Episode 7 of WhyRU is an acting highlight for Saint Suppapong as he says goodbye to his sister who has supported him throughout his young and eventful life. Zee’s Fighter kept himself in the sideline amidst Tutor’s emotional turmoils. Yet at the end of the episode, he upped the ante for their growing intimacy.
Not to be outshined (as expected) is the Zon-Saifah pair who made huge headways into their comedic yet touchy relationship. The scene inside Saifah’s room and the actual singing campaign (with their wacky pals) inside the campus offer plenty of entertainment.
- Mr. Suppapong shows he has what it takes to level up the series on its dramatic turns by taking front and center. His scenes with his older sister as he “comes out” to her was touching, sentimental, yet not overdone;
- Tommy Sittichok and Jimmy Karn level up their characters’ interaction in a manner so natural and with the usual comedic flair, yet it doesn’t feel forced. They are – apparently – comfortable with each other;
- The rooftop featuring Zee and Saint is an exciting showcase of intimacy by way of kissing. You have to watch it to appreciate it;
- Except for the usual musical accompaniment, series show restraint in depicting dramatic scenes, making them more effective;
- With 5 episodes to go, WhyRU has already cemented itself as a sort of BL ‘canvas’ that complements the various tropes of its predecessors as it made its way in the BL landscape as a trailblazer.
Kudos to the subs team for showing a more ‘skillful’ translation. The same compliment could be given to the way music is used – right now, there are 3 OSTs that could accompany any chosen scene.
The production team has shown technical superiority as they set sights into how the main couples develop their relationships while showcasing character growth.
But here’s the rub: the story has progressed quite well already that what will happen next has to be about pushing the drama narrative even further without redundancy.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars [See our Review Guide]