It’s only been a week since Indio premiered on GMA-7, but the network has one more ace up its sleeve before January ends with Forever.
I’ve always been intrigued with the premise of Forever. Love, time, all the pain that comes with it–and all the happiness… But before I go on, here’s the press release by the GMA Network about the show:
GMA Network rings in the New Year with the launch of its first afternoon prime drama for 2013 – FOREVER, which features riveting performances from some of the biggest Kapuso stars today. It will air beginning January 21 before 24 Oras.
Forever promises to steal the viewers’ hearts as it follows a captivating storyline that explores the enduring power of love between two individuals who will let fate determine if they are meant to be together despite time, distance, and the obstacles that conspire to keep them apart.
This original offering features the dramatic talents of prime Kapuso leading man Geoff Eigenmann as Ramon/Patrick, multi-award winning actress Heart Evangelista as Adora and the original Queen of Philippine Movies Ms Gloria Romero as Adora.
Forever begins with the story of Adora, the sole heir to a wealthy sugar plantation in the 1950s. Despite her social status, Adora falls in love with the poor and passionate Ramon, a farmer who works in their farm. Her domineering father Don Jamie strongly disapproves of Adora’s relationship with Ramon but the young lovers pledge to stay together regardless of Don Jamie’s objection. This forbidden romance eventually leads to Ramon’s death who vows to return to be with his one true love Adora.
Adora is devastated with Ramon’s passing and she realizes her life is now empty and meaningless without him. But she gets a second chance to be reunited with Ramon after an old woman gives her an antique pocket watch that could bring back her youth.
Fast forward to the present time where Adora will be reunited anew with Ramon but this time in the persona of Patrick, a painter who will form an unusual romantic connection with Adora. Will the promise of Adora and Ramon to rekindle their romance transcends time no matter where or when their paths cross? Can the ill-fated lovers fulfill their destiny to once and for all be together even in the next lifetime? Can anything or anyone still come between the two lovers?
Adding star power to this classic tale of undying love are Isabel Oli as Monique, Saab Magalona as Leila, Gian Magdangal as Rico, and Candy Pangilinan as Susie.
The special guests of Forever include Marc Abaya as Federico and Ronnie Henares as Don Jaime.
Forever, which is created by the GMA Entertainment TV Group, is another first in the television industry for its refreshing concept and production value.
Directed by acclaimed actor and TV director Ricky Davao, Forever is supervised by Lilybeth G. Rasonable as Over-all in charge of Production, Redgie Acuña Magno as Supervising Producer, Hazel F. Abonita as Program Manager, and Executive Producer Kaye Cadsawan.
The creative team is headed by Creative Director and concept creator of Forever Jun Lana. It is composed of Roy Iglesias, Creative Consultant Des Garbes – Severino, Headwriter Kit Villanueva-Langit, writers Ma. Christina Samson-Velasco and Geng Delgado, and Brainstormers Reynaldo Leoncito, Jessie Villabrille, and Luningning Ribay.
The theme song, Together Forever, is interpreted by the King of Soul, Janno Gibbs.
I’ve always been intrigued with the concept of love–especially one that’s so epic and big that you would do anything for it. Like fall in love with the same person, who is already in another lifetime–while you’re still in your previous one. There are so many avenues of storytelling to go to. It’s all so very exciting.
Forever airs weekdays, starting tomorrow (January 21), every afternoon before the news program 24 Oras.