ABS-CBN and GMA roll out new dramas Monday
It will be an all-new Monday on prime time TV this August 10 as the two network giants premiere their latest bets in the fierce national ratings war.
Over at ABS-CBN, top teen love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre—also known to fans as “JaDine”—are starring in their very first teleserye, On the Wings of Love, whose production went all the way to San Francisco, California for a large number of scenes.
GMA Network meanwhile has entrusted the timeslot to beautiful prime time stars Heart Evangelista and Lovi Poe in a story of friendship and rivalry in Beautiful Strangers.
Which one will you watch? Check out the shows’ respective plots below to plan your weeknight-viewing schedule.
Romance and feel good vibes
On the Wings of Love promises to bring on romance and feel-good vibes as Nadine portrays the character of Leah, a young woman with big dreams of going to America to help her family. James, on the other hand, will play the role of Clark, a young man living in States who wants to give his siblings in the Philippines a better life following their mother’s death.
As she begins to live her American dream, Leah faces a dilemma as she realizes her visa is about to expire. To remain living in the US, she agrees to marry Clark, an American citizen, in exchange for money he greatly needs.
Under the direction of Antoinette Jadaone and Jojo Saguin, On the Wings of Love also features a strong support cast in Joel Torre, Bianca Manalo, Albie Casino, Nanette Inventor, Nico Antonio, Jason Francisco, Nhikzy Calma, Andrei Garcia, Laiza Comia, and Cherry Pie Picache. Also in the series are Isay Alvarez and Katya Santos in special roles.
ABS-CBN’s Dreamscape Entertainment Television, the group that created top-rating drama series such as Nathaniel and Inday Bote, is behind this new romantic series.
Beautiful Strangers is a story of two beautiful strangers who start off as friends and end up as fierce rivals. It likewise validates how powerful a woman is in bringing joy or heartbreak in the lives of others.
Heart Evangelista stars as Kristine and Lovi Poe essays dual roles in Joyce and Lea. Both plum actresses of the network, they have been given a powerful support cast in Christopher de Leon, Dina Bonnevie, Rocco Nacino, and Benjamin Alves.
Beautiful Strangers presents the interconnected lives of Joyce and Kristine. Joyce is a woman motivated by big dreams. She applies at the Castillo Realty, one of the biggest real estate companies in the Philippines, to establish a name in interior design and earn well to start a family family with Noel (Rocco).
All her dreams are shattered when Ronaldo Castillo (Christopher) rapes her, and by accident, pushes her down the stairs. Ronaldo believes he killed Joyce who survives the tragedy with amnesia. She then meets Kristine, Ronaldo’s daughter, calling herself Lea and becomes good friends with her.
Their relationship is put to the test as Lea begins regaining her memory.
Beautiful Strangers is directed by Albert Langitan from a script by Glaiza Ramirez.