Janella Salvador’s Concept TV Show “Oh My G”, A Typical Crossover Adoption of Her Favorite Expression

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A billboard for promoting the concept teen-oriented daytime TV soap “Oh My G” based from Janella Salvador’s (as Sophie Cepeda on her show) popular tagline “Oh my gee!” from her former portrayal as Nikki Grace-Lim of hit daytime TV family drama Be Careful With My Heart. (Uploaded image from Twitter courtesy of ABS-CBN.)

The hit daytime family drama Be Careful With My Heart has ended. In order to succeed the former one being aired every pre-noontime, the creative team of ABS-CBN Entertainment Group has attempted to produce a concept TV show not only delight the fans of loyal adult TV viewers of the said former show but also some young viewers in a modest, positive reception of storytelling. The working title was “O.M.G.”, and after a few months of voluntary brainstorming session to create a story done by various scripwriters and even casting, they revealed a typical concept TV novel show Oh My G, based from Janella Salvador’s popular expression “Oh my gee!” from her previous portrayal as Nikki Grace-Lim of Be Careful With My Heart.

Partly seem original, though, isn’t it? That was the only way to offer for this 16-year old teen actress as part of being a member of ABS-CBN Star Magic Glee since she was joined in mid-decade 2000s (following after her TV guessings with her mother Jenine Desiderio on Contrapelo Sa Pula Sa Puti segment of top-rated and longest-running noontime variety TV stage show Eat Bulaga) before she was appeared on the said daytime family drama on ABS-CBN in 2012, having with her current physical height of 5 feet and 6 or 7 inches tall. Last late October 2014 in an interview on the show Aquino And Abunda Tonight a few hour after a presscon of the last 46th-episode series finale of Be Careful With My Heart and few nights before Himig Handog P-Pop Love Songs 2014 finals night, Janella revealed that she was ready to work the said concept teen-oriented daily TV show, in spite of the fact that the creative team of the TV network did not have a serious offer of original acting portrayal craft for her who had only a current limited quality of her acting stint.

With this concept TV novel show, the staff of Oh My G would be confident to give delight for the TV viewers as they promised that they would try their best to improve and enhance her acting skills from her acting workshop session and even the content of the story as much as possible, depending on the reception of various critics of Philippine entertainment press. As other ABS-CBN teen female artists such as Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Barreto, and Liza Soberano (as part of “ASAP It Girls” member of noontime variety musical TV show A.S.A.P. [“All Star Afternoon Party”] on its current 20th-year season) were competedly supported by the majority of teenage fans, Janella Salvador’s current personal figure as a simple yet delightful teenage actress in the history of Philippine entertainment industry may be likely dedicated to veteran actress Gloria Romero who was now a few decades of her experience.

But this is not the first concept TV show that uses a near-crossover female teen portrayal of the former one with her favorite expression as mentioned above. Even various Hollywood feature 3D animation movie introduced an upcoming release of crossover co-cast portrayal, such as Talking Penguins from Madagascar (already released in TV series on Nickelodeon) and the yellow-skinned Minions of Despicable Me (see illustration below). And even a concept classic feature 3D animation PC action game in late mid-90s Serious Sam was slightly imitated the characters with its different settings from the controversial violent yet popular classic early mid-90s MS-DOS-based PC action game Doom Trilogy and its classic successor Wolfenstein.

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The Trailer, Her Popular Expression, And The Plot

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Janella Salvador on shooting of her upcoming concept TV show Oh My G. (Courtesy of Facebook page/ABS-CBN)

Janella Salvador’s popular expression “Oh my gee!” had stated several times on her former portrayal as Nikki Grace-Lim of the entire episodes of Be Careful With My Heart. The word “gee” alone may not just indicate “Lord Holy God of Heavens Above” or “Saviour Jesus Christ”, but rather indicate and implies only her fictional, personal gesture and emotional cuteness. The adult TV viewers of the show had often curious her simple yet effective portrayal as a possible sign of an intentional loyalty to her aside from the main cast Jodi Sta. Maria as Maya and Richard Yap as Ricardo “Ser chief” Lim and even its various supporting cast.

