A gutsy family
Every day is a soap opera on e!’s latest reality series ItTakesGutz ToBeaGutierrez.
ents all these while.
You mean they waited until the camera is rolling to announce such big news?
Richard and Sarah have finally decided to bring baby Zion to Manila and introduce him to the world although the soap opera star has reservations about how his fans would react to the shocking revelation.
Nevertheless, we get to see Annabelle and Eddie driving to the airport to receive their youngest grandson and handling the big secrecy that surrounds his existence. My favourite character has to be big momma Annabelle who proudly announced that she literal- ly hunted her former superstar husband Eddie down and got pregnant in order to force him to marry her.
She was only 13 when she fell in love with the handsome movie star who was 11 years her senior, and made it her life’s mission to bear his children and carry his last name. Six kids later, Annabelle is sure that her husband is here to stay ... or at least she hopes so.
Although we don’t see much footage of Eddie on the show, it is pretty evident that the family is in awe of his achievements and regard him with much respect. The boys do their best to make him proud, and Raymond who has always been in the shadow of his more successful twin brother, tries harder to win the father’s approval.
Although the twins share the same features, Raymond is obviously the heavier brother and openly battles his weight issues in the series as we see him hitting the gym and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, his reckless partying ways threaten to undo all his hard work.
Entertaining and loveable, it is not hard to see why the Gutierrez are adored by many.
Despite some of the characters’ heavy Filipino accent, it is easy for viewers to follow the conversation thanks to the subtitles, although it must be noted that the audio quality leaves a lot to be desired.
The lighting also seems to be a little off in certain scenes and gosh, the make up ... someone has to tell Ruffa that it is okay not to layer on that much of foundation in one sitting.
It is also annoying that the show also does a lot of hard selling, naming almost all of their sponsors and worse, as many times as they could.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez is funny, dramatic and entertaining, and has the potential to become our latest guilty pleasure. Now, if they would only change the absolutely horrendous theme song ...
Catch It Takes Gutz To Be A Gutierrez every Sunday at 10pm on E! (Astro Ch 712).
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