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Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas
Arachristian.jpg
Ara and Christian
Format Drama, Romance, Teleserye
Created by ABS-CBN
Starring Jericho Rosales
Kristine Hermosa
Diether Ocampo
Angelika dela Cruz
(see cast) for the complete list.
Country of origin Philippines Philippines
No. of episodes 65+
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original run May 12, 2003 – July 12, 2004

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas (I Wish It Would Never End/Timeless) is a past Teleserye of ABS-CBN. it is a love story of two star-crossed lovers who suffer for their parents’ long forgotten sins. Christian and Ara battle the odd twists and turns of fate, in the hopes of protecting a love that withstands the test of time.

The series stars four of the brightest and award-winning performers, Diether Ocampo (Best Actor, Star Awards for TV), Angelika dela Cruz (Best New Actress, Star Awards for Movies), Jericho Rosales (Best Actor, Star Awards for TV) and Kristine Hermosa (Box-Office Queen, Star Awards for Movies).

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Plot

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas is a timeless love story about four people whose lives are connected. Its a story about love found, love lost, hope, faith and desire.

Christian (Jericho Rosales) met and fell in love with Ara (Kristine Hermosa). They had happy moments together and wishes that it would never end. But because of family conflicts, they got separated. Soon, Ara left Christian and together with her family they tried to get away from what happened and start a new life.

But when the train they are riding exploded, Ara and her mother were left behind, then Ara met Leo (Diether Ocampo), a happy go lucky rich guy who helped her during the accident, in return, she agreed to pretend as his girlfriend to make his grandfather happy. However, what they thought to be just a game turned into reality when the two eventually fell inlove with one another.

Meanwhile, Christian met Mary Ann (Angelika dela Cruz), a funny girl gifted with a beautiful voice. Mary Ann saved Christian's life when he tried to commit suicide because of the thought that Ara is dead. She brought hope and happiness to Christian's lonely world and considered her as his bestfriend. But Mary Ann soon realizes her love for Christian but she chose to keep it a secret because of the fact that he is still in love with Ara.

When Christian is ready to leave his past behind and start a new life with Mary Ann, Ara came along. She told him everything that happened to her life and even told him about Leo. She wanted to finish everything they had but both of them still love each other.

As far as the conflict goes, Ara is torn between her first love and her newly found love. Christian now sees himself doing everything to get her back. Leo, on the other hand, is now in a competition to win Ara's heart and Mary Ann is torn between fighting for the man she loves and keeping her love for Christian to make things easy for him.

Cast and characters

Main Cast and Characters

Minor Cast and Characters

  • Marvin Agustin as Newton
  • Kaye Abad as Shane Diwata
  • Gloria Romero as Doña Valeria Valencia/ DVV
  • Joel Torre as Anton Garcia
  • Cherry Pie Picache as Elizabeth/Yvette Valencia
  • Desiree Del Valle as Francine
  • Caridad Sanchez as Choleng
  • Luis Alandy as Ramon Madrigal
  • Gary Estrada as Richard Valencia
  • Ilonah Jean as Rhodora Soriano
  • Bong Regala as Emilio Soriano
  • Bon Vibar as Nicanor Soriano
  • Nina Ricci Alagao as Bettina
  • Minnie Aguilar as Shane's Mother
  • Ward Luarca as Orly
  • Marithez Samson as Lucy
  • Cholo Escaño as Einstein
  • Crispin Pineda as Orly
  • Serena Dalrymple as Rain Soriano
  • Julia Clarete as Denise
  • Karlo Enriquez as Young Nicanor
  • Troy Martino as Shane's Father
  • Kimberly Diaz as Einstein's Wife
  • Carla Humphries as Christian's Secretary
  • Tin Arnaldo as Young Valeria
  • Boy Abunda as Himself
  • Karlina Bayot as Socorro Soriano
  • Kris Aquino as Herself
  • Roderick Paulate as Truman
  • Suzette Ranillo as Jake
  • Robby Mananquil as Perry
  • Chinggoy Alonzo as Don Marcelo Madrigal
  • Teresa Garcia
  • Khalila Aguiluz
  • Vangie Labalan
  • Errol Dionisio
  • Efren Reyes Jr.

Soundtrack

  1. Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas - performed by Sharon Cuneta
  2. Maybe - performed by King
  3. Alam Kong Di Ako, Okey Lang - performed by Angelika dela Cruz
  4. Habang May Buhay - performed by Angelika dela Cruz
  5. Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin - performed by Angelika dela Cruz
  6. I Believe in You and Me - performed by Angelika dela Cruz and Jericho Rosales
  7. Looking through the Eyes of Love - performed by Angelika dela Cruz
  8. Kung Ako Na Lang Sana - performed by Angelika dela Cruz
  9. Special Memory - performed by Kaye Abad
  10. You've Made Me Stronger - performed by Kaye Abad
  11. Stop Think - performed by Kaye Abad

Production credits

  • Directons: Jerome Chavez-Pobocan and FM Reyes
  • Creative Manager: Ricardo Lee
  • Head Writer: Henry King Quitain
  • Episode Writers: Ma. Regina Amigo, Dindo Perez, Aileen Viray, Francis Passion
  • Executive Producers: Des de Guzman, Charo Santos-Concio, and Malou Santos
  • Supervising Producer: Anna Goma
  • Assistant Director: Aljon Albina

Trivia

  • This series was shown in the following countries with a title "Timeless":
    • Malaysia Malaysia
    • Brunei Brunei
    • Indonesia Indonesia
    • Cambodia Cambodia
    • Singapore Singapore on Sensasi (Cable channel in Malay language beginning May 2008)
    • Cameroon Cameroon
    • Kenya Kenya
    • Ghana Ghana
    • Tanzania Tanzania
    • Zambia Zambia
  • Two weddings were shot as a finale for this series, one with Ara and Christian and the other one with Ara and Leo.
  • The viewers decided on which ending is going to air through text messaging, first in the world's television history.
  • After Christian and Ara's wedding was aired as the official finale of the series, Leo and Ara's wedding was also aired the next evening as a TV special.
  • This is the comeback project of actress Angelika dela Cruz to ABS-CBN after being with GMA 7 for quite some time.

Reception

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas was considered as one of the best soap operas in the Philippine TV history by most of the critics and audiences. Its highest rating was 49.3%, while the lowest was 38.7%. Its overall ratings was 39.4%.
Top 5 Highest Rated Phil. TV Program

Rank TV Series TV Station Ratings
1 Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas ABS-CBN 49.3%
2 Bituin ABS-CBN 48.7%
3 Mulawin GMA-7 48.6%
4 Marina ABS-CBN 47.2%
5 Basta't Kasama Kita ABS-CBN 46.0%

Source: AGBNielsen Philippines

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