“Ang Probinsyano” starring Coco Martin, is the only Filipino show this American expat watches. “Showtime” is the only other Filipino show we ever view. My asawa watches “Showtime” before her afternoon nap. It starts at noon and ends three or four hours later, depending on when Vice Ganda stops talking. I nap during the show.
“Philippines: My Top Ten Favorite TV Shows.” I retired to the Philippines with my lovely Filipina wife almost eight years now. During that time I’ve logged in countless hours of “boob tube” time scouring the vast TV wasteland. Researchers at Oregon State University did a study years ago which revealed what any red-blooded, beer-bellied American guy already knows: men are more likely to dominate use of the remote control, more likely to annoy their partners with its use, and more likely to “channel surf” – skipping from channel to channel in the endless pursuit of perfect television. I plead “nolo contender“ to all of the above.
Lolo, grandpa, my father-in-law is saving snacks for Fernando Poe, Jr. There’s only one problem with that. Fernando, the Philippines’ greatest action hero, is dead. FPJ passed away on December 14, 2004. But that doesn’t dissuade poor Lolo, afflicted with Alzheimer’s, from saving all his munchies for Da King. My wife’s elderly father, 80, has been stashing snacks into the Comfort Room, CR, so Fernando can enjoy a tasty tidbit after taking a pee.
(Filipino Action King Fernando Poe Jr. Photo Source: ph.omg.yahoo.com)