New shows, new talent, and new stories are all available right at your fingertips!
These days, you will never run out of things to watch, especially with how many streaming services you can subscribe to. But if you’re interested in branching out from your sites, you may want to turn to iWantTFC, the platform filled with local gems where you can stream local productions for free if you’re in the Philippines!
Whether you’re into drama, musicals, or coming-of-age, original Filipino programming will deliver. And if you’re into having fun (and engaging in a little drama surrounding the new generation), these following six miniseries will deliver comedy, romance, drama, and friendship in 10 episodes or less.
RUN TO ME
This rom-com sees KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad in their first series pairing as Wilson and Jewel, respectively. Wilson, a struggling musician, tries to rescue successful online creator Jewel from a kidnapping. Unfortunately, she ends up whacking him for ruining her planned kidnapping. After meeting in one of the most unlikely and ridiculous of circumstances, they accompany each other as they navigate their dreams, family lives, and blossoming romance.
LYRIC & BEAT
This tribute to Jonathan Manalo’s music is a teen rom-com set in the fictional Philippine National Conservatory of Music, where the halls are brimming with talent and the classrooms are shark tanks filled with ambitious young artists dealing with their own personal teenage problems. Lyric (Andrea Brillantes) gets the chance to attend the prestigious school, in spite of her father’s doubt and disapproval at her chosen aspirations. She meets Beat (Seth Fedelin), an introverted singer, and a whole slew of students that excel at singing, dancing, and show choir. Think Glee meets Backstage, this miniseries is fun, musical, and also brimming with talent.
DRAG YOU & ME
Andrea Brillantes also stars in this dramedy as Betty, a young cisgender woman who enters a drag competition to earn enough money to save her family home and drag bar. Fearless, fun, and fabulous, this series delves into the world of drag and the life of a young girl trying to do right by her family. With the participation of queer actors as well as actual drag queens Precious Paula Nicole, Xilhouette, Brigiding, and Viñas Deluxe, this celebration of queerness and drag makes for an entertaining watch.
Based on a Wattpad story by Ilyn Anne Danganan, Teen Clash explores the life of Zoe (Jayda), an aspiring musician with an embarrassing past, as she attempts to start a band to perform at the school’s music jam. She meets songwriter Ice (Aljon Mendoza) and they try to overcome struggles brought upon by their musical endeavors, teen drama, and their possible feelings for one another.
Put a group of boys on a beach and watch the magic happen. No, really. Dave (Kyle Echarri), Billy (Lance Carr), Jason (Brent Manalo), Pete (Raven Rigor), and Jeremy (Sean Tristan) live their best life on the shores of Baler, Aurora, until they face the challenges of growing up and problems brought by a mysterious girl (Chie Filomeno) with secret ties and a danger-filled secret mission.
Friendship and teamwork take center stage in this miniseries starring an ensemble cast of Anthony Jennings as Rocky, Kaori Oinuma as Legs, Vivoree as JengJeng, JC Alcantara as Dan, CJ Salonga as Smith, and Zach Castañeda as Will. Together, along with newcomer Cars (Daniela Stranner), a spoiled tourist trying to rehabilitate her image, they make up Team WISE (Walang Iwanan Sa Ere). Led by coffee farmer Rocky, the group works together to fight for the struggling coffee business and their town. After Cars almost ruins everything they’ve worked for, Team WISE has to depend on each other and overcome their drama to fight for that they believe in.