Love conquers all. It knows no reason, no boundaries, no distance. It’s a mutual feeling and commitment between two different and unique individuals who promised to make things work no matter what. It encompasses different cultures and upbringing. Hence, it’s not a surprise when someone falls in love with a man/woman with different race and skin. I know most of you have relatives or even friends who settled and raised a family with a foreign husband or wife. Filipina marrying a foreigner or vice versa is not new to us. And, this kind of relationship is the concept of this new show from TV5. The Happy Network, TV5, brings Kano Luvs Pinay, a one-of-a-kind romantic comedy and situational comedy show to the Filipino viewers.
Afamsterdam is a world most Filipinos see every day, interact with, and sometimes, if lady luck would have it, marry into one. Commonly known as AFAM or a foreigner assigned in Manila, these are the usually Caucasian or Middle Eastern men who work or are visiting the country for a long period.
Kano Luvs Pinay
The latest offering of TV5, Kano Luvs Pinay, tackles the story of the often misunderstood world of Afamsterdam with a humurous twist. Lead by premier comedienne Tuesday Vargas as Cookie and American actor Lee O’Brien as Matthew, the romantic comedy and situational comedy show mixes Filipino humor, kilig, and family values while taking a look at the intricacies of interracial and intercultural relationships between a Filipina and her American fiancé.
Watch the lives of Cookie and Lee unravel as they prove to the world that love conquers all and that it is the universal language that knows no grammar, pronunciation, and form. Discover the various spontaneous reactions of the Filipino family and community to the presence of Matthew in their lives. Or how Matthew tries to cope and understand the culture he has thrust himself into.
Cast of Kano Luvs Pinay:
Cookie Bigoy – Tuesday Vargas
Matthew – Lee O’Brien
Jon-Jon – Chok Chok Venida (son of Cookie)
Dong – Martin Escudero (Cookie’s brother)
Itang – Buboy Garovillo (parent of Cookie)
Inang – Ces Quesada (parent of Cookie)
Osang – Wilma Doesnt (the ever-afam-supportive best friend of Cookie)
Girlie – Kiki Baento (the other best friend who has a strictly no afams policy with regards her love life)
Kano Luvs Pinay on TV5 Show Schedule:
Kano Luvs Pinay will air every Saturday evening starting September 05, 2015 on TV5.
Let’s all watch and find out if love will triumph over all the hurdles and conflicts brought by cultural differences. Will Cookie become an official Mrs. Afamsterdam? Let’s see… I know many Filipinas can relate to this. So please don’t forget to watch their pilot episode. I tell you this one is made to fill your Saturday nights with lots of love and laughter!