G-mik

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G-mik
Created by ABS-CBN
Directed by Laurenti Dyogi
Starring Camille Prats
John Prats
Angelica Panganiban
Carlo Aquino
Stefano Mori
Miko Samson
Heart Evangelista
Danilo Barrios
Janus del Prado
Bernard Cardona
Angelene Aguilar
Abigail Cruz
Country of origin Philippines
Release
Original channel ABS-CBN
Original release February 20, 1999 (1999-02-20) – November 9, 2002 (2002-11-09)

G-mik is a Filipino youth-oriented television show produced by ABS-CBN, and was aired on February 20, 1999. The show was inspired by its preceding program Gimik, both of which were directed by Laurenti Dyogi. Starred by some of ABS-CBN Talent Center's (now Star Magic) finest young artists, G-mik is one of the most successful youth-oriented program aired in the Philippine television. The original cast includes Camille Prats, Angelica Panganiban, John Prats, Carlo Aquino, Stefano Mori, and Miko Samson. After the show's first book, new artists were introduced namely, Heart Evangelista, Danilo Barrios, Janus del Prado, Bernard Cardona, Angelene Aguilar, and Abigail Cruz. Later on, the show G-mik was ended on November 9, 2002 and was replaced by Berks.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

  • Book 1

It all started with the four friends Yuan (John Prats), Borj (Stefano Mori), Roni (Camille Prats), and Jelai (Angelica Panganiban) who live in one neighborhood together. Until they were joined by these two boys, Jun-Jun (Carlo Aquino) and Tonsy (Miko Samson) who just moved in the same village as the other four. They began to be friends and hang-out together. They went through a lot of problems together, from Borj and Tonsy fighting because they both like Roni, to Jelai and Jun-Jun began to be best of friends as days pass. Their parents also got along with each other and trust their kids to hang-out and look for each other. Surely, they are one barkada we will never forget.

  • Books 2-4

Borj is jealous to Roni's first crush and childhood friend Basti who happens to become his frenemy to win Roni's heart. Yuan happens to meet Missy in billiard and fall in love with her, Yuan's "miracle Tonsy" was accused of courting Missy on Yuan's back. So Yuan and Tonsy didn't talk for a while but later on Yuan finally realized that nothing is going on between the two. Yuan was always jealous of Tonsy going to Missy's house. Jun-Jun met Epoy who helped him get his first job. Jun-Jun asked Epoy that if he needed any help, he's willing to help out. Epoy asked him if he can hook him up with Jelai, which made Jun-Jun jumped because at that time Jelai and him were together. They kept it secret to Epoy until he found out and backed away. Bea Aguilar, new girl on campus when she came in, Tonsy fall for her immediately when she asked him where is the locker. Then Borj came in the picture and what Bea and Borj didn't know is that they were both the kids who lit the candle in the church when they were young. Now that Bea got in a serious accident, Borj is more in her heart.

Original Cast (Book 1)[edit]

  • Camille Prats as Ronalisa "Roni" Salcedo - Younger sister of Yuan, she have a crush on her brother's best friend Borj, but when Basti came to her house to visit Roni's father and realizes she still has feelings for him since when their young.
  • Angelica Panganiban as Angelica "Jelai" Rivera - She treats Roni as her sister since she's an only child and have a crush on her best friend, Jun-Jun.
  • John Prats as Juanito "Yuan" Salcedo - He's the overprotective brother of Roni and even have a fight on her sister when he found out that Borj and Tonsy likes Roni and try to separate them from her sister. He likes Missy since he first saw him in billiard place. Now they are the sweetest couple in the group.
  • Carlo Aquino as Justine "Jun-Jun" dela Cruz - Best friend of Tonsy and Jelai who is also his crush. He tries to make the group out of trouble especially Yuan and Borj.
  • Stefano Mori as Benjamin "Borj" Jimenez - At first, he and Tonsy were rivals for Roni's heart but when Tonsy gave up, Basti came to the picture who happens to be Roni's first crush and childhood friend. He then meet Bea, the new girl in campus he and Tonsy again became rivals to Bea's heart they both didn't know is that they were both the kids who lit the candle in the church when they were young. Now that Bea got in a serious accident, Borj is more in her heart.
  • Miko Samson as Antonio "Tonsy" Rodriguez - Jun-Jun's best friend. He and Borj were rivals, but he knew that Roni did like Borj more than him and so he just stopped on courting Roni. He gave her a notebook that has poems and he said that that's his proof that he doesn't have any feelings for her anymore.Yuan, Borj and also his best friend start to became his enemy when he help Jelai to run away from home, but soon they rekindled their friendship.And like his friend Jun-Jun he help Borj and Yuan especially when they're in trouble and again when the minute he saw Bea it was love at first sight then Borj came in the picture.

