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Lovers in Paris (Philippine TV series)

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Drama, Romantic Comedy

Directed by
FM Reyes

First episode date
28 September 2009

Program creator

Created by

Theme music composer
Kitchie Nadal

Final episode date
11 December 2009

Number of episodes

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Based on
Lovers in Parisby Kim Eun-sook and Shin Woo-chul

Piolo PascualKC ConcepcionZanjoe Marudo

Only You, May Bukas Pa, My Girl, Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Nagsimula sa Puso

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Lovers in Paris is the Philippine remake of the 2004 hit Korean drama series Lovers in Paris.


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Lovers in Paris is a Korean drama that first aired in 2004 on SBS with actress Kim Jung-eun in the title role, Park Shin-yang as Carlo and Lee Dong-gun as Martin. The series had a total of 20 episodes.

Popularity in the Philippines

ABS-CBN aired the series, dubbed into Tagalog, on its international broadcast arm TFC in 2007, making it the first non-Philippine produced live action drama series to air on the channel. Beginning February 11, 2008, ABS-CBN included the series on its online video on demand service, making it the first non-Philippine produced series to be made available through the service. It became successful and even on its sister international network The Filipino Channel. Lovers In Paris aired on Sundays as a rerun due to its popularity.

2009 Philippine remake

Considered to be the first primetime teleserye of KC Concepcion, who plays the role of Vivian, a young woman dreams of becoming a film director in Paris. It also showcases her first team-up with the Philippine heartthrob Piolo Pascual who plays Carlo. Other stars include Zanjoe Marudo as Martin, who is the other man in Vivian's life; veteran actors Christopher de Leon, Mark Gil and Assunta de Rossi.


Lovers in Paris follows the story of three people who will discover the complexities of love. For Carlo, love is but a responsibility. For Vivian, love is the greatest thing to give and to receive. For Martin, love is self-gratification. Despite their different views, these three will learn go through a life-changing experience when their paths cross in Paris.

After her father dies, Vivian attempts to fulfill her father’s greatest dream and she attends film school in Paris. To keep up with her expenses, and financially help her family in the Philippines, she also takes part-time jobs. In her hotel job, she unexpectedly gets locked up inside the function room. The following morning, Carlo accidentally finds her sleeping under the table, thus causing her immediate dismissal. To make matters worse, she learns that her landlady locked up her room due to her inability to pay the rent. Vivian gets a new job after accidentally bumping into a Filipino in Paris who is looking for a maid for his boss; and upon learning this, Vivian immediately volunteers to take the job. To keep her new source of income, Vivian tries to be as creative as possible to impress her still-unidentified boss; but unfortunately, instead of gaining her superior’s confidence, she ends up getting on his nerves, thus causing her immediate dismissal. The action continues in France, and then moves back to the Philippines.

Main cast

  • Piolo Pascual as Carlo Aranaz - is an uptight businessman who hires Vivian to pose as his fiancee.
  • KC Concepcion as Vivian Vizcarra - is a student in Paris who works as a maid for Carlo.
  • Zanjoe Marudo as Martin Aranaz Barrameda - is a drummer in a bar band and is Carlo’s nephew.
  • Supporting cast

  • Christopher de Leon as Chairman George Aranaz - is Carlo's father and a strict business tycoon.
  • Maricar Reyes as Karen Roxas - is the rich ex-wife of Carlo who still loves him.
  • Assunta De Rossi as Eunice Gatus - is a former classmate of Vivian in an arranged engagement to Carlo made by his father and her parents while he was still in Paris.
  • Mark Gil as John Palma - works as an accountant in the company of Chairman Aranaz.
  • Rachel Anne Wolfe as Louise Aranaz Barrameda - is the elder sister of Carlo and Martin’s mother who keeps a dark secret.
  • K Brosas as Michelle - is the loud best friend of Vivian.
  • Hyubs Azarcon as Joon - is the loyal assistant of Carlo.
  • Ching Arellano as Popoy - is the uncle and guardian of Vivian.
  • Aaron Junatas as Keon - is the cousin of Vivian.
  • Maria Isabel Lopez as Julia Francisco-Gatus - mother of Eunice.
  • Matthew Aquino as Alex Gatus - father of Eunice who is also a congressman.
  • Extended cast

  • Savannah Lamsen as Innah Fernandez
  • Dionne Monsanto as Jennifer "Jenny"
  • Daisy Cariño as Carla
  • Manuel Chua as Albert Samaniego
  • Zaira dela Peña as Carlene
  • Guest cast

  • Soliman Cruz as MacArthur "Mac" Vizcarra
  • Jacob Dionisio as Young Carlo
  • Sophia Baars as Young Vivian
  • Melissa Mendez as Rowena Vizcarra
  • Alwyn Uytingco as Dennis, Louise's boyfriend
  • Jubail Andres as Bartender in Philippines
  • Digna Roosevelt as Bridge
  • Kevin Viard as hotel owner
  • Marvin Raymundo as Bartender
  • John Tagle as Mr. Loxen
  • Daniel Revilla as Renzo Barrameda
  • Jairus Aquino as Young Martin
  • Jc Lourry Navarro as friend of Young Carlo
  • Soundtrack

    The theme song of the show is "Wag na Wag Mong Sasabihin" (lit. "Never ever say") which is the same song used in the Tagalog-dubbed original version of Lovers in Paris. In the original, Kitchie Nadal sang the song, however in this remake, the show's soundtrack has two versions, the female version is sung by lead actress, KC Concepcion (used in commercials) and the other is a duet by KC with Piolo Pascual, used in the show.

    Encore marathon

    Due to public demand, as many people have not been able to watch most episodes of the first week of the show during the Typhoon Ondoy, ABS-CBN showed the whole pilot week marathon replay of the new primetime show last October 3, 2009.

    Executive Producer: Lindsay Anne Dizon
    Associate Producer: Aimee Sumalde
    Production Assistants: Emerald Silvestre, Ruchel Covacha


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