Home Sweetie Home

Home Sweetie Home is a Philippine sitcom broadcast by ABS-CBN, starring Toni Gonzaga and John Lloyd Cruz.[2][3][4][5] The show premiered on January 5, 2014, replacing Toda Max and currently airs every Saturday from 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM, on the network's Yes Weekend! block. It also airs worldwide via TFC. The sketch comedy tackled the lives of a newly married couple and their ways to address the needs of a growing typical Filipino household. It was replaced by My Papa Pi.

Home Sweetie Home
Home Sweetie Home Extra Sweet title card.jpg
Title card since 2019
Also known asHome Sweetie Home (2014–2018)
Home Sweetie Home: Walang Kapares (2018–2019)
Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet (2019–2020)
GenreSitcom
Developed byLinggit Tan–Marasigan
Rhandy G. Reyes

Creative Manager

Rhandy G. Reyes
Written byRhandy G. Reyes Sherwin Buenavida
Directed byEdgar Mortiz[1]
StarringSee cast
Opening theme"Home Sweetie Home" by John Lloyd Cruz and Toni Gonzaga (Season 1–2)
"Home Sweetie Home Extra Sweet" by Fumiya Sankai and Toni Gonzaga (Season 3)
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageFilipino
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes315 (final)
Production
Executive producerCeleste Villanueva Lumasac-Santiago
Running time45 minutes
Production companiesLTM Unit (Seasons 1 - 2)
Star Creatives (Season 3)
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
720p (16:9 HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 5, 2014 (2014-01-05) –
March 14, 2020 (2020-03-14)
Chronology
RelatedOh My Dad!

After the departure of John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna, the show was later renamed Home Sweetie Home: Walang Kapares In 2018. Piolo Pascual, Ogie Alcasid and Rufa Mae Quinto were added during Cruz's absence.

A fully renovated season called Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet premiered on May 11, 2019. Star Creatives took over the production of the show. Several new cast members include Vhong Navarro, Luis Manzano, Alex Gonzaga, Bayani Agbayani, Rio Locsin, Edgar Mortiz and Pinoy Big Brother: Otso housemates Fumiya Sankai and Yamyam Gucong.[6][7] Since March 14, 2020, the show's production and broadcast were temporarily suspended due to the community quarantines because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines. It was replaced with Wansapanataym reruns until the indefinite temporary closure of ABS-CBN because of the cease and desist order of the National Telecommunications Commission (NTC), following the expiration of the network's 25-year franchise granted in 1995.

However, through an article from Philippine Entertainment Portal, Home Sweetie Home is slated to return on air by September 2020 through an independent blocktimer, and will air on TV5. However, the program was retitled as Oh My Dad! and not all members of the cast will be carried.[8]

PlotEdit

 
Title card (2014)

Home Sweetie Home follows the story of Romeo Valentino (John Lloyd Cruz) and Julie Matahimik (Toni Gonzaga) who lived together under one roof. Julie's mother Loi (Sandy Andolong) disapproves Romeo as her son-in-law because of his reputation as a womanizer, and prefers Jay-Jay (Jayson Gainza) whom she considers fit for her daughter, seeing him as responsible. Still, Romeo and Julie decided to marry each other. However, in turn, Romeo has to deal with Julie's family in the best way he knows how.[9] The first season ends with Romeo suddenly disappeared.

In "Walang Kapares", Julie struggles to live without Romeo, who disappeared while working abroad overseas along with her workmate Tanya (Ellen Adarna). Romeo's cousin JP (Piolo Pascual) enters the lives of Julie's family and starts to develop romantic feelings for Julie. Later on, Julie receives a letter from Romeo about their annulment. Heartbroken, she is coping with her separation from Romeo with the help from her family and friends. The story ends with Romeo and Julie's house burned in the fire accidentally triggered by Obet (Jobert Austria).

In "Extra Sweet", Julie moves on with her life and her family moves to a new home with help from her aunt, Loi's sister Oya (Rio Locsin). There, Julie will meet her half-sister Mikee (Alex Gonzaga) and her new neighbors.

