Hindsight Review: Maria la del Barrio – A Story of Missed Opportunities and Miscues

What a crazy ride ABS-CBN’s Maria la del Barrio has had; from its months-delayed premiere to its excellent start to that regrettable middle patch to its eventual kidnapping (orly?) and lovefest ending. A show that ended up being filled with missed opportunities, near-fatal missteps, and questionable network influence, but carried by a strong performance from the should-be title character.

Maria la del Barrio was supposed to be Continue reading

Power Rangers (Super) Samurai, Episode (3) 26 – Trading Places

OOH-AH-OOH! Octoroo is sad that the sootballs are not as musically pleasing as Dayu and her harmonium. Up pops Switchbeast from the Sanzu, a newcomer who serves another master. He offers to help Xandred with his Ranger troubles.

Mike and Emily visit Antonio at a flea market where he’s set up shop to sell some fish burgers. But all of a sudden, people start Continue reading

Grimm, Episode 1.13 – Three Coins in a Fuchsbau

“For me there are neither locks nor bolts, whatsoever I desire is mine.”

Three Wesen (I had thought ‘vessen’, pardon my non-Germanic vocabulary) rob a jewelry store (and kill the owner in the process) trying to find three valuable coins. But they find nothing after scouring through their stash when they get home because as Harper (Parker?) the Coroner discovers later, the store owner had swallowed them. Continue reading