Jericho Rosales is known as one of the most sought-after actors in the Philippines with his award-winning performances in movies and TV. He has starred in some of the most popular teleseryes which are seen not only the country but also abroad. Jericho’s shows are some of the most widely distributed Philippine series across the globe, no wonder he has been dubbed the ‘Asian Drama King.’
Here are the five shows that made Jericho Rosales the ‘Asian Drama King.’
1. Pangako Sa ‘Yo (The Promise)
“Pangako Sa ‘Yo” features a classic telenovela story of star-crossed lovers from different worlds, who must fight against all odds to stay together. It was the show that made Jericho and his then on-screen and off-screen partner Kristine Hermosa, household names. “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” is one of the most successful Filipino series internationally after airing in Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, China, Singapore, Vietnam, and Pan-Africa. The series was so successful it spawned a remake in the Philippines and in Cambodia.
2. Dahil May Isang Ikaw (Destined Hearts)
“Dahil May Isang Ikaw” is another Jericho-Kristine starrer, this time about competing lawyers turned lovers. The show features multiple plot twists and turns as the two stars find out the truth about their pasts. The show was nominated in the Telenovela category of the International Emmy’s in 2010. It aired in Colombia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Tanzania, Ghana, and Nigeria.
3. The Legal Wife
In “The Legal Wife,” Jericho plays a philandering husband to Angel Locsin with Maja Salvador. The show became well known for its heated confrontation scenes between the two leading ladies which became popular memes. The show is well loved in Thailand, which Jericho and Maja recently visited to meet fans. It was also nominated under the Telenovela category of the International Emmy’s in 2016. It also aired in Kazhakstan, Macedonia, Romania, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Indonesia, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
4. Bridges of Love
“Bridges of Love” brings together Jericho with another formidable Filipino actor, Paulo Avelino. They play separated brothers who must overcome the hurt they’ve caused each other to be able to start anew. Also in the cast is Maja Salvador, this time as the woman who comes between the two brothers. The show aired in Nigeria, Ghana, Thailand, Tanzania, Myanmar, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Peru, Kenya, Uganda, and Seychelles
5. Magpahanggang Wakas (I’ll Never Say Goodbye)
“Magpahanggang Wakas” is the latest Jericho Rosales show to hit foreign shores. It tells the story of two childhood lovers who are separated by time and destiny only to be brought back together years later. However, now they must figure out if their love is worth a second shot. Jericho is paired with the beautiful Filipina actress Arci Muñoz in this series, which aired in Kazakhstan, Kenya, Nigeria, Samoa, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia. It will also air in Thailand soon.