Updates: Apparently, the production team decided to cast different actors for season 2. While I will miss the old cast, I’m also excited to watch how the new actors play their respective characters.
I am impressed with the acting of the two fresh faces. While there maybe some confusion with the story, still it is one hot show!
Release of episodes to global fans are delayed for months! However, the producers explained that they have an agreement with LINETV on episode releases.
Newcomer Ryu Jessadakorn Kriangsamut is a student who applies for work in a posh cafe. The owner appears to be quite smitten by him – Oat Passakorn Sanrattana. Their budding romantic relationship and their friends are to make up the drama series. The theme of the King’s game, coming out, and romance will continue.
Here’s the teaser trailer:
Review of Episode 1-3 is now available here.
Season 1 of I’m Your King escaped my radar when it was shown in 2017. I was only able to watch this 5-episode drama a few days ago.
Here’s the plot:
Days before Pound leaves for China for studies, a gang of six – New, Matt, Bright, August, Junho and Pound – gathers for a farewell celebration. They play the King game, which is a game with one simple rule: the holder of the King card can command anyone to do anything he wishes. However, in just one night, the six friends face a life-changing decision that will change their friendship forever.
The trailer got a lot of people excited, and it’s the reason why some became critical when the series was released. They were disappointed – acting, story, pacing, whatever.
I say it’s a disservice to yourself if you would entertain such notion of negativity. I think that I’m my best critic and judge (for whatever I want or wish to watch). I also think this applies to everyone.
One thing I can say, it’s not bad nor was it a masterpiece. I think the actors – who are fresh from an acting workshop – gave raw, emotional but incomplete performances. Just like the guys at Love Sick, you can feel certain scenes could have been improved or edited all together. But that same rawness gave the series its authentic feel.
I give I’m Your King a rating of 3.25 out of 5 stars, which only heightens my expectations for Season 2.
There is one side story that I felt passionate about. It’s about one of the leads –
Newyear Kitiwhut Sawutdimilin – who was reported to be gay.
There were unconfirmed reports that Thai BL directors prefer straight actors to play gay characters. I find that discriminatory. To think that they are portraying gay characters! How would you feel if you’re a local Thai and that foreign actors are preferred over you to play such characters
With close to a million Instagram followers, Newyear Kitiwhut Sawutdimilin, plays Pound, one of the main characters in I’m Your King. The 24-year-old actor gave a raw, intense performance that I find quite exciting to watch. He is reported to have been ‘rejected’ in 2 Moons The Series, for being ‘not too manly’, but that sounds ridiculous! The photo was taken from Newyear’s Instagram account.