January 2, 2007 at 2:20 am 26 comments

Thalia conquered the Filipino TV screen for almost a decade. She was featured in Marimar, Maria la del Barrio, and Maria Mercedes.

Thalia as Marimar

It was her telenovela, Marimar, that began the Filipino addiction for telenovelas. In a world devoid of pirated DVDs, Marimar gained a solid following from wives and daughters. They were enchanted by Thalia’s innocence and beauty. It helped that the

Marimar and Sergio

show was from Mexico because Filipinos related more to the plot of the story. Filipinos loved the fact the Marimar was an underdog and as the story progressed she rose above the ‘pang-aapi’ of her mother-in-law.

Sometimes the twists and turns of the story became hard to believe because they were unrealistic. I remember being annoyed when Senora Santibanez survived the fire in their home. Just when I thought that all was well for Marimar and Sergio, Senora Santibanez resurrects from the dead. Whew. But I have to say, in spite of its excessive drama, Marimar kept me hooked.


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  • 1. lovelygirl  |  January 2, 2007 at 10:43 am

    Thalia was my favorite, and that time she was the most beautiful woman to appear on magazines, tv’s, movies and the like. I recall back in my college years, no professor were willing to take the 6:30 pm class because they all watch Marimar. I also love the features of a mexican male portrayed by Sergio Santibanez (Eduardo Capetillo)

  • 2. Caruray  |  January 2, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    Marimar… Aw! Costa Rica soy.. Grabe I memorized that song before. Dati pinaparecord ko pa yan sa helper pag wala ako sa bahay! Tapos I actually bought Thalia’s cd and still listen to it until now. Talk about Thalia fan! Naaalala ko pa si CORAZON! Hahaha! Her voice I will never forget. I remember Bubble Gang used to even spoof Marimar and Michael V would be Corazon. Hahahaha!

  • 3. kidswereus  |  January 2, 2007 at 8:13 pm

    Nakakatawa nung nag-spoof ang Bubble Gang ng Marimar. Si Michael V. as Corazon tas nilalagyan nya ng unan yung butt nya para lumaki. OMG, si Fulgoso, winner ng best pet award! Hahaha!

  • 4. candy  |  January 9, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    okay! i admit i was a sucker for Thalia then, she was my idol! haha i watched marimar and she also had another one, maria del barrio, after marimar finished..

  • 5. Jolo  |  January 12, 2007 at 2:44 am

    crush ko toh nung bata ako!!! another show na na-influence ako manood ng maid namin…

  • 6. croixe cruz  |  June 23, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    yes i can’t wait to feel the craze again for having marimar in primetime especailly CORAZON and PULGOSO!!! this 2 characters are very remarkable for us and i think for every FILIPINO huosehold!!! i heared that MS.MANILYN REYNES played the part of CORAZON!!! no doubt about ate manilyn reynes acting prowess i’v seen alot of her movies and teleserye she made!!! and that is also proven in bakekang!!! many critics commend her acting skills!!! i think isa sya sa tutulong talaga para tumaas ang rate ng show!!! i hope the writers and director Bb.Joyce Bernal will add a little twist and flavor to CORAZONS life kasi manilyn reynes is great and she handle such roles!!! ngayon pa lang me and my frends and family will wait ms. manilyn reynes again in the primetime!!! way to go ms. manilyn

  • 7. jun alindogan  |  June 23, 2007 at 5:46 pm

    yes!!! no doubt about that manilyn reynes i agree with your comment she can do such roles!!!! i enjoy her acting in bakekang!!! and that petite actress will surely stood among the rest!!! e kasi bata p lang yan artista na!!! and i like her becoz of her life very down to earth person and simple ni di mo naringgang mang away sa showbiz, at kahit bit role lang yang CORAZON manilyn has her own way to be that role BIG remember there is no reole in a powerful and great actors!!!! kaya ngayon pa lang din kami dito sa caloocan si manilyn reynes ang inaabangan namin!!!

