Premiering on December 7, Monday, And I Love You So is another drama series that will center on the struggles of family life.
It will star young stars Miles Ocampo and Julia Barretto whose characters start off as enemies who will later learn that they are paternal half-sisters, aggravating of their existing rivalry.
However, this concept of sibling rivalry is not a first of its kind. In fact, ABS-CBN has produced top-rating teleseryes centering on familial affairs, particularly about siblings. Here are some of them:
1. Tayong Dalawa
Launched in 2009, Tayong Dalawa told the story of childhood friends JR (played by Gerald Anderson) and Dave (played by Jake Cuenca). Although their families tried to keep them apart, the two remained friends and even entered a military academy together where their unspoken competition only worsened.
The two later found out that they are actually fraternal twins but they are now both in love with the same girl, Audrey (played by Kim Chiu) who died later on. In the end, the brothers decided to team up against their enemies.
This 2010 teleserye revolved around the story of siblings whom tragedy separated at an early age. Played respectively by Gretchen Barretto and Bea Alonzo, Anna and Angela will grow up apart, only to become each other’s competitor in the fashion industry, not knowing they are long-lost sisters.
Angel Aquino played the role of Vera, their father’s mistress and another big name in the fashion industry.
3. Ina, Kapatid, Anak
A story of best friends who turned out to be twin sisters, Kim Chiu and Maja Salvador played the roles of Celyn and Margaux.
Celyn and Margaux used to be the best of friends but after an incident wherein Margaux was convinced that Celyn betrayed her, she started to see her former best friend a rival.
Things between them worsen after they learned that they are actually twins. Nonetheless, they teamed up after their parents’ lives were put to danger.
4. Bridges of Love
The 2015 teleserye Bridges of Love mainly revolved around the lives of brothers, Gael (played by Jericho Rosales) and Carlos (played by Paulo Avelino) who were separated and grew up having ill feelings towards the other.
Not knowing that they are brothers, they grew up and competed for the attention and affection of Mia (played by Maja Salvador). Carlos’s ill feelings towards Gael only worsened after he found out that he is his brother who left him a long time ago.
The two reconciled, nonetheless, with Carlos returning to Gael and setting Mia free.