Obra (TV series)
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|Created by||GMA Entertainment TV Group|
|Developed by||Jun Lana|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||16|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Running time||45-60 minutes|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||NTSC (480i)|
|Original release||August 11– November 28, 2008|
|Followed by||SRO Cinemaserye|
Obra (also known as Masterpiece in English) is a weekly anthology on GMA Network. Each month, the show featured a different star. The pilot episode aired on August 14, 2008.
Obra is a weekly primetime drama series featuring GMA-7 stars in four stories about life, love and sacrifice. Each series had own set of production teams.
- Katrina Halili was the first star.
|1||"Misteryosa"||Jun Lana||Jun Lana||Ian Veneracion
|August 11, 2008|
|2||"Bayaran"||Kit Villanueva-Langit||Maryo J. de los Reyes||Richard Gomez
|August 18, 2008|
|3||"For Love or Money"||Denoy Navarro-Punio||Bibeth Orteza||Eddie Garcia
|August 25, 2008|
|4||"Taong Grasa"||Dode Cruz||Joel Lamangan||Paolo Contis
|September 1, 2008|
JC de Vera
|5||"Pretty Boy"||Jun Lana||Jun Lana||Gina Alajar
|September 11, 2008|
|6||"Rehas"||Dode Cruz||Mac Alejandre||Tirso Cruz III
|September 18, 2008|
|7||"Daddy Dearest"||Denoy Navarro-Punio||Joel Lamangan||Gardo Versoza
|September 25, 2008|
|Ryan—a young man who is about to get married discovers that his father and uncle are gay.|
|8||"Sintoy"||R.J. Nuevas||Maryo J. de los Reyes||Rhian Ramos
|October 2, 2008|
|Sintoy —blind, mute and deaf lives in a world where he is treated as dirt as an illegitimate child. He finds love with a woman who is willing to give love in-return.|
|9||"Butch"||Dode Cruz||Joel Lamangan||Chynna Ortaleza
|October 9, 2008(Re-Aired; April 1, 2010)|
|10||"Drama Queen"||R.J. Nuevas||Maryo J. de los Reyes||Yul Servo
|October 16, 2008|
|The story tells of Mira Bella, a great actress who is ravaged by vices while still pining for a lost love.|
|11 / 12||"Rosa Negra"||Jun Lana||Jun Lana||Jay Manalo
|October 23, 2008
October 30, 2008 (Part 2)
|13||"Sanib"||Denoy Navarro-Punio||Topel Lee||Ian de Leon
|November 6, 2008|
|Melissa is possessed by an evil spirit. While on vacation with her husband they become victims of supernatural elements.|
|14||"Beauty Queer"||Senedy Que||Dominic Zapata||Melanie Marquez
|November 13, 2008|
|15||"Boksingera"||Roy C. Iglesias||Mark Reyes||Dingdong Dantes
|November 20, 2008|
|16||"Stella .45"||Elmer L. Gatchalian||Rico Gutierrez||Ian Veneracion
Neil Ryan Sese
|November 27, 2008|
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After a three-month hiatus, the series will return with a different format. Originally, it was supposed to return for its second season in January 2009 with Jennylyn Mercado as its featured-artist. It will air its second season as SRO Cinemaserye starting on March 26 as an 8-part mini-series which is entitled Ganti, starring Geoff Eigenmann, Bianca King, Maxene Magalona, Sheryl Cruz and Marvin Agustin. For more than one year, the last installment aired on April 8, 2010 is Hot Mama, starring Eugene Domingo, Wendell Ramos, Janna Dominguez and Maureen Larrazabal.
Awards and nominations
On September 5, 2009, the series was awarded Best Drama Anthology by the 1st MTRCB TV Awards, besting heavy contender Maalaala Mo Kaya - which later won the same category in the 5th USTv Students' Choice Award. The series was nominated for Best Drama Anthology against Maynila and Maalaala Mo Kaya on the 23rd PMPC Star Awards for TV.
Richard Gomez and JC de Vera was nominated Best Single Performance by an Actor for the Bayaran and Pretty Boy episodes, respectively. Gina Alajar was nominated for Best Single Performance by an Actress for the Pretty Boy episode. Sunshine Dizon is also nominated in the same category for her performance in the Butch episode.
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- Pumaloy, Rey (August 8, 2008). "Katrina Halili's health starting to suffer from too much work". pep.ph. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Godinez, Bong (October 6, 2008). "Sunshine Dizon makes screen comeback via Obra". pep.ph. Archived from the original on November 5, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Sibonga, Glen P. (October 31, 2008). "Iza Calzado wants to be a gay icon". pep.ph. Archived from the original on January 9, 2009. Retrieved November 30, 2014.