Category: International TV

DryedMangoez recaps, reviews and commentary about international (non-American) television programs.

Mini-Recap: “Taxi Driver 2” – Episodes 5 and 6
Hindsight Review: Strong Cast and Storytelling Makes Netflix’s “The Glory” a Resonant Experience

The Glory is a school violence and revenge plot on the surface. But its most affecting moments involved the simple connections and bonds one is able to make with another. Those relationships are what can help get them through difficult journeys. Those friendships can help guide them toward the light at the end of the tunnel. And those bonds provide the hope to keep one moving toward healing and peace.

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First Impression Review: A Strong Start and Lots of Potential for KBS’ “Oasis”
Mini-Recap: “Taxi Driver 2” – Episodes 3 and 4
First Impression Review: Sleek Substance; “Mga Lihim ni Urduja” Another Potential Winner for GMA Network

GMA Network has long been regarded as the leader in local fantasy series. Even the network’s detractors who deride its drama programs concede that they do much better fantasy productions than their rival networks. So it is no surprise their latest presentation, Mga Lihim ni Urduja, follows in the footsteps of its predecessors. And also moves to elevate the local genre even more.

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Good Ol’ Review: MBC’s “The Forbidden Marriage” a Fun, Exciting and Satisfying Series
Commentary: The Future of Eat Bulaga – An Actual End of an Era?
Hindsight Review: An Interesting and Ultimately Satisfying Experience with GMMTV’s “Never Let Me Go”
Hindsight Review: GMA Network’s Impactful “Maria Clara at Ibarra” a Refreshing Change of Pace for Philippine Television

Not only did it provide a welcome change of pace on Philippine television. Not only did it fuel a renewed interest in the Philippines’ history and Filipino roots. Not only was it a showcase for wonderful performances. Not only was it a visual treat. Not only was it a respectful and faithful adaptation of some of the most important words written by a Filipino. Maria Clara at Ibarra has been simply an entertaining, enjoyable and exciting viewing experience. That’s not something that can be said often for a Filipino television series. But it is much deserved here.

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Mini-Recap: Netflix’s “Physical: 100” Finale + Season Wrap-up
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