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Very good, but it's not easy to watch
kojisuzuki from United Kingdom
1 April 2008
From the creator of the critically praised and audience-adored
Bakekang, Carlo J. Caparas, comes Joaquin Bordado. The premise of the
series is simple: a happy family man with a secret job gets betrayed by
the people he works for, he is resurrected by an old man who
transferred the man's power to Joaquin; now he must find his wife and
child after they are taken away, and must carry the duty to destroy
The series marks the third TV series of "Action Superstar" Robin
Padilla, his second with GMA Network after last year's flawed Asian
Treasures, and in my opinion: it is the best so far. Unlike other
Philippine dramas, the story follows Joaquin Bordado in his adventures
- similar to Heroes when all the characters are "all-over" the place
but heading towards the same goal.
Mac Alejandre directs this series with first-time prime-time director
Argel Joseph, and I must say: Alejandre has truly got "groove" back
after working with Joyce Bernal in the big-hit MariMar; he's able to
show his "groove" through the excellent Sine Novela: Kung Mahawi Man
Ang Ulap last year.
Iza Calzado proves that she is one of the best actresses in the
Philippines with her stunning portrayal of the protagonist's wife.
Eddie Garcia, plays the main antagonist, marks a
Sylar-cross-with-Magneto character - Mr. Garcia's acting skills is not
to be doubted, he is a legend after all.
The series is beautifully written by Suzette Doctolero from the Caparas
medium - the series appeared to have a very "comic-book" feeling to it,
especially compared to more well-known "comic-book"-turned-series like
the awful Lastikman and the below-mediocre-Captain Barbell. Doctolero
has added colourful characters such as Dianne and Jason, played by Iwa
Moto and Mark Herras - the two suffered criticisms from their previous
works, but with their character beautifully written, they were able to
performed at their best.
Although the series is beautifully written, some episodes are very
uneasy to watch.
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