Janine Gutierrez-starrer Dangwa�has been receiving support from viewers since it aired its pilot episode last October 26.
Just as Janine promised in the teaser, “Magkaka-lovelife ka na,", it seems like audiences also developed a love life with the show.
In fact, it consistently defeated its rival program in Mega Manila TV ratings, according to AGB Nielsen.
But why isDangwa loved by its viewers? We give you 5 reasons:
1. Janine Gutierrez plays a modern-day matchmaker.
If Cupid has an arrow, Janine has roses!
In this morning teleserye, Janine plays Rosa, an angel of love from the immortal world who does matchmaking among mortals.
However, she found herself falling in love with a mortal named Dante (Phytos Ramirez). This prompted her to ask Bathala to make her a mortal. Bathala fulfilled her wish. Rosa thought that she would have a perfect love story with her beloved. Unfortunately, Dante broke her heart, leaving Rosa devastated.
Rosa then decided to go back to her world and when she cried, her tears turned into magical rosebuds. This signifies Bathala’s mission for her before she can return to their world. She must spread love to the hearts of people who need help. She will know whom to help once her rosebuds light up.
It’s interesting to actually witness the story of a matchmaker – from how she got her heart broken, how she makes people fall in love, and how she falls in love yet again.
Aside from that, Rosa’s perky, jolly personality will easily make people fall in love with her. Viewers can also look forward to her quotes about love.
2. Dangwa serves as Aljur Abrenica’s full-fledged comeback TV show.
In the story’s main arc, Rosa falls in love once again with a mortal. There are two guys who will be captivated by her charm and perky personality – and they will be portrayed by Mark Herras and Aljur Abrenica.
Mark plays Baste, a flower delivery boy in Dangwa who is also Rosa’s close friend while Aljur plays Lorenzo, a furniture designer who is smitten by Rosa’s beauty.
This is Aljur’s first regular show after he left GMA Network and returned.
Viewers also get to see how his acting chops have changed after a long rest from TV drama. They might even fall for his gentleman looks and hoarse, masculine voice.
Fans can look forward to seeing how romance blossoms in Rosa’s heart with these two gentlemen.
3. The show features different love stories every week.
Aside from the main story arc of Rosa and finding her own love story, the love stories of different people will also be featured every week.
After featuring a love story brought to life by Barbie Forteza and Ruru Madrid, Dangwa has tapped Bianca Umali and Miguel Tanfelix.
Ruru related in a separate interview that the story of their episode was based on the real-life story of Dangwa’sproduction manager.
And there are more real-life love stories in store for the viewers which are set to be portrayed by these kilig pairs: Carla Abellana and Rafael Rosell, Rhian Ramos and Geoff Eigenmann, and Pauleen Luna and Jerald Napoles.
4. The show highlights Dangwa as the flower capital of the Philippines.
Isn’t it always soothing to see flowers?
Aside from the interesting plotline and kilig moments, the show also highlights the beauty of what we call the flower capital of the country – Dangwa. Viewers get a glimpse of life in the streets in Manila as flower vendors, buyers and workers converge in the central hub.
5. The theme song can give you you’re LSS… and you won’t hate it.
Viewers have been used to hearing dramatic theme songs with a high-pitched tone from our local singers.
However, this show produced by GMA News and Public Affairs deviates from that and gives a breath of fresh air with a theme song that is soothing to one's ears.
They handpicked boyband Spongecola to sing the theme song titled “Pag-ibig.”
The band, which popularized songs such as “Gemini”, “Crazy For You” and “Jeepney”, has been known to perform songs that can make girls swoon. They did the same with the theme song of this show.
Even if you just hear it in the show’s opening billboard, it will surely give you Last Song Syndrome that isn't irritating at all.
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