My Special Tatay
|My Special Tatay|
|Also known as||The Heart Knows|
|Created by||Agnes G. Uligan|
|Directed by||L.A. Madridejos|
|Creative director(s)||Roy C. Iglesias|
|Theme music composer||Vehnee Saturno|
|Opening theme||"Kahit Man Lang sa Pangarap" by Rita Daniela|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||53|
|Executive producer(s)||Joseph T. Aleta|
|Camera setup||Multiple-camera setup|
|Running time||26-30 minutes|
|Production company(s)||GMA Entertainment Group|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||September 3, 2018– present|
My Special Tatay (International title: The Heart Knows / lit. My Special Dad) is a 2018 Philippine television drama family series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by L.A. Madridejos, it stars Ken Chan in the title role. It premiered on September 3, 2018 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka.
Boyet, a young man with mild intellectual disability who has a quiet and simple life with her mother, will be changed when they find out that he has a child. Despite their state in life and Boyet's condition, they will take care of the child along with the help of aunt Chona and Boyet's childhood friend, Carol.
Cast and characters
- Lead cast
- Supporting cast
- Jestoni Alarcon as Edgardo "Edgar" Villaroman
- Teresa Loyzaga as Olivia "Via" Salcedo-Villaroman
- Lilet as Marissa "Isay" Mariano
- Carmen Soriano as Soledad Villaroman
- Jillian Ward as Odette Villaroman
- Candy Pangilinan as Chona "Chong" Mariano
- Arra San Agustin as Carolina "Carol" Flores
- Bruno Gabriel as Orville Villaroman
- Guest cast
- John Kenneth Giducos as Derick "Dekdek" Ocampo
- Phytos Ramirez as Jeff
- Cheska Diaz as Sheila
- Barbara Miguel as Cindy
- Ruby Ruby as Divine
- Matt Evans as young Edgar
- Valeen Montenegro as young Via
- Empress Schuck as young Isay
- Ashley Rivera as young Chona
- Dominic Roco as Peter Flores
- Elle Ramirez as young Sheila
- Soliman Cruz as Bernardo "Obet" Mariano
- Kyle Ocampo as Eunice
- Johnny Revilla as Faustino Salcedo
- Lito Legaspi as Simon Villaroman
- Bembol Roco as Stefano Palomares
- Bryce Eusebio as young Boyet
- Euwenn Aleta as younger Boyet
- Dayara Shane as young Carol
- Rita Daniela as Aubrey Palomares
- Mikoy Morales as Joselito "Ote" Mendiola
- Jhoana Marie Tan as Britney
- Jazz Ocampo as Erika
- Joemarie Nielsen as Bert
- Cyruzz King as Paeng
According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of My Special Tatay earned a 6.6% rating. The series got its highest rating on October 16, 2018 with a 6.9% rating.
- "The Heart Knows". Retrieved November 9, 2018.
- "My Special Tatay". Retrieved August 24, 2018.
- Ilaya, Felix (July 31, 2018). "Ken Chan, to play a father with mild intellectual disability on 'My Special Tatay'". Retrieved August 3, 2018.
- Tantiangco, Aya (August 3, 2018). "Ken Chan, balik-Afternoon Prime via 'My Special Tatay'; Lilet, balik-telebisyon". Retrieved August 4, 2018.
- "My Special Tatay: Ang nakaraan ni Isay Teaser". August 30, 2018. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
- "GMA Drama on Twitter". September 4, 2018. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
- "Ken Chan on Twitter". Retrieved October 24, 2018.
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