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65th Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination Predictions: June 2013   Leave a comment

We’re getting closer to the big announcement day eh? Since the last update, we have Neil Patrick Harris as the official host (his second stint), and we finally got the eligibility lists for all categories, and most of the shows have already ended (Veep is probably the last one remaining of the major contenders). Also, this will be the second to the last update before I reveal my official Emmy predictions a week before the actual nomination announcement. Do you have an idea who will be asked to announce this year?

Anyway, here are my predictions for this month, now including the guest categories:

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Who do you think am I overestimating? Who am I underestimating? Pipe them in below!

And as always, you can follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

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20 Best Performances from American Idol Season 11   5 comments

Okay so 11th season is done. White Guy with Guitar wins for the fifth year. I’m not actually putting the blame on Phillip Phillips. Had Crystal Bowersox won in Season 9, there will not be a strong clamor for a female winner, and WGWG argument is put into rest. LELZ. All in all, this season is pretty uneven. While the potential of the talents involved this year are very very varied, we’re stuck with the same old sucky themes (Year of Birth? Check. Billy Joel? Check. Queen? Check), WTF judges (given the choice, I’d rank Steven as the best among the three. You can actually tell that he’s genuine and not superficial), over the top standing ovations (and by over the top, it’s not the same definition as to what Steven says when he use it). Nevertheless, here are the 20 best performances of the season for me.

20. Jessica Sanchez, “How Will I Know”

This one is a real guilty pleasure for me. I love the way that she didn’t go Whitney all the way with this version, and that it did not sound dated despite the week’s theme as 80s. Also, bonus points for her acting out majority of the lines in the songs such as “I say a prayer”, “I’m too shy”, and “I tried to phone.”

19. Heejun Han, “My Life”

Due to the pressure of being in the competition such as Idol, I tend to favor performances where you can see that the finalists just decide to go with the flow and have fun. This is one of them. I love Heejun’s take of this Billy Idol classic, and how this sends a subtle FU that he doesn’t care what the judges will say. After all, that is “his life.”

18. Phillip Phillips, “U Got it Bad”

Count me in to those who were not that totally amazed with this one. The good news is that Phillip Phillips made this an unpredictable pick for his song choice. And while I appreciate the surprising song choice, it’s difficult to go gaga over it when it lost the storytelling that Usher did in the original. This is really good, but not as good as what others perceive it is.

17. Joshua Ledet, “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”

Another version of a song that is good, but not as good as judges want viewers to perceive. Joshua clearly has the chops to deliver a song and this one suits him because you can clearly see and hear James Brown’s influence in this number. Sadly, this still pales as compared to the versions of Christina Aguilera and The Voice’s Juliett Simms.

16. Jessica Sanchez, “Sweet Dreams”

I like this stripped version of this song especially since Jessica managed to get more dramatic with this performance. This prevented her from being a flat out Beyonce clone, and I think she’s being taken for granted when she delivered something new to this dance hit. But isn’t that the regular pattern in AI already? A guy changes the arrangement, he’s an artist, a girl does it, she’s a trying hard clone.

15. Jessica Sanchez/Joshua Ledet/Phillip Phillips, “Got to Get You Into My Life”

What I particularly like about this number is that despite the announcement of the Top 2, they managed to give a laid back and entertaining performance that highlights the strengths of the Top 3. And yes, for those doubting Phillip’s vocals, he’s not unforgettable here, and he held his own against the two vocal wise.

14. Sklyar Laine, “Wind Beneath My Wings”

I’m not particularly fond of Skylar in general, but she’s really an entertaining performer and brings vigor into all of her performances. Her Wind Beneath My Wings number not only closed the show that week, but it made its way into the best numbers of the season. Well done!

13. Joshua Ledet, “When A Man Loves A Woman”

Joshua’s best individual performance on the show is this number where we got to see him bare the song effectively enough that you wouldn’t mind all the theatrics that he did all season. If I’m gonna give Joshua a standing ovation this season, it will definitely be for this number.

12. Jessica Sanchez, “Everybody Has A Dream”

I call this number as Jessica’s Bennie and the Jets. How she managed to turn a very boring theme week (Billy Joel), and transformed a song that sounded dated as hell into a possible winning performance, this is another of those Jessica’s numbers that merited a standing O from the judges back when it still mattered.

