi Jeon-gap, is 100% supportive of her. No matter the obstacle, Jeon-gap is always taking his daughter’s side and would always offer advice whenever she needs them. Watch Fight For My Way on Viu Premium charged to your PLDT Home bill here!

Do Chil-Goo from Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Played by Yoo Jae-myung

04 Strong Woman Do Bong-soon

Courtesy of Viu

Chil-goo knows when to play protective father to his superhuman daughter Bong-soon, even though she appears to not need it. Chil-goo is never overbearing or annoying and knows when to loosen up. Beneath the bubbly, edgy, and somewhat cartoonish facade, Chil-goo is a simple father who wants nothing more than to ensure his family is safe and in good condition. He has no problem going the extra mile just to help his daughter, even giving her his savings. Watch Strong Woman Do Bong-soon on Viu Premium here!

Kim Chang-gul from Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Played by Ahn Gil-kang

05 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo

Courtesy of Viu

This comedy-drama is about weightlifter Kim Bok-joo (Lee Sung-Kyung) whose competitive nature and natural athleticism earned her a spot in a prestigious athletic school. Such a huge responsibility would require a lot of support from friends and family, and Bok-joo is lucky to have a father like Kim Chang-gul. Aside from the never-ending moral support, Chang-gul always makes sure his daughter is on a proper diet to keep her in tip-top shape for practice and competition. Watch Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo on Viu Premium here!

Sky Castle and other amazing shows on this list are currently streaming on Viu. For a great and memorable experience in streaming them, you need the fastest and strongest broadband available in the Philippines offered by PLDT Home. Subscribe to PLDT Home’s Fiber Unli Plans today!


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Janice Roman

Janice is the main writer for Next Upgrade’s Wellness, Pop Culture, Entertainment sections. As a media and communication studies scholar, writer, and researcher, Janice writes about a hybrid of topics from academic to lifestyle journalism. She is a pleasure reader of Nick Joaquin’s books and pride literature.



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