Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bootlegging

With The Friday Club on its season break, I have decided to check out other “series” before production for our next season begins. And by that I mean, DVD marathons. DVD is a way of life nowadays. All, if not most, of the people I know are hooked into DVD viewing. Ever since bootleg copies of our favorite movies and series became available in the streets, people are piling up to the nearest “bilihan” for whatever is the latest. I can attest to that as I am one of those who have “suki” when buying them bootleg stuff.

Quiapo, being the DVD Mecca of Manila, is the place to be if you want to score the latest and cheapest copies of your favorite shows or movies. Lists containing the shows’ name and the number of episodes for that particular season are handed out to those who are going to Quiapo. I, growing up in Manila and my school being a stone’s throw away from the center of the DVD trade, am very used to going there and purchasing several copies. One thing I was never good at, though, was haggling. So, it defeats the purpose of going to Quiapo just to buy these good stuff.

I am guilty of sleepless nights due to marathons. Recently, I just finished “Supernatural” and was very satisfied with the show. Can’t wait for September as fresh seasons for my favorite shows will be available. In the meantime, while my shows are on a break, I’ll just acquaint myself to some less popular shows that I haven’t checked out yet.

On my list are: “House,” “Dexter,” “Ghost Whisperer,” “Entourage” and “What About Brian?” (currently watching)

Oh, and did I mention that classic shows are also available on bootleg copies? “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Melrose Place,” even “Savannah” are being distributed by “pirates.” When I have the luxury of time, I shall check them all out. BUT, of course, I am not encouraging piracy. It’s illegal and we should all be aware. There, I did my part of being a good citizen. Now, bring out the cream cheese, salsa, unflavored tortilla chips, and my six-pack Super Dry-s and I’m all set. This is the life! (--,)

4 comments:

keem said...

I looove House! Kudos to the writers of this show. Can't get enough of House's sarcasm.

timeenutlatte said...

I watched several episodes. Musta naman nauna ko panoorin yun Season 4. Hehehe. Yun lan kasi yun nagwwork sa office. Anyway, I'll finish What About Brian? first and then Dexter. 24 episodes each lan kasi sila. (--,)

Kadz said...

Grr.. I was supposed to get my dvd player. I'm missing a lot already. I miss those sleepless nights from dvd marathons. hehe.

timeenutlatte said...

Claim it! Claim it! You are missing a lot! So much series to finish; so little time!