Kapamilya Snaps: Teleseryes that took interesting, remarkable “time leaps” to expand narratives

As we have already seen a plethora of teleseryes in the past decades, it’s arguably noticeable how the so-called “time-jumping” or “time leaping” has seemed to be an essential and omnipresent element in majority of those, regardless of the theme, genre, or plot.

To those who are unfamiliar with the term, entertainment website Vulture defined it as a storytelling technique wherein “a series unexpectedly propels its characters and plot forward a significant amount of months, or even years” in an attempt to inject new character/s or offer new arc/s to a continuously developing story.

And in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps, let’s revisit the Kapamilya teleseryes that remarkably took a leap in time!


Kadenang Ginto

This Afternoon drama is unforgettable mainly because of the intense rivalry among its lead characters – from the equally fierce mothers Romina (Beauty Gonzalez) and Daniela (Dimples Romana) up to their palaban daughters Cassie (Francine Diaz) and Marga (Andrea Brillantes).

But we all know that it all started when Romina was supposed to marry Carlos (Adrian Alandy), but the wedding didn’t push through because he failed to show up after sleeping with Daniela. Distraught, Romina fell in love and eventually got married to Daniela’s father, Robert (Albert Martinez), who helped her get through her tough time.


The Killer Bride

From being a young woman happily and genuinely in love with her beau Vito (Geoff Eigenmann), Camila (Maja Salvador) went on to become vengeful and furious in The Killer Bride.

Avid viewers know that her fairytale story became a tragedy when she was framed for the murder of her groom’s older brother and presumably lost her child to a fire. She had been determined to exact revenge, but she had to wait years for her adoptive daughter Emma (Janella Salvador) – who was later on revealed to be biologically hers – to grow up and mature in order to help her fulfill her mission.


Ngayon At Kailanman

Main characters Inno (Joshua Garcia) and Eva (Julia Barretto) met at an unlikely circumstance that made him accuse her of stealing. However, little did they know that their lives were already intertwined even before it.

Aside from the brewing feud that involved their respective families, they both had near-death experiences as kids as well, which allowed fate to bring them together at an unknown location and become friends.


Till I Met You

Just when we thought that this would only focus on the highs and lows of the relatable love story of Iris (Nadine Lustre) and Basti (James Reid), we were surprised to find out that it was their parents who made everything more complicated.

His stepmother Val (Angel Aquino) betrayed a promise with Iris’ mother Cassandra (Carmina Villarroel) many years ago.


Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos

More than the handsome looks and impressive performances of the main cast, what made afternoon drama really remarkable were the incessant bickering and intense clashes among the Cardinal half-brothers. But it all started because of their father, Don Ramon (Ronaldo Valdez).

Viewers were surely well-aware that this began when the younger Don Roman (Geoff Eigenmann) assumed that he lost the love of his life Soledad (Cristine Reyes) and their firstborn Isagani. This led him to search love in multiple other women and little did he know that he bore a son to all of them.


Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin

A story that spans almost two decades, it all started when Marissa (Jodi Sta. Maria) and Ellice (Iza Calzado) were still best friends, until they the former volunteered to cover up for the latter after they got involved in a crime.

While Marissa had to suffer inside the jail, Ellice was able to live a normal life in the US. As their paths crossed again after a few years, Marissa rolled out her plan of getting even with Ellice by trying to take away the things or people she values the most, such as her husband Gabriel (Sam Milby) and her company.

As the “organization” hopped in to their battle, it ensued to the tragic death of Marissa’s son Jacob when they got ambushed. This further fueled her wrath, vowing to seek revenge against Ellice by making her life a living hell when she returned 17 years after.

Apart from her, Ellice’s cunning mother Belen (Rita Avila) made a comeback as well, but with a wicked plan. It was later on discovered that she was the paramour of Marissa’s late father, which caused the rift between their families.

Although their fight grew more scorching and more intense, their kids Jake (Grae Fernandez) and Hope (Kira Balinger) are apparently unfazed with whatever’s happening between their equally fierce and strong moms.


La Luna Sangre

Viewers first met Malia (Kathryn Bernardo) when he was only an adorable seven-year-old. And unfortunately, she got orphaned at a very young age after her parents, Lia (Angel Locsin) and Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz) were murdered because of a prophecy.

Just like her parents, she had to work with their allies when the right time already arrived and trained to become stronger in order to eventually defeat the leader of the vampires Sandrino (Richard Gutierrez).

While the plot of this action-fantasy series went on for years, it’s actually only the third installment of the Moonstone trilogy which commenced with Lobo (2008) and then Imortal (2010).


Ikaw Lamang

This classic drama had a huge ensemble cast to tell a story that spanned two generations.

The first part, or the Book 1, began in the 1950s, which followed the complicated tale of the Hidalgo clan, especially of the four lead characters Isabelle (Kim Chiu), Franco (Jake Cuenca), Mona (Julia Montes), and Samuel (Coco Martin).

It continued in the Book 2, in which Kim and Coco were still among the cast members, but played different roles. Coco took on the role of Gabriel, while Kim was known as Jacq and Andrea. They were joined by KC Concepcion, who portrayed Natalia.

Which of these teleseryes impressed you the most with the seamless pacing of its narrative from one period to another?