It's been a while since the youth-oriented drama series
dominated the Saturday afternoon slot of TV networks.
After the success of T.G.I.S. and Gimik, Saturday afternoon
viewing has been dominated by showbiz talk shows and public affairs
program. Now, armed with its aim to
offer an alternative, TV5 brings back the teen drama for the youth on weekends.
Starting August 16, the younger audience will have an option
to watch a program that they can relate to in Lipgloss. Unlike former teen shows, however, TV5 promises that Lipgloss is not the usual "boy-meets girl"
theme. Instead it will portray the real issues of the youth today.
The show is about the "glossy" teen students of Linden High who
go through a lot of experiences in their relationships, misfortunes, and
heartbreaks. Through an anonymous
blogger, the viewer will be able to look at the secrets of these glamorous young
people. As the story of these privileged kids continues, after a good dose of
guilty pleasures, one realizes that a lot of hypocrisy and misery
is begotten by wealth.
Although the program tackles the lifestyles of the
wealthy (or wannabe wealthy) teens, Mikee Lee, one of the young actors of Lipgloss,
believes that they can still hit the "masa" by offering them something
"I think 'yong show has a great promise despite na may
kasabay 'yong slot, may show that will cater to the lower market," Mikee
He adds, "If you're gonna target an audience, it's also good
to lure them into something that they have not seen, that they are not familiar
with. So, if you let them watch
something about the elite maybe they can get intrigued about it kasi most of
the time they watch TV shows about the middle class that usually cater to
everyone. Maybe it's about time to let
the people relate na parang, ‘Paano kaya kung ako ang nandiyan?'"
To represent the youth, TV5 gathers some of the promising
young actors in television today. Lipgloss
will have Sam Concepcion, Mikee Lee, Fred Payawan, Kevin Lapeña, Rodjun Cruz,
Miki Hahn, Saab Magalona, Maxine Eigenmann, Mary Grace Perido, Cheska Ortega,
and Charina Suzara.
Seasoned artists Lorenzo Mara,
Rachel Lobangco, Lloyd Samartino, Ricardo Cepeda, and Emilio Garcia will guide
these fresh actors.
Lipgloss is directed by Chris Pablo and Aleah Aliporo
Don't miss the start of the sleek and glossy youth drama every Saturday starting August 16 at 5:00 p.m. on TV5.