*I get a little crazy, shallow and loud when I rant. I don't rant often and I only do so when I feel bored or annoyed (doi!).
Can PBB or should I say "Kuya" be more shallow and evil???
I mean, I just watched PBB and the Mariel-thingy said that Brenda had special powers. Ok, at first I thought the "powers" meant that she was abnormal or something, but lo and behold, she's psychic! And a pretty good psychic at that. I mean, she managed to make "hula" the birthdays and thingies of her fellow housemates. Good for her. But being a sly snake that Kuya is, they showed a video clip of Kuya giving Brenda a "secret mission" to pretend to be psychic! And the prize? She's exempted from the next nominations. Like, hello? she shouldn't have accepted it, but still, she did! How spineless can you get? and how would you expect people trust her in the real world given that stunt she pulled? But it was good that she managed to change and she saw the error in her ways. I'm ok with Brenda and all but still..Damn that invisible, omnipotent Kuya!
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It was nice to see that the show followed the pattern of the "happy ending" - "villain got just desserts" - "everyone is happy". No, scratch "pattern" and replace it with cliche! I mean, the ending was just so "obvious" that it doesn't seem to make an impression. But whoa! Mimi had amputation done and ahe looked pitiful in that wheelchair..being tormented. Hey, someone in this world had to pity her.
These kinds of teleseryes follow that one-sided, monotonous effect, where the bida always has the loveteam, there is a kontrabida/bido that's in love with either one of the bidas and then, the villain goes to jail (or dies), and the bidas get married. I think their downfall lies in their complex storyline. I mean, hello? look at Tristan now and you'll wonder how the hell he got there. In addition to that, these teleseryes have so much characters that just fade in the limelight, without any development whatsoever. It's either they die, or they don't get the attention they deserve. What makes some American soap operas nice is because they don't showcase major actions everyday, and these important events are well developed in the story. Plus they don't show the soap everyday, and I guess that pulls the viewers in! If these people were smart or maybe creative enough, they would know those sorts of things!
I would've ranted about American Idol, but it's getting late. I'll revise any typo tomorrow.