Why ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’ is worth watching


“Someone to Watch Over Me” is an inspirational television drama series that captured the hearts of many Filipinos since its premiere last September 5. The story is about the unconditional love Joanna Mercado has for his husband, TJ Chavez, who suffers from Early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

Eventually, as TJ’s condition becomes severe, he starts to forget his present and remembers only his past. This led him seeking his first love and ex-girlfriend, Irene Montenegro. Whenever he sees Irene, he forgets about his wife and son. Lovi Poe, Tom Rodriguez, and Max Collins give life to Joanna’s, TJ’s, and Irene’s characters respectively.

So what makes this teleserye worth watching? Well, there are lots of reasons why this is worth 45 minutes of our time.


The show airs every Monday-Friday night at GMA Network. Because of the unique storyline and exceptional portrayal by the Tom-Lovi tandem, there is no doubt the show receives generally positive feedbacks and higher ratings compared to its rival shows on other networks.

Lovi Poe amazes the viewers with the way she genuinely acts Joanna’s character. You can feel how much agony she went through when she discovered her husband suffering from the rare disease, how much she endured when TJ started having fall outs and losses his memories, and how much tears she cried when she found out he is unconsciously seeing Irene. Most of all, she made us feel through her acting that Joanna’s love for her husband and family is faithful and unconditional, willing to sacrifice everything without asking anything in return. Lovi once again proved us she is not just beauty and brains; she’s definitely an excellent actress.

On the other hand, Tom Rodriguez is also a superb actor, which he had already proven in the controversial teleserye “My Husband’s Lover.” His role as TJ simply shows how flexible he is as an actor. He performs very effectively that we all realize Alzheimer’s disease is not a joke and everybody should be aware of it whether they are young or old. His portrayal should indeed be praised.


The Tom-Lovi loveteam is clearly a success. They have this natural chemistry between them that would make you think they are a real-life couple. Every scene seems a little less like act and more likely it’s real. With every intimate scene together, you can feel the extraordinary love Joanna and TJ have for each other despite what they’re going through.

Supporting cast members include Edu Manzano as TJ’s father, Jackie Lou Blanco as TJ’s stepmother, Isay Alvarez-Sena as Joanna’s mom, Ronnie Lazaro as Joanna’s dad, Boy2 Quizon as TJ’s best friend, etc. Every cast has significant parts on the show that makes it more and more exciting to watch.


“Someone to Watch Over Me” is one unpredictable show in a way that you’ll never know what will happen next, when will TJ remember his present, how are they going to cure him, or is he going to be healed ever? Probably the reason why many prefer to watch this heavy drama teleserye instead of the show with a lighter theme on the other network is because of that “breath of fresh air” feeling. No clichés, just drama. No fakes, just natural on-cam chemistry.

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I have been a big fan of Lovi Poe ever since she started her career in showbiz about ten years ago. From there, I saw her grow from a timid and shy morena teenager to a confident and extraordinary actress that she is today. More than her acting skills, I have huge respect for her amazing talents that in my opinion, makes her one of the top actresses of her generation.



Together with GMA’s big bosses and her manager Leo Dominguez, Lovi signed a three-year exclusive contract at GMA, the same network that gave her her first big acting break in the television show Bakekang. In fact, she has a primetime series that everybody is excited for!

Derek Ramsay and Lovi Poe on the set of The Escort
Derek Ramsay and Lovi Poe on the set of The Escort

With the equally talented Tom Rodriguez as her leading man and husband, Someone To Watch Over Me will be aired this September 5. Not only that, she is geared up in preparing another movie in the big screen! Paired with the stocky actor Derek Ramsay and the veteran actor Christopher de Leon, the movie “The Escort” will be under Regal Films.



With all her hard work and acting prowess, it is not surprising for award giving bodies to give a nod at her acting performance. Lovi has been the recipient of multiple awards and recognitions for this. Started with being the Breakthrough Artist of the Year at the SOP Music Awards, accolades were bestowed by prestigious acting institutions such as PMPC Star Awards for Television, Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival, FAMAS Awards, Golden Screen Awards, Luna Awards and FAPSA Awards.


Not only this lady can act well, Lovi is also a certified recording artist and has two albums, numerous singles and concerts under her belt. Her first album was with Sony BMG, “The Best of My Heart” released in 2006. Her second album, “Bloom” was released only 2 years after her first album. She is currently busy writing songs for her upcoming album.

