Hindsight Review: GMA's Ilustrado a Stunning Television Experience and Accomplishment

No spoilers. Click here for my First Impression Review.

GMA’s Ilustrado was a stunning and breathtaking television experience. It was a production unlike anything ever seen on Philippine television.

The four week miniseries wasn’t 100% historical fact, but it was as educational as it was engaging. It was essential viewing for Filipinos who have a strange and maybe distorted view on heroism in this day and age and it was essential viewing for Filipinos who have too long been subjected to subpar, low effort and derivative television. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Philippines 2, Episode 44 (Leg 8, Day 2) – "Wag gagawin ang pagkakamaling ito!"

From Pavia National High School, teams must make their way to La Paz Public Market. After finding the famous Netongs Batchoy Restaurant, each team member will eat one bowl of authentic batchoy and search for their next clue.

“BABALA! Kapag natuklasan na ang susunod na clue, wag ibahagi ang sagot sa ibang team. WAG gagawin ang pagkakamaling ito.”
“WARNING! Once you’ve found the next clue, do not give the answer to other teams. DO NOT make this mistake.”

Before teams leave the high school, they must also stop at the Must Vote board. Continue reading

Hindsight Review: So, What Happened with Power Rangers (Super) Megaforce? No, Seriously. What Happened?

Minor spoilers. Also read my First Impression Review and Check-in Review

It’s a good thing I’m writing this Hindsight Review after watching the extended version of the Super Megaforce finale because it honestly left me with some positive feelings.

If I started writing this after Saturday’s airing of the original finale cut or last week in anticipation of the US premiere or even last month after the final episodes aired internationally, I might have been a lot more negative and pissy.

So hand it to some passable editing of Gokaiger footage and Melody Perkins as Karone saying she loves being a Power Ranger (complete with Astronema overlay) that I’ll actually be more less disappointed or upset.

At the end of Power Rangers (Super) Samurai, I expressed my disappointment in the two years that had gone by and a hope that the next two years would see some improvement. I otherwise had no expectations for Megaforce for fear that I would once again be disappointed with the result.

Not having any expectations pretty much tempered the disappointment I should be feeling with the season. Continue reading