To commemorate GMA’s 70th Anniversary, the network launched the Philippine adaptation of Descendants of the Sun last February 10, 2020.
The first episode of DOTS trended on Philippine Twitter and landed in the second-highest spot in worldwide trends.
Viewers attest that Dingdong Dantes and Jennylyn Mercado’s undeniable chemistry gave justice to their respective roles of Captain Lucas and Dr. Maxine.
— [KB I N D I O ] Irish Matillano (@xxIrishxx13) February 10, 2020
Avid fans of the Korean version of Descendants of the Sun praised the main cast.
Ganda naman ng pilot episode ng #DescendantsOfTheSunPH
May aksiyon, drama, comedy at …….. kilig. 🙂 May bonus pang magandang tinig na kumanta ng OST sa bandang huli.
— Ms. BeanStalk (@Ms_BeanStalk) February 10, 2020
It was worth watching. #DescendantsOfTheSunPH
— Sharhana S. (@iamshehana) February 10, 2020
infair… ang ganda ng #DescendantsOfTheSunPH
— Jeannelyn Mae Rendon (@LBJeanne06) February 10, 2020
Based on NUTAM, Descendants of the Sun was outscored by ABS-CBN’s Make It With You with 10.5% versus Kapamilya’s 11.2%. But the Kantar Media released the total ratings of DOTS’ pilot episode as 15.9% against its rival program Make It With You at 23.8%
Also in the cast are Jasmine Curtis who plays the role of Moira Defensor and Rocco Nacino as Diego Ramos/Wolf. Descendants of the Sun airs every after Kate Valdez and Barbie Forteza’s Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday in GMA Telebabad block.