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Gimik Cast
Genre Teen drama
Written by
  • John D. Lazatin
  • Keiko Aquino Galvez
  • Marcia de Jesus
Directed by Laurenti Dyogi
Opening theme Gimik
by Jao Mapa
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s)
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 129
Executive producer(s)
  • Ethel Espiritu
  • Judith Bauer
Running time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Original network
First shown in ABS-CBN
Original release June 15, 1996 (1996-06-15) – February 6, 1999 (1999-02-06)
Related shows Gimik 2010

Gimik was a Filipino youth-oriented television series aired and produced by ABS-CBN. The show ran from June 15, 1996 until February 6, 1999 every Saturday for 1 hour and 30 minutes and was shown international through TFC.


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 90's. (Young Superstar Judy Ann Santos. Matinee Idol Rico Yan. Teen Idol Jolina Magdangal. Actors Diether Ocampo and Marvin Agustin. Golden Boy Patrick Garcia and Character actresses Mylene Dizon, Kaye Abad and G Toengi). The series was originally created as part of ABS-CBN Corporation's 50th anniversary. [1][2]

Additional cast[edit]

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 focused 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 characters[edit]

Main Cast[edit]

Extended Cast[edit]

Show location[edit]

  • Manila, Metro Manila, Luzon, Philippines
  • Tagaytay City, Cavite, Luzon, Philippines
  • Batangas, Luzon, Philippines
  • Baguio City, Luzon, Philippines
  • Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippines

Film Adaptation[edit]

Gimik: The Reunion
Directed by Laurenti Dyogi
Produced by Charo Santos-Concio
Cinematography Joe Tutanes
Edited by Joyce E. Bernal
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date
  • April 28, 1999 (1999-04-28)
Running time
1 hour and 50 minutes
Country Philippines
Language English/Tagalog

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.


  • Kahit Anong Mangyari

(Barkada Theme Song) Lyrics and Music by Vehnee Saturno Performed by Gimik The Reunion Cast

  • Let This Love Grow

Performed by Roselle Nava and Richard Marten

  • Mahal Mo Ba Ako?

Performed by Jolina Magdangal

  • Bakit Ikaw Pa Rin

Performed by Icari

  • What Good Is That Without You

Performed by Ninette Christine Tenza

  • Lagi Kang Wala

Performed by Bad Cats

  • Allryte sa Gimik

Performed by Jolina Magdangal and Boomroom

  • Burn

Performed by Kulay

  • Don't Know What To Do

Performed by 92 A.D.

  • Love Sweet Love

Performed by Jeffrey Hidalgo and Arnee Hidalgo

Gimik 2010[edit]

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


  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

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