Impostora (2017 TV series)

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Impostora
Impostora title card.jpg
Title card
Genre Drama
Created by RJ Nuevas
Based on Sa Isang Sulok ng mga Pangarap (1994 film)
Written by
  • Denoy Navarro-Punio
  • Angeli Delgado
  • John Kenneth de Leon
  • Marlon Miguel
Directed by
  • Albert Langitan
  • Aya Topacio
Creative director(s) Roy C. Iglesias
Starring Kris Bernal
Narrated by Kris Bernal as Nimfa / Rosette
Opening theme "Mapagkunwari" by Rita Daniela
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Tagalog
No. of episodes 160
Production
Executive producer(s) Joseph T. Aleta
Producer(s)
  • Keila Marie Celso
  • Marissa Jesuitas-Hilario
Production location(s) Philippines
Camera setup Multiple-camera setup
Running time 30-45 minutes
Production company(s) GMA Entertainment TV
Release
Original network GMA Network
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 3, 2017 (2017-07-03)[1] – February 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)
Chronology
Related shows Impostora (2007)
External links
Website

Impostora (lit. Impostor) is a 2017 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. The series is loosely based on the 1993 film, Sa Isang Sulok ng mga Pangarap (lit. A Corner of Dreams). Directed by Albert Langitan and Aya Topacio, it stars Kris Bernal in a dual role. It premiered on July 3, 2017 on the network's Afternoon Prime line up replacing Legally Blind.[2] The series concluded on February 9, 2018 with a total of 160 episodes. It was replaced by The Stepdaughters in its timeslot.

The series is streaming online on HOOQ as video on demand [3]

Plot[edit]

Nimfa was born with a disfigured face. All her life she is the object of scorn and disgust. Through her loving aunt, Denang and a few good friends, Deedee and Maxi, she remained a loving and kind person, even though the world is unkind to someone like her who is not physically attractive especially her neighbor, Crisel. But even the kindest people can only bear so much, Nimfa reached her limit and attacked Crisel. The altercation ended with Crisel falling face flat on a grill and destroying her face. Now badly wanted by cops including Crisel's brother Omar, Nimfa is on the run.

She meets Dr. Jeremy Soriano, a talented plastic surgeon. With a desire to escape her past, Nimfa agreed for plastic surgery. After a series of successful operations, Nimfa is now beautiful. No one, not even Crisel and the cops looking for her could recognize her through her new beautiful facade, as if Nimfa just vanished. Nimfa thought that finally her life will change, but her beauty comes with a price. She discovers too late that all of the help Jeremy is giving her is just an elaborate plot of Jeremy and his lover, Rosette. Jeremy copied Rosette's face and put it on her. Forced by circumstances, Nimfa became an unwilling double, an impostor, and must take the place of Rosette, while the real Rosette and Jeremy will be leaving the country and will have the time of their lives through the money they stole from Rosette's husband, Homer. Nimfa was promised a huge pay if she completes her task, so she agreed for the sake of her sick aunt who needs medication and hospitalization. Nimfa practiced and learned everything the real Rosette knows. When she is ready, the exchange took place.

Nimfa now posing as Rosette discovers what an awful person the real Rosette is. She now must pay for all the damage the real Rosette has done to all the people around her. But as days pass, Nimfa learns to love the life and the people the real Rosette never appreciated. Nimfa finally has the family that all her life she has been dreaming of. But everything must end and the real Rosette is back to claim her rightful place, but this time, Nimfa is not willing to exchange anymore as she finds herself falling in love with Homer. As Homer's family discovers the impostor's secret, they begin to accept and prefer Nimfa than the real Rosette obscurely.

When Homer divorces Rosette, the evil lady will now become the new impostor as she will wreak havoc the happy lives of the Saavedra family and seeks the affection and wealth of Home. She will do everything to destroy and take revenge to Nimfa. Nimfa will strive to protect and save her family from the evil Rosette as Rosette's schemes are endless until Betty, Leo, and Rafaela comes up in the picture to add doom to Nimfa's life.

Cast and characters[edit]

Kris Bernal portrays Nimfa del Prado and Rosette Cuevas.
Rafael Rosell portrays Homer Saavedra.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Extended cast
Recurring cast
  • Leandro Baldemor as Jomari "Omar" Estanislao
Guest cast
  • Renz Fernandez as Mateo Reyes
  • Aaron Yanga as Celso
  • Jay Arcilla as Alvin
  • Chariz Solomon as Nimfa's mother
  • Jerald Napoles as Nimfa's father
  • Nanette Inventor as Remedios
  • Ranty Portento as an sales agent
  • Dex Quindoza as David
  • Jaycee Parker as Esther
  • Sophie Albert as Leticia
  • Frank Garcia as Dante Cuevas

Production[edit]

Due to high ratings, the show was given an extension up to February 9, 2018.[4]

Ratings[edit]

According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Nationwide Urban Television Audience Measurement People in television homes, the pilot episode of Impostora earned a 5.3% rating.[5] While the final episode scored a 7.4% rating.[6] The series had its highest rating on July 28, 2017 with an 8.8% rating.[7]

Accolades[edit]

Year Awards Category Recipient Result Ref.
2017 7th OFW Gawad Parangal Best Actress Kris Bernal Won [8]
31st PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Daytime Drama Series Impostora Nominated [9]
Best Drama Actress Kris Bernal Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

Country Network Title Date Ref.
Ecuador Oromar Televisión La Impostora June 2018 [10]

References[edit]

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