Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:07 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
Season 3 of the hit survival series, Alone, premieres on December 14, every Wednesday at 9:00 pm on HISTORY.
The new season takes the series to the next level as the most qualified group of hardcore survivalists face new challenges unlike those seen in the past seasons as they put to the test their capability and ingenuity to survive in a remote South American region with one mission - to stay alive. There are no camera crews, no teams, and no gimmicks. At stake is a $500,000 cash prize awarded to the person who can last the longest.
Equipped only with limited gear, their wilderness experience, and cameras to self-document their journeys, these brave and self-confident 7 men and 3 women are completely separated from one another. To survive, they must hunt for food, find water, build shelters, and fend off deadlier predators, from wild boars to vicious rodents, while experiencing unpredictable weather conditions in a new and remote location.
The harsh conditions of the cold and isolated region of Patagonia in Argentina have made this the most dangerous season yet!
HISTORY™ is available on SKYCable Ch 67; Cable Link Ch. 43; Dream Satellite Ch 30; Destiny Cable Ch 57; and Cignal Ch 125. (TV Series Craze)
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016
6:45 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
Will friendship be strong enough to bind two people who are worlds apart?
This is what viewers will find out in ABS-CBN’s newest TV series “Langit Lupa” starring Kapamilya child stars Yesha Camile and Xia Vigor, which will air in key countries worldwide via TFC and which will be streamed live November 28, 11:30AM, Manila time via TFC.tv
Before becoming a child actress, Camile was hailed the grand winner in ABS-CBN’s children talent competition “Promil-Pre School i-Shine Talent Camp.” Since then, she has already appeared in several Kapamilya shows such as “Nathaniel” and “Hawak Kamay.”
Meanwhile, Xia was introduced in “It’s Showtime’s” “Mini Me” competition, where she emerged as the grand winner. She then headlined the noontime show’s segment “Xia and Kuys” with Vhong Navarro and Billy Crawford. She also has appeared in the top-rating series “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.”
The story of “Langit Lupa” will revolve around Princess (Vigor) and Esang (Camile), who are both treated by their families as princesses, only they come from different worlds. Princess belongs to a wealthy family, while Esang leads a simple life with her loved ones. At first their differences drive them apart, but as they get to know each other better, they become inseparable.
However, while their friendship grows stronger, a long forgotten past unfolds.
Like them, their mothers Lala (Yam Concepcion) and Dey (Alessandra De Rossi) used to be best friends. They reached for their dreams together and later on became business partners. But when Dey got ill, Lala and her husband Ian (Patrick Garcia) failed to give the money for her medication to Dey’s husband Joey (Jason Abalos), making Dey’s death possible. This made Joey bear ill will towards Lala and Ian, and put all the blame on them.
With the crossing of their paths again because of their children, will Princess and Esang’s friendship mend the wounds that have yet to heal a friendship broken in the past?
Also starring in “Langit Lupa” are Ellen Adarna, Tommy Esguerra, Miho Nishida, Jairus Aquino, Sharlene San Pedro, Buboy Garovillo, Viveika Ravanes, and Kitkat. The newest teleserye is under the direction of Carlo Po Artillaga and Myla Ajero-Gaite with creative manager Mel Del Rosario under the business unit headed by Ruel Bayani.
Don’t miss the start of friendship that will brighten viewers’ mornings, “Langit Lupa,” via TFC and streaming live on November 28, 11:30AM, Manila time via TFC.tv
Past episodes will also air via TFC.tv and TFC IPTV. For more details about the show, visit TFC’s Facebook page applicable in your area. Connect with fellow global Kapamilyas, follow @KapamilyaTFC on Twitter and Instagram. (TV Series Craze)
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
6:50 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
“This moment is a proof that dreams do come true.”
This is how actress Jodi Sta. Maria described her nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress category at this year’s International Emmy Awards.
In her short speech during the iEmmys Nominee Medal Ceremony, Jodi also thanked the iEmmys for the recognition, as well as ABS-CBN, Star Creatives, Star Magic, and her family for their understanding and support.
