REVIEW: Netflix’s ‘The Society’ even more attractive exercise than it already looks

Netflix’s new series, The Society, talks about power in the vein of several recent dystopian young-adult dramas–CW’s The 100, and FOX’s Wayward Pines, for example. Both these dramas navigated around such themes by utilizing teenagers at the maneuver, exploring the political landscape with both their fragile and irascible curiosity; a manner through which The Society is similarly woven. To a Lord of the Flies addict, this effort is compelling enough to create engagement, but there are flaws that persistently mar the integrity of this Christopher …

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TV REVIEW: ‘Sahaya’ is equally entertaining, enlightening and culturally significant

Sahaya is GMA Network’s latest epic drama series. Bianca Umali is in the title role with Miguel Tanfelix and Migo Adecer. Here’s a viewer’s perspective on the latest series from the network’s Telebabad line-up. GMA Network has recently unveiled its latest epic drama series, Sahaya. In the said show, Bianca Umali is in the title role as a young Sama-Bajau who is blessed with a gift in connection with the water. The series debuted on March 18 on the Network’s Telebabad line-up as it replacied …

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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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Christmas Station ID Review: ABS-CBN Stars Pay Tribute to the Filipino Family

The Philippines has the longest holiday season in the world. As early as the first day of September, Christmas tunes start to dominate radio airwaves and malls, and children start rounding up houses and streets doing carolings. Bibingka and puto bungbong become best-sellers, and children selling ampaos roam the sidewalks and streets. Giant Christmas trees and similar christmas-themed parks start get lit up. While these traditions strongly represent holiday symbols, Christmas is never really around the corner until the two giant TV Networks –ABS-CBN and …

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TV REVIEW: “Bagani” Hopes to Impart An Extra-Ordinary Story of Family and Heroism

The most important undertaking ‘Bagani’ would need to accomplish, is to live up to its title, and deliver its very essence. That is, if it aspires to disprove the claim of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples, that the show’s used of the term, may be maligned, and that it may put its sheer substance to waste. There has been a statement from ABS-CBN, addressing the issue, hoping to clarify that the intent is purely to embody the characteristics of ‘bagani’–the old Filipino term for …

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10 Reasons Why “The Greatest Love” is Better than Some Primetime Series being aired today

‘The Greatest Love’ demands the greatest sacrifice. ABS-CBN’s family drama “The Greatest Love” shows the value of a mother in this society. The conflict of having Alzheimer’s disease create how mind versus love contemplate the value and culture of this generation. Heartfelt Story A Memorable story of a mother’s selfless love and her sacrifice just to restore her family dwell in the hearts of Filipino people. Every scene in this drama that reminds the viewers that Gloria (Sylvia Sanchez) has an Alzheimer’s disease put on …

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TV REVIEW: “A Love to Last,” a mirror of reality…

Love in reality. The biggest mistake of people about love is always in the milieu of a happy ending. The vague definition of love and realization about it is something awful and ideal. In this world, we are aiming to be loved by someone but when is the right time? How can we say that he or she is the right person for you? The society in this generation is looking for ‘forever’. Now that we are bound in the perspective of brokenness the reason why …

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