FANBOY by Mark Sablan
Two shows that are doing great on TV today are GMA 7’s Sinner or Saint and Munting Heredera.
Sinner or Saint (previously known as Love and Lies, previously known as Sentensyada) is all about Noemi, a girl from the slums who loves her boyfriend so much that when he accidentally kills her uncle, she owns up to the crime and gets imprisoned for it.
The show stars Bianca King, who is finally getting lead star status after several years. Good thing she hung in there. Good things truly come to those who wait. If you ask me, making it big in the industry asap isn’t necessarily an indication of your success for the next few years. And with all the wannabes and truly talented people out there (plus limited number of lead roles), not everyone can play bida all the time. You really have to be the best—or the most appropriate. Coz it’s not just about acting talent sometimes. Other factors like fanbase, looks, and even height are also considered!
Bagging SOS is a huge challenge for Bianca. Not only is there to challenge to prove that she deserves the role, there is also the challenge of giving the role justice. After all, Bianca doesn’t look like she’s from the slums, and with her strong features, it’s sometimes hard to see her as the inaaping bida. But basing on the few episodes we’ve seen so far, it looks like Bianca’s on the right track.
And then there’s Munting Heredera, which used to make me leave work asap just so I can arrive home in time for it. Good thing it was moved to a later timeslot!
The show stars former child star Camille Prats, who plays Sandra, an amnesia victim who is finally remembering bits and pieces from her past. What she doesn’t remember—or know, that is—is that Jennifer, a kid she likes—is her real daughter aka the Munting Heredera.
There’s so much to love about this show, from the superb acting of Roderick Paulate to the equally superb acting of the girl who plays Kalila (a bitch-to-be), from the interesting subplots and twists to… the return of Leandro Baldemor and Ynez Veneracion!
But going back to Camille, this show is really the perfect comeback vehicle for her. She is no longer Princess Sarah—we have to accept that—and her new show proves just how much she has grown as an actress.
We can’t be happier for these two, who were both featured in a special issue of S Magazine (the old Inside Showbiz). Can’t wait to work with them again.
Mark Sablan loves Dennis Trillo. Visit his personal blog: MarkSablan.blogspot.com.