Expect a slight change from the original version of Two Wives when its Filipino adaptation airs on ABS-CBN this Monday, October 13.
“Ginawa lang namin siyang Pilipino,” says director FM Reyes about the local version of the Koreanovela Two Wives. Direk FM helms the Kapamilya Network's adaptation along with fellow director Richard Arellano.
At the press conference for the newest ABS-CBN primetime series, Direk FM told entertainment media that they had to tweak some details to make the story relatable to Pinoy audience.
He admitted, “We all fell in love when we did this material because we did not just concentrate on their relationship.
“Napakalaki ng coverage niya from children to extended families, 'yong mga in-laws nila.
“When we were briefed and we got the whole literature of the material, lahat kami hindi makakuha kasi ang lalim-lalim niya.
“For one, me being a viewer also of other shows, sabi ko, 'Okay, this is a wonderful material.'
“Noong inalok sa akin, sabi ko, 'Ano ba ang bago rito, ano ba ang gagawin ko?'
“When I started reading it, very Filipino.”
ABS-CBN business unit head and director Ruel Bayani added, “Gaya ng aming ginagawa, ang talagang modification dito ay gawin Pilipino, ibagay sa kultura at kaugalian, kagawian.
“Mahirap kasi, mayroon sa Korean na kultura na hindi madaling tanggapin o hindi masakyan kung hindi se-setup-an nang mabuti.
“For example, sa original, pagbungad ng show, mayroon ng relasyon.
“Ang ating audience, ayaw nila ng dine-deprive sila ng experience, gusto nilang malaman kung paano ba nag-start, gusto nilang namnamin 'yon kung paano nangyari.
“Gusto nilang pagdaanan 'yon, gusto nilang damdamin 'yon.”
Other than this, he said, “We would like to believe that we retained the very essence of the show.
“Ang instruction ko nga sa team, kapag naayos na 'yong sa culture, gusto ko mag-stick sa original na show at palalimin lang.”
Two Wives is a Korean drama series that aired on ABS-CBN in 2012. It is part of the so-called “Wife Trilogy” in Korea—the other two being Temptation of Wife and The Return of the Wife, which were both aired on GMA-7.
SYNOPSIS. A different story of infidelity will be shown in the local adaptation of hit Korean drama Two Wives topbilled by Kaye Abad (Yvonne), Jason Abalos (Victor), and Erich Gonzales (Janine). Two Wives will begin airing on October 13 after Ikaw Lamang on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
A loving mother to her son, Yvonne thought that she is lucky to have a perfect family with her husband Victor. But their happy marriage will suddenly change when single mother Janine enters the picture.
Victor and Janine will start to have a forbidden romance when Janine hires Victor to pretend to be the father of her daughter. The single mom loves her child so much that she is willing to pay a big amount of money monthly to someone who can stand as her father. As their love affair blossoms, Victor will turn cold in his relationship with his wife Yvonne.
Yvonne will discover her husband’s secret and she will get hurt even more when Victor files for annulment just to be with his mistress.