The much awaited Philippine adaptation of the top-rating Korean series "Temptation of Wife" airs its pilot episode tonight after Aso ni San Roque on GMA-7, replacing Luna Blanca, which ended last Friday.
Starring the kapuso network's Primetime Queen Marian Rivera, leading men Dennis Trillo, Rafael Rossel and actress Glaiza de Castro, "Temptation of Wife" tells of a wife, Angeline Santos (Marian), who endures the torment of being a submissive housewife to an indifferent and infidel husband Marcel (Dennis Trillo) for the sake of saving their marriage. In the end, her patience snaps and she decides she's had enough. She rises from her meek and gentle stature and dons on a new personality -- that of a sophisticated and confident woman -- thanks to the help of a dashing gentleman named Nigel (Rafael), who's got feelings for her. Angeline takes advantage of her new stature to take revenge against her husband and his paramour, Heidi (Glaiza), who also happens to be Angeline's former bestfriend.
Directed by Dominic Zapata, the series also stars Rio Locsin as Minda; Raymond Bagatsing as Romeo; Michelle Madrigal as Chantal Armada; Antonio Aquitania as Leo; Ayen Munji-Laurel as Lady Armada;Bettina Carlos as Madel; Rez Cortez as Abner and Ms. Cherie Gil as Stella.
The original (Korean) version of the series garnered very high ratings when it first aired in GMA's afternoon prime block prompting the network to re-run it in its primetime (Telebabad) block. Even during its second run, the series still reaped very high ratings even besting other locally-produced dramas.
Although the Philippine version won't deviate much from the original, some elements and characters have been adapted to suit the taste of local viewers. The story was tweaked a bit to fit into the local context with the hope of making it more relatable to the Filipino audience.
"Temptation of Wife" airs from Monday to Friday, after Aso ni San Roque (9:00pm) on GMA Telebabad.
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