TV REVIEW: Flawed But Memorable, “La Luna Sangre” Premiere is Unmistakably Direk Cathy’s Episode

La Luna Sangre” largely takes place after the events in 2011’s ‘Imortal’, on the heels of a resolved supernatural war between the vampire and werewolf races. It can be recalled that the said war came to its tragic end in the wake of a selfless sacrifice both committed by Lia (Angel Locsin) and Mateo (John Lloyd Cruz), who both gave up their powers to bring their child, Malia, back to life. In the series, Kathryn Bernardo plays the teenage Malia, who is called to duty …

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BY THE NUMBERS: The Ivy Aguas Effect

“Revenge has never been this wild”. Basing from that line, one cannot deny how fierce and controversial Maja Salvador’s latest teleserye Wildflower is. And indeed based on how it was received by the Televiewers, the Ivy Aguas Effect is real. Not only did the story tells about Ivy Aguas’ (Maja Salvador’s character) revenge for her family against the Ardientes, it also showed ABS-CBN’s revenge on the pre-primetime timeslot which was formerly lorded by GMA Network. Trashing Willie Revillame’s Wowowin Before its premiere, Television’s pre-primetime programming was …

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BY THE NUMBERS: FLOPmenomenal: AlDub’s 1st Teleserye “Destined To Be Yours”

From Phenomenal love team that shook not only the Philippines but the entire world to a Flopmenomenal love team on their first ever teleserye. On May 26, AlDub’s 1st ever teleserye “Destined To Be Yours” bade farewell to the world on television without any much fanfare. Of course for the die hard it was, but seeing numbers from both survey rating agencies and social media noise, “Destined To Be Yours” has silently exited from the world of teleseryes. Reported by AGB Nielsen NUTAM People survey, …

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GMA Network’s “Mulawin vs. Ravena” and its failed take-off

Another Kapuso telefantasya stumbles before it can take off. As an initial article for LionhearTV’s Views from the Numbers, let me dissect how Kapuso’s latest telefantasya series was received by the viewers. Last Monday, May 22, 2017, another telefantasya remake has premiered; “Mulawin vs Ravena”. Compared to its original version, the remake seemed following its slow and steady take-off. Dismal Pilot result After much publicity before its pilot airing, the telefantasya still didn’t fare well compared to its formidable rival “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano”. AGB Nielsen NUTAM …

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Five Reasons why AlDub’s “Destined To Be Yours” is losing?

This article may anger AlDub diehard fans but this is just an observation why the phenomenal tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza is simply losing its luster particularly in their current show. Though the Kapuso network may have defended the tandem and its series “Destined to be Yours” as something that is only set for a three-month run as mentioned by GMA Network senior vice president for entertainment TV, Ms. Lilibeth Rasonable in a statement she issued after a creative consultant and writer—Suzette Doctolero …

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Why “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” continues to Top in the Ratings’ Game?

The top-rating television series of Kapamilya Network “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” which premiered in September 2015 is still going strong despite the many attempts of its rival network to topple the show that is inspired from the 1997 Fernando Poe Jr. film of the same title, courtesy of FPJ Productions. Since most Filipinos love the films that the late King of Action Movies—Fernando Poe Jr. did—it is a ‘given’ thing that viewers got hooked with the series that still tried to be loyal to its film …

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7 Reasons Encantadiks will miss about the Biggest Telefantasya on Philippine TV

“Encantadia” is the biggest telefantasya of GMA Network since its inception in 2005. The four beautiful ladies- Amihan, Alena, Danaya, and Pirena have become household names along with their jewels- Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire. The revival and requel (remake + sequel) of “Encantadia” on July 18, 2016 has made buzzes on social media and local press portals. With new stars, lovely costumes, more twisted story lines, and special effects, the show will surely be missed. “Encantadia” aired its finale on May 19, after 10 months …

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“Mulawin versus Ravena”: Not perfect, but that may be a good thing for a riveting saga with soaring aspirations

The first few minutes of ‘Mulawin versus Ravena’ offer a glimpse of the origins of the winged-creatures and their rich mythology, revisiting the events both in the original 2004 series and the movie which served as a sequel, in 2005. Nostalgia is strong by this point, but the impressive visual flair the show’s cinematographers managed to pull off, makes the sentiment even more compelling. It gets even more salient when it somehow paid tribute to its original lead players—Aguiluz (Richard Gutierrez) and Alwina (Angel Locsin) …

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6 Reasons Why You Should Watch “Goblin” on ABS-CBN

One of Korea’s most successful fantasy dramas, “Goblin,” has finally arrived on Philippine television as ABS-CBN airs the top-rating series in its late primetime block beginning tonight (May 8). It is one of the most anticipated series by Pinoy Korean drama fans and is dubbed as the most popular Korean drama of 2016. Feeling the ‘Goblin’ fever already? Well, here are six reasons why you should watch “Goblin” on ABS-CBN: 1. TOP-RATING, TOP-CALIBER FANTASY DRAMA. “Goblin” is dubbed the most popular Korean drama of 2016. …

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A PREVAILING HUE: A Review on GMA Network’s Summer Station ID 2017 – “Kulayan Natin Ang Summer”

Performed by: Denise Barbacena Music by: Arlene Calvo Words by: BJ Camaya and Clare Yee Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Kris Bernal, Jennylyn Mercado, Dennis Trillo, Bea Binene, Lovi Poe, Regine Velasquez, Gloria Romero, Jaclyn Jose and more, spearhead the Summer Station ID of GMA Network featuring their upcoming shows on television. TRUE COLORS OF REALITY. A masterpiece must be meaningful in the society. The realistic point of view of the summer station ID of GMA is more of translucent view that is not the in-depth …

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