“The Broken Marriage Vow” starring Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, and Sue Ramirez among many others, promises to deliver a unique retelling of the popular BBC series “Doctor Foster.” This story about betrayal and revenge might already be familiar to K-drama fans because of its uber popular Korean adaptation “The World of the Married.” However, reliving the story in the Philippine setting is quite fun and engaging. Here are three things to watch for in “The Broken Marriage Vow.”
1. ‘The Broken Marriage Vow’ is a well-cast drama
A lot can be said about adaptations of popular Korean dramas as there have been many disappointments in the past. Regardless of how you view Filipino adaptations of your favorite series, “The Broken Marriage Vow” will definitely not disappoint with its casting.
Leading the pack is Jodi Sta. Maria as the scorned wife Dr. Jill Illustre. Even in the first few episodes, Jodi shines with her impeccable acting, which all comes out naturally. Meanwhile, Zanjoe Marudo is perfect as the husband David Illustre, whose insecurities and ambition drive his infidelity. We’re also excited to see more of Sue Ramirez in the upcoming episodes as she navigates through the role of the other woman.
2. Baguio as a world-class drama setting
For most of us who’ve been cooped up in our homes in the past two years, it’s nice to see the sights of Baguio and Benguet again but not the touristy places we’ve seen before. The scenic locations provide the perfect backdrop for the story. The opening scene in the rice terraces of Atok is gorgeous and will give you a feel of how grand this production is.
3. Set design and costumes that will wow you
One of the things that you should really watch out for in “The Broken Marriage Vow” is how it localizes the whole series. Director Connie Macatuno says they employed the works of Filipino weavers and designers to feature the beautiful Filipino craftsmanship. Everything screams world-class from the set design down to the costumes.
“The Broken Marriage Vow” airs weeknights on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z, TV5, and Jeepney TV. You can also watch 2-day advanced episodes on Viu Philippines and iWantTFC.