Love and loss are probably two of the oldest themes when it comes to literature, cinema, theater, and other forms of art. A combination of this, infidelity—the loss as the other falls in love with another, is perhaps the most popular trope in the book when it comes to teleseryes. As we prepare our tear ducts for a season of affairs and third parties through ABS-CBN's newest teleserye "Tubig at Langis," let's take a look at the previous Kapamilya stories that explored the age-old motif of betrayal. 1) The Legal Wife (2014)
First on the list is a melodrama directed by Rory B. Quintos and Dado C. Lumibao. It also served as a teleserye comeback for topbiller Angel Locsin whose last series before "The Legal Wife" is the fantaserye "Imortal" (2010).
The Legal Wife follows the story of Monica Santiago (Angel Locsin) and the elusiveness of love from the men in her life: her father Javier (Christopher de Leon) and two brothers Javi (Joem Bascon) and Jasper (Ahron Villena). She eventually meets Adrian (Jericho Rosales) and learns to love again. However, their marriage is challenged when his husband crosses path with Nicole (Maja salvador). 2) Two Wives (2014)
An adaptation of a 2009 Korean drama of the same title, “Two Wives” presents a different tale of unfaithfulness and poses the question: what if the mistress becomes the legal wife, and the legal wife becomes the mistress? The story starts with the perfect family of Yvonne (Kaye Abad), Victor (Jason Abalas), and their son. Janine (Erich Gonzales), a single mother, enters the picture and hires Victor to pretend to be the father of her daughter. Their transaction blossoms into a love affair. 3) Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo (2012)
The daytime drama is set both in Qatar and the Philippines as it tackles the struggles of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) just to provide their families with better lives. This issue is explored through the story of two childhood friends turned lovers. "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" is starred by Shaina Magdayao, Jake Cuenca, Bangs Garcia, and Ron Morales.