It’s part of our “new normal” now to do everything at home and online – from working and taking classes, learning new things to bonding with our friends, and finding bits of distraction to spark hope and motivation during these trying times.
Whatever you’re feeling to do at the moment, ABS-CBN offers a wide array of easy-to-access shows to uplift spirits and incite inspiration. Be free to let in all the feels as ABS-CBN celebrates stories of choice and liberty through its new collection of original shows on digital platforms OKS, iWant, Facebook, and YouTube.
1. Feel free to express yourself.
Relate to fresh, edgy stories such as Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara’s much-awaited boy love story in Black Sheep’s first digital series “Hello Stranger,” a colorful parade of local pride films in Cinema One Originals: #CinemaAthome, and a heartfelt story of a son’s coming out to his father in “Sagutan Presents: Lumabas Ka Na Dyan,” starring Ali Abinal and Jojit Lorenzo.
2. Hold on to love.
What is life without a little love? Enjoy a variation of ‘hugot’ stories’ in “Ampalaya Chronicles: Labyu Hehe,” where Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza portray best friends who start their new journey as lovers, and OKS episodes “Sagutan Presents: Hanggang Dito Nalang Ba?” and “Sagutan Presents: Kapit, Bitaw,” which tackle two different relationships pondering whether they should stay or go.
Meanwhile, get ready for an onset of massive kilig as the top-trending Thai boy love romance-comedy “2gether The Series,” starring the blockbuster tandem of Bright Vachirawit and Win Metawin or BrightWin, streams on iWant.
3. Shake it up and try something new.
Everyone’s got new interests and hobbies this quarantine. Why not add more? Get acquainted with Filipino theater by watching six theater plays by in “Tanghalang Pilipino sa iWant.”
The girls of MNL48 also take a different route this season with their first horror-thriller stint in “MNL Presents: Chain.” Meanwhile, join different Kapamilya artists as they demonstrate easy-to-cook recipes in “Caldero Files,” and exercise to dance and body workouts in “TEAM FITFIL.”
4. Sing your heart out.
Get to know more about the candidates for the next “The Voice Teens” champion in “The Voice Teens: Stay at Home, Sing at Home,” where esteemed coaches Apl.de.ap, Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, and Lea Salonga chat with their respective team members via Zoom and talk about their life during quarantine. Interact with Keifer Sanchez, Mackie Empuerto, and Francis Concepcion in the weekly “TNT Boys Live,” as they react to their past videos and fans’ greetings.
Sing along with “Tawag ng Tanghalan” alumni such as Elaine Duran, John Mark Saga, and JM Dela Cerna in “TNTV Within,” and get a sneak peek behind the current online auditions for the “It’s Showtime” singing competition in “TNT Go or Gong.”
5. Be open to share your story.
Amidst being away from friends and family, ABS-CBN hopes to spread positivity and bridge people back together. In “I Feel U,” host Toni Gonzaga connects Filipinos with their families abroad. KaladKaren brings joy and laughter to our Kapamilyas in Asia Pacific in “Newscolored,” while “K World ATM” caters to our communities in Middle East and Europe. Meanwhile, Ana Ramsey keeps us in-the-know about the new normal in the weekly morning show “Showtime Café,” streaming every Saturday at 9am.
More Kapamilya stars bring light and affection in Star Cinema on YouTube’s “We Rise Together” and Star Magic on YouTube’s “Love from Home,” where artists such as Maymay Entrata, Maris Racal, Jericho Rosales, and Kim Chiu share their authentic stories of love and hope during quarantine. Check out Star Magic on Facebook and YouTube for more details.
The online digital shows are produced by ABS-CBN Films, Star Cinema, Black Sheep, RISE, TVDG, Star Music, Star Magic, Cinema One, TFC, and OKS.
Watch all these for free and check out the complete catalogue of shows on oks.abs-cbn.com. For updates, follow ABS-CBN PR on Facebook (fb.com/abscbnpr), Twitter (@abscbnpr), and Instagram (@abscbnpr). (PR)