6 *Underrated* iWantTFC Originals To Binge-Watch If You’re Looking For Something New

by Mariel Roja   |  Mar 14, 2023
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Trying to find a ~binge-worthy~ series? iWantTFC, which is owned by ABS-CBN, offers a diverse genre of original shows that deserve to be on your watch list. With its goal to be the home of Filipino stories, rest assured that top-notch programs will grace your screens. And the catch is that you can watch on the platform for free! It’s never too late to support our incredible local creatives.

Here are six underrated iWantTFC originals you need to stream RN if you’re looking for more things to watch: 

1. Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank 3: The Real Untold Story of Josephine Bracken

Eugene Domingo returned to our screens to reprise her role as herself for the third installment of the Ang Babae Sa Septic Tank saga. Director Marlon Rivera used satire to illuminate the problem of historical revisionism and its danger to the present. Thanks to the brilliant writing of Chris Martinez and the excellent work of the entire cast, this series can educate you while also keeping you entertained in just seven episodes! You can watch its first episode below:


2. Tara, G!

Be inspired by Team WISE's (Walang Iwanan Sa Ere) determination to save the future of their beloved city of La Guerta! This 10-episode series is the brainchild of Gena Tenaja and Karen Israel, with the direction of Catherine Camarillo. Rising stars Anthony Jennings, Daniella Stranner, Kaori Oinuma, JC Alcantara, CJ Salonga, Zach Castaeda, and Vivoree Esclito are among the lead cast members. The most significant aspect of this show is it sheds light on the struggle of traditional coffee farmers to keep their lives afloat in the absence of proper education and a reliable source of income. You are going to experience a heartwarming tale of friendship, family, and young love. 

3. Bagman

You are definitely missing out if you haven't seen Arjo Atayde's outstanding performance in this series, which helped him make history by being the first Filipino to win Best Actor at the Asian Academic Creative Awards. Unveiling the dirty world of local politics, this show is often tagged as the Breaking Bad of the Philippines. It is exhilarating to see an anti-hero protagonist because it successfully demonstrated how morality can be overwhelmed by power and corruption in times of adversity. This action-packed show ran for two seasons and was written and directed by Shuga Praico. Sit back, relax, and watch its first episode!

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4. I Am U

What will you do if you run into your doppelgänger? Will you flee or invite them into your life? In this series, the character of Julia Barreto was definitely enthralled with the idea of keeping her doppelgänger close. Exploring themes of longing and grief while attempting to draw a line between good and evil, this show will keep you on your toes as they try not to be burned alive. This is under the creative direction of Dwein Ruedas Baltazar from the mind of Keavy Eunice Vicente. What are you waiting for? Check out its first episode:

5. Sleep With Me

This is more than just a GL series, it is a beautiful unfolding of two people’s souls despite their lifestyle differences. Director and writer Samantha Lee has done it again with this queer love story starring Lovi Poe and Janine Gutierrez. What will pinch your heart about this romance is their willingness to accept and deal with each other’s disorders. It proved that no matter how difficult it may be for someone to accept all of you, that person will eventually come to understand your life and everything that entails. Take a look at its first episode!


6. Viral Scandal

Social media is like a double-edged sword due to its capacity to connect and control our lives. Created by Arah Jell Badayos, this timely narrative responsibly showed the negative impacts of online controversies especially if you are a woman. The strong ensemble gave the story justice with the superb delivery of Charlie Dizon, Joshua Garcia, Jake Cuenca, and Dimples Romana. Every episode is a must-watch especially for the younger audiences who are exposed to all of the things that spread online. This is directed by Dado Lumibao and Froy Allan Leonardo. Feel free to check out its full trailer below:

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