- The Lizquen loveteam. That’s Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil for those of you that aren’t familiar. What they bring to the table: realistic emotions, staggering chemistry, and a comfortableness between each other.
- This drama is packed full of Filipino love and culture. As an international fan of this series, we have the opportunity to learn more about culture and history thanks to Serena (Liza Soberano).
- Everything important is in Dolce Amore: family values and relationships, dysfunctional and disconnected/separated families, true friendship, achievement through hard word, monetary hardship, and more.
- The scenery! Whether it’s an exotic location or not, it’s always fun and interesting to see what different places in the Philippines actually look like.
- The inclusion of Italian. It’s one thing for the characters to live in Italy, but it’s a bonus that the characters are actually speaking the language. Even better — most of these characters are at least bilingual.
- Episodes air every day from Monday to Friday, so that’s a healthy dose of Lizquen during the working week. And this method helps keep the events of the series fresher on the mind.
- Each episode is a manageable 20+ minutes. They are always under 30 and always over 20. This means it’s much easier to binge-watch. Score!
- I have to admit, the plot is fantastic and gripping. The concept itself isn’t something we’ve never heard of before, but it’s a well-written story that tugs at the heart. The writing is clean and cohesive.
- The lovely people at TFC subtitle every, single episode in English. So for anyone that doesn’t speak Tagalog or doesn’t speak it fluently, this is a huge bonus to enjoy the show.
- Most of all, my favorite thing about Dolce Amore, is that Serena and Tenten develop a strong bond of friendship. It’s really touching to watch their journey as they learn more about each other and forge lasting friendships. This is primarily the focus of the drama, and I find it to be one of the most special aspects of this series.
I’m aware that some of these reasons are vague, but I tried to keep any “spoilers” to a minimum. I am absolutely in love with this show. I’m not sure what I was expecting when I first read the synopsis a few months back, but what I’m seeing on screen in so much better than what I had in my head.
So… what do you think? Will you be watching Dolce Amore? Are you watching it now? Would you recommend it to your friends?
Last week was a great week for Dolce Amore. And there’s nothing I appreciate more than a solid build up of friendship. It is the groundwork to a great relationship, and if it’s anything to judge from these past five episodes, it’s safe to say that Tenten and Serena are laying a solid foundation to an, hopefully, eventual relationship.
We have a long way to go in this drama, so we’ll just have to be patient and see where things lead.
Hi, fellow drama lovers!
As promised, I have my review of the pilot through episode 15. Thankfully, ABS-CBN uploaded the pilot onto their youtube channel. It’s without English subtitles right now, but as least you can check it out if you aren’t a TFC subscriber. Due to time constraints, this is more of a summary of the first 15 episodes. I hope that, in the future, I can review individual episodes. Keep your fingers crossed and I’ll work as hard as possible to keep up with Dolce Amore.
If you just love Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil together, you’re in luck. I’m still feeling giddy over their movie Everyday, I Love You. To be honest, I’m always a little giddy when it comes to these two. I still want to watch the rest of Forevermore, but until the beginning portion is subbed on TFC, I will just have to sit tight and enjoy their new drama Dolce Amore instead.
And if you happen to have a subscription on TFC like I do, you can watch the first five episodes right now.
I know many of you probably don’t have a subscription, so I will try my best to review this series as I watch. (Don’t worry OTWOL fans, I haven’t forgotten about you. I love this series but I’m so far behind and it’s going to be a little bit until I have the time to binge watch and recap what I’ve missed. But it will happen!)
Plot synopsis: Two young wandering souls, both in search of who they really are will be brought together by destiny and feel an infallible connection with each other. Serena (Liza Soberano), a young girl raised in Italy by her adoptive parents, lives a good life but cannot shake off the feeling that an important part of her identity seems to be missing – the truth about where she came from. Bearing the same struggles is Tenten (Enrique Gil), who grew up in an orphanage suffering from the pain of his real parents’ rejection. A hardworking “raketero,” Tenten takes on different jobs to help his adoptive family. Serena’s and Tenten’s worlds will collide when Serena, in search of herself, wanders off and travels to the Philippines, a country she is strangely drawn to and heard about from her Filipina nanny. From their unexpected meetup, the two will discover a sense of belonging with each other and will find themselves exploring the greatest adventure of all – falling in love.
– Credit to TFC.TV for the summary.