2 Good 2 Be True kicks off with a heartbreaking flashback that offers an insight into the motivations of the lead characters.
Alisson “Ali” Fajardo (Kathryn Bernardo) is a hardworking nurse. She crosses paths with Elorde “Eloy” Agcaoili-Borja (Daniel Padilla), a mechanic, at a party where they are both “on a mission.”
Ali’s evening goes well, but Eloy’s doesn’t. He uses charm and wit to worm his way out of his predicament. He eventually escapes, but the authorities are working hard to track him down.
Ali and Eloy keep bumping into each other, quite literally. The succeeding episodes show us a glimpse of their current lives: Ali is strapped for money—struggling to make ends meet and shouldering most of their household expenses as her mother tries to contribute through online selling.
Conversely, Eloy struggles to live a double life, evading police arrest and being the local Robin Hood while fixing cars and visiting his father, Frederico “Fred” Borja (Romnick Sarmienta), who’s in prison for reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicides.
Circumstances keep leading them back to each other. Little did they know that they’d already met at a time when they needed a friend most.
Can they get past their jaded outlooks in life to make way for their blossoming feelings for each other? Or will they miss a chance at love because of their circumstances and past?
2 Good 2 Be True Cast and Crews Review
Mae Cruz-Alviar is a Filipino film and television director known for romantic comedy dramas like Catch Me I’m In Love (2011), Bride for Rent (2013), Everyday I Love You (2015), and Crazy Beautiful You (2015).
She also has family-friendly comedies like Four Sisters Before the Wedding (2020) under her belt.
Cruz-Alviar has been working with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo for over a decade now.
Alongside Cruz-Alviar is Paco Sta. Maria, who has worked with her in other Filipino TV series and specials.
Kathryn Bernardo plays the female lead Alisson “Ali” Fajardo. Bernardo is best known for her roles in blockbuster hits like The Hows Of Us (2018) and Hello, Love, Goodbye (2019). She also played the lead in Filipino television series like Got to Believe (2013) and Pangako Sa’yo (2015). Her performances earned her the title “Asia’s Superstar.”
Bernardo is also on the 2020 Forbes Asia’s list of Asia-Pacific’s Most Influential Celebrities on Social Media.
Daniel Padilla gives life to Elorde “Eloy” Agcaoili Borja. Apart from starring in back-to-back movies and television series with Bernardo, he also released double platinum albums and held concerts in notable venues like the Araneta Coliseum.
Media outlets dubbed him the “Supreme Idol.” He has won numerous awards, including the Village Pipol Choice Awards 2021 for Movie Actor of the Year, the 37th Film Academy of the Philippines Luna Awards for Best Actor, and the 6th Famas Annual Awards for Best Actor for his performance in Barcelona: A Love Untold (2016).
Ronaldo Valdez is Sebastian “Lolo Hugo” Agcaoili. Valdez is a veteran actor with a career spanning almost five decades. He starred in notable Filipino movies like Cedie (1996), Seven Sundays (2017), and The Mistress (2017).
He has won a Film Academy of the Philippines award for Best Supporting Actor in his role in May Minamahal (1993) and a Metro Manila Film Festival award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Nasaan ang Puso (1997).
He has also made appearances on Pinoy teleseryes like FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (2015), Magpahanggang Wakas (2016), and more.
- Gloria Diaz as Helena Agcaoili
- Gelli de Belen as Margie Fajardo
- Romnick Sarmienta as Frederico “Fred” Borja
- Chris Villanueva as Captain Rafael Rosales
- Irma Adlawan as Heart “Tiyang Heart” Borja
- Earl Ignacio as Bejamin “Ben” Baquiran
- Bianca De Vera as Patricia “Pat” Fajardo
- Gillian Vicencio as Concepcion “Tox” Baquiran
- Alyssa Mulach as Miss Jill
- Matt Evans as Daddy Ays
- Smokey Manaloto as Badong
- Yves Flores as Red
- Mary Joy Apostol as Nurse Queenie Cordero
- Pamu Pamorada as Gemma
- Via Antonio as Chubs
- Hyubs Azarcon as Tino
- Raul Montesa as Atty. Ramon Evangelista
- Bodjie Pascua as Bartolome “Lolo Bart” Panganiban
- Leo Rialp as Atty. Jimmy Manansala
- Michelle Vito as Hanna Agcaoili
- Mickey Ferriols as Mirriam Santos Borja
- Agot Isidro as Atty. Roma Badayos
- Jenny Miller as Tara Inocencio
- Mercedes Cabral as Abegail Rosales
- Ina Raymundo as Olivia Agcaoili
- Adrianna Agcaoili as Dra. Michelle Fuentes
- Nor Domingo as Eric Ramos
- Keempee de Leon as Jay Fajardo
2 Good 2 Be True Soundtrack
The show’s official soundtrack features songs from no less than Moira Dela Torre, who rose to fame for her “hugot” songs and singles that also served as soundtracks for hit romantic films like Camp Sawi (2016) and Love You to the Stars and Back (2017).
Is it worth watching?
2 Good 2 Be True is the much-anticipated small-screen comeback of real-life couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The show premiered on Netflix on May 13, with the first episodes launching it to the streaming platform’s top 10 TV shows in the Philippines.
Since then, it has captivated the audience with a representation of what it’s like to love again in a world teeming with messy break-ups and cheating scandals.
If you’re looking for a feel-good series to watch after a long day at work, check out 2 Good 2 Be True on Netflix. It also airs on the Kapamilya Channel on weekdays at 8:40 P.M.