Endless fascination with telenovelas on TopStar this Easter

 Endless fascination with telenovelas on TopStar this Easter

By Staff Writer
The Easter weekend has all our Telenovela lovers covered.

TopStar subscribers will get the chance to experience romantic, action and dramatic movies and series that have love stories that never have endings such as The Killer Bride and Maja Salvador’s triple universes, Updated Timeless Dizi Channel, Moms and Mothers, Red Scarf, The Heiress, The Return of Lucas, and The Innocent Man.

The Killer Bride and Maja Salvador’s triple universes

For instance, the Philippine drama The Killer Bride has been seen as an Easter version of Romeo and Juliet as the leading lady “comes back from death to revenge her love with the man from the rival family against hers”. Meanwhile, Maja Salvador, the actress who plays the lead lady in The Killer Bride, has also performed in Wildflower (ST Novela E, 22.30 CAT between Mon and Fri from 12 March) and Bridges of Love (ST Novela P, Mon-Sun 19:50 CAT From March 23). The fans of hers could also enjoy the triple universes of this impressive actress on StarTimes during the season.

Updated Timeless Dizi Channel

More possibility could be seen with the updates of Timeless Dizi Channel on StarTimes. The Timeless Dizi Channel has been launched on StarTimes DTH platform since April last year, with Turkish audio and English subtitles. The channel is known for broadcasting attractive Turkish series and enjoys great popularity among fans. For the audience to better immerse in the dramas, the channel will launch English audio track from 5 April and feature the classical TV series the whole April as follows:

Moms and Mothers

Set in 1970s Turkey, Moms and Mothers tells the story of two young women whose lives become unexpectedly intertwined. Kader lives in a small village in Anatolia and longs for nothing more than a happy life with Mustafa, but following a tragic accident, she is left alone in Istanbul. Zeliha is a smart, educated woman whose passionate relationship with the activist Murat leaves her in danger and ultimately widowed and pregnant. 9 months on, the two women’s paths cross…

Red Scarf

Beautiful Asiye, a rebel spirit in a small town, meets the mischievous and handsome İlyas, when he has an accident at the motocross tracks. Their love-at-first-sight grows fast in just a few days – but brings along its own problems.

The Heiress

In addition, in reply to the request of most audience, the hit drama The Heiress comes back on StarTimes through ST Novela E, 19:00 CAT in East and Central Africa, 21:00 CET in West Africa, 2 episodes per day between Mon and Fri, from 6th April. It tells a twisted story happening inside a rich family. Following the demise of their once solid relationship, the former lovers Romina and Carlos, end up marrying different partners who bring them from rags to riches all while triggering a complicated situation. Romina marries Robert Mondragon, a widowed business tycoon, while Carlos marries Daniela – Robert’s daughter from his previous marriage.

The Return of Lucas

Aside from the telenovelas from Philippine, ST Novela E plus is prepared to welcome a latest South American drama named The Return of Lucas from 20th April. It tells the story of a well-off family who lose their eldest son, Lucas, 4 years old on the beach. Elena, his mother, is obsessed with finding him because she feels he is alive and never stops looking for him, neglecting her other children, Catalina and Juan, and her husband, Reynaldo, who takes charge of the family and the company.

The Innocent Man 

After The Descendents of the Sun, there will be another Korean drama named The Innocent Man on air, and the leading actor is just the same one. From 31st March the telenovela will launch on ST Novela E plus, 21:30 CAT between Mon and Fri, 1 episode per day.

The Story is about a smart and promising medical student Kang Ma-ru (Song Joong-ki) who is deeply in love with his slightly older neighbor Han Jae-hee (Park Si-yeon), a television reporter. But when her situation takes a turn for the worse and Jae-hee becomes desperate to escape poverty, she meets a man who changes everything—a rich CEO who introduces her to a life of comfort. So she turns her back on Ma-ru, choosing money over love.

The brutal betrayal leaves Ma-ru fractured—not just angry, but a completely changed man. A few years later, Ma-ru is now 30 years old and works as a bartender and gigolo, no longer a “nice guy.” Ma-ru decides to take revenge on his ex Jae-hee and bring her down from her position after his sister, Kang Cho-co (Lee Yu-bi) is rushed to the hospital because of Jae-hee. What would he do later on?

All these programmes will be available on StarTimes streaming app, StarTimes ON. StarTimes subscribers can benefit from the “1 to 3 policy” that rewards each subscriber with 3 free membership rights on the app, allowing family members to watch their favourite programmes simultaneously on various devices.

 

 

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