The battle between noontime shows It’s Showtime and Eat Bulaga has intensified further with the arrival of Aldub, the phenomenal loveteam of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub (played by Maine Mendoza).
It was July 16, when the chemistry between Alden and Yaya Dub was discovered by “accident” and the following week, Eat Bulaga launched its first Kalyeserye. AlDub is now approaching its third monthsary.
Meanwhile, It’s Showtime just celebrated its 6th anniversary with a show at the Araneta Coliseum dubbed ANIM-versary.
Last September 26, Eat Bulaga declared this day as “National Pabebe Wave” Day while Showtime dubbed this day as “Showtime Kapamilya Day” as they gathered ABS-CBN loveteams and Kapamilya stars at the Big Dome.
This showdown between the two TV programs became the topic of the first PEP Forum video that was uploaded on PEP.ph’s official Facebook account.
As of October 4, the 7-minute video has already reached over 197,000 views and it has received 969 comments.
PEP Forum: The PEP Editorial Team discusses the September 26 battle between Eat Bulaga and It's Showtime.Read related article here: http://bit.ly/PEPEBvsShowtimetweetsPosted by pep.ph on Monday, September 28, 2015
PEPsters also discussed the topic and gave their own suggestions on improvements that can be made on It’s Showtime and even Eat Bulaga.
Here are some of their opinions (published as is):
"Eat Bulaga is too big to fight head-on right now. Showtime should step back, regroup and reformat. Needs new approach on noontime. New idea or concept. Vice Ganda may talented but he is too proud to accept defeat. He should change tactics, instead of humiliating people in public, showing off how good he is. I think it's time for a new face."
"What they need is a good concept not addtl people" ---natumbok mo po!:)))
"Magagaling ang host ng showtime especially vice, nde na kailangan gumawa ng desperate move.. kulang sa creativity ang writers . Wag na nila isipin kung pana mabeat ang Aldub kase sa ngaun mahihirapan cla. isip sila ng something na papatok sa mga viewers."
"Good point! Right timing, good concept! Showtime listen up! Mga talented kayo dyan.. God bless"
Others reacted to the presence of Pastillas Girl on It's Showtime:
"Taaaama...reinforce your strengths...hindi yung sinasayang ang air time sa pastillas. umiyak na nga sa tv yung nanay mo hindi mo pa itigil yan"
There were also those who pointed out that this rise in popularity can be attributed to teamwork and not just the appearance of Aldub:
"Nakalimutan ng its showtime di lang naman #ALDUB ang nagpapakilig #JOWAPAO ang nagbibigay saya din kumpletos rekados ika nga saya kilig tawanan at aral sa buhay.reformat ang best suggestion sa its showtime.buong oras nila focus kay pastillas hanapan ng boyfriend o lalakeng "magmamahal" kuno sa kanya.imbes na sabihan sya na magaral o magfocus sa work nya at baka dun e dumating ang tamang guy sa kanya sa tamang panahon.ang mga gustong sumali dun sa portion nila e gusto lang din sumikat pero not necessarily na gusto o mahal nila si pastillas girl.kawawa lang din ung babae.pero choice naman nya yun kaya wala din tayo magagawa gusto lang din nya sumikat kaso sa maling paraan.#justsaying."
Here are other suggestions from PEPsters:
"Hindi lahat ng panahon ay kayo lang ang dapat tumaas ang rating at pinanonod ng tao. It's a business, may lalabas at lalabas na produkto na mas maganda sa inyo. Ang Isipin nyo ay kung pano pa mapapaganda ang produkto, hindi ang manggaya na very obvious naman. Bakit ba very alarming na isang show lang naman nagpataob sa inyo, eh ang dami rin naman kayong magagandang palabas.. Dont be greedy, give chance sa other channel na magkaroon din ng mataas na rating......"
"Kapamilya should listen to your suggestions. Showtime has beaten EB on the ratings game before but EB just keeps its cool keeps on making ways to entertain people. Why dont they do the same? Just go back to the drawing board and be an inspiration. Not the other way around."
Other levelheaded PEPsters asked for understanding and open-mindedness in the midst of this competition:
"Hinde naman natin kelangang magtalo talo makipagkompetensiya. Kung saan masaya at kung saan ka na eentertain doon tayo. Ako personally yung mga artist na inde ko gusto hindi ko finafollow as well sa tv show. Wala naman kasing mangyayari kung mambabash lang ako, hindi ko ikakaunlad un at lalong hinde ko ikakayaman un .. Wala sa pinagaralan natin sa skul or sa simbahan ang manlait at mangutya ng kapwa natin. Nagiging mababa lang ang pagkatao natin. Nakakadismaya lang kasi kayo na panay ang pang babash pero sila chillax lang. At the end of the day tao pa rin tau parepareho iba iba lang estado sa buhay. #peacebewithus"
PEPsters, what suggestions can you give to It’s Showtime and Eat Bulaga?
Share your thoughts in the comments section below.