Noah (TV series)
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|Directed by||Malu Sevilla
Lino S. Cayetano
Jodi Sta. Maria
and Kristine Hermosa
|Theme music composer||Ogie Alcasid|
|Opening theme||"Kahit Na Malayo Ka"
by Piolo Pascual
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||150 (total)|
|Running time||30-45 minutes|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original run||July 12, 2010– February 4, 2011|
Story and Development
Gabriel (Piolo Pascual) lost his 2 year old son, Jacob (Zaijan Jaranilla) in an accident brought by his job as a police officer. It also placed him in a coma for 5 years. Upon awakening, He went back to service and started searching for his son, whom he knew in his gut was still alive.
Jacob drifted to a mysterious Island of Noah, where a group of old looking apes called Unta dwell. They took care of Jacob and renamed him Eli. There Gabriel searches for his son and comes across him but now his son finds him part of the Unta tribe. He was unable to convince Eli that he is in fact his son, Gabriel joins him in his quest and bonds them together. But little did Gabriel knew that his son's quest is actually his own and that what ever will be the outcome of this quest will determine the fate of the outside world.
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As a kid, he wanted to be a policeman to put his own father in jail not just for the crimes he's committed, but also for hurting his mother. For good things happen to those with pure intentions, he meets Ruth—a beautiful lady who will later on give him a son. They marry each other even without the blessings of Ruth’s mother. But sometimes, fate has a way of playing with people's lives. One of the criminals Gabriel busted years ago manages to escape the prison. To have his revenge, the criminal goes after that which matters most to Gabriel-his family. Now, Gabriel finds himself fighting for his life and that of his wife and son. After five years of suffering from amnesia, Gabriel recalls everything but it’s too late. His wife is already married to his former suitor. He realizes that she does not intend to return to him. How ironic that he’s regained his memory only to find out that he’s already lost everything he cares for. And so he decides to look for his son. He strongly believes that he is still alive. And he is right. For his son now lives with the Ungtas in the island of Noah—a world completely different and unknown to men.
But Ruth is also just pretending that she’s forgotten the tragedy that took her son away and changed their lives. She still holds grunge for Gabriel for allowing his job to put their family in danger. Meanwhile, Eli welcomes his 7th birthday with disappointed as he wakes up without a tail. He has anticipated it since he was younger. With such sadness on Eli’s eyes, Adah can’t find the strength to tell him the truth for she knows it will bring the child more pain. But Eli finds something in the forest that might give him an explanation on he really is— a toy soldier. He trains day and night to regain his strength. Not long after that, Gabriel finds himself in a police station again… as a police officer. This way, it will be easier for him to find his son Jacob. Meanwhile, Eli continues to seek the creatures that look like him. He asks around trying to gather information and follows the colorful bird that flies in and out of Noah hoping to get a lead. Eli fails to reach the riverbank leading to the sea where he believes he can find others that look like him. So he, together with his best friend Lotlot, escapes on that night to follow the bird. He has no idea about the danger that’s about to come his way for his Uncle Caleb releases the buwa-buwas (dangerous reptiles) to sabotage his brother’s reign.
At the near end, Gabriel shoots Judah, although before Judah dies, he shoots Gabriel and Gabriel slowly dies. Before he dies, he puts all of Isla Noah and the world back to normal. After, Gabriel dies, although, the Diwata lets him go back to life and Gabriel and Ruth are happily married.
Cast and Characters
- Piolo Pascual as Gabriel Perez
- Zaijan Jaranilla as Jacob Perez / Eli
- Jodi Sta. Maria as Ruth De Leon / Perez
- Jolo Revilla as Levi Aragon
- Xyriel Manabat as Veronica "Nica" Avila
- Melissa Ricks as Naomi Mondragon
- Cherry Pie Picache as Rebecca De Leon
- Tessie Tomas as Sarah Perez
- Joem Bascon as Judah Mondragon
- Baron Geisler as Caleb
- Ana Capri as Adah
- Lou Veloso as Tatang Zatok
- Noni Buencamino as Gideon
- Barbie Sabino as Lot-lot
- Ina Feleo as Tessa Avila
- Miguelito De Guzman as Joshua Mondragon
- Renzo Cruz as Goliath
- Daniel Fernando as Arturo "Toro" Mamaril
- Marvin Yap as Heremias
- Tom Olivar as Jabal
- Frank Rivera as Supt. Cayetano
- Paolo O'Hara as Abel
- Eliezer Bregendahl as Keith
- Jon Achaval as Supt. San Jose
- Eric Fructuoso as Jose Isaac Perez
- Jairus Aquino as Young Gabriel
- Meryll Soriano as Young Sarah
- Smokey Manaloto as Badong Belmonte
- Neil Ryan Sese as Ramon
- Spanky Manikan as Ernie
- Tony Manalo as Supt. Salvador
- Cathy Remperas as Diwata
- Mariel Sorino as Diwata
- Yuri Okawa as Diwata
- Carol Batay as Diwata
- John Paul Santos as Extra Unta
- Emily Loren as Inang Ria
- Kristine Hermosa as Diwatang Eva
Noah is launched as part of the half-term show line-up by ABS-CBN as part of the 60th Anniversary of Philippine Soap Opera and was presented as ABS-CBN's station ID for the rainy season in the Philippines. The trailer premiered on June 26, 2010 on its official website.
Due to weather problems caused by the typhoon Basyang, the first week episodes of the series was replayed as a marathon on July 17, 2010.