Produce 101 Philippines (Concept/Pitch)

It doesn’t take long after something like Mnet’s Produce 101 franchise has taken over the world that many wonder when the Philippines can come in and attempt to undertake a local version of the format.

And after four hugely successful seasons of the Korean mothership, two seasons in China and the start of Japan’s own search for the next superstars, the idea of a #PD101PH only gets more and more attractive. For both fans and networks alike.

Personally, I’m always leery of any Philippine network attempting to produce a local version of an international property, scripted or reality. But there have been some faithful and creative successes (Survivor Philippines, The Amazing Race Philippines) as well as others that completely bastardized the original formats. (You can guess which one/s.)

But why a Produce 101 Philippines? And could it possibly work? Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 3 – “Try to outrun this demon to get left in the dust.”

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 3 – That Man, Sushi Chef

Kamen Rider Zero One Episode 3 Recap

Aruto is trying to sell the sushi-making Humagear Ikkan Nigiro to sushi master Uosumi Norio. But in spite of Nigiro’s skill, Master Uosumi decides to cancel the order. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 10 – “They’re as useless as a concrete parachute.”

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 10 – Thrills and Drills

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 10

Evox is growing frustrated with Blaze and Roxy’s incompetence. But Scrozzle has developed data chips that can collect the Rangers’ Beast powers data during battle which he can then use to upgrade Blaze or Roxy with all three animal powers. Continue reading

Recap: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, Episode 26 – Seventh Knight

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 26 Recap

Canalo spots a young woman in tears and decides to approach her. But another man swoops in and tells a joke that immediately cheers her up. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 2 – “The elevation increases as the bullet is fired.”

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 2 – Is AI The Enemy? The Ally?

Kamen Rider Zero One Episode 2 Recap

Izu accompanies Aruto to Hiden HQ for his first full day as President. Aruto still can’t believe it, but Izu says his grandfather must have believed he was a positive fit if he was chosen as the successor. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Beast Morphers, Episode 9 – Silver Sacrifice

Power Rangers Beast Morphers Episode 9

Steel says if ever he breaks down, Nate can just make another one. But Nate explains to Steel that he considers him a brother and wants to take care of him. Steel understands and says they can help each other. Continue reading

Recap: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, Episode 25 – Dancing Kureon

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 25 Recap

Ui is trying to film Koh, Melto and Asuna dancing to the ending theme so she can upload it to her channel. But Melto keeps messing up. He says he’s reached his limit. Koh tells him not to give up. Asuna tries to show Melto what he’s doing wrong. Continue reading

Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 7, Episode 11 and Season Wrap-up – “We brought the adventure back home.”


Recap: The Amazing Race Canada 7, Episode 11 and Season Wrap-up – “I Had One Job”

The Amazing Race Canada 7 Episode 10

Teams must fly back to Toronto and head to the Executive Terminal to sign-up for one of three floatplanes to Muskoka and to grab one last CLIF bar for the season. Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 1 – “A jump to the sky turns to a Rider Kick.”

Recap: Kamen Rider Zero-One, Episode 1 – I Am the President and a Kamen Rider

Kamen Rider Zero One Episode 1 Recap

Hiden Intelligence has developed humanoid AI robots called HumaGear that are being deployed across Japan to help in everyday life. But its founder Hiden Korenosuke has just died. Continue reading

Recap: Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger, Episode 24 – Love Karate Dojo

Kishiryu Sentai Ryusoulger Episode 24 Recap

Canalo saves a woman, Mao, from disguised Drunns at an autumn festival. She is wowed by his skills and asks him if he would like to accompany her somewhere and meet her father. Canalo assumes this means marriage and he gladly accepts her invitation.

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