Jodi, along with Star Creatives business unit head Des Tanwangco and creative manager Henry Quitain who are representing the program “Bridges of Love” for its Best Telenovela nomination, are currently in New York to attend various iEmmy’s event before the gala night slated today (Nov 21) at the Hilton New York Hotel.
Aside from the Nominee Medal Ceremony, Jodi also sat down at the Nominee Panel Ceremony recently where she talked about her role as Amor Powers in “Pangako Sa ’Yo” alongside other Best Actor and Best Actress nominees.
Des and Henry also attended the Telenovela Panel Ceremony and discussed the story of “Bridges of Love.”
Aside from Jodi, Des, and Henry, the country is also represented by ABS-CBN chief content officer Charo Santos-Concio, who graced last year’s iEmmys as gala chair, and ABS-CBN Integrated Program Acquisitions and International Sales and Distribution head Leng Raymundo, who served as one of the jurors.
In the past years, ABS-CBN has been bringing the country’s name to the international scene through the International Emmy Awards. Among the ABS-CBN shows that have been nominated as Best Telenovela at the iEmmy’s are “Precious Hearts Romances Presents Impostor” (2011), “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (2010), and “Kahit Isang Saglit” (2009). Actor Sid Lucero, meanwhile, was nominated for Best Actor in “Dahil May Isang Ikaw” (2010) and Angel Locsin for Best Actress in “Lobo” (2009).
Both “Pangako Sa’Yo” and “Bridges of Love” are produced by Star Creatives and distributed worldwide via ABS-CBN International Distribution. (TV Series Craze)
6:39 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
“Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7” officially named Edward, Kisses and Maymay as its three Lucky Suns as they were welcomed back in the outside world last night (Nov 19).
After more than four months inside the house, the three teen housemates have entered the final stage of the competition and are moving on to the much-anticipated "PBB Lucky Season 7 Big Night."
When asked by host Bianca Gonzalez about the most important lesson he learned inside the house, Edward said, “Something that I learned was how to fail. I know I made so many mistakes in the house but I know I learned to pick myself up and keep moving.”
Kisses, meanwhile, shared the task she considered the most unforgettable, “The domino task -- since we’ve done so many things for that task alone and we cried in every part of the task.”
Maymay, who was visibly elated, said, “”I’m so happy, it feels like a dream. The reason I joined the contest is here beside me, my Lola.”
Last Friday (Nov 18), Maymay bagged the final slot in the “Big Night” after getting the higher percentage of public votes (54.57%) versus Yong’s 45.43%. Like Maymay, Kisses was named a Lucky Sun by winning the public votes.
Edward, on the other hand, got his spot by winning the wire maze challenge, in which he was able to finish faster than Yong and Christian.
The German charmer was considered one of the leaders inside the house and showed the true meaning of friendship – one that understands and looks through mistakes. Kisses demonstrated the importance of not rushing into romance, accepting oneself, and avoiding comparing oneself with others. Maymay, on the hand, gave joy and positive vibes to her fellow housemates and served as the big sister who gave advice to those who were going through personal problems.
Since its launch in 2005, “Pinoy Big Brother” has mirrored the hopes, plight, and aspirations of Filipinos through its diverse mix of housemates. Big Brother formulates tasks and challenges for the housemates to bring out their best, test their strengths, and foster camaraderie as they undergo a transformative journey inside the house.
Now that Edward, Kisses and Maymay left the house, continue to watch the journey of the regular housemates in the “Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7,” Mondays to Fridays after “Till I Met You” on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable Ch 167). Viewers can also catch up on the program’s past episodes via iWanTV.com and for Sky subscribers.
“Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7,” meanwhile, airs weekday afternoons at 5PM while “Pinoy Big Brother Season 7 Online Show” goes live online Mondays to Fridays at 7PM viawww.pinoybigbrother.com
For updates, follow @PBBabscbn on Twitter, @pbbabscbntv on Instagram or like https://www.facebook.com/PBBabscbntv/ on Facebook. (TV Series Craze)
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
6:35 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
To open his epic novel that explored infidelity, Leo Tolstoy wrote, “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
The opening words of Anna Karenina may have gone down in history as one of literature’s most unforgettable lines, but a closer look at crumbling marriages and romantic relationships show that the roots of their breakdown have more similarities than most people realize.
