- “Araw Gabi” is ABS-CBN’s latest afternoon teleserye offering.
- It stars former Girl Trends member Barbie Imperial and JM De Guzman in his big television comeback.
Everyone is already hooked to ABS-CBN’s latest afternoon drama “Araw Gabi”. The series, which stars JM de Guzman and Barbie Imperial together with Jane Oineza, RK Bagatsing, Vina Morales, Rita Avila, Raymond Bagatsing and Ara Mina, debuted on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel on April 30, 2018 replacing “Hanggang Saan”.
It is based on the Filipino romance pocket book novel El Paraiso by writer Maribeth dela Cruz née Hamoy, also known in her pseudonym Martha Cecilia, author of best selling novel series Kristine and Sweetheart under PHR.
This marks the 18th installment of ABS-CBN’s series “Precious Hearts Romances Presents” and the first season after the show’s six year hiatus.
Martha Cecilia’s novel gets a telenovela fix which revolves with the optimistic Mich, who sees a brighter future ahead despite of her hardships in life , and the CEO of Olvidar Group of Companies, Adrian, who still carry baggage from his dark past. The two developed sweet hatred for each other on their first meetings, but it became twisted when the aspiring lass discovered that the guy that she loathes is the client of their company. This will break her heart in the end—because the business proposal of her agency will be declined because of her.
However, this will not stop the sanguine from vying in her career. She follow the water to personally visit and conduct her research on Adrian’s holdings— Tranquila Resort.
Soon after setting foot on the Island of El Paradiso, both of them will be surprised that they are in the same place at the same time, which will give us the question: What wonders will this paradise offer the two of them?
Reception from viewers
Since it’s pilot episode, the series has been making our afternoons sizzling hot. It also became a daily trending topic online and has created a lot of buzz among viewers.
Let’s take a closer look as to why everyone’s already obsessing over Precious Hearts Romances Presents “Araw Gabi”.
10. The tightly-written story and it’s interesting characters.
From it’s pilot until it’s succeeding episodes, “Araw Gabi” has already captured the hearts of viewers with its great story and characters. This adaptation surely hit the right notes of bringing Martha Cecilia’s novel into life.
9. The On Point Acting.
From its very talented pool of veteran actors and actresses, it is no doubt that the series will feature a lot of great performances. I guess this puts more pressure on its lead stars, JM and Barbie, that’s why they are able to give out all the emotions that their characters need for every scene.
8. Everyone can relate to Mich/Boning’s character.
Barbie Imperial’s Mich/ Boning is a bubbly, optimistic girl who dreams of giving her parents the good life and reach a better future for herself. And I guess we have a bit of Mich/ Boning in every one of us because we can all relate to her character in the series.
7. The Mysterious Secret of Adrian.
From the get-go of the series, JM De Guzman’s Adrian Olvidar has been one mysterious character. Composed yet mood, he wears a tuxedo, drives a sports car, and even knows how to fly a plane, he’s basically our country’s very own Christian Grey from the “Fifty Shades” trilogy. And the secrets surrounding his identity makes him even more interesting.
6. Barbie Imperial’s teleserye lead debut.
Despite being a newbie in the acting industry, Barbie Imperial looks determined to prove that she’s more than just a pretty face. And it shows in her teleserye debut in “Araw Gabi” as she manages to carry such big role with her effective acting.
5. Barbie Imperial’s charisma.
In addition to her acting, Barbie definitely fits the role of Mich/Boning as she perfectly embodies the character’s personality. Her charismatic smile is perfectly matched to her innocent yet sexy character who will make our stone-hearted Adrian melt like a butter with just one look.
4. JM De Guzman’s big television comeback.
Everyone has been anticipating JM De Guzman’s return to television. And “Araw Gabi” gives him the biggest television comeback of the year.
3. JM De Guzman has never been this dashing.
Even thought he was gone from the limelight for quite some time, JM is considered by many as one of the hottest actors today. But his returns to television with “Araw Gabi” is defnitely a gamechanger. JM’s got hotter than before.
2. The Hot and Daring Scenes.
I guess “Araw Gabi” can be our country’s very own “Fifty Shades of Grey”, minus the BDSM stuff. Adrian Olvidar (JM De Guzman), a top executive of a huge company who falls for Mich Verano (Barbie Imperial) an innocent young girl, is somewhat similar to Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. But “Araw Gabi” will prove to you that it’s got a lot more surprises in store for its viewers.
1. The Oozing Chemistry of JM De Guzman and Barbie Imperial.
“Araw Gabi” marks the very first project of JM De Guzman and Barbie Imperial as a pair. But despite the fact that this is their first show as a couple, and that there’s a ten year gap between the two (JM was born in 1988 and is 29 years old; Barbie was born in 1998 and is 19 years old), one can’t help but notice the oozing chemistry between the two, especially when they’re onscreen.
In one of the pilot episode’s highlights, we see Adrian and Mich meeting for the first time inside a crowded elevator where Mich was pushed back towards Adrian, she accidentally bumped into his crotch.
They perfectly matched with one another, and there’s a lot of tension going on between the two. This is very evident in another scene from the pilot as Mich tries to ask Adrian for another chance to present their pitch for his resort. One can feel the sizzling passion with those close-up shots of Adrian as gazes down at Mich, prompting him to have a change of heart and giving her another chance.
Then, there’s the beach scene in the second episode where Adrian accidentally appears before Mich naked after swimming in the sea.
What’s next for Adrian and Mich? Follow their passionate romance in Precious Hearts Romances Presents “Araw Gabi”, only on ABS-CBN’s Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide via The Filipino Channel.