Tell it to SunStar: Worth-watching TV series

Double thumbs up to the ongoing TV series “Maria Clara at Ibarra” of GMA 7. The series is just brilliant; it has been magnificent since its Episode 1. Seldom do I watch television except for news, but with this adaptation of Jose Rizal’s masterpiece novel, “Noli Me Tangere,” I now enjoy sitting in front of our TV set.

The performances of the actors are splendid. Barbie Forteza must be mentioned as she is charming and very natural in her playing the role of a modern Maria Clara. The director and scriptwriter are also exceptional.

The series is a captivating dramatization of “Noli Me Tangere.” While uniquely entertaining, it also inspires and imparts lessons from the past and present, reliving both our folly and greatness as a people.

It is worth watching.

P.S. Who needs K-drama or Asianovela with a quality program like “Maria Clara at Ibarra?” The Filipinos can really produce fine dramas.