Tag: ABS-CBN

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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First Impression Review: Nadine Lustre a Highlight on ABS-CBN's Promising On The Wings of Love
Hindsight Review: Maria la del Barrio – A Story of Missed Opportunities and Miscues

What a crazy ride ABS-CBN’s Maria la del Barrio has had; from its months-delayed premiere to its excellent start to that regrettable middle patch to its eventual kidnapping (orly?) and lovefest ending. A show that ended up being filled with missed opportunities, near-fatal missteps, and questionable network influence, but carried by a strong performance from the should-be title character.

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