Love teams rule local teleseryes and, since our grandparents' time, romantic movies. We Filipinos are suckers for love teams and themes, whether feel-good stories or over the top drama. Some love teams develop into real-life romance— remember Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces, Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta, Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan?
Other tandems just pack up after shooting. Nonetheless, successful love teams, on and off cam, earn fan worship and make blockbusters out of the movies they star in. Their reel love may never make it past the silver screen, but maybe that's the secret to their success as a love team—that their romance remains a fairy tale, a cathartic, imagined story in the minds of their audience.