tv show: machete

"machete" stars aljur abrenicaMACHETE is the story of a statue that comes alive at night. after a successful run in comics, the title was turned into a movie–twice. but with both movies, the producers decided to capitalize on the sexual element of the story. since then, this is the image of machete that has stuck with filipinos. not even a hollywood movie with the same title changed this conception.

but starting today, january 24, gma-7 is hoping to do just that.

the kapuso network brings MACHETE to the small screen with the same premise: a statue comes to life at night. but this time, the creative team behind the latest incarnation gives more depth to the main character, and the women that will fight for him.

MACHETE begins its story with a epic tale of romance between machete and aginaya. theirs is a tragic love story that ends in death–similar to that of shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET. but with MACHETE, the ending is just the beginning of the story.

the female lead, rosella, is a girl who hopes of one day meeting her very own machete. she dreams of the legendary warrior, and the love he has for the beautiful aginaya; not knowing that soon her dreams will become reality.

through life’s cruel twists of fate, rosella’s sketches of the legendary machete end up in the hands of her cousin marla. a famed artist, marla sculpts the likeness of the warrior using rosella’s sketches.

now, the two will start to fight for the right to keep machete; but who should have the warrior: the one who drew him, or the one who sculpted him? what will the two women do when they realize that the statue is an actual person who has his own goal: to find his aginaya?

"machete" stars aljur abrenicabeginning january 24, gma-7 will carve a new history for one of the most well-known franchises in philippine cinema. PABLO S. GOMEZ’S MACHETE will tell a tale of love, revenge, redemption and hope.

aljur abrenica plays the youngest machete to date, and he is joined by an experimental cast featuring bela padilla, ryza cenon, ryan eigenmann and karen de los reyes. completing the cast are rio locsin, noni buencamino, zoren legaspi, polo ravales, chariz solomon, gwen zamora, rocky gutierrez and stephanie henares.

with a young cast, and a prime time schedule on television, expect gma-7’s MACHETE to be more wholesome than its film counterparts. but i highly doubt that the show will not capitalize on the franchise’s main selling point: the statue that comes to life at night–with barely any clothes.

save for that one factor though, MACHETE is relatively safe for even children to watch. it couldn’t be any worse than abs-cbn’s SABEL and KRISTINE for sure.

MACHETE airs every weeknight, after DWARFINA, on gma-7.

6 thoughts on “tv show: machete

  1. I have been reading the epic Machete story since I was in grade school. I have also watch some Machete story. It’s not enough though.

    So this time around, Im also gonna be following this latest TV series by GMA7.

    Kapuso po ako! 😀

    • That’s actually the problem when adapting comic books or movies; sometimes the story is too thin. Hopefully GMA-7’s version will have a more fleshed out story and characters. 🙂

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  3. Based from a Pablo S Gomez story about a young warrior from a tribal village in ancient times a man possessed and transform into a stone several years later become a statue to be keep on display by day and a human being by night becomes a true manlike gentleman inspired from 1980’s and 1990’s comicbook series and a live action movie by what actor Cesar Montano and other sequels Machete 2:Ang Pagbabalik as well in live action television series Komiks(ABS-CBN)
    and GMA network Machete:the series starring Aljur Abrenica from 2011 and soon to be a remake of 1991 film and who will be played the new role and filming is under way by spring 2014 next year…Thanks for the information.From:Wayne

  4. Who will be compete against the Aztec warrior Zuma for the main event who will win the fight for the comicbook heroes to be held at Smart Coliseum in Manila Philippines for the main event!!!! Thanks for the information…Fr:Wayne

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