Often controversial and always compelling, is probably the best way to describe My Husbands Lover, the series that forever changed primetime TV dramas.
For viewers who are sick and tired of the teleserye formula, about the poor falling in love with the rich and their families making their lives a living hell, My Husbands Lover was provocative as it was refreshing.
Its such a familiar story, that no one dared to touch because of the stigma of homosexuality.
My Husbands Lover turned Tom Rodriguez into a certified leading man as Vincent, showcased Dennis Trillo's versatility as Vincent's lover Eric and revealed a new side to Carla Abellana who played Lally, the martyr wife
|Ms Kuh Ledesma|
FOX Filipino brings back to the screen My Husband's Lover pay-TV premiere on June 20 at Le Jardin, W Bldg BGC. The launch was graced by Ms. Kuh Ledesma, who portrays Elaine, as Vincent's loving mother, FOX executives, FOX PH Marketing Manager Jude Turcuato, and media.
|Jude Turcuato, SVP, General Manager - Philippines, Fox Networks Group|
Charo Espedido, Director and Head ofMarketing for FOX Networks Group Philippines said,
“We’re excited to feature a highly lauded production such as My Husband’s Lover on FOX Filipino—it’s a quality Filipino production that not only entertains audiences but also challenges them to question outdated norms. FOX Filipino is giving those who missed out on the series an opportunity to fall in love with its fascinating characters and their struggle to care for each other under rigid expectations from society.”
FOX Filipino has announced that it will soon feature one of the most talked about local drama series in the country, My Husband’s Lover, which premieres on the channel on June 20, 2016. This groundbreaking series that follows the story of a woman’s awakening to her husband’s hidden sexuality will be shown on weeknights, with back-to-back episodes from Monday to Friday, 7 PM to 8:50 PM. Fans of My Husband’s Lover can also get their fill of this critically acclaimed drama with replays on weekdays from 7 AM to 9 AM and marathons every Saturday from 9 AM to 5:55 PM.
My Husband’s Lover centers on the story of Lally (Carla Abellana), a woman who marries
early after being impregnated by her boyfriend Vincent, who in turn strives to become a
good husband. Despite his good intentions, Vincent (Tom Rodriguez) hides a secret deep
inside him that threatens his marriage: his unshakeable attraction to men. When Vincent
encounters his old love Eric (Dennis Trillo), who is openly gay, he slides into a passionate
affair that even Lally can’t ignore in her innocent devotion to her husband. Lally refuses to
give up on her marriage and the future of their children, and she makes a bold decision that
will change her life, Vincent’s, and Eric’s forever.
On its first run, the series gained generally positive reviews from critics and viewers for its
portrayal of tolerance, forgiveness, and a side of marriage rarely seen on Philippine
television. My Husband’s Lover was also given recognition by various local and international
award-giving institutions, including a “highly commended” distinction for Trillo’s portrayal as
Eric at the prestigious Asian Television Awards. It was also nominated in the Telenovela
category at the International Emmy Awards, which recognizes television production
excellence outside the US.