One television show that poignantly depicts how marriages break down is The Affair, a drama series that explores marital infidelity.
During the show’s first season, lead characters Noah Holloway (Dominic West) and Alison Lockhart (Ruth Wilson) saw themselves caught in the throes of their separate marital problems before being consumed by their forbidden love for one another.
Noah is a writer who’s trying to break free from the influence of his wealthy in-laws. Meanwhile, Alison is a waitress who’s struggling to piece her marriage back together in the wake of her son’s death. As the series progressed, Noah found himself more distant and less attracted to his wife, while Alison saw herself making a futile attempt to patch things up with her husband.
Pressures in both marriages lead to the first stage of a relationship breakdown, which Knapp calls “differentiating.” At this point, husband and wife pursue separate activities with little regard for each other.
In Noah’s case, his wife’s lack of involvement in the development of his second novel was a telltale sign of this stage. The same was true for Alison when she started feeling reluctant about living with her husband.
Tensions in both marriages eventually escalate to the next stage called “circumscribing.” Here, more communication boundaries emerge with the couple starting to claim individual personal spaces. This is evident in Noah’s situation where he spends more time working on his novel at the expense of his time with his wife.
The relationship then dwindles further to the third stage called “stagnation,” where couples only choose to stay together because of factors such as children—a tough decision for Noah. The marriage remains intact, but improvements are less likely to happen.
The Affair’s second season opened with Noah’s divorce, which has turned ugly, and Alison finally deciding to put the marriage behind her after failed attempts to rekindle her relationship.
Like all failing couples, Noah and Alison go through the last stages of a relationship’s decline beginning with “avoidance,” where all physical contact and communication are cut. Soon they enter the stage of “termination” by deciding to live separately for good.
Both marriages may have come to a close, but in some ways, endings are new beginnings. For Noah, the divorce gives him a chance to reconnect with his former wife and discuss their daughter’s future. Alison also becomes a mother once again after her life with her ex-husband.
Noah and Alison have earned the freedom to start a life together. But will their passion grow stronger for one another, or end up the way their marriages did?
The Affair Season Three premieres November 22 9:55PM, first and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment. (TV Series Craze)
Saturday, November 19, 2016
2:30 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
Having aired for more than ten months, the top-rating and social media-trending ABS-CBN morning series “Be My Lady” has truly resonated with the Filipino audience and is about to end its run as one of the most successful television series of 2016.
Since January, BMLovers have tuned in to the love story of Phil (Daniel Matsunaga) and Pinang (Erich Gonzales) and followed their journey to forever. Despite being pitted against various rival shows, “Be My Lady” has remained the daytime program of choice by most Filipinos. It is also one of the most watched programs on weekdays according to Kantar Media.
The show is also well-received by netizens and is consistently on the list of trending topics on Twitter. It also introduced the viral “Tatlong Bibe” song craze.
But more than the ratings, social media trends, and kilig it offers, “Be My Lady” has captivated viewers because of its valuable lessons on love and family. Phil and Pinang’s love proved that culture is not a hindrance to having a long-lasting relationship. The Crisostomo family, meanwhile, exhibited strength and unity during rough times. Pinang, on the other hand, showed that everyone can reach their dreams with perseverance.
“I am really grateful and blessed to be part of this wonderful show. We’ve received feedback about how ‘Be My Lady’ brings families together every morning and that inspires us to do better. We feel that having been on-air for this long is not just a measure of success but also a tremendous honor and blessing,” said Erich.
“We really want you to have a show that is very positive, full of good values, God-centered and family-oriented. We are very happy that we were able to inspire people,” added Daniel.
Because of its positive influence on its audience, the series has earned recognition from the Catholic Mass Media Awards as this year’s Best Drama Series for its efforts to promote good values and quality entertainment to viewers.
Foreign viewers will also get to enjoy Pinang and Phil’s feel-good story as “Be My Lady” is slated to air in Kazakhstan, Myanmar, and Africa next year.
As the story comes to its final stretch next week, tune in as Phil and Pinang start their journey as husband and wife. What struggles will the newlyweds face? Will they be able to fulfill their vow of being together through good and bad times?
