Gimik is a Philippine youth-oriented television series produced and broadcast by ABS-CBN. The show ran from June 15, 1996 to February 13, 1999 every Saturday for 90 minutes and was shown international through TFC.

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Gimik Cast
GenreTeen drama
Written by
  • John D. Lazatin
  • Keiko Aquino Galvez
  • Marcia de Jesus
Directed byLaurenti Dyogi
Opening theme"Gimik" by Jao Mapa
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes138
Executive producer(s)
  • Ethel Espiritu
  • Judith Bauer
Running time90 minutes
Production company(s)ABS-CBN Entertainment
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJune 15, 1996 (1996-06-15) –
February 13, 1999 (1999-02-13)
Related showsGimik 2010


Gimik circles throughout the lives of 12 juveniles. It tackles the fun, experiences and the problems that the youth encounter. Pre-marital sex, unwanted pregnancy, insecurities of a middle child, sibling rivalry, broken families, parent-child conflict, jealousy, animosity, sexual preference, aids awareness, love relationships and student life.


Dianne (Judy Ann Santos), is an only child of a very modern couple, a young socialite. Ricky (Rico Yan), a son of rich doctors, the boy-next-door and is the object of Dianne's fancy. He was a medical student but changed his course to Business Administration afterwards. Gina (G. Toengi), is the older sister of Carlo (Patrick Garcia) the bestfriend of Toffee (Kristopher Peralta). Gina is a Textiling Major. Their parents are in the States and they live with their grandmother. Joey (Marvin Agustin), tactless and as such is suffering from the Middle Child Syndrome. He is a Computer Science Major. Jigs (Diego Castro), an asthmatic teener with an over-protective mother. Gary (Diether Ocampo), dropped out from school because he enjoys working, he is a product of a broken family. Melanie (Mylene Dizon), a working student in a video shop. She moved from the province to study Nursing through a scholarship. She is a boarder in Kakai's (Kaye Abad) house. She and Andi (Andrea Blaesi) are inseparable and are in the age of experimenting. Ese (Jolina Magdangal), a fine arts student, bubbly and the colorful one and Brian (Bojo Molina), a medical student whose mother has animosity to Melanie as his girlfriend. Dianne and Gina are best friends as well as Ricky and Gary whose love stories are intertwined. Ese and Joey's love hate relationship, Melanie and Brian's thorny relationship add spices in the entire series.


The teen-oriented show consisted mostly Talent Center artists (now ABS-CBN's Star Magic). It became the launching pad for the careers of the most successful young stars of their generation in mid 1990s including Judy Ann Santos, Rico Yan, Jolina Magdangal, Diether Ocampo, Marvin Agustin, Patrick Garcia, Mylene Dizon, Kaye Abad and G Toengi. The series was originally created as part of ABS-CBN Corporation's 50th anniversary.[1][2]

Additional castEdit

Several Talent Center artists joined the show when the original cast members (Judy Ann Santos, Rico Yan, Diether Ocampo, Jolina Magdangal, Patrick Garcia and Marvin Agustin)[3] became successful in their separate careers, making it hard for them to appear regularly, nevertheless LJ Moreno, Kristine Hermosa and Dominic Ochoa were added. In 1997, Judy Ann Santos left the show to focus on Esperanza, Andrea Blaesi's character vanished in 1996 and Diego Castro later left the show and moved to rival show TGIS, nonetheless Rica Peralejo (from rival show T.G.I.S.), Jodi Sta. Maria, Baron Geisler, Paula Peralejo, Carlos Agassi, Laura James, John Lloyd Cruz and Cheska Garcia joined the show.

Cast and charactersEdit

Main castEdit

Extended castEdit

GIMIK: The ReunionEdit

Gimik: The Reunion
Directed byLaurenti M. Dyogi
Produced byCharo Santos-Concio
Written by
  • Marcia de Jesus
  • Keiko Aquino
Music byNonong Buencamino
CinematographyJoe Tutanes
Edited byJoyce Bernal
Release date
  • April 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)
Running time
115 minutes

Motion picture release Gimik: The Reunion[4] was later made, retaining all the main characters. Ricky, Ese, Joey, Gina, Gary, Melanie and Bryan look forward to love, marriage and career. Judy Ann Santos made a special appearance as her character Dianne in the latter part of the film.[5] Kristine Hermosa and Dominic Ochoa, a regular cast since 1997, made cameo appearances in the movie with different roles.


Main castEdit

Special participationEdit



The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack to the film was released on March 30, 1999, two months before the release of the film. With its carrier single "Mahal Mo Ba Ako" by Jolina Magdangal, the soundtrack earned a Gold Record Certification from the Philippine Association of the Record Industry on May 7, 1999.[6]

Adapted from the GIMIK: The Reunion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack liner notes.[7]

1."Mahal Mo Ba Ako" (Recorded by Jolina Magdangal)Jimmy Antiporda3:32
2."Allryte Sa Gimik" (Recorded by Jolina Magdangal with Boomroom)Boomroom / Boomroom - Annabelle Regalado4:00
3."Don't Know What To Do" (Recorded by 92 A.D.)Odette Quesada2:49
4."Love Sweet Love" (Recorded by Jeffrey Hidalgo and Arnee Hidalgo)Jeffrey Hidalgo and Arnee Hidalgo5:28
5."Kahit Anong Mangyari" (Recorded by Jeremiah and Richard Marten)Vehnee Saturno4:42
6."Let This Love Grow" (Recorded by Roselle Nava and Richard Marten)Vehnee Saturno and Enrico Santos4:49
7."Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin" (Recorded by Noah)Larry Hermoso4:34
8."First Time" (Recorded by Girltalk)Larry Hermoso4:28
9."What Good Is That Without You" (Recorded by Christine Tenza)Toti Fuentes / Jose Gabriel M. La Vina4:20
10."Kahit Anong Mangyari" (Recorded by All Star GIMIK Cast)Vehnee Saturno 
11."G-MIK (Bonus cut)" (Recorded by John Pratts, Carlo Aquino, Stephano Mori)Jimmy Antiporda - Cymbee Antiporda2:07

Gimik 2010Edit

In the same network's 2010 Trade Launch, the station announced that the show will return on television as part of Your Song with the title of Gimik 2010.


  1. ^ ""Gimik" (1996)". Internet Movie Database.
  2. ^ "Which TV BARKADA did u watch: TGIS or GIMIK?! WHY!?". Philippine Entertainment Portal.
  3. ^ Friends Forever 5 Memorable Barkada Retrieved 02/02/15
  4. ^ Gimik The Reunion "Star Cinema" Retrieved 02/02/15
  5. ^ Gimik Reunion 10 Years Later "SPOT" Dated 07/21/09 Retrieved 02/02/15
  6. ^
  7. ^ GIMIK: The Reunion Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Liner Notes). Various artist. Star Music. 1999.CS1 maint: others (link)

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