- The General’s Daughter aired its first episode on January 21, 2019
- The primetime series top-billed by Angel Locsin consistently wins against its rival
Dubbed as “the biggest teleserye of 2019,” The General’s Daughter served as Angel Locsin’s comeback to primetime bida after five years (The Legal Wife in 2014). The actress also played a critical role in La Luna Sangre in 2017.
During the show’s grand press conference, Angel said her character on the show is among the most complicated ones she’s had to play yet. “Masasabi ko na ito yung pinaka-complicated character na gagawin ko. Mahirap po siya. Actually yung mga characters po namin mahirap gawin. Pero fun kasi yung mga ka-eksena ko magagaling umarte. So nakakakuha po ako sa kanila ng emotion.”
The Kapamilya series, which aired its pilot episode last January 21, was rumored to end in September (its eighth month). Its latest story development shows Tiago (Tirso Cruz III) and Amelia (Janice de Belen) launch consecutive attacks against their archnemeses. First, they hired a prisoner to eliminate Rhian (Angel Locsin). Their henchmen then try to stage Franco’s (Paulo Avelino) murder.
Meanwhile, Marcial (Albert Martinez) arrived at an important decision as he struggles to help Rhian while he is inside the military camp. Unknown to Marcial, more danger lies ahead of him.
Gerald Anderson’s Take Life was expected to replace the show in its timeslot. The story is told from the point of view of military men detailing what they go through.
Meanwhile, The General’s Daughter effortlessly dodged bullets from its rival show Sahaya, firmly holding on to the top two spot on the list of the country’s most watched TV programs last June 2019. The General’s Daughter clinched the second spot with 30.8%, next to the undisputed overall #1 teleserye FPJ’s Ang Probinsyan‘ with 37.3%, according to Kantar Media.
Directed by Manny Palo and Mervyn Brondial, the series also stars Eula Valdez, Ronnie Alonte, Loisa Andalio, Arjo Atayde, and Maricel Soriano, who also makes a return to television.