Don’t miss “Be My Lady,” weekdays at 11:30 AM before “It’s Showtime” in ABS-CBN’s PrimeTanghali. For updates, follow @bemyladyabscbn on Twitter and Instagram or like www.facebook.com/ bemyladyabscbn on Facebook. (TV Series Craze)
12:57 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
It’s a triple treat of fun and excitement this November as Animax brings to fans three of the most successful anime series, all with two episodes back to back!
Hello! KINMOZA!: Cuteness Overload
Shinobu, Alice, and their friends are back! More than they ever know, their high school adventures are only beginning and will give their friendship a whole new meaning that they will cherish for the rest of their lives.
Hello! KINMOZA! airs every Monday-Tuesday at 8:00 pm, with 2 Episodes Back-to-Back, first & exclusively on Animax.
Cute High Earth Defense Club Love: Is Love the Answer?
Five high school students belonging to the Earth Defense Club at an all-boys school live up to the name of their club by protecting Earth from members of the Earth Conquest Club who are following orders from a green hedgehog who wants to conquer the world.
The students become “Battle Lovers” after a mysterious creature from outer space gives them magical bracelets where their extraordinary powers come from to fight the monsters that challenge them. Will the Earth Conquest Club fill the world with hate? Or will the magical boys save the world with love?
Cute High Earth Defense Club Love airs every Wednesday-Thursday at 8:00 pm, with 2 Episodes Back-to-Back, first & exclusively on Animax.
The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War-: A Tale of Unsung Heroes
Victory is sweet for the group of powerful knights known as the Seven Deadly Sins after taking back the kingdom of Leones from the evil Holy Knights. Unknown to them, however, a new and sinister threat is fast approaching. The happy and peaceful days of their lives they are enjoying are about to come to an end!
The Seven Deadly Sins -Signs of Holy War- premieres November 28, and airs every Monday-Tuesday at 10:00 pm, with 2 Episodes Back-to-Back, first & exclusively on Animax. (TV Series Craze)
Animax is seen on SKYCable Channel 46, Cignal Digital TV Channel 34,
and Dream Channel 07.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
7:00 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
After launching his musical career with a platinum-selling self-titled debut album, Enchong Dee is back with his most personal project to date via his second album “EDM (Enchong Dee Moves)” released by Star Music.
“EDM,” which Enchong says is his gift to his fans for his 10th anniversary in showbiz, also marks Enchong’s foray into electronic dance music.
“I want to give out a part of me to my audience that they can take home or drive around with. It’s also a gift for the continuous support my fans gave me for the past decade. This album is really personal, more than any of my projects,” said Enchong.
The album contains ten tracks, including carrier singles “Telenobela” and “’Di Ko Alam,” as well as “Hopia,” Enchong’s personal composition.
“’Hopia’ was inspired by a friend while we were driving, and I finished writing it in 30 minutes. There are so many love hopefuls, and this is for them – a tribute to people who constantly wish for a trusting, caring, and loving relationship with someone they like. So I wrote it for them,” he explained.
The album is mainly composed of love songs, such as the fun-laced “Oo Gusto Kita,” “Crush,” “Sa Huli,” as well as the tender and pleading “Hanggang Dito Na Lang.”
However, Enchong also encourages listeners to get up and dance with the song “Tara Pagpawisan.”
Completing the track list are “Crush (Theo Remix),” which features a rap part by Hashtags member and “PBB 737” Teen Big Winner Jimboy Martin, and “Hopia (Theo Remix” featuring Bebe Riz BFe Wbh.
“EMD (Enchong Dee Moves),” produced by Rox Santos, can now be streamed on Spotify and is now available at all record bars nationwide for only P199. Digital tracks can also be downloaded via online music stores such as ABS-CBN Store, iTunes, Mymusicstore.com.ph, Amazon.com, OneMusic.ph, and Starmusic.ph.
For more information, visit Starmusic.ph or follow Star Music’s official social media accounts at Facebook.com/starrecordsphil, Twitter.com/starrecordsph and Instagram.com/Starmusicph. (TV Series Craze)
6:52 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
You are invited to the grand wedding of the year! Are you ready for the Daniel Matsunaga-Erich Gonzales Wedding?!
