Seems like GMA hasn’t learned anything from past failures.
After a two-year absence, GMA decided to pursue another local weekday drama series in the morning. They called upon Janine Gutierrez to star as the mysterious ‘Dangwa Girl’, in the series known simply as ‘Dangwa’.
Mystery shrouded the streets of Manila earlier this month when university belt students posted photos and videos of a girl giving out roses to various strangers in social media. The mysterious encounter quickly became viral on social media, and eventually, the then-unknown ‘Dangwa Girl’ was revealed to as Janine Gutierrez.
‘Dangwa’ will feature the story of Rosa, a beautiful flower vendor who would change the lives of men who bought flowers from her. While the story of Rosa will be the focus of the series, a new love story between two individuals will be featured each week, all of which begin with a chance encounter with Rosa herself.
As for Rosa, she will also have a love story of her own. Two men named Baste (Mark Herras) and Lorenzo (Aljur Abrenica) would gain the attention of Rosa’s heart, but as they discovered, she is something else to behold.
The first week of ‘Dangwa’ will also star Barbie Forteza and Ruru Madrid. This will be followed by starring roles from Carla Abellana and Rafael Rosell, Rhian Ramos and Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix, and Pauleen Luna and Gerald Napoles.
‘Dangwa’ will be the latest series produced by the GMA Public Affairs group. But as everyone learned, the involvement of GMA Public Affairs in the series is simply a way to bail out an Entertainment department that has not had success in recent years.
There is also a question about the series’ viability in the morning. Considering that the last two GMA morning dramas (‘Cielo de Angelina’, ‘With a Smile’) were ratings failures, a very tough task awaits ‘Dangwa’ in their hopes of reversing a recent trend.
That said, it will be interesting to see if ‘Dangwa’ lives up to the hype. After the success of the viral posts, the series now hopes to turn them into good, if not impressive ratings.
‘Dangwa’ premieres this Monday at 11:00 a.m. on GMA.
17 thoughts on “GMA Tries Another Weekday Morning Drama with Dangwa”
Ka-back to back niya rin yung Princess In The Palace
And it won’t help Ryzza at all. Yung show niya, talo sa Ningning. Ewan ko lang kung Dangwa and Princess in the Palace combined.
EVOLUTION OF GMA’s Morning Drama Series
1. Kirara (1999-2001)
2. Cielo Del Angelina (2012-2013)
3. With A Smile (2013)
4. Princess In The Palace (2015-present)
5. Dangwa (2015-present)
Except for 1 and 4, all other morning dramas were GMA productions.
Tagasalba na lang ang GMA News and Public Affairs sa mga kapalpakan ng GMA Entertainment. In terms of ratings, there might be a huge chance na hindi ito magiging hit ratings-wise. Dangwa might join To The Top as the shows that we will not bother watching at all, ratings-wise and production-wise (GMA Public Affairs). Makakaapekto sa ratings ng The Ryzza Mae Show presents Princess In The Palace ang ratings ng Dangwa.
We’re in for a huge nightmare once GMA Public Affairs will produce a primetime teleserye na walang ka-historical o cultural value.
Indeed. It’s a scary proposition when that happens. Wala nang sense ang direction ng GMA News and Public Affairs.
Oo nga po dapat mag focus sila sa news and public affairs. Kasi yun talaga strength nila. may Mali talaga sa entertainment division kaya kailangan pa mag interfere ng n&pa
Kailangan lang talaga ng complete overhaul ang staff ng GMA entertainment group. Team Rasonable has not been able to fix the problems that plague this division, so GMA needs to finally let go.
I can also describe Rasonable in another word: Corrupt.
“The King’s Doctor” and “Princess in the Palace” are doing quite okay. I can see why they’ll try again this time.
But, ugh, GMA NAPA producing yet another romantic fluff show with zilch relevance. Boo!
They may be fine, except that Kapamilya Blockbusters and Ningning are doing much better. And consider that the last two GMA morning dramas were flops, what more can they expect for Dangwa.
GMA is so desperate. Imagine GMA News producing Dangwa. I won’t be surprised if they air a weekend marathon of that new show on GMA News TV.
We may probably see that.
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GMA Public Affairs and the Entertainment group should merge by now…
They might as well do that since they’re blurring the lines between news and entertainment by having the former produce entertainment shows. It’s so dizzying to say the least.