Weekends get more exciting with Extra Challenge, Temptation of Wife premieres Oct. 29-A A +A
Saturday, October 27, 2012
GET your blood pressure checked, have a blood work up, and count your heartbeat for you are about to be blown away by the exciting premiere of Extra Challenge starting at 7:30 p.m. tonight.
Every weekend, Extra Challenge promises a pulse-racing, heart-stopping, and adrenaline-pumping series as challengers are confronted with three challenges. In each challenge, they must place a wager from the initial capital of P100,000 that the program gives them.
The challenger who completes the task fast enough earns extra money. Those who allow fear to stop them from completing the challenge, lose whatever they wager. But the game gets better as the third and last challenge comes. All the challengers, regardless of their performance in the first two challenges, have the chance to take home the pot money if they succeed in conquering the third round. Excited yet?
Creepy crawlies, slimy creatures, towering heights, haunting expeditions, and extreme physical activities make up the challenges. No round is an easy one for every challenge will test the limits of the participants.
Extra special casting is made to give Extra Challenge an extra edge.
Richard Gutierrez, the face of reality and adventure shows, and primetime queen Marian Rivera are reunited after the success of their team up in GMA Films' My Best Friend's Girlfriend. The viewers have already witnessed their on-screen chemistry—the same appeal displayed in their recent project together, Pinoy Adventures, which was also hosted by Richard.
"First hosting project ko ang Extra ChallengeE at talaga namang excited ako. Kinakabahan ako siyempre ngayon ko lang ‘to gagawin pero game ako sa kahit anong challenge. Magiging extra masaya ito, promise," Marian assured.
Richard has loosened up a bit compared to his other hosting gigs. "Coming from Survivor where I come off as a very strict host, this time the viewers will see me get more relaxed especially with the challengers. But it doesn’t mean the challenges will be less intense. This time, they're bigger and definitely better."
Joining the powerful tandem of Richard and Marian is public affairs TV personality and standup comedian Boobay. With her natural comic self, each episode promises to be more fun and outrageous.
Meanwhile, the Koreanovela that dramatically hooked Filipino viewers to their TV screens makes a big comeback as GMA Network brings the Pinoy adaptation of the top-rating drama, Temptation of Wife.
Starting October 29, Temptation of Wife, which scored phenomenal ratings success when it was aired twice in the network, gets a "Filipinized" version with the most bankable Kapuso actors portraying the well-loved roles in the original Korean series.
Leading the grand ensemble of cast is no less than Primetime Queen Marian Rivera as she breathes life to the character of Angeline Santos, the main protagonist of the series who will transform from a timid and submissive wife to a cunning, feisty and reformed woman to avenge herself against her husband and her best friend.
Playing the role of Angeline's irresponsible and unfaithful husband Marcel Salcedo is award-winning dramatic actor Dennis Trillo. Dennis has clearly established himself as one of the most talented and versatile leading men in the industry and with his latest TV endeavor, he is set to show a new dimension to his acting ability and charm the hearts of millions of Filipinos.
Tasked to reprise the equally popular character of Angeline's hard-hearted best friend Heidi Fernandez is multitalented actress Glaiza de Castro. With her new role as the ruthless Heidi, Glaiza will deliver another exceptional performance as the woman who will do anything to get what she wants even to the point of forsaking her family, betraying and even conspiring to kill her childhood best friend.
Set to portray the role of warm and caring Nigel Armada is newest Kapuso Rafael Rosell. Rafael feels very honored and excited as he dabbles on his first primetime lead role which will surely make even more female fans swooning over him.
GMA Network is proud to present a stellar cast of the country’s most respected artists in film and television: Rio Locsin as Minda; Raymond Bagatsing as Romeo; Michelle Madrigal as Chantal Armada; Antonio Aquitania as Leo; Ayen Munji-Laurel as Lady Armada; Bettina Carlos as Madel; Rez Cortez as Abner and Ms. Cherie Gil as Stella.
With Director Dominic Zapata at the helm, GMA Network's Temptation of Wife will definitely make primetime viewing more intense and empowering with its intriguing and absorbing storyline and interesting characters.
Temptation of Wife premieres October 29, Mondays to Fridays replacing Luna Blanca right after Aso ni San Roque on GMA Telebabad.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 27, 2012.