Watch the much awaited wedding of Phil (Daniel Matsunaga) at Pinang (Erich Gonzales) tomorrow in ABS-CBN’s top-rating daytime series “Be My Lady.”
After the long courtship and Phil’s countless efforts to win Pinang’s heart, the two finally tie the knot.
In today’s episode, viewers already had a glimpse of Pinang in her wedding gown and her unique bridal ride.
What will be their promise to each other? What other kilig moment should you watch out for?
You are invited to witness the union of Phil and Pinang tomorrow (Dec 17) in “Be My Lady” on ABS-CBN.
For updates, follow @bemyladyabscbn on Twitter and Instagram or like www.facebook.com/bemyladyabscbn on Facebook. (TV Series Craze)
Saturday, November 12, 2016
3:01 AM by Rocky ChuaNo comments
The Kapamilya network once more broke another record in bringing another much anticipated Christmas Station ID. The said video which is now uploaded in YouTube featuring the different Kapa,ilya stars now hits more than 1.5 million views after its official launch on Monday, November 7, 2016.
With the theme “Isang Pamilya Tayo Ngayong Pasko,” the star-studded music video featuring Kapamilya artists, loveteams, and journalists will show how Filipinos can rise above any challenging situation and be stronger with our love for our family and our faith in God.
Leading the way is ABS-CBN chief content officer, executive adviser to the chairman, and ABS-CBN University president Charo Santos-Concio, who will be seen giving an inspirational talk to scholars of Punlaan School in San Juan, where Vice Ganda will also be shown hanging out with and giving words of wisdom to students.
John Lloyd Cruz, Piolo Pascual, and Angel Locsin will also have one-on-one bonding moments with individuals whose experiences in life are proof that nothing is impossible when we remain as one family in love and in faith. They are Ariel Barrion, a third grade student who walks for seven kilometers to school, and Engr. Rudy Gaspillo, who also had the same experience; swimming instructor Arnel Alba, who overcame his disability to win gold at the 7th ASEAN Para Games; and 2016 Olympic Silver Medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
The pillars of ABS-CBN Integrated News & Current Affairs will also shine the spotlight on people that can be sources of inspiration and encouragement to other Filipinos who dream of changing their lives for the better. Ted Failon will meet a young survivor of Typhoon Yolanda who graduated valedictorian recently, Bernadette Sembrano will listen to the story of the ‘Junkyard Queen,’ while Noli De Castro will see the Christmas lanterns made by a family of budding entrepreneurs.
Julius Babao, Dyan Castillejo, and Karen Davila, on the other hand, will meet volunteers of the Response and Action Force Team of Barangay Zapote in Las Pinas, who were former delinquents but are now certified lifesavers.
Kapamilya loveteams will also be seen bringing cheers to children. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla had a Christmas party with children from Noordhoff Craniofacial Foundation and Philippine Children’s Medical Center through the help of Bantay Bata 163, while James Reid and Nadine Lustre surprised orphan kids from the SOS Children’s Village Alabang. Other popular pairs like Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales, and Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu also joined Kapamilya in singing the new Christmas theme.
Viewers will also spot Luis Manzano, Ejay Falcon, Jed Madela, Juris, Richard Poon, Elmo Magalona, Janella Salvador, Inigo Pascual, Maris Racal, Alora Sasam, Diego Loyzaga, Fifth Solomon, Angeline Quinto, Morisette, Klarisse De Guzman, Jona, Jason Dy, Kayla, Daryl Ong, and Maja Salvador as they join three kids from the Tondo Chamber Orchestra (TCO) in a flash mob performance with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
The family of “It’s Showtime,” led by Anne Curtis, Vhong Navarro, Karylle, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Joey Marquez, and Amy Perez, meanwhile, will set up a Christmas Belen at the San Pablo Apostol Church in Tondo, Manila, a center of values formation for the community there.
Artists from shows like “ASAP,” "Magandang Buhay," “Be My Lady,” “Doble Kara,” “The Greatest Love,” “Pinoy Boyband Superstar,” and “Magpahanggang Wakas,” “Banana Sundae,” “Rated K,” “Ipaglaban Mo,” and other ABS-CBN, ANC, and DZMM programs also participated in the station ID, which has become a much-awaited Kapamilya tradition.
