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

June 11, 2013 by  



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 Responses to “GMA Network Defies the Conventional in ‘My Husband’s Lover’”

  1. LilJeff on June 11th, 2013 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.

  2. kaloka on June 11th, 2013 4:43 pm

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

  3. D0_d! on June 11th, 2013 4:50 pm

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

  4. bigboy on June 11th, 2013 10:33 pm

    i love MHL!!!!

  5. Kapokpok tigok on June 11th, 2013 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

  6. daniel on June 12th, 2013 8:19 am

    grabe dbest ito lage namin aabangan ito bravo gma

  7. KC on June 12th, 2013 8:20 am

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

  8. BHONG on June 12th, 2013 8:23 am

    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..

  9. jaymar on June 12th, 2013 8:35 am

    ang galing like it..

  10. RIPGME on June 12th, 2013 10:39 am

    Kalaswaan! bwahahahhaa

  11. jhonn on June 12th, 2013 4:14 pm

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

  12. kapus utak nganga on June 12th, 2013 8:40 pm

    kalaswaan na talaga nalalaman ng gmew

  13. undefined on June 14th, 2013 1:46 pm

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

  14. Anonymous on June 14th, 2013 3:38 pm

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

  15. Mhavs on June 22nd, 2013 7:04 pm

    I love it..aabangan ko yan palagi…

  16. ikawlang on August 8th, 2013 11:50 am

    sobrang auz

  17. funny lady on February 11th, 2014 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

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