The Amazing Race Philippines: DryedMangoez Edition Season 15

It’s going to be a very happy holiday season because The Amazing Race Philippines: DryedMangoez Edition is back with its milestone 15th season! Woohoo!

And for this anniversary season, it’s the first back to basics season after three gimmick seasons! Yes! Also to celebrate, some refreshed graphics. Wow! But also some interesting tasks and destinations as well. All new to the Philippines (though not to the Amazing Race franchise as a whole, of course. Hee.

(Also, ignore those faces in the opening credits above. This isn’t a celebrity season. Unless you want it to be, then by all means you can see this as a Celebrity Edition, no problem! TARPHDME can be anything you want it to be! Wowow!)

No need to talk about TV5 and the real TARPH here since it really is deader than dead. But TARPHDME is living life to the fullest! So let’s get on with it!

“Naghihintay na ang buong mundo!!! Good luck… ingat sa biyahe… GO! GO! GO!!” Happy 15th! Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 14 – The Fabricated Trap

Keiichiro is fired up to find the Gangler on Mt. Tokiori. Yesterday, the Pats were called to a school. A teacher had gone to check the conditions on the mountain for an upcoming field trip the day before and heard a monster. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 35 – Tower of Destruction

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Evolto henshins and says Phase 2 is complete. He takes the briefcase of FullBottles and heads inside the building to retrieve Pandora’s Box. A still weak Sento follows and is resolved to still try and stop Evolto. Continue reading

Recap: Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, Episode 13 – The Best and Worst Day Off

In the underworld, Naiyo Kapaja visits Dogranio, She and Goche aren’t really BFFs. Naiyo asks if she can take Goche’s place by Dogranio’s side if she can take over the human world. Dogranio says sure. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 34 – The Separated Best Match

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Sento, Ryuga and Kazumi hurry outside and are shocked to find Gentoku holding his dead father in his arms. Evolto introduces himself as Kamen Rider Evol and the guys quickly henshin to take him on. Continue reading

Commentary: Polarizing Politics and The Amazing Race

Recently, fans of The Amazing Race online were discussing possible future locations for the series. Especially as the series is still struggling to hold on for dear life. (Though in a slightly less precarious situation now than a few months ago.)

And one long wished-for destination (and one of the few Amazing Race-producing countries in the world), Israel, was mentioned. Almost immediately several fans expressed everything from hesitation to downright abhorrence. The reason being the complex and decades-long political and social quagmire that has only gotten much more heated in even just the last few weeks. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 33 – The Final Weapon, Evol

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Soichi calls Sento with an offer. In exchange for Papa PM, Soichi wants the Evol Driver. He explains that the Driver is a one-of-a-kind object Katsuragi’s father was involved in creating. Before Sento lost his memory, he found it and hid it somewhere. Now, Soichi wants it within 24 hours or Papa PM will die. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Build, Episode 32 – Programmed Tragedy

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Sento hands Pandora’s Box to Papa PM and asks him to use it to negotiate an end to the war. Meanwhile, Kazumi gets a call from Nariaki who is at his family farm, wanting to offer him a deal. Kazumi must bring Pandora’s Box and FullBottles to the farm or all his friends will be murdered. Continue reading