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5 Things We’re Hooked On In ‘Unbreak My Heart’

Keep your eyes glued to the primetime screen, ABS-CBN and GMA’s first ever collab drama is one you should not miss

A Kapamilya and a Kapuso primetime drama right before our very eyes is now airing and streaming? It’s a win for the viewers!

Unbreak My Heart is a trailblazer in major ways. It signals the first collaboration project between ABS-CBN and GMA bringing together an all-star cast from both companies. The highly-anticipated drama is a Dreamscape Production which stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Richard Yap, Joshua Garcia and Gabbi Garcia. The series is directed by Manny Palo and Dolly Dulu and supported by a talented cast which includes Eula Valdez, Laurice Guillen, Sunshine Cruz, Romnick Sarmenta, Nikki Valdez and more.

The story centers on Rose (Jodi) who embarks on a journey to look for her daughter, coming from a failed marriage with Matt (Richard). The mission brings her to Switzerland where she meets and falls for Renz (Joshua), a fellow struggling soul who longs for love and a safe space where he can also pour out all of his emotions about his dismal life. While on a mission, Rose encounters her ex-husband Matt, derailing her plans to be reunited with her daughter. She also carries a burden that threatens her plans to atone for her abandonment of her daughter.

Here are some of the notable elements we love from Unbreak My Heart:

The majestic views of Switzerland and Italy

We’ve all seen how beautiful Switzerland is from Crash Landing On You but our local drama Unbreak My Heart was also able to showcase the beauty of the Swiss landscape featuring sweeping and breathtaking views of the Alps. Likewise, Italy also lent its lovely scenery for the drama. These European countries served as the beautiful backdrop to the heart wrenching moments and struggling moments of the characters.

The awe-inducing acting skills of the cast

It’s no secret how Jodi and Joshua have reduced many viewers to tears on their past individual projects but couple their acting prowess with equally powerful co-stars like Eula and Laurice and you get jaw-dropping scenes that evoke emotions that will make you want to instantly hand out awards to them, especially during the confrontation scenes. Gabbi was a revelation too as she displayed true heartbreak when faced with excruciating rejection. We can’t wait for each cast member to have their moment to shine on screen.

Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap reunion

Once a favorite daytime TV couple, we’re afraid to break the news that we’re no longer in the Be Careful With My Heart era where everything is mostly sunshine and rainbows. In this drama, we see a bitter ex-couple who inspires rage and sorrow in each other instead of romance. Still, seeing Jodi and Richard reunite onscreen is comforting because even if they’re technically not together as a couple even in the first few episodes, they fit so well as parents and former lovers. It’s like we’re seeing a darker, serious version of Maya and Sir Chief in this drama.

Joshua Garcia and Gabbi Garcia chemistry

The Garcias have it—chemistry, that is. It’s so refreshing to see an ABS-CBN male lead with a GMA female star and the Joshua-Gabbi combination is not only refreshing but kilig-inducing as well. They look so good together. The twosome not only got to flex how well they look onscreen together, they also got to showcase their effortless and smooth flow of banter between them making you think if some of the lines they said were adlibbed. They also have an intimate scene that sets the screen on fire.

May-December love storyline, OFW struggles, and other plot developments

After watching the pilot week of Unbreak My Heart, it’s clear that this isn’t the light, rom-com drama anyone would expect. It is a tale of loss, tragedy, finding and losing love and hopefully finding it again. Some of the remarkable moments in the drama come from plot developments that bravely showed a May-December love line with a woman as the older lover, the painful struggles that OFWs have to endure and go through just so they can earn and send money back home, the unforgiving ex-husband sheltering a daughter from the mother who abandoned her and a mysterious shooting incident at the airport that connects the lead characters. What would be next for the characters of the show? Stay tuned.

Unbreak My Heart airs on GMA Telebabad, Pinoy Hits and I Heart Movies at 9:35pm from Mondays to Thursdays, 11:25pm on GTV and is also available on TFC and GMA Pinoy TV. You can also stream the drama on iWantTFC, Viu and

Lead photos from @iwanttfc

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