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GOOD OL’ REVIEW: GMA’S ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL PUTS FRESH, ENGAGING AND MATURE SPIN ON OVERUSED FILIPINO DRAMA PREMISE (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:03am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
Filipino audiences have a strange and maybe unhealthy fascination with infidelity. The prevalence of soap operas and feature films featuring husbands and wives traipsing about with other men and women… and men and their continued commercial success in the Philippines is material for a long Media Studies dissertation.
Teleserye after teleserye after movie after teleserye, the same story over and over (with sometimes, even the same actors); like many Filipino stories, the cheating spouse has become overused and played out.
But also like other familiar Filipino soap opera tropes, a series or film can come along to try something different and take a fresh approach.
GMA’s Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real surprisingly did that.
When first announced, the excitement over the return of Maricel Soriano to episodic television was tempered by the idea that the series she’d be starring in would revolve around her being the victim of a philandering husband.
In the months before, ABS-CBN’s The Legal Wife and TV5’s For Love of Money already covered what seemed to be the same exact material. But as Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real trudged forward, things unexpectedly took a different turn.
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real was surprisingly quiet and reserved. It was classy and mature. That is, as opposed to being trashy and low brow. The series didn’t exist to titillate. It didn’t glamorize the idea of getting into a hot man or woman’s pants. It wasn’t hypersexualized or even sexy at all. You could say it was quite the opposite.
And that’s a good thing.

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Re: GOOD OL’ REVIEW: GMA’S ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL PUTS FRESH, ENGAGING AND MATURE SPIN ON OVERUSED FILIPINO DRAMA PREMISE (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:04am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
Many recent Filipino dramas and films tend to somehow glorify the other woman or man. One teleserye proclaimed the protragonists were having A Beautiful Affair in the midst of cults (or something or other). Amazing Race Philippines host (;)) Derek Ramsay has been, maybe unfairly, typecast as the hot, sexy husband women can’t resist and who himself can’t resist temptation.
But Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real wasn’t sexy in the slightest.
Instead of relying on one-liners or batuhan ng linya or rolling on the floor catfights or sexified patalbugan between the wife and the kabit, Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real aimed to be a grounded, realistic portrayal of a marriage and a family in turmoil. And taking it a step further, what happens when a man goes so far as to commit bigamy and betray and lie to pretty much everyone around him.
That’s not to say the series didn’t have biting, social media-ready lines of dialogue like Maricel as Millet Real’s “Why don’t you research before spreading your legs?” Or have trending viral clips like the unprecedented slapping during #BagyongMillet.
And the unexpected back and forth between Robert Arevalo and Tommy Abuel.
But even those big, over the top confrontation scenes (which were pretty few) were still very much grounded in reality and believability. You sure as hell know that a scorned wife would act just like Millet did in that scene. And those same viral sensations were not the biggest reasons the series as good as it was.

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Re: GOOD OL’ REVIEW: GMA’S ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL PUTS FRESH, ENGAGING AND MATURE SPIN ON OVERUSED FILIPINO DRAMA PREMISE (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:05am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
The series effectively used longer, dialogue-heavy scenes to convey the characters’ emotions and where we were in the story at the time. It wasn’t a heavy drama, in the traditional sense. It was a tempered drama that developed naturally and had a clear beginning, middle and end.
It helped that the entire cast was full of talented veterans and promising young talents. Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real may be one of the first dramas in a long time to effectively use their entire cast to the fullest.
Coney Reyes, Robert Arevalo, Tommy Abuel, Celeste Legaspi, Jaime Fabregas and Susan Africa were never left behind, both in story and performance. That the parents in the central conflict got as much meaty material is a big accomplishment. And one that contributed greatly to the overall story.
Alessandra de Rossi has always been an actress that deserved better material than was given to her. But here, she played an unlikely supporting sidekick to Maricel’s Millet that was uniquely refreshing. Rodjun Cruz, Diva Montelaba, Dominic Roco and Marc Abaya rounded out the supporting cast as the siblings and friend witness to the turmoil. Marc Justine Alvarez as Tonton played a much bigger role in the final few weeks and maybe showed why he would’ve been able to handle more material as well.
But the lead actors did a fine job to ultimately give the show the heft it needed to rise above the pack of illicit trysts, hands up skirts and in pants and hair pulling.

