‘Los Bastardos’ make daytime TV even more exciting
Marco Gumabao as Matteo

Marco Gumabao as Matteo

What to do on a hot humid afternoon and you’re not up to the traffic situation in the metro. Watching TV may be the best way to pass the afternoon. But what show? 

Surfing the cable brings me to (SKY HD 167) the Kapamilya channel where a new show with the network’s best looking guys is currently running. It premiered on Oct. 15 and is now on its third week.

It seems the show has captivated the fans of Marco Gumabao, the good-looking son of actor Dennis Roldanand former runway and commercial model Loli Imperial, stars along with Jake Cuenca, Diego Loyzaga, Albie Casiño,and Joshua Coletas brothers who are at odds with each other to seize power in the family.

Diego Loyzaga bilang Joaquin The Bastard Heir

Diego Loyzaga bilang Joaquin The Bastard Heir

That’s their destiny in Los Bastardos, from the latest book in the Precious Hearts Romances Presents series.

Gumabao plays Matteo, a bastard son of his mother’s (Joyce Ann Burton) affair with Don Roman Cardinal, Jr. (Ronaldo Valdez).  His mother raised him as a Silverio to get back at his abusive husband Menandro (Lito Pimentel)

Jake Cuenca as Isagani

Jake Cuenca as Isagani

The series based on the Cardinal Bastardsseries of Precious Hearts Romances tells the story of five brothers who must fight against each other for the right to the power and money of the Cardinal family, led by its patriarch, Don Roman Cardinal. 

Albie Casino as Lucas

Albie Casino as Lucas

Don Roman is leading a happy life with his small family but tragedy will strike that will urge him to look for true love from four other women. He will sire five sons from five different women. There is Isagani (Jake), Don Roman’s long-lost son with his first love; Joaquin (Diego), the only son who’ll grow up under his care; Matteo (Marco), who will grow up with the rival family of the Cardinals; Connor, who will become a conman bent on destroying the Cardinal wealth; and Lucas (Albie), whill will grow up not knowing the man he serves is his own father. Although they come from different worlds, they are bound together by the same blood.

The series shows how their lives are intertwined, especially when they find out the truth about their identities.

In the early days of the series, I saw Geoff Eigenmann as the young Roman Cardinal. I am not sure if he has moved back to the Kapamilya lot, or was the scenes of the series with him shot before he did the Kapuso afternoon series Contessawith Glaiza de Castro. But, if he had decided to be a Kapamilya again, well and good for him, as he had been waiting to be given the right break to jumpstart his snoozing career.

Los Bastardos airs right after Kadenang Ginto at approximately 4:15 p.m. and before Star Hunt.