The reason why I tuned to this show is because of the AlDub love-team. Like my family, I was mesmerized by the way this love-team (Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza) was formed. I believe it has something to do with my faith that I came to be one of their supporters. Unlike other love-teams, this love-team began without a kiss, but just a glance. The love-team’s first TV love story proved that you can still induce “kilig” even without a touch or a kiss or any of that kind. No other love-team fans are posting Bible verses everyday on Twitter before introducing their hashtag of the day but the AlDub Nation. It seems to show that you can be an admirer of these people without having to set aside your faith. Alden Richards, although a Catholic, has never been ashamed to thank and praise God for the success he’s gotten, and is actually vocal about it (he sang two gospel songs on his sold-out Upsurge concert). I never see myself an admirer of KathNiel love-team, or the LizQuen, much less the JaDine (with their sexy image), but I can say that I like and support the AlDub.
Not that I approve of everything they have done recently. As entertainers, there would really come a time when actual kisses, revealing poses and other objectionable things happen between them, and I have never approved and will never approve of that.
Now to our actual topic. Destined To Be Yours is their first TV series, and I was not disappointed. I believe this is the kind of show they must first have. (I disagree with many AlDub fans on this one, seeing the story as mediocre or a show they do not deserve.) The plot may be a typical love story, with all its challenges and tears, but I think that it is just the right story for them now. The way they showed it (the art, the music, the dialogue, the hugot) is appropriate, specially for a star just beginning her acting career. Alden Richards is as good in acting as ever, and Maine Mendoza is really improving in hers. (I think making her character a DJ is really perfect for her.) The supporting cast (good or villain) are excellent, especially the veterans.
It’s not just a romantic comedy; it’s also a family drama, promoting family relationships, which is a good side to it.
The “hugot lines” are witty takes on romantic love, though I would not always agree that they are true.
If you are looking for a show that would strengthen your faith in God, of course, this would not be it, but this show has bits of truth to offer to us.
This series is surely better and more innocent than any love story shown on TV made by Filipinos recently.