We got to watch a special preview of JasMINE the Series a few days ago at the posh Ace Saatchi & Saatchi offices in Makati. I had a hunch the stars would be there but I was also a little afraid that some kind of stalker would be there too. It's a little known fact but I've heard stories that a man was following Jasmine Curtis Smith around the metro and posting weird stuff online. I was here to also see if the rumors are true that one or more crimes in the studios of TV5 are actually done by the same guy because investigators say there's real proof that the accidents were really not "just accidents". Let's see if we can pick up something from the special preview.
I had a hunch we were being watched. During the program, the executives from Ace Saatchi & Saatchi explained to us the role of Jasmine Curtis in this series. It's pretty close to life, but there are some little twists that would veer you away from reality and make you wonder if this really happened or not. Another thing is that if you download the TV5 app on Google Play, you'll get inside information on scenes shown on TV. It kinda follows you every time something comes out of the story. Before you watch the show, I highly suggest you download the TV5 beta release here first if your smart phone is running on Android.
Then, they introduced the cast and the people behind the show.
Marvelous Alejo aka Selina Pascual plays antagonist to Jasmine. She's a well decorated actress and her awards and trophies couldn't fit anymore in the room she built for it. She's always fond of getting what she wants no matter how or what ever it takes. For me, Marvelous just takes this role and owns it. Who would ever thought that girlie meek girl from Artista Academy would be so evil in this series? They practically are in the same network, but watch how she gets all the roles and moves in stealing opportunities from Jasmine when it shows June 1st!
Is she really a friend? Or a foe? Well, I dunno... you better find out when Jasmine the series starts this June. Don't miss the first episode because that's exactly how you'll get to know why. There's streaming on the app btw so if you do have something to do on that day, you don't have an excuse because you can always watch it on your smartphones. Talk about high tech!
The flamboyant and insane manager of Jasmine in the series Steven Yap played by veteran stage actor Carlo Orosa. Pegged from a real life person in the same station, he presents a very business minded individual who simply wants to earn from his talents. He corners Jasmine every so often to have her fulfill a more productive relationship with the TV station. He thinks Jasmine has been spending too much time on indie films that's getting her nowhere - and true enough, no awards either. Will he make Jasmine's life better? Or will he be making it more miserable? Still, we don't know.
A dream boy with a sculptured physique and a romantic flair to woo Jasmine is Miguel Asuncion. He is played by Gerard Sison who was already passing his Filipino language class with flying colors that afternoon. Other than that, he seems to have been swooning and winning the heart of Jasmine in the series. Being gorgeous has its perks because she has a lot of suitors - but this one looks like a keeper. Is he really what Jasmine thinks he is? or is he another guy who will hurt her when the time comes?
The discussions we had about the series was really interesting because it delved more on their characters. They probably are ending this as scheduled (9 weeks) because the story line is going to be limited. One thing that impressed me though is the technology that they invested for the show. The content coming from the app will be synchronized with the things happening in the series. This goes the same with their other social media channels too. I don't think any show did that on Philippine TV - so they are indeed making history.
Aside from that, they did talk about how they portrayed the roles on Jasmine and how their characters will get acquainted with her. Watching the first episode made me realize that it is important to know how the characters met whether "online or offline" because you'll see the story roll off of that. The other characters not on this post but were mentioned on the Jasmine The Series article we wrote a few months back will also be something that they should watch out for; because the only way to find out who the real Maskara is, is by making sure the people around her won't be the actual suspect in the mishaps and murder happening in the filming of her teleserye URLoved opposite hunky guy and all around superman Alex Vergara who is played by washboard abs sexy leading man Vin Abrenica.
JasMINE the Series will start airing at exactly 9:15 PM on TV5. They will be airing the pilot episode on June 1, 2014 and the weekends thereafter. For more photos from the bloggers preview, check out my album here.Good luck on your show guys! :)
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