11. Hollie Cavanagh, “Rolling in the Deep”

Yes, I can hear that grunt. Singing Adele is not my cup of tea, and I absolutely abhor everyone who covers her songs. However, this Grammy version that Hollie did as the opening for the Top 7 redux made its way to the best list because I did not see her mimicking Adele; instead, I saw her stamping it with Hollie all over. Win!

10. Jessica Sanchez “The Prayer”

Jessica is really a polished singer above anything else, and performances like this one highlights her advantage into the competition. This is her best performance in the finale show, and I thought that note sealed the deal for her that round. I love to gossip just like J.Lo, but clearly, Jessica rallied her way that round with this number.

09. Phillip Phillips, “Volcano”

Ah, Who would have thought of covering Damien Rice in Idol stage? I bet most people think that his songs weren’t even cleared for the competition. LOL. This performance by Phillip is really one of his bests. I love everything that leads up to this number. The song choice, the treatment, the vocals (yes I said it) were all  good, and it highlighted Phillip as a good musician.

08. Hollie Cavanagh, “The Climb”

It’s such a shame that we get to hear Miley Cyrus own this song when all the other versions after this are clearly superior to hers. One of those is Hollie’s performance in the Top 5. I like that she used this as her swan song as well, as that performance of hers made me love Hollie more (Yes, I’m a fan).

07. Elise Testone, “Whole Lotta Love”

Elise is probably known as the oldest contestant this year, or a Mimi look-a-like, but I really think that she’s the most underrated candidate of the season. Elise knows how to deliver, and her vocals are really really interesting. Her take on Led Zepellin’s Whole Lotta Love puts all the other Idol finalists to shame as it packages her not only as a bonafide singer, but as an overall performer.

06. Phillip Phillips, “Beggin'”

See my point regarding Steven in my opening paragraph? This is one of those supporting evidence to that. When he gave this song to Phillip, it was very predictable that it’ll be just like his other performances. However, he owned the song so much that when he performed it in the Top 3, it really gave us a glance as if we are listening on his own tour and concert. No need to beg for more, as this one is an instant win for me.

05. Jessica Sanchez/Joshua Ledet, “I Know You Were Waiting”

Here’s the Idol showdown that everyone was secretly wishing. Mantasia meets Hudson. A redux of Season 3 all over again. This might not be the actual showdown that happened at the end of the season, but at least we got a glimpse of how it could have happened if they were the Final 2. And based on this number, it has the potential to be epic.

04. Jessica Sanchez/Jennifer Holliday, “And I Am Telling You”

The ultimate diva song. Everyone was waiting for Jessica to nail this during Top 4, and she actually did. Now she gets to perform this with seasoned singer a.k.a original Dreamgirl Jennifer Holliday. While there’s a part of me that thinks that it wasn’t Jennifer Holliday who showed up, and it was actually Effie White herself, no one can deny the power of this number as one of the best duets in Idol history. And oh, the birth of a new meme.

03. Phillip Phillips, “Home”

While this might sound as a Mumford & Sons reject, there’s something about the way Phillip sang this song. It’s as if he feels every line that he delivered, and not only does this count as the best Idol coronation song in 11 seasons, it also sealed the deal for Phillip for the title. I think that even non fans warmed up after he performed this yesterday.

02. Colton Dixon, “Piano Man”

Colton Dixon always sounded to me as the one who fits the Idol bill. And while it may sound totally absurd that he got booted off Top 7 (which was pretty understandable when you saw the performances that night), his Piano Man still highlights his effectiveness as a musician. This is an idol highlight that will be used a measure of comparison when future Idols perform this in the succeeding seasons.

01. Jessica Sanchez, “Stuttering”

Probably what I consider as the best performance this season, it really is a damn shame that she was sent home after this number. There are so many things going for her during this performance. It was a very inspired song choice and something that is not predictable, Jessica nailed every note she had in that two minutes, she was looking every inch a celebrity there, and this was clearly the genre and direction that she’s the most comfortable with. It’s sad that she didn’t take more risks after this (which is fully understandable), but clearly takes the cake for the best of the season.

That’s it for me. Do you agree with this list? What will you remove? What was your best choice for the season? And do you agree that Steven is the best judge? Pipe them in!

