Filipinos are enjoying the this Marimar fever. Marian Rivera is now the flavor of young and old TV viewers.
MariMar is a Philippine drama airing on GMA Network starring Marian Rivera, in the title role, and Dingdong Dantes. It is a remake of the Mexican telenovela with the same title starring Thalia which was aired in 1994. It premiered on August 13, 2007 as part of GMA Network weeknights primetime presentation, under the direction of movie directors Joyce E. Bernal and Mac Alejandre. On this remake, much liberty had been taken to provide back story to the characters, tweaking and twisting some plot elements to avoid it being too predictable, and adapting it to Philippine setting.