SRO Cinemaserye explores the joys and pains of high school reunions

by Bong Godinez
Sep 16, 2009
Jennica Garcia (left) and Sheena Halili star in the latest installment of SRO Cinemaserye. The two young stars will grace the four-part comedy mini-series titled Reunion.

High school reunions are often met with mixed emotions. For some, the opportunity to socialize with old mates can be thrilling and a sure way to catch up. Others, however, view such event with cynicism and dread.

Various movies in the past, particularly in Hollywood, have touched on the subject of campus get together either to stir romance, drama and even fear. It is in this spirit that the creative team of this GMA-7 shows decided to incorporate the subject in its latest installment of SRO Cinemaserye.

Bringing together the tandem of Jennica Garcia and Sheena Halili, SRO Cinemaserye presents Reunion explores the concept of rekindling the joys and pains of facing old friends and acquaintances. But more importantly, the TV series aims to discover lasting friendship amidst pretensions and insecurity.

"Comedy po ito pero more than that, may lesson din po particularly sa mga kabataan pagdating sa friendship and love," Jennica told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an interview last September 11 held at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City.

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Sheena, on the other hand, stressed that the program wants to impart important life lessons the youth could well identify with without taking away laughter and situations presented lightly to keep the viewers entertained.

Reunion revolves around Chantilly (Jennica Garcia) and Pepper (Sheena Halili). Still smarting from the humiliation they experienced during their graduation ball a few years back, the high school buddies made a pact to get back at the campus bully, Asheewari (Jade Lopez).

Chantilly and Pepper found the perfect opportunity to exact revenge when it was announced that their batch would a stage high school reunion. The desperate duo also wanted to catch the attention of old flames, Angelo (Mart Escudero) and Ryan (Rainier Castillo).

Using their combined wits and charm, Chantilly and Pepper arrive simultaneously at the event looking every inch like professional ladies. The pair complemented their winning look with made up stories about their respective "successful careers"-all concocted to attract Angelo and Ryan's affection but also to earn the envy of Asheewari.

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While at the party, a series of disastrous events happen inadvertently exposing their fraud. Chantilly and Pepper are trapped in a sticky situation that derails their scheme of winning the hearts of their dream boys.

Facing humiliation anew, can the two best friends survive their botched plan with their friendship unscathed? Will their bond, which has been strengthened over many years, remain intact and strong?

Completing the cast of Reunion are Jose Manalo, Steff Prescott, Kevin Santos, Patani and John Lapus. Directing the show is veteran meg man Soxie Topacio with Jun Lana serving as head writer.

The misadventures of Chantilly and Pepper in their wacky high school get-together begin in SRO Cinemaserye presents Reunion beginning this Thursday, September 17, right after Shining Inheritance on GMA-7.
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Jennica Garcia (left) and Sheena Halili star in the latest installment of SRO Cinemaserye. The two young stars will grace the four-part comedy mini-series titled Reunion.
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