Not only did it provide a welcome change of pace on Philippine television. Not only did it fuel a renewed interest in the Philippines’ history and Filipino roots. Not only was it a showcase for wonderful performances. Not only was it a visual treat. Not only was it a respectful and faithful adaptation of some of the most important words written by a Filipino. Maria Clara at Ibarra has been simply an entertaining, enjoyable and exciting viewing experience. That’s not something that can be said often for a Filipino television series. But it is much deserved here.
I have really been enjoying GMA Network’s Maria Clara at Ibarra. Aside from the top-notch production and performances, I’ve always wanted to see a big budget, fancy adaptation of Jose Rizal’s seminal novel Noli Me Tangere.
It has been such a treat catching up with the first two weeks of GMA Network’s Maria Clara at Ibarra. The fantasy series sees Maria Clara “Klay” Infantes (Barbie Forteza) somehow transported from Manila 2022 right into the pages of national hero Jose Rizal’s seminal novel Noli Me Tangere.