- ‘Sino ang May Sala: Mea Culpa’ pilot episode topped Twitter trends on Monday
- Episode pacing and portrayal of diverse characters were praised by viewers
- This is Jodi Sta. Maria’s primetime comeback project after three years
Kapamilya loyal viewers held back their breath as the newest mystery-thriller television drama pilot episode was aired on Monday.
‘Sino ang May Sala: Mea Culpa’ pilot episode topped Twitter trends as it unraveled a crime that threatened to derail the dreams of new lawyers.
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The episode was set when Juris (Bela Padilla) and her friends Drei (Tony Labrusca), Lolita (Ivana Alawi), Gaylord (Sandino Martin) and Greco (Kit Thompson) checked the results of their bar exams. All of them passed except for Bogs (Ketchup Eusebio).
To celebrate, the group of friends went on a road trip to Baguio. What started as a fun-filled adventure, however, spiraled into a nightmare as their car hit a pedestrian.
Lolita was driving their car when she accidentally hit a lady and killed her. It took a long time before the group decided on what to do with the woman’s body.
Armed with their knowledge of the law, the friends weighed the chances of them being implicated in the victim’s death. With emotions running high, they left the decision of whether to get rid of the body, to a vote.
“Majority rules,” Greco said, setting into motion the crime drama that has been teased in trailers leading up to the series’ premiere.
Along with the truth, they took with them the baby who had been carried by their victim—the daughter of farmer Fina (Jodi Sta. Maria). The baby was stolen by the victim from the hospital.
Pilot TV Ratings
ABS-CBN’s newest primetime offering, ‘Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa,’ debuted strongly, recording a national TV rating of 22%, or 8.3 points higher than ‘Love You Two’s’ 13.9%, according to Kantar Media.
On NUTAM (Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement), ‘Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa’ also won its first race with 9.3% rating versus ‘Love You Two’s’ 9.0%.
Aside from drawing TV viewers, Sino Ang Maysala also lured netizens as they posted praises online while watching the show. The hashtags #SAMGabiNgKrimen and #SinoAngMaySala reached the top trending spots on Twitter, as some users called the pilot episode “super intense,” “bold,” “exciting, and “a masterpiece” praising the episode’s pacing and portrayal of diverse characters.
Bela Padilla and Jodi Sta. Maria, what a brave start for both of them. That charisma of acting is very eloquent! #SAMGabiNgKrimen
— LANCE (@LncCntrrs) April 29, 2019
This is a thrilling beginning. Hope it does stick to its core and be consistent. I am glued! #SAMGabiNgKrimen
— dann cabahug (@danncabahug) April 29, 2019
Omg Mea Culpa camera angle is really good and perfect specially the car scene the camera angle,its not too much near the face just right and perfect.Thumbs up to the cameraman, director,crew and staff behind this mystery-thriller drama.#SAMGabiNgKrimen#MeaCulpa#SinoAngMaySala
— GOT7_Legends ✡ (@GOT7StarGlobal) April 29, 2019
I N T E N S E !
I still remember the first episode of How to Get Away with Murder.
HTGWM is crazy as hell!
— Marchesters (@marchesters11) April 29, 2019
I think there's another teleserye I'll get hooked into. Galing ng cast. Ganda ng story. #SAMGabiNgKrimen
— McNeil Amores (@mcneilamores) April 29, 2019
1. How To Get Away With Murder
2. I Know What You Did Last Summer
Ano pa? hahaha Don't get me wrong ha, this show's interesting, I quite like it nga. #SAMGabiNgKrimen
— Justy (@maladjuzzted) April 29, 2019
The mystery-thriller drama is Jodi Sta. Maria’s primetime comeback project, three years after Pangako Sa ‘Yo. The series also marks Jodi’s reunion with Agot Isidro, ten years after participating in the critically acclaimed melodrama, Tayong Dalawa.