Check-in Review: Dream High 2, Episode 7 – Renewed Faith

TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK IN REVIEW
Moderate spoilers.

I’ve been enjoying KBS’ Dream High 2 so far, but Episode 7 renewed my hope in the show. It had everything that made the first series so loveable.

First off, episodes 5 and 6 had both Continue reading

Check-in Review: GMA’s Legacy Moving at Breakneck Speed

The last time I did a Check-in Review, I ranted about the stunning decline (and slow recovery) of ABS-CBN’s Maria la del Barrio.

That was halfway through the series’ run and just at the beginning of its “2nd book.” GMA’s Legacy only premiered three weeks ago and here I am checking in already. And that is thanks to the surprisingly swift, yet efficient storytelling. Continue reading

Check-in Review: The Curious Case of Maria La Del Barrio

And it becomes curiouser and curiouser. So I started writing this at the beginning of the week before the new red motif kicked in on the show, officially signaling the next chapter in the story. And all the frustration I had originally, subsided, even if just a little bit by this week’s episodes.

So first is what I had written at the beginning of the week and at the end is my hopefully not naïve hope that the show can pick itself up.

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So what happened? Continue reading

Check-in Review: ABS-CBN’s Vietnam Rose

TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW
No spoilers.

FEATURED REVIEW
VIETNAM ROSE

By LJDB

I gave it a good review when it first premiered. But I think I was blinded by the shockingly well done Vietnam War scenes. Since then, the show has just gone downhill. You can’t get invested in the stories, everything seems overly predictable, and the “magical-realism” is getting old.

No wonder its not ratings gold in the Philippines. Rumored only on for 3 more months? I say good riddance.





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