Alyssa Park 28 minutes ago
well, i haven’t really watched all of the epis from dec 20th onwards but i did manage to catch the epi for dec 30th, 31st & jan 1st live during broadcast & also saw some trailers. so i kinda have an idea what’s going on. something’s really starting to bug me about the #G2B storylines – it’s starting to feel rushed & busy with so many side arcs & characters whose behaviour erratically vacillates from being goodies to baddies or vice versa, symptomatic of a script that is most likely undergoing a lot of revision & costing its viewers an unwieldy storyline. the timeline also sort of doesn’t make sense anymore to the behaviourable changes going on with the characters. from what i’ve seen, the full timeline for when chichay first became joaquin’s yaya to current is only prolly a little more than 5 months – only one semester has gone by, chichay only worked 2 weeks as joaquin’s yaya then it was almost time for the semester to start so if you think about it, the timeline started about mid-may. lolo isko died on sept 11, 2013 & the storm started soon after so really it’s just a matter of maybe 5 months that this whole story has unfolded.
so, even though i know that, being a pinoy teleserye, there will be the typical emotional rollercoaster, what i’m having a problem wrapping my head around is how characters basic behaviour can completely change back & forth in just a matter of days/weeks/few months. yes it’s possible for a goodie to become a baddie as well as a baddie to become a goodie but for god’s sake, don’t dumb this down for viewers – like i stated many, many posts ago, the pendulum is swinging way too fast, too far in such a short period of time to be really sustainable … to wit,
a. juliana’s extreme mood swings has become way too erratic for someone “normal” – yet viewers have never been shown a window to her psyche – why juliana might be the way she is … her behaviour is too damn mad for a supposedly sane person.
b. papa bear’s all but inexistent guilt feelings about “accidentally shooting” joaquin – we were led to believe that for 10 yrs, he was full of guilt & then when he discovers it was joaquin he resolves to make it up to him but in just a few weeks, he seems to have completely forgotten that. WTF?
c. papa bear’s violence towards jaime – that was very jarring to me & so uncharacteristically papa bear that he kinda lost points from me due to that incident.
d. amanda suddenly becoming a good girl – it’s great to see that amanda has a heart but how do you switch from being a super ***** whose only goal is to get joaquin to suddenly being chichay’s defender in such a very short period of time – too contrived!
e. whatever happened to bechay’s conviction on the importance of education – that with it, no one can step on you so it’s a priority to have, yet they seem to be content for chichay to lanquish in the peryahan ?!? what are they doing for chichay to go back to school – she’s already sacrificed so much for her family starting with giving up her P10K scholarship to redeem the carousel! sheesh! i’m starting to think chito/bechay are oblivious to chichay’s real feelings after all. if they really know their daughter, they SHOULD know how she really feels & not just take her word for it since they should know that chichay will think of her family first before herself – what about chito/bechay – are they doing the same for her?
f. what is up with this new character pedro – i mean, seriously, is he really necessary? aren’t there enough characters & arcs that need closure before new conflicts are added? maybe it’s just me but i find him excruciatingly irritating & completely gratuitous – it’s really annoying that most characters were slowly built up & this one just popped out of thin air – is this supposed to be magic interpreted literally, like a bunny rabbit that just magically materialized?
g. now dominic is about to turn baddie … i mean, from a total goodie to suddenly just turning bad !?! so this is the exchange for amanda’s redemption … sheesh, if this can happen to amanda & dominic, then why not the san juans – since it now seems that in the #G2B world, characters can change colors so fast !!! is this supposed to be part of the “magic” too ?!?
yup, i’m being a smart *** now cos i’m just getting pissed with how the story is progressing !!! it’s starting to have the feel of being “all over the place” – for god’s sake focus on the 2 leads !!!
Alyssa Park28 minutes ago
isn’t two weeks enough bad vibes? i mean, honestly, what is wrong with having several episodes of just straight, raw, honest convos between characters. there’s not very many scenarios like that in this serye yet if they did that, it would be something that a lot of viewers would welcome.
i’m just finding the storylines too fragmented at this point. and the flip-flopping of the characters’ behaviour is happening FASTER THAN USAIN BOLT ON A 100-METRE DASH !!! nakakaloka na & not in the usual funny nakakaloka way !!! it started so well with a well-developed storyline where the timeline & story flow fit perfectly but now i feel like the storylines are a lot more patchy and the timeline rushed. the linear, tightly woven, simple flow and rom com feel of the main story has somehow disappeared. the *****iness is too overstated when it shouldn’t be. there are way too many arcs that are opened but never go anywhere … is it because this serye is being extended? fine, but don’t make the storylines too busy, disjointed & giving too much time on minor characters. if the goal is to show the changes in the characters’ characteristics over time, by all means do so but please do using appropriate timelines. i don’t even mind time skips but just make it a little more believable! this is why serye extensions aren’t good when the storyline changes on the fly without much planning.
sorry for my rant. i really like this serye & to somehow see a well-thought through storyline regress a bit to something fragmented where the story is starting to lose its essence (that is, a light rom com with 2 lead stars!!!) is frustrating & sad. if this is truly a light rom com, why has it started to feel so heavy? the tampipis don’t even sound funny anymore. they’re losing their humour – what the **** is happening ?!? i feel sad that i’m starting to lose interest in following this daily cos of the arcs that don’t look like they’ve been well thought through – like they were just hastily added to the main story … SIGH and i think that the number of comments that have started to dwindle down in this tfc.tv forum is proof that people’s interest level is starting to ramp down. and i truly believe it is cos of this erratic storyline.