Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 22 – Engineered History

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While Poppy freaks out about Kuroto, Emu is resolved to stop him. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Review: My Happy Home and Legendary Lackey Again Prove Why the KBS Drama Special is Essential Viewing

No spoilers.

The KBS Drama Special has been home to some of the most excellent and unique storytelling on Korean television. Basically short films on television, the KBS Drama Special usually touches on stories and concepts that may not be as mainstream as primetime or daily dramas. Or they may take on a familiar concept in fresh and different ways.

My Happy Home and Legendary Lackey are two recent examples of why KBS Drama Special is essential viewing. Continue reading

The Amazing Race Philippines vs The World (DryedMangoez Edition 13) – Leg 7 – Portugal

IntroductionMeet the All-StarsLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4ALeg 4BLeg 5Leg 6Leg 7Leg 8Leg 9

Leg 7 – “She just called me the devil!”


It’s the 7th Leg of the Race and teams must figure out how to get themselves to Lisbon, Portugal! Continue reading

Recap: Kamen Rider Ex-Aid, Episode 21 – Chasing the Mystery!

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Detective Uesugi is attempting to get answers from Kuroto’s father who refuses to talk. That causes the detective stress. Continue reading

Recap: Uchu Sentai Kyuranger, Space (Episode) 4 – The Dreaming Android

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Raptor writes in her journal and to her uncle about wanting to be able to fight as well. In the meantime, Raptor and Commander Ronbou have chose to fly warp speed to the planet Earth! Continue reading

First Impression Review: Maine Mendoza Carries Slow First Week of Destined to be Yours


Minor first week spoilers/discussion.

That it took so long is a discussion all its own. But finally, the Alden Richards-Maine Mendoza loveteam, aka AlDub, made their teleserye debut this week headlining the romantic comedy Destined to be Yours.

AlDub took the Philippines and the world by storm. Their unexpected and rapid rise in popularity and social media’s role in it will be the subject of future Media Studies courses in the country. But for now, most are concentrated on them finally making the jump from noontime and Eat Bulaga to primetime.

Pop culture and entertainment in the Philippines is driven by loveteams. Whether it’s soap operas, movies, TV commercials or even reality shows, Filipinos are drawn in by the idea of love and romance. So the next logical step for AlDub was for them to headline their own daily soap opera. For their many fans, it provides the opportunity to see them regularly in considerably more romantic situations than they may have opportunity for on a noontime variety show. For their managements and especially the network, it’s a chance to finally cash in on their record success with a primetime slot.

However now that the time has finally arrived, AlDub’s primetime debut has mostly been flat and uninspired. Continue reading

Recap: Power Rangers Ninja Steel, Episode 6 – “I’m going to put my nose where it doesn’t belong.”

Recap: Power Rangers Ninja Steel, Episode 6 – My Friend, Redbot

It’s time for a dance at school. Redbot’s been reading all about a grand ball in his book and he decides to ask Hayley if she would like to go to this similar dance with him. She laughs at him, thinking he’s joking and says of course not. She says bye and she’ll see him later.

But Redbot is sad since he wasn’t joking at all. Continue reading