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Penchant for long-winded ‘arias’ weighs down promising TV drama

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DELAS ALAS. Her quietly dramatic moment passed all too quickly. photo: pinoystop.com

Last Saturday’s “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” episode started out as a quietly and deeply moving dramatization of the tragic story of a mother (Ai Ai delas Alas) who went crazy, and subjected her husband and children to great pain and misery.

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Mixed bag of hits and misses

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CHIU. Irritating distraction.

Recent performances on TV have been a decidedly mixed bag of hits and misses—and therein lie more than a baker’s dozen of potentially instructive observations.

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Compelling themes boost ‘MMK’s’ Grace Poe episode

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CRUZ.  Informed portrayal.

When we learned that “Maala-ala Mo Kaya” would be dramatizing the life story of Grace Poe, we made a mental note to watch its telecast last Saturday. We’ve admired Grace’s adoptive parents, Fernando Poe Jr. and Susan Roces—and the way that Grace has made a name for herself, despite their potentially “overwhelming” fame and stature.

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Vilma stars in her first indie

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SANTOS. Topbills Jeffrey Jeturian’s Cinemalaya entry, “Extra.”

Zeny Opena, office employee: “I look forward to watching Vilma Santos’ Cinemalaya entry, ‘Extra.’ It’s a good thing that Jeffrey Jeturian is helming it to guarantee its quality. If her archrival, Nora Aunor, also had an entry, that would generate more excitement for the indie fest.”

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‘Duel’ of medical dramas

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BONNEVIE. Deeply felt portrayal on “MMK.”

It’s a popular ploy in the scriptwriting trade: When in need of an especially pathetic and empathetic dramatic twinge, do a medical story! From “Johnny Belinda” through “Philadelphia” to “Lorenzo’s Oil,” the TV-film landscape is full of literally painful dramas in which physically tormented protagonists contend with all sorts of dire illnesses or disabilities, and eventually surmount them.

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Venus Raj plays herself a little too loudly on ‘MMK’

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VENUS Raj (center), Malou de Guzman and Perla Bautista in ‘Maalaala mo Kaya’

Ever since she became a beauty queen, Venus Raj has been trying to make it on TV as a performer-host. She’s one of the segment hosts on “Umaga Kay Ganda,” but her performance to date has been less than impressive.   Part of the problem seems to be that she keeps hanging on to her [...]

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‘MMK’ – the next 20 years

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CHARO Santos-Concio is new ABS-CBN chief executive officer. INQUIRER file photo

Local TV’s premier weekly drama anthology, “Maala-ala Mo Kaya?” is celebrating its 20th anniversary this month. To more meaningfully highlight the big event, it’s come up with a documentary special that included interviews about the show’s significance with “people who matter.” Some weeks ago, we were asked to join that “special” group, but we were [...]

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