How Magpakailanman And Maalaala Mo Kaya Depicts The Story Of Ordinary Citizens And Celebrities Alike
Life is a series of emotions, hardships, and sacrifice but it can also be rainbows and unicorns. However, nothing’s permanent in this world. They say that in order to get what you want; you have to go through suffering. Indeed, you would not be able to enjoy your success if you’ve never tasted defeat. Fail stands for the first attempt in learning, and life is a constant learning ground no matter the age or how much experience a person has. If you never failed, that is because you never tried at all.
There are life stories that carry great lessons and experiences awaiting to be shared with people. The GMA Network’s Magpakailanman together with ABS CBN’s Maalaala Mo Kaya is a competing drama anthology that portrays the life of ordinary citizens and celebrities alike. These shows are famous for telling stories submitted by their viewers and audience or maybe featuring a celebrity or an icon. There’s a saying that goes like this, "Experience is the best teacher," but not all experiences shall be experienced firsthand. These Philippine TV Shows perform dramatizations of the week’s story and at the end of the show, there will be life lessons that not everyone might relate to, but they will be able to learn from the experience of others.
To begin with, those celebrities that we think are living the life we dreamed of are not really rich and these shows are the eye-opener for Filipino people that if you want to achieve your dreams, then you have to learn how to work hard. Even celebrities have their difficulties and obstacles in life before they achieved the life that some ‘normal’ citizens envy. There are also stories on these shows, Magpakailanman and Maalaala Mo Kaya, that portrays the life of ordinary citizens that may have had a life full of hardships and surprises but were able to rise to the top of their success. Those kinds of stories are what inspire Filipino viewers to work hard in life.
These shows depict the featured stories as to how they happened in real life. Most of the stories that are portrayed in these shows are of those people that are from the bottom of society but were able to become better people. Some of these programs' stories show how Filipino families are bonded together and some common conflicts that most Filipino families watching are experiencing such as poverty, hunger, conflict about money, and there are also some that shows life stories of people who are deceased and their story was told by a family member, relative, or a close friend.
During special seasons like Halloween or Christmas, there are also special episodes that aired on these shows. My personal favorites are Halloween specials, they feature supernatural experiences of people who have encountered ghosts, some Philippine myths, urban legends, and even stories about witches and witchcraft. There are also people featured on these shows that claim to have a third eye.
Magpakailanman and Maalaala Mo Kaya are shows that do not only give people the chance to learn from other people’s experience but also make them feel that they are acknowledged, Sine Silip that they have the chance to rise from their misery, and that their stories are heard.