Last Monday night, June 16, social networking sites were kept busy with feedback about the sensual chocolate scene between Bea Alonzo and Paulo Avelino.
This talked-about scene was part of the pilot episode of Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon, ABS-CBN's newest primetime series.
As a result, the hashtag #SBPAKWhenRoseMetPatrick became a trending topic worldwide on Twitter.
During the first part of the episode, Bea Alonzo's voice can be heard declaring: "Ito ang paborito ko: tsokolate at pag-ibig."
Bea's character Rose looks up to her mother (portrayed by Precious Lara Quigaman) who married a chocolate magnate. Rose grows up to be homely looking with her huge front teeth.
She gives her own philosophical take on life when she says: "Ang buhay ay parang tsokolate: minsan matamis, minsan may pait. Madalas maso-sorpresa ka na lang sa laman nito."
Now all grown up, Rose proposes the creation of a shop and raises the need to hire an expert chocolatier. She eventually meets Patrick (played by Paulo Avelino) who is a chocolatier.
During their sensual scene together, Paulo's character feeds Bea with a piece of chocolate but she ends up getting an allergic reaction.
Directed by Jerome Pobocan and Trina Dayrit, Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon "shows how two different women, Rose and Emmanuelle (also portrayed by Bea), will be united by fate and by their hunger for truth and justice."
(Read: REVIEW: Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon brings out Bea Alonzo's flair for drama and Paulo Avelino's sex appeal)
MEGA MANILA RATINGS. Based on ratings data recorded in Mega Manila by AGB Nielsen, it was a close fight between Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon and Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real.
The pilot episode of Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon registered 20.3 percent.
Meanwhile, its counterpart program on GMA-7, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real, registered 18 percent.
The Kapuso primetime show that tackles infidelity is topbilled by Dingdong Dantes, Lovi Poe, and Maricel Soriano.
NATIONWIDE RATINGS. The pilot telecast of ABS-CBN’s newest primetime drama also ruled national TV ratings across urban and rural homes with its rating of 21.7 percent.
According to data from Kantar Media last Monday (June 16), Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon garnered more than double the ratings of its rival program on GMA-7, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real (10.4 percent).