With a Smile (TV series)

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With a Smile
With a Smile title card.jpg
Title card
Developed by
Written by
  • Cel Santiago
  • Mario Banzon
Directed byLouie Ignacio
Creative director(s)Jun Lana
Opening theme"Ngiti" by Christian Bautista
Composer(s)Vince Rod Catindig
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes70
Executive producer(s)Arlene Pilapil
Production location(s)
  • Jun Fuentes
  • Jerry Dano
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 17 (2013-06-17) –
September 20, 2013 (2013-09-20)

With a Smile is a 2013 Philippine television drama romantic comedy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Louie Ignacio, it stars Andrea Torres, Christian Bautista and Mikael Daez. It premiered on June 17, 2013 and worldwide on June 26, 2013 on GMA Pinoy TV.[1] The series concluded on September 20, 2013 with a total of 70 episodes.[2]

Cast and characters[edit]

Christian Bautista portrays Aston Martinez.
Jak Roberto portrays Jak.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast

Production and development[edit]

The idea for the series first came from screenwriter Ma. Acy Ramos, who initially had the idea to create a light drama/romantic comedy series for GMA Network's Afternoon Prime block, which usually dominated by traditional "tearjerker" telenovelas. When she presented and discussed the idea to the management (GMA Entertainment TV Group), they immediately approved the project but decide to put it on morning time slot, instead, since they thought "it would fit best there." Director and screenwriter, Don Michael Perez began writing a script for a show now titled With a Smile, which somewhat patterned from the Korean television series Lovers in Paris but with a different angle—two men are fighting over a girl.[16]

The network assigned Louie Ignacio to direct the series. The director described the show as "a mix of light drama, humor, charm and romance". Ignacio also regarded his main actors as part of the reasons he green-lighted directing the series.[17] The casts were all announced during the series' story conference, with the main cast being Andrea Torres, Christian Bautista and Mikael Daez. The three actors were cast based on their auditions. Torres was chosen to play Isay Asuncion from more than 10 women who auditioned for the role. Torres shares certain similarities with her onscreen persona Isay, as they are both close to their families and determined to realize their dreams.[18] Bautista, who played Aston Martinez, originally auditioned for the role of Dean Vicencio. Daez originally auditioned for Aston, but ended up portraying Dean Vicencio.[19] Supporting casts include stage and TV actors Soliman Cruz, Gilleth Sandico and Marnie Lapuz; composer and comedian Vince de Jesus; and Protégé: The Battle For The Big Artista Break alumni Mikoy Morales, Shelly Hipolito and Bryan Benedict.

The production began in May 2013. Most of the scenes were shot on location in Quezon City. Some portions were shot in the town of Pampanga. The series' premiere was planned for June 17, but because programming-related problem, delayed until June 24.[20][21]


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of With a Smile earned an 8.4% rating.[22] While the final episode scored an 8.3% rating.[23]


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  20. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/39191/Andrea-Torres-on-With-A-Smile-loveteam-partner-Mikael-Daez:-
  21. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/39137/andrea-torres-says-pilot-episode-of-her-morningserye-with-a-smilewas-moved-from-june-17-to-june-24-because-of-program-spacing
  22. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (July 2, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (June 24 to 30, 2013): Mundo Mo'y Akin ends week on top spot; Anna Karenina places second". Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  23. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (October 5, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (September 16 to 22, 2013): The Ryzza Mae Show beats Be Careful With My Heart on September 20; Dormitoryo emerges as most-watched daytime program". Retrieved January 25, 2018.

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