We love watching a well-thought, well-prepared and well-researched drama on television. At first, from the still photos, ABS-CBN's newest Primetime Bida teleserye Apoy Sa Dagat seemed so daring showing sexy photos of Angelica Panganiban, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual. I was proven wrong and given more inspiration on the beauty of classic literature after attending the bloggers conference with Director FM Reyes, Nick Olanka and the rest of the Creative Staff of Apoy Sa Dagat yesterday at ABS-CBN. My curiosity grew on the thought that we'd have the chance to interview the staff since the teasers and the photos seemed simply a teleserye about twins in twisted fate on an island.
When Direk FM Reyes started discussing the types of viewers we have today and how they wanted to showcase a classic yet rich and powerful story to touch the lives of every Juan, I have contemplated as well whether it is the viewer who dictates what should be shown or otherwise. It must've been that passion to redefine the teleseryes we patronize on TV that brought Apoy Sa Dagat on television starting tomorrow. Starring Angelica Panganiban as Serena and Rebecca, Diether Ocampo and Piolo Pascual, Apoy Sa Dagat is a feat to challenge the director deliver a story often appreciated only on literature. Between his stories of how scenes were made and how Angelica found the challenge to separate the characters Serena and Rebecca, he emphatically appreciated the staff growing more excitement at each scene produced. The bloggers were in awe at the choice to feature the beautiful islands of the country instead of the pre-determined location abroad which ABS-CBN had chosen. In partnership with the local government and the Choose Philippines program, Direk FM Reyes shared the excitement on how each beautiful spots were featured.
The beautiful places of the country we have yet to explore and the challenge of showcasing the outstanding acting performances of Angelica, Diether and Piolo may be enough to excite us all but I'm more interested with the story. I am so impressed at the different Piolo Pascual here and the comeback of the veteran actors/actresses in Apoy Sa Dagat. What will Aiko Melendez, Angel Aquino, Nikki Gil, Eric Fructuoso, Perla Bautista play in Apoy Sa Dagat? Replacing Kahit Puso'y Masugatan, Apoy Sa Dagat also features Sylvia Sanchez, Melai Cantiveros, Freddie Webb, Liza Lorena, Regine Angeles, Wendy Valdez, Zeppi Borromeo, Alizon Andres, Arnold Reyes, Rico Barrera, Moi Marcampo, Bryan Santos, Jamilla Obispo, Fred Payawan, and Froilan Sales. We were also told that even if Apoy Sa Dagat will top the charts and will be requested for extension, the original plan/story will be kept and will not be altered to exhaust the viewers' excitement. Will it be a story worth recommending as a subject for discussion in schools? Will it set another breakthrough for ABS-CBN? Let's all find out starting tomorrow night after Ina Kapatid Anak and Kailangan Koy Ikaw on ABS-CBN Primetime Bida. For more info, please visit www.abs-cbn.com and follow @abscbndotcom on Twitter.