There's an *indie* series making waves online, and it involves—you guessed it—murder and crime. Basta Gagradweyt Tayo (As Long As We Graduate) is an angsty coming-of-age series written and directed by college student Leighton Angcan, and it even has its own OST! SOOO EXTRA.
What is the story of Basta Gagradweyt Tayo?
Airah (yes, with an "H" at the end) is a high school student who will do anything to help her crush Raffy graduate. Super simple and ~typical~, right? The "normal" girl who's in love with the mysterious school heartthrob. What she doesn't know is that Raffy will also do anything to graduate. In the trailer, a distraught Airah is seen sitting next to Raffy's bloody body and we're left wondering what happened between them.
Who stars in Basta Gagradweyt Tayo?
Endria Silva as Airah
Esau Villamor as Raffy
What are people saying about the series?
One Twitter fan gushed: "The cinematography, editing, how actors portrayed it well, unpredictable plot—everything was beautifully made." Some are comparing the series to The End Of The F*cking World and Thai show Girl From Nowhere. Basta Gagradweyt Tayo touches on themes like fighting against corrupt systems, abuse, injustice, and even police brutality. Fans are even asking for a Season 2!
Where can you watch it?
The five-episode mini-series is currently available for streaming with English subtitles on YouTube. Watch the first episode below:
In case you've already seen the series, here are some details you might have missed from your first watch!
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