So the battle for primetime supremacy is not between remakes Let the Love Begin of GMA Telebabad and upcoming Pangako Sayo of ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. The real battle is between the latter versus lesbian-themed soap opera The Richman's Daughter.
It's not genre versus same genre anymore. It's a battle between stellar casts, between stories that will engage audience more, between twists that will make hold on to their seats. And so far, these two have it based on trailers and writeups.
The Richman's Daughter will pilot next Monday and for sure it will take third slot after Let the Love Begin. Starring Rhian Ramos as Jade, her role will not be the only major one to watch out for but of Chynna Ortaleza's as well. Batchi Luna will certainly resound in households. The butch type of lesbian to be portrayed by Ortaleza will, take it from us, be television's most memorable character this 2015.
Watch the teaser of The Richman's Daughter
This one right here is undisputably gaining a good viewership judging on Youtube views alone of its first trailer. Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo are the hottest teenage actors in this generation.
But Star Creatives leveled up the game by going beyond the KathNiel fever and offering viewers a more engaging soap opera. They're doing this by making the storyline execution of the parents also very interesting this time. To be played by Jodi Sta. Maria, Ian Veneracion and Angelika Panganiban as the new Claudia, the first week will surely be something to watch out for. And it will be a display of acting skills as well for these three.
So what makes a remake a better version of the original? We think that Pangako Sayo 2015 is about to answer that question. And we are about to see in our eyes a better version of the old one. We get this idea through its first trailer that opens with a line, "kung inaakala mo alam mo ang kanilang kwento, nagkakamali ka."
Watch the Pangako Sayo trailer one from ABS-CBN Entertainment
It will be one exciting ride on primetime television this season. After this round will come two reality shows. That's another exciting thing.