End of November 2019 saw the casting for a new drama series. Entitled My Ride, I Love You. It tells the story of a motorcycle rider and a doctor who had their hearts broken.
How they managed to comfort each other and become closer form a big part of the series.
Here is my interpretation of the story:
Our main protagonist is Tawan. He’s a doctor in his late twenties, a bit naughty and childish but a gentle human being. He always accepted his sexuality even early in his life. As a gay guy, he is in a relationship with Por, a dentist and his senior.
The other main character is Mork. He has a diploma in Electronics and has a cheating girlfriend. In order to aupport his girlfriend, he worked as a motorcycle rider when they relocated to Bangkok
Tawan began to ride Mork’s bike when he’s visiting Por. They became close, especially when Mork witnessed what would be Tawan’s heartache.
The author tweeted the English translation of his work here:
Here are some of the actors who auditioned for roles.
The series director updates the audition process:
I’m in the opinion that the casting crew should go for fresh faces. However, there are advantages in casting experienced actors since they are recognizable by BL fans.
Here is an interesting article/interview of the author.
Also known as Patrick Rangsimant, he is popularly known as “the gay doctor’ or ” Mor Tud”. In an interview with The Bangkok Post he said:
I am a gay person who writes gay novels. Thai readers call this genre of book “Y novel”. Interesting enough, Y novels in Thailand are mostly written by female writers, who imagine gay relationships. With all due respect, their works are romantic novels in the same fashion as novels about heterosexual relationships. | source |
That was quite heavy and it gives us more perspective about the author. I think there is a big difference when a drama is based on actual experience than just imagination.
We will post more information about this new series as they become available.