Drama, romance, intrigue. Check out these soapy Pinoy favourites…
Rosalinda The stars: Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann What is all about? Based on a Mexican TV series of the same name, it’s a story of simple but stunning young lady named Rosalinda. She falls in love with a handsome and wealthy lawyer Fernando Jose but his mother Dona Valeria disapproves of their match. Despite this, Fernando Jose and Rosalinda marry and raise their own family until a dark secret threatens to overshadow their relationship.
May Bukas Pa ( There is Still Tomorrow) The stars: Zaijan Jaranilla, Albert Martinez and Dina Bonevie What’s it all about? A Filipino remake of the Spanish Film entitled Marcelino Pan Y Vino - a story that would really capture everyone’s heart and soul. An eye opener for everybody that hope is still there in spite of all of the difficulties in life. The story revolves around the character Santino who was dumped by his mother in a monastery as a baby. He was then raised by the priests and grew as an adventurous young boy. The programme follows his adventures.
Darna (Wonderwoman) The stars: Marian Rivera and Mark Anthony Fernandez What’s it all about? Darna is the Filipino version of Wonderwoman, an imaginary creation of Mars Ravelo from Filipino Comics. It’s a story of a legendary character with supernatural powers whose aim is to fight with the evil forces who want to destroy and conquer the world.
Dahil May Isang Ikaw ( Because there is Someone Like You) The stars: Kristine Hermosa and Jericho Rosales What’s it all about? Dahil May Isang Ikaw is a fast-paced drama that captivates its obsessed viewers. A tale of two families, whose fates entwine with one another, creating a rather thorny love story between two brothers and two sisters.
Stairway to Heaven The stars: Dingdong Dantes and Rhian Ramos What’s it all about? It’s a story of rivalries, betrayals and romance based on a popular Korean drama of the same name. A story of Jodi and Cholo who were best friends and grew up together until the latter was brought to America to pursue his education. Jodi’s father remarries Maita who has two siblings, Eunice and Tristan. Eunice is envious of the life that Jodi leads and she desires to take everything away from her, even her childhood sweetheart Cholo. The situation gets worse when Jodi has an accident and loses her memory.
Katorse (Fourteen) The stars: Erich Gonzales, Ejay Falcon, Xian Lim and Enchong Dee What’s it all about? It embraces the contemporary life of teenagers in the Philippines. It is a tale of a simple girl who embarks on a romantic adventure with her two childhood friends that turns into a disaster when she discovers that she is pregnant. Will she overcome the challenges that life puts infront of her?
Kung Aagawin mo ang Lahat sa Akin ( If You Will Take Everything in Me) The stars: Maxene Magalona, Glaiza de Castro, Patrick Garcia and JC Tiuseco What’s it all about? A tale of infidelity and romance based on a classical movie written by the award-winning graphic novelist Helen Meriz. It tells a story of Maureen and Mercedita who struggle to cope with life’s obstacles.
Ang Lakaking Nagmahal sa Akin ( The Man Who Loved Me) The stars: Toni Gonzaga and Derek Ramsay What’s it all about? This story portrays how powerful love is. It follows a tale of a young strong woman who risks everything to support her family. She ends up working as a chambermaid in a rich family where her struggle begins.
Kambal sa Uma ( Twins in the Farm) The stars: Shaina Magdayao, Melissa Ricks, Matt Evans and Jason Abalos What’s it all about? Adopted from a 1979 film and a comic creation by Jim Fernandez and Ernie Santiago about half humans, half rats. It tells a story of twin sisters who both have different characteristics of a rat. One has adapted the characteristics of the rat’s facial appearance while the other only managed to gain the hairs on her back. Bizarre, but very popular.
Ngayon at Kailanman ( Now and Forever) The stars: Heart Evangelista and JC De Vera What’s it all about? A saga of individuals destined to risk all for love. It tells a story of Ayra and Edwin who have clandestine love affair but when Ayra’s father finds out, he send his daughter to America. On Ayra’s return, she finds out that her father is dead. What will she do and will she be able to be with Edwin?