Friday, April 23, 2010

The New Kid in Riverdale

I grew up in a town where playing in the street, climbing the trees, and pressing neighbor's doorbells is a pastime.

Technology was out of our reach. Not until my 6th Grade.

Reading was then my hobby.

And Archie, Jughead, Veronica, and Betty were my playmates.

Fast-forward to the present time.

I left all my Archie comics at home in Davao. I matured to reading novels from all genres.

But now, it seems to be all coming back to me. Now that there's a new kid in Riverdale.

World, meet Kevin Keller.

The newest addition to the gang - hot, hot, hot.

But what seems to be so special about him?

He's the very first openly gay character in the series.

His first appearance is titled "Isn't it Bromantic?" where Veronica (who doesn't have any idea that Kevin is gay) is insanely falling in love with Kevin. The catch, however, is that Kevin tells Jughead that he's gay but the latter prevents the former to tell Veronica about his true identity.


Watch out for him on September 01, 2010 in your local comics stands.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Reality Bites

I found myself on the couch last long weekend watching the latest episodes of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains and The Amazing Race.

Stressful. And I meant that in the most positive way.

Every scene really is something to look forward to. And the challenges are but superb.

And then I thought, TV has gone where now?

From the emergence of series in the boob tube, TV has gone a very long way. Reality shows has now become the trend.

From Survivor to The Amazing Race to Big Brother. Even Paris Hilton's search for her new BFF is now on your TV screens.

It's great success can be very well rooted to the success of singing competitions in the tube. One, best example maybe is American Idol where viewers all over the world continue to watch.

But wait, let me just say that reality TV has become very popular that it's now nauseating.

Maybe not Survivor and The Amazing Race.

But seriously? Paris Hilton searching for her new BFF? Do you really have to air that?

In the Philippines, I should say that reality TV has become not just a trend, but really famous. You can see Pinoy Big Brother which has now become a talent search.

Kim Chiu? You there?

But I still am a fan though.

Reality bites.

It bites hard.