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Category Archives: International TV
There is no doubt ABS-CBN’s The Filipino Channel has become a major part of the lives of Filipinos around the world. TFC as well as GMA’s Pinoy TV and the newly launched Kapatid TV5, have become ways to connect to … Continue reading
Check-in Review: tvN’s Mind-Blowing, Thought Provoking Nine: Nine Time Travels – And We’re Only Halfway!
TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW HUGE HUGE SPOILERS! For the non-spoilery First Impression Review, click here. I rarely do Check-in Reviews unless I’m really passionate about the development of a show, good or bad, midway through. But tvN’s Nine: … Continue reading
Hindsight Review: Willing to Engage in Emotionally Satisfying “Psychological Warfare” for That Winter the Wind Blows
TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW SPOILERS EVERYWHERE! For the non-spoilery First Impression Review, click here. I want to preface this Hindsight Review by saying it will probably be just as convoluted as the show’s ending. But hopefully, this Review … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Very minor spoilers up to episode 2. Awkward title is awkward. But it’s easy to get over it after watching the first two episodes of tvN’s Nine – Nine Time Travels. It takes … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Very minor spoilers up to episode 4. KBS’ Iris in 2009 was a television blockbuster in both ratings and scope. The ₩20 billion series was critically acclaimed and commercially successful enough to spawn … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Moderate spoilers up to episode 6. For the spoiler-filled Hindsight Review, click here. SBS’ That Winter, the Wind Blows is a perfect example of how to do melodrama without overdoing the histrionics, exaggerations, … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW Lots of spoilers! For my First Impression Review, click over here. tvN’s Flower Boy Next Door did not disappoint. It started out as a sweet and charming romantic comedy and it ended a sweet … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW Lots of spoilers. It was my fourth Super Sentai series and I can confidently say Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters may be my favorite one so far. It was an experimental season that toyed with formula. … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW Some big spoilers, but I give a warning before they start. The KBS Drama Special has presented some of the most provocative, original and even irreverent stories on Korean television. Different from the … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW Very minor spoilers When I first decided to jump into the other tokusatsu franchise known as Kamen Rider after having officially getting hooked on Super Sentai, I planned on OOO, the 2010-2011 season … Continue reading
It’s Not Always More Fun in the Philippines, Especially When It Comes to Filipino Adaptations of Foreign TV
Lack of ideas. Wanting to Filipino-ize a good story. Just part of buying the rights to air the original. Whatever the reason, both ABS-CBN and GMA have increasingly adapted foreign dramas for Filipino audiences to very mixed results. While some … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : HINDSIGHT REVIEW Lots of finale spoilers! Beware! I am amazed. And I love being amazed by television. Amazed in a good way, of course. I hate being amazed by idiots and stupidity on TV. But with … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW Mild spoilers through episode 18. First Impression Review here. SBS’ Five Fingers started out as a good, if not by-the-numbers, soap opera. A true Korean Makjang drama if there ever was one. I started … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Basic spoilers. It was a slow first week for ABS-CBN’s newest teleserye, the awkwardly titled Ina, Kapatid, Anak. The first week can be easily summed up as: Theresa (Cherry Pie Picache) runs away … Continue reading
TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION REVIEW Basic spoilers. The last couple of years have seen Philippine networks, always bastions of originality, increasingly adapt Korean and Mexican soap operas for local audiences to mixed results. GMA’s Coffee Prince is the … Continue reading