With several hit shows, D5STUDIO’s focus on producing original digital content that seeks to connect with audiences through fresh and different concepts has recently paid off in a huge way.
Two hit web shows, Forever Sucks and Bolero Rap Battles in particular, paved the way for D5STUDIO Originals’ entertainment offerings.
Since its debut in February, Forever Sucks has quickly developed a solid and loyal following among its millennial fan base.
The show, which stars Jasmine Curtis-Smith playing Izabel (a 170-year-old vampire pretending to be a normal lovelorn twentysomething), returned for a second season with a new twist and a new love interest.
Despite the departure of theater actor JC Santos who co-starred with Jasmine in Season 1, viewership for Forever Sucks remained solid and became even more phenomenal in Season 2.
With the introduction of Kiko, the character Felix Roco plays in the second season, the show even reached a new high as it garnered almost three million views in less than a month within its new season premiere last Halloween, Oct.31.
Forever Sucks has always been known for its exceptional production quality, but the second season has truly solidified the show’s storytelling. The web series has now reached a level that it is being touted as a benchmark that Philippine television must catch up to.
While the season ended with Izabel and Kiko in each other’s arms, fans remain optimistic for a possible return, given that Izabel’s immortality and Kiko’s humanity mean that they can’t and won’t be together forever. Walang forever pero meron pa ring Forever Sucks.
Meanwhile, one show that music fans, especially rap and hip-hop fans can definitely watch forever on D5Studio is Bolero Rap Battles.
Hosted by hip-hop superstars Ron Henley and Loonie, Bolero Rap Battles is actually a fresh spin off of the biggest rap battle league in the country, Fliptop Battles.
What makes the show unique is its “Purian, hindi siraan!” concept that places emphasis on the battling rappers complimenting, rather than bashing, each other. The fresh, new concept has resonated well with the Fliptop Battles cult-like community and whose members welcomed it with open arms.
With over 3.5 million views broken down into an average of 300,000 views per battle, the show recently culminated with the final battle between Apekz and Shernan.
In three epic rounds, Apekz and Shernan expressed their mutual admiration for each other as they took in a freestyle way into amazing bits that are at times both marvelous and hilarious. In the end, it was the pride of Valenzuela, Apekz that prevailed even as the impressive efforts of Muntinlupa native Shernan made him equally deserving to stand on the same stage.
With the success of Forever Sucks 2 and Bolero Rap Battles, expect D5STUDIO to continue exceeding expectations as it delivers more inspired entertainment content in the years to come.
You can watch D5STUDIO’s original shows online for free at http://www.d5.studio.
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