A MESMERIZING STORY:
The entertainment industry is marked by the introduction of soap operas, along lasting 50 plus episode storyline that makes one feel as if the whole story is the story of their life. Replacing the sensual tv drama Pinoy Teleserye “Langit Lupa” in the noon time block, Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin is slow yet steadily touching the heart of its viewers. The story revolves around two childhood best friends who shared and endured all types of emotional imbalances in childhood together but for some divine reason, they are separated as their families move to distant locations. Time the subtle enemy of youth flays by and the two childhood friends played by Gerald Anderson as Gabriel Villoria / Gabriel Dela Vega, Kim Chiu as Bianca Agbayani meet each other once again at the triathlon arena where Bianca has become a athlete coached by Carlos and Gabriel is juggling his career and studies like an average teenager.
Their union point in the time line of two characters brings back funny yet sentimental memories of the childhood. But Bianca’s father wrecks havoc in their union and their declaration of love for each other is somewhat delayed till later. The whole playing ground becomes a dangerous war zone with Bianca and Gabriel chasing their dreams and keeping the silent secret of their love in their heart.
The ratings of this Pinoy TV Show was all time high on its pilot episode ranging from 10- 17% on Pinoy Channel. Directed by Dan Villegas and Onat Diaz, apart from the story line and powerful acting, the soundtrack particularly Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin OST “How Did You Know” Music Video by Daryl Ong is raising a lot of heads and becoming a iphone tunes to many in Manila while a Tagalog version of the song entitled “Paano Mo Nalaman” is covered by Maris Racal. Some people term the soap opera as a KIM-Gerald reunion project as the two beautiful actors, also former couple, acted together in their last project 24/7 in love, in the year 2012, highlighting one more reason for its soaring fame.