Hindsight Review: The Shining Imagination of Ressha Sentai ToQger

Plenty of spoilers.

I’ve only seen five and a half seasons of Super Sentai, but I definitely think Ressha Sentai ToQger is now officially my absolute favorite. And maybe even favorite toku season when including Kamen Rider and even Power Rangers. Continue reading

Recap: Shuriken Sentai Ninninger, Episode 1 – We Are Ninja

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Takaharu Igasaki has just arrived home at his family’s dojo after a long time away when it is suddenly attacked by a bunch of Hitokarage foot soldiers. He pulls out a sword and flicks a shuriken towards them before it returns to him.

He then uses it to henshin and he fights the Hitokarage. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Dino Charge, Episode 4 – “Some modern things still give me nervous.”

Recap: Power Rangers Dino Charge, Episode 4 – Return of the Caveman

A prehistoric Koda is adding to the petroglyphs on the wall when he finds the blue Energem. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Drive, Episode 19 – What Can Judge the Police?

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Gou runs straight towards Chase who is inside Ride Crosser. But Tridoron arrives to shield Gou from the blasts. Shinnosuke hops in and they manage to get Chase out of Ride Crosser. Chase runs off.

Back at the apartment, Otta asks Tachibana why he would do this. Tachibana explains that he wanted to draw out the real Judge who should be worried now that people realize the suicide 5 years ago was a fake. If they play their cards right, they’ll be able to find and arrest the real culprit. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 26, Episode 2 – “I’ll let you go under and then I’ll put it in.”

Recap: The Amazing Race 26, Episode 26.02 – The Got the Smartest Dude

The teams spend the night in interesting accommodations before departing on a bullet train to Nagano, the next morning.

Able to catch the first train at 6:30am are Jelani & Jenny, Jeff & Jackie and Laura & Tyler. On the second train is Aly & Steve. On the third train, Harley &Jonathan, Bergen & Kurt and Rochelle & Mike. On the fourth train are Hayley & Blair and Matt & Ashley.

The first clue at Matsushiro Castle reveals the Road Block: “Who can think outside of the box?” Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race 26, Episode 1 – “Did anybody get a tingly feeling?”

Recap: The Amazing Race 26, Episode 1 – “Great way to start a relationship.”

Phil introduces this “very special edition” of The Amazing Race where six pre-existing couples will be joined by 10 singles who will be paired up as Blind Date teams.

With everyone at the Starting Line, Phil engages the blind date teams in some awkward banter before telling them all they will be flying to Tokyo, Japan. There are 8 spots on the first flight and to get those spots, teams will take part in a mud run.

The winners of this Leg will win an Express Pass. AND! There is a Blind Double U-Turn on this Leg as well. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Jennylyn Mercado and Derek Ramsay a Winning Combination in Charming English Only, Please

Minor spoilers

Philippine cinema suffers from a lot of the same ailments that plague Philippine television. That is, the same old formulaic stories that have been done over and over for years continue to get churned out with no signs of anything changing anytime soon.

Which is why it’s hard not to marvel at a series or film that manages to offer something even the slightest bit different or fresh from the norm.

English Only, Please is one of those refreshing outliers. Continue reading

Check-in Review: Season 10 and It is Still Very Sunny in Philadelphia

I’ve definitely gotten very behind on my favorite American shows lately. I’ve only seen one episode between Supernatural and Grimm this season! A combination of real life and trying to keep up with The Amazing Race Philippines last fall limited my time to just sit down and enjoy my favorite English language programs. And that unfortunately carried over into January and February as the 10th (!) season of It’s Always Sunny on Philadelphia began on FXX. Continue reading