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‘Stretched’ dramatic scenes scored

/ 12:17 AM May 03, 2014

UYTINGCO. A joy to watch as a gay boxer.

Connie Merecido,  televiewer: “An episode of ‘The Legal Wife’ showing Angel Locsin in pain, due to her discovery that her husband was cheating on her, seemed stretched. After a while, I felt more bored than sympathetic. In addition, it was peppered with too many flashbacks.”

Other notes:

Linda Catalan, office employee: “I saw Alex Gonzaga guest on an evening show to promote an upcoming TV program. She was asked questions related to it because she was one of its co-hosts—but, her answers were tentative and vague, and she had to ask people off-cam for details. She was obviously unprepared. Elder sister Toni should teach her a thing or two about professionalism.”

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Jonathan Mejia Jr., businessman: “Alwyn Uytingco is a joy to watch on ‘Beki Boxer.’ His gay characterization is believable and endearing, as opposed to the over-the-top portrayals that we usually see. Alwyn is at his best in dramatic scenes that turn comic, especially when he shifts from straight to gay. I hope more viewers will  watch his teleserye and discover how good an actor he is.”

Irish Catapusan, housewife: “I miss watching musical shows on TV during weekends. We have quite a number of exceptional singers who can headline a program. Sharon Cuneta easily comes to mind. Sadly, her last musical show, which she cohosted with Ogie Alcasid, ended rather quickly. —A case of a good show airing on the wrong network? Another perfect musical host would be  Lea Salonga.

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“For our Sunday noontime musical shows, please feature perfromers who can really sing. Enough of those lip-synchers and out-of-tune performers! And please make them memorize their lyrics. It’s tiring to watch singers who have their eyes glued to teleprompters!”

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