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Staying Loose: GMA Premieres The One That Got Away Tonight

Three ladies, one guy, all for the promise of rekindling one’s love.

This theme will be premise of GMA’s newest romantic comedy series ‘The One That Got Away’. Premiering later tonight, the series will be led by four of GMA’s most sought-after lead stars, namely Rhian Ramos, Max Collins, Lovi Poe and Dennis Trillo.

The central character behind ‘The One That Got Away’ will be Liam (Dennis), the owner of an organic farm and the ideal boyfriend. Soon after, however, he meets a fatal accident and when he wakes up from a coma, his three ex-girlfriends are inside the hospital room to meet him.

These three ex-girlfriends are as follows:

  • Alex (Lovi) – her relationship with Liam was approved by both family and friends, but they broke up as soon as her personal goals got in the way.
  • Darcy (Max) – met and fell in love with Liam as soon as he broke up with Alex; however, she later ended her relationship with him to pursue opportunities abroad.
  • Zoe (Rhian) – after her parents separated, she and Liam fell in love with each other, but they broke up due to Zoe’s insistence to stick with Liam amid his busy schedule.

All three, as it seems, are still in love with Liam even after going their separate ways. But it will be up to Liam to choose his one true love.

Rounding out the cast of ‘The One That Got Away’ are Ivan Dorschner, Migo Adecer, Jason Abalos, Bembol Roco, Snooky Serna, Luz Valdez, Ervic Vijandre, Ayra Mariano, Nar Cabico, Ashley Rivera, Sophie Albert, Jason Francisco, Patricia Ismael, Dea Formilleza, and Euwenn Aleta. It will be directed by Mark dela Cruz and Conrado Peru.

‘The One That Got Away’ will be the latest in a series of romantic comedies that GMA will offer in the third slot of Telebabad. But despite the premise of ‘good vibes’ and ‘light-heartedness’, GMA has yet to figure out a way to make their romantic comedies succeed every night.

Going up against ‘The Good Son’, a more serious and mature drama that ABS-CBN currently offers, will be a huge test for the veteran foursome of Dennis Trillo, Lovi Poe, Max Collins and Rhian Ramos. One can only hope that ‘The One That Got Away’ will put up a good fight and give Kapuso viewers something to enjoy and love.

‘The One That Got Away’ airs weeknights after ‘Kambal Karibal’ on GMA Telebabad.

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8 thoughts on “Staying Loose: GMA Premieres The One That Got Away Tonight

  1. Anonymous says:

    Seems like TOTGA is losing to its rival in Kantar, though to be fair the lead isn’t that big: like how in January 15 it was TGS 18.8% vs TOTGA 12.3% (yes I know this was last month, but this was the newest data I could find). It seems to be doing better in AGB though. People are already jokingly calling it “The One That Passed Away”; the show could end up having a short run if it continues to lose.

    • Usually the third slot in primetime is more competitive with fewer people watching. In fairness, TOTGA is still doing well in contrast to the teleseryes that preceded it. In fact, there are occasions where GMA’s third primetime dramas outdraw ABS’ own; for instance Born for You and Till I Met You were among the weakest teleseryes ABS produced and GMA took advantage of it.

      Still, a loss is a loss for GMA. Then again, we’ve seen some of their weakest teleseryes air for 100 or more episodes.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Interestingly enough, it seems TOTGA beat TGS on AGB on February 9, and Dennis Trillo posted something about it on Instagram, only to delete the post shortly after. Haven’t seen the Kantar numbers yet though so no idea is TOTGA is starting to improve in ratings, or if the AGB numbers are an outlier.

    Also, speaking of TGS, despite rumors that it was ending soon, apparently it’s been extended.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The Good Son is now confirmed for ending in three weeks. Now let’s see if TOTGA is gonna be able to get away this time (though considering TOTGA is losing badly right now nationwide, I wouldn’t bet on it).

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