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Set in the midst of the global pandemic, Cairo and Gavreel, who had previously been communicating online, decide to try living together for a brief period of time. However, while Gav is aggressive and straightforward in expressing his love, Cairo, who is more modest, is not quite ready to move forward so swiftly. As the two continue to spend time together and explore their feelings for each other, they are unexpectedly greeted by Terrence, Gav's ex-boyfriend. All of a sudden, Cairo and Gav’s lives take a turn for the worse, and soon, unexpected difficulties befall the two souls who have now fallen in love with each other. (Source: GagaOOLala) ~~ The last episode has a longer duration of 55 minutes. Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Philippines
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: May 22, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Duration: 31 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,220 users)
  • Ranked: #2812
  • Popularity: #2123
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Bluruby2122
13 people found this review helpful
Jun 20, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10

The chemistry is still there

It's always something you hope for with a 2nd season, but you don't always get. For that amazing chemistry that fueled the first season of a show to return. Getting to see Gav and Cairo as they navigate a relationship in person, and all that entails, instead of through a screen was truly lovely and touching. Watching them and their friends open up and allow themselves to be vulnerable with each other was worth the wait and I would %100 both rewatch and recommend this series.
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Bangbangbang
8 people found this review helpful
Jun 30, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 9.5

Hanggang sa huli! (Until the end!)

Besides the fact that this was basically an extended version of the movie, we have to consider that it’s quite the opposite of what some other series tried to do in relation to the OG series and its movie. (Looking at you, 2gether: The Movie)

Some people will sure argue that it’s a lazy ploy for the production company, but I’d beg to differ. This series really added more depth to the story. As a fan, I really enjoyed that extended cut of the movie; it still had all the highs and lows from the film, and then some. All of the scenes are somewhat made more intense, in addition to the new scenes that weren't in the movie; it was just a treat to get more depth from their story.

All the feels! Hanggang sa huli! (Until the end)

I’ll attach my original review for the movie since, again, it’s practically Gameboys the Move ++.

~~~~ORIGINAL FILM REVIEW~~~~

This film is indeed a long time coming. Being born from the initial outbreak and lockdown in the Philippines, Gameboys is an inspiring piece of work that reminds us that even through great adversity, love and family are still the most powerful things we have.

The film is a fabulous mix of the camera style we got to love from the original series, while also expanding upon it with scenes where our beloved characters are seen actually together in person. The obvious juxtaposition of the movie from the original series is just amazing to see, while the cinematography and the obvious regard of color theory was just exquisite. Its production is the opposite of disingenuous to its fans, and we loved to see it.

The story is a direct sequel to the events of the original series. We see Cairo and Gavreel, along with Pearl and a few not so surprising characters, go through the brief time the main couple is allowed before Cairo leaves for Bukidnon. And of course, along the way, there has to be some drama. And drama it was. Makes-you-want-to-punch-someone-on-the-face level of drama, but best you check that out on your own. ;)

Highlights include the character developments of Terrence, Wesley, and Achilles. They had such great potential from the original series, and I loved that they were given a chance to elaborate on their somehow complicated relationship. That, among other parts, of course, was straight up proper queer representation. Heteronormative tropes say what? We don’t know her.

Another highlight is the tita Susan character which was so on the nose on the cliché über religious Boomer. I mean, she was clutching a Santo Niño at the start like it was a purse! She is the epitome of what we of the LGBTQIA+ abhor and fight against. Kudos to the actress. I genuinely wanted to throw her off a cliff, and that’s a complete complement in this regard. It’s quite a toxic character, and a reality a lot of people in the community from predominantly Roman Catholic countries like the Philippines have to face so often. My heart goes out to them.

The character is clearly a commentary on how Catholics seem so ready to involve themselves with the affairs of the LGBTQIA+. They seem so ready to give their unsolicited and baseless opinions as if the LGBTQIA+ are a commodity or an object they can just play with and never take seriously. It’s such a curious reality in our world. Like us being gay somehow is about them. Not us. THEM.

The character and her part in the story reminded me of a quote from Into the Woods: “Careful the things you say, children will listen. Careful the things you do, children will see and learn."

Fact of the matter is that children listen and remember the words that you may have thought wouldn’t leave a scar. Words or comments that seem to be so light to you can have a tremendous and lasting effect on others. Words can leave scars, and children do remember. I hope this message resonates with every person who sees the film. We have to be careful with what we say, even to children.

We as LGBTQIA+ stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. We have to fight for our rights. Grinning and bearing the lashing words of the ignorant can only get us so far; we don’t deserve to hide who we are and who we love. A message I hope that resonates with everyone who sees the film is that whether you are a member of the LGBTQIA+ community or otherwise, remember that we are all part of the fight. We have to do our part to battle for our rights. LOVE WINS ALWAYS.

Lastly, of course it won’t be surprising that So, Canlas, and de Santos gave fabulous performances reminding us why we loved Gameboys in the first place. Our boys have come so far from where they started. Cairo and Gavreel have gone through so much during this pandemic, and they do deserve the happiness they fought for. Canlas and de Santos really make us feel the hardships and emotions of being LGBTQIA+. It feels so real. It feels so right. Pearl, on the other hand, ever so charming, is a cherry on top of this Gameboys cake, she deserves all the love, too.

To end this, it was very humbling to be reminded subtly of the adversity COVID has wrought upon the Philippines and the world. Love and family can be the last things we hold after experiencing so much hardship and death. We fight on with those we love and care for with our heads high and continue the good fight. COVID may have ruined a lot of things for us, but it can’t ruin the human spirit.

Gameboys the movie is a solid 10/10 from this fan.
ALL THE KILIG IN THE WORLD!

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  • Drama: Gameboys Season 2
  • Country: Philippines
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: May 22, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Duration: 31 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 1,220 users)
  • Ranked: #2812
  • Popularity: #2123
  • Watchers: 7,279

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