The creative team had decided they would adapt her popular expression to become a mainstream series, and claimed it would be a better successor of Be Careful With My Heart. Before, the concept TV show “O.M.G.”—previously petitioned to define as, say for example, “Oh My Giselle”, “Owesome Misty Girl”, or “Only Me Gracious”—was previously available only for iWanTV app on prepaid mobile smartphone service SIM card ABS-CBN Mobile as a typical 5-minute mini series skit, according to the presscon last early December 2014 after the final airing of Be Careful With My Heart, but because of the request of the majority of many fans of Janella Salvador, ABS-CBN management had granted to do this.

In the official trailer of the show seen on ABS-CBN VHF Channel 2 at the end of 2014 until present and even on YouTube in HD 1080p format, Janella Salvador portrays as 16-year old Sophie Cepeda. Sad and alone at home that often missed her parents, she took on her laptop personal computer in color LED-backlit LCD display with Internet to access various social networking sites like Facebook or Twitter. As she was accidentally typed “#GODISNOWHERE”, an annonymous FB user account under “Friend Request” icon that often called “GOD” had contacted, realizing she was often said “God is no-where”. Though “GOD” may likely said “God is now here” as seemed so confusing with the same text “#GODISNOWHERE” rather than “#GodIsNowHere”, Sophie was shocked on the monitor, and she said softly on her mind, “Ooohhhh—-mmyyyyy—-geeeee?!?!”

Before the official release of an official trailer on TV, the “prequel” teaser trailer that uploaded and released two months ago on YouTube showed that Sophie was trapped in her dream after a blackout on her home, as while she was holding her mobile smartphone finding a way to trace a strong cellphone signal in a clear grassy mountainous area she fell on the bottom and her arms was held by an unknown man. When she looked at him as “GOD”, she was surprisingly said, “Oh my gee!”

And here is the latest trailer of the show:

The behind-the-scene of the show states about its concept, claiming it was dedicated from being a devotee of Saint Teresa of Avila for Janella and her mother Jenine Desiderio and ABS-CBN president Ms. Charo Santos-Concio:

TV vievers, and even the the loyal viewers of Be Careful With My Heart, should try to admit to watch the main female 16-year old teen characters of the concept TV show as she enters the scene as a 4th-level high school student, according to the behind-the-scene photo clips of official Facebook page of the show. The two teenage boys at the age of 17-years old, namely Gabby (Marlo Mortel) and Harry (Manolo Pedrosa), often compete each other to meet and have an affair with Sophie.

Such typical plot of teen love triangle of the TV show may be marked a possible strategy to attract for many young fans on which two male artists would be compatible to form as a love-team for Janella Salvador in real life. Marlo Mortel—who was portrayed as Niccolo of Be Careful With My Heart as Nikki’s boyfriend—was the first, and later Manolo Pedrosa; both of which were seperately appeared on separate episode guessings of longest-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya with Janella Salvador. Previously, ABS-CBN had conceptualized a typical modern-day epic drama Princess And I in 2012 when the show had set up three male actors Enrique Gil, Khalil Ramos, and Daniel Padilla, claiming on which of these three would be capable for Kathryn Bernardo (portrayed as Mikay as a lost princess in Bhutan), but in the end the show chose Daniel.

The Shooting Scene Format

Just as in the past and present ABS-CBN TV soaps such as Be Careful With My Heart, Dugong Buhay, Juan de la Cruz, Got to Believe, The Legal Wife, Bagito, Dream Dad, Forevermore, and many others, the show will still use a true 24-image-direct-capture-set-frames-per-second digital movie in high definition 1080p widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio Motion JPEG 2000 format. Though the original format may be downscaled to letterbox 4:3 480i/p scene compatible to current 525-line NTSC-M analog TV broadcast, the full HD content may be either re-broadcast using future roll-out of ISDB-T or may be streamed on broadband Internet via iWanTV or TFC.tv. But for more exciting viewing experience, the original 1080p resolution may be easily remaster using a near native 4K detail upscaling digital video graphics hardware found on most 4K UHD resolution LED-backlit LCD TV displays such as Sony and Samsung to become 4K resolution 2160p scene.

