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Two ambitious undergraduate students – Luna, an architecture student at UST and Kalix, a legal management major at Ateneo, fall madly in love against the pressures of studies, family and future plans. Their young love led them to heartbreak and frustrations that affected their personal lives. After almost ten years, their lives intersect again as young professionals. (Source: ABS-CBN) ~~ Adapted from the 1st web novel, "The Rain in España" in the novel series "University Series" by Gwy Saludes. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Philippines
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: May 1, 2023 - Jul 3, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 964 users)
  • Ranked: #1999
  • Popularity: #4564
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
AshMendy
11 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.5
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Finally! A Filipino Series I Can Recommend

I was never really interested in wattpad adaptations cause most of them have similar stories and very cliche. But when I saw the trailer of this series, honestly I got interested especially when I saw the acting of Heaven. She was crying at that scene and accusing Kalix of cheating. Never a fan of her and never saw any work of her but I was impressed with her on that scene that made me decide to give this series a try.

The story is not really an original one. The main girl character Luna has a huge crush on Kalix and so she decided to pursue him. She will do things like add him on socials, chat him or go to places where he's also there. It was enjoyable watching her especially whenever her crush is around. I felt that I could relate to her feelings, giddy and excited just to be near to my crush.
However there were some loop holes in the story that I couldn't understand. First was Kalix was still studying Legal Management when he got together with Luna and will still proceed to Law School to become a lawyer. At that time, Luna's cousin got abused by his boyfriend and her family sued him. Luna and Kalix broke up also at that time and Kalix failed that semester so it is expected that he will be delayed. Years later, when they saw each other again, Luna have known that Kalix didn't present Miguel(her cousins ex-bf) on court but instead Kalix asked another friend to do cause he doesn't want Luna to get upset with him. This is where the part I got confused. I know for sure that Law School will take time, maybe 5 years plus the board exam so how come he was already a lawyer that could present Miguel? I don't think his case would went on for 5 years and there are a lot of lawyers if you think about it. Second, the treatment of Kalix's mother on Luna just got a 360 degrees turn on the last part without any explanation at all. Like how come she was bitchy on Luna when she met her a few years ago and when she met her again when she was Kalix's architect. But on the last part, she was already welcoming at friendly like none of those bitchy things happened. She didn't even say sorry. I think that's why those two weren't explained properly was because of maybe the number of episodes. They were trying to squeeze so many happenings on the book into a 10 episode series.

For the characters, I haven't read the book yet but I couldn't think of another actors that could portray Luna and Kalix so well like Heaven and Marco did. Even though there were some scenes where Marco's acting was stiff and lacking in emotion, I just think that its part of the personality of the character. Cold and seemingly detached. Heaven however got the assignment right. She's funny and beautiful. When she cries, its really all out, no reservations. And the chemistry! Ughhh! Their stares alone with each other was enough to make you giddy while watching.
I love the other actors too especially Luna's friends. They were very supportive and ready to be her wingmen anytime. Watching them made me nostalgic and made me think how it was with my friends during college.

The soundtrack, I am in love! Kean Cipriano did a good job. I felt like I was watching a Kdrama, the songs were perfect and were played at the right scenes.

Overall, I really really liked this series. I love how its not like your typical Filipino drama that's super long since it has 10 episodes only. I love Heaven and Marco's chemistry(I'm a fan of them already because of this). The actors were perfect for their roles. The drama was funny and enjoyable but could also make you cry.
Finally, a Filipino drama I could recommend. 😊

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Completed
Enny
6 people found this review helpful
22 days ago
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.0

I was embarrassed for the girl when even she wasn't !!!

In the first ep - I was really uncomfortable by the FL because she was hell bent on embarrassing herself and that doesn't really make it likable generally but man she did win my heart with the same - and before the guy was in love with her I was !!!

This was my first Philippines drama and I am so looking forward to them ! -

The chemistry is top notch and the characters make you fall in love ! - it's just a beautiful ride full of unnecessary cliche's but put together with a lot of love -the basic plot line- girl falling for a person then chasing him left and right only to make him fall in love and live her cinderalla romance but the clock is always ticking !

The good part -

- FL cries without reserve and tho madly in love she asks the right questions every time we need her to - which really makes up a character for me !
- and the girl gang which was too much to handle are no better - it's like a dumb people squad where they all are just aware of each other's nonsense and still so into it that it kind of drags you along in their fun !
- The ML is hot AF!!!! and a whole green flag character except for some secretive cherry on top , he has an interesting friends circle too - which is pretty useless bec they never help on time - would delay discussing imp stuff as if waiting for the world to end but tell just in time to save it from exploding!


the bad -

- kio - ML's cousin i thought he'd be some sort of wingmen but sadly he got no use ! - so did FL's bestie !
- ML's mother was so much of a nuisance but her change of heart is pretty quick - too quick to even see !
- The misunderstandings are so so repetitive that when you have come across a few eps of build up you expect something out of that sorting convo but sadly that never happens !
-The whole roommate arc had a messed up timeline - makes no sense what so ever !

overall I enjoyed the show and given I finished it in one go ! - I sure fell in love with the main leads ! Do try it in case you are trying to get over a slump like me !

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  • Drama: The Rain in Espana
  • Country: Philippines
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: May 1, 2023 - Jul 3, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 964 users)
  • Ranked: #1999
  • Popularity: #4564
  • Watchers: 2,666

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