  • 8. richiespeak  |  June 23, 2007 at 5:51 pm

    hey same here!!! wala akong makitang link na puedeng mg post tungkol kay ate mane!!! kami din ng aabang sa paglabas nya bilang CORAZON the most NOTABLE character in marimar along with PULGOSO sorry to say this!!! i’m very sure na si ate manilyn reynes ang mapapansin dyan sa teleserye na yan!!!! and michael v. kasi nasa kanila ang mahalagang role with pulgoso and corazon, i think di kumpleto ang serye!!!!

  • 9. wrixjon tolentino  |  July 2, 2007 at 5:25 pm

    hey!!! nandito din kayo lahat mga frends!!! tama kayong lahat DAPAT KALAMPAGIN NATIN YANG CREATIVE CONSULTANT ng teleseryeng MARIMAR NA YAN!!! PLEASE LANG DAPAT PAITIMIN SI ATE “MANILYN REYNES”!!! DAPAT I PATTERN YAN SA TUNAY NA “CORAZON” OR ELSE WALANG DATING YAN SERYE NA YAN SA VIEWERS!!! manilyn reynes proved herself as versitile actress as the bloggers and commentors said!!! of course including myself!!! please lang ha!!! direk Bb.Bernal and Mr. Alejandre ang mga DIRECTORS and WRITERS magbasa kayo sa reactions ng mga VIEWERS, kita mo madami pang KAKALAMPAG sa INYO!!!

  • 10. kidswereus  |  July 6, 2007 at 5:48 pm

    Wow guys, you’re really passionate about Manilyn and her coming Corazon role. The last I heard some girl in GMA-7’s was cast as Marimar. Alam nyo ba ang pangalan nya?

    I think Mane will do well as Corazon…she has the butt of her Mexican counterpart, hahaha.

  • 11. croixe  |  July 10, 2007 at 1:08 pm

    He!he!he! yes MANE has a butt like if mexican girl! pwet pa lang ulam na!!! just kiding aside but u thiunk manilyn will truly shine in that role!!! she can do many things!!! and guys manilyn reynes is truly magnificent in her acting!!! she pull true that role sana nga PAITIMIN sya!!!

  • 12. tyrone rubio  |  July 12, 2007 at 1:04 pm

    yes !!! i agree with you guys MANILYN REYNES is trully very powerful in her acting attack she execute her role in a different way!!!! yung hindi OA!!! and that CORAZON ROLE??? palagay ko she can execute it well!!! tama ako din dapat lang na MAITIM ANG CORAZON kasi paghindi wla na yung CREATIVE elements ng serye na yan!!! as the others said!!!

  • 13. joey cabangal  |  July 22, 2007 at 2:25 pm

    the best yan si manilyn reynes as corazon, i know sya ang papanoorin ng mga tao hindi si marian rivera na kabago bago lang sa showbiz, dapat magpasalamat si marian rivera sa lahat ng simbahan na si manilyn reynes ang corazon dahil sila ang palaging kasama sa original na teleserye. mabuhay ka manilyn reynes! sana ikaw kumanta sa new themesong

  • 14. wrixjon tolentino  |  July 29, 2007 at 11:56 am

    same here mga peepes yung ibang site nabasa ko c mane ding ang inaabangan nilang lahat!!! my gudness alam ba ito ng gma 7 and directors??? how i wish na bigyan nila ng masmagandang role yan c mane!!! at kung pang sahog lang sya dyan!!! mumurahin ko talga yung mga yan!!! manilyn reynes is great actress!!! meron daw syang movies??? according to AMIL one of the loyal fan!!! bukod daw sa shake rattle and roll 9 e, meron pa daw 13th floor ang titile??? is this true??? please anwer me back!!!! my gosh dapat lang na she earend the title of “HORROR QUEEN” sa dami ba na mang ginawa nyang hooror e!!! behold to the HORROR QUEEN MS. MANILYN REYNES!!!!

