- Kapuso writer RJ Nuevas explained to the netizens why most GMA dramas are mistress-centered
- He admitted that these shows garner more viewers than other genres
- Nuevas encouraged the viewers to watch The Gift and other Kapuso series
Kapuso writer RJ Nuevas decided to address the complaints of some netizens about the recurring mistress-centered themes or known as kabit-seryes on GMA Network.
Through a Facebook post last September 17, Tuesday, Nuevas explained that the network opted to feature more of kabit-seryes because it gained higher ratings, unlike other genres.
“Sa mga nagmemesage sa akin na sana naman daw ay maghain kami ng mga makabuluhang shows eto ang sagot ko-naghahain naman kami, pero sana naman, panoorin n’yo, para maramdaman namin na naaapreciate n’yo.
“nagtataka kayo na kabitan at kidnapan ang laging nakahain, e yun ang nagre-rate eh.
He admitted that viewers nowadays are confusing and unpredictable. He also challenged everyone to show their support for their latest series The Gift which offered a whole different story.
“eto, may offer naman kami na kakaiba, ang THE GIFT, mas mapuso ito. pero again, sana naman, suportahan n’yo.
“minsan kasi, nakakalito na rin ang viewers. kung anu-ano ang hinahanap, pero kapag nariyan na, deadma rin naman. so, maaasahan ko ba kayo sa THE GIFT?” Nuevas wrote.
Screenwriter for film and television Suzette Doctolero also said similar words when she guested in a scriptwriting lesson vlog on YouTube by Nuevas earlier this year.
“Sa totoo lang, kung bakit maraming kabitan-serye kasi nagre-rate siya, pinapanuod niyo kasi! Tapos magrereklamo kayo!” she said.
Doctolero was then known as the creator of the 2013 hit series My Husband’s Lover which tells the story of a wife discovering her seemingly perfect husband having a male lover.
Some of these current kabit-seryes in GMA Network are:
Hanggang Sa Dulo ng Buhay Ko
This afternoon series tells the story of Yvie Cardeñas (Megan Young) and Matteo Divinagracia (Rayver Cruz) who are childhood sweethearts who fall in love and eventually get married. They happily moved into their new family home, along with their adopted son and Yvie’s cousin, Katya Calderon (Kim Domingo). Matteo’s former girlfriend, Naomi Espiritu (Kris Bernal) will put fear into their lives and disrupt the married couple as she possesses Katya’s body to have an affair with Matteo.
Dahil Sa Pag-ibig
Another Kapuso afternoon series which centers about love, betrayalm and vengeance, Dahil Sa Pag-Ibig follows Eldon (Benjamin Alves), who works as an OFW in Saudi Arabia but commits a grave crime that eventually lands him in jail. His wife Mariel (Sanya Lopez), who is left in the Philippines, is desperate to earn the “blood money” that will bail out her husband. Meanwhile, Portia (Winwyn Marquez), the wife of Eldon’s employer, and Gary (Pancho Magno), Mariel’s rich former lover, will try to shake the fidelity of the married couple as they face temptations and struggles while being separated.
The Better Woman
The primetime series tells the story of married couple Andrew (Derek Ramsay) and Jasmine (Andrea Torres). Their almost perfect love story will be shaken as Jasmine reunites with her long lost twin sister, Juliet (Torres), who will have a forbidden love affair with Andrew. The sexy drama series is set to end this September 27.
In addition to the list,GMA Network is now set to offer another thought-provoking mistress-centered series titled Magkaagaw which is scheduled to premiere this year on the network’s Afternoon Prime line up. It will star Sunshine Dizon, Sheryl Cruz, and Alfred Vargas.
The official YouTube channel of GMA Network released the teaser of the upcoming series last September 22, Sunday.