Encantadia (2005– )

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Pirena, Amihan, Alena and Danaya, the four princesses of Lireo vie for the title of Queen. When The Queen doesn't acknowledge Pirena's victory over the crown, she goes to the Hathors, the enemy kingdom and danger stirs over Encantadia.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Richard Gomez ...
 Raquim
Dawn Zulueta ...
 Inang Reyna / ...
Sunshine Dizon ...
Iza Calzado ...
Karylle ...
Diana Zubiri ...
Dingdong Dantes ...
Jennylyn Mercado ...
 Milagros / ...
Mark Herras ...
 Anthony (2005)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Irma Adlawan ...
 Amanda
Pinky Amador ...
 Carmen
Bobby Andrews ...
 Asval
Antonio Aquitania ...
 Alipato (2005)
Jay Aquitania ...
 Banjo
Alvin Aragon ...
 Young aquil (2005)
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Pirena, Amihan, Alena and Danaya, the four princesses of Lireo vie for the title of Queen. When The Queen doesn't acknowledge Pirena's victory over the crown, she goes to the Hathors, the enemy kingdom and danger stirs over Encantadia.

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The greatest magic is the power of love.


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The production company, GMA-7, forbid Sunshine Dizon to enroll to continue her business course for school year 2004-2005 due to this series. The network is afraid that her schooling might affect her hectic schedule in doing this TV fantasy series. See more »

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Spun-off from Mulawin (2004) See more »

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Isang Bagong Mundo
Lyrics by Suzette Doctolero
Music by Eric Torralba
Performed by Jennylyn Mercado
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'The Lord of the Rings' Reduced to Local Soap Mush

I have heard in an interview somewhere that the production people of GMA's new fantasy soap opera 'Encantadia' admittedly watched the special features on the DVD release of the recent Blockbuster movie 'The Lord of the Rings' in order to get a grasp on how to create a full production in a high-fantasy setting.

Of course, their 'research' does not go unnoticed: 'Encantadia' is now the most watched show on Philippine TV. The people behind the show seemed to have caught the spirit of the movie it copied: colorful costumes, CGI settings, even the lovable animatronic characters were caught to a sharp T. There's only one problem though: Hello??? Universal storyline that applies to all humankind? Where are you? The producers caught everything from LOTR except the one thing that made it all special to millions worldwide: The solid themes of fellowship, perseverance, and corruption that leads to imminent danger.

Let me deliver a comparison: in LOTR, a simple, almost nobody-homebody proves that even the smallest person can change the course of the future as he goes through the toughest obstacles in his life to save the world.

in Encantadia: a royal family struggles to keep their power amidst the threats of destabilization from other groups. The story does have attempts at the usual 'universal storyline' themes (fairy princess/infant stolen and forced to live poor life, mortal falls in love with immortal, etc), but these petty events don't add up to the big picture. Wait a minute... What is the big picture anyway?? No epic quest, no test of friendship, no test of resolve or integrity, no character exploration; Just a series of soap operatic events. I guess in the end all we have to expect is that the hero royal family wins.

Storyline aside, the show works well anyway. The costumes and masks seemed believable enough. How about the mythology? What makes stories such as this is how this 'alternate world' came to be. Again, Tolkien turns over in his grave: the world of 'Encantadia' seemed to have popped out of nowhere. Unlike LOTR which originated from the creation story 'Ainulindale' from the unforgettable epic book 'The Silmarillion', 'Encantadia' does not provide a mythology which makes the story (like 'Mulawin' before it) unbelievable and a tad uninteresting.

Cheers to the network for creating a top-rater, and jeers to the shortcomings intelligent viewers cannot overlook.

By the way: who ever said intelligent viewers were the market of 'Encantadia'?


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