GMA Network will welcome the Year of the Earth Dog 2018 with an action-filled light drama series about a DOG.
Whether they like it or not, kapuso celebrities featured in SHERLOCK JR will be outshined by Serena The Wonderdog who will play SIRI in the GMA Network’s new primetime offering. 🙂
Joining Serena in the series (LOL) are some of GMA Network’s hottest talents led by one of the most successful and enduring GMA loveteams of this time – Ruru Madrid (Jack) and Gabbi Garcia (Lily) or GabRu to their legions. Also headlining is the very lovely Janine Gutierrez who’s brief but pivotal role as Irene in the series will be the beginning, middle and end of the whole story.
I was able to watch the special advanced screening of the pilot episode yesterday together with Serena The Wonderdog, Aiai Delas Alas who will play the role of Jack’s mother Perla, Yanna Asistio as Lily’s BFF Diosa, Kate Valdez (Jenny) and Sofia Pablo (Caray) as Jack’s younger step sisters.
As expected, the pilot episode presented a backgrounder on the role of Serena (Siri) and her relationships with all the main characters – Irene (her person), Jack and his family. Not to give you spoilers, but the first episode will not yet include Gabbi Garcia and Siri’s allegiance has not yet shifted. Jack and Siri will still be the best of enemies in the initial episodes.
Anyway, not much story yet on the pilot but I have read the synopsis and I believe that the series will be juicier and meatier as the series progresses.
Filming with a dog on the set can be a real challenge and requires a lot of skill and patience, and not to mention the very tedious dubbing activity that happens during post-editing because Siri’s “thoughts” here are expressed by Mikee Quintos, her voice actor. I do hope that they’ll be able to sustain the fun and excitement.
It’s hard to talk about the actor’s performances and how the story was laid out because I have only seen the pilot episode. But as far as acting on the first ep is concerned, I’m satisfied.
Siri was wonderful – I just didn’t like that scene when Siri was cornering the riding-in-tandem that snatched the bag of Irene (Janine). I was kinda expecting a shot where we could actually see the dog jumped onto the moving motorcycle (and that would be a very incredible shot). I know that’s going to be a little hard to do so the more preactical scene that played in my mind was that Siri would appear in front of the moving vehicle, the driver will be caught off guard and tips the bike and crashes and then Siri attacks. Well, that didn’t happen and I was a little disappointed with the edits but the whole episode in general was fun to watch.
The Cast and Crew
Also in the series are multi-talented artists: Tonton Gutierrez as Senator Lawrence Carazo, Andre Paras as Pido Lumabao, Roi Vinzon as Rado Nunez, Sharmaine Arnaiz as Lorraine Pelaez, Rochelle Barrameda as Carolina Almendral-Carazo and Matt Evans as Dindo Carazo.
The series is an original concept of Aloy Adlawan and is under the helm of director Rechie del Carmen with the creative team composed of creative director Roy Iglesias, creative head Richard Cruz, headwriter RJ Nuevas, creative consultant Denoy Navarro Punio, writers Des Garbes Severino and Jmee Katanyag and brainstormers Jason John Lim, Kutz Enriquez, El Ortizluis and Dantes Usman.
Sherlock Jr. is created by the GMA Entertainment Content Group under the supervision of Senior Vice President for ECG Lilybeth G. Rasonable, Vice President for Drama Redgie A. Magno, Assistant Vice President for Drama Cheryl Ching-Sy, Senior Program Manager Helen Rose S. Sese and Executive Producer Darling Pulido Torres.
Catch Sherlock Jr.’s grand premiere this January 29 after 24 Oras on GMA Telebabad.