Posted May 24, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Lists, TV

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7 Shows that Should Have Lasted for More than One Season   4 comments

First things first…

TODAY IS TIT FOR TAT’S FIRST ANNIVERSARY! Woot woot! Who would have thought? LELZ. Yaaaaay! This supposedly product that was born out of boredom has really came a long long way. Thank you to all the readers whow ste their time reading this blog. LOL. 🙂

In line with that, the theme for today’s blog post is related to something that involves a year. There are lots of TV shows that overstayed a lot on the air usually sacrificing the content of the show or finding its magic in the latter part. However, there are also shows which weren’t given the chance to grow and expand, and every TV lover knows that it is brutal that these weren’t given longer chances. Here are seven of them:

1. MY SO CALLED LIFE (1994-1995)

Before Homeland, before Temple Grandin, and even before Romeo + Juliet, the greatness of Claire Danes was at a peak in this short-lived ABC teen drama. Tackling issues that would not have been that vocal in the 90s such as peer pressure, alcoholism, and homophobia, everyone knows that this was ended way too soon.

2. FREAKS AND GEEKS (1999-2000)

James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, and Busy Philipps in a Judd Apatow production? This would have been epic years now. but what you’re reading is the cast of  the 1999 comedy Freaks and Geeks. There’s probably a prejudice against teen shows as proven by the first two entries on the list, but real talents shine through and through. Of course, we’re still wishing that we’d seen longer of this show.

3. FIREFLY (2002)

Let me start of by saying that Joss Whedon is a genius. In the words of a crazy Penelope Cruz, he is “ge-nee-yus”. And that was already proven before his current Avengers hit. Think more of the contemporary Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Firefly might not have lasted more than one season, but the cult following the show elicited should have been enough sign for it to get a go signal.

4. THE COMEBACK (2005)

Call it a Friends curse if you want, but Lisa Kudrow’s short lived HBO mockumentary about a has been actress who still think she’s big has been is a relatable topic in Hollywood. And Kudrow’s impeccable Emmy nominated performance is just the icing on top of this cake. Sadly, we weren’t able to see what happens next with Valerie Cherish.

5. TELL ME YOU LOVE ME (2007)

HBO’s drama might make others feel too uncomfortable because of the racy and daring content it had, but one cannot refute the fact with how raw, gritty, and honest this show is. Starring Jane Alexander, Ian Somerhalder, and Adam Scott, this should have been given a longer chance to be on screen.

6. ESTATE OF PANIC (2008)

Call me crazy, but this is ultimate guilty pleasure. Moving and deceitful rooms in one big mansion which contains all the unexpected? I’m in. Add the creepiness of host Steve Valentine in his greatest Marilyn Manson impersonation, this is over the top fun show. However, it is also apparent that this is too costly and something that will lose steam in the long run. While the cancellation was understandable, it’s hard to admit that seeing another few episodes is the best they could have done.

7. LUCK (2012)

Now this one is pretty tricky. There is really a season 2 which already started shooting, but the pre-production problems that occurred halted the series altogether. It would have been a good series for HBO given the status of the people involved here, but I guess some things aren’t meant to stay for long.

What are your personal choices? Also, happy anniversary again. Yaaaay! 😀

Posted May 8, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Lists, TV

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The 5 Best and Worst Things About the Golden Globes   6 comments

It’s the Golden Globes tomorrow, and while everyone else is busy coming up with their predictions, let’s give focus on the first televised awards show every year (of course one might argue that the Critics Choice Awards is the first televised, but it’s not seen around the world). The Golden Globes is comprised of members from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of journalists that gives donations and funds some film related causes and activities. The annual Golden Globe Awards is seen by over 150 countries all over the world. This year marks the 69th celebration of the Golden Globes. Anyway, here are what I consider the five best and worst things  in this annual festivities.

BEST:

1. They honor those who did not win Emmys

When talking about the most recent and glaring snubs on the Emmys, names such as Steve Carell, Sandra Oh, and Frances Conroy will appear. And while they are (still) criminally snubbed for Emmys, they were honored at the Golden Globes for some of their most memorable TV appearances. Globes rarely rubber stamp when it comes to TV winners (unless you’re Mad Men or Sarah Jessica Parker), but the names mentioned above together with Frances Conroy, Michael C. Hall, Hugh Laurie, Jason Bateman, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, Martin Sheen, and Kim Cattrall were never ignored by the Globes.

