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New Rival for On the Wings of Love

‘On the Wings of Love’ is getting new competition starting this Monday.

For the past several months, James Reid and Nadine Lustre’s breakthrough series has been on a roll against its closest competitor, ‘My Faithful Husband’. Even though both series premiered on the same night (August 10), it is clear that GMA’s older generation of talents (Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo) are now a blip on the radar against ABS-CBN’s youngsters.

This Monday will be no exception, as they will once again emphasize experience over youth in their latest series, ‘Little Nanay’. The series will star Kris Bernal as an intellectually disabled 25-year-old mother, who will be taken care of by her own daughter, portrayed by Chlaui Malayao.

Speaking of experience, two Filipino showbiz legends will play major roles in ‘Little Nanay’. Nora Aunor will act as the rock star grandmother to Kris’ character, while Eddie Garcia will play the role of a rich and adoptive grandfather.

Other cast members of ‘Little Nanay’ include Bembol Roco, Mark Herras, Juancho Triviño, Keempee de Leon, Gladys Reyes, Hiro Peralta, Wynwyn Marquez, Sunshine Dizon, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Jinri Park, Paolo Contis and Renz Fernandez. Multi-awarded actor and director Ricky Davao will be at the helm.

In contrast to the more serious tone of ‘My Faithful Husband’, ‘Little Nanay’ will be presented in a mostly comedic manner. This was GMA’s response to the more light-hearted approach of ‘On the Wings of Love’, which in turn was a departure from the mostly mature dramas that ABS-CBN aired in the 9:15 p.m. timeslot.

By all accounts, this will be a tough challenge for ‘Little Nanay’. With ‘On the Wings of Love’ still winning in the ratings game, it remains to be seen whether or not ‘Little Nanay’ will be able to keep up with the former.

That said, an imposing task awaits ‘Little Nanay’. It’s up to Kris Bernal to prove that GMA’s so-called ‘oldies’ are still goodies.

‘Little Nanay’ premieres this Monday at 9:15 p.m., right after ‘Beautiful Strangers’ on GMA Telebabad.

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12 thoughts on “New Rival for On the Wings of Love

  1. aalsa says:

    Little Nanay marks the return of Eddie Garcia to GMA after a few years with ABS-CBN. The teleserye also is Nora Aunor’s comeback to GMA after several years (I can’t remember the last time she appeared in a GMA drama).

    • Actually Manoy already appeared in a GMA drama even before Little Nanay. He was a guest on The Half-Sisters. As for the Superstar herself, she appeared in Karelasyon and Magpakailanman.

  2. gotfan says:

    i feel bad for GMA. Masyado kasing maaga iyung remake ng Marimar, siguro din dahil kay Megan parang may kulang sa acting nya. Then with BS naman para ding may kulang, maybe because of the storyline na medyo gasgas na. IDK kung papatok ‘tong Little Nanay, medyo iba yung storyline nya kaso ang hirap kalaban ng Probinsyano.

    I know its off topic pero kung ire-remake ang Encantadia baka ganito din ang kalabasan. sayang its one of the best pa naman. masisira yung legacy ng drama pag flop yung remake.

    • Encantadia proved to be a costly series for GMA. They lost a lot of money because of it. The fantaseryes GMA made before essentially drained their finances.

      Kaya nagsa-struggle ngayon ang mga Kapuso dramas sa primetime because they rely too much on older actors and lack of support. Kung may sariling Dreamscape at Star Creatives ang GMA, not to mention a more capable management team for their younger talents, they would have not been in this position they are now.

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