Finally got the chance to finish the new iwant offering, CALL ME TITA. It was one of the most hilarious, entertaining originals again by Dreamscape. Can they do more of this weekly LOL.
Starring Angelica Panganiban, Cherry Pie Picache, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon, Joanna Ampil with Lorna Tolentino, ”Call Me Tita” is an 8-episode comedy and drama limited series.
Set in Manila at the present time, and inspired by the stories of Filipinas who are coming to terms with getting older, we enter the world of lifelong friends – RUTH, CELINE, FRIDA, MAYA, JOSA and her daughter, GABBI- how they grapple with the challenges of being middle-aged women and try to find meaning and purpose in the midst of uncertainty and menopause.
Let’s watch the trailer first.
Judging at the first episode of the series, I can’t help but compare this work to a popular US series DEVIOUS MAIDS where the glamour and characterization of women as fun, energetic and individuals oozing with sex appeals ruling the storyline. However, CALL ME TITA has its own merit to be wittier and appealing to its target audience. It is a breathe of fresh air for normal series and soaps in Philippine Television.
With the stellar performances of Agot, Angelica, Mylene and Cherrypie not to mention Joanna in this limited series mark the success of iWant’s goal to create more original contents for in demand streaming. ME as a sucker for originals works on TV can’t help but continue support this milestones in content creation everyone needs to see.
I like how they incorporate issues, sex, family, fame, gender and money in this series. It’s like getting all you want in one area of your favorite buffet table. Also, I am fascinated and delighted on how they dropped the conflict and let its course resolve its own. Something that I really expect to happen without giving too much expectation. Wonderful script.
I don’t know the struggles about middle-aged Filipina women but all I know is that they are relatable, funny, truthful and the series gives so much value on their relationship with the people surrounds them. It is one thing to know that regardless of gender, race and age, the love for families matter to every Filipino. And we always find time to make things lighter, amidst all challenges we encounter.
All episodes are now uploaded on iWant.
The series is directed by Andoy Ranay and written by Patricia Valenzuela-Kent and Noreen Capili. Good job iWant!
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