Last Monday, viewers witnessed the initial airing of GMA’s newest afternoon drama series,’ Hindi Ka Na Mag-Iisa‘. Led by Jennylyn Mercado and Sid Lucero, the afternoon drama was well-received by the viewers after it posted high TV ratings on its debut according to data from the industry’s widely trusted ratings service provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement.
The series tells the story of Elisa (Jennylyn), who at a very young age, learned and experienced all the hardships in life. Because of the trials young Elisa endured, she has no self-confidence and doesn’t trust people immediately because she feels that the people she loves will always leave her. Elisa is scared of falling in love because she doesn’t exactly know how to love someone since she never experienced it yet.
However, all these will change when she meets and gets to know her younger sister, Angelica (Crystal) who is mentally challenged. At first, Elisa is hesitant and can’t feel any love or affection towards her sister because she believes that their mother left her to have a better life and chose Angelica over her. But eventually she learns to care and love her sister.
Andrew (Sid) will play an important role in Elisa’s life. Andrew falls for Elisa. He’ll help and teach Elisa to outgrow her insecurities, fears and worries when it comes to love.
From all the trials and challenges Elisa went through – from the time her mother left her, being mistreated by people around her, being an employer in the new family of her own mother, up to the time when her sister is forcibly taken away from her – Elisa needs to be strong and tough not just for herself but most especially for her sister, Angelica.
Elisa will do anything to protect, defend and fight for her sister but one secret will change everything. Can Elisa continue to fight for her sister despite knowing she really has no rights in keeping Angelica? How long can she fight and stand up against the person who wants to take everything away from her sister?
After taking an eight-month respite from doing soaps, Jennylyn Mercado is back in the drama scene with actors Sid Lucero and Frank Magalona as her leading men in GMA’s upcoming afternoon drama series “Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa,” which will pilot on July 2, replacing Hiram na Puso.
Joining them in the said series are Angelu de Leon, Saab Magalona, Carl Guevarra, Crystal Reyes andMs. Liza Lorena.
“Excited ako kasi ngayon lang ulit ako magkakaroon ng soap na drama talaga. Nakakatuwa kasi makakatrabaho ko ulit si Sid kasi isa siya sa mga pinakamagagaling na artista at ang sarap niyang katrabaho,” Jennylyn said.
She first worked with Sid in the movie “Rosario,” a 2010 film directed by Albert Martinez.
It’s going to be the first time for Jennylyn, however, to work with the rest of the cast of Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa.
“Hindi ko pa talaga sila personally kilala. But I’m excited na makasama sila at maka-bonding kasi matagal din kaming magsasama. So, ito na yung chance para makilala ko sila,” she said.
How does she feel now that she’s back doing drama?
“Sabi ko nga, parang nakalimutan ko na yatang umarte. Parang ang alam ko nalang gawin ay dumaldal tsaka kumanta (laughs). Pero alam ko namang tutulungan ako ni Sid dahil si Sid napakagaling na artista and I can say na macha-challenge ako sa kanya. Nakasama ko siya sa ‘Rosario’ at malaki ang naitulong niya sa akin dahil ang galing galing niya,” she said.
Directed by Gil Tejada, Jr., Hindi Ka Na Mag-iisa will air weekday afternoons, after Eat Bulaga on GMA-7.