Must See Filipino Dramas (FDrama)
I have to be really honest here. It is really hard to recommend a Filipino drama to international audience.
It is unique in that it is even more surreal than Korean’s makjang, a form or drama where absurd circumstances occurs.
As a case in point, there is currently a drama called Ika-6 na Utos (Sixth Commandment) which is both wowing and frustrating viewers. The drama has gone on and on showing mind-blowing scenarios after another that has gone beyond a joke.
I notice that unlike Korean, Japanese, Taiwanese, Thai, Chinese, etc, Filipino dramas tend to go on forever when it is deemed popular. They extend the series and tries to wring every emotion that can be wrung until there’s none left. Viewers then would get bored of the same story line but with a different dialogues, it is only then that shows bring about its end.
Of course there are gems to be had and here is my list but not in any order.
Not too sure:
- My Korean Jagiya, I quite like this at first but it gone way too tedious. The cute potential love affair from a contract marriage between Gia and Jun Ho has gone on long enough and yet there is no resolution in the offing. They are prolonging the story line until ennui sets in and no one bloody cares. How can a stupid sock-wearing probinsiya plays hard to get for such a long time from a supposed to be KDrama superstar?!!! Tell me? No don’t, I don’t really care anymore. 🙂