Additional Cast (Books 2-4)[edit]

  • Heart Evangelista as Missy Sandejas - was seen by Yuan in a billiard place when he, Jun-Jun, Kuya Paks, and Yuan's cousin went to have fun. So Yuan did like Missy from the start. Now they are the sweetest couple in the group.
  • Danilo Barrios as Sebastian "Basti" Barrios - came in the group just to ask if Roni's parents if they can cater for his prom because his the head of it. His parents couldn't do the job because they were busy. From then on he became a semi-regular in G-mik. Also as one of Roni's suitor besides Borj.
  • Janus Del Prado as Leopoldo "Epoy" Prado - He liked Jelai and asked Jun-Jun to help him get close to her, but he found out that Jelai and Jun-Jun were together he became part of the group.
  • Angelene Aguilar as Bea Aguilar - plays the new girl on campus when she came in. Tonsy immediately fall for her when she ask where the lockers were. Right now they have a pretty good relationship with each other.
  • Abigail Cruz as Jane Martinez - is as sporty, adventurous, and even boyish as Borj.

Extended Cast[edit]

 Salcedo Family
     * William Martinez as Charlie Salcedo 
     * Yayo Aguila as Marite Salcedo 
     * Don Laurel as Jerry 
 Rivera Family
     * John Arcilla as Cesar Rivera 
     * Bernard Cardona as Seth
     * Angela Velez as Marla 
     * Lovely Rivero as (Jelai's biological mother)
     * Malou de Guzman as Yaya Medel & Carding Castro (Yaya Medel's brother) 
 Jimenez Family
     * Noel Trinidad as Lolo Miyong 
     * Marita Zobel as Lola Seling
 Rodriguez Family
     * Robert Seña as (Tonsy's father)
     * Teresa Loyzaga as (Tonsy's mother)
     * Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as (Tonsy's grandmother) 
 Dela Cruz Family
     * Joji Isla as Roger dela Cruz
     * Ces Quesada as Elsie dela Cruz 
     * Miguel de la Rosa as Paquito "Paks" dela Cruz 
     * Monina Bagatsing as Cherry dela Cruz 
 Barrios Family 
     * Noel Colet as Ric
 Sandejas Family
     * CJ Tolentino as Andrew 

Special Participation[edit]

  • Anne Curtis as Apple (Tonsy's semi-serious girlfriend)
  • Melissa Avelino as Mia (Tonsy's semi-serious girlfriend)
  • Bella Flores as Lola Rosa (became close to Yuan and she sees her deceased son from him)
  • Empress Schuck as young orphan
  • Joanna Isidro as Myla Andres (G-mik barkada's schoolmate)
  • Mo Twister as (Jelai's crush)
  • Sarah Christophers as Carolina "Carol" Dionisio (Crossover episode with Ang Munting Paraiso)
  • Beverly Salviejo
  • Princess Schuck as (Borj's admirer)
  • Allyzon Lualhati as Nelia (Roni and Jelai's classmate and has feelings for Yuan)
  • Michael Roy Jornales as Bryan (Basti's friend and Jelai's suitor)
  • Ching Arellano as high school teacher (G-mik barkada's close teacher)
  • Sherilyn Reyes as high school teacher (G-mik barkada's close teacher)
  • Laura James as Trisha (Borj's first girlfriend)
  • Ramon Zamora as Mr. Lim (Bryan's father)
  • Ray Ventura as Mang Delfin (school bus driver)
  • Ian Galliguez as high school principal
  • Jon Santos as Uncle B.
  • Giselle Sanchez as Anne
  • Rodney Shattara as (Basti's friend)

Rerun[edit]

From March 16, 2014 to present, G-mik has a back-to-back rerun episodes on Jeepney TV (every Sunday afternoon from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.).[3][4]

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