Thursday, October 28

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Why I Don’t Watch Filipino Teleseryes

Why I Don’t Watch Filipino Teleseryes

Culture, The Culturist
by JOHN PATRICK A. MAGNO RANARA THE COVID-19 pandemic is still showing no signs of waning. With the new Delta variant, where the virus is more transmissible, it’s as if we had gone back from scratch. Like the early days of the pandemic, many of us are again filled with fear of stepping out of our homes. Fortunately, we have the technology to keep us company. Western shows and Korean dramas have become more popular than ever as streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube Premium, and iFlix have become a go-to entertainment for many of us. Teleseryes, as you all may know, are a staple element in Pinoy entertainment, characterized as melodramatic shows that portray social realities experienced by Filipinos. They have existed since the 1960s and continue to dominate the world of o