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‘My Husband’s Lover’ makes its unique mark

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TRILLO AND RODRIGUEZ. Post-discovery upheavals make for tempestuous melodrama. Photo from pinoymanila.com

“My Husband’s Lover” may be the current toast of TV town, but it has also been the object of a roast on a recent telecast of “Pepito Manaloto,” as well as spoofs on various comedy programs. —Which just goes to show that the “oddly” triangular tale has made its unique mark on the local telecasting scene, and bids fair to keep viewers watching—that is, if the series’ writers can think up enough new plot developments and permutations to keep them “intrigued!”

To date, Lally, the classically clueless wife in the story, has finally caught her hubby and his gay lover “in the act”—or TV’s decorous version thereof (just as they’re about to “passionately” osculate).

Realization

—Well, what now? Of course, there’ll be the devil to pay, plus protestations and anguished mea culpas galore, as well as the missus’ stunned realization that, all this time, she has been sharing her husband’s heart—and body—with a gay rival. All those post-discovery upheavals make for tempestuous melodrama—but, what happens right after the volcano has exploded?

Logic has it that, now that the cat is out of the bag, events have to speedily surge to an early conclusion and denouement.

—But, given the series’ current popularity, that would be like wringing the neck of the goose that’s been laying all those golden ratings eggs for GMA.

Given the limitations imposed on gay-themed drama on a generally “GP” medium like television, what further complications can the series’ sleep-deprived writers conjure up that will keep the story profitably unspooling, even after its major bone of contention has been exposed?

Will the conflict’s focus shift to the wife, who may want to save her marriage for the sake of her children? If so, will she come to some sort of modus vivendi with her “disgraced” husband? —But, that line of plotting can’t really be sustained for long, because it would present her as an even bigger wimp and “martyr” than before. —So, what now?!


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Tags: Dennis Trillo , Gay Lover , Lally , My Husband’s Lover , Television

  • RiverHorse

    yeah, unique alright – it makes the philippines a lot sissier than it was before. kaya mga pulitiko at mga pari nawawalan ng mga yagbols!

  • Sarkasmos

    To extend the series the plot will have to be convoluted. The gay lover can himself get married. The gay lover’s wife has a brother who in turn has an affair with the husband. They can change the title to “My Husband’s Lover’s Wife’s Brother’s Lover”. Or simply “My Husband” because they are one and the same.

  • Gastig

    Parang hindi kasi natural. Nagbabanatan kayo sa pwet…tapos isusubo niyo sa inyong bibig. Eto rin yung bibig na ginagamit niyo sa pagkain at sa paghalik sa mga mahal niyo sa buhay.

    Tapos karamihan sa inyo ang iingay, bukang buka ang bibig na Amoy ebs.

    • BCon

      Never heard of soap and water? (joke) he he he

    • Dodi Panganiban

      Wow, grabe ang sterotyping mo! Marka ng pagiging ignorante.

  • Platypus09

    The story was predictable. The twists were deliberate to present messages to the viewing public.

    They were not surprising, typical storylines written by gay writers and gay supporters to promote same-sex relationships, or maybe more.

    This is giving wrong messages to our growing children in our conservaitive Catholic society.

    In short, not my cup of tea.

    Thumbs down for me.

    • BCon

      How did you know the twistS of the story if you were not watching it every night? How can you know the “message of a story” that has not ended yet? Just asking.

      • Platypus09

        Just to let you know that not everyone in this country support gay-related stuff.

      • mnlmad

        That’s the beauty of democracy. You have a choice not to watch the show and a choice not to be in this forum.

      • Platypus09

        Who are you to tell me what to do and what not to do?

        You sound very democratic, don’t think so..!!

      • BCon

        Yeah maybe you are right because the highest grossing film of all time in the history of movies in this country is “Sisterakas” followed by “Pribeyt Benjamin”.. Yeah, not a lot in this country support gay related stuff. he he he

      • Platypus09

        Those are not good stories anyways. They repeated stories over and over and over again..!!

      • grapesofwrath

        Commenting here just to let you know your username is so gay.

      • Platypus09

        Just to let you know that your username is is very straight. Duh.!!

    • mnlmad

      Good, then don’t watch the show and don’t waste your time in this forum.
      Hypocrite.

      • Platypus09

        Gays are the ones who like to do all these name calling like you.

        And then you expect decent people to support gays like you?

        Good luck…!!

        Just shrugging my shoulders..

      • Dodi Panganiban

        Gee, everyone here is just expressing their opinions and are not putting out an advocacy nor are looking for your kind of “support”..

  • Nobayan

    Daming ipokrito dito! “My Husband’s Lover” is not about glorification of the baklas but mere presentation of common problems encountered by couples in a relationship and lessons one should learn from them. Nagkataon lang na mga bakla ang nasa eksena, but just the same, it still delves on the risks and disadvantages of going into extramarital affairs and why the sanctity of marriage and family must be preserved. At dahil naiiba ang concept — which us a far cry from the usual plot of nagkapalit ng anak, nawala at pinamigay ang anak ng may anak, nagampon ng anak na tunay pala niyang anak — plus the superb acting of its stars (kudos to Dennis, Tom & Carla, clap! clap! clap!) kaya tumatabo ito sa rating. Bonus na lang kung nanonood ang pati mga bading sa kabilang networks, but it is on record that countless straights not only here but abroad are religiously following this teleserye. What’s wrong with having baklas as stars? Bakit yung mga rapists, abusers, criminals na bida sa teleserye basta di bakla ok lang ba? Kung ayaw niyong manood there’s always the remote control peeps.Ganun kasimple.

    • Platypus09

      What is wrong if people have different opinions about things that you support?

      • mnlmad

        What’s wrong? Bigotry is wrong. Get educated.

      • Platypus09

        Not supportive does not make you a bigot. They are two different ideas.

        I thought you are that educated.

    • BCon

      Yes. Actually, the roles of the three leads are to die for and they are doing them justice to the hilt so far. Same with the supporting roles. Walang tulak kabigin.

  • jga94

    I like this show. It doesn’t show the stereotypical screaming. comical-relief type of gay. It shows that gays also have the same problems (maybe even more) as everyone else when it comes to love.

  • BCon

    Who are for Team Lally? Who are for Team Eric?



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