ABS-CBN initially debuted the recording video for the station ID last weekend, featuring “The Voice Kids Philippines” coaches Lea Salonga, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Sharon Cuneta and finalists from “The Voice Kids” in the past seasons Joshua Oliveros, Lyca Gairanod, Elha Nympha, and Antonnethe Tismo. It immediately became a trending topic on social media and already has over 1.3 million views on Youtube.
The song was written by ABS-CBN Creative Communications Management head Robert Labayen and Lloyd Oliver Corpuz, with music by Thyro Alfaro & Yumi Lacsamana. As with the previous ABS-CBN station IDs, Labayen led the creation of the video with Johnny Delos Santos and Patrick de Leon, and director Paolo Ramos and second unit director Peewee Azarcon Gonzales.
The 2016 SID Creative and Production Team members are: Sheryl B. Ramos, Dang F. Baldonado, Edsel Misenas, Kathrina Sanchez, Adrian Lim, Lota I. Rosales, Chiz Constantino-Perez, Christian Faustino, Christer John Salire, Mark Bravo, Leeroy Lim, Angela Suarez, Vlad Navalta, Jon Montesa, Christine Joy Laxamana, Love Rose De Leon, Maria Lourdes Parawan, Christine Daria-Estabillo, Mark Raywin Tome, Jill Aspiras, Karen Adiova, Edward Ramirez, Stephanie Angeles, Christian Abuel, Shally Tablada, Eli Blando with ABS-CBN Integrated Marketing Head, Nandy Villar and Corporate Marketing Head, Abigail Katigbak.
The SID Team partnered with ABS-CBN TV Entertainment, ABS-CBN News, ABS-CBN Regional, ABS-CBN Sports and Action, ABS-CBN Digital Terrestrial Television, ABS-CBN Licensing, ABS-CBN Property Management, ABS-CBN Global, ABS-CBN Safety and Security, ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation, Inc., ABS-CBN HR Division, ABS-CBN Star Magic, and ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra.
Here is the said Christmas Station ID. Let's all watch this:
Other members are Tess Perez-Mendoza and Aye Duñgo, Traffic & Operations; Jaime Porca, Technical Production Head; Patricia Isabel Carlos, TOD Technical Producer; Sam Esquillon, Production Designer; Jessie Joseph Bueno, Art Director; Oliver Paler, Dennis Amarille, Alfie Landayan, Meryl Pacis, Maria Concepcion Ignacio-Salire, Lorenz Roi G. Morales, Sebb Turgo Raphael dela Rea, Karlo Victoriano, Mark Gonzales, Teters Enrique, Angelo Dayao, Joseph Linga, Bridge Sulit, Rhea Ramos, Glenn James Albaytar, Celina Hidalgo, Jaimee Agonia, Kent Dela Cruz Post Production Team; Andrei Antonio, Mark Antonio, Karl Montenegro, Shane Ibañez, Joseph delos Reyes, and Ralph Escoto, Videographers; Marl Abejero and Aileen Gooco, Photographers; Carmelo Saliendra and Queenie Labrador, Print Graphic Designers; Arnold Sulit, Location Manager; Darwin Dueñas, Renato Valerio, Jenverly Esber, Jesusa Canilang, Irene Tugade and Hazel Balmes, Production Coordinators; and Freddie Patungan, Utility Man. (TV Series Craze)
Friday, November 11, 2016
5:28 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
The past few years saw a dramatic turning point for Asian stars as they land bigger roles and get a better representation on television. Last year was particularly great for actresses of Asian descent portraying strong inspiring roles that break away from stereotypes.
But this year and the next are also seeing major screen time for Asian stars especially Asian-American Lucy Liu and Asian-Canadian Jadyn Wong, who are returning to primetime television for their respective roles in Sherlock Holmes adaptation Elementary and action drama series Scorpion.
Liu plays Dr. Joan Watson, the world-famous fictional detective’s assistant reimagined as a woman, and Canadian actress Jadyn Wong plays Happy Quinn of Team Scorpion, whose mission is to neutralize complex, high-tech threats around the globe.
