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Unproductive penchant for ‘secrets’

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“TWO WIVES.” Big secrets should have an intriguing, beguiling effect on viewers.

Television drama series have to continually keep viewers intrigued about their upcoming twists and turns, but their current penchant for doing so by way of “secrets” to eventually reveal is turning out to be dismayingly unproductive. Can’t drama series’ writers think up something else—and better—to keep viewers viewing?

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Maria Leonora Teresa: Cautionary chiller lacks sinister edge

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STA. MARIA, MARUDO AND CALZADO. Portray parents coping with grief.

Wenn Deramas first foray into horror has all the elements of an effective screen chiller—a terrifying back story about a crime that has been conveniently swept under the rug, grieving parents (Jodi Sta. Maria, Iza Calzado, Zanjoe Marudo) who can’t get over their children’s untimely deaths, and creepy talking dolls that go bump in the night.

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‘I was Piolo’s date; it was like the king asked me’

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IZA Calzado Richard Reyes

Iza Calzado is convinced that her late father, choreographer-TV director Lito Calzado, had something to do with the steady rise of her career as an ABS-CBN talent.

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If Ninoy were in government now

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On Thursday is the 31st death anniversary of former Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. His assassination pumped life back to democracy in the country.

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‘Transition’ series off to a good start

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“HAWAK-KAMAY” cast (from left): Iza Calzado, Andrea Brillantes, Zaijian Jaranilla, Piolo Pascual, Xyriel Manabat, Yesha Camile and Nikki Gil

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!

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