Forever (Philippine TV series)

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Forever
Forever title card.jpg
Title card
Genre
Developed byKit Villanueva Langit
Written by
  • Tina Samson Velasco
  • Angeli Delgado
Directed byRicky Davao
Creative director(s)Roy Iglesias
Starring
Opening theme"Together Forever" by Janno Gibbs & Rocco Nacino
Composer(s)Rico J. Puno
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes63
Production
Executive producer(s)Kaye Atienza Cadsawan
Production location(s)
CinematographyChiqui Soriano
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 21 (2013-01-21) –
April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19)

Forever is a 2013 Philippine television drama romance fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Ricky Davao, it stars Heart Evangelista, Geoff Eigenmann and Gloria Romero. It premiered on January 21, 2013 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Magdalena and worldwide on January 24, 2013 on GMA Pinoy TV.[1] The series concluded on April 19, 2013 with a total of 63 episodes.

Cast and characters[edit]

Heart Evangelista portrays Isadora.
Saab Magalona portrays Leila.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast
  • Marc Abaya as Federico Gallardo
  • Ernie Zarate as older Federico Gallardo
  • Ronnie Henares as Jaime Del Prado
  • Angie Ferro as Apeng
  • Rox Montealegre as Maggie
  • Dex Quindoza as Jason
  • Roldan Aquino as Barabas
  • Carme Sanchez as Kate

Production and development[edit]

Writer, director and GMA Entertainment TV head, Jun Lana began conceptualizing the series early 2012 and intended to be the initial offering of the network's for their coveted Afternoon Prime block for 2013. The series is, somewhat, based on the 1980 classic film Somewhere in Time and in 2006 GMA Films' Moments of Love, because of its fictitious "Love knows no boundaries" and "time warf" plot.[14] The network’s entertainment TV department approved the concept and found the story "something new" for an afternoon show to feature a period piece.[15]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Forever earned a 15.3% rating.[16] While the final episode scored a 12.4% rating.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Heart Evangelista at Geoff Eigenmann, balik-tambalan sa 'Forever' | Balitanghali | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. November 9, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  2. ^ PEP.ph. "Gloria Romero on doing Forever: "Hindi ko akalain na sa edad kong ito, makakagawa pa ako ng ganitong klaseng TV drama." | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  3. ^ PEP.ph. "Gloria Romero on doing Forever: "Hindi ko akalain na sa edad kong ito, makakagawa pa ako ng ganitong klaseng TV drama." | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Kilos ni Ms. Gloria Romero, pinag-aralan ni Heart Evangelista para sa Forever | Showbiz | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  5. ^ PEP.ph. "Geoff Eigenmann says he never courted Heart Evangelista despite their 10-year working relationship | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  6. ^ "Heart Evangelista and Geoff Eigenmann are proud of their new teleserye Forever | Inside Pinoy Showbiz". Insidepinoyshowbiz.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  7. ^ "Isabel Oli, nanginginig kapag inaapi si Ms. Gloria Romero sa Forever | Showbiz | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  8. ^ "Isabel Oli goes fasting to have a boyfriend; starstruck by Forever co-star Ms. Gloria Romero | Showbiz | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. January 10, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  9. ^ PEP.ph. "Gian Magdangal on doing character roles: "Hindi naman ako actor talaga—I'm a singer who is crossing over into acting on television." | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  10. ^ "Kaya hindi matapus-tapos: Staff ng Indie film naglayasan, ka-weirdo-han ng director hindi nakayanan | Pang Movies, Pang Masa". philstar.com. January 15, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  11. ^ PEP.ph. "Comedienne Candy Pangilinan on working with veteran actresses: "Aminadong starstruck ako nang bonggang-bongga, lalo na sa mga senior stars—gustung-gusto ko silang makatrabaho." | PEP.ph: The Number One Site for Philippine Showbiz". PEP.ph. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  12. ^ "Candy mas masayang walang karelasyon | Pang Movies, Pang Masa". philstar.com. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  13. ^ "Saab Magalona, na-challenge sa kanyang unang 'mabait' role sa GMA-7 series na, Forever | Showbiz | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere". Gmanetwork.com. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  14. ^ "Remaking Forever". Tribuneonline.org. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  15. ^ "Remaking Forever". Tribune.net.ph. January 12, 2013. Retrieved January 19, 2013.
  16. ^ "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (Jan. 18-21): Temptation of Wife reclaims top spot in primetime". January 22, 2013. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  17. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (April 26, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (April 19 to 25): Minute to Win It gains strength; Home Sweet Home beats rival show on pilot episode". Retrieved January 25, 2018.

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