Magdusa Ka

Magdusa Ka (International title: Misery / transl.You Suffer) is a 2008 Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Based from the 1986 film of the same title, the series is the eighth instalment of Sine Novela. Directed by Maryo J. de los Reyes, it stars Katrina Halili, Dennis Trillo and Iwa Moto. It premiered on May 12, 2008 on the network's Dramarama sa Hapon line up replacing Maging Akin Ka Lamang and worldwide on December 3, 2008 on GMA Pinoy TV. The series concluded on August 29, 2008 with a total of 80 episodes. It was replaced by Una Kang Naging Akin in its timeslot.

Magdusa Ka
Also known asMisery
Based onMagdusa Ka (1986)
Written byAloy Adlawan
Directed byMaryo J. de los Reyes
Theme music composerTata Betita
Opening theme"Kahit Magdusa Pa" by Luke Mijares
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Tagalog
No. of episodes80
Executive producer(s)Wilma Galvante
Production location(s)Philippines
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time25-35 minutes
Production company(s)GMA Entertainment TV
Original networkGMA Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseMay 12 (2008-05-12) 
August 29, 2008 (2008-08-29)

The series was nominated at the 37th International Emmy Awards for Best Telenovela.

Cast and characters

Katrina Halili portrays Christine Salvador Doliente.
Dennis Trillo portrays Rod Henson.
Iwa Moto portrays Millet Calpito.
Lead cast
Supporting cast
Guest cast
  • Deborah Sun as Amanda
  • Anton Bernardo as Victor
  • Karla Estrada as Metring
  • Blue Mark Roces as James
  • Shirley Dalton as Lani


According to AGB Nielsen Philippines' Mega Manila household television ratings, the pilot episode of Magdusa Ka earned a 24.3% rating.[1] While the final episode scored a 24% rating.[2]


  1. "Maging Akin ends on top, Magdusa Ka debuts at No. 1". May 13, 2008. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  2. Santiago, Erwin (September 2, 2008). "TV Ratings (Aug. 29-Sept. 1): "Magdusa Ka" ends with a bang, "Una Kang Naging Akin" opens strongly". Retrieved March 7, 2018.
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