Weeks ago, I have seen trending posts about a viral scandal on twitter and found out that everyone was talking about a trailer of an upcoming series by ABS-CBN. Entitled Viral Scandal, the series stars Dimples Romana, Charlie Dizon, Miko Raval, Joshua Garcia and Jake Cuenca.
The story revolves around a loving family of Kakay Sicat (Dimples Romana) who works abroad to provide for her family. Her loving Husband Dan (Miko Raval) takes care of their three (3) children, Ikay (Charlie Dizon), Bea (Karina Bautista) and Nico (Louise Abuel). Plot thickens when Ikay became a victim of a viral scandal circulated online about what happened last night when they were celebrating. Clueless as to what really happened to Ikay, her entire family is struggling to survive the scandal.
Let’s watch the trailer first
Tonight I got the chance to watch the pilot week of Viral Scandal courtesy of ABS-CBN. I was literally speechless during the entire screening because its narrative kept me engage. Their portrayals gave their roles much relatable but we already know given that Dimples Romana and Charlie Dizon are truly remarkable actresses. It’s an acting fest made for free TV. It’s legitimate attempt to catch everyone’s attention succeeded without question.
Beyond their powerful performance, it is safe to say that it was one of the most explosive pilot episodes I have seen in the past years. Its intense pacing will make you crave for more. If advertisers will be wiser about placement, this is the series they should be proud to be part of.
The key to an effective narrative is when its plot resonates with the current situation in the society where everyone is trying to survive. And did I mention winning the family ties being challenged by outside forces such as being judged by their peers, strangers and even those who didn’t even care? That is what the series is all about. Viral Scandal is the gem of Philippine TV made by a company who lost its franchise. I cannot emphasize enough how powerful that point is.
I have known an online friend who suffered tremendous psychological pain from a viral scandal years ago and what it did (being a victim of public perception) to himself was beyond unimaginable that’s why the characters are very relevant to today’s society.
I am only talking about the pilot week and Im sure the upcoming episodes will be more interesting as it unfolds new characters and back story that will enlighten us to what really happened. The series also stars Aljon Mendoza, Markus Patterson, Gian Magdangal and Ria Atayde whom I cannot wait to see nailing her role! It is directed by Dado Lumibao and Froy Allan Leonardo.
I cannot wait to catch it on free TV in the coming days! Viral Scandal Premieres November 15 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, Jeepney TV, A2Z Channel 11, and TV5!