I guess the majority of Pinoy Rickey readers and I are in agreement that Panday… sucks. I mean I don’t even want to give them a wait and see attitude because, c’mon, ABS-CBN is supposedly composed of professionals. There’s no trial and error. It’s either you get it or you don’t.
In this episode, Jericho finally gets the sword from the bell, but again, it was all utter nonsense. The show gives us no reason why Jericho is able to grab the sword. Kung may balat siya sa puwet tatanggapin ko pa. But they way it transpired, nothing. What was it? Impending danger? Dahil guwapo siya? Dahil hinugot niya in a certain angle? There are so many possibilities that would tingle the viewers’ imagination! These stupid lapses in storytelling, again from paid professionals, is the reason why ABS-CBN is enjoying their meteoric fall of grace in the ratings. I guess I’m still a sucker for cute, since I have not seen Pinoy TV in quite a while and I’m still enjoying my Jericho Rosales fix. But the Filipino viewers know better. Quality in this case is trumping any form of brand loyalty. The ratings of Panday are not better than Encantadia or Sugo or Jewel in the Palace.
I guess I’m lucky that Panday is not competing with the time slots of Encantadia and Sugo here in the U.S. East Coast so I get to watch everything. If you’re in the Philippines and have chosen to not watch Panday, you’re not missing anything. If you are watching: magpakalas kayo. We need strong super powers to weather this disaster. Right now, I’m dreading the return of Philip Salvador to the screen. I’m actually praying na hindi siya magpapakita kay Jericho to “train”. But it looks like that might happen. Omigad.