Hunky heartthrobs are a dime a dozen in local show biz.
Teleserye buffs generally agree that, when it comes to production values, storytelling and scope, ABS-CBN drama series have an edge over the competition. But, if that’s the case, why are some GMA 7 shows able to hold their own in terms of interest value, appeal and viewership?
Controversial comedian Vice Ganda has landed in hot water once again, this time for alleged “offensive and degrading” scenes in one ABS-CBN program where he hosts, and for “using words with sexual undertones” in another.
He may be a funny man, but now he’s facing problems that are no laughing matter.
The first telecast of “Hawak-Kamay” on July 21 was an upbeat viewing experience for us, because the new series started its storytelling in the present tense, unlike many other local drama series, which just love to “start at the very beginning” (as the song goes)—two, even three, generations in the past to sluggishly establish the roots of the central conflicts that finally come to a head today!