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Never Not Love You is not your typical love story. It had imperfect characters who loved deeply and fully and who may not have made choices that made a lot of sense. But it was a movie that made audiences evaluate their own relationships. It was a movie that showed a lot of heart. A lot can be learned from Gio and Joanne and in creating characters that build a strong connection with the audience, the filmmakers were able to develop a strong core for the movie that it managed to build on with all the other elements of the film.
All in all, it was a literal celebration of music. No gimmickry just artistry. It was a revolution indeed. rEVOLution is JaDine’s love letter to their fans. It’s an evolution of their music and their artistry. And it is a message that haters will never understand. And that’s okay.
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I get the point of this arc. That Basti is not a saint and Iris is not perfect. No matter how much Basti loves Iris, he will be prone to temptation especially if he is baited with the things he longs for. Meanwhile, as the pressure drives a bigger divide between the two, exhaustion and stress could compel Iris to do or say things that she normally wouldn’t. Its realistic, true. Annoying, for sure, because this is a side of the couple that has not yet been explored. And I totally get that the characters need to be challenged this way.
I have faith that the writers are planning something big for the last two weeks but I’ll be honest. It will indeed be a struggle to watch more of this painful bad acting from Madison. I’m doing my best to give Team TIMY the space they need to do their job. Its a sacrifice I will willingly make for the show I love. Kapit hanggang dulo, mga bes.
No matter how irked I am about the idea of a third party to get between Iris and Basti, I must admit that it does happen in real life that men fall for women who have the qualities that their partners do not have. In all fairness to Basti, he was more amazed and starstruck with the motorbike than he was with Madison and for now, I think that’s a good thing. But Madison is not going stop at a motorbike to gain Basti’s attention. She has a goal set in mind and she has the means to make things happen. She is now appealing to Basti’s sense of adventure but pretty soon, she will be building up to the idea of herself as an alternative partner for Basti because Iris is “not putting family first.” She is basically seducing Basti with the idea of “what if?”
I do not presume to know what the writers have up their sleeve for the finale nor do I presume to know better than the writers but if this drivel lasts for another week, there may be no more viewers tuned in to watch it, no matter how much we love JaDine. Don’t do this to James and Nadine. Don’t do this to the show. Don’t do this to us. Give us the ending we deserve para naman umabot tayo sa “Tayo Hanggang Dulo.”
One bright spot in the episode however, is the cameo of Mama Lulu, who was one of the first shippers of Cleah. I hope she pops in again just to remind Basti not to fall into the trap set out by Madison, no matter how tempting or how obvious it may be. My heart is already breaking for Iris for all the pain that the malicious mistress wannabe will definitely throw her way. I hope after an initial bawl-a-thon, Iris ends her with an “Akin Lang Ang Asawa Ko” level line. I hope.
IsTi hanggang dulo. Kapit lang mga bes.