ABS-CBN has hit the right notes once more as they offer another sure fire hit in "Imortal". The long wait was worth it as all I could say was "Wow!" It is only the first episode but based on what I saw it is something to really watch out for every night.
"Imortal" is crossed with the storyline of "Lobo" but packs more punch and action. It will lead us to the world and war of the werewolves known as "Maya" and the vampires known as "Sangre". Most of the new series tends to be boring when in its first episode since they tend to storytell a lot. But "Imortal" delivered its story effortlessly making use of great sound, effects, timing and the usual flashbacks. The series also has its cinematic appeal as I never thought I was watching only a TV series.
Aside from all the technical stuff, the story seems to be filled with great twists and turns. The script's timing is impeccable and I hope they will be able to maintain such pace. Kudos to its top notch directors - Chito Rono, Trina Dayrit and Jerry Sineneng.
And it will never be complete if the cast is not given enough credit. Angel Locsin and John Lloyd Cruz surely topbills this one and their presence was not yet much seen in the initial episode. But despite that the support cast was just amazing. Jake Roxas was devilishly terrific and really convincing with his evil eyes and cunning smiles. Jomari Yllana and Precious Lara Quigaman was convincing with their love story but too bad we'll not see much of it as Lara's character died giving birth to John Lloyd's character. And for the days to come we'll get to see more high caliber cast from Jaime Fabregas, Vivian Velez and Maricar Reyes to name a few.
ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida is surely heating up once again. I will get glued to this one for sure. I enjoyed "Lobo" but I think I'll love "Imortal". Prepare for the battle - "Pangil sa Pangil".