I’ve been a viewer of GMA’s top-rated primetime series Kambal Karibal since Christmas vacation. In my post, I’ll describe some of the characters in my own understanding. The red denotes the hypocrites of the show, while the blue denotes the humble ones.
Crisanta – She’s too kind, as described by her twin Crisel. She’s innocent & studious. She prioritizes her studies over love life. She even tries to show love for her shallow-minded stepmom Teresa, even if she was abused by her. She knows it’s bad to hit back at enemies, even if Crisel saves her by hitting them. She’s always in the hot seat for every wrongdoing she didn’t do, even when she’s now in Cheska’s body.
Criselda – She’s too cruel & selfish. She protects Crisan by hitting her enemies, but gets the latter in trouble as a result. She’s always in a beef with Crisan over Diego. Instead of listening to Crisan, she insists that she’s lying even if she’s telling the truth. She’s a prick for listening to the Black Lady’s commands & destroying Crisan’s life instead on believing in Crisan. I initially labelled her as a hypocrite for trying to destroy Crisan’s life big time, when she was in the latter’s body. It turns out that she learned how be good, thanks to Geraldine.
Cheska – The real Cheska was a spoiled brat. She disrespects people who get into her way. She blames Crisan for being loved by Diego & her stepmom. It’d have been a good thing the real Cheska died because of her wrongdoings. But, no thanks to Black Lady, she went back.
Noriel – A supportive friend of Crisan. She’s the only friend who’s an expert of spirits & ghosts. Too bad her only weakness is Black Lady, who traumatized her.
Geraldine – She’s heartwarming & kind. She shows care for Crisan, at that time she wasn’t aware that she’s her real daughter, than Cheska. Everytime she gets mad in a certain situation, she finds it hard to believe the truth. On the other hand, instead of listening to both sides, she’d side on one person instead of the other one who is really innocent. She became a prick for siding with Cheska (Crisel) after the latter was caught on an accident while fighting with Crisan. After Crisel switched bodies with Crisan after the former won over the latter’s body, Geraldine is still a prick after siding with Crisan (Crisel). At first, I wanted to label her as a hypocrite for believing the lies brought by Crisel & Raymond without listening to what the innocent says. It turns out that she’s just confused.
Teresa – She’s selfish & talkative. She often thinks about money than going the hard way to earn it. She doesn’t know how to take care of kids, just like what she did to the twins. Instead of listening to her stepdaughter Crisan, she insists that the latter is wrong.
Raymond – The mastermind behind breaking the relationship of Geraldine & Allan. Just like his cousin Teresa, he’s selfish. He spoils Teresa by giving her money. This psycopath does something for himself, not for his family, not even for Diego, his real son whom he claims otherwise. He does something wrong to win Geraldine. Everytime he does something wrong, he hides it by passing his fault to someone innocent, but gets in trouble once the truth is revealed.
Doc Manuel – He’s Diego’s lifesaver. Unlike his son Raymond, he accepts his faults and knows what’s best for his family, especially for his grandson Diego. He does everything to make up for the losses of Diego by giving him what Raymond never gave to him.
Allan – He’s innocent & kind. He accepts his faults and can do everything to make up for his losses. He’s concerned about his family.
Diego – He earns money the hard way by sidelining as a food vendor rather than getting them the easy way. He’s the opposite of his estranged dad, wherein he thinks of Crisan, his mom who’s jailed for a crime she didn’t commit & the family who took care of him. However, he was stupid for a few instances. He called Cheska (Crisan) a criminal for committing a crime she never committed instead of listening to her, thanks to the lies brought by Crisel. He was even fooled by Raymond. It’s a good thing he’s making up for his mistakes.
Mackoy – A childhood friend of Crisan, he’s very protective. There are times when he’s jealous when someone else, especially Diego, is in love with her. Whenever Crisan is in trouble, he’ll do anything to defend her. He believes that she’s innocent, knowing that she’d never hurt any person.