In both shows, the two stars not only demonstrate how female wit, grace, and courage put women at par with men when it comes to dealing with danger, they also show that Asian stars can perfectly fit complex roles that they do not often portray on screen.
A female take on a world-famous sidekick
Elementary, which is now on its fifth season, shifts the world of Baker Street from Victorian England to modern-day Manhattan. The show has also turned Dr. Watson into a female character that stands as Sherlock Holmes’ peer, not his assistant.
While a female Dr. Watson seems to open the possibility of romance, Liu’s character is anything but a potential love interest. Instead, she proves that her intellect, along with her temperament, is a first-class match to Holmes‘ deductive prowess—capable of solving crimes just as skillfully as when she was performing surgery. On top of these, she shows that a tough female can also be stylish.
In the past four seasons, Dr. Joan Watson has helped Holmes solve one crime after another. The fifth season, which premiered last October, began with Watson helping Holmes untangle dangerous twists surrounding a deadly explosion.
While there can be no doubt that the duo will solve any crime thrown their way, how they put their wits to work is a must-watch in the episodes to come.
Through the best and worst of times
Jadyn Wong once said that working with a male-dominated cast was like bathing in testosterone. That’s how it went when her character Happy Quinn used to be the sole female member of Team Scorpion.
Still, Happy ‘ability to think fast has made her a welcome member of the lineup. In the episode “Little Boy Lost,” she thwarts a murder plot thanks to her quick wits at solving dangerous puzzles.
Work at Team Scorpion may already be a handful for Happy, but even her personal life has tough battles to throw her way. In the episode “Fractured,” Happy gets into a romantic affair with Toby Curtis (Eddie Kaye Thomas), who happens to be one of her best friends. Though the relationship starts out rough, Curtis ends up wanting to marry her. Unfortunately, he gets abducted before giving his proposal.
Scorpion’s on-going season reveals not only Happy’s secret past but also a new chapter in her life: motherhood. Will she find balance between her newfound family life and the dangers she faces with Team Scorpion?
With Lucy Liu and Jadyn Wong making waves with their tough and complex roles, it seems that Asian stars on television are at an all-time high.
Elementary airs every Wednesday at 9:55PM; and Scorpion airs every Tuesday at 9:00PMfirst and exclusive on RTL CBS Entertainment. (TV Series Craze)
About RTL CBS Entertainment
The destination for the best mix of reality, drama, comedy and daily entertainment. Featuring shows express from the US and UK including top-rated dramas Bull, Scorpion, House of Cards and Elementary; the biggest talent competitions in the world, America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor UK; dailies Entertainment Tonight, The Insider, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Late Late Show with James Corden. It is home to some of the biggest award shows in the world aired ‘LIVE,’ including The Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, American Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.
About RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network
RTL CBS Asia Entertainment Network is a venture of two of the world’s largest content producers: RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, and CBS Studios International, the leading supplier of programming to the international market place. The Network has two channels: the general entertainment channel, RTL CBS Entertainment HD and the male-skewed entertainment channel, RTL CBS Extreme HD. Both channels are widely distributed in the Asia Pacific and are localized in five languages.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
6:53 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
More viewers nationwide tuned in to the much awaited proposal of Phil (Daniel Matsunaga) to Pinang (Erich Gonzales) last Friday (Nov 4), making the ABS-CBN primetime series “Be My Lady” score high in national TV ratings.
According to data from Kantar Media, the episode recorded 17.6% nationwide, a 7.2-lead versus rival program “Trops,” which only got 10.4%.
Netizens also shared kilig and excitement online as the show’s official hashtag #BMLTheProposal also topped the list of the trending topics on Twitter.
As the story continues, the two faces a new challenge in their journey to forever and that is to get the approval of Phil’s mother Chelsea (Priscilla Mereilles). Will Chelsea accept Pinang as her soon-to-be daughter-in-law?
