The GMA teleserye HANGGANG MAKITA KANG MULI (retitled as CAUTIVA in its Spanish version) created a sort of history in Peru. It only ended its first run last month but it was so successful that it became the highest rating Asian telenovela ever in that Latin American country (besting all the other Pinoy teleseryes shown there including the Kathniel-led La Promesa/Pangako Sa yo, but not only that, it also outclassed all the Korean dramas, including the much-ballyhoed just-concluded Descendants of the Sun which was stuck in the bottom of the Peruvian ratings chart, like all the other kdramas which became the traditional bottom-dwellers of the Peruvian ratings chart, below all the other telenovelas, since they started appearing in that country. In a way, Cautiva & its main stars, Derrick Monasterio & Bea Binene became the flag bearers of Asia in Latin America.
Cautiva is not finished making history. Tomorrow (April 15, Peru time), just a month after its first run, it will return again on the Peruvian small screen. Not in its former 4:00 PM slot but at the main primetime hour of 7:00 PM. No more the usual afternoon graveyard for Asian telenovelas, it has already been promoted to the Peruvian big leagues.
Below is a Peruvian fan-made video for Derbea.