2. They honor those who weren’t even nominated by the Emmys

While those people from the previous item all went home Emmyless, at least they got honored with multiple nominations at the Emmys. However, there are those who weren’t even recognized at all, and it was only at the Globes that they got their overdue mention. Chloe Sevigny for Big Love? Check. Katey Sagal for Sons of Anarchy? Check. Ricky Gervais for The Office? Check as well. And they even mention those who give wonderful performance in miniseries and TV movies such as Jonathan Rhys Meyers in Elvis and Uma Thurman in Hysterical Blindness.

3. The division of the drama and the musical/comedy categories

Dying is easy, comedy is hard. That’s one of the most famous sayings that every actor is aware of. And while most award giving bodies prefer dramatic performance, the Globes allot time to expand recognition by doing a musical/comedy category. It’s good since most of them won’t contend for a top five status for an Oscar, but they are worthy enough to get some mentions, so the Globes is the perfect place to reward them. Think of Nicole Kidman in “To Die For”, Reese Witherspoon for “Legally Blonde”, Laura Linney in “The Squid and the Whale” and tomorrow’s nominee Kristin Wiig for “Bridesmaids” for females, and Gene Hackman in “The Royal Tenenbaums”, Hugh Grant in “About A Boy”, Joseph Gordon Levitt in “500 Days of Summer”, and even Matthew Broderick in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. All of them snubbed for other award giving bodies, yet all of them mentioned by the Globes.

4. The no strict foreign language film implementation

At the Oscars, the process of being a foreign language film nominee is so long, that it seems as if we are witnessing a Miss Universe pageant. Only one representative must be sent per country, so those who weren’t chosen won’t be able to contend ever. That gives unfair advantage to those countries who produce multiple critically acclaimed films in a year. That affected movies such as A Very Long Engagement, Malena, Talk to Her, Lust Caution, and I Am Love since they weren’t their country’s representative (and some weren’t even considered at all). The Globes, however, does not apply the same rule; thus, it can reward any foreign language film they think is deserving such as those pictured above,

5. It is the biggest and most fun award giving party body.

Time and again, the one good thing that makes the Globes more fun is that everyone there is just off to have a good time. It lacks the formality of the SAGs and the Oscars, and not as laid back as the Grammys. It is the perfect venue for celebrities to have a good time. That comes with free wine and chocolates of course. Remember Paul Giammatti’s speech about the never ending Godiva chocolates? How about Jennifer Garner’s too much wine to drink? It also gives celebrities to catch up with each other. Who knew that Scarlett Johansson and Helen Mirren are pals? Anne Hathaway and Zach Braff? Weren’t you interested to know what Teri Hatcher is laughing about? What do Christina Aguilera and Cher are chatting about? And wouldn’t you like to be in between Emma Stone and Mila Kunis above? The HFPA knows how to throw a party in good style.

WORST:

1. Unlimited number of nominees

One good thing when you get nominated in this type of awards is that you belong to a certain distinct club, as it makes you the cream of the crop. However, what if there’s an overloading amount of nominees in your category? It probably is, for the winner, but it makes you think less of the nominees as it lessens the prestige of making it in. Take the case of 2002 Best Supporting Actor nominees with nine(!) nominations. Eventual winner Donald Sutherland (for Path to War) must be proud, but not one of those eight other guys. The Globes are very guilty of this.

2. The very wide variety of the Supporting Actor and Actress categories

One main reason why there’s an overlapping number of nominees in some categories is because there are ridiculous ones such as the Supporting Actor (and Actress) in a TV, TV movie, or miniseries category. The HFPA just lumped them altogether in one category where there are probably 250-300 eligible performers. Besides, how do you even classify which is the best especially since acting for a comedy series and a drama series are very different. In 2006, you got Sandra Oh (nominated for a drama where she is funny), Elizabeth Perkins (nominated for a comedy, and is funny and dramatic), Candice Bergen (nominated for a dramedy), then Camryn Manheim (playing support as Elvis Presley’s mom), and Joanne Woodward (on Paul Newman’s last effort). Crazy right? This is also the category that’s difficult to predict nomination-wise.

