The End of Destined to Be Yours

AlDub needs improvement, period.

This has been a recurring theme for the tandem ever since ‘Destined to Be Yours’ premiered on February 27, 2017. The onus was that Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are not ready to be certified primetime stars just yet, either because the expectations are too overwhelming or that the tandem still has a lot of work to do chemistry-wise and skills-wise (particularly Maine, who obviously lacked prior acting experience).

Indeed, the intent of GMA is to run ‘Destined to Be Yours’ as short as possible, and that is exactly what happened. Only 63 episodes of ‘Destined to Be Yours’ will have aired once it concludes this Friday, thus putting them in a dubious list of short-lived teleseryes that fail to reach the typical 80-episode threshold.

Still, even with an uncharacteristically short run, ‘Destined to Be Yours’ should have been winning according to AlDub loyalists, right? Considering that AlDub enjoyed a tremendous crossover appeal in both social media and on the small screen, the series should have had a winning streak in the ratings and trending topics game.

Instead, a child actress by the name of Nayomi ‘Heart’ Ramos’ (joined alongside Coney Reyes, Ria Atayde, Zanjoe Marudo and Bela Padilla) overwhelmed AlDub. The fact that the ABS-CBN drama series ‘My Dear Heart’ constantly defeated ‘Destined to Be Yours’ in the ratings does not sit well with AlDub fans.

Unfortunately, that is the reality of it all. Alden and Maine together are simply not primetime material for the moment.

With the impending conclusion of ‘Destined to Be Yours’, there is plenty more work to do for AlDub. While they will still be an integral part of ‘Eat Bulaga’ for years to come, GMA should start working on their skills and chemistry in hopes of elevating the duo to the same heights as KathNiel, LizQuen and JaDine.

Unfortunately, they will not have someone like Cathy Garcia Molina to guide them. That said, GMA must look for someone with equal capabilities as the former in order to turn AlDub to a success story, and that alone is not easy.

For now, rest easy AlDub. After that, it’s time to get back to business.

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7 thoughts on “The End of Destined to Be Yours

  1. They have chemistry. It’s just that Maine needs improvement in acting particularly in drama. She can act well when it comes to comedy. Apparently they ended this early as they’re planning to shoot a movie already.

    • Maine really needs a lot of experience since she’s still relatively green here. She’s not like Kathryn or Nadine who began their careers as child actresses. She’s already a late-bloomer in my book. That’s why she needs more work.

  2. Hindi dapat drama ung ginawang story para da kanila dapat romcom hindi drama at cliche na story lines. Mahirap na inlove sa mayaman yaada yada yada…. sana light lng ung ginawa story sa kanila. Well anyway what’s done is done. At least Maine experienced to be in a prime time drama actress. 😁😁😁

      • GMA, having a fondness for drama-comedy series, should’ve adapted that for DTBY indeed. Either way, Maine has plenty of lessons to take in this series and should bode well in the future. But more training is needed to make her more relatable and well-acclaimed.

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