As part of their 53rd anniversary, GMA Kapuso is launching their newest (and probably the biggest) soap so far..
NARITO ANG PUSO KO
Jolina Magdangal as ISABELA/ the real ANTONINA
Raymart Santiago as RODOLFO
James Blanco as SANTI
Karen de los Reyes
Monsour del Rosario
Ms. Rosa Rosal
Mr. Eddie Garcia
Eric Quizon and Gina Alajar
synopsis (taken from an article by Julie Fe Navarro):
JOLINA Magdangal plays the central character in a new soap opera slated to start airing on GMA-7 this coming Monday. A week ago, the network invited friends from the press to view the pilot episode of Narito ang Puso Ko at the Mycinema Theater at the Posh Greenbelt 3. Watching the story unfold on the big screen was like watching a real movie and not a mere television episode.
The unfolding of the story was fast paced and the visuals were a
feast for the eyes. Everyone gave the thumbs-up sign to Eric Quizon who is directing the drama anthology together with Gina Alajar.
"Iíve done some directorial jobs on TV in the past, but they were
single episodes, not a series like this one. Iba ito, madugo,"
Eric laughs softly.
He admits directing can be time-consuming but thanks his partner
Gina Alajar who is on the same wave length as he is and is as much a fast worker and an exacting director.
Narito Ang Puso Ko is a story reminiscent of the Russian classic,
Anastasia. Jolina plays Antonina, the missing heiress of the
powerful San Victores clan, owner of a chain of first-rate hotels
and airlines. At the age of three, she loses her parents (played by Ariel Rivera and Phoemela Barranda) and grows up under the care of Elsa, effectively given life on screen by the superb acting of Amy Austria.
Veteran actors Rosa Rosal, Lilia Dizon and Eddie Garcia are part
of the stellar billing; so are Dina Bonnevie, Raymond Bagatsing,
Carmina Villarroel, Benjie Paras, Karen de los Reyes and Monsour
del Rosario. Somewhere in the story, Raymart Santiago and James Blanco will fight for the heart of Jolina so at this point itís
anybodyís guess who she will end with.
I have stopped being a soap watcher since 1999. But because Jolina's back in the soap genre..I guess I'm a soap watcher again come June 9.
I am initially excited about the soap because I'm a Jolina fan, but with all the support and efforts GMA is giving for the soap, and the comments and good feedback from the writers and the casts themselves, I hope to watch the soap not just because of Jolina but because of the story.
I don't wanna expect much from the soap..from the article it may sound a cliche but come to think of it, they used the soap cliche as just the beginning or sort of a preamble. they cannot possible play around that cliche plot the whole run of the soap, can they?
I dunno, but Narito Ang Puso Ko exudes a certain thrill for me.