First of all, I am not confirming nor denying the online rumor that Marian Rivera is supposed to do the remake of Temptation Of A Wife as her next teleserye. I have an idea of what she’ll be doing but of course, until there’s a press conference things could change any minute so we wait until it’s officially announced.
Now back to the rumor of the supposed remake. I understand that the Korean drama Temptation of a Wife was such a hit among Filipino viewers that weeks after GMA 7 aired it on their afternoon block the show was aired on Primetime. I know that poeple loved it coz maybe it has a mature and grown up subject matter that the viewers found it refreshing compare to the usual teleserye storylines.
The question that people in GMA 7 should be asking themselves is this, do viewers really love the show that much that they’re going to watch the remake too after seeing the Korean dram twice already?
An even bigger question is, should Marian Rivera do it? Should Marian Rivera do another remake on TV?
FYI, I have no problem with the mature-adult genre of the storyline. Compare to the TV shows here in the US, the “mature-adult” standard in the Philippines Entertainment is actually 5 levels immature, for lack of a better word, HEH. I am highly confident that Marian Rivera could do it and I believe that Marian should finally do something along that genre. She actually started doing that in Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang which started out so well until some fans started complaining coz they were not ready to see Marian play the character of feisty and sexy Proserfina. The latter is my second favorite among Marian’s TV characters. Marimar being the 1st.
Would I want Marian to do another remake on TV? NO! I would really like to believe that Marian is already a graduate of TV remakes. Even in the movies, along the lines of Super Inday, *knock on wood*. If her new show has the similar tone of Temptation of a Wife then that’s no problem at all. It’s fine and dandy, and it’s about freaking time, again.
However, if it turns out that Marian is indeed doing a remake of TOAW, well, I’ll support her with everything I’ve got. I know in my heart that Marian will grab the character by the throat and make it her own. There’s no question about it, she’ll give the character justice and THEN SOME. That’s how AMAZING she is as an actress. But still, if it’s really possible, I’d rather she’s not doing another remake for her next teleserye. Just to reiterate once more lest I be misquoted, I WILL SUPPORT MARIAN RIVERA IN EVERYTHING SHE DOES, REMAKE OR NOT.
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