Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards is watching the popular Korean series “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay.”
Alden tweeted early Sunday morning an OK sign after a variation of the show’s English title.
It’s ok not to be ok! 👌🏻— Alden Richards (@aldenrichards02) July 25, 2020
When this article was first posted, it was not yet clear if Alden was indeed referring to the hit series “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay.” His fans also wondered if he was going through a rough patch or was only sending his followers an inspirational tweet.
His Instagram story after midnight on Monday confirmed that Alden Richards is watching the Korean drama “It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.” He posted a photo of a TV screen showing the series’ lead female character and a heart-eyes emoji.
No. 1 on Netflix Philippines
“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay” is still number one in the latest release of Netflix Philippines’ most-watched content.
This series about emotional healing stars Kim Soo Hyun as Moon Kang-tae, a selfless psychiatric ward caregiver who lives with his autistic brother Moon Sang Tae (Oh Jung-se). Both have emotional scars after being orphaned at an early age.
The female lead character is Ko Moon-young (Seo Ye-ji is), a popular children’s book author who has antisocial personality disorder. She takes an interest in the reserved Kang-tae who is somewhat repulsed by her forwardness.
‘Have you seen CLOY?’
After seeing Alden’s tweet on Sunday, his fans who are into K-dramas started asking if the actor is watching the “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay.”
Twitter user @ceedrops tweeted that “It’s Okay Not to Be Okay” is a good show that helps raise mental health awareness.
Ohemgee!! The kdrama??? This one’s really good. So timely & it also raises one’s awareness on mental health & condition..eyes on KSH and every actor’s skills. It’s such a good story. U dnt wnt to miss it!❤️— Cee Thingamajigs 🌊 (@ceedrops) July 26, 2020
For her part, @ae02_scarforrj asked if Alden is preparing for a new TV project.
Others asked if he already watched “Crash Landing on You,” and still others recommended other K-dramas.
Uyyy nanonood ka na? Pinanood mo ba yung CLOY???— 🆂🅷🅰👩🏼🔧 FʳᶦᵉⁿᵈˢFᵒʳAˡᵈᵉⁿUSA (@panotsha) July 25, 2020
Enjoy watching! Sunod naman Itaewon Class. Bagay ka na bida dun😊— TitaTweets (@TitaNaManangPa) July 26, 2020
‘You got me worried’
But Alden’s tweet got @ImMelody0929 and @g_f_m_a worried for the Philippines’ “Pambansang (National) Bae”:
K-Drama ba yan alden? 🤔 Na-Curious tuloy ako kung ok kaba or not? 🙁— Melody Sarmiento (@ImMelody0929) July 26, 2020
buti nalang yan ang pinapanuod ko ngayon “It’s ok not to be ok” Hahahaha 😂🤭 Enjoy paps!. 👌😊💖
We love ü! ❤️ #AldenRichards 💙 pic.twitter.com/6LgpGIY6Vq
You got me worried— g_f_m_a | stream HALF WRITTEN STORY (@g_f_m_a) July 25, 2020
Meanwhile, @khuletagapito advised Alden to turn to prayers.
It’s very much true..but whatever it is our best weapon is prayer 🙏🙏. Just keep on praying and keep the faith. God has the answer to all our worries.— Myleen Agapito (@khuletagapito) July 26, 2020
Keep healthy and safe
God bless you and your family
Twitter user @RFJ_stark wondered if he was only giving his fans a reassuring message.
Yung kdrama ba to o message for me? 😅— 𝕣𝕗𝕛_𝕤𝕥𝙖𝙧𝕜 💙 (@RFJ_stark) July 25, 2020
On Monday, Twitter user @mapother47 showed us Alden’s Instagram story.
It’s the series. 😊 pic.twitter.com/77ZczirmzJ— vea (@mapother47) July 26, 2020
‘Stairway to Heaven’ and ‘Full House’
In an interview with reporters after a trip to Korea last year, Alden shared that he hasn’t been able to watch Korean dramas lately. He said the last ones that he remembers watching included “Stairway to Heaven,” and “Full House.” The shows aired in the Philippines more than a decade ago.
Alden visited Korea in August last year to receive his Asian Star Prize in the 2019 Seoul International Drama Awards.
Four months later, he returned there to spend Christmas vacation with his family.