Found out from PEP and BB that a new show is about to premiere this weekend. It's based on the phenomenal and influential CW series, Gossip Girl.
I'm not a fan of Gossip Girl simply because I find it utterly ridiculous. But my friends and my staff and a lot of OK! readers love it. My boss even ordered me to watch it ("It's your job!"). I do see the fashion influence everywhere. Darlings, even I'm doing the Blair Waldorf look recently--the headbands, the knee-length skirts, the preppy colorful outfits. Ah, I can't escape it! So I totally understand why TV5 is doing a local version. GG is hot hot hot.
(Warning: This is really bad. If you're a Gossip Girl fan, then you really don't want to see this. If you don't want your day ruined, just skip this post. I have other nice posts in this blog. But this is so bad, I have to just put it out there... for world condemnation.)
Behold Lipgloss, the Filipino version of Gossip Girl!
The premise is, as with GG, these kids are frikkin' rich and they all study in an exclusive private high school and their lives are chronicled in the "most fabulous online community for the younger generation." Tee hee, who writes this crap? Anyway, so they're rich. But the minute the cast opened their mouths, you know that ain't the case, sweetheart! "Ob cors, I wanna be a rich kid and guess what? I am! My fudder win in da American lottery... kaya nga I'm from rugs-to-riches story, eh!" WTF? Can't they at least get some diction training together with their obviously not effective acting lessons? Oh, and GG is such a fashionista show. Based on that video, Lipgloss is not going to strike any sartorial thunderbolts. Ever.
What a sad sad day for Filipino TV this is. My Creative Writing professor once professed, "There is nothing new under the sun. There are only new ways of telling old stories." So if we must copy something, can't we do it well? Or better??
Wait, are they really going to copy Gossip Girl? GG is so sexual, it shouldn't even be classified as a show for teens. And then they're going to take that concept here??? In this country where The Anti-Obscenity and Pornography Act of 2007 is being enthusiastically pushed by some of the dirtiest people in the world--Pinoy politicians (oh, the irony kills me)???
I don't really like Pinoy TV. It's a farce. What's farce? Something so tragic, it's funny. That's why I watch it--to laugh my head off silly. Seriously, I support Pinoy TV. Support! Support! So I was very pleasantly surprised with the Philippine franchise of one of my favorite shows, Project Runway. The local edition is actually good. And I was so happy that Pinoy TV is finally catching up. Then Lipgloss comes along and my dismay returned with a vengeance.
*images from news sites