Dream Dad

Dream Dad is a 2014 Philippine comedy-drama television series directed by Jeffrey R. Jeturian, starring Jana Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo.[1][2] The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from November 24, 2014 to April 17, 2015, replacing Hawak Kamay.

Dream Dad
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Title card
Genre
Created byMel Mendoza-Del Rosario
Written by
  • Arlene Tamayo
  • Zoilo Barrel
  • Julius Villanueva
  • Cyrus Dan Cañares
  • June Anthony Amarillo
Directed by
Creative directors
  • Brian Hagens
  • Carson Brooks
Starring
Opening theme"I Never Leave You Alone" by Karla Cruz
ComposerVincent de Jesus
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of episodes103
Production
Executive producers
  • Grace Ann Bodegon-Casimsiman
  • Aimee Fabian Sumalde
ProducerEllen Nicolas Criste
Production locations
Editors
  • Dennis Salgado
  • Joy Buenaventura
Running time30–36 minutes
Production companyGMO Entertainment Unit
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseNovember 24, 2014 (2014-11-24) –
April 17, 2015 (2015-04-17)
Chronology
Related showsMagandang Buhay (inspired by the series tagline)
External links
Website

PlotEdit

The story centers on Sebastian "Baste" Javier (Zanjoe Marudo), a kind-hearted veterinarian from Batangas, who chose to succeed his father Eliseo (Ariel Ureta) as the president of ENS Dairy Corporation, in order to preserve his parents' strained relationship.

With the help of his trusted friend, Michael (Ketchup Eusebio), and his devoted executive assistant, Alex (Beauty Gonzalez), Baste transforms himself from a boardroom neophyte into a learned businessman. But it was a decision that came with a painful cost - Angel (Neri Naig), his one great love.

Left with a broken heart, Baste meets Baby (Jana Cassandra Agoncillo) - a wide-eyed orphan girl who believes that he is her long-lost father. The two are forced to work together when Baby suddenly bags the much coveted role of becoming the new face of Wink Milk, the flagship product of Baste's company.

As they spend more time with each other, Baby begins to see through Baste's pain and, in him, the father she longed for all her life. Even with the knowledge that Baste is indeed not her biological father, Baby chooses to help him piece his heart back together. And in the process, Baste learns to trust and gambles on love once again. Eventually, Baste and his assistant Alex fell in love with each other and even planned for a wedding.

Consequently, the two bond in an unlikely love story between a bachelor relearning to love the simple joys in life and a young kid whose spirit does not know how to stop loving. In the series, Baste was able to get custody as an adoptive parent of Baby. This happened despite the presence of Baby's biological mother, Bebeth (Yen Santos).

In the end, Baste realizes that behind every great man, and every great father – may it be by blood, or otherwise – is a family that never fails to support him despite all his shortcomings.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

  • Zanjoe Marudo as President Sebastian "Baste" V. Javier
  • Jana Agoncillo as Sandara Dara S. Javier
  • Beauty Gonzalez as Alexandra "Alex" Sta. Maria-Javier

Supporting castEdit

Guest castEdit

ProductionEdit

The initial premiere of Dream Dad was originally On November 17, 2014 at 5:45pm, replacing Pure Love. However, due to its popularity, last minute decision and unexpectedly selection of Bagito — the known network's teen drama series — as a later's replacement, the air date was later moved to November 24, 2014 at 7:45pm, replacing Hawak Kamay.

TriviaEdit

ReceptionEdit

KANTAR MEDIA NATIONAL TV RATINGS
(5:45PM and 7:45PM PST)
PILOT EPISODE FINALE EPISODE PEAK AVERAGE SOURCE
29.0%
32.9%
34.9%
20.3%
[3][4][5]

AwardsEdit

2015 11th USTV Awards: Year's choice of drama program

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "WATCH: Heartwarming 'Dream Dad' trailer". ABS-CBN News. November 15, 2014.
  2. ^ DREAM DAD Full Trailer. November 14, 2014.
  3. ^ “Dream Dad” charms TV viewers, tops nationwide ratings
  4. ^ NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): December 2-4, 2014
  5. ^ NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): March 6-12, 2015

External linksEdit