She also had numerous hit singles that were also theme songs to teledramas in her home network, GMA. Recently, she released “Huwag Kang Mangako” as Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas Theme Song and “Even If” as the theme song for The Bride And The Lover.

This year, she had an extremely successful concert with fellow GMA artist Solenn Heussaff entitled “Fantaisie” at the Music Museum. Her first concert “Bloom” was also held in that same venue in 2008.



Lovi Poe for Bench Spring Collection 2016
Lovi Poe for Bench Spring Collection 2016


Admit it, you have seen her billboards along EDSA and you are but awed at her perfect body and her beautiful face. Lovi Poe came a long way from being an actress to a recording artists, she is now one of the country’s top endorser. From an international fast food chain, to jewelries, clothing lines, perfumes, salons, and beauty clinic, she endorsed and is endorsing it all. Why not though? With her killer abs and long beautiful legs, she is but perfect to grace the EDSA traffic in nothing but her underwear with the confidence that oozes from all her being. She is the impeccable endorser for a beauty clinic because of her natural golden colored skin and yes, that faultless body.

Lovi is a combination of skill, beauty and dedication to her craft. That is why it is not surprising at all for projects upon projects to come to her. With her talent and hard work, she slowly climbed her way to become GMA’s prime actress.

GMA Premier Drama Actress Lovi Poe returns to primetime in Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real


After the success of Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas, Kapuso premier drama actress Lovi Poe is back on GMA Primetime as she breathes life to the character of Shiela Salazar-Real in “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real”.

Compared to her previous TV roles, The award winning actress plays a totally different character in the new series as she is required to be adventurous and strong-willed but eventually her vulnerability as a woman who loved a man dearly will also be revealed.

“My character here as Shiela has a strong personality and is a bit boyish. Kasi in ‘Akin Pa Rin ang Bukas’, medyo weak yung character ko, naging strong na lang siya when she seeks her revenge. But in this one, strong siya in the beginning pero nung nalaman niya yun ginawa ng asawa niya… siyempre pag tayo naman mga babae kahit gaano pa tayo ka-strong but once we get our hearts broken, may time na tumitiklop tayo and that’s what’s going to happen,” said Lovi.

Playing the husband in the series is Kapuso primetime king Dingdong Dantes as Anthony Real as the man Shiela fell in love with and married. However, everything will change when she finds out that she is not the only Mrs. Real; that her husband is also married to Millet portrayed by the Diamond Star Ms. Maricel Soriano. This is the first time that Love will work with these two actors on television and she says this is what excites her the most.

Will Lovi’s character Shiela face and confront the other Mrs. Real? Will she stay strong and fight for her right? Or will she let go?

Find out when you watch “Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real” Weeknights on GMA. For sure, the show will be a ratings success, following Lovi’s track record in the ratings game, as proven in her previous shows “Akin Pa Rin Ang Bukas”, “Legacy” and “Yesterday’s Bride”. Indeed, the Primera Aktresa is on a roll.


If there is a young actor with a good track record of box office hits, most especially in the horror genre, It would be no other than  Lovi Poe. Who could ever forget last year’s Surprise Hit, “Aswang“? The Jerrold Tarrog film made a killing at the box-office when it was shown last Halloween. The film, along with Lovi’s performance, was also critically acclaimed. Lovi also made her film debut a few years ago in “Shake, Rattle & Roll Part 9” which was the 2nd top grosser in that particilar year’s Metro Manila Film Festival. Lovi also just recently s  completed Eric Matti’s “Tiktik: Aswang Chronicles“, opposite Dingdong Dantes, which is eagerly awaited by the fans of the horror genre. Hence, the tag “Princess of Horror Films“.

Lovi Poe is the Princess of Philippine Horror Movies

Just recently, Lovi completed a different kind of horror film.  Entitled “Guni Guni“, what attracted Lovi to the project was the uniqueness of the script. “When I was reading it, I was fascinated by the story of Mylene, the lead character. She was escaping from her past, but it always came to haunt her through hallucinations, until it became real”, says the young award winning actress. “Her character, as a student being haunted by her dead identical twin sister,  became a challenge to me. It’s not an ordinary, typical horror  movie about twins”, adds Lovi.