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Re: GOOD OL’ REVIEW: GMA’S ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL PUTS FRESH, ENGAGING AND MATURE SPIN ON OVERUSED FILIPINO DRAMA PREMISE (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:11am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
After last year’s disappointing Genesis, this series was just what Dingdong Dantes needed to remind everyone of his strong acting. He carried the role in a way that made you almostsympathize with him, but most of the time made you shake your fist at the obvious idiocy of his actions.
Lovi Poe has been one of the most promising young actresses and has proven so in many a drama series in the last few years. But here, she was able to stand beside a veteran like Maricel Soriano and hold her own. Lovi Poe has been able to cover a wide range of roles from the sosyalera to small-town provincial teacher. So her strong performance here as a hardworking and caring, but maybe naive young woman should come as no surprise.
But Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real was definitely a showcase for Maricel Soriano to show that she’s still got it. Her strong, award-caliber and more than believable performance was infused with her signature mataray delivery that only she could do. It was an interesting journey for Millet. Going from scorned wife to lioness on the hunt to hurt and confused and finally a woman who was ready to give unconditional love, Maricel Soriano needed to deliver a wide array of contrasting emotions and she hit every mark by giving a strong and sometimes restrained performance.

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Re: GOOD OL’ REVIEW: GMA’S ANG DALAWANG MRS. REAL PUTS FRESH, ENGAGING AND MATURE SPIN ON OVERUSED FILIPINO DRAMA PREMISE (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:12am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
Yes, it was a happy ending for all, but Anthony Real paid the price. While not all victims of infidelity and betrayal would be as accepting or give such unconditional love, we saw how these characters realistically responded to scandalous chaos and the pain and suffering one stupid decision can bring for a whole group of people.
They were able to put the “real” in Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real. One line may best sum up the series: “May pinagaralan ako.” Indeed, the series will be remembered as a freshly mature and classy take on what has become an overused premise in Philippine drama. Helped by strong performances and production, that they were able to make such a premise realistic and engaging without resorting to cheap sound bites or viral-ready clips makes the series one of the year’s best.

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kung (Mon Sep 22, 2014 1:55am ET)IP: 7961756f | report post
by not-so-jr. Maricelian
may junior maricelians, meron din bang junior sharonians? curious lang. hehehe
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Re: kung (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:28am ET)IP: d5ec3eda | report post
by diesel

Sino namang kabataan ang gustong magkaron ng ganyang katawan? lol!
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Re: kung (Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:37am ET)IP: 49246c49 | report post
by Larry the maricelian
Yung mga ibang chichis nga iniwan na si butanding tapos junior chichi pa?

Eh ano naman maidolize ng mga bata sa kanya ang palaaway nya sa twitter? Ang pagiging plastic sa friends? Ang pagiging unable to deliver or ang pagiging hamonada?

Lol
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Re: kung (Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:24am ET)IP: 73506a22 | report post
by Osang
ako tingin ko walang Junior Sharonians... meron lang mga biik or junior baboys....hahahahahaha
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Pak na pak ang review (Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:54am ET)IP: 49246c49 | report post
by Larry the maricelian
Ganda ng review. Basahin nyo Smile

http://dryedmangoez.com/2014/09/21/good-ol-review-gmas-ang-dalawang-mrs-real-puts-fresh-and-ma ture-spin-on-overused-filipino-drama-premise/
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Re: Pak na pak ang review (Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:56am ET)IP: d5ec3eda | report post
by diesel

Ateng post mo ang buong article. Di ko mabasa lol! Para ma ipost ko don sa Pex.. kalaban ng mga kapampams hahaha


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Untitled (Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:38pm ET)IP: b4be0754 | report post
by am hapi
To Natalia:
Review a recent post re people na mabait kay Sharon, one of the names mentioned is Maricel. So, i think there's no point in bashing Maricel esp here in her forum. For all we know these two may actually be in good terms (not necesarily close friends) in real life. So, hope all the patutsadahan stops from here, and let's just be hapi for one another esp for our admired celebrities...