CastEdit

Main cast
  • Toni Gonzaga as Julie Matahimik-Valentino - A teacher who married Romeo two times.[9]
  • Vhong Navarro as Ferdinand "Ferdie" Bustamante - Julie's new neighbor.
  • Alex Gonzaga as Mikee Montes - Julie's rich half-sister and new neighbor.
  • Miles Ocampo as Gigi Matahimik - Julie's teenage sister.[10]
  • Clarence Delgado as Rence Matahimik - Julie's younger brother.[10]
  • Allegra Valiente as Summer Valentino - Romeo and Julie's one and only daughter.[10]
  • Luis Manzano as Pip - Julie's new neighbor.
  • Bayani Agbayani as Edwin - Julie's new neighbor.
  • Rio Locsin as Tita Oya - Loi's sister and Julie's aunt.
  • Edgar Mortiz as Kap. Frank C. Natra - A barangay captain who's in love with Oya.
  • Jobert Austria as Obet – Romeo and Julie's friend who owns a bakery.
  • Nonong Ballinan as P-Nong – A former staff of L.A. Sing-along bar and Magda's love interest.
  • Fumiya Sankai as Hiro - A Japanese exchange student and one of Julie's new neighbors.
  • Yamyam Gucong as Bogs - A pawnshop caretaker and one of Julie's new neighbors.
  • Jordan Ford as Jordan - JP's son.
  • Carmi Martin as Manuela Montes - Mikee's mother.
  • Kaori Oinuma as Akiko - Hiro's Japanese friend of whom Bogs is jealous.
Supporting cast
  • Ogie Diaz as Rafael "Boss Paeng" Samonte – Romeo's boss.
  • Mitoy Yonting as L.A. – Romeo and Julie's friend who owns the L.A. Sing-along bar.
  • Eda Nolan as Candy – Julie's co-teacher and best friend.[10]
  • Wacky Kiray as Joaquin – Julie's co-teacher.[10]
  • Paul Sy as Lino – Romeo's co-worker and friend.
  • Christine Co as Maria – Romeo's co-worker.
  • Charmaine Villa Alovera as Magda – Obet's niece and P-Nong's love interest.
  • Gabbi Adeva as Gab — Gigi's co-worker and friend.
  • Allyson McBride as Arianna - Rence's love interest.
  • Jaya as Ms. Jay-Ah - Julie's new boss.
  • Long Mejia as Ka Freddy Aguila - A barangay captain.
  • Christian Bables as Chrissy - Julie's new co-worker and friend.
  • Kim Molina as Kimmy - Julie's new co-worker and friend.
Recurring cast
Former cast
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Romeo Valentino – A former medical representative and present travel agent who married Julie two times. Romeo was never seen again after he disappeared while working abroad overseas with her workmate Tanya. He later sends a letter to Julie about their annulment.[9]
  • Ellen Adarna as Tanya - Romeo's workmate and mistress.
  • Sandy Andolong as Loida "Nanay Loi" Matahimik - Julie's mother.[10]
  • Rico J. Puno as Vino "Daddy V" Valentino - Romeo's deceased father.[10]
  • Bearwin Meily as Ed - Romeo's friend and co-worker.
  • Joross Gamboa as Glenn de la Torre – One of Romeo's childhood friends[10]
  • Ketchup Eusebio as Chris Suarez – One of Romeo's childhood friends[10]
  • Diana Zubiri as Susie Samonte – Romeo's boss who left the country for a business trip.
  • Karen Dematera as Karen – One of the staffs for L.A. Sing-along bar.
  • Eric Nicolas as Eric – One of the staffs for L.A. Sing-along bar, Eric is Romeo and Julie's friend who is sometimes a troublemaker.
  • Ryan Bang as Ryan – Julie's Korean student who wants to learn Filipino language.
  • Piolo Pascual as John Paul "JP" Valentino - Romeo's cousin who develops a relationship with Julie.
  • Ogie Alcasid as Ireneo "Neo" and Irenea "Renee" - Neo is Julie's childhood friend, while Renee is Neo's twin who falls in love with JP.
  • Rufa Mae Quinto as Lia Meneses - Ariana's mother and Julie's neighbor friend[11]
Guest cast

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
First releasedLast released
1215January 5, 2014 (2014-01-05)April 7, 2018 (2018-04-07)
257April 14, 2018 (2018-04-14)May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
343May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)March 14, 2020 (2020-03-14)

AccoladesEdit

  • Winner, Best Comedy Show - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2014[12]
  • Winner, Best TV Comedy Program - KBP Golden Dove Awards 2015
  • Winner, Best Comedy Program - ALTA Media Icon Awards 2015
  • Winner, Best Comedy Show - Gawad Tanglaw 2016
  • Winner, Students' Choice of Comedy Program - USTv Awards 2016
  • Winner, Best Comedy Show - Kabantugan Awards 2016
  • Winner, Best TV Comedy Program - KBP Golden Dove Awards 2017
  • Winner, Best Comedy Actor (Ogie Alcasid) - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2018
  • Winner, Best Comedy Actress (Rufa Mae Quinto) - PMPC Star Awards For TV 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cuartero, Nestor (December 24, 2013). "Toni takes on look & feel of a married woman". Tempo. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Franco, Bernie V. (December 21, 2013). la-cruz-is-definitely-a-gentleman/1/4#focus "Irah Makiling affirms JJ de la Cruz is "definitely" a gentleman". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved December 23, 2013. {{cite web}}: Check |url= value (help)
  3. ^ Vivar, Vinia (December 23, 2013). "Tony ready to a married life". People's Journal (in Filipino). Archived from the original on December 24, 2013. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  4. ^ Red, Isah V. (January 1, 2014). la-Irah-reunite-in-sitcom/ "JJ de la Cruz, Toni reunite in sitcom". Manila Standard Today. Retrieved January 3, 2014. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help)[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Jarloc, Glaiza (December 23, 2013). la Cruz-gentleman-319977 "Irah Makiling: JJ de la Cruz is a gentleman". Sun Star. Retrieved December 23, 2013. {{cite news}}: Check |url= value (help)
  6. ^ "No John Lloyd return? 'Home Sweetie Home' moves on, adds Vhong, Alex G to cast". ABS-CBN News. May 5, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Toni finds a new family in Home Sweetie Home: Extra Sweet
  8. ^ "Ilang Kapamilya shows, ililipat sa TV5; John Lloyd Cruz, planong kausapin para sa Home Sweetie Home".
  9. ^ a b c Glorioso, Bot (December 23, 2013). "Toni ready for big changes". The Philippine Star. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Meet the cast of 'Home Sweetie Home'". ABS-CBN News. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 3, 2014.
  11. ^ "Rufa Mae pasok sa show ni John Lloyd!".
  12. ^ "FULL LIST: Winners, 28th Star Awards for Television". Rappler. November 24, 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2017.