Navigating the landscape of self-discovery, Tim (Zaijian Jaranilla) and Poch (Miggy Jimenez) have found themselves entangled in an enchanting yet complicated blossoming love. Their story began like any other, with sweet encounters and shared pain that ripened into a deep connection.
From fleeting glances and a whole lot of bickering, their interactions in the trending series “Senior High” have gone a little bolder, keeping their scenes all the more exciting and able to evoke ‘kilig.’ Plunge into their blooming romance’s cutest moments via this Kapamilya Toplist video.
“Senior High” is far from the usual coming-of-age drama in a school setting, with its bold and unflinching discussion of the ‘darker’ side of adolescence designed to capture the attention of young adults and the people around them.
It has a little bit of everything, including, of course, the romantic moments. But even in this aspect, it surprises viewers with unexpected pairings.
Poch fell, but Tim fell harder.
Playful and bold, Poch had set the stage for their love story with his intimate stares and clever acts that confused Tim about his feelings. There was a scene where he let his gazes linger on him before complimenting his cute sarcasm. In another, while Tim was talking to girlfriend Roxy (Xyriel Manabat) via video call, he intentionally changed his clothes in front of him, making the latter feel uncomfortable.
Their shared love for basketball would spark an unexpected bond. Viewers got crazy ‘kilig’ when Poch protected Tim from their offensive opponents in an inter-school match. He didn’t mind the consequences, so long as he got to fight for his teammate.
Adding more thrill to the plot, the two were assigned to the same hotel room. After clinching the championship, the roommates had a mini-drinking party inside their room, and then Poch thought of playing a compliment game. The conversation was light and playful until, all of a sudden, Poch broke down and cried.
That was when Tim realized that Poch’s life isn’t as perfect as it seems. He was surprised while he listened to his confessions, even more so when Poch closed the gap between them; and in that suspended moment, stole a kiss. Tim got mad as the kiss further blurred the lines, making him more confused about his feelings. But, to Poch, it was a kiss that he will never regret.
Nothing spells more awkward than playing hide-and-seek with your feelings, which is why Tim had acted elusive on campus. Then again, how could he escape Poch’s magnetic pull? In one scene, even though he was firm not to entertain Poch’s request to ask Sky (Andrea Brillantes) for Gino (Juan Karlos Labajo)’s whereabouts, still he relented.
The thing about love, the harder you try to bury it, the more it swims to the surface. Tim went to a bar hoping to wash his problems with alcohol, but only to get more confused, as Poch was also there and decided to keep him company. They argued about that kiss. Love is not easy, especially when you try to box it or make it feel tangible. As Poch said in this scene, he doesn’t like labels, but one thing he’s sure of is that Tim enjoyed that kiss too.
Well, feelings are messy and complicated, especially when you’re learning about a person’s conflicted life. But, somehow, you naturally find yourself fitting into the chaos of their world. When Poch opened up on his struggles, pain, and loneliness, admitting that he gets money through sexual acts, Tim decided to listen and not judge.
He evaded Poch’s attempt to kiss him on the lips. Instead, he cupped his face tenderly and looked straight into his eyes – their lingering gazes revealing unspoken desires and profound connection. The silence that followed spoke louder than words. It was almost enchanting how they conveyed deep emotions through that simple stare. Tim kissed Poch on the forehead, then they shared a warm tight hug that gave off a feeling of being safe and understood.
The warmth and quite dangerous thrill of their blossoming love provided them a haven that fosters acceptance. Our hearts flutter with their little secret moments on campus such as their unexpected brushing of hands underneath the table at the school cafeteria.
Cue in another stolen locker-room moment. The vulnerability in Tim’s eyes and spellbinding sincerity in Poch’s created a magnetic atmosphere in this scene where Tim tried to avoid Poch’s kiss once again but eventually found himself giving in. This was their first real kiss, and we, viewers, were immersed in the pure emotion of this moment.
From here, the two would become each other’s solace while navigating the tumultuous waters of their individual complexities. Tim’s problems at home regarding his parents’ separation and Poch’s lonesome life have become the threads weaving a tapestry of understanding, creating a bond that only they know.
As their love story unfolds with twists and turns that challenge them to confront their deepest fears and insecurities, Tim has decided it’s time to come out. His confession to his dad, Elmo (Gerald Madrid), was utterly moving. Tim summoned the courage to share the truth he had kept locked away in his heart for too long, saying that he tried his best to fight the possibilities of falling for Poch but, unexpectedly and in ways he couldn’t fathom, his soul found acceptance and comfort in him.
Don’t miss an episode of “Senior High,” weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, and A2Z.