Friday, September 4, 2015
Andoy Ranay is Back in ABS-CBN with former Kapuso Artists
UPDATE: Sarah Lahbati joins the supporting cast! So it seems like this is almost like a show of Kapuso-turned-Kapamilya.
It seems like this is a good move for Andoy since as a director, he can still explore in doing romantic movies as a Kapamilya rather than a Kapuso. His talent in directing needs to be utilized for the movies that only Star Cinema can really exploit to the best. VIVA Films may have given him opportunities but the movies he directed with the film outfit only reached a certain blockbuster level. With Star Cinema, he can still soar higher and add more to his label.
Andoy did a movie with GMA Films entitled Sossy Problems but he didn't like how they were pressured to a deadline which meant some scenes not done well. It disappointed him. It was a bad decision for GMA Films to disappoint him. They would have gotten a resident director for great films that would redeem the dead film outfit.
As a Kapuso, Andoy directed the first primetime series of Alden Richards back in his younger years. One True Love received great feedback that despite the strength of Walang Hanggan at that time, the soap was still able to leave a good mark to the audience in terms of popularity. The only problem is these good feedback did not translate to impressively high ratings. And it was not Andoy's fault, it was GMA Network's. Somehow, the network has a problem with how they hype up their shows.
After that, he directed another soap opera with the tandem of Alden Richards and Louise De Los Reyes which did not earn a good spot on primetime. Fast forward, GMA Network entrusted to him a series that would then earn him official recognition from award-giving bodies-- Ang Dalawang Mrs. Real. It was a major cast-- Dingdong Dantes, Maricel Soriano and Lovi Poe.
That was his last.
Now that he's back as a Kapamilya director, expect that there will now be more SUBSTANCE from ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. Emphasis on MORE SUBSTANCE. That's his forte-- to make TV viewing more worth the time.