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GMA Network Defies the Conventional in ‘My Husband’s Lover’

Dubbed as the bravest TV series in the country to date, GMA Network goes daring and bold with the new primetime teleserye "My Husband's Lover" starring Carla Abellana, Dennis Trillo and newest Kapuso, Tom Rodriguez.

My Husbands Lover Title Card

“My Husband’s Lover” is not your usual boy-meets-girl soap. It’s a primetime series that tackles the topic of homosexual/bisexual relationship, something that’s never been done before by any local TV network in a teleserye. And the premise has a different kind of love triangle: The wife (Carla Abellana) fights for her husband (Tom Rodriguez) against his gay lover (Dennis Trillo).

Directed by Dominic Zapata, the Kapuso gay-themed series stirred strong reactions from netizens, mostly positive, when it premiered on primetime last night. As a matter of fact, it became one of the trending topics on Twitter Philippines:

MHL trending

The buzz is of course ignited by how the Kapuso Network puts the spotlight on homosexual relationship as portrayed by the lead characters in the series (Tom and Dennis).

In a pocket interview with bloggers at the GMA Network Bldg. on Monday, June 10, GMA program manager Helen Rose Sese said the series is not just about homosexuality.

“This show is not all about the relationship of two men (Tom and Dennis) but also the relationship of a daughter to her mother (Carla and Glydel) and other dynamics,” she said.

Sese made it clear that the show does not promote gay and lesbian relationship but more of reflecting what is actually happening in the society today like how a mother and father deal with a gay son, how a wife deals with an unrequited love from his husband who happens to have a different sexual preference and how a man who thought he can live a “normal” (heterosexual) life fails by following what his heart desires.

Is the Network ready to what the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) have to say about the drama series?

Sese said that the board did not put an exclamation point to the romantic scenes between Dennis and Tom. As a matter of fact, it’s the mother and daughter confrontation scene between Karel Marquez and Glydel Mercado that raised some eyebrows.

This is understandable because the production did not immerse on scenes that titillates as the affection between the male leads are implied – no torrid kissing and nude scenes needed to convey the story.

The MTRCB, however approved the airing of the show with an SPG (Striktong Patnubay at Gabay) rating on late primetime block (9:30 p.m.).

The program manager also said that they will not compromise the ending of the series regardless if the CBCP or any other religious and moralist groups say. The network has shown edgy drama series before like “Temptation of Wife” but responsibility will never be out of the equation.

“My Husband’s Lover” AVP:

“My Husband’s Lover” airs weeknights at 9:30 p.m. on GMA Telebabad.

Take a sneak peek on tonight’s (2nd) episode here:

Images/Videos courtesy of “My Husband’s Lover’s” Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/myhusbandslover

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17 Comments on GMA Network Defies the Conventional in ‘My Husband’s Lover’

  1. funny lady // February 11, 2014 at 6:38 am //

    Four months after mhl I’m still watching it on DVD and you tube. The best soap I ever watched on TV. Everything and everybody were excellent. Carla now the finest actress of GMA. Tom and Dennis the best and the hottest guys of GMA. Tom was impressive in his crying , breakdown or restraint .thanx Dom Zapata for this masterpiece

  2. sobrang auz

  3. I love it..aabangan ko yan palagi…

  4. Anonymous // June 14, 2013 at 3:38 pm //

    hahaha,,, i like it,,, its very nice

  5. undefined // June 14, 2013 at 1:46 pm //

    it was a great show of GMA.
    congratz in advance.

  6. kapus utak nganga // June 12, 2013 at 8:40 pm //

    kalaswaan na talaga nalalaman ng gmew

  7. at least HINDI PAULIT ULIT ANG TEMA LIKE
    PURO KAMBAL!!!!!
    KIDNAP!!!!!
    WTF

  8. Kalaswaan! bwahahahhaa

  9. ang galing like it..

  10. SA MGA KAIBIGAN KUNG BAKLA AT BISEX LAGE NILA INAABANGAN ITO SA PARLOR NG KAIBIGAN KO HEHEHE MAGANDA NAMAN ITONG TELEYERYE NA ITO MAGALING GMA..KC NANGYAYARE ITO SA TUNAY NA BUHAY..CONGRATZ THE BEST ITO..

  11. ANG GANDA NETO GRABE PANALO ARAW ARAW NAMIN ITO PAPANOORIN..GMA SALAMAT

  12. grabe dbest ito lage namin aabangan ito bravo gma

  13. Kapokpok tigok // June 11, 2013 at 11:49 pm //

    Wow Ganda nito :) malamang 3 buwan ang pinakamatagal n itatagal nito hahaha flop n flop kapokpork hahaha bakla ikaw b c unggoy lagi ka may comment Chloe ? Ganda ng name di bagay s mukha hahaha mukha kang paa hahaha

  14. i love MHL!!!!

  15. 1 word, 2 syllables, 2nd syllable — sounds like singsing in english… DARING

  16. malamang gayahin ng kabila ang tema ng story. at least GMA may originality.

  17. LilJeff // June 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm //

    My husband’s Lover is truly a masterpiece for Phil Television.
    It is intended for high intellectual viewers who knows how to assimilate and percieve the element and reality of the the drama. Napakagaling ng pagkagawa, It reminds me of Brokeback Mountain. It respectfully deliberated not only the girlfriend-boyfriend issue, same sex relationships but also tackles the societal issues.

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