Primetime TV (on our new Samsung LCD 32") has been limited to the missus. No thanks to ABS-CBN's lineup of teledramas (Lobo, PBB, PDA, etc.), I often resort to downloading torrents of shows I'd like to watch on our laptop. I was able to watch all seasons of the "Entourage" and "How I met your mother" ---not bad I might add. It's off-season since then so at night I often doze off easily.
But last Sunday night I was still full from our Candon, Ilocos Sur dinner of pakbet (with bagnet!) and Candon longganisa. I stayed up until I was able to see the full episode of KIDNAP, an ABS-CBN special recalling the interview-turned-KFR experience of Ces Drilon and company.
The two hour special was great, with the background music making the story-telling more chilling. I felt for Ces and her team the unfortunate ordeal that they went through. But, as Ces pointed out, it was her thirst for getting that "big scoop" that lured them to act against her superiors orders. It was her irresponsibility and probably her selfishness to get the story that lured them into being kidnapped. Remember that TV-reporter who acted similarly in DieHard-1? Well Ces definitely got more than a punch in the face after this one.
But what somehow intrigued me in this TV-special was that how come no details of the final negotiation was accounted for? On one scene, they were going to call Sen. Loren to help in the release and the next thing you know after the commercial break was that Ces and Jimmy were walking out of a private jet and later on holding a mini-presscon. Hmmm, obviously I wasn't following the details when this all transpired in the newspapers and TV. Was there really a ransom paid? I know that Mayor(?) is being questioned for getting the 30M(?) loot but who really gave the money? It couldn't be ABS-CBN, right? Hmmm...
Well Ces got a 3month suspension. But as you've seen her in the Manila-Pen incident, to this kidnapping fiasco, she might still be in the thick of things in the future. I just hope that Ces and her other media counterparts will act more responsively in the future and not put their lives at stake on behalf of their families.
Ah I almost forgot. My sis is recommending me to watch "Pushing Daisies," another hit TV series in the US. I'd better find that CD she gave me containing season 1 and bring it to the office tomorrow. (grin)