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Teamwork Arashi

Remember Korekatsu Arashi? It’s been half a year since it aired, and the one thing i remember the most about it is hands down the epic Teamwork Match. I liked this game in particular and that special in general that i wished it wouldn’t be a one-time show.

At that time, Junior-san mentioned the possibility of the proposed games being brought over to VS Arashi, so when they actually did so around a month later, i was beyond thrilled. The more when it was my favorite game that made the cut, either because it received the most positive responses or because it’s the most workable game to be incorporated into the regular program. Now, every Arashi member has gotten a chance being inside the box… that i suppose it’s okay to blog about this segment again. Continue reading “Teamwork Arashi”

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This is MJ — challenged!

In case you aren’t an Arashian and never watch an episode of Arashi ni Shiyagare since the program’s revamp mid last year, This is MJ is Jun’s corner on the weekly ‘Saturday night live’ show wherein in pursuit of kakkoii-ness, he’s doing whatever tasks or missions given to him in the coolest manner possible, regardless of the difficulty and absurdity level. Continue reading “This is MJ — challenged!”

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Atarashii Arashi, hajimatta

Another overdue post. Been meaning to write on the new 嵐にしやがれ (Arashi ni Shiyagare) for weeks now but have been sidetracked by other shows and things. I initially wanted to give each member corner 3 tries/chances before weighing on them; by now i’ve lost count on how many missions they’ve done. We don’t get all five in one go — we got four in the first week and only two per episode in subsequent weeks.

But after watching the latest installment (for the nth time now), i guess it’s time to finally sit down and get it over with done. Continue reading “Atarashii Arashi, hajimatta”

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Opinions on The Apprentice Asia’s finale

The Apprentice Asia’s finale was one of the programs I managed to watch from my hotel room when I was in Spore recently. I wasn’t aware of its broadcast – sorry, don’t subscribe to cable tv at home – and happened to come across it as I was flipping through the channels. Watched part 1 as it’s aired and caught part 2 online. Notice the disclaimer?

Fortunately, half of part 1 of the finale was spent recapping the whole series from beginning till semifinal. It serves as a heads-up for me to get a gist of the program, the candidates and highlights included, although not so much on the final 2’s profiles or strength and weaknesses in particular. Continue reading “Opinions on The Apprentice Asia’s finale”

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TVI: Grand Final

Who won?! Who won!? Team Giring did.

Did you watch the last live show of The Voice Indonesia Season 1 on Sunday night? Did you enjoy the show? Who mesmerized you the most? If you’re here to know who won, well, you’ve got the answer above (hint: highlight the blank space). If you’re willing to read more on my thoughts of the finale, read ahead 🙂 Continue reading “TVI: Grand Final”

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TVI: Semifinal

Next week is the final, no kidding. Before they finally get to face other team’s representatives at the grand finale, they need to be the last man standing of their own group first. It was either or. Either you or your team member; either you make it or you don’t. The panel, especially Armand, repeatedly said they wouldn’t shower Top 8 with praises anymore, but would they really tell it as it is – drop a critic or two? Continue reading “TVI: Semifinal”

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TVI: Live Show week 4

I thought once TVI shrinks to Top 12, three per team, it’ll be every contestant for him/herself. But no, this week we still bid 4 contestants farewell – or ‘see-you-later’? Also, Vina Panduwinata who sat in for Sherina last night was sagely chipping in inputs viewed from a different angle/perspective. The comments from the four coaches have been pretty much the same (one unanimous remark paraphrased into four) and full of flattery that Mama Ina’s presence injected in much-needed refreshment at this stage of the show/competition. Continue reading “TVI: Live Show week 4”

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TVI: Live Show week 3

Yes, all Top 16 contestants performed live last night and this episode ran for 4 hours. I was pretty tired for the past few days and am still in the middle of typing up my report on Popcorn DVD yet I still set aside time to catch it live on TV like I’ve been doing since TVI’s premiere. The above mentioned excuses might factor into why my eyes and ears found this week’s Live Show draggy. It’s only half hour lengthier than last week’s airtime, yet I was yawning halfway through and had difficulty keeping my interest and focus in check. Continue reading “TVI: Live Show week 3”