I Luv NY
|I Luv NY|
In the city that never sleeps, gising na gising ang pag-ibig.
|Genre||Comedy, Romance, Drama|
|Created by||GMA Network|
|Starring|| Jennylyn Mercado|
|Opening theme||Makulay Na Buhay by Kitchie Nadal|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|No. of episodes||90|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original channel||GMA Network|
|Original run|| May 15, 2006 – |
September 8, 2006
I Luv NY (read as "I Love New York"), is a television program of GMA Network. Set in New York City, it is the first Philippine TV soap to hold tapings in New York, around which revolves the story of the four main characters.
The show is shot around different locations in the city, where the characters lived their lives and encountered many problems and adventures. The series received a viewership rating of 33.4% for its whole run.
Characters and cast
- Jolina Magdangal as Apolinaria "Polly" Balumbalunan
- Marvin Agustin as Albert Sandoval
- Jennylyn Mercado as Natalie Young
- Mark Herras as Sebastian "Baste" Santos
- Isabel Oli as Wendy
- Gerald Santos as Gerry Balumbalunan (Polly's younger brother)
- Jonalyn Viray as Jenny de Castro
- Alfred Vargas as Sebastian "Seb" Santos (Natalie's arranged fiancee and husband-to-be)
- Tirso Cruz III as Edward Young
- William Martinez as Joaquin Santos
- Carmi Martin as Diane Young
- Yayo Aguila as Susan Santos
- Caridad Sanchez as Lola Juliana
- Mike Tan as Jero
- LJ Reyes as Ponyang
- Gabby Eigenmann as Paul Young
- Krizzy Jareño as Shayne Young
- Kirby de Jesus as Sunshine
- Neil Ferreira as Billy
- Raymon Salvador as Kapitan Harabas
- Tetchie Agbayani
- Tess Bomb
- Arnell Ignacio as Shusmita
- Magdangal and Agustin previously appeared as a love team in several of ABS-CBN's television programs.
- Mercado, Herras previously appeared as a love team in GMA Network television programs and both of them, plus Tan, Reyes, Jareno and de Jesus were alumni of StarStruck talent search.
- The soap features cameo appearances by Joey de Leon, Allan K. and Sugar of "Eat Bulaga". Likewise, Joey's daughter Jocas de Leon (who graduated Magna Cum Laude at New York's Fordham University) has a small part in the series as Jolina's hotel supervisor.
- In the later part of the show, finalists from Pinoy Pop Superstar like Gerald Santos and Jonalyn Viray were included.
- "Kuya (a term of respect for eldest brothers) Albert! This can't be happening to me"
- "How do I kill thee? Let me show you the way..." -Natalie's animated conscience
- Makulay Na Buhay by Kitchie Nadal/Jolina Magdangal
- Let Me Be The One by Jolina Magdangal
- Gusto by Jolina Magdangal
- Ikaw by Brenan Espartinez
- Mahal Na Mahal by Brenan Espartinez
- Sa Aking Panaginip by Jennylyn Mercado
- Muli by Gabby Eigenmann
- GMA Network
- List of Philippine television shows
- Crazy for You, a TV series that aired in ABS-CBN from September to December 2006 that was filmed partly in Barcelona.