Home Sweet Home (2013 TV series)

Home Sweet Home is a 2013 Philippine television drama fantasy series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Gil Tejada Jr., it stars Raymart Santiago, Roxanne Guinoo, Jake Vargas, Bea Binene and Jillian Ward. It premiered on April 22, 2013 on the network’s Telebabad line up. The series on July 19, 2013 with a total of 64 episodes. It was replaced by Binoy Henyo in its timeslot.

Home Sweet Home
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Title card
Developed byRJ Nuevas
Written by
  • Jules Dan Katanyag
  • Lobert Villela
  • Ma. Cristina Velasco
Directed byGil Tejada Jr.
Creative director(s)Jun Lana
Opening theme"Home Sweet Home" by Jake Vargas, Bea Binene and Jillian Ward
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes64
Executive producer(s)Joy Lumboy-Pili
Production location(s)Bulacan, Philippines
CinematographyLito Mempin
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30-45 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseApril 22 (2013-04-22) –
July 19, 2013 (2013-07-19)


The series revolves around the Caharian family and their magical adventures and misadventures as they explore and unravel the mysteries behind an old and abandoned house. In the story, whoever enters the old house will be trapped inside and a fake version (a doppelganger with opposite personality of the real one) will come out.[1]

Cast and charactersEdit

Roxanne Guinoo portrays Dulce Caharian.
Bea Binene portrays Lucy Buena.
Gladys Reyes portrays Agoncilla Caharian.
Shermaine Santiago portrays Dessa Buena.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast

Production and developmentEdit

The series was conceptualized and developed by RJ Nuevas in early March 2013. The show's working title was "Bahay na Bato" (literally means House of Stone) before being changed to Home Sweet Home.[14] The show's key target demographic were children (6-12 year old age) and preteens to adolescents (13-19 year old age), and aimed to entertain in a positive manner, at the same time inculcating traditional Filipino values and practices, such as importance of honesty, respect for parental authority, importance of a strong family and sportsmanship.

The series is executive produced by Joy Lumboy-Pili and directed by Gil Tejada, Jr. Although predominantly a family drama, the program does have some fantasy-adventure, comedic and thriller overtones. The story revolves mainly around the Caharian family, and their adventures and misadventures inside an old enchanted house—the most significant aspect of the series, both the main setting and the focus of the story's themes. Every door in that house leads to a new world (reminiscent of The Chronicles of Narnia). There, they will meet some lovable mythical creatures, as well as ferocious fiends, that will either help them or keep them from getting back into the real world. The show also highlights several characters [such as relatives, friends, neighbors of the core family] and their personal and background stories.[15]

The cast came first before the concept of the show. The first actor to be cast was Raymart Santiago who played Reden Caharian.[16] In an interview, Santiago—who has previously starred in the network's family-friendly programs Bantatay and Futbolilits—revealed that he also contributed some creative input to make series even better. He also asked his children to help him decide on the kind of role he would take in the [new] show.[17] Roxanne Guinoo was chosen to play Dulce Caharian. She said she easily accepted the role because, first, it's a mother role and "I want to explore the idea of having grown up kids. And it's very light. My kids will also get to see the show."[18]



According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Home Sweet Home earned a 10.5% rating.[19] While the final episode scored a 15.3% rating.[20]

Critical responseEdit

Aside from ratings, the series, as well as its actors were praised by both critical and mainstream critics. Mario E. Bautista of Malaya praised Raymart Santiago's acting performance, stated that "Raymart has become a very good actor as shown in his dual roles in Home Sweet Home. He plays two different characters as the real Reden (imprisoned in the haunted house battling dragons) and the fake Reden (who can be mean to people around him but pretends to be harmless in front of wife Roxanne Guinoo). We think he deserves to be nominated as best actor in the coming TV awards for his performance in this show."[21]


Accolades received by Home Sweet Home
Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2013 27th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Child Performer Jillian Ward Nominated [22]


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  2. ^ http://www.pep.ph/guide/tv/11776/raymart-santiago-on-his-married-life-ldquomay-mga-pagsubok-pa-rinrdquo
  3. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/38295/roxanne-guinoo-returns-to-the-limelight-agrees-to-play-mother-role-in-first-soap-as-kapuso
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  5. ^ http://www.mb.com.ph/article.php?aid=7705&sid=4&subid=26#.UW-UwqKqksc
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  11. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/38288/arthur-solinap-on-getting-a-lead-role-ldquosiyempre-deep-inside-gusto-kohelliprdquo
  12. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/38273/ken-chan-respects-jake-vargas-bea-binene-loveteam-stays-away-from-bea
  13. ^ http://www.pep.ph/news/38276/lorna-tolentino-confirms-breakup-of-son-renz-fernandez-with-maxene-magalona
  14. ^ http://www.philstar.com/psn-showbiz/2013/03/06/916231/sheena-tinigilan-na-ang-pagpaparinig-ng-tungkol-sa-kasinungalingan
  15. ^ http://www.tempo.com.ph/2013/04/home-sweet-home-on-gma/#.UXTHNKKqksc
  16. ^ http://www.pinoystop.com/news/celebrity/444/raymart-santiago-can-relate-to-role-in-home-sweet-home
  17. ^ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/entertainment/2013/04/18/raymart-santiago-top-bills-home-sweet-home-278202
  18. ^ http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/entertainment/2013/04/23/roxanne-guinoo-returns-tv-home-sweet-home-279041
  19. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (April 26, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (April 19 to 25): Minute to Win It gains strength; Home Sweet Home beats rival show on pilot episode". Retrieved January 25, 2018.
  20. ^ Tuazon, Nikko (July 24, 2013). "AGB Nielsen Mega Manila Household Ratings (July 15 to 21, 2013): GMA-7's Eat Bulaga and Mundo Mo'y Akin take over top spots for daytime and primetime block". Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  21. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 24, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  22. ^ "Full list of winners of the 27th Star Awards for Television". Retrieved April 28, 2020.

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