A comment from chickadora’s blog, a certain azul said
I donâ€™t watch Pinoy teleseryes but I happened to catch the first 3 episodes of Captain Barbell. And itâ€™s forgivable that the basic premise is similar to that of Superman I guess because Captain Barbell is our own version of Superman. HOWEVER, being someone who has seen the original Superman movie and followed the first season of Smallville, what I saw was not merely a homage to Superman, but a rip-off. Come on. Open your eyes. Adopted parents driving a red pick-up truck through the desert when a meteor capsule carrying a baby from another time. THey didnâ€™t even TRY to look original by at least changing the kind of car Tengâ€™s adopted parents were riding in. And discovering his super strength when he lifts the Loloâ€™s tractor. Whoa! De Ja Vu? And these are just physical rip-offs. I can write a whole essay on the unoriginal story. Saying to just turn a blind eye on its flaws is being in denial and a hindrance to improving the series. We must look within its flaws and change it. it may be rating high now, but when people realize that theyâ€™re watching a second-rate version of Smallville, Captain Barbell may not be as strong anymore in a month or so. I wonder if Warner Brothers can sue GMA for infringement?