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That’s My Amboy Down to Final Week

‘That’s My Amboy’ will end this Friday, and few noticed it since GMA ceased its production of episode teasers at the start of April. (Photo and logo credit: GMA Network)

Little is said about the impending conclusion of ‘That’s My Amboy’.

After all, the AnBie-starred series, like all other current GMA teleseryes, has seen minimal promotion since the beginning of April. As a result, only a few knew the fact that ‘That’s My Amboy’ is about to end.

‘That’s My Amboy’ premiered on January 25, 2016, and marked the primetime debut of the love team of Andre Paras and Barbie Forteza. Coming off a successful 1+ year run on ‘The Half-Sisters’, the up-and-coming tandem came into this project with considerable expectations as they step into the evening spotlight.

But in a primetime landscape that is extremely competitive, ratings were hard to come by for ‘That’s My Amboy’. And it didn’t help that the series went up against KathNiel’s ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’ and LizQuen’s ‘Dolce Amore’, both of which contributed to ABS-CBN’s ongoing dominance.

To make matters worse, GMA further exacerbated the decline of ‘That’s My Amboy’ by not showing any of the show’s episode teasers starting in April. That turned out to be the final straw, and once they realize that ‘That’s My Amboy’ can no longer overcome their Kapamilya rivals, they finally decided to pull the plug.

With just four months and 68 episodes under its belt, it is clear that ‘That’s My Amboy’ failed to live up to expectations. The series overall was not entertaining to begin with, and it felt like a rushed effort, since Andre and Barbie did not enjoy any break following the conclusion of ‘The Half-Sisters’.

That said, the AnBie duo has a lot more work to do if they were to rise to the level of a Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, or a Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil. But they need to take it one step at a time, and enjoy as much rest as possible so as not to overexert themselves.

Thanks to GMA’s lack of effort in promoting the final week of ‘That’s My Amboy’, expect the series finale to make little noise this Friday. Admit it, this is GMA’s way of giving up on this series, and for Kapuso viewers, it’s humiliating to see what they have done.

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8 thoughts on “That’s My Amboy Down to Final Week

  1. No wonder why GMA gives up promoting this drama. Nakafocus pa sila sa Encantadia, pati na ang kanilang ipagmamayabang na technology para sa kanilang Eleksyon 2016 coverage. Poor GMA.

    • They can’t go into HD broadcasting by doing such ridiculous things. Kung wala naman silang tiwala sa mga teleserye nila, they can just stop producing and airing them. Even the planned Encantadia, pwede naman nilang ikansela kung may duda sila rito. That lack of promotion thing is certain humiliation for an already embattled network.

  2. Lei08 says:

    Actually, this series is quite refreshing in comparison with GMA’s usual “fantaseryes” or remakes or over the top dramaseryes which have taken toll to the viewers. It has a good story and the young actors/actresses are very fun to watch. It’s like we’re watching a koreanovela given its theme and fast phase.

    Unfortunately, the primetime “seryes” of ABS-CBN are also so good and we cannot deny that the love teams there are so well known, likewise, storylines are enjoying.

    Well, IMHO only, even if GMA changes its primetime series, and even if indeed it has a lot to offer, ABS-CBN has too many bankable love teams that it’s really hard to compete fair and square. *sighs*

    • ABS is tough to beat because they have Mr. M, Dreamscape and Star Creatives to back them up. GMA doesn’t have a capable equivalent, which is why their talents and teleseryes struggle.

      • It’s all because of one name: RASONABLE. Walang-wala talaga si Rasonable. Ayan tuloy. They might rate well in Metro Manila (AND NOT NATIONWIDE, GAYA NG PINAGMAMAYABANG NG GMA), but ABS-CBN’s dramas were on the top of their ratings game and have the biggest stars of this era.

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