In the recent years, it’s truly hard not to notice how the things we used to love in our younger years, particularly in the 90s up to the early 2000s, are apparently resurfacing at the present. From fashion to television shows, isn’t it delighting to be able to relive the memories we had and share it to the new generation?
Well, speaking of TV shows and sharing our fondest experiences, iWant is about to give you a fantastic gift this year as we’re bringing back one of the most well-loved series that forever dominated the Philippine pop culture and you probably got too devoted to during its four-year run from 1999 to 2003 – Tabing Ilog.
Believe it or not, it’s been exactly 20 years since we first met the eight teenagers who accompanied us in our lazy Sunday afternoon siesta. Tabing Ilog followed the story of best friends Anne de Guzman (Paula Peralejo), James Collantes (Patrick Garcia), Corrine Ledesma (Desiree del Valle), Badong Magtibay (Paolo Contis), George Fuentebella (Jodi Sta. Maria), Fonzy Ledesma (Baron Geisler), Eds Delos Santos (Kaye Abad), and Rovic Mercado (John Lloyd Cruz), and how their friendship helped each one of them to conquer the challenges of adolescence.
The weekly series didn’t only amuse and thrill the viewers with their adventures and the romances sparked among them, but it also opened the eyes of everyone regarding the prevalent issues confronted by the teenagers during that era. Tabing Ilog tackled how the personal angst and problems of young people take a toll not only to themselves, but also to their relationships with their families, with one another, with their other friends, and with the other people they encountered along the way.
Are you excited as us to reminisce moments and relive the feels Tabing Ilog had brought two decades ago? Or maybe, you’re looking forward to see it for the first time?
Users may binge-watch the episodes of this popular teen drama on any device, any time for free starting April 24 on iWant.
iWant is one of the digital initiatives of ABS-CBN, the Philippines’ leading media and entertainment company, which is rapidly transitioning into an agile digital company with the biggest online presence among all media companies, and a growing list of digital properties.
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