The cable channels are rarely watched in our home. The shows of the local TV networks are getting interesting.All are trying to wow us. They are trying to give their best to retain viewership.
Magkaribal is such a marvelous achievement for ABS CBN Channel 2.The Filipinos seemed not tired of soaps, and they are now hooked to Magkaribal (it means,Rivals, in English).It is a story of sisters who lost each other during their younger years when their mother died and their father has forsaken them.The story revolves on their separate struggles and the process of finding each other.True, most soaps are like that.However, the Magkaribal has made its impact to its audience.The glamor of the fashion world, wherein Victoria Valera(played by Gretchen Baretto) and Angela “Gelai” Agustin (played by Bea Alonzo) have made their own names, through luck, talents and diligence, has captivated most of us.The outfits are beautiful. The roles fit the cast.The dialogues are not melodramatic.They seem to have some sense.Their words have made such an impression, as if those were said to be pressed into our minds.We would even love the ever scheming villain, the second wife of their father, Vera Cruz(played by Angel Aquino), with her impeccable taste and naughty look. Chloe (played by Erich Gonzales), Vera’s rebellious adopted daughter looks sweet and charming in her own way, and being paired with Caloy(played by Enchong Dee).Each scene is nice to recall in our private minds.We even discuss each episode with friends.We share our thoughts about them even in social networks ,as if saying so would make the story better or would make the characters feel what we thought. It has make most people go home and watch television, especially tonight, because the ending will be shown.It is such a good idea that the TV network has released a DVD because we can watch the show repeatedly.
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Magkaribal. ABS CBN 2. Philippines, June 28,2010 to November 5, 2010