WHEN “Parenthood” started telecasting, we quickly decided to watch it as regularly as we could, because its “syndrome” stories about the cross-generational interrelationships between the members of an extended family are a welcome alternative to the hokey, hee-how, hoo-hah stuff on the tube.
AFTER Mel Gibson’s shocking fall from grace two years ago, it’s Charlie Sheen’s turn to go from hero to heel this season, with his addiction, temper and self-control issues, which have prompted the suspension of his hit TV series, “Two and a Half Men.”
THERE’S a lot about beauty queen Venus Raj to like—her dusky complexion, her fighting spirit (she successfully held on to her crown despite attempts to “un-crown” her), her “colorful” personality, her confidence that she can do practically anything she decides to, etc.
WHAT IS IT about Filipinos that makes us such patsies for stories about mermaids? Is it because the first “Dyesebel” movie, starring Edna Luna and directed by the Gerry de Leon, was such a big hit and seminal influence on our film-nurtured psyches?
NOW THAT teleseryes have become the shows to beat on local TV, producers and directors have been coming up with different star combinations to give their productions the edge in terms of “screen chemistry,” one of the most effective ways to add to their programs’ viewer appeal.