3. The confusing mid season recognition

Since the eligibility of the Globes is from January 1- December 31, it is confusing how much of a season are they recognizing in terms of series nominees (and even performer nominees). There have been lots of times when a series does not live up from the greatness of the previous season, and it still gets rewarded at the Globes. Think of Grey’s Anatomy latter part of Season 3- early season 4, House (late season 5-early season 6) getting noms, and the likes of Desperate Housewives and Glee (latter of Season 1 – early Season 2), even getting repeat wins.

4. The Cecil B. DeMille Award

The giving of the Cecil B. DeMille Award is the part every Golden Globes that is closely related to the “Lifetime Achievement Award”. Of course, they have given a lot of very deserving mentions and accolades the past few years such as Alfred Hitchcock, Audrey Hepburn, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Robert Redford. However, the past three years, the recipients chosen were coincidentally people who have something to promote. In 2009, Steven Spielberg was chosen (originally for 2008 until the ceremony was canceled because of the Writers Strike) and he has the new Indiana Jones film that time. In 2010, Martin Scorsese was awarded and he has Shutter Island to promote. Last year, Robert de Niro was awarded, and he has a movie coming up. Now this year, Morgan Freeman gets the award, and as we all know, the Dark Knight Rises is showing this summer. Not saying any of those men were undeserving, but it just degrades the “credibility” of the award.

5. The HFPA are certified star whores

Since it is already given that they give the “movie star party of the year”, it is a big pressure to the HFPA to get the stars coming up to attend the Globes. As you may know, these stars have lives on their own, and unless they are nominated, they rarely go and attend awards ceremonies since it is a big hassle on their part (especially those who weren’t living in LA). So what the HFPA do is give them “nominations” to have big stars attend their event. Remember in 2005 when Renee Zellwegger got nommed for Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason? Or in 2009 when Tom Cruise got in for Tropic Thunder? The year after, Julia Roberts got a surprise nom for Duplicity. The Globes are also notorious in giving nods to those who have possible “Oscar chance” in order to give credibility to their name. Most of the time, it works, other times it didn’t (that pathetic nom Halle Berry got for Best Actress last year). However, the biggest case of starwhoring that they did was when they nominated box office and critics flop The Tourist for 3 categories: Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), Best Actor for Johnny Depp, and Best Actress for Angeline Jolie.  Even spokesperson from the film was shocked that they got in for Comedy category. Globes got what they wanted though when the stars attended the event.

Later, I’ll be posting my Golden Globe predictions in all categories. So what are your favorite Golden Globe moments? 🙂

Posted January 15, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Awards, Films, Lists, TV

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10 Best Local Shows of 2011   5 comments

The boob tube has surpassed the motion pictures in popularity as it became the “all-in-one” package to a lot of people. It brings us news, makes us cry with dramas, laugh our asses off with comedies (which are very rare now), and amazes us with the talent Filipinos only possess with the different reality and talent shows out there. In line with that, the television has also been the venue to a lot of the most memorable and groundbreaking happenings that brought Filipinos closer to the world and vice-versa.

With that, I present to you my choices for the ten best local shows of the year:

10. MAY TAMANG BALITA (GMA News TV)

Host: Ramon Bautista, Sheena Halili | Timeslot: 10-11 PM, Thursdays

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen a satire/news parody format in local tube that effectively works. May Tamang Balita can rely on the marvelous Ramon Bautista (who can carry the show on his own), but the segments of the show (Pa-Star is my favorite) can stand on its own already. Indeed, it’s the perfect stress reliever for people who opt to stay at home on Friday nights.

9. HEADSTART (ANC)

Host: Karen Davila | Timeslot: 8 – 9 AM Mondays-Fridays

Probably what I consider as the best talk show in local TV, Karen Davila’s Headstart is actually the perfect way to start the morning. Here’s a show that gets to have the most controversial and interesting personalities from all walks of life being asked questions that are not contrived, stupid, and shallow. Plus, it gets to involve the audience as you can tweet your questions before the show starts. We need to have more of this in our local stations.

8. SA NGALAN NG INA (TV 5)

Cast: Nora Aunor, Christopher de Leon, Rosanna Roces, Eugene Domingo | October 3 – November 4

Probably one of the biggest projects of the year, the Superstar’s comeback must come out with a bang, and through Sa Ngalan ng Ina, she was able to introduce herself to the younger crowd. She has nothing else left to prove as her performance in the show just made us recall that she is, indeed, the one and only. This family drama is the type of project that rakes up Emmys, and certainly, one of the better shows this year.

