Last Sunday, April 25, viewers were able to go down memory lane and reminisce as some of the originals cast members of ABS-CBN's popular teen drama series Gimik graced the pilot episode of Gimik 2010. According to data from Taylor Nelson Sofres, gathered among national households, the April 25 episode registered a rating of 11.7 percent, enough for the show to land on the 3rd spot in the daytime slot. Based on AGB Nielsen data gathered among Mega Manila households, it also landed on the 3rd spot for its rating of 11 percent.
Under the direction of Erick Salud, a new story of friendship blooms as the original characters carry on their lives as friends.
This time, Mylene Dizon reprises her role as Melanie, the plain-looking housewife of Brian (Bojo Molina) who is now a hotshot photographer being pursued by much-younger models.
In the pilot episode, Gina (G Toengi) makes a tearful revelation that her marriage is on the rocks. She says that she and her husband Gary (Diether Ocampo) will be separating. Judy Ann Santos, who was paired with the late Rico Yan in the original series, once again assumes the role of Diane and she mentions that she and Ricky (Rico) have parted aways. This week, Will Devaughn will join the cast--will he hit it off with Diane (Judy Ann) or will she opt to date Eugene (played by Miko Palanca)? Find out in the May 2 episode of Gimik 2010.
The new batch features young stars Jessy Mendiola, Lance Christopher, Franco Daza, Kazuo Nawa, Jaco Benin, Kenji Shirakawa, Janeena Chan, Hanna Flores, Daniel Padilla, Albie Casino, Mara Montes, and Marlan Flores.
The concept of the Gimik reunion started with a real get together of the original cast and staff of the 1996 Saturday series that happened last year. Through a famous social networking site, the original Gimik group was able to keep in touch with each member. The event sparked the idea of Gimik 2010.
Gimik, the Saturday series which was directed by Laurenti Dyogi, aired for nearly three years on ABS-CBN. Star Cinema came up with Gimik: The Reunion movie two months after the show went off air.
Your Song presents Gimik 2010, airs every Sunday afternoon right after ASAP XV on ABS-CBN.