I’m a little bit frustrated by the teleseryes offered by ABS-CBN now. All through the years, the theme usually revolves around rich boy/girl- poor boy/girl love stories, vengeance and evil villains. The recently concluded “Got 2 Believe” starring Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo was another rich boy/poor girl love story, but at least it was fun to watch. It was not as depressing as all the other teleserye. I just didn’t like how sometimes they glorify the lives of the poor as if it was more fun to be poor than to be rich.
Anyhow, I’ve been watching the teleserye “Madam Chairman” which also just ended recently. It stars Sharon Cuneta, Jay Manalo, Bayani Agbayani, Nanette Inventor, Fanny Serrano, Manny Castaneda and a slew of veterans as well as newbie actors whose names I don’t remember. What makes this teleserye different is that it is quirky and light ~ sort of like “Be Careful with My Heart” on its first few months.
Madam Chairman is only 100 episodes but every episode is a delight to watch with lots of light hearted and funny moments. The dialogues are all natural ~ kinda like what ordinary people like us would use. The plot is congruent with the times and they tackle issues affecting people from all walks of life without being preachy.
I don’t know the girl’s name, but I always enjoyed watching “Diosa” (Sharon’s housekeeper) exchange wits with Madam Chairman. And if you’re a fan of Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez, you’ll enjoy their moments. I didn’t really, ‘coz Sharon was at times too childlike.
One of my favorite episodes was when former Ginebra players were there ~ Vince Hizon, Jayvee Gayoso, Marlou Aquino, Noli Locsin and Bal David! Wow, that was the last Ginebra that I cheered for. Oh I was a Ginebra fan from 1985 to 2000 and then I stopped watching PBA. Also love the episodes with Wendell Ramos ~ such an eyecandy!
There were a few moments when I could identify with Madam Chairman, especially when the topic is about body size! ã…‹ã…‹ã…‹
If you wanna watch Madam Chairman, you can see the entire season posted by a fan: