T.G.I.S. is a Philippine television drama series broadcast by GMA Network. Directed by Mark A. Reyes and later Dominic Zapata, it stars Bobby Andrews, Angelu de Leon, Onemig Bondoc, Michael Flores, Raven Villanueva, Red Sternberg, Dingdong Dantes, Antoinette Taus, Sunshine Dizon and Anne Curtis. It premiered on August 12, 1995, on the network's Saturday line up. The series concluded on November 27, 1999, with a total of 233 episodes.

T.G.I.S.
T.G.I.S. title card.jpg
Title card
GenreDrama
Developed byKit Villanueva-Langit[1]
Directed by
Starring
Opening theme
Country of originPhilippines
Original languageTagalog
No. of episodes233
Production
Executive producerVeronique del Rosario-Corpuz
ProducerLeny C. Parto
Production locationsManila, Philippines
Cinematography
  • Monino Duque
  • Jay Linao
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time30–45 minutes
Production companyViva Television
Release
Original networkGMA Network
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseAugust 12, 1995 (1995-08-12) –
November 27, 1999 (1999-11-27)
Chronology
Related

The series is streaming online on YouTube.[2] A film, T.G.I.S.: The Movie was released on January 4, 1997, by Viva Films and GMA Films.

Cast and charactersEdit

Cast
Dingdong Dantes
Anne Curtis
  • Angelu de Leon as Ma. Patrice "Peachy" Real[3]
  • Bobby Andrews as Joaquin "Wacks" Torres III
  • Michael Flores as Miguel "Mickey" Ledesma
  • Red Sternberg as Francisco Martin "Kiko" Arboleda De Dios
  • Raven Villanueva as Cristina "Cris" De Guzman
  • Maybelyn dela Cruz as Maruja
  • Lester Llansang as Casper
  • Bernadette Perez as Beatrice "Bea" Santillan[4]
  • Idelle Martinez as Samantha Real
  • Kim Delos Santos as Tere Gonzaga
  • Chico Ventosa as Gabby Torres
  • Onemig Bondoc as Jose Mari "JM" Rodriguez
  • Rica Peralejo as Michelle "Mitch" Ferrer
  • Ciara Sotto as Regina "Rain" Abrera
  • Dingdong Dantes as Iñaki Torres
  • Antoinette Taus as Bianca de Jesus
  • Chantal Umali as Happy
  • Kenneth Cajucom as Marciano "Marci" Macatangay
  • Chubi del Rosario as Reyster
  • Anne Curtis as Emily "Em"[5]
  • Polo Ravales as Inocencio "Ice" Martinez
  • Sunshine Dizon as Carla "Calai" Escalante
  • Dino Guevarra as David
  • Ardie Aquino as Benjo
  • Jam Melendez as Jag
  • Jason Aguilar as Bullet
  • Mark Stefens as Zyron
  • Aiza Marquez as Billie
  • Vanna Garcia
  • Maui Taylor
  • Jake Roxas as Noel Sta. Maria

ProductionEdit

T.G.I.S. was first directed by Mark A. Reyes with story by Kit Villanueva-Langit.[1] The title of the show was conceptualized by Reyes to mean "Thank God It's Sabado," which was derived from commercials of Jollibee ("I Love You Sabado") and San Miguel Super Dry (Sabado Nights), and the expression "Thank God It's Friday," replacing the Friday with Sabado (the Tagalog word for Saturday).[6]

SoundtrackEdit

The opening theme of the show was originally "Dyslexic Heart" by Paul Westerberg that was taken from the Singles film but it was later changed to "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.[7]

AccoladesEdit

Accolades received by T.G.I.S.
Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref.
1997 Catholic Mass Media Awards Best Teen-Oriented Show T.G.I.S. Won
Japan TV Festival Crossword Puzzle OBB Bronze
New York TV Festival Best Drama Show Finalist
11th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best Youth-Oriented Show Won
1998 12th PMPC Star Awards for Television Best TV Special Winner "TGI-Xmas" Won
Best Youth-Oriented Show T.G.I.S. Won

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Arcadio, Ryan (August 13, 2020). "LOOK: 'T.G.I.S.' stars reunite online to mark show's 25th anniversary". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved December 28, 2020.
  2. ^ "T.G.I.S. Full Episodes Super Stream - YouTube". Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  3. ^ Afinidad-Bernardo, Deni Rose M. (February 27, 2020). "Top 5 revelations from 'T.G.I.S.' reunion on 'Bawal Judgmental'". Retrieved May 18, 2020.
  4. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (August 22, 2018). "WHERE ARE THEY NOW: TGIS Batch 1 stars". PEP.ph. Retrieved December 28, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  5. ^ Anarcon, James Patrick (October 23, 2020). "Anne Curtis reminisces first appearance in GMA-7 show with Chubi del Rosario". Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  6. ^ GRANA, RHIA (August 15, 2020). "TGIS at 25: Good times, heartaches, a fist fight and other never-before-heard revelations". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved December 28, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Labrador, Chinggay (April 12, 2018). "Throwback: Growing up in the '90s, 'TGIS' and all". GMA News Online. Retrieved December 28, 2020.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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