reposting from pex
Pit, path and falls of Princess and I
I thought I was watching the wrong Filipino teleserye – all I can say for the past week’s episodes to ABS CBN P&I Management “you could have gone to a different path and have achieved a much better result” not gone back to the love triangle which is really unnecessary and very painful to watch. This would have been the parts that have gone to the editorial group and gone: BLOCK, BLOCK, DELETE, DELETE, SNIP, SNIP, SNIP…sorry to be rude and upfront – the supposed to be declaration part when Areeyah told G “OO G malaya kong pinipili ko si Jao” or something sorry I don’t remember the exact lines – which have gotten cut from the editors block should have stayed to show conviction on Areeyah’s part/character/and as future ruler of Yangdon a stronghold for the kingdom someone NOT easily SWAYED OR DEFEATED.
First Mikay/Areeyah’s character being pulled in all directions by G’s character towards irrelevant characterization of Areeyah, 2 things I don’t think Areeyah SHOULD FORGET or BE INSENSITIVE about: the love of her life Jao is in grave danger and situation; since Areeyah only knows Jao is in the Gulag or Gulad that Jao is alive and suffering why would Areeyah ADD more insult to the INJURY after a FEW WEEKS of worrying, pining for a loved one who is in SO MUCH pain and suffering – WHY would you betroth yourself to ANY RULE or situation that can complicate MATTERS – IF Areeyah have used some VALID reasoning she COULD have talked to G and told him - “since Jao is your brother and supposedly best friend (as both are not aware of Jao’s paternity) AND you brought this upon US –by bringing Yin (who just disappeared from the story and was not even punished for being accomplice to the crimes of Behati) G you OWE Jao and me A HUGE FAVOR. Yes G FOR ONCE IN THIS STORYLINE Areeyah wants you to be ACCOUNTABLE and just to be a little bit “sensitive”. The FAVOR G - we will get betrothed ONLY IN NAME – because WE NEED to HELP Jao every day that he stays on that pit or hell hole – bits and pieces of him are being eaten away by doubts, depression, insanity, all negative aspects of someone sent/FORCED to OBLIVION.
The doubt on Areeyah’s heart and mind coming from fear – FEAR that Jao got bitten by a dog on his way to the meeting place, or Jao not making it because of an ailment/sickness, etc. THIS is the point when Areeyah would have thought and with resolve and much strength “I WILL GO TO THE GULAG and save Jao from a life of misery” driven by her love and fear, fear of not seeing Jao again, anger for Jao that the drukpa were UNFAIR to have Jao thrown out having half blood – what about rules BEING bent for an OUTSIDER who is half-Yangdonese, half-Filipino, half-witted – oops I mean breaking rules just to make ROOM for more epal episodes which is thoroughly irritating and continuously ruining the momentum and Areeya’s character showing her as someone easily swayed by just a pout, emotional blackmail, insinuated intimacies and a word from G’s mom Alicia – WHERE are you showing VALUES to your young viewers?
Focus on other characters too like Priam, Anand as a father, Behati’s revenge, Shivaji’s plans – meatier lines, roles – not more sulking, FUN as the director calls it – which obviously your REAL VIEWERS didn’t HAVE FUN as much as you did – ALL I CAN SAY AREEYAH should STICK with her love to Jao and not vacillate, PLAY AROUND and give G a chance to be “assumera” again – sorry KQs have to borrow the word – nothing bad with FUN but instead of the story going SOUTH – GO TO THE GULAG ABS CBN P&I – show some SUBSTANCE and VALUES to your viewers – and GO BACK TO THE RIGHT PATH TRACK.
STOP it from here if you managed to CUT parts like Areeyah for once in her life being herself again STRONG and DETERMINED to VOICE OUT what she really FEELS AND WANTS – Areeyah wants Jao P&I don’t need a 3rd wheel to DRIVE the story towards the ending – there are more that can be shown in this story. AGAIN G can stay BUT as a friend and nothing more OR you’ll be LOSING your story. Honestly the story has become too painful to watch for the Christmas season…where is your Christmas spirit - what happened to the heart of the story?
Sorry I tried to look at all angles and tried to look at it in a positive way but the story is just slowly losing grounds and substance.
BUT FOR all the aggravations, irritations, inconsistencies, and controversies one thing should PREVAIL and NOT BE SNIPPED on the editorial table - Jao Mikay/Areeyah’s Royal wedding and the kingdom united.
“No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start FROM NOW and make a brand new ending.”
Here's to HAPPY EVER AFTER ENDING and an ENDEARING JaoMikay love story that's not sullied by emotional blackmails, inconsistencies, and half-hearted love BUT ENDURING LOVE that is MADE STRONGER by pain, sadness and HOPE - Areeyah's strong-willed hope TO be REUNITED with Jao and a kingdom REUNITED.