Aside from seeing Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla back on our screens, 2 Good 2 Be True did the medical field justice with its well-researched scenes.
More than a decade in the game, KathNiel remains as strong as ever as seen in the strong reception of their latest series, 2 Good 2 Be True. Not only did this mark Kathryn and DJ’s return to the small screen after years, but it also became the first Filipino series in history to premiere both on TV and Netflix. (History makers indeed.) From May to November, fans every weeknight were treated kilig-inducing love story of Ali and Eloy.
But aside from serving as the comeback teleserye of KathNiel and giving us an LSS-inducing OST, 2 Good 2 Be True also stands out for how it accurately portrayed the work of a medical practitioner through nurse Ali that also taught the viewer important lessons. The cast and crew went out of their way to research and properly show certain medical procedures. With the show recently coming to an end, it’s time we take a close look at those scenes that got netizens raving for its medical accuracy.
Kathryn Bernardo’s character, Ali, is a nurse. And that isn’t just for show as 2 Good 2 Be True made sure Ali knew what she was doing. That can be seen in episode 61 of the series. In one scene, Lolo Sir (Ronaldo Valdez) suffers what looks to be a stroke. Nurse Ali then springs into action and uses the F.A.S.T method. It means Facial Dropping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulty, and Time to Call for Help, and is a system used to determine the warning signs of a stroke. As she does it, an infographic showing the F.A.S.T method even appears on the screen to help give more context to the viewer.
Ali asks him to sit and unbutton his polo, and when she determines that it is a stroke, asks to bring him to the hospital. Following the episode’s airing, the scene went viral on social media, with many, including actual nurses, praising the show for correctly depicting what to do in an emergency. And as further proof of the good responsible media can bring, the scene actually helped save someone’s life in real life. A viewer helped her lolo who was suffering from a stroke after she used the F.A.S.T method that she learned from the show.
Now this is how you do a CPR scene in a teleserye. On the October 7 episode of 2 Good 2 Be True, Ali runs into Mang Diego where she finds him having a heart attack. Her nurse instincts quickly sprung into action, and performed CPR, saving his life. She showed us what’s the right thing to do with her expertise and quick thinking, something that can be attributed to the show’s preparation and Kathryn’s strong acting.
In the behind-the-scenes making of the episode, it was revealed that Kathryn was taught by an actual medical consultant on set how to do CPR properly, which is why the scene came out as authentically as it did. We could definitely learn a thing or two from Ali on how we can help people in need.
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