Don’t miss “Be My Lady,” weekdays at 11:30 AM before “It’s Showtime” in ABS-CBN’s PrimeTanghali. For updates, follow @bemyladyabscbn on Twitter and Instagram or like www.facebook.com/bemyladyabscbn on Facebook. (TV Series Craze)
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
6:23 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
Viewers can’t get enough of the thrilling scenes in “Doble Kara” as it continues to reign supreme in the afternoon block and beats the pilot week of its new rival show in national TV ratings.
From October 31 (Monday) to November 4 (Friday), the Kapamilya series consistently scored a five to six-point lead compared to “Hamakin ang Lahat,” according to data from Kantar Media, having its highest gap last Thursday (Nov 3), with “Doble Kara” hitting 17.6% versus its rival’s 11.3%.
Kantar Media uses a nationwide panel size of 2,610 urban and rural homes that represent 100% of the total Philippine TV viewing population, while the other ratings data supplier AGB Nielsen reportedly has 2,000 homes based in urban areas that represent only 57% of the Philippine TV viewing population.
As the story continues, Sara (Julia Montes) puts her plans of escaping from prison to work with the help of her co-detainees to save her daughter Becca from the danger brought by Alex (Maxene Magalona). However, her escape will not be easy as she needs to go through the tough security of the prison, putting her life at risk.
Will Sara be able to escape? What danger awaits her life?
Don’t miss the newest chapter of the top-rating afternoon teleserye “Doble Kara,” weekdays after “It’s Showtime” on ABS-CBN or on ABS-CBN HD (SkyCable ch 167). Catch up via iWanTV or skyondemand.com.ph for Sky subscribers. (TV Series Craze)
Saturday, November 5, 2016
11:21 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
The Top 12 singing heartthrobs of “Pinoy Boyband Superstar” are pulling out all the stops as they face the public’s verdict in the Live Shows, which begings this Saturday (Nov 5) on ABS-CBN.
For the first time in the program, viewers will have the chance to decide which wanna-be boyband member will be booted out of the competition. In the Live Shows, one of them will also be sent home every week until the best of the best remain.
This weekend, the Top 12 boys will be divided into four groups with three members each. Performing as boybands, they should convince the superstar judges that they deserve to stay in the competition.
Don’t miss the performances of Allen, the Swabeng Shy Guy of Caloocan City; Ford, the Hunky Haranista of Valenzuela City; Henz, the Certified Fanboy of Taguig; James, the Skater Kid of California; Joao, the Party Prince of Macau; Mark, the Kwelang Badboy of Bacoor; Markus, the Romantic Athlete of Pangasinan; Miko, the Visayan Popstar of Canada; Niel, the Kanto Boy Next Door of Cebu; Russell, the Fil-Am-azing Boy of Illinois; Tony, the Badboy of Vancouver; and Tristan, the Buff Balladeer of Bulacan.
Based on their performances, superstar judges Vice Ganda, Sandara Park, Yeng Constantino, and Aga Muhlach will pick the three groups who will give the most excellent performances and, thus, are safe from elimination.
And from the weakest group, a singing heartthrob will be saved by public votes and the other one will be saved by the judges. Meanwhile, the remaining boy will be sent home.
Viewers will only be given a commercial gap to cast their votes, so watch out for the complete voting mechanics to support your favorites.
Who will perform together? Who will shine the most, and who will need to improve?
Don’t miss the journey of aspiring boyband members as they make their dreams come true in “Pinoy Boyband Superstar,” which airs on Saturdays at 7:15PM and on Sundays at 7PM. For updates, visit boyband.ph, like facebook.com/BoybandPH on Facebook, and follow @BoybandPH on Twitter. (TV Series Craze)
10:58 AM by Runner RockyNo comments
For the fourth time around, Kapuso Primetime King Dingdong Dantes stars in the Kapamilya movie and once more paired with Angelica Panganiban. And this time, they have a new third party who is the hunk actor Paulo Avelino.
This said newest heavy drama movie offering of Star Cinema is called "The Unmarried Wife" which immediately follows the success of Angel Locsin, Zanjoe Marudo, and Sam Milby's "The Third Party."
Here is the full trailer of "The Unmarried Wife:"
Under the direction of Maryo J. Delos Reyes, "The Unmarried Wife" is set to hit the theaters on November 23, 2016.
What can you say about this new movie offering of Star Cinema?! (TV Series Craze)
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