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may nagwawala na naman! (Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:08pm ET)IP: 73506a22 | report post
by Osang
Ok, to all Maricelians, wag na pansinin yung nagwawala na naman dito sa forum....ganyan talaga pag wala na sa katinuan dahil sa pagakalaos ng isang Sharon Cuneta....ganayan talaga ang mga baliw, wala ng matinong magawang matino sa buhay hahahahahahaha.....palibhasa pareho sila ni Sharon na durugista...di ba Larry? hahahahahaha
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Re: may nagwawala na naman! (Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:10pm ET)IP: 49246c49 | report post
by Larry the maricelian
Eh kasi nga pinoprovoke niya ako at yung ibang maricelians para sumugod sa kabila.,,eh sus busy ako. Lol

Wala ako masyado time lately para sa pagiinarte niya kasi wala naman nagawa ang fb post eh wala pa ring network.

Lol

Wala pa ring show at producer eh si maricel magshooting na next month

Hahahaha
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Re: may nagwawala na naman! (Sun Sep 21, 2014 10:30pm ET)IP: 73506a22 | report post
by Osang
Hahahaha..naiintidihan kita Larry...kasi di ba ang role ng devil eh, mang provoke.....ayan tuloy ang napala ni Natataelya...lalo syang namamatay sa sobrang pikon dahil walang gustong pumatol....sabi nga nila, epekto na yan nga sobrang depression...imagine naman kasi Larry, 10 years na silang nag iilusyon na sikat pa si Sharon...eh puro flop nga ang mga ginawa mula concert(na dinamay pa si Martin sa kamalasan dahil first time ni Martin na hindi napuno ang Araneta huh!), pati TV shows( na pati si Ogie eh dinamay din dahil imagine na 0.6% lang ang ratings?????at pinagkakalat pa na trending yun huh!!!!!)at asan na daw ang movie, na ang last daw na gagawin sa Star Cinema eh biglang si Pokwang na ang nasa title role( would that mean ni Pokwang na ang ka-level nya???)hahahaha...kaya, wag na natin patulan, kasi sabi mo nga, di na magbabago mga chichis tulad ng idol nila na plasticada!hahahahaha
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Hahaha (Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:48pm ET)IP: 49246c49 | report post
by Larry the maricelian
Kawawa naman si nata-elya lol

Kasi mula simula hanggang sa huli inggit na inggit kay maricel at sa success ng admr kasi nananalangin na hindi maghihit anf series kaso pinag hit ni maricel lol

Tsaka ano daw inde nag trend si millet sa finale episode eh before that ilang beses nag trend si millet.

Eh si poleng nag trend kasi nagpakalat na depress siya tapos the next day 1000 na lang ang likes niya

Bwahahahaha

Tapos wala pa ring show at network...wawa naman si butanding laosha


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Untitled (Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:03pm ET)IP: 7346303e | report post
by Annette
Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real..Maganda sa simula..maganda ang pagtatapos.

Sana pag may movie or tele si Diamond Star sana masama si Robert Arevalo at si rodjun lalong lalo nat si connie reyes =)

I miss Ang dalawang Mrs Real. Ganda kasi eh.. ma miss ko si Diamond Star... the best. sa aktingan lang wow pati sipon nang kabit bahay namin tumulo.

eniwei, movie na naman ni Diamond Star ang panonoorin namin ng mga mahal ko sa buhay. back to back movie ni Diamond Star..Pastilan kadaghan ba buhaton ni Diamond Star..nalipong na hinoon ko sa kadaghan.

Mabuhay Ang Maricelians.
Mabuhay si Diamond Star.
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24 Oras: Pagwawakas ng "Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real," nag-trend worldwide (Sun Sep 21, 2014 3:05pm ET)IP: 25692879 | report post
by diesel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a61E_IQCVCI
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Untitled (Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:20am ET)IP: b4be0754 | report post
by am hapi
Am sad that there's no more ADMR to watch... but am also hapi for its tremendous success...Hope to see more worth watching dramas esp from our dear MARICEL SORIANO...
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GINAWA NG PORNOSERYE (Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:25am ET)IP: d5ec3eda | report post
by diesel

ang SBPAK sa bagong publicity ng ABS CBN at Nightmarescape hahaha!


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Re: GINAWA NG PORNOSERYE (Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:18am ET)IP: 49246c49 | report post
by Larry the maricelian
Eh kasi matatapos na yata in few weeks ni hindi man lang pinapansin ng mga viewers lol

So ang naisip ni deo ay sex sells. Hahahaha
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