MANILA, Philippines, March 18 ------ Fans of the hit historical portal fantasy "Maria Clara at Ibarra" can address their sepanx (separation anxiety) with a rewatch, while new viewers who are curious why the show was a massive hit can now watch it starting April 14 on Netflix.
"Maria Clara at Ibarra" premiered on October 3 and ended last February 24 on a high note. It follows the journey of Klay (Barbie Forteza), a modern-day nursing student who questions the relevance of studying Dr. Jose Rizal's works, notably, "Noli Me Tangere" and "El Filibusterismo," to her course.
While starting to read the copy lent to her by Prof. Torres and falling asleep, Klay is astounded to find herself inside the book and meet its leading characters, the engaged couple Crisostomo Ibarra (Dennis Trillo) and Maria Clara (Julie Anne Jose). Klay's perspective changes, from non-chalance to impassioned, as she sees the struggles and abuses Filipinos suffered through the hands of the Spanish colonizers.
She gets emotionally invested in the love story of Ibarra and Maria Clara, as well as finds herself drawn in constant argument with the arrogant yet mysterious Fidel (David Licauco), Ibarra's bestfriend. New and old fans can watch and relive Klay's adventures beginning April 14 on Netflix.