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The show’s goal was simple: to give the Pinoys an overview of the Japanese culture. We love it for the host’s flawless translation of Japanese to Filipino. It also helps that she speaks in a sing-song voice while she asks the Tokyo-dwellers about their day-to-day living. Sad to say, this show stopped airing in RJ TV 29 many years ago. However, cheesedip.com says that Oh! Tokyo III is undergoing production and will be airing on WINS channel.
Seen these 90’s teen stars lately?
1. Phoebe Cates (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
2. Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Wild America)
3. Jonathan Jackson (Camp Nowhere)
4. Brandy (Moesha)
5. Tia and Tamara Mowry (Sister, Sister)
6. Macaulay Culkin (Home Alone)
7. Daniella Fischer (Boy Meets World)
8. Larissa Oleynik (Alex Mack)
9. Rachel Leigh Cook (Babysitters Club)
The year was 1998 and we, as a nation, have just recovered from the Thalia telenovela avalanche. We needed a change of pace so here’s a soap whose heroine is a child. Her height is as tiny as her voice! I love her show-gum smile and lengthy lashes. The story was interesting in the beginning: she lived in an orphanage and if I’m not mistaken, she’s looking for her parents. Like any ‘novela, the main story disappeared by the end: the kid was put aside as her parents’ love story took centerstage.
Have you guessed the title yet? Let us know…for kicks.
I instantly felt that pang of pity for them because they’re not as famous anymore. And to paraphrase what Jomari Yllana said in the vid, they’re no longer recognized by the teens of today. So sad. But at least Direk Johnny still knows them.
This began in 1998 and I think it spurred the teen show phenomenon in the US in the Philippines. It aired on WB along with Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Roswell.
I used to rely on my friend for newer seasons. She had a sister in the States who taped the episodes for her. On hindsight, that’s our life before the advent of Makati Cinema Square (you know why), Limewire, You Tube, and Bit Torrent. We’ve gone a long way, baby– technologically, that is.
Moving on, I think Season 3 was the most exciting of all because that’s where Pacey (Joshua Jackson) and Joey (Katie Holmes) get together. Yes, my teenage brain, at that time lived for stories like these. So here’s a clip I’ve managed to grab from YouTube. It’s Episode 19 from Season 3 where cute Jonathan Lipnicki has a cameo appearance.
One of the amusing superheroes of the 90s was The Tick. I used to watch it on RPN 9 with my brother (who introduced me to the show), we’d always laugh at this superhero’s antics and depth (yes! he talks about stuff that are somewhat not what you get from the typical superhero). The show was great because it was something different from all the spiderman/woman, batman and superman cartoons proliferating the tv stations back then. In case you guys kinda have no idea what I’m talking about (nooooooo!) or have forgotten who this guy is, watch the video! Its hilarious!
Ok, hold your horses people! I’m pretty sure you know who Arthur is (i.e. if you have cable and all – i channel). This was one of my favorite shows because it just tells you what a kid goes through during his childhood. Fighting with your siblings (and getting along with them!), having friends, fitting in school, raising parents (hehe!), and just dealing with whatever kids deal with! In the show all of the characters were animals, can u guys identify what types of animals were there (without using Google ah!)?
Well, that’s kinda hard. Since I wouldn’t know either. Hehe. But I really loved this show. 🙂