Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Vampire Diaries Returns With the Damon-Elena-Stefan-Katherine Foursome

The Vampire Diaries is back and the season premiere was well worth that long break between seasons! What better way to celebrate its return than with a short but sweet favorite scenes post? Am I right or am I right?

The season premiere is best captured by Damon's predicament of always being the second choice to Stefan and this comes to fore as the premiere wrapped up. This whole relationship quadrangle will be an interesting situation for Elena, Stefan, Damon and Katherine, as the season progresses among other dynamics set up by the return of BAMF, Katherine.

Damon: I have a question. Answer it and expect the fireworks and the rockets around blare. Answer it right and I'll forget the last 145 years I've spent missing you. I'll forget it, how much I loved you. I'll forget everything and we can start over. This can be our defining moment. So we have time, this beauty of eternity. I just need the truth. Just once.

Katherine: Stop. I already know your question and its answer. The truth is, I've never loved you. It was always Stefan.
Read on, and view more screencaps from The Vampire Diaries Season 2 Premiere after the jump!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Ramon Bautista and Simon the SIM Collector

Ramon Bautista does funny so well. This time he plays Simon the SIM Collector. You have got to watch their webisodes. It equals the ones he's done with McDonald's and MTV Philippines.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Are you excited for Star Cinema's Sa'yo Lamang?

 The 17th anniversary offering of ABS-CBN's film production arm, Star Cinema is Sa'yo Lamang, a family drama directed by Laurice Guillen. It stars a multitude of Kapamilya's biggest stars such as, Lorna Tolentino, Christopher de Leon, Enchong Dee, Bea Alonzo, Diether Ocampo, Zanjoe Marudo, and Coco Martin.

The movie dwells on the return of the character of Christopher de Leon after 10 years away from his family and the repercussions of his return on the family. It is obviously charged with very strong emotions, where each of the daughters and sons of Christopher and Lorna have their own reaction to their father's return. One expresses resentment, another anger, get the point.

Read more to watch the trailer and share your opinion about it.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Match Airing! Another Reason to Send Our Love to Solar's ETC

If you're from countries outside the United States, the legal avenue of viewing your fave TV shows is to wait for your local channels to pick them up, and air them locally, which more often than not, results to a delay of one whole season or a couple of episodes. The other route for avid viewers is to rely on Megavideo or by downloading them via torrents. Often the reason is that people already watched the previous season, so they want to be as updated as the people in the U.S. The challenge then is to air episodes as close as possible to when the show goes live in the U.S, so these channels don't lose viewership.

A couple of years ago, Studio 23 brought us Fresh U.S. Episodes (FUSE), where the delay was only a week or an episode. The consensus was that it was an amazing step towards lessening the wait, but ultimately it was still delayed. And then last year, Solar Entertainment revolutionized S23's F.U.S.E. by way of airing Glee via satellite. In other words, the delay was mere hours! In fact for the downloaders, this would become the easier route, since it freed up storage space, wait time for the download for slow connections, and predictable viewing times!

This year, Solar Entertainment pushes the boundaries again via the shows airing on ETC. Apart from Glee, they've added E! News, the Daily Ten, TMZ, and The Vampire Diaries to this same day airing scheme. Aptly called, "Match Airing," I'm pretty sure this is a welcome relief for avid TV viewers and a definite step forward towards a "smaller TV world."

Good job ETC and Solar Entertainment! You definitely love your viewers!

EDIT 8/24: I forgot they're also airing Gossip Girl on the same day! :)
EDIT 8/26: And of course, I forgot to add America's Next Top Model, How I Met Your Mother, and Hellcats. (That last one surprised me a bit, since it's new and the buzz driving it is Ashley Tisdale cheerleading. The trailer did look good though!)