JUAN TAMAD Is GMA’s Newest Comedy Hit
Kapuso comedian Sef Cadayona is a major success in his first title role as Juan Tamad.
Sef's modern day rendition of Juan Tamad piloted last Sunday, August 23, with an 18.4 percent NUTAM (National Urban Television Audience Measurement) household rating – far ahead of ABS CBN competition Luv U which rated 11.9 percent – according to Nielsen TV Audience Measurement overnight ratings data. Juan Tamad utilized a slew of special effects and animation, increasing the number of young viewers for this time-slot, while the familiar story about the lazy boy from Philippine folklore kept housewives and older viewers tuned in.
The pilot episode, entitled Juan and the Girl Next Door, was also a trending topic on Twitter – with netizens noting that Sef tickled their funny bones and that the show was a feel-good stress reliever.
Juan Tamad’s first episode focused on Juan’s huge crush on his next door neighbor Marie, played by the beautiful Max Collins. Juan signed up for a political science course just to become Marie’s classmate. But his lazy ways turned college life into an epic fail. Juan dropped out but was too afraid to tell his OFW father Tatay George (RoiVinzon).
This coming episode, Juan’s Nanay Siony (played by Marissa Sanchez) uses Juan’s erstwhile tuition money to enter a networking business. Juan warns her against this, to no avail. Nanay Siony turns friends, neighbors and even her catty rival Candy (played by Melanie Marquez) into her business partners.
Jaclyn Jose guest stars as the marketing whiz who sells Nanay Siony on Miracle Powder … which turns out to not so miraculous after all.
Juan Tamad’s sophomore episode is a riot and it airs this Sunday afternoon, only on GMA7. /MP