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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

5 Friends Portray Millennial Characters in iWant's "Manilennials"

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Talk about Millennials, they are the ones born after Generation X. They  are often labeled as lazy, self-entitled, and conceited by older generations. If they’re not asserting their opinions online, they could be writing an essay’s worth of feelings for all too see. It has been said that they’re notorious job-hoppers who seem to always want more and are easily offended. That's how they are stereotyped, so what do you think are they too optimistic, too cynical, or too “woke”?

Whether they’re true or not, these so-called characteristics have been the subject of many thinkpieces and practical jokes. But is there more to these stereotypes than meets the eye? What does it mean to be a millennial living in Manila today?

Enter iWant’s ~unfiltered~ dark comedy original series “Manilennials,” which depicts the challenges and social issues that millennials in Manila get to face on a daily basis. Here, Fifth Solomon, Chai Fonacier, Nicco Manalo, Mela Habijan, and Ria Atayde star as five friends navigating their ambitions, identities, and values while finding themselves, with the busy and colorful rollercoaster ride that is Manila as their backdrop.

Written and directed by millennials for millennials and even produced by an all-millennial team, “Manilennials” is sure to enlighten viewers and will give you five new friends to root for.

Here are “Manilennial’s” five unique individuals that will make you say “ravern!” (“laban” in normal-speak):


Kiko, 29, is an openly gay man, frustrated with his career, and has a hard time motivating himself. He knows that he hasn’t amounted much in life, especially being almost 30 years of age. Always cash-strapped as he keeps refusing jobs he thinks are “below” him, Kiko doesn’t have a stable relationship and can be quite dishonest with himself.

Although he is a sweetheart on the inside, he uses anger and bitterness to hide his weaknesses and shortcomings and defend his point of view.


The anti-hipster hipster. Yeye may be a pansexual, drunkard chain-smoker, but she is also a talented artist full of wit. She tries hard to be politically aware but often forgets to factor in her privileges. And even though she seems self-assured, Yeye also secretly yearns people’s affection and approval.

Aside from her poetic slangs and philandering, her eclectic and quirky outfits are also to watch out for.


Empathetic and unassuming, Art is the one of nicest guys you will ever meet. He works in a call center and finds stability in his job, but on the side, he aspires to be known as a rapper online. He tries his best to improve his performances, but comes off as “trying hard.”

Regardless, he is a reliable and loyal friend, who surprisingly is also a romantic.


Conservative and old-fashioned Ruth is a pre-op transwoman who is a caterer by profession and always strives to be successful. Her driven attitude stems from her need to prove to other people her self-worth. This makes dating just an unnecessary distraction to her.

Self-motivation fuels her, but this trait also makes her susceptible to disingenuous influences.


Although she is the kikay-type, perky, and social media savvy, Missy is also vain and insecure about her looks. Although a brilliant pre-law student, she has this idealistic views on relationships and life in general, and the parameters she sets hinders her from fostering a healthy relationship. She’s at ease, unapologetic, and even protective of her “burgis” status.

In truth, she is haunted by the death of her dad, which affects her relationships, especially with her mother, whom she still lives with.

Grab your friends and binge-watch “Manilennials,” now streaming for free on the iWant app (iOs and Android) or

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Yam Concepcion and Joseph Marco in an iWant Series about Separated but Living Under One Roof entitled "Uncoupling"

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What can go wrong when timing is a bit unfriendly? Well, just got into a media conference of this new series that will air on iWant this coming December 20. The iWant series stars Yam Concepcion and Joseph Marco in a story of failed relationship while living under one roof, "Uncoupling".

According to its director Dwein Baltazar, they got the idea of the story after hearing and learning that some of the big foreign actors and actresses revealed that they are uncoupled already. Thus, creating this light, funny but realistic story that revolves around the story of Alex played by Yam Concepcion and Carlo portrayed by Joseph Marco who decides to become friends after their marriage crumbles - all for the sake of their only son.

This is husband and wife who have fallen out of love and have been struggling, for years, to save their marriage. On the eve their anniversary, they mutually decide to "uncouple" and live their separate lives while figuring out how to keep their family intact. Probably, one setting that is uncomfortable and uncontrollable.

Their plan is all set and all is well until reality sets in. It does not take too long before their devoted in-laws enter the already complex picture and try to get them back together.

As they go into an uncharted territory, will Alex and Carlo be able to protect their son from the grief over their complicated setup? Is it really possible for two parents and former lovers to move on from each other while being together?

Sincere and sprinkled with lighthearted comedy, "Upcoming" tackles the reality of married couples' struggles today.

Co-produced by iWant and Big Reveal Entertainment, "Uncoupling" is directed by Dwein Baltazar, who also directed the acclaimed iWant original series "Past, Present, Perfect?," wrote the blockbuster movie "Exes Baggage," and won Best Director and Bes Screenplay for her movie "Gusto Kita With All My Hypothalamus" - also named Best Picture - at the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Science (FAMAS) Awards 2019.

Watch and stream "Uncoupling" for free starting on Friday, December 20 on the iWant app or

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