8 Classic Pinoy TV Shows
We’d Love Rebooted
By Tynne De Leon
We spend so much time glued to our television screens that popular shows on the major networks have become a huge part of our daily jargon. These shows have already come and gone, but the feelings they’ve instilled on continue, even shows from years ago give us a certain pluck of happy nostalgia.
It’s come to the point that talking about them is not enough. We want them back! Here are shows we’d love to see on our small screens again.
Aired on GMA7 (1999-2004)
Cast includes: Angel Locsin, Richard Gutierrez, Iya Villania, Drew Arellano, Maybelyn dela Cruz, Alessandra de Rossi
There have been lots of youth-oriented shows, but none of them beats the classic ones. Click, which preceded by the equally successful T.G.I.S., is one of the most iconic youth series before that became a huge career stepping stone for some of the popular stars today. With its diverse cast to the entertaining plot, it truly deserves a major look back.
7. Mula sa Puso
Aired on ABS-CBN (1997-1999)
Starring: Claudine Barretto, Rico Yan, Princess Punzalan, Diether Ocampo
Before JaDine and KathNiel, there was Rico-Claudine. Their strong chemistry was well-loved by television viewers that it’s one of the reasons why Mula sa Puso became a classic from the late 90s. It’s such a fan favorite that it reached 544 episodes, and owned up to 56.5% of TV households. It was remade in 2011, but nothing really beats the original. And we know it has re-aired for several times, but we can’t help but crave for more of the now departed Rico Yan (who we miss so dearly).
6. Tayong Dalawa
Aired on ABS-CBN (January-September 2009)
Starring: Gerald Anderson, Jake Cuenca, Kim Chiu
Mainly remembered for its positive citation of the country’s Armed Forces, Tayong Dalawa was such a phenomenal hit, earning recognitions from several major award-giving bodies. It was popular to the general audience and was received positively by critics. What could be more enticing than seeing Gerald and Jake in military uniforms? It was broadcast in 4 other countries, and it was also Coco Martin’s breakthrough television soap.
5. It Might Be You
Aired on ABS-CBN (2003-2004)
Starring: John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo
While it has a typical teleserye plot, this romantic series captured the hopeless romantic in us with the phenomenal tandem of John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo. We cried, we laughed and we fell in love with Lawrence and Cielo’s twisted story, and a rerun will definitely bring a lot of nostalgia for die-hard John Lloyd-Bea tele viewers. Aside from other notable stars in the series such as Maja Salvador, John Prats and Tirso Cruz III, it started the careers of some big names today, including Kathryn Bernardo and Pia Wurtzbach.
4. Maging Sino Ka Man
Aired on ABS-CBN (Book 1, 2005-2006; Book 2, 2007-2008)
Starring: Anne Curtis, Sam Milby, John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo
Sam Milby’s iconic line, “I never said that I love you” has definitely shattered many viewers’ hearts as much as he broke Celine’s (Anne Curtis’ character). The show has become such a phenomenal hit that it had a sequel a year after, with Toni Gonzaga, Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay joining the main cast. It’s got us to a rollercoaster ride of emotions, and we definitely miss the ups and downs.
Aired on GMA (March-September 2006)
Starring: Angel Locsin, Dennis Trillo, Katrina Halili
Undoubtedly one of GMA’s most successful fantasy shows, Majika has been a childhood fave of most millennials tuning in their Telebabad lineup. For half a year, we joined Sabina (Angel Locsin) in the magical and twisted world of Saladin and we’ll do anything to take it back.
2. Sana Maulit Muli
Aired on ABS-CBN (January-April 2007)
Starring: Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson
Ah, KimErald’s golden days. Who misses their cheesy call signs, “Bokbok” and “Poknat”? This story of star-crossed lovers trying to defy destiny has also been recognized internationally, as it was aired in Taiwan a year after its Philippine premiere. Sana ulitin nila muli.
1. Tabing Ilog
Aired on ABS-CBN (1999-2003)
Starring: Kaye Abad, John Lloyd Cruz, Paula Peralejo, Patrick Garcia, Jodi Sta. Maria, Desiree del Valle and Paolo Contis
Dubbed as the Pinoy version of Dawson’s Creek, Tabing Ilog is an icon of Pinoy pop culture and an all-time favorite of the Y Generation. A lot of notable pairs emerged from this show, and was considered as John Lloyd Cruz’ moment when he skyrocketed to fame. This teen-oriented drama chronicles the lives of a close-knit gang of friends and how they deal with teenage life. It aired every Sunday for four years, and has since resonated with others as the barkada peg to emulate. While we loved their reunion last year, we’d like to plead for an original cast reunion, even if just for an MMK episode. *nostalgically plays Tabing Ilog soundtrack*
Which TV shows have you missed dearly? Sound off below!