Sometimes, we stop and ask ourselves: how come these things happened a decade ago? In television, where we know everything is temporary, there are several shows that are still fresh on our collective memories but we think again, it happened ten years ago.
What happened to the years that passed by? Well, they are now a part of precious memories that the television generation will forever treasure.
Here are ten television shows that turn 10 years old this year.
1. Eva Fonda (ABS-CBN)
Eva Fonda, starring Cristine Reyes and Jason Abalos, was a remake of Alma Moreno’s 1976 movie. It’s story revolved around the innocently sexy Eva who was the object of fantasy of men in her village. Unfortunately, she was raped by Val (Baron Geisler), a powerful rich kid in their town, which caused her more misfortunes one after the other.
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2. Survivor Philippines (GMA)
Hosted by Paolo Bediones, the first season of Survivor Philippines served as the precedent of many other seasons of the show. For its first season, the ultimate winner is JC Tiuseco, who is now a leading man in the Kapuso network.
3. I Love Betty La Fea (ABS-CBN)
I Love Betty La Fea was the phenomenally successful Filipino adaptation of the Colombian series Yo Soy Betty La Fea. It starred phenomenal on-screen partners Bea Alonzo, as the intelligent but awkward Betty, and John Lloyd Cruz, as Betty’s boss and love interest, Armando.
4. Dyosa (ABS-CBN)
Dyosa was a take on Philippine mythological fantasy about a woman unaware of her true identity as a goddess. Starring Anne Curtis, Dyosa gave Anne Curtis the opportunity to show off her acting prowess and bankablility as an actress.
5. Lobo (ABS-CBN)
Before Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo, Angel Locsin and Piolo Pascual was the star-crossed lovers battling it our for their love and destiny. This series, which marked the first role of Locsin when she transferred to ABS-CBN, gave her a nomination as Best Actress in the International Emmy Awards.
6. Magdusa Ka (GMA)
Magdusa Ka was a 2008 remake of Dina Bonnevie’s signature movie. It starred Katrina Halili and Dennis Trillo in this series that gave GMA’s Afternoon Block a winner in the ratings game, as well as critical acclaim via its nomination at the International Emmy Awards for Best Drama Series.
7. Talentadong Pinoy (TV 5)
Hosted by Ryan Agoncillo, Talentadong Pinoy was the very popular talent competition which showcased the most talented Filipinos in any category. For the first season, Yoyo Tricker was hailed as the grand champion.
8. Codename: Asero (GMA)
When action was still a popular genre in television, Codename: Asero was the one to beat in terms of ratings and quality. Starring Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista, the series proved that both Gutierrez and Evangelista were bankable primetime leads.
9. Dyesebel (GMA)
Following GMA’s successful take on fantasy primetime series, Dyesebel was a follow up to the Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera love team that put the two as royalties in the primetime category. It was so successful that it was even aired in other Asian countries like Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.
10. Juicy! (TV 5)
A talk show of its own branding, Juicy was a breakout hit for the Kapatid Network thank to Alex Gonzaga’s fresh take on Philippine show business. Later on, the show got even bigger with the inclusion of other hosts Cristy Fermin, IC Mendoza and Shalala.