Galema: Anak ni Zuma

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Galema: Anak ni Zuma
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Genre Action, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Created by Jim Fernandez
Based on Jim Fernandez's Zuma
Developed by Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo
Written by Jaja Amarillo
Honey Hidalgo
John Roque
Julius Villanueva
Directed by Wenn V. Deramas
Toto Natividad
Alan Chanliongco
Creative director(s) Johhny delos Santos
Starring Andi Eigenmann
Matteo Guidicelli
Bryan Santos
Meg Imperial
Derick Hubalde
Opening theme Huwag Ganyan
by Laarni Lozada
Composer(s) Vincent de Jesus
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino
No. of episodes 130
Production
Executive producer(s) Anna K. Rivera
Production location(s) Philippines
Cinematography Elmer H. Despa
Editor(s) Emerson G. Torres
Running time Mon–Fri at 4:15 pm (PST);
30 minutes
Production company(s) GMO Entertainment Unit
Release
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format NTSC (480i)
Original release September 30, 2013 (2013-09-30) – March 28, 2014 (2014-03-28)
Chronology
Preceded by Dugong Buhay
Followed by Moon of Desire
External links
Website

Jim Fernandez's Galema: Anak ni Zuma (lit. Galema: Child of Zuma) is a 2013 Philippine romantic fantasy horror television series loosely based on the comic book Zuma created by Jim Fernandez and the 1987 film of the same name that had starred Jenny Lynn, Max Laurel, and Dang Cecilio, courtesy of Cine Suerte. Developed by Ginny Monteagudo-Ocampo and directed by Wenn V. Deramas, Toto Natividad, and Alan Chanliongco, the series stars Andi Eigenmann, Matteo Guidicelli, Bryan Santos, Meg Imperial, and Derick Hubalde, with an ensemble cast consisting of Sheryl Cruz, Sunshine Cruz, Carlos Morales, Cris Villanueva, Dante Ponce, Divina Valencia, Lito Legaspi, Joey Paras, and Kit Thompson in their supporting roles.[1] The series premiered on ABS-CBN's Kapamilya Gold afternoon block and worldwide on TFC, replacing Carlo J. Caparas' Dugong Buhay from September 30, 2013 to March 28, 2014, with a total of 130 episodes. It was replaced by Moon of Desire on its timeslot.

Synopsis[edit]

Galema: Anak ni Zuma began with Galela (Sheryl Cruz), who got raped by Zuma (Derick Hubalde) that resulted to Galema (Andi Eigenmann). All along, Galela thought that her child with Zuma was dead. But, Isabel (Sunshine Cruz), Galela's sister, decided to keep her like her true child, though Galema is her niece.

Through the years, Galema grew like a normal person despite her twin snakes surrounded on her neck, she can hide it by her hair. Even though she is Zuma's daughter, she is still in favor of the police in trying to defeat Zuma. One day, Isabel tried to ask Galela, if her child with Zuma survived, and she is in favor on our side on defeating Zuma, would you accept her? Galela said no. This hurts so much for Galema knowing that she is Zuma's daughter with Galela.

Morgan (Matteo Guidicelli), Galema's long time friend, proposed to Galema. Galema said yes. Gina (Meg Imperial), Galema's sister (she is really Galema's cousin), tried to seduce Morgan one night before the wedding. But, Morgan's loyalty for Galema prevailed so he immediately pushed Gina away.

And, it was the day of the wedding, everyone was filled with joy, excitement, especially for Galema and Morgan. But, when Morgan and Galema were almost officially husband and wife, they will face a big obstacle because Dean (Kit Thompson), Zuma's son from another girl, and Zuma, went to the wedding to get Galema's twin snakes, because he thought all along that he would become a normal person if he got Galema's snake, but it was just Zuma's way to kill Galema without doing anything.

Galela was the one who was really surprised, because she saw Galema's snake in her own eyes. This is now the start of Galela's cold treatment for Galema. Galema, longing for her mother's acceptance, did anything her mother wants, including leaving the house because Galela remembers what Zuma did to her everytime she sees Galema.

After a while, Galema got pregnant, the doctor said that there is a baby but there is a mysterious long creature surrounding the baby's neck. Months after, Galema finally gave birth to a baby boy and a snake. Morgan, really loved Ethan (🚶🏻) but not Sophia (🐍).

Meanwhile, Joseph (Bodie Cruz), proposed to Gina. So Gina arranged a party on their house. Joseph, not knowing Galema has a child that is a snake, thought that the snake will bite him. So, because of his nervousness, he threw many things at Sophia so Sophia bit him resulting to his death. Gina, due to her anger at Sophia, she did many evil things. First, she tried to kill Sophia. Second, she tried to burn her,

On the other hand, Galela, is slowly accepting Galema in her life. But, Zuma's poison in her body prevailed, so she became Galema's biggest enemy.

At the end, Galema managed to defeat Zuma (but not kill because Zuma can't die), by putting all her poison in Zuma's body before returning it to him (she managed to beheaded Zuma in the past). After that, the fight is still not over, Galema still needs to face her mom. Galela, swallowed Galema, until Galema can't breathe in her stomach. But, Galela's love for her child Galema prevailed, and stabbed herself to let Galema out. Galela died by saving Galema.

After that, the amulet, the object that can make Galema a normal person. Galema should be the one to wear it so that she will be a normal human being, but, her love for Sophia prevailed and decided to give it to her.

Years later, Galema and Morgan's children grew older. At the swimming pool, Zuma appeared to get Ethan (Lance Lucido), but before that, Galema showed up and challenged Zuma for a fight. (That will be the closing of show)

Cast and characters[edit]

Main cast[edit]

Supporting cast[edit]

  • Sheryl Cruz as Galela Carriedo†
  • Sunshine Cruz as Isabel "Malena" Carriedo-Castillo
  • Carlos Morales as Philip Castillo
  • Cris Villanueva as Richard Alvarez
  • Dante Ponce as Gen. Roger Barredo
  • Divina Valencia as Rosalinda Carriedo
  • Lito Legaspi as Agustin "Gustin" Carriedo
  • Joey Paras as Teacher Karlo
  • Kit Thompson as Dean Evangelista†

Extended cast[edit]

  • Karla Estrada as Bettina Barredo
  • Tess Antonio as Yaya Deborah
  • Rubi Ruiz as Emma "Lola Ems" Villalobos
  • Boom Labrusca as Louie Villalobos
  • Carmen del Rosario as Yaya Bebang

Recurring cast[edit]

Cameo[edit]

Special participation[edit]

  • Ejay Falcon as Sgt. Alexander Pagaran†
  • Hideo Muraoka as Taizo Orochi / Emperador Tenok
  • Brenna Garcia as teen Galema Castillo
  • Kazumi Porquez as young Galema Castillo
  • Rhed Bustamante as young Gina Castillo

Reception[edit]

Galema: Anak ni Zuma charmed TV viewers when it premiered last September 30, 2013 with a 16.6% national TV rating according to data of Kantar Media Philippines, beating Pyra: Ang Babaeng Apoy of GMA Network which only rated 8.3%. It peaked 20.0% on its fifth episode on October 4, 2013.

KANTAR MEDIA NATIONAL TV RATINGS
(4:15PM PST)
PILOT EPISODE FINALE EPISODE PEAK AVERAGE SOURCE
16.6% 15.7% 20.0% TBA [2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Umbao, Ed (September 10, 2013). "Galema Featuring Andi Eigenmann Premieres Sept. 30 on Kapamilya Gold". Rappler. Retrieved September 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "GALEMA" PILOT CHARMS AFTERNOON VIEWERS