After it was officially announced that Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil will star in the upcoming ABS-CBN fantasy series Bagani, some couldn’t help but compare it to GMA-7’s fantaserye Encantadia.
GMA consultant Suzette Doctolero commented on the issue that started a word war between her and ABS-CBN Star Creative head writer Mark Duane Angos.
"Hahahhaha Funny ka. May binago naman sila ah. Yung naka violet. Di sa enca ginaya. Pang circus ang costume. Hahahaha,” Suzette told a netizen.
"You should get out of this ‘originality discourse’ especially if you’re the one who copied CW’s Arrow. My friendly advice, focus on stories you’re writing. I’m sure there’s a lot of B-actors from Game of Thrones who can cameo on your next show,” Mark wrote on his account without mentioning Suzette.
The Kapuso channel’s show Alyas Robinhood also made headlines after it was accused of copying the Hollywood series Arrow.
"Ay arrow talaga? Bobo hahahhahaha" she replied.
"She’s a nuisance in our small community of writers, tolerated in the spirit of ‘paggalang sa nakakatanda.’ Friends from GMA also believe in a diverse & dynamic TV landscape- supporting & learning from each other. Network war is an illusion propagated by those stuck in the past,” Mark responded on Twitter.
"Tama siya. In our small community of writers, ako nga yung nuisance, yes. im the crazy one, a nutcase. I do not conform. My soaps, at least some of it, can attest to that. Baliw din gaya ko. Ako nga lang nakakaintindi sa iba kong gawa. Hahaha,” she responded.