Genre Romance, Drama, Comedy
First episode date 26 August 2013
Director Cathy Garcia-Molina
Number of seasons 2
Directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina
Final episode date 7 March 2014
Number of episodes 140
|Created by Henry King Quitain
Developed by Malou N. Santos Des Tanwangco
Written by Mark Duane Angos Jay Fernando Ceres Helga Barrios Marie Ann Dimaculangan-Fampulme
Starring Kathryn Bernardo Daniel Padilla
Cast Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Manilyn Reynes, Benjie Paras, Jon Lucas
Similar Princess and I, Be Careful With My Heart, Annaliza, Pangako Sa 'Yo, Honesto
Got to Believe is a 2013 Philippine romantic comedy television series directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina and starring Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The series was aired on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from August 26, 2013 to March 7, 2014, replacing Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. The series finale, dubbed as the Best Ending Ever, ranked #1 by Kantar Media nationwide TV rating.
- Got to believe the most romantic drama series
- Season 1
- Season 2
- Main cast
- Supporting cast
- Extended cast
- Guest cast
- Additional information
Got to believe the most romantic drama series
As young Chichay (Kathryn Bernardo) unexpectedly met young Joaquin (Daniel Padilla) in their family-owned amusement fair, she taught him to believe that magic exists. However, their friendship abruptly ended as Chichay's family moved to the province while Joaquin had an almost-fatal accident which prevented him from living a normal life. Ten years later, they have literally bumped into each other but never had any idea about their childhood past.
Despite of living a comfortable and wealthy life, teenage Joaquin feels he is different due to his brain injury. His overprotective mother, Juliana (Carmina Villaroel), unknowingly hired teenage Chichay as his nanny. The two that had started off having an unpleasant relationship with each other eventually became friends. As they found comfort in each other's company, they learned various lessons in life such as the true meaning of friendship, of standing by your family, and of accepting one’s self. While their feelings blossomed into love, things also got complicated and had put them to the test as they encountered numerous conflicts like their parents' past, their economic gap and the cause of Joaquin's accident when he was still a kid.
The second season begun with the episode aptly entitled "The New Chapter" which takes place two years after the events of the first season with both lead characters already living a different life respectively. New challenges and additional conflicts occurred on most of the characters while the major plot from the previous season unravels to the storyline. Extensively used to promote the show was the tagline -- "The heart remembers what the mind forgets."
Alex (Liza Soberano) was a major addition to the cast in a pivotal role. It also marks that the series was filmed and used Singapore on some of its episodes having Chichay and Joaquin on several tourist spots in the country.
Initially, Got to Believe was originally planned to be premiered back-to-back with Muling Buksan ang Puso on July 8, 2013, replacing Apoy sa Dagat and Missing You. But due to the request of Koreanovela fans, the series was later postponed because of That Winter, the Wind Blows. After the delayed airing, the series aired on August 26, 2013 replacing Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala.
This is a reunion project of 80's generation actresses Manilyn Reynes, Isabel Granada and Carmina Villaroel alongside teen idols Benjie Paras and Ian Veneracion.
The theme song, "Got to Believe in Magic", written by Charles Fox & Stephen Geyer, was originally sung by American singer David Pomeranz as a soundtrack for the 1982 film Zapped!. It was later included in his compilation album, Born for You: His Best and More that was released on July 19, 1999. The album was recorded in the Philippines and co-produced by Pomeranz with Filipino composer Lorrie Ilustre. The song was a popular hit within the country during the time of the album's release. It was also covered by Filipino band Side A and was used as a theme song for the 2002 Filipino romance film Got 2 Believe.
Another song which was a success, especially in the Philippines, was "Ikaw Na Na Na" sung by G2B Boys.
Due to the song's previous usage in the film, director Cathy Garcia-Molina clarified that the television drama is completely different. The rendition featured within the show is sung by Filipina singer Juris.
Due to the series' high popularity, it gained a fan base called G2B Army. The series also started releasing different Got to Believe merchandises like covers for tablets, hoodies, and shirts thru B.U.M. Equipment.