/ 29 March 2021

For many students, the academic year’s end may be fast approaching. But given the ongoing pandemic, and the recent developments regarding rising numbers of cases and heightened lockdown or quarantine measures, the youth may find themselves stuck at home once again for the larger part of the summer. But this week, I’ll share some sources of entertainment that can keep you happy and smiling throughout the next few months.

Locally, there is a fascinating new Filipino take on the Tokusatsu genre, as Carpioman has recently released its pilot episode in the Chris Cantada Force YouTube channel. Be sure to check it out! Based on the official description: From directors Miko Livelo and Mihk Vergara, Carpioman tells the tale of a struggling single father cursed with superpowers. Over the course of the series, he’ll face trials and tribulations to become the hero his daughter knows him to be: Gigantic Archipelago Defender Carpioman!

I, for one, cannot wait for the next episodes. This is high-quality Filipino production and creativity at its very best.

But aside from watching a new show, for those who want to keep up their momentum from the school year, and continue reading, you can try out the recent Star Wars: The High Republic novel entitled “Light of the Jedi” by Charles Soule. The novel tackles a time long before the First Order, before the Empire, before the Clone Wars, where the Jedi lit the way for the galaxy in the High Republic. It is a golden age where worlds flourish, enforced by the wisdom and strength of the Jedi. But a threat hides in the darkness, with an ominous secret that could strike fear even into a Jedi’s heart.

I hope these couple of recommendations help in finding some sort of entertainment during summer, despite the pandemic