Back where they belong
This is a particularly good viewing week for us, because some of our long-missed favorite TV talents are back on the tube. First, Francine Prieto appears to have won her battle of the bulge, and is now playing a legal defender of the underdog on “Flor de Liza.”
Next, Donita Rose is currently playing Gardo Versoza’s wife and Ai Ai delas Alas’ romantic rival in “Let the Love Begin.”
New child star Alonzo Muhlach, who used to be “tucked away” for quite a while on “Inday Bote,” has finally resurfaced and been reunited with his parents.
Ace character actors, Art Acuña and Marc Abaya, have concluded their respective teleserye performances, and should be tapped to play other characters in new shows, pronto—they’re that good.
On “The Rich Man’s Daughter,” the welcome sights and leading thespic lights include Glaiza de Castro, Gloria Romero and Al Tantay. On “Pari ‘Koy,” Chanda Romero is playing a fussy, old manang sa parokya—and she’s irritably effective.
On “Flor de Liza” again, the durable “love team” of Marvin Agustin and Jolina Magdangal continues to click with viewers.
Puckish sense of humor
On “Oh My G,” Leo Rialp makes a credible Creator who is no austere and abstracted Deity, but actually has a puckish sense of humor! The series may be ending soon, but we hear that Leo is resurfacing on—“Pangako sa ‘Yo?”
It’s also good to know that the big-deal series will feature the always interesting and textured performer, Pilar Pilapil.
On “Flor de Liza,” another standout performer is Tetchie Agbayani. On “Pinoy Abroad,” we caught a recent telecast of Miriam Quiambao in Greece—she really held the show together and made it fascinating to watch.
On the news and public affairs analysis show, “News.PH,” Pia Hontiveros is as uniquely insightful as ever. On “Bawal Ang Pasaway Kay Mareng Winnie,” Winnie Monsod is back to brash, no-nonsense and tip-top form.
On “Bridges of Love,” we’re happy that Edu Manzano is back to acting after a long spell—but, we feel that the series isn’t taking full advantage of his prized presence. We still recall how good he was in “Tanging Yaman,” and hope that he will be given another chance to strut his thespic stuff.
As for the series’ lead player, Jericho Rosales, it’s a delight to see him take commanding charge of the show, making us recall his crackerjack performance in “Santa-Santita.” Unfortunately, his costars have a hard time keeping up with him—but, that’s their problem, not his!
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