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Magkaribal: My New Guilty Pleasure!

I am starting to hate ABS-CBN for coming up with such engaging and captivating teleseryes (soap operas)!  Just last week, they premiered another fabulous soap that I can’t let go off! Magkaribal (Rivals) is the story of two poor sisters who were victims of circumstance and ended up traveling along very different circles. After the death of their mother and the betrayal of their father, the children find themselves as street urchins, running away from the children’s welfare department and trying to find a way to live on their own. However, after the younger of the two falls ill, the older sister went off to find money but to her horror, she finds the hospital where her sister is confined in engulfed in flames. Thinking her sister was dead and heartbroken, the young girl found herself in the throes of prostitution until one day, a wealthy benefactor takes her in as his muse and she becomes a fashion model abroad. Years later, she returns as the new designer to the House of Ronaldo, one of the most loved fashion houses worldwide.

Bongga no! I LOVE IT!!!!

Granted that the show has it’s flaws, namely the disconnect in character casting. The paparazzi style of presentation can also be annoying when overdone. Nonetheless, I find myself glued to the tube every night no matter how tired I am. I can’t believe I actually do that because NEVER (well, with the exception of Grey’s Anatomy!) have I done this before!

What I love about watching the show is that it gives me an escape from the daily grind, it’s like living vicariously in such a chic and fashionable world! While I may never personally indulge in designer clothing or labeled bags, nor would I ever find myself scarfing down fat burner pills or over exercising just so I can be model-thin like the characters, I can still feel like I am part of that world, right? Another great thing about the soap is that it really highlights how far Philippine soaps has gone since the days of Mara, Clara and Mula Sa Puso.

Oh…and did I fail to mention Magkaribal’s best selling point? Derek Ramsay. Yummy!

  • #1
    Posted by Didi on July 6th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    You ARE my Magkaribal sister!! 🙂

  • #2
    Posted by yapatoots on July 7th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    *mwah* see you tomorrow…over magkaribal!

  • #3
    Posted by zoan on July 8th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    i’ve been away from my lappy for almost two weeks now 😀 and i am away from the TV too, but I love Magkaribal and I kept on asking my mom kung ano na nangyayari 🙂

  • #4
    Posted by Nica on July 12th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I love Magkaribal pero I have given up on watching it because of too many commercials. Nakakainis lang! Pero I still watch it from time to time.

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