Episode 5 of He’s Coming to Me is a highlight of the whole series. It’s impressive what the production team has come up with in terms of the quality. This is an instance when the substance matches the form.
Before I talk about Ohm and Singto, I want to rave about the many aspects of the show:
- Thai lakorns are known for delivering high-level emotions. Such dramatic scenes will then play on the audiences’ feelings and expectations. Therefore, a connection is made between the show (product) and its audience (consumer). This series (of only 8 episodes) has succeeded in that respect;
- Even before I saw Episode 1, the teaser clips already point to heavy drama;
- He’s Coming to Me is not a lakorn in its strictest sense, but is a hybrid between the drama of yesteryears and modern Thai BL shows;
- Episode 5 brings back memories of Love of Siam when Pchy serenades Mario with a love song. Ohm’s Thun just did the same, but with a twist;
- The music never ‘felt’ out of place, highlights the emotional punches even a notch higher;
- Other technical aspects like editing, production values, how flashbacks are used to make a point;
- You know this drama is made by people who love their work.
So what happens when a ghost fell for someone who still lives? He gets to love him a bit. Then gets hurt when a girl grabs the boy’s attention with a kiss, and maybe a chance for passionate sex? Nah, she’s not that lucky.
Here’s where the drama meets my expectations. When Thun rejects the girl’s invitation for sex, he confirms what I knew all along – our Thun will not walk the easy road. Does that makes him gay, hell no! That makes him decent, knowing he’s not going to fall for someone who is already taken.
Singto is the senior among the two. It’s a given that more is expected of him. Prachaya is no Best Actor for nothing. In Episode 5, his show of restraint is admirable.
A drama shows quality if the crying scenes are controlled and there are no hysterics. That’s very hard to do and makes the show even more dramatic. Singto uses his eyes to show anger, desperation, fear, and pain and he did it during the limited time given to him.
Ohm goes for the jugular in Episode 5. Glad the director allowed Ohm to not hold back and cry his heart out. This Episode shows how much acting mileage he has gained in such a short period of time.
Imagine, he was just invited to audition for a BL drama, and he’s already such a convincing actor now.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars [See our Review Guide]