|Genre||Drama, Fantasy, Romance|
|Directed by||Mac Alejandre|
and Rainier Castillo
|Theme music composer||Tata Betita|
|Country of origin||Philippines|
|Original language(s)||Filipino, Tagalog, English|
|No. of episodes||15|
|Executive producer(s)||Wilma Galvante|
|Location(s)||Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original network||GMA Network|
|Picture format||480i SDTV|
|Original release||April 6– July 13, 2008|
Tasya Fantasya (remake 2016)
Tasya Fantasya is a fantasy-romance Philippine drama produced by GMA Network starring Yasmien Kurdi. Yasmien reprises Kris Aquino's role in the 1994 film of the same name. The series began airing April 6, 2008, replacing Kapuso Sine Specials, and ended on July 13, 2008. A remake version aired on TV5 in 2016.
Tasya Fantasya centers on the enchanting and colorful world of Tasya (Yasmien Kurdi), an ugly but kind-hearted sales assistant in an optical shop, who willfully yearns for her Prince Charming’s affection. But she quickly finds out that her fate is entangled with that of a magical pair of eyeglasses that will lead her to a series of colorful adventures.
Tasya was orphaned at a very young age and adopted by her abusive Aunt Kelay (Vangie Labalan). But Tasya, being the simple and benevolent person that she is, ignores her aunt's awfulness.
She escapes from her unpleasant world in her dreams and fantasies of spending romantic moments with her Prince Charming, Donald (Wendell Ramos), the optical shop’s handsome model; and so her best friend Mateng (Gladys Reyes), who patiently listens to her fantasies, dubs her Tasya Fantasya.
After leaving Aunt Kelay's house with Donald's assistant Raz, she begins her new adventure with the items that she has gathered: a magical book, a tiara, a ring, a pair of eyeglasses and a pair of boxing gloves. She is now uncovering the mysteries of her true identity.
Cast and characters
The cast of the show was:
- Yasmien Kurdi as Tasya / Prinsesa Anastacia
- Wendell Ramos as Donald / Prinsipe Federico
- Rainier Castillo as Raz
- Gladys Reyes as Mateng
- Alicia Mayer as Miss Brigida / Queen Virtuosa
- Mura as Pookalakala
- Vangie Labalan as Aunt Kelay
The show was recognized as a nominee for Best Fantasy Or Horror Program on the 22nd Star Awards for TV
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