By Nestor U. Torre
Why is it that quite a number of the plots of new teleseryes run pretty much along similar or even the same lines? Our scriptwriters’ concepts have become so bereft of originality and dynamism that they’ve practically been “codified” into a series of rigid, surefire “rules” for success.
By Andy Bais
Thelma Caraga, professor: “One of the standouts on ‘X Factor Philippines’ was host KC Concepcion. She had chemistry with the contestants, the judges and the audience. In addition, she was attractive, charming and intelligent—and compassionate to the losers. KC’s unique personality really shone through!”
By Rito P. Asilo
WHILE reviewing the initial takes of newcomer Benjamin Alves on the first day of his taping for the local adaptation of the popular 2007 Koreanovela, “Coffee Prince,” director Ricky Davao reminded the 23-year-old model-turned-actor, “Nagpi-Piolo (Pascual) ka dito ah.” Up close, GMA 7’s newest heartthrob looks and talks (and even laughs) like the Kapamilya network’s premier heartthrob, although he can hardly be blamed for the eerie physical resemblance. After all, Benjamin is Piolo’s nephew!