‘Kara Mia’ pilot episode review: Lacking but promising

A new primetime drama about twins, star-crossed lovers, and supernatural creatures, arrives to GMA Network’s Telebabad with a tall order: to overcome the rival show which already toppled eleven previous Kapuso shows. As the 12th Kapuso program to get pitted against ABS-CBN’s ‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano,’ it almost seems an absurd move to go head-to-head with the Coco Martin-starrer, which has been the no.1 primetime drama for more than three years now. Prior to its pilot episode’s airing, the show has already been stirring interest and …

Read More

TV REVIEW: More than the loveteam, ‘Toda One I Love’ gives us a taste of how politicians are trying to sell themselves in public

‘Toda One I Love’: A viewer’s perspective Kylie Padilla, Ruru Madrid mixes love and politics in ‘TODA One I Love’ GMA Network’s timely political rom-com series ‘TODA One I Love’ makes world premiere ‘TODA One I Love’ features one of the most sought after loveteams of GMA Network, Kylie Padilla and Ruru Madrid, or Kyru as how fans call them, who also starred in ‘Encantadia’ with undeniable chemistry. Their comeback teleserye, however, isn’t as good as the latter and so with their on-screen romance. Here’s …

Read More

‘FindHer’ Review: Fast paced romance intelligently told against the backdrop of modern technology

Awkward first encounters, cutesy conversation bubbles, corny pick-up lines delivered endearingly, and random discussions about multiple universes over coffee dates – that’s essentially what makes up FindHer sound like a weird mix for a romantic comedy, don’t you think. But it works wonders for Smart Telecommunications first-ever venture into the world of web series. FindHer talks about people trying to find each other across parallel universes. The central plot is already interesting as it is, but there is obviously more in this 7-part web series …

Read More

Alarming false information on TV: What really happened to Boyet in ‘My Special Tatay’?

GMA Afternoon Prime, ‘My Special Tatay’ is abuzz on social media Who doesn’t know about the importance of appendix and what to do with it when damaged or raptured? Medical misrepresentation becomes a mastery of some production people behind some Philippine TV series In the 112th episode of GMA Afternoon Prime series, ‘My Special Tatay,’ Boyet played by Ken Chan suffered two gunshots. Based on the location of the blood stains during the scene the first shot was on the upper left chest near the …

Read More

TV REVIEW: Angel Locsin’s character confronts a devastating truth as events get more explosive in ‘The General’s Daughter’

“Kilala mo na kung sino ka?” The question brings Rhian (Angel Locsin) to tears, and her shivering body find its way around Nang Isabel’s embrace (Maricel Soriano). Such heartbreaking moment conjures a devastating epiphany for Rhian: that her life is a curse, one she wouldn’t dare to come back to from oblivion. READ: “The General’s Daughter” TV Review: Diverting, Compelling, and Politically Significant By the third episode, almost every major character in ABS-CBN’s new primetime drama, “The General’s Daughter,‘ is introduced. But nothing is ever more …

Read More

Why is ‘Otso’ ‘Pinoy Big Brother’s’ most explosive season yet

Pinoy Big Brother has always been controversial. Over the past few years, we’ve seen how each edition exploded with interesting personalities (though, some not so) that didn’t only made headlines, but also offered a chance for TV audiences to see their own selves in them; through the relatable stories of Kuya’s housemates. There are a lot of things you can expect every time a new season begins, though most of which are not exactly the ones you would look forward to; which include the boys …

Read More

“The General’s Daughter” TV Review: Diverting, Compelling, and Politically Significant

A woman in a covert rescue mission gets shot, wakes up with no clear memory of who she is, and now battles with the thought that maybe she isn’t the good person people around her, believe she is, in ABS-CBN’s new action drama series. There are a lot in common between the new TV series, The General’s Daughter, and the now 3-year-old primetime leader, FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano: both are from the production unit, Dreamscape, and are respectively topbilled (in titular roles) by two of the …

Read More

TV REVIEW: Netflix’s “Sex Education” is Hilariously Shameless and Charming

Netflix’s British teen comedy, ‘Sex Education’ is every teenage drama the streaming service has already pulled off — controversial, daring, charming, heartwarming, all at the same time; except, it plays with a weird but oddly satisfying mix of the genre’s known and unknown elements. Hilariously shameless and  charming, ‘Sex Education’ is a standout study that goes beyond depths, without sounding too academic to undermine its entertainment value. At the center of this teen sex-comedy created by Laurie Nunn, is socially awkward high school student, Otis …

Read More

Benjamin Alves’ “Magpakailanman” rates higher than “Maalaala Mo Kaya”

Magpakailanman and Maalaala Mo Kaya battled over the ratings. Magpakailanman featured a real-life story of Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo. Benjie has a disability that hindered his relationship with Rosel at first. Magpakailanman shared the story of real-life couple Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo. They were portrayed by Benjamin Alves and Bea Binene under the direction of Rado Peru. It started airing on Saturday, December 29. Magpakailanman features Benjie and Rosel Pacaldo’s love story. The episode was titled Palimos ng Pag-ibig. Benjie and Rosel met through text and they later decided to meet where she found out his disability. She was initially …

Read More

TV REVIEW: The Pilot Telecast of Dingdong Dantes-Dennis Trillo series “Cain at Abel” set for a Good Start

In “Cain at Abel’s” first few minutes, it is marked with palpable intensity. There was a commotion among street men who were engaged in a cock fight, but in their midst, a much bigger brawl between two brothers—Elias (Dennis Trillo) and Daniel (Dingdong Dantes), got into the picture. Cut to the next scene—a chaotic chase led both of them to a deadly exchange of fists and bullets. Every shift of the frame displayed sophistication, each action sequences, impressively staged. Hailed as primetime royalties of their …

Read More