7 crime-drama series that riveted, touched the hearts of Kapamilya viewers through the years

n the past six decades, ABS-CBN has triumphantly produced a number of crime dramas that definitely made the audience yearn at every action scene and sympathize with the moving story of the characters. 

This 2020, another action-packed drama will surely wake your hearts up with its intense and soul-stirring scenes as production unit Dreamscape Entertainment presents Walang Hanggang Paalam, an upcoming action-drama that will revolve around the story of former spouses, Celine (Angelica Panganiban) and Emman (Paulo Avelino), who are forced to be together again after their son got abducted, and how their new love interests Anton (Zanjoe Marudo) and Sam (Arci Muñoz) are going to be involved in this mayhem.

And while we’re waiting for the arrival of this new teleserye, let us take you to a trip down memory lane and reminisce all the thrilling scenes in the past action dramas offered by the Kapamilya network.

 

Sino ang Maysala?: Mea Culpa (2019)

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This 2019 crime drama revolved around the story of how intricate things would be once you get involved in a situation that asks you to either serve your own interest or do the rightful thing -- even if it means putting yourself in a disadvantage.

It started with the moral dilemma of a group of friends who just passed the bar exams -- Juris (Bela Padilla), Drei (Tony Labrusca), Bogs (Ketchup Eusebio), Greco (Kit Thompson), Gaylord (Sandino Martin), and Lolita (Ivana Alawi). Their celebratory trip turned out to be a traumatizing one as their oath to uphold the truth and fight for what is right and just was completely tested after they got into a horrible situation.

While they were on their way, they got themselves involved in an accident after running over a woman and instantly killing her. Knowing that owning up to the crime would jeopardize their lives and their lifelong dream of becoming full-fledged lawyers, they agreed to hide the truth by burying her body and Juris taking the responsibility of adopting baby the woman was bringing.

 

 

Little did they know that the woman, whose name is Barbara was actually member of a child trafficking syndicate and she just stole the baby from her real mother who was Fina (Jodi Sta. Maria), a simple farmer in Baguio. Their lives got entangled when their secret was unveiled after the rotting corpse was discovered at a construction site. 

That sparked Fina’s intense yearning to find her long-lost beloved daughter and Juris desperate moves to hide her from her biological mom. A slew of encounters, deaths, and troubles ensued afterwards, with Fina being able to take her child back and Juris being sent to a mental health institution after getting deranged.


Hanggang Saan (2017)

 

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Hanggang Saan captured our hearts because of the selfless love of single mother Sonya (Sylvia Sanchez) to her two sons, especially to her firstborn Paco (Arjo Atayde), who was born with a heart condition. Being a devoted mother that she was, she did everything in her ability to show her unconditional love and care for them, to the extent of doing something inhumane just to save Paco’s life.

Paco did survive, but she later on had to suffer the consequences of the crime she allegedly committed as she got incarcerated. Her being friends with Jean (Teresa Loyzaga), who was the widow of the man she “killed,” and Paco being romantically involved with Anna (Sue Ramirez), Jean’s daughter who never forgot the death of her father, further put their family’s life at risk as they got closer to the real culprit behind the bankruptcy of the insurance company and the death of Edward Lamoste (Eric Quizon) – his best friend and new partner of Jean, Jacob Montecillo (Ariel Rivera).

 

 

In the end, justice was served and Sonya got acquitted after her son-slash-lawyer proved that the bullet that killed Edward came from a different gun and Jacob paid for his crimes with his life after he got killed by Paco in a shootout.


The Good Son (2017)

 

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This mystery family drama followed the lives of the two families that Victor Buenavidez (Albert Martinez) left after his sudden death. 

In spite of  his complicated situation, he’s still able to manage to become a great father to his sons with both his legal wife Olivia (Eula Valdez) named Enzo (Jerome Ponce) and Calvin (Nash Aguas) – and with his mistress Raquel (Mylene Dizon) named Joseph (Joshua Garcia). With Victor’s untimely and shocking demise this collided both parties and the quest on finding the real suspect and the fight for their sons’ rights to the wealth of Victor began.

 

 

The two families hardly came into an agreement, as both parties were eager to insist their rights as a Buenavidez. Just when they all thought their existence was the most unbelievable revelation after Victor’s death, they were proven wrong as the evidence show that his demise was planned and was even done by one of his family members.

After a series of unfortunate events and clashes, Olivia finally confessed in the end that she’s indeed the one who poisoned Victor in pursuit of exacting revenge to his second family who she blamed for the end of their marriage. She and Raquel died in different circumstances, while their sons went on to live new lives as siblings. 


