What TV5 Needs to Do for The Amazing Race Philippines Season 3

“NEEDS to do?” Well, that’s a pretty strong headline. Actually, these are just humble (though necessary!) suggestions to hopefully give season 3 of The Amazing Race Philippines the best possible opportunity to succeed.

But let’s back up a little bit. Season 3?! Unfortunately, there is absolutely zero indication that The Amazing Race Philippines is even still alive at TV5.

I actually planned to post this as soon as a season 3 was officially announced. When/If that ever happened. It was all ready to go.

But TV5 has recently undergone some reorganization that included the dissolution of its entertainment department and moving toward outsourcing much of its programming schedule to outside producers (all of which have worked with TV5 in the past and at present).

Now TV5 has closed a deal with Viva Entertainment, the biggest independent producer and talent agency in the Philippines. Viva will now handle TV5’s entertainment division, including taking on homegrown TV5 talents with Viva CEO Vic Del Rosario in charge.

Right now, it’s a good deal as it gives TV5 an opportunity to beef up its original content which has greatly diminished in the last couple of months. Viva has plenty of experience producing feature films as well as managing its own cable networks which have included original programs featuring their stable of artists.

So how does The Amazing Race Philippines fit into this new picture? Continue reading

Recap: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Episode 26 – I Want to Protect This Precious Day

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The six friends are enjoying some cold treats. Micchan is crying tears of joy because he never thought he’d ever be sharing treats with friends. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Dino (Super) Charge, Episode (9) 29 – “Besties 4eva”

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The guys are having lots of fun with Erin, Shelby’s best friend from grade school. They won the talent show together singing a dinosaur song. Shelby tells Chase that she wrote the song even though Erin took all the credit for it, just like she does with everything. But they’re still best friends. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ghost, Episode 44 – Activate! The Terror of Demia!

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Takeru fills everyone in with what’s happened. Grampa Sennin explains that Adel and Igor are using the Demia Project to turn this world into the G World. Originally, they wanted to use human souls to power that transformation. That means all the Demia zombies will die. Continue reading

Recap: Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger, Episode 25 – Unhappy Camera

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The Zyuman4 notice Yamato seems a little down thinking about what happened with his mother dying all over again. Leo decides to try and cheer him up, but Micchan comes storming into the treehouse.

Micchan wants to give Yamato his most prized possession, the fishing pole he caught his first fish with. Yamato says he couldn’t possibly take such a precious item. Leo inserts himself and says Yamato wants nothing to do with his dirty rod. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: Beautiful and Affecting 5 Centimeters Per Second

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TYPE OF REVIEW : GOOD OL’ REVIEW
Basic plot description. Would not consider them spoilers.

It is easy to get lost in the film 5 Centimeters Per Second. Even with a runtime of only 63 minutes, the film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai is a beautifully animated and skillfully told story of life and love. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 4, Episode 7 – “What is wrong with you? You’re so stupid.”


Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 4, Episode 7 – “I Could Be Prime Minister”

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Once teams arrive in Canada’s original capital city armed with $580 on their BMO Cash Back MasterCards, they must find Vader’s Maple Syrup stand in Springer Market Square for their next clue.

On the way from Toronto to Kingston, the teams figure out Steph & Kristen had the Express Passes. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 4, Episode 6 -“I’m not dumber than the dumbest person you’ve ever met.”


Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 4, Episode 6 – “Am I Actually Operating the Plane?”

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Teams are heading to Hamilton, Ontario with $400 on their BMO Cash Back MasterCard. They will be flying via Vancouver to Toronto where they must then take a taxi to the Hamilton main branch of the Bank of Montreal.

Julie & Lowell are first to arrive and are given a tablet with a special message from home. For them, it’s their parents and kids. And their parents tell them to make their way to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Continue reading