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GMA’s New Rival to Sana Dalawa ang Puso Premieres Monday

GMA has a new series coming up to counter ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso’.

After over a month of staying away from the dreaded love team that is Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap (with some sprinkling of Robin Padilla in between), GMA will once again look to defeat the popular tandem. This time, however, they will not have the benefit of TAPE Inc. as a blocktimer and production partner.

Instead, the new series ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ will be self-produced by the network, the first time they have done that in a pre-noontime show since ‘Cielo de Angelina’ in 2012. But unlike the latter which is more of a tear-jerker, ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ will be done in the same way as ‘Sana Dalawa ang Puso’: a romantic comedy.

‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ will be headlined by Camille Prats, Neil Ryan Sese, Ayra Mariano and Bruno Gabriel. Camille (as Ginny) and Neil (as Lance) are single parents still attached to their past, but with some common ground between them (e.g. living in the same condo, enjoy the same brand of coffee), it seems like a relationship is about to bloom.

Their lives will also intertwine with that of their children. Ginny’s daughter Marione (Ayra) and Lance’s son Benjie (Bruno) are also on the verge of falling in love, but it remains to be seen if either or both of their relationships will flourish.

GMA is no stranger to morning romantic series, having aired ‘With a Smile’ and ‘Dangwa’ in years past. Unfortunately, the presence of TAPE’s pre-noontime shows prevented GMA from seriously challenging ABS-CBN’s popular late-morning dramas, which led to both shows’ failure to make an impact.

The curse of ‘JoChard’ has become a long-standing dilemma for GMA ever since ‘Be Careful with My Heart’ premiered in 2012. That said, GMA can only hope for the best with ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’, as this could be their last-ditch attempt to overcome the problem.

If they fail on this objective, it will not be a surprise to see the network return to a pupal state and fill the airtime with ‘Kapuso Movie Festival’. It is either all-out or stay out as far as GMA is concerned.

Directed by Tata Betita and Jojo Nones, ‘Ang Forever Ko’y Ikaw’ airs weekdays before ‘Eat Bulaga’ on GMA.

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13 thoughts on “GMA’s New Rival to Sana Dalawa ang Puso Premieres Monday

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wonder why couldn’t GMA just try to do its own style instead of doing a kiligserye just like the other network. They could have gone for a different kind of light-hearted drama that doesn’t focus on romance.

    • Perhaps they’re so obsessed to beat Jodi and Richard’s drama that they went the same route. After all, they couldn’t stand these two. In other words, GMA wants to be this: ‘Gustong Maging ABS-CBN’.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Also, slightly offtopic, but I’ve noticed a trend about GMA fanboys: it seems that at least some of them are starting to spew out pro-Duterte comments. Not sure if they’re genuinely pro-Duterte supporters or they’re just hoping that ABS will shut down in 2020, or both.

    • Actually, before he came into power, they were indoctrinated with few harshly opinionated sites and controversial YouTube videos and treated both as gospel truth. I will not cite their names.

      No wonder, their tactics include resorting towards the narrow dichotomy — either you must love and support him wholeheartedly by hating ABS-CBN (and even Rappler) with all their heart, mind and soul or you face death.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks like they’re “gamble” isn’t paying off since AFI is losing badly to SDAP in both Kantar and AGB on a regular basis. Guess Jodi/Richard/Robin is just too much for GMA to handle.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It looks like SDAP was too much for AFKI: according to LionhearTV, it already has a replacement lined up (My Guitar Princess) starring Julie Anne San Jose and Gil Cuerva.

    • Don’t trust LionhearTV since it’s not a reliable source. The PHTV Group (hope you joined if you have a Facebook account) strictly disallows the posting of any of its articles. Wait for the official word from GMA itself.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Mukhang malapit na talagang matapos ang AFKI kasi kumakalat na ang tsismis na mag-ooober da bakod na si Camille sa ABS. As they say: where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

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