Naku, Boss Ko! took on the spotlight on primetime television. The GMA News and Public Affairs’ political rom-com series dominated household ratings and online presence on its pilot week.
Topbilled by Kapuso love team Ruru Madrid and Gabbi Garcia or GabRu, the show won against rival show both in Mega Manila and NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) ratings on April 25.
Ratings provider Nielsen TV Audience Measurement reported that Naku, Boss Ko! posted an overnight household rating of 10.9 percent in Mega Manila and 8.5 percent in NUTAM. It beat ABS-CBN’s Jane the Virgin (7.2 percent and 8.2 percent in Mega Manila and NUTAM, respectively).
An original concept of GMA Public Affairs Program Manager Patty Gutierrez, Naku, Boss Ko! is a timely series that exposes the absurdity and hypocrisy of some of the campaign strategies used by most politicians today to win voters. The show ends tonight.
The audience also lauded Tessie Tomas and Leo Martinez as Ms. F and OMG. Ms. F is the cunning but politically savvy campaign manager and spin doctor of Jon G (Ruru) while OMG is Jon G’s “trapo” father. Even Kapuso young actress Arianne Bautista has been getting positive feedback for her role as Jelai, Ms. F’s assistant.
2016 Cinema One Originals final line up
The much-anticipated line-up of finalists for the 2016 Cinema One Originals Festival has been officially announced by the Cinema One channel head and jury.
The chosen films showcase a new breed of Filipino filmmaking talent that takes the diverse voices of the Filipino independent films to greater heights.
The 2016 Cinema One Originals finalists for the Narrative Feature Category are: Lily by Keith Deligero about origins of Lily and how she became a popular legend in Cebu as a shape-shifter wreaking havoc and fear; Every Room Is A Planet by Malay Javier about a quirky love affair between a mentally unstable girl who thinks her husband is abducted by aliens and her husband’s brother whose romance for her remains a sci-fi impossibility; Baka Bukas Pwede Na by Samantha Lee about Alexandra or Alex, a 20-something millennial with commitment issues and struggles to come out with the one she truly loves who happens to be her best friend and an up and coming actor; Si Magdalola At Mga Gago by Jules Katanyag about drug-dealing and sex-starved goons that disturb the peaceful lives of a frail witch and her nubile grandchild in a remote town in the mountains; Malinak La’y Labi by Jose Abdel Langit about a custom in some towns in Pangasinan to offer an animal when constructing buildings, but one day during the town’s fiesta they discover the body of a young boy that leads to a chain of story and a chain of deaths; Dos Mestizos by Petersen Vargas about Felix, a friendless achiever whose life changes after the arrival of half-American brothers and entangling himself in their dark ambitions; Tisay by Alfonso Torre set in the world of semi-pro basketball where a beautiful bookie recruits a naïve but promising player to the underworld of game-fixing.