Category: Filipino TV

DryedMangoez Recaps, Reviews and Commentary about Filipino television

Hindsight Review: GMA/Regal’s “Mano Po Legacy – The Family Fortune” a Satisfying Breath of Fresh Air
Willie Revillame and “Wowowin” – The End of Another(!) Era on Philippine Television… And the Beginning of a New One?
First Impression Review: How “Mano Po Legacy – The Family Fortune” Got Me Excited About Filipino TV for the First Time in a While

It’s been a while since I’ve regularly followed a Filipino teleserye. Biggest reason for that is we unsubscribed to GMA Pinoy TV back in the early days of COVID. $14.99 is $14.99, after all, and there wasn’t exactly new programming airing on Philippine TV at the time to warrant the extra expense. There is also an alternative to subscribing, but we weren’t about to watch low quality pirated episodes on sketchy blogs. Watching short, bitin clips on YouTube is never appealing either.

But one new Filipino series has caught my attention. And that is the GMA Network-Regal Entertainment co-production Mano Po Legacy – The Family Fortune.

Continue Reading
First Impression Review: TV5’s “Encounter” a Faithful Philippine Adaptation So Far, but Is That a Good Thing?
Hindsight Review: Groundbreaking and Heartbreaking “My Extraordinary” a Noble Effort

Asterisk Digital Entertainment’s My Extraordinary is both groundbreaking and heartbreaking, as well as maybe a missed opportunity. For being the first BL series on Philippine broadcast television, it is a big step forward for more to come in the future. As a series, it is a heartbreaking, painful, but hopeful story that can be relatable to a Filipino audience. But it also falls short in some ways.

Continue Reading
First Impression Review: Charming “My Extraordinary” Rises to the Occasion as a Groundbreaking First on Philippine TV
First Impression Review: TV5’s “Fill In The Bank” and “Bawal Na Game Show,” Game Shows in the Time of COVID
TV5 to Provide Hope to Filipinos as the “Network of the New Normal” (TV5 Mediacon Highlights)
Concept/Pitch: Relaunching “The Amazing Race Philippines” on TV5
Commentary: Some Unsolicited Advice for TV5 Before Its Transition to One TV
Back to top