However, I only expect to wish that ABS-CBN—even other competing local terrestrial TV networks such as GMA, TV5, PTV, etc.—should try to purchase 4K UHD resolution digital video camera unit and broadcast on trial ISDB-T transmission using a newer HEVC video codec that’s 30% less data than a standard H.264 video codec, even on possible production of 4K UHD resolution content on future brand new ABS-CBN TV soaps.

The Official Theme Song?

On the trailer of the show, there claims its theme song performed by Janella Salvador often uses a typical concept song music tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. However, due to a possible infringement, the TV show now uses a Janella Salvador version official theme song I Can originally performed by Donna Cruz from ’80s classic movie Do Re Mi.

Closing And Announcement

Although I was open to support the concept TV show of 2015 as being a fan of Janella Salvador and even Sarah Geronimo, and as being the owner and author of this blog and remain unemployed, I was often disappointed for heeding my own lone petition to—but I am not reflected as an employee of—ABS-CBN to try to adapt Kimberly Joy Villanueva’s (iluvrbooks) Wattpad novel The Bet on TV to be possibly portrayed by Marlo Mortel and Janella Salvador as Drake and Sophia instead, from the originally planned 2015 movie version portrayed by successful primetime soap Forevermore stars Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano, now currently on-going as claimed. I was often so proud to both Enrique and Liza for offering such TV soap as director Cathy Garcia Molina had a way to enhance their acting skills as a result of intentional increase of their charisma thru the viewers, as well as the surprising increase of visitors visiting the shooting location—called “La Preza” farm—in Benguet as a typical tourism spot in reality.

So, what’s next with my own Plan B petition? If the supposed release of Philippine movie adaptation version of Wattpad novel The Bet under ABS-CBN Star Cinema (under the ongoing negotiation with Summit Media Publishing that produces Wattpad-adapted story Pop Fiction pocketbooks) might fail, I wish to author Kimberly Joy Villanueva that her novel should try to adapt on U.S. movies instead, just as Paramount Pictures had successfully planned to adapt Anna Todd’s (imaginator1D) Wattpad novel After now released on books only on U.S. under Simon & Schuster publication. Oh well, the possible negotiation might take a few long years to grant Kim’s wish, seriously. If so, then her novel may be with slight changes regarding re-enhancing original story plot and surnaming of main characters Drake and Sophia (for example, “Steiffer” for Drake and “Tyndrall” for Sophia).

The second Plan B? I also wish to Kimberly Joy Villanueva (as being a fan of Taylor Swift) to try to adapt her partly finished Wattpad novel My Imaginary Boyfriend to be featured on TV fantasy drama anthology Wansapanataym on ABS-CBN. My own suggested casting—although remain unofficial in real life—would be Miles Ocampo as Annalisse from the novel with two male stars to be announced, one human and another imaginary.

The third Plan B? Watch out for my own original drafted Wattpad story to be released soon as I was already created my user account on the said online novel creation. Problem is, I was currently alone at home as of now, so I was not able to have a workshop with Pandayan Bookstore out of home to show my sample story craft but I’ll give my best as much as I can.

Oh, by the way, the upcoming concept youth-oriented TV soap Oh My G would likely dedicate to all feature Filipino-based Wattpad novels such as She’s Dating With A Gangster, The Bet, Hopeless Romantic, and many others written by various amateur online novelists featured on Summit Media Pop Fiction pocketbooks as I often loyal to them. I thought that the quality of the story of the show would be likely optimized to become realistic compared to various Wattpad-based online Filipino novels.

Also, I also dedicate for being loyal of reading 13-year old Canadian author Natali Kim’s (likely child portral story) Wattpad novel Infinity.Dream that may be possibly adapted in local Philippine TV only with full consent and approval. (The possible casting as I suggest if approved would be Mutya Orquia as Maira.)

Oh My G airs January 19, 2015 on ABS-CBN VHF Channel 2 Mega Manila and various terrestrial analog TV channels on ABS-CBN regional stations in letterbox SD format analog TV broadcast, with re-run in Full HD 1080p format on iWanTV (exclusively on Sky Broadband and Bayan DSL subscribers in select Metro Manila areas), iWanTV app on ABS-CBN Mobile, and TFC.tv. 

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