The epic TV adaptation of the Philippines’ most popular pocketbook series routed competition with a rating of 18.6 percent, nine points higher than its nearest competitor based on the nationwide survey conducted by media specialist Kantar Media/TNS.
The stars and staff of the show, led by acclaimed director Rory Quintos, are overjoyed of the show’s strong performance, especially because they have been preparing for it for more than a year.
“Lahat sila nagandahan, maganda daw yung story, maganda daw yung acting. Sabi ng mga friends ko kaabang-abang siya at nakakabitin,” said Cristine Reyes, one of the show’s lead stars.
Viewers were hooked in an instant with the show’s scenic shots, the strong performances of the cast, and the steamy and romantic encounters of Marco De Silva and Emerald Fortalejo, played by Rafael Rosell and Denise Laurel.
Laurel’s Emerald stormed to Paso De Blas, her father’s hometown, to get the key to a safety deposit box containing their inheritance. She would then find herself lost in the territory of the De Silvas, captured by the brooding Marco. The most sensual on-screen sweethearts packed the heat last week as their characters tried to fight off attraction due to the war between their families.
This week, things are bound to get even hotter as Jaime Reyes and Jewel Fortalejo, played by Prince of Passion Zanjoe Marudo and Jewel of Romance Reyes, finally meet. Jaime will return to Paso De Blas to pay a debt of gratitude to the De Silvas while Jewel will follow her older sister Emerald to save her from possible danger.
Marudo said people can expect something different from their pairing.
“Feeling ko naman, magugustuhan ng tao yung tandem naming ni Cristine. Iba ang atake namin ni Cristine sa mga characters namin. Kung sina Marco at Emerald eh medyo intense na seryoso, kami cute na makulit,” he explained.
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