CELEBRITY WORLD PH
By Crispina M. Belen
‘The Write One’ captivates viewers on pilot week with unique storyline
Viewers could not help but fall in love with “The Write One” as it made its debut airing on primetime last March 20, beating its rival TV show and earning praises from the audience for its unique storyline and note-worthy acting of its cast.
The first-ever collaboration of GMA Network and Viu, featuring real-life couple and Sparkle artists Ruru Madrid and Bianca Umali, made a strong pilot week, winning against competition every night.
Based on Nielsen’s TV audience measurement overnight data covering March 20 to 23, the pilot week of “The Write One” registered a combined (GMA/GTV/I Heart Movies) average people rating of 6.6 percent with estimated 3 million viewers in Urban Phils. Its rival “Dirty Linen” only logged a combined (TV5/A2Z/Kapamilya Channel/Jeepney TV) people rating of 4.0 percent or around 2 million viewers.
“The Write One” drew positive feedback both from RuCa’s fans and the rest of the viewers. Online, its official hashtag #TheWriteOneWorldPremiere also made it to the top trending topics of Twitter Philippines on its first night.
Ruru and Bianca both voiced their gratitude for the viewers’ support.
“Maraming salamat po sa lahat ng tumutok sa #TheWriteOneWorldPremiere Mahal namin kayo!,” Ruru tweeted.
Bianca likewise thanked the viewers for catching the pilot episode. “Maraming salamat po sa mainit na pagtanggap sa amin. Para po sa inyo ito mahal namin kayo.”
Viewers took it online to express their admiration for the latest Kapuso Telebabad series.
“The direction of the story is promising. The cinematography is praiseworthy. Ang linis ng audio dubbing ni @Rurumadrid8, hindi kulang, hindi rin sobra. Congrats, @GMA_PA!,” said Twitter use @EmpressKxxx.
“Ang ganda ng ‘The Write One.’ Isa na namang gma drama na aabangan,” shared @heekaroo_.
Another netizen pointed out the great acting skills of Ruru and Bianca.
“Unique concept again from GMA. Ang ganda ng pilot! @Ruruadrid8 and Bianca Umali are really great actors. Woh!!! Can’t wait for new episodes #TheWriteOneWorldPremiere,” tweeted @engr_gum
“Grabe naman yung mga mata palang tagos na,” commented @CercadoMich.
Netizen @trisyan_ noted a scene from the episode which showed a new side of Ruru. “The whole scene was really cute. The script, the frame, the music and the colors which sets the tone. And iba si Ruru dito from what I expected him to be. And I haven’t seen him in a lot of films. Hahaha!”
“Hoyy teka lang naman, mtutulog na ako e. Pero nag-start na huyy. Angas ng dubbing! Kyut nitong dlawa on screen susko. Unang tambalan nla to sa Drama pero hay nakooo panuorin nyo na lang hahahaha. #TheWriteOne” posted @_MarellaMago
Aside from the story, @iFaithHope2017 also fell in love with the series’ OST. “Ang ganda ng OST ng The Write One.”
The first episode saw Liam (Ruru) narrating how he and Joyce (Bianca) first crossed paths back when they were in college, with Liam being attracted to the unsuspecting Joyce. Back then, Liam missed his opportunity to let Joyce know of his feelings.
Years pass by, and in a serendipitous encounter, they meet again.
Liam now works at his father’s construction company but dreams of being a writer. Joyce, on the other hand, is dabbling in modeling and acting. Liam finally reveals his feelings for Joyce. Eventually, they marry each other. But their story is just beginning. As they juggle family life and their respective careers, they soon discover that there is more to “happily ever after.”
Their son’s accident would lead Liam to regret his decisions in life. With the help of his late mother’s old typewriter, Liam magically rewrites his and Joyce’s lives. He finds himself in an alternate world – one without Joyce and Dex. A stark contrast to his previous life, Liam now lives in a mansion with his mom very much alive. He also holds a high position in his father’s firm and seems committed to a different girl named Via (Mikee Quintos). Bewildered, Liam tries to make sense of this new life and sets out to find Joyce and Dex in the new timeline.
Joining Ruru and Bianca in the series are fellow Sparkle stars Mikee Quintos and Paul Salas. “The Write One” also stars veteran actors Lotlot De Leon, Ramon Christopher, Mon Confiado, Alma Concepcion, Art Acuna, Kokoy De Santos, Royce Cabrera, Kaloy Tingcungco, Analyn Barro, Yvette Sanchez, and Euwenn Mikaell Aleta.
Don’t miss “The Write One,” Mondays to Thursdays, 9:359m on GMA Telebabad, with simulcast airing on Pinoy Hits and I Heart Movies, and at 11:25pm on GTV. Viewers abroad can also catch the program via GMA Pinoy TV. Catch the advance episodes of “The Write One” on Viu Philippines from Saturdays to Tuesdays.
The Viu app is available on App Store, Google Play, and select Smart TVs, as well as on the web at www.viu.com.