He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 6 [Review]

The Ohm-Singto ghost-bromance-BL drama, He’s Coming to Me, is about to end in 2 upcoming episodes. The series – thus far – has exceeded all of my expectations. For a drama that tells the tale of a lonely ghost who befriends an even lonelier human, it has a lot of heart! And the drama! – more than I could possibly bear.

Here’s what we know so far:

  • Met (Singto) expresses his joy at the extent of his friend’s efforts to give him a most treasured remembrance.

    Met (Singto) dies from a heart attack. (there is now some new developments into his ‘death’). Fast forward, he became a wandering ghost and forgets who he is. His stay in the cemetery becomes less of a hassle when he met a human, Thun (Ohm), who for unknown reasons, can see him;

  • The ghost has a walkman and a cassette tape (with pop songs) as reminders of his past;
  • Thun invites Met to live with him, as he studies in Uni (taking up Law) with his 3 friends;
  • A complication in their relationship ensues when Met begins to have ‘feelings’ for the younger guy, yet it seems said ‘feelings’ is mutual. A girl-friend of Thun initiates intimacy, but was rejected;
  • Prince (Chimon) and Khiem (Sing) start to think that their friend is a lunatic, with the talk of a ghost and of finding out what happens to the ghost;
  • Thun’s birthday reveals the emotional ‘tensions’ between the characters – with Met becoming less and less visible, and Thun emotionally exhausted for controlling what he really felt for the other guy;
  • Thun’s plea for Met to ‘never let me go’ serves as his romantic overtures, revealing his feelings for the ghost;
  • And so the ghost and his human friend kissed.
A definite highlight of the series. Thun kisses Met in the most tender of ways! He’s Coming to Me, as a drama, will be remembered as the romantic launchpad of Ohm and Singto. Are they the next big BL couple with tremendous star power?

But let’s ask the question: How could the human fall for the ghost?

Met (Singto) returns to the cemetery to ponder about his fate. Is he coming back to Thun or is he going to disappear forever?

Well, Met is no ordinary ghost. He’s very thoughtful, has this positive demeanor that inspires others to be good and nice, is honest yet also has his naughty side. That’s boyfriend material already!

How could the ghost fall for the younger guy? I think the answer is also quite simple. Thun, notwithstanding his stance as a loner, is as thoughtful as Met. He showers anyone special to him with cheerful thoughts and extends such feelings with gifts, among which is his time. How could the ghost not fall for someone who likes to be with him all the time?

So the drama continues as Thun’s mom makes a visit, yet Thun remains an emotional wreck as he ‘mourns’ Met’s disappearance. An important past relationship serves as Episode six’s explosive reveal. Ohm also reveals something personal about himself to his mother.

Ohm’s emotional outbursts are as painful as anyone who has lost the most important person in his life. He also begins to alienate himself with his friends.

Met contemplates what he needs (or must) do as he stays away from Thun and settles back in the cemetery.

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The Series’ defining moment – Thun’s Coming Out to his Mom. One of the series’ most emotional moment, and inspiring too!

The Wiki defines ‘coming out’ as follows:

Coming out of the closet, often shortened to coming out, is a metaphor for LGBT people’s self-disclosure of the sexual orientation of their gender identity. The term coming out can also be used in various non-LGBT applications (e.g. atheists). Framed and debated as a privacy issue, coming out of the closet is described and experienced variously as a psychological process or journey; decision-making or risk-taking; a strategy or plan; a mass or public event; a speech act and a matter of personal identity; a rite of passage; liberation or emancipation from oppression; an ordeal; a means toward feeling gay pride instead of shame and social stigma; or even career suicide. [source]

I think the writer and producer of the series have been respectful to the LGBT community in as much as they provide ‘milestones’ to the characters in terms of their individuality. These ‘milestones’ are directly related to an LGBT person.

While it is not totally indicated that Thun and Met are ‘gay’, their feelings for each other are more than enough to compensate for the lack of labeling.

On Acting…

Is this the same Ohm who uses his cute smiles to capture the hearts of BL fans in Make It Right? I’m not so sure. He has grown into a serious performer with plenty of acting chops! I think that the depth of his emotions is not only heartfelt but authentic. He is simply Thun – making the character all his own.

Singto, who I remember vividly, as the scholarly, yet defiant freshman in SOTUS, has turned a gentle yet almost poetic performance. As a ghost, he has transformed himself into a ‘being’ who has to endure loneliness in infinity. He has perfected his acting style in as much as he is Kongpob in SOTUS as he is Met in this series.

I have remarked so little about the supporting cast, but they are as competent as the two leads.

  • Chimon turns a new role as the aggressive semi-villain friend who ‘lusts’ after the girl, gives the series a much-needed “contravida”;
  • Sing, who is already a veteran of BL soaps, is excellent as the goofy yet concerned buddy;
  • Thun’s Mom is now a personal favorite of mine as a supporting actress.

Definitely, He’s Coming to Me, is the biggest BL event of 2019.

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars  [See our Review Guide]

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The teaser clip for Episode 7 is up!

So is Met coming back as in He’s Coming to Me? really!

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