TROPS: Baes & Taki, to star in their first teen-oriented show
We all know how Filipinos love watching teen-oriented shows. I for one can vouch that I watched a lot of teen-oriented Filipino TV Shows back then and one of my ultimate favorite is T.G.I.S. Saturdays will never be complete without watching it. Now, we can look forward to another inspiring and kilig-filled show via GMA Network.
The latest and hottest all-male group BAES are set to invade local television screens with newest female teen sensation Taki in the all-new and fresh morning series for millennials, "TROPS."
During the Grand Presscon of "Trops", the cast were all present to answer the questions regarding the show which includes the Baes, Taki, the daughter of Ruby Rodriguez Toni Aquino, and Kate Lapuz. Also present were Irma Adlawan, Benjie Paras, and Ina Raymundo.
A product of the longest-running noontime show, "Eat Bulaga," BAES is composed of Kenneth Medrano, Kim Last, Jon Timmons, Tommy Penafior, Miggy Tolentino and Joel Palencia.
Taki, meanwhile, is a French-Japanese-Pinay talent regularly seen in the said noontime
Kenneth is the grand winner in the "That's My Bae" segment. A native of Cebu City, he can act, sing and dance. Kenneth has appeared in one of "Eat Bulaga's" Lenten Specials and was part of the morning series "Calle Siete."
20-year-old Miggy's talent in dancing has become his passport a career in show business.
"TROPS" serves as his biggest acting break as he portrays the role of Kenneth's rival over Taki's heart.
Kenneth and Taki's Learn-up first gained huge following in "Calle Siete." The tandem's fan base grew even bigger when the teen sensation became a regular in "Eat Bulaga."
In "TROPS," Miggy's character will complete the love triangle in Kenneth and Taki's love
Miggy and Kenneth will compete against each other to win the affection of the millennial girl.
Who will land a spot in Taki's heart, Kenneth or Miggy?
Kim, on the other hand, is a Filipino-British mixed martial arts expert. Aside from being a terrific dancer, he is also a comedian and is currently a mainstay of "Sunday Pinasaya."
Tommy is the tallest of the BAES at six feet. He is a BS Radiologic Technology graduate who opted to sing and act his way to a career in show business.
Like teen sensation Taki, Jon and Joel are themselves masters of the dance floor.
Aside from hosting and dancing in "Eat Bulaga," Taki is also in the cast of "Calle Siete."
In preparation for "TROPS," Taki and the BAES underwent acting workshops to better help them tackle their respective roles.
"TROPS" will delve into various issues concerning today's generation -- peer pressure, friendship rivalry, generation gap and more.
Parents of millennial babies will be able to relate with each episode. Along with the pressing issues, "TROPS" also aims to acquaint viewers with the dynamics of today's millennials -- from their fashion sense, attitude, hair style, relationships, etc.
It shall bridge the gap between today's generation and generations of years gone by.
Done with a fresh, "very now twist as director Linnet Zurbano herself belongs to the millennial set, "TROPS" will instill the basic values of love and respect for elders, siblings and fellowmen as a whole.
Direk Linnet used to work as former assistant director to Direk Mike Tuviera.
Stay tuned as these fresh young talents take on the timely tale of love and life of the millennials in "TROPS," airing 11:30 a.m, before "Eat Bulaga," starting October 24. Produced by TAPE, Inc.