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.

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. 

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.

‘You got me worried’

But Alden’s tweet got @ImMelody0929 and @g_f_m_a worried for the Philippines’ “Pambansang (National) Bae”:

Meanwhile, @khuletagapito advised Alden to turn to prayers. 

Twitter user @RFJ_stark wondered if he was only giving his fans a reassuring message.

On Monday, Twitter user @mapother47 showed us Alden’s Instagram story.

‘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.

Ederic P. Eder

Ederic is a Filipino communications worker in the telecom, media, and technology industry. He has been blogging since 2001 and tweeting since 2007.

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