Tuesday, July 26, 2011

T.G.I.S vs. GIMIK (my favorites)

I was in highschool when TGIS aired at GMA 7, and I really enjoyed the show. Angelu-Bobby team up was really great. Less than a year, when GIMIK aired at ABS-CBN2,  I also transferred because Judy Ann, was part of the main cast of the youth-oriented show. I really don't missed the Saturday show. 

TGIS (Thank God It’s Sabado) was a youth oriented drama series aired on GMA Network from August 12, 1995 to November 27, 1999. During its run, it aired regularly on Saturday. It was produced by GMA Network, and VIVA Television. The title is derived from the popular expression "TGIF."

The show revolves around a clique of friends living in a fictional village presumably located somewhere in Quezon City. They deal with the various episodes that usually come with adolescent life. All characters in the series are part of the same continuity.

First Batch (August 1995 - May 1997)

  • Bobby Andrews as Joaquin "Wacks" Torres III
  • Angelu de Leon as Ma. Patrice "Peachy" Real
  • Raven Villanueva as Cristina "Cris" De Guzman
  • Red Sternberg as Francisco Martin "Kiko" Arboleda De Dios
  • Michael Flores as Miguel "Micky" Ledesma
  • Onemig Bondoc as Jose Mari "JM" Rodriguez
  • Rica Peralejo as Michelle "Mitch" Ferrer (joined 2nd. season)
  • Ciara Sotto as Regina "Rain" Abrera
  • Jake Roxas as Noel Sta. Maria
  • Nald Roxas as Nald Andrews

Second Batch (June 1997 - November 1999)

  • Dingdong Dantes as Iñaki Torres
  • Antoinette Taus as Bianca de Jesus
  • Sunshine Dizon as Calai or Carla
  • Polo Ravales as Inocencio "Ice" Martinez
  • Anne Curtis as Emily or Em
  • Kim Delos Santos as Tere Gonzaga
  • Dino Guevarra as David
  • Chubi del Rosario as Reyster
  • "Missy" Mia Moore as Vivian Locsin
  • Maybelyn dela Cruz as Maruja
  • Chantal Umali as Happy
  • Ardie Aquino as Benjo
  • Jam Melendez as Jag
  • Lester Llansang as Casper
  • Kenneth Cajucom as Marci
  • Idelle Martinez as Samantha Real
  • Maui Taylor as Bridget
  • Aiza Marquez as Billie
  • Ciara Sotto as Rain

Gimik was a Filipino teen drama series aired and produced by ABS-CBN. The series aired from June 15, 1996 until February 13, 1999.

The series was originally created as part of ABS-CBN's 40th Anniversary. The series, which was patterned Beverly Hills, 90210, first aired June 15, 1996. Gimik originally aired on 4 pm, Saturdays. The show last aired on February 13, 1999 in ABS-CBN.

Several Star Magic actors made guest appearances in the show. In 1999, the show was revamped and the characters of Rica Peralejo, Baron Geisler, Kristine Hermosa, Paula Peralejo, Dominic Ochoa, Carlos Agassi, Laura James, John Lloyd Cruz and Cheska Garciawhere added. Rica Peralejo also joined Gimik. Diego Castro later left the show.

Main Cast

  • Rica Peralejo as Jersey Salveron
  • Bojo Molina as Brian Lorenzo
  • Dominic Ochoa as Eric Abesamis
  • Diego Castro as Jigs Mercado
  • Kaye Abad as Cassandra "Kakai" Marquez
  • Paula Peralejo as Pauline Salveron
  • LJ Moreno as Cathy Dominguez
  • John Lloyd Cruz as Junie de Dios
  • Kristine Hermosa as Tintin Fernandez
  • Kristopher Peralta as Teofilo "Toffee" Sanchez
  • Andrea Blaesi as Andy Cuyugan
  • Cheska Garcia as Corrine Apostol
  • William Thio as Dave Apostol
  • Donnie Fernandez as Chad
  • Baron Geisler as Choy Ledesma
  • Carlos Agassi as Marco Trinidad
  • Laura James as Cindy Trinidad

I love to reminisce my old time watching my favorite shows. I just admire the simple love story and family, friendship story. I always get "kilig" with those scene even if "mababaw". That is me "mababaw na tao".  Missed this kind of show.


  1. wow, you really made an effort for this! salute to you!!!

  2. wow na-aalala ko ito... kapanahunan ko ito hehehe

  3. i love chubi!!!...,.sana ipalabas ulit,,,,, 2.,

  4. Same here . I love those youth oriented show.

  5. i love TGIS esp the season 2..i miss the antoinette-dingdong loveteam :)

  6. Gimik...patterned after TGIS!

  7. sana muling mbuhay sii rico yan