Category: Filipino TV

DryedMangoez Recaps, Reviews and Commentary about Filipino television

Commentary: An Unexpected Bit of Hope From ALLTV’s Soft Launch?

The Manny Villar-owned Advanced Media Broadcasting System was awarded the frequencies of analog channel 2 and digital channel 16 at the beginning of this year. And although AMBS did not immediately have the resources or even content to fill those frequencies, they have rushed to flip the switch on the new ALLTV network. Thus, ushering in the next chapter in what has been a very colorful and tumultuous history in Philippine media.

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Good Ol’ Review: Though Far from Perfect, Cornerstone/TV5/Kumu’s “Top Class” a Solid Production That Does Its Part to Further Grow P-Pop
Commentary/Rant: The “Ideal” Philippine Media Landscape
Commentary/Rant: Philippine TV – Back to Where We Started

I’m of the opinion that when it comes to television, the Philippines deserves more options. Not less. For almost two decades, the country’s entertainment and news options have been dominated by what has essentially been a duopoly between ABS-CBN and GMA Network. ABC-turned-TV5 has been a distant 3rd, despite multiple stop and start efforts to bolster their position in the industry.

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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.

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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.

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First Impression Review: Charming “My Extraordinary” Rises to the Occasion as a Groundbreaking First on Philippine TV
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