Sensible twists sought for ‘telenovelas’


DRAMA series like “Walang Hanggan” should respect viewers’ intelligence.

Phil Mangubat, media observer: “Without a doubt, ‘Walang Hanggan’ was very successful—but, its story should have respected viewers’ intelligence. It was a teleserye where protagonists and villains had to die and get resurrected repeatedly in a series of twists—with no rhyme nor reason.

“The current hit, ‘Ina, Kapatid, Anak,’ is instructive—and its young stars have a lot to learn from Janice de Belen, Cherry Pie Picache and Ariel Rivera.”

Other notes:

Kathlyn Sta. Maria, televiewer: “It’s disheartening to see how a TV commercial seems to perpetuate the regressive notion that the responsibility of ‘keeping house’ and preparing meals for the family rests solely on women.

“I thought we, Filipinos, were more enlightened than this, since we pride ourselves with having a more or less egalitarian society, in terms of gender.

“The commercial could have just as effectively driven home its message had the man been shown with his newfound ease in the kitchen. Or, it could tug at viewers’ heartstrings by showing him as he teaches his son or daughter to prepare a dish—to surprise his wife, who’s on her way home from work.

“Either of those approaches could go a long way in demolishing trite gender stereotypes and depicting a healthier image of marriage, in which husband and wife support each other to maintain a happy home life.”


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  • andresa igbac

    yes!!! tama nga lahat sinabi ng mga letter-writers. hope the concerned persons in the industry are reading and taking note!!!!

  • andresa igbac

    may bago na naman commercial yong Anlene ba yon, stereotyping na naman. ang Ama daw ang haligi ng tahanan. Naman! pantay na dapat ngayon ang pagtingin sa lalaki at babae, pareho na sila may equal responsibility sa house! sa dulo ng commercial sabi ng babae, yong lalaki daw kumukuha ng tatag from the wife (in relation to the gatas promoted). pero yong buong concept ng advt, may kulang pa rin, di pa rin nabura yong stereotyping na ang lalaki ay mas lamang daw.

  • Platypus09

    Can we have telenovelas whose MAIN STORY LINES center on ADULT PLOTS with good cast of excellent Filipino actors and actresses, and NOT ON TEENAGERS?

    After all, those who have LOTS of money and time to spend are mature adults in our society.

  • diamond

    I still have not recovered from the twists and turns of the movie Walang Hanggan where Coco Martin was turned into a do nothing bum and cry baby from a smart and successful businessman and where everybody became bumbling idiots with just Miguel as their protagonist. Until now, I cannot watch a teleserye because the writers for wanting to prolong a story would write impossible scenarios which are so irritating .

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