This may be the first music-oriented teleserye on Pinoy TV. It stars Nora Aunor, Cherie Gil, Desiree del Valle and the girl I miss soooo much Carol Banawa.
Naalala ko pa nun, yung buong pamilya namin inaabangan yung showdown ni Melody and Bernadette at na mabuking si Bernadette na ninakaw nya ang boses ni Melody. Hihi. Medyo naging dragging lang nung patapos na yung series.
Haaay. Nakakamiss si Carol Banawa. Kung kelan sya sumikat ng todo, tsaka niya binitawan ang showbiz.
8. IKAW ANG LAHAT SA AKIN
Wahaha. This show was supposed to put an end to the fantasy craze during the height of Darna‘s popularity. Sadly, it failed. Nonetheless, the series proved to be one of ABS-CBN’s most entertaining. Powerhouse cast ito, led by Claudine Barretto. The treatment was somewhat Korean. John Lloyd and Bea here were hilarious. Pero yung finale, medyo lame. Hehe.
Waaaaaah. Arguably the best fantasy series in Philippine TV history. The keyword there is “arguably.” Haha.
First project ni Angel Locsin as a kapamilya. Nakakatuwa yung show dahil umikot ang istorya ng konti lang ang cast. Tsaka maganda naman talaga ang story at ang pagkakagawa. At halatang andaming workshops ang pinagdaanan ni Angel para dito. Haha.
Nakaka-miss lang ang mga puti at itim. At nakakamiss din si Dimples Romana. Haha.
6. SA DULO NG WALANG HANGGAN
Actually, pinagisipan ko pa kung ito or Saan Ka Man Naroroon ang isasama ko dito sa list. Nakakatuwa kasi si Rosario, Rosemarie at Rosenda. Kaya lang, bilang respeto sa Lazos de Amor, wag na lang. You still remember Lazos? Yung telenovela noon na yung bida ay si Maria Guadalupe, Maria Fernanda at maria Paula. Wahaha. Peborit ko yun dati. Ang hot kasi ni Maria Paula tas ang galing nung ending. I swear.
Anyway, going back to Sa Dulo ng Walang Hanggan, nagustuhan ko na ginamit nila yung reincarnation. 2002 and 1902. Refreshing lang. Si Carlos Agassi yung leading man dito, wahaha. At two years ang tinagal ng show na ‘to. Akalain mo, two years na blooming ang career ni Amir. (Shet, nag-rhyme.)
Naalala ko pa yung mga interview ni Mylene Dizon noon. Siya si Sally dito, yung kontrabida. Wahaha. Tas sabi niya, nasa mall daw sya nagsa-shopping tas hinabol daw talaga sya ng mga tao sa galit habang sumisigaw ng “WALANGYAAA KAA SALLY!!!” Hahaha.
5. PANGAKO SA ‘YO
Ang pinapanood ko dito noon ay si Amor Powers at Madam Claudia Buenavista. Ehehe. Aminin natin. Sila talaga ang stars nung show na ‘to. Biglang nagising ang mga nananamlay na career nung dalawa. At napasikat din ng todo si Kristine Hermosa at Jericho Rosales.
Tsaka peborit ko si Tata Isko!
4. BASTA’T KASAMA KITA
Waaaaah. The best Juday teleserye for me. Kung hindi mo na ‘to matandaan, action series ito. Si Juday, hinahanap nya yung tatay niya na bigla na lang nawala. Tapos… basta… copy-paste ko na nga lang ang wikipedia. Heto:
In Basta’t Kasama Kita, Judy Ann plays Princess, a young law graduate who, much to the surprise of her family and friends, forgoes a promising career as a lawyer to sign up with the National Bureau of Investigation as a rookie agent. Princess unexpected choice, however, was spurred by her need to know what happened to her father, Godofredo (John Arcilla), an NBI agent who disappeared fifteen years ago, and is now presumed dead. Despite being very young when Godofredo disappeared, and despite the insistence of her mother (Sylvia Sanchez) that he is indeed dead, Princess believes he is still alive – and is determined to find him, no matter what.
Princess’ unusual abilities and background lead her straight to NBI’s top-secret squad, EAGLES (Elite Agents of Government Against Lawless Elements of Society). This in turn, brings her a senior partner, a macho but brilliant veteran agent named Ambet Katindig (Robin Padilla), whose streetsmart exterior hides a softhearted family guy devoted to his mother Nanay Ligaya (Gina Pareño) and his adopted family of misfits (Nikki Valdez, Jiro Manio and Hannah Bustillos). Despite having constant fights with Ambet, Princess eventually realizes that Ambet is a man she can depend on – but can she lower her guard enough to let him into her life?
It didn’t actually feel like a teleserye. Kasi they deal with cases one or two at a time.
In the end, makikita nya yung tatay niya. pero grabe lang yung twist. Hahaha. Nagulat ako dun. Si Lady Godiva kasi, nanindak.
Ito rin yung teleserye na unang ginawang LIVE yung finale. So medyo ginaya lang sya ni Marimar.
3. MAGING SINO KA MAN
I never… said… that I love you. Wahaha.
I’d never been so crazy over a local drama series since Kaytagal Kang Hinintay. Great story. Perfect casting. Wonderful script. Excellent direction. Its performance in the Mega Manila ratings game was not that impressive but who cares about numbers, right? Especially when you get real quality entertainment.
We all know that Bea and John Lloyd are really good actors, so it shouldn’t come to you as a surprise. But Anne Curtis was the real shocker here. I mean, I’ve seen her evolve from doing sexy-but-pffft roles on GMA7 before. I was surprised yet amazed by her performance in Hiram as Stephanie. I thought, that was all she could give. But Anne’s acting in this soap opera was a standout. Wow. She was soo good I’d cried several times in front of the television. She’s bound to be one of the most important actresses of her generation (of course, along with Bea Alonzo, Maja Salvador, and Angelica Panganiban). Obviously, Maging Sino Ka Man turned me into a big Anne Curtis fan. I just adore Celine.
2. SA SANDALING KAILANGAN MO AKO
Mini-series lang ‘to pag Monday night starring Marvin Agustin and Piolo Pascual. Haha. Pero hindi sila yung loveteam. Sayang. Haha.
Magaling si Marvin dito. Dito unang nakipagsabayan sa pag-arte si Piolo.
Anggaling ni Tessie Tomas dito noon at ni Tracy Vergel (asan na ba ‘to?). Andito rin si Kaye Abad, John Lloyd Cruz, G-Toengie, Hilda Coronel. At dito unang napansin si Kristine Hermosa.
Nagkaroon din ito ng Book 2.
1. KAYTAGAL KANG HININTAY
Grabe lang. Ang ganda ganda ganda neto. Lorna Tolentino leads a powerhouse cast as twins Lorrea and Lorrinda Guinto aka Red Butterfly. Lorrea accidentally takes the place of her twin in the dangerous world of the drug lords. Andito rin si John Estrada as Boris and Rica Peralejo as Helaena Argos.
This show gave birth to what would prove to be the strongest loveteam of this generation — John Lloyd-Bea. At 14 lang yata si Bea nun pero lawyer na yung role nya.
Aliw na aliw ako pag binubugbog ni Helaena si Katrina. Haha. Hinihintay ko talaga na lalaban sya balang araw.
Hindi ko rin makalimutan si Jean Garcia dito bilang Lady Morgana. At nakakatuwa lang na Russian yung names ng characters dito.
At yung ending… pamatay!
Yun lang naman. Andaming John Lloyd-Bea shows. Haha. Muntikan pa ngang pumasok ang It Might Be You dyan eh. Hehe. I miss Lawrence and Cielo.