Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 21 (Leg 4, Day 3) – “Hindi mo ako yaya!”

The uploaded episode available online begins with Roch & Eji calling for a medic!

Teams are supposed to make their way through the forest at Bacsil Ridge where they will encounter “Japanese snipers” left over from World War II at this site of a major battle and turning point during the war. Teams must be able to retrieve their next clue without getting hit with a paintball pellet. If they do get hit, they must return to the starting point and get in line. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 20 (Leg 4, Day 2) – “Thank you, thank you. God will bless you.”

Teams are now off to the Detour for this Leg of the Race.
In Brains, teams must drive to Poro Point Lighthouse. One team member must be at the top of the lighthouse to give directions to their teammate who must solve a street puzzle below.
In Brooms, teams must drive to San Fernando Wet Market and sell 20 walis tambos.

But before teams can head to San Fernando City, they must stop at the Must Vote board in front of the Eagle of the North in Agoo to choose who they want to Yield.

Matt & Phoebe and Jet & Yna initially choose Brains, but they switch to Brooms on the way. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Drive, Episode 3 – Who Stole Her Smile?

Drive 3

Kiriko finds Shinnosuke lazily hanging out in the cafeteria again. Shinnosuke says to get back into high gear, he’s got to rest a bit. Belt-san, speaking through the Shift Car, doesn’t disagree.

Chief Jun comes over the PA and calls all the members of the Special Investigations Division to the office. They get up to leave, but Kiriko sees a Shift Car arrive. “Vegas… it can’t be!” Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 19 (Leg 4, Day 1) – “Hangga’t may pag-asa, may bagyo.”

Matt & Phoebe are the first to depart at 5:07am from Lingayan Capitol Center and must now drive to Pugo Adventure Park in La Union. Teams have P1,750 for this Leg.

Roch & Eji and Jet & Yna depart at 5:34am. AJ & Jody leave at 5:40am, Vince & Ed at 5:4something am, RR & Jeck at 5:58am, Kelvin & JP at 5:59am, and Tina & Avy at 6am.

Jet knows where it is as they regularly pass it to visit family in Baguio. Vince is also familiar because of “normal life job.” Roch & Eji get pointed in every direction until they run into Vince & Ed who they decide to follow. Continue reading

First Impression Review: GMA’s Stunning Ilustrado

No spoilers.

There are high expectations for anyone who attempts to bring a subject like Jose Rizal to the big or small screen. Being regarded as one of the greatest national heroes of the Philippines (if not the national hero), a dramatization of his life carries a big weight on its shoulders.

There is an inherent gravitas with a subject like Jose Rizal as well as the time period of the Philippine Revolution. If the pieces do not fall into place, then any such attempt to bring his life and one of the most important times in the country’s history to television or film will end up being a complete failure.

Thankfully, GMA’s Ilustrado manages to meet those high expectations and then some. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers (Super) Megaforce, Episode (16) 36 – “I thought the Power Rangers would actually have some power!”

Recap: Power Rangers (Super) Megaforce, Episode (16) 36 – Vrak is Back

Vrak is back. And he feels no remorse over the loss of his little brother who conveniently provided a distraction to the Rangers while he prepared the drills he would use to tear Earth apart.

But first, he captures Orion to drain him of his alien life force to help disable the Rangers’ Legendary Powers and then turn one of their own against them. Continue reading

The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Leg 3 Wrap-up – “Kailangan talaga, effort palagi… Kahit mahirap, ‘Go!’ lang kami.”

So I’m not sure how I can write a complete wrap-up of the Leg considering I didn’t even (or, more accurately, was not able to) watch two and one-thirds of the six episodes of the week.

But there’s definitely still plenty to talk about with the three and two-thirds episodes I was able to watch. Continue reading