  • 15. sabrina  |  August 12, 2007 at 2:19 am

    sayang sana sinama c ms dina bonnevie sa cast para lalong gumanda,bagay kay ms d ang role na brenda, maliit nga lang pero remarkable… wala pa bang gaganap sa role ni brenda???

  • 16. jun  |  August 13, 2007 at 9:03 am

    d puede si ms. d kasi may show sya sa channel 2, tapos TEGI agad ang role nya dun!!! hehehe kawawang ms. d wel, i like also ms.dina but gurangis na kasi e, kalevel nya na lang si osang!!! hehehe e, hindi ng re RATE ung show nila sa kabila ang papanget ng mga artista!!! si jake at sino ba yung anak na hostess??? d ko knowing ang name!!! ginoo ba un??? ang OA nyang umarte!!! yuk!!! kung ako kay ms. DINA Go back ulit sya sa channel 7!!! sayang ang husay na paganap nya dyan sa channel 2 kung walang manonod!!!!

  • 17. marky  |  August 13, 2007 at 9:07 am

    yes!!! no qualms about ms. MANILYN REYNES ang galing ng tribute nya dun sa GMA7!!! alam ng GMA7 kung gaano kabigat at ka importante ang role ni MANILYN dun as CORAZON!!! at maraming nagsasabing si MANILYN REYNES lang ang magdadala ng TELESERYE na yan!!! mukhang nabuhay ulit ang mga MANILYNIANS ah!!! mabuhay kayong lahat!!! tumaba o sumeksi yang aktress na yan tyak na may paglalagyan sya sa SHOWBIZ at patunay lang na ISA C MANILYN REYNES NA MAGALING NA AKTRES NGAYONG DEKADA “AKTRES OF THE NEW DECADE” ang bago nyang title

  • 18. Irmatic  |  August 14, 2007 at 6:53 pm

    marimar is back, and so am i!!!! hehe. i missed posting here ha.. 🙂
    anyway, do u agree na si marian rivera ang pinili to portray as marimar? hhmmm.. ako, yes! she’s very beautiful, and looks innocent din. sana lang kasing lambot ng katawan nya ang katawan ni thalia hehe 🙂

  • 19. kidswereus  |  September 12, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    Yes. I’m so glad that GMA re-made it. It’s cutting my viewership vs. ABS-CBN’s Pangarap na Bituin.

    I love Marian Rivera, she’s so cute and accurate in her portrayal of Thalia. She even has that hand-shaking thing down to a pat. And Ding Dong is a suitable actor as Sergio (and he’s got that tisoy sunburned look which I think is dazzling). I’m not too keen on Richard being cast as Renato though…he’s too good looking and young for it but he does his part excellently.

  • 20. janah  |  September 21, 2007 at 11:52 am

    im an avid fan of marriane aka marimar…i admire u smch..gling u mg acting..hope to see u n person..gudluk on ur career..

  • 21. pussycatdoll  |  September 25, 2007 at 1:50 pm

    i agree sa mga nagsasabing magaling ang role in MANE. super naman talaga ang acting ng SMALL but TERRIBLE na yan. Kahit san mo dalhin yan kaya nya dalhin ang papel na gampanan nya. ok ba MANE. ?!!!!!!!!!.corazon talaga. muy bien

  • 22. VENSON GUTTIEREZ  |  February 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm


  • 23. binie  |  May 2, 2008 at 12:53 pm


  • 24. angie bajos  |  August 1, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    marimar a very lovely woman iv seen in the whole world. pls. send me molre picture of thalia

  • 25. thallya carla linhares de lima  |  January 5, 2012 at 1:04 am

    thalia eu adoro marimar,maria espernça e maria do bairro o meu nome é´thallya carla meu nome foi em sua homenagen
    beijos thallya carlla

  • 26. karen  |  January 5, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    eu vejo Marimar todo dia se eu perder algum capítulo eu morro e bom d+!


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