Streaming is fast becoming a major mode of entertainment content consumption in the country. While traditional television remains the no.1 source of entertainment for every Filipino household, there is a great possibility it will be relegated behind the already booming industry.
Filipino shows are quickly finding their way to the streaming giant Netflix. A variety of ABS-CBN titles, including movies and TV dramas, are now available, which means those who have been missing their favorite soap operas from the past few years until now can now binge-watch their all-time favorite Kapamilya shows.
Here is a list of ABS-CBN series that you can now watch on Netflix.
A Love to Last
A Love to Last was a household favorite when it first aired on ABS-CBN in 2017. When it became available on Netflix, it topped the trending Filipino contents on the platform for days, which means that many viewers are still enthralled by the endearing love story between career woman, Andeng (Bea Alonzo) and his hotshot, much older CEO boss, Anton (Ian Veneracion).
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano
Under its international title, Brothers, this Coco Martin-starrer, which has been on the air for six years, can now be binged by its diehard fans and those who just miss the golden years of Pinoy action films. Follow Cardo Dalisay as he becomes the symbol of justice and the defender of the oppressed, in this series that also features his struggles with a string of nefarious nemeses, including Joaquin Tuazon (Arjo Atayde), Don Emilio (Eddie Garcia), and Kamandag (Jhong Hilario).
Pusong Ligaw a.k.a Lost Hearts marked Beauty Gonzales’s first lead role in a teleserye. The series which follows classic story about friendship, love, and dreams, pit two former best friends against each other, as they become rivals in the name love, money, and personal desires. Those who were not able to catch it in its original afternoon time slot and those who want to see it again can now follow their story, as it still streams on Netflix.
The General’s Daughter
After its successful run on Philippine TV in 2019, action-drama, The General’s Daughter finally makes it to Netflix. The show is one of two new shows announced by ABS-CBN to join its roster of shows available on Netflix. About a dedicated military nurse who moonlights as a spy to take revenge against her father’s biggest enemy, The General’s Daughter is a well-executed military drama that is filled with compelling elements of espionage, betrayal, and even family.
The House Arrest of Us
After conquering iWantTFC in 2020, popular web drama, The House Arrest of Us invaded Netflix, topping its most-watched list, for weeks. Featuring the phenomenal love team, KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla), the ‘digimovie’ romcom follows a soon-to-be-married couple, who are forced to deal with their families’ and personal differences when the sudden imposition of lockdowns, due to the pandemic, demanded them to stay together under one roof. Filled with lightheartedness and heartwarming humor, this series which also sheds light upon marriage and relationships, will not only send viewers to ‘kilig’ frenzy, but will also tug at the heartstrings.
The 2016 version of the early 2000s classic of the same name, Pangako Sa’Yo stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Angelica Panganiban, Ian Venercion, Kathryn Bernardo, and Daniel Padilla. Reminisce now the romantic moments of Yna and Angelo, by streaming this well-loved series on Netflix.
As ABS-CBN continues its efforts to reach audiences across the country and around the globe, more Filipino titles, including the ones audiences have been missing the most, will very likely find their way to Netflix. If that happens, Filipino will have more reasons to shift to streaming from traditional television. Truly, the streaming age has begun, and no one seems to be fully capable of keeping it from becoming the leading mode of content consumption for many audiences.
Which of these ABS-CBN dramas do you like the most? Which ones do you think should also be available on Netflix? Don’t forget to name them in the comment section.