The Blood Sisters (2017)

 

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The series was a tale of a dispute among three sisters, Erika, Carrie and Agatha, who were separated from each other since they were babies. Their history traces back from the deal their parents Debbie (Dina Bonnevie) and Norman Almeda (Jestoni Alarcon), who were then having a hard time conceiving, forged with their housekeeper Adele (Cherry Pie Picache) for her to undergo in-vitro fertilization so she could carry their baby. She agreed, however, unfortunately, it led to a miscarriage. 

Thus, in order to prevent his wife from being stressed and disappointed, Norman seduced Adele so she could get pregnant again. Adele gave birth to triplets without Debbie knowing. He only got one of the triplets, Carrie, thinking that their one-night stand only bore one baby, and brought it to his wife. The other one, Agatha, was left to Adele while the last one, Erika, had to live a with different people after Norman’s henchmen abandoned her somewhere.

 

 

Carrie grew up to be a successful doctor while Agatha was left with her high ambitions and her hopes of getting rich in the future. On the other hand, Erika may have worked as a club stripper but it’s undeniable how kind of a person she became. They later on found themselves in a hell-like situation when a syndicate looked for Erika after she witnessed a murder, and wrongly identified Carrie as her. On the other hand, Agatha aimed to be recognized by Debbie and Norman after finding out her and her sisters’ history.

 

You’re My Home (2015)

 

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This story revolved around the Fontanilla family, particularly their eldest child Grace (Jessy Mendiola). Their once simple and perfect life suddenly changed when the head of the family, Gabriel (Richard Gomez) agreed to handle the frustrated homicide case against Christian Vergara (JC de Vera), the son of a powerful senator. 

However, Grace had grudges towards her parents Gabriel and Marian (Dawn Zulueta) as she did not get much attention from them anymore. Thus, one night, she decided to leave their house with her brother Rahm (Sam Concepcion) following her, leaving their youngest brother Vince (Paul Salas) alone at home. 

 

 

Vince went missing later on, which had the family members blaming each other for it. Their relationship started to crumble that led to the separation of Gabriel and Marian. She focused on her business while he found himself in love with Roni (Precious Lara Quigaman), the police officer who was responsible for Vince's kidnapping case. 

Meanwhile, Rahm already had his own family, and Grace felt she’s the reason why her family was experiencing all of the challenges in their lives. But in the end, she was the one who found Vince, whose name was already changed to Ken. What complicated things was when Grace fell in love with Christian, the one who got convicted for allegedly kidnapping her brother.

Bukas Na Lang Kita Mamahalin (2013)

 

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The viewers’ hearts were definitely captured with the tale of Miguel (Gerald Anderson) who was traumatized after his father got involved in a tragic incident and was accused of a crime he did not commit. He was charged with murder and was held responsible for the death of his senator friend. He found himself in the worst situation when he died because of a rumble inside the prison. 

 

Unfortunately, the same plight happened to Miguel when he grew up after he was also wrongfully suspected of getting involved in a rape case, making him fully eager to prove everyone his innocence. He worked hard to seek justice, not just for himself but for his father as well, with the help of his mother Zenaida (Dawn Zulueta). While they were in the process of clearing his name, Miguel discovered the truth behind the similarities of their fates and that he could also prove his father innocent.


Nasaan Ka, Elisa? (2010)

 

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Nasaan Ka, Elisa? Is the Filipino adaptation of the Chilenovela “¿Dónde Está Elisa?” which followed the lives of the Altamira family. The eldest daughter of Mariano Altamira (Albert Martinez) and Dana Altamira (Agot Isidro), Elisa Altamira (Melissa Ricks), disappeared one day.

 

 

When she was nowhere to be found, the secrets of the Altamira family unexpectedly began to unveil, which made the family members start pointing fingers at each other. Things got worse when each of them was even considered as suspects in Elisa’s disappearance.

Walang Hanggang Paalam is set to premiere this coming September 28 on Kapamilya Channel and Kapamilya Online Live. Directed by Emmanuel Palo and Darnel Villaflor, the series also stars Jake Cuenca, Cherry Pie Picache, JC Santos, Tonton Gutierrez, Lotlot de Leon, Ronnie Lazaro, McCoy de Leon, Mary Joy Apostol, Sherry Lara, Victor Silayan and Javi Benitez. Don’t you dare miss the thrilling episodes of this newest action drama series!