‘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 …

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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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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 …

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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: 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: Tension and Drama are a Potent Mix in “Ngayon At Kailanman” pilot

In A Nutshell: A man and a woman, the latter poor but very beautiful, the former extremely rich (yes, RICH) and princely handsome… a lovely daughter, a huge inheritance, jealous family members, new parents, deaths, lots and lots of deaths…’Ngayon at Kailanman’ is as cliché as traditional pinoy soap operas can get. The debut of Star Creatives’ new flagship primetime series, ‘Ngayon at Kailanman’ is teeming with scenes of people getting killed, most of which by gun shots. Save for the crisp visuals, an overabundance …

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TV REVIEW: “Halik” is A Late Night Guilty Pleasure

In a nutshell: Two childhood best friends, rich girl, poor boy, an arranged marriage, a problematic marriage, family businesses…and oh, yes, infidelity. This new show is practically a hodgepodge of soap opera clichés. And surprise…it still works! ABS-CBN is turning on the tone switch for its late primetime programming a little sooner than expected. Three months ago, the nights were lighter (except for some occasionally mellow episodes, though some overly dramatic) with the Piolo Pascual-Arci Munoz-starrer, Since I Found You, which graced the small screen …

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PILOT EPISODE TV REVIEW: GMA Network’s “Victor Magtanggol” narrates the events beyond ‘Ragnarok’

Victor Magtanggol briefly explains the events during and before ‘Ragnarok,’ right within the first few minutes of its pilot episode. In Norse mythology, Ragnarok literally means ‘twilight of the gods,’ a series of catastrophic events where all of Asgard is decimated. To followers of the myth, the uncanny similarity screams out. But perhaps, the extremely evident resemblance will strike harder to fans of its more contemporary iteration–Marvel’s Thor. Showrunners were quick to address accusations that the show is a mere ripoff of Marvel Cinematic Universe’s …

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TV REVIEW: “New Girl” Wraps Up Everything with All the Sweetness It Can Deliver

The seventh and final season of ‘New Girl’ is unexpected—unexpected, not just in the sense that the sixth season was meant to be the last, and not seventh, but largely because this new season starts with extremely adorable charm, mindblowing even, that it makes ‘mindblowing’ an unsuitable word for a situational comedy. But it is mindblowing, and the fact that it will run for just eight 20min-ish episodes propels our excitement for how the season’s gonna wrap up everything. Arguably, if the series ended with …

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