Understanding generation gap in TV5’s coming-of-age series ‘Gen Z’

Misunderstood. That’s what we always feel with our elders, people who easily judge us because they think they know our situation better because of their age. While I think every generation have gone through that phase, there should always be a room for communication and understanding.

TV5, together with Cignal and Regal Entertianment, Inc., bring Gen Z, an inside look at how the younger generation navigates through the ins and outs of daily life and at the same time show the older generations how to connect and better understand them. Promising young stars Jerome Ponce, Jane Oineza, Ricci Rivero, Melizza Jimenez, Chie Filomeno, Kent Gonzales, and Darwin Yu will be taking center stage with Gen Z, the exciting new Young Adult series poised to add flavor and adulting drama to your Sunday nights.

The story is a fresh yet fearless portrayal of the Gen Z’s struggles and aspirations. Tackling the lives of the brothers, Jojo (Ponce) and Kiko (Gonzales), as they enter the world of adulthood with their friends Matet (Oineza) and Rico (Yu). Part of their friend group are the rebellious wildheart Gina (Filomeno); and upper class sweethearts Migo (Rivero) and Michelle (Jimenez). The show will portray how each character deals with life’s struggles while striving to achieve their ambitions and its impact on their relationships with their family and friends.

Gen Z will highlight the diverse yet deeply interconnected stories of these characters as they take on bigger responsibilities while dealing with persons in society they may not fully agree with. Clouding the story of friendship are the individuals’ dilemma within their families, seeking to understand and be understood.

The series will likewise touch on the different dynamics of families and the characters’ perseverance in making their current situations better for themselves and their loved ones, which makes it even more relatable across diverse generations. Joining the young cast are veteran actors led by Joey Marquez, Angeli Bayani, and Teresa Loyzaga. Joining the young cast are veteran actors led by Joey Marquez, Angeli Bayani, and Teresa Loyzaga.

ConferenZ: Gen Z Online Mediacon was a departure from the usual online media conferences as the event gave the press a chance to get a glimpse into the world of Gen Zs with breakout rooms with topics on self-love, social media, and the latest in pop culture discussed by the lead stars themselves. This one-of-a-kind event mounted by TV5 and Cignal TV was held today, March 5, 2021.

The show is a real-life depiction of the struggles and priorities of the Gen Zs and how they relate with their families, fresh from the point of view of its Gen Z writers, students from College of Saint Benilde under Direk Joey Reyes’ mentorship. With authentic portrayal of the kids’ shared values and individuality, it is definitely one of the more exciting shows to watch out for this year.

Get your weekly dose of the in-your-face and no-nonsense youth crew. Gen Z premieres March 7 and will air every Sunday, 9PM on TV5. Catchup episodes will also air every Sunday, 6PM, starting March 14 on One Screen Cignal TV CH.9 and SatLite CH. 35. Gen Z can also be watched LIVE and ON-DEMAND on Cignal Play App. You can stream every episode for free just register on cignalplay.com and download the app on Android and iOS.

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