Netflix’s Trese has undoubtedly paved the way for Filipino representation on an international scale. With its superb animation, deep approach to local folklore, and remarkable protagonists, the show is truly a must-watch.
With most of PH Twitter now having watched the series, the same sentiment is now being spread online—with one defining comment we didn’t see coming: Crispin and Basilio are simp-worthy, apparently.
In case you didn't know, to simp for someone means to "perform excessive sympathy and attention toward another person, typically someone who doesn't reciprocate the same feelings." It's pretty much the perfect term for stans of fictional characters like Crispin and Basilio
Collectively dubbed as the Kambal (twins), the two are Alexandra Trese’s bodyguards who’ll stop at nothing to protect their “bossing.” Behind their tough facade, they’ve been described as “squabbling siblings who are an amusing mix of conyo and kanto.”
To tell them apart: Crispin is the older twin with short hair and dons the sad mask in combat, while Basilio has longer hair and wears the happy mask. Voice actors Simon Dela Cruz (Filipino version) and Griffin Puatu (English version) also undoubtedly give a certain layer of sweetness and self-awareness to the demigod gunmen.
Don’t believe us? Check out these tweets that just might change your mind—or maybe you’ve already tweeted similar ones!
Not me simping over Crispin and Basilio at 2 in the morning pic.twitter.com/QTMHoOYWVe— Cami (@dscmbblte) June 10, 2021
favorite dynamic in trese:
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/ \ / \ "Crispin! Basilio!"
/ \ / \ 읏?— Jun ?? | read bio (@qingxinq) June 11, 2021
no thoughts only crispin, basilio and tapia drinking taho pic.twitter.com/xrckts0j9R— Crane || yoimiya waiting list (@wishuponacrane) June 11, 2021
Crispin and Basilio appreciation ? pic.twitter.com/GB6Etwix3l— ☆๑ ?????? (@Jiebieberyiin) June 10, 2021
Crispin and Basilio checking the bird app and seeing themselves trending: pic.twitter.com/QNDmkHQxJo— Puto | Tree-hugger | YuuMori Anime Apologist (@PutoSINthesis) June 12, 2021
all up my feelings tonight for CRISPIN AND BASILIO.... i love my himbo kambal.... my HIMBAL.... pic.twitter.com/uLl6Y0nTC6— jack dahyuniel's? (@coletsluvr) June 13, 2021
Meanwhile, while Crispin and Basilio are getting the main audience, other fans haven't forgotten about the series' other cast of characters that definitely deserve the attention.
good morning to mommy manananggal only pic.twitter.com/C5d9gysJ4n— chleng (@artbychleo) June 12, 2021
Do you have a favorite character from Trese?