The story revolves around the life of Hayley (Lee Bo-young), a smart lawyer who is determined to defend innocent people and fight for justice. Her life will turn upside down when she meets Zach (Lee Jong-suk), a 19-year-old boy with the supernatural ability to read other people’s minds by looking into their eyes. Hayley will eventually be surprised when she finds out that she already met Zach when they were still young.
In a world where the difference between the rich and the poor is like the distance between heaven and earth, friends who will become lovers will try to defy all odds. Samuel (Coco Martin), a plantation worker and Isabelle (Kim Chiu), a haciendera will fall for each other and start to unravel the secrets of their families' past. Malalagpasan ba ng tunay na pag-ibig ang oras at sitwasyon na kanilang kinabibilangan?
24 Oras premiered on april 15, 2004 at 6:15pm, replacing Frontpage: Ulat ni Mel Tiangco. Frontpage anchor Mel Tiangco was joined by Saksi's Mike Enriquez, rejoining them in one newscast since they co-anchored Saksi from 1996 to 1998.