"Since I Found You," ABS-CBN's newest addition to its top-rating Primetime Bida block, introduced its lead characters whose lives intertwine in its pilot episode Monday.
The Antoinette Jadaone-directed series started with Dani (Arci Muñoz) determined to find a company for her practicum requirement in the city, motivated to make her father proud.
The search leads her to cross paths with Nathan (Piolo Pascual), a cold-hearted construction company owner hardened by his bitter experience as an abandoned child growing up in poverty, and subsequently, being stood up by his fiance, Pam (Iza Calzado), on their wedding day.
Working as a cigarette promo girl to earn extra crash, Dani gets assigned at a bar where she meets Nathan. Offering Love, a cigarette brand, Dani gets mistaken by Nathan as prostitute.
Feeling disrespected, Dani lets out a tirade against Nathan, who unknown to her, owns the bar where she works. This leads her to being escorted out of the place, to the amusement of Nathan.
The situation, it appears, is set to turn worse for Dani, who also submitted her resume earlier in the day to the construction company founded by Nathan.
Also introduced in "Since I Found You's" pilot episode are James (Empoy Marquez), Nathan's driver; Ginno (JC de Vera), Nathan's assistant; and Janice (Alessandra de Rossi), Nathan's secretary.
With the debut's focal look at Nathan and Dani, succeeding episodes are expected to flesh out the rest of its lead characters.