Dream Dad is a 2014 Philippine comedy-drama television series directed by Jeffrey R. Jeturian, starring Jana Agoncillo and Zanjoe Marudo. 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.
|Created by||Mel Mendoza-Del Rosario|
|Opening theme||"I Never Leave You Alone" by Karla Cruz|
|Composer||Vincent de Jesus|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||103|
|Producer||Ellen Nicolas Criste|
|Running time||30–36 minutes|
|Production company||GMO Entertainment Unit|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||November 24, 2014 –|
April 17, 2015
|Related shows||Magandang Buhay (inspired by the series tagline)|
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
- Zanjoe Marudo as President Sebastian "Baste" V. Javier
- Jana Agoncillo as Sandara Dara S. Javier
- Beauty Gonzalez as Alexandra "Alex" Sta. Maria-Javier
- Maxene Magalona as April Mae Pamintuan
- Gloria Diaz as Nenita Viray-Javier
- Ariel Ureta as Eliseo Javier
- Ketchup Eusebio as Michael Castro
- Katya Santos as Precious San Juan-Castro
- Yen Santos as Maribeth "Bebeth" Morales
- Matt Evans as Paul Monteliano
- Ces Quesada as Carmen Castro
- Dante Ponce as Julio Pamintuan
- Atoy Co as Miguel Castro
- Jonicka Cyleen Movido as Rain
- John Steven de Guzman as Tikboy
- Viveika Ravanes as Corina "Coring" Isidro
- Ces Aldaba as Mang David
- Ana Feleo as Aleli Panganiban
- Rez Cortez as Enrique Sta. Maria
- Bryan Termulo as Kenneth Sta. Maria
- Teejay Marquez as Jake Sta. Maria
- Paulo Angeles as Manuel Castro
- Joma Labayen as Amado
- Guji Lorenzana as Francis
- Pamu Pamorada as Lilet
- Neri Naig as Angel San Jose
- Raikko Mateo as young Sebastian "Baste" Javier
- Carlo Aquino as young Eliseo Javier
- Anna Luna as young Nenita Viray-Javier
- Sue Ramirez as young Carmen Castro
- Paul Jake Castillo as young Miguel Castro
- Kiray Celis as Gracia Anna (TV character)
- Michelle Vito as Señorita Glenda (TV character)
- Christopher Roxas
- Via Veloso
- Jacob Benedicto as Jaymart
- Arlene Muhlach as Stella
- Mikee Villanueva as Javier family's attorney
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.
|PILOT EPISODE||FINALE EPISODE||PEAK||AVERAGE||SOURCE|
2015 11th USTV Awards: Year's choice of drama program
- "WATCH: Heartwarming 'Dream Dad' trailer". ABS-CBN News. November 15, 2014.
- DREAM DAD Full Trailer. November 14, 2014.
- “Dream Dad” charms TV viewers, tops nationwide ratings
- NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): December 2-4, 2014
- NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): March 6-12, 2015