Sunday, July 14, 2013

Ritz Azul -- TV5 Misibis Bay Promising Star

Ritz Azul
Photo credit: FashBits
I have first heard of Ritz Azul's name when she made cover on FHM Magazine. I haven't been much of a teleserye fan of late, except for following news on some of my favorites. 

Come July 1st, TV5 Misibis Bay debuted on TV5 Primetime (8 p.m.). I started following the said mini-series as the trailer seemed interesting. Two weeks down the line, I'm now a regular viewer of said TV show. 

Ritz Azul stars as Maita Ramirez on TV5 Misibis Bay. Maita's parents got killed over a land dispute in Misibis Bay when she was a young girl so she was raised by her grandmother. They relocated to Manila and lived as informal settlers. 

Ritz Azul
Photo credit: Go5! Trade launch

Maita went on to work as a bar dancer when her grandmother suffered injury as she needed money to pay for the hospital bills. Little did she know that Anthony Cadiz, played by Christopher de Leon, the brother of Miranda Cadiz -- who evicted them from their land and who was also responsible for killing Maita's parents, was searching for them.

Pretending to be a customer, Anthony sought out Maita at the club where she worked as a dancer and hired her as a private dancer. He later on revealed his true intentions. Maita agreed to be Anthony's friend so she could pay for her grandmother's much needed operation. Eventually, Anthony and Maita fell in love and got married, but Miranda Cadiz wasn't too happy about the union. 

Ritz Azul TV5 Misibis Bay
Screenshot from TV5 Misibis Bay wedding scene

Right now, there are four more weeks left of TV5 Misibis Bay. You can watch a marathon of the last two weeks of episodes on

I love the format of the TV show. It is fast-paced and there's hardly any dull moment. Plus the cast is a mix of veteran stars -- Christopher de Leon, Boots Anson Roa, Vivian Velez, to name a few -- and newer stars -- Ritz Azul, Daniel Matsunaga, Victor Silayan, Vin Abrenica, and many more. Even Megan Young is on the show as Lara Borromeo. I sure missed watching her on the kapamilya channel. It's interesting to note that I've gone out of my way to make screenshots of some interesting scenes from TV5 Misibis Bay. Find more from my Tumblr site... Rose's World

Here's the full trailer of TV5 Misibis Bay...