TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW Big spoilers up to week 6. For my First Impression Review, click here. For my final, spoilerific Hindsight Review, click here.
Six weeks into TV5’s Filipino adaptation of Baker King, Kim Takgu, it is evident that director Mac Alejandre and the entire cast and crew know exactly what they’re doing and what they need to do. Continue reading →
TYPE OF REVIEW : CHECK-IN REVIEW No spoilers since there is no plot to spoil.
It’s hard to believe the first half of Power Rangers Megaforce is already over. (And yeah, I consider Megaforce, Super or not one season. Because why would anyone want the idea of two seasons of a Megaforce or a Samurai anyway?)
But yes, there actually were 20 episodes of Power Rangers Megaforce this year. And when you think about those 20 episodes, all the feelings of disappointment and annoyance are coupled with the half-season itself being meaningless and hollow. 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 to watch series for Ji Chang Wook, a guy that’s become one of my favorite Korean actors after strong turns on Smile, Donghae and Warrior Baek Dong Soo as well as for Joo Ji Hoon whom I enjoyed in the film Antique Bakery. My interest shot up even more with the unexpected and somewhat controversial, but definitely welcome casting of Jin Se Yeon who was fresh off of a breakthrough role in Bridal Mask. Continue reading →
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 →