TV REVIEW: “The Good Son” All Set To Compel Audience

In the last five years or so, local television has been inundated with light-romance dramas and heavy dramatic soap operas. Romcom has somehow defied the genre-resistant landscape of television, delivering fanciful offerings like “On The Wings of Love”, “Be Careful With My Heart”, and “Got 2 Believe”, with their brand of whimsical humor and fairytale-ish romance. Soap operas, most of which about families and relationships torn by third parties, has proved to be an untiring feature in daytime and primetime dramas, and still, audience seem …

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BY THE NUMBERS: My Korean Jagiya’s Lukewarm Start

GMA Network’s newest rom-com primetime series “My Korean Jagiya” started with a lukewarm, if not cold, reception from the viewers. Piloting last Monday, August 21, the Heart Evangelista starrer Fil-Korean drama didn’t create big impact in the ratings scorecard even succumbing to its rival since its second episode. AGB Nielsen numbers While “My Korean Jagiya” managed to get ahead of “A Love To Last” on its premiere according to AGB Nielsen NUTAM People survey, the gap is very insignificant to call it a success. The …

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“FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’s” secret weapon

Some would say that men aren’t really loyal. Well there are a lot of things they can be loyal with like online gaming, cars, and their sports. One thing that’s not usually discussed is their loyalty to TV shows. In the history of Philippine TV, male viewers are considered “special.” They may not watch too much TV but when they want it, they will stick to it and will definitely add up substantial numbers to the ratings of the show. They will hold on to …

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BY THE NUMBERS: Ika-6 Na Utos’ slow and victorious climb to the top

“The afternoon teleserye that tramples the heavyweight in daytime programming.” Who would have thought that the mighty noontime show whose appeal, dominance and influence spans decades, will be trampled by an untested pairing in a usual afternoon teleserye. Yes, “Ika-6 Na Utos” did that, dethroning long-time daytime leader “Eat Bulaga!”. But what does this cliche storied teleserye got to achieve that privilege of reducing “Eat Bulaga!” to the runner-up position? The slow and steady run. “Ika-6 Na Utos” had a slow but steady climb to the …

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TV REVIEW: GMA Public Affairs’ “I Heart Davao” – A Mix of Strained Lightness and Inconvenient Gloom

Strange. There’s actually a beauty hiding beneath the lightness that GMA Public Affairs’ newest primetime series, “I Heart Davao” accommodates. It is a fascinating choice, but not totally new. In the first few minutes of the pilot episode, this lightness allows the said beauty bloom to some mesmerizing level of uniqueness; it becomes affectionate, and gets harder to resist in the presence of the developing chemistry that Hope (Carla Abellana) and Ponce (Tom Rodriquez) unknowingly create. But this option is broadly conscious, an actual effort exposed behind …

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“La Luna Sangre” receives positive reviews, praises from the viewers

ABS-CBN’s “La Luna Sangre” is only in its pilot week but they already caught the hearts of the Filipino netizens They have been the talk of town in social media platforms TV viewers and social media users warmly welcomed the addition to ABS-CBN’s primetime block, “La Luna Sangre”, into their watching habits whether at home or online. The conclusion to the fantasy trilogy “Lobo” and “Imortal” instantly became a hit like its predecessors. Jampacked with a powerful cast, there’s no doubt everyone is hooked. In …

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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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