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Farewell, Dolce Amore

ABS-CBN is calling tomorrow’s episode of ‘Dolce Amore’ ‘ The Most Beautiful Finale’.

And why not? After all, for over seven months, viewers were enthralled by the long-distance love story surrounding Tenten (Enrique Gil) and Serena (Liza Soberano). Their relationship may have some highs and lows as the story wore on, but come this Friday, all of that ‘kilig’ will finally pay off for good.

‘Dolce Amore’ first burst into the scene on February 15, replacing another hit drama in ‘Pangako Sa ‘Yo’. The series, which was taped in Italy early in its run, became an immediate hit, and in the process, dispelled the notion that LizQuen were a ‘one-hit wonder’ on television.

Along the way, ‘Dolce Amore’ prevailed against GMA’s own love teams in AnBie (Andre Paras and Barbie Forteza of ‘That’s My Amboy’) and AlNine (Aljur Abrenica and Janine Gutierrez of ‘Once Again’). As a result of ‘Dolce Amore”s thorough domination, GMA gave up the fight and placed the Koreanovela ‘Descendants of the Sun’ as a last resort.

Overall, ‘Dolce Amore’ lasted 137 episodes, which is ten episodes more than the combined total of rivals ‘That’s My Amboy’ (68 episodes) and ‘Once Again’ (59 episodes).  This was a testament to the success and enduring popularity of the LizQuen tandem, not to mention the storytelling magic of Cathy Garcia-Molina.

As ‘Dolce Amore’ enters its finale tomorrow night, one thing is certain. For the last time in the series, the magic of LizQuen will be on display, and viewers hope that this will be a memorable and unforgettable ending.

While tomorrow will be the end of the love story between Serena and Tenten, the story of LizQuen will go on. An upcoming film starring the love team is in the works, and is expected to be released later this year.

Coming up next on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida will be ‘Till I Met You’, starring another popular love team in JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre). More on that tomorrow.


12 thoughts on “Farewell, Dolce Amore

  1. The episode count for DA is correct yet you made a mistake in simple arithmetic, it should have been ten more (not nine) than its competitors.

    It would’ve been better if the title should’ve began with Arrivederci (the Italian word of farewell/goodbye) for the sake of suitability.

    Oh well, grazie (thank you) to LizQuen and arrivederci. Ciao!

    • Not quite. Remember, Descendants of the Sun is Dolce Amore’s rival, so that show will be the most affected. It has nothing to do with the rest of GMA’s programs.

      • Yung ratings ng Koreanovela na yan ang maapektuhan bukas, mas lalo na sa Lunes na kung saan magsisimula na ang bagong JaDine drama. Dolce Amore might have the potential to score a 40+ rating tomorrow since Ang Probinsyano is a strong lead-in and consistently wins its timeslot, thrashing its rivals (including the Encantadia requel that critics will certainly forget) with 40+ ratings each and every time.

      • I have a feeling na magiging single digits lang ang Koreanovela ng GMA against Dolce Amore. It truly shows na nag-concede na ang GMA by airing a Koreanovela, kaya we may see a big blowout tomorrow.

  2. Gab says:

    Let’s see how the ending turns out…. AFAIK, they didn’t show scenes for its last episode on their teasers (para hindi mai-spoil ang plot ng finale mamaya)

  3. And Dolce Amore’s finale is strong ratings-wise as it scored a 37.7 rating last Friday against Descendants Of The Sun’s 16.1.

    Looks like the surprises on that show’s finale have paid off.

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