7. AMAYA (GMA 7)

Cast: Marian Rivera, Aljur Abrenica, Gina Alajar, Gardo Versoza | Mondays-Fridays, 7:45 – 8:30 PM

Since she’s the biggest star in their network, Marian Rivera deserves nothing but the best project that her network can give. After remakes one after the other, GMA gives her a historical epic that was well researched and well produced. As proven by the great costumes, fantastic art direction, and a good ensemble, Amaya is a gem in GMA’s primetime schedule.

6. JUNIOR MASTER CHEF PINOY EDITION (ABS CBN 2)

Host: Judy Ann Santos | Saturdays, 6:45 PM / Sundays, 7:15 PM

This year, the Master Chef mania has invaded the Philippines, and it is no surprise that everyone’s favorite is the Junior Master Chef spin-off. After all, who wouldn’t be amazed with little kids cooking better than most of us? Frustrated cooks perhaps. And while many people are skeptic if we can follow the big mark left by the original version, Judy Ann Santos and the kids continue to impress us week in and week out in the most delicious program of the year.

5. MAALAALA MO KAYA (ABS CBN 2)

Host: Charo Santos-Concio | Saturdays, 8-9:30 PM

After some appetizing kiddie chefs, the perfect way to sustain the momentum is by providing a weekly drama that features some of the most affectionate, amazing, heart wrenching, incredible stories one can ever know. This year, Maalaala Mo Kaya celebrates its 20th year (that’s two decades of episodes there), and with episodes such as Tsinelas (the AJ Perez episode), Kape (the Kim Chiu-Edgar Allan Guzman), and Tungkod (the Angel Aquino-Brillante Mendoza helmed episode shot in Palawan).  From the looks of it, MMK still tops itself every single year.

4. 100 DAYS TO HEAVEN (ABS CBN 2)

Cast: Connie Reyes, Xyriel Manabat, Jodi Sta. Maria | May 9 -November 18 2011

The only drama that made you cry per episode; it made us think about second chances and how fragile a human is. Sure, it may sometime be predictable and too cliched, but that does not mean it won’t make you feel affected. Led by the triumvirate acting prowess of Reyes, Manabat, and Sta. Maria, this drama knows which buttons to push and make us cry with every scene, situation, and delivery.

3. GANDANG GABI VICE (ABSCBN 2)

Host: Vice Ganda | Sundays, 9:45 PM

Vice Ganda provided entertainment now seven days a week with Gandang Gabi Vice. This time, he does it solo and no holds barred when it comes to guest episodes. This is the closest (though still somewhat censored) one can get to those comedy concert bar performers. With episodes like those of Ethel Booba, Judy Ann Santos, and Noli de Castro, GGV is the perfect relaxing Sunday night experience.

2. EAT BULAGA

Host: Vic Sotto, Joey de Leon, Tito Sotto | Mondays – Saturdays, 12 noon – 2:30 PM

Undeniably the best noontime show the Philippines will ever have, Eat Bulaga does not rely on the fact that they have 32 years under their name already. What’s incredible is that the segments are still fun (Pinoy Henyo will never get old), the hosts’ chemistry never fizzles, and it truly entertains you from start to finish. The Sugod Bahay/Juan for All, All for Juan segment alone is worth the watch already. Also, they launched a documentary (Kuwentong Dabarkads) and a coffee table book this year. Once again, 2011 is definitely a milestone for Eat Bulaga!

1. MINSAN LANG KITA IIBIGIN (ABSCBN 2)

Cast: Coco Martin, Lorna Tolentino, John Estrada, Amy Austria | March 7 – August 19, 2011

And my top choice for the local TV show of the year, Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin has a very controversial story line that can and might offend those who they portrayed, yet they still tried to be as versatile while keeping it interesting as well. It featured a great ensemble with three generations of acting royalties providing some of the most memorable acting moments of the past year. No wonder, this show won Drama Series plums, together with Coco Martin and Lorna Tolentino’s portrayals, and will go down as one of ABSCBN’s best telenovelas.

So, what are your choices for the local shows of the year?

Posted December 19, 2011 by Nicol Latayan in Lists, TV

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