LaLola (Philippine TV series)

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LaLola
LaLola title card.jpg
Title card
Genre
Created by Sebastián Ortega
Based on Lalola (2007)
Developed by Jun Lana
Directed by
Starring
Narrated by Keempee de Leon
Theme music composer
Opening theme "Ang Ganda Ganda ni Lola" by Janno Gibbs
Ending theme "Bakit?" by Kyla and Luke Mijares
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 85
Production
Executive producer(s) Edlyn Tallada Abuel
Producer(s) Wilma Galvante
Location(s) Metro Manila, Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13) – February 6, 2009 (2009-02-06)

LaLola is a Philippine television drama fantasy comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is an adaptation of an Argentine television series of the same title. Directed by Dominic Zapata and Jun Lana, it stars Rhian Ramos and JC de Vera. It premiered on October 13, 2008 on the network's Telebabad line up replacing Ako si Kim Samsoon. The series concluded on February 6, 2009 with a total of 85 episodes.[1]

Premise[edit]

Lazaro "Lalo" Lobregat is the president of Distelleria Lobregat. He is regarded as the metro's most eligible bachelor not to mention, a heartbreaker. He is a little bit insensitive about some things especially about the feelings of women. There is still a bit of conscience in him, but he is too preoccupied to notice his "inner good" because of his cool cars and hot chicks. But when his ex-fling Ada Romina killed herself because of him, everything in his perfect life will change. Sera Romina, Ada's sister is furious. All she knows is that he must pay. Unknown to Lalo, Sera and Ada are babaylans, magical beings that could conjure curses and spells with the power of the moon. With a cursed kiss from Sera, Lalo changes into a woman in a snap. Since nobody will believe his overnight sex change, except for his closet gay best friend Gary, he passes himself as Lola, Lalo's steady girlfriend, to which everyone has a hard time believing. With a new body, he finds out how hard it is to be a woman, experiencing the same chauvinism he used to inflict on women. With each passing day, every inch of Lalo starts to fade, physically and emotionally, and starts to develop real female characteristics like menstruation. As if that's not hard enough, she starts to develop feelings to Lalo's office mate and complete opposite, Facundo Diaz. He also discovers the deep dark secrets of Distelleria Lobregat and his identity, not to mention an angry babaylan magically trying to destroy her even more.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Lead cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of LaLola earned a 35.8% rating.[4] While the final episode scored a 40% rating.[5]

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