After Encantadia, I found no other reason to rush back home at the end of the day and watch some sensible show on TV. But after six years, it looks like there's something worthwhile to watch in primetime, and that's GMA's topbilled epicserye, Amaya.
|Marian Rivera as Amaya|
|Gardo Versoza as Rajah Mangubat|
I had initial qualms about some of the cast members, among other things, but I didn't want to hold judgment when I haven't seen the first few episodes. But last night's pilot episode was just phenomenal that I was raving about it in Facebook and Plurk.
|Gina Alajar as Dian Lamitan|
|Irma Adlawan as Mantal|
I urge all viewers to also do their research take what they see on TV with a grain of salt. The show may have had help from historians (albeit as reported they got two UP historians on board...I dunno if that suffices for thorough research), it pays to also know your history and pay attention to the story more than the stars that portray the characters. I think GMA is well on the road to educate its viewers, with Encantadia as probably its most successful series to date. I hope and pray that Amaya will follow suit.
Photos from Amaya Facebook fanpage