'My App Boyfie' pilot trends worldwide

by Vincent Garcia, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Sep 27 2014 10:00 PM | Updated as of Oct 21 2016 05:55 PM

MANILA - The first television project of Nadine Lustre and James Reid together sent netizens abuzz, making the show a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

On Saturday, the month-long special titled "Wansapanataym Presents My App Boyfie" saw Lustre take on the role of Anika, a young woman who has never had a boyfriend.

Her life begins to change, however, when her ideal man, Jowa (Reid), whom she accidentally created through an application on her magic tablet computer, starts to come to life.

The show also stars Dominic Roque, who plays the role of Anika's love interest, and veteran actress Cherie Gil.

Throughout the episode, the hashtag "My App Boyfie Pilot Episode" grabbed the 7th spot on the overall worldwide trending topic list on the microblogging site as netizens aired their thoughts on the debut episode.

Several netizens praised Lustre, who is one half of the love team dubbed as "JaDine," for her starring role in the series.

The Saturday episode came to a close with a scene where Anika and Jowa (who is yet to be named in the current timeline) meet for the first time.