In late March this year, GMA-7 premiered its’ latest innovation of a show. “Pepito Manaloto” is tagged as a reality-comedy program which blurs the lines between fiction and non-fiction while delivering a plot that comes close to the heart of the Pinoy TV audience.
Brainchild of top comedian Michael V., it tells the story of a down-on-his-luck poor man (Pepito Manaloto) who spent his last P20 (how he got hold of the bill is a story in itself) on a lotto ticket and had a 360 degree turn by winning P700 million in the same. The series will detail – in intelligent humor – what happens to Pepito, his wife, child and best friend – together with the individuals who want to take advantage of his big win.
Take a look at a portion of the first episode.
video courtesy of YouTube/mariesalvi
I got hooked ever since the show premiered. All the characters were outstanding especially Michael V. as Pepito Manaloto and the genius find of Ronnie Henares as Tom Diones – the comic villain who will do everything to derail Pepito’s good fortune.
Other members of the cast are Manilyn Reynes, Carmina Villarroel, Freddie Webb, Bayani Agbayani, John Feir, Mosang, Janna Dominguez and Joshua Pineda.
Check it out. It is one of the most refreshing local comedies I’ve seen in many many years. 😉
Pepito Manaloto airs every Sunday night at 7:00pm on GMA-7.