GMA Public Affairs reminds viewers of their childhood best friend in the live animation series Alex & Amie featuring Mikael Daez and Max Collins.
Strict, serious, and meticulous. These are words that describe teacher Alex (Mikael Daez) of Buenavitez Institute of Learning. His ‘exemplary’ image earned him the task of being the homeroom adviser of the school’s most notorious class. Everything is fine until someone from his past makes a comeback in his life: Amie—his childhood best friend. To make things complicated, Amie is an imaginary friend.
Now Alex is faced with a dilemma: how will he perform his teaching duties and keep his image to his class when everywhere he goes, Amie is there? Worse, it seems Amie gets in the way of Alex’s personal life, jeopardizing his chances of being close to the school’s Nurse Bing (Max Collins).
Mikael and Max shared that they really had fun taping the show.
“We have interactions as a cast,” says Mikael. “I guess because of that, my scenes with Amie, I ended up having fun with it. We’re hoping that the fun we experience on the set would translate to the viewers especially to the children who are watching the show.”
“I enjoy kids shows, because not only na nagkakaroon kami ng fans na bata, it’s just light. It’s fun to do it. Everything is light and easy as there’s no pressure. It’s like we’re just playing, we’re really having so much on the set.”
This latest live animated show from GMA Public Affairs is indeed for the kids and kids at heart.
Sharing his thoughts on the concept of this animation series, Mikael says Alex & Amie reminds viewers of the magic of friendship that surpassed time and age.
“In terms of unresolved issues with friends, I guess to a certain point everyone can relate to that, as you grow older, you don’t see your friends when you meet again, may awkward phase but at the end of the day you guys are best friends, you’ll find your level ground again. It just takes time,” he says.
Max, on the other hand, says the show aims to encourage kids to have friends. “Alex ends up having an imaginary friend because he’s shy and and doesn’t have real friends. So I guess we should encourage our children to socialize and become open to meeting new friends,” shares Max.
Max further says that she is like her character Nurse Bing in some ways. “Maalaga ako in a sense. Maalaga siya [Nurse Bing] sa mga students and co-teacher. And open-minded. She’s the only one who understands Alex. I guess I’m like that in some ways, I’m very understanding and I like kids,” she shares.
Joining Mikael and Max are Dominic Roco, Dexter Doria, David Remo, Leanne Bautista, and other surprise guests.
Catch Alex & Amie weekdays, 8:30 am on GMA 7.