I got this post from our PFF Forum Page, just a part of this site. Honestly, i'm not checking the messages there quite some time ago, but just this evening i got this "not-really good thing" about PFF.
Before i will let you read it, i will just acknowledge that i will be posting my opinion about this one on the bottom part of this post. Hehe Just incase you will not continue reading this up to the end. And don't forget to leave your comments too, okay?
So, here it is.
From Dawn A. Garcia, dudeez_19@***...
Pinoy Fear Factor. Finally, our own version of the popular reality game show in the U.S, Fear Factor. Having one as our own is really a pride. But is it?
Reality game shows are a form of entertainment in a way that people find it amusing to watch fellow human beings deal with challenges, most especially their fears.
Although it is a part of the marketing strategy of ABS-CBN in the beginning when the network only advertise the bodies of the participants and not really the game show, it is a pity that the way the Filipino version of the program is launched seems to show that just in order to attract the attention of our countrymen, one has to show off bodies. The human body is beautiful and it is obvious that the reason why only the bodies are shown through the advertisements is so the viewers will wonder who the players are. But still, it is also obvious that the network is advertising the bodies and not the program itself for the video should have been more on the bodies being in a glass coffin with rats and there is a scream in the background.
Next is the staff. I don't know if this has something to do with the Philippines being a developing country which is why when we adopt popular programs from the U.S., we end up having equipments or labor of less quality, which is the same case with the helicopters given by the U.S to our military. But yeah, the staff do not just prove themselves clumsy not just once but more than once. So far, being a viewer of the original Fear Factor, I can't help but to compare the two programs. And I'm sorry but Pinoy Fear Factor does not prove itself worth watching. Some reasons are already disclosed and more is to come as I go on.
What about the rules? Rules are supposed to be understood by the participants. Plus, these shall be consistent throughout the entire game. All participants are supposed to be notified as early as possible if there has been changes. One case is with Janna (the white girl whom you will take as whether uneducated or just plain naughty). Pinoy Fear Factor already told the ladies that they shall wear a two-piece bathing suit. No problem with that since both the girls from the surviving six players seem to be comfortable wearing bikinis. Another thing, the program also told the guys to wear board shorts. Take note, not trunks. Then this girl "suggests" that the guys wear "trunks" only because it is unfair for girls. Physically, the game is truly unfair for women most of the time. But in that stunt, such unfair situation does not exist. Janna knew of RJ's brief having no garter and obviously, she can use it to her own advantage because the guys will be distracted trying to hide their bulges. I don't think it is just a mere strategy, it seems like Pinoy Fear Factor is favoring Janna in such a way that with regards to rules, it is unfair for the guys since they have not been informed that they should wear tight trunks for the game.
Still regarding the rules, the mechanics of the game on elimination is absurd. Why? First everyone shall have the equal chance of getting eliminated. There shall be no "saving" of the person performing the best in the first elimination round. Everyone shall undergo all the stunts before the program verifies that one is eligible for official elimination which can be determined in the final stunt. In the case of Savannah, Pinoy Fear Factor appears to favor her over LJ (who by the way is one of the best participants) because of the fact that obviously, LJ has the right to redo the stunt because of the carelessness of the stuff but ABS-CBN being part of the media which loves to exaggerate things has to make the girls decide whether LJ can have her second chance or not. Obviously, they will decide against her favor and so with a disheartened soul because of the selfishness of her girlfriends, LJ might have been not in the proper condition psychologically and physically to do the stunt. Another thing, players shall not be the one to choose who plays first for obvious reasons.
Finally, Filipinos are known for our values. We have the famous Maria Clara being the role model for our women and other values like hospitality and being humans who love to smile. This shall be seen in our programs especially if this can be viewed abroad. But wow, watch Pinoy Fear Factor. You'll see people from both genders being an adult but acting like kids as the participants except for Manuel who is very professional in the way he acts. Sore losers exist and they cause a lot of drama which by the way the network loves to show to the public. Sportsmanship of Filipinos is questioned simply because there is toleration of such annoying comments and acts of the participants. Trash talking is normal but everything which goes overboard is something which needs to be dealt with. Crab mentality of Filipinos are also shown. It is really PINOY Fear Factor. I really appreciate it that the game shows to the whole world how much the program is...
I really appreciate it that the game shows to the whole world how much the program is truly Pinoy (I'm being sarcastic, by the way.) Come to think of it, why should we lie to the whole world if we are really like that. Media is supposed to be disclosing facts to everyone and that is exactly what ABS-CBN is doing.
Another thing, this show is really manipulated. Same with the rest of the game shows in the network. For example, Ryan Agoncillo asks previous players how they deal with the game. From this interview, those who haven't played will obviously gain insights which is what happened with Jommy (the guy who feels like he's so hot when he's so not) and the car stunt. In the original Fear Factor, I don't think I remember the host asking those who are done regarding their strategies. Less talk, more work. That is what I remember in the original Fear Factor. And this just happens to be the exact opposite in the Filipino version's case. In relation to this, if you will sympathize with the poor people. Don't involve them in reality game shows, just donate to them. You're making it hard for them when in the end you are going to favor them. I don't like the idea that those who deserve to win loses. I like the U.S. because it chooses the winner of the competition based on skills and not on physical looks, popularity, well-being, or whatever of the players. It is the talent they appreciate and not the person. By the way, the scripts are confusing and make no sense. It is really better for Ryan Agoncillo to consider asking his scriptwriter what do some statements mean. It's not the Spanish lines which are vague but the Filipino ones. For example, "Swerte ba talaga si SuperManuel o dahil sa ito ay Pinoy Fear Factor, malas siya?" The original line is something like this during the buffet stunt. It should have been "Swerte ba talaga si Super Manuel dahil magaling siya o dahil sa ito ay Pinoy Fear Factor, mahihirapan siya?"
Honestly, I am a fan of SuperManuel for obvious reasons. He is professional. He is unlike the rest who act like they have not reached any level of education. He is strong and determined. And most probably, you know the rest. But I will not doubt if he loses the game because of the following reasons I have mentioned earlier. In the Philippines if you are really good or have the potential to do well, you will not grow here. It is either people will pull you down or they will not give you the chance to go to the top. This is not always the case but most of the time, it is. I am posting this not only for SuperManuel but for the future participants who might be like him. I don't want another person who deserves to be a winner to end up as victim of manipulated game shows. This network is really influential to the public, please don't abuse your power.
Yeah! In some aspects she's right, but just one thing that can't help me blurt this insights on my mind. Wait! I'll use our native language to make it more adorable. Hehe At ibo-bold ko pa ha! ^^, Toink!
Kaya nga PINOY FEAR FACTOR ang show dahil version natin ito! Saan ka ba nakakita nang PINOY FEAR FACTOR na USA version??? ha??? Meron bang ganon? Wala diba? So kaya PINOY FEAR FACTOR ito dahil version natin ito. It's just like a song or a singer. Kung gagawa ka nang version ng isang kanta, kakantahin mo ba ito tulad ng pagkaka-kanta ng original??? Answer: Of course! Why not! [sagot ni Angelica Jones. :D] Syempre hindi diba? And stop comparing PINOY FEAR FACTOR sa FEAR FACTOR dahil iba talaga yun! Sa pangalan pa nga iba na diba!
Well, this thought is not just intended for Dawn Garcia, but to all that insisting na Mabuti pa yung Original Version. Duhh! Well, this is no need for ellaboration.
So, anu comment mo? Cast na! ^^,
Anomalities in Pinoy Fear Factor???