The episode finale of YYY BL sitcom is far from being the comedy it purports to be. In fact, it has become a substantial, and emotional drama acted with generosity and integrity. From the beginning, Lay Talay and Yoon Phusanu offer an on-screen chemistry that is hard to match. The development of their characters and how their relationship progresses is stellar – there is tension as well as anticipation. Poppy Ratchapong as Porpla – for the sheer brilliance of his performance – should be nominated for an award. This review is a joint effort with Jen’s BL Views and Reviews!
Let’s have the storyline first shall we?
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A high-rise apartment houses young boys of different lifestyles and upbringing. Owned and maintained by a crazy and easily-fooled Yaoi fanatic named Porpla (a hilarious Poppy Ratchapong), the all-male occupants live in various stages of interaction. Porpla’s cross-dressing antics and imagination pushes reality out of the equation and renders the occupants to become more than ‘roommates’ and into something that ranges from ‘bromance’ to boys’ love.
- After Arm’s confession and the romantic rooftop scene, the next logical step is for the main characters – Pun and Nott – to become intimate and spread the romance between them. It did not happen, instead Nott rejects Pun’s offer of companionship and much more
- Nott is an orphan, and that’s the reason why he rejects Pun. Yet, he’s the one who was quite aggressive in the first place. The way he clings to Pun during the latter’s entry to the apartment was a great start, and the rooftop scene as well.
- The scenes with the girl pretending to be a boy (she also happens to be the same actress in Waterboyy the Movie who annoyingly drives herself between Ngern and Beam relationship, yet in the end got no one by her side) took away precious time for the main characters and the progression of their on-off relationship.
- You don’t kiss someone only to say, you’re not worth it. Really?
The farewell party for Pun is both funny and sentimental. With viewers conscious that it’s the final episode, emotions are high. The saving grace – since we are not supposed to take this sitcom seriously – is the space ship. And I’m not going to reveal anything after that.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Overall, I’ll give this BL sitcom an average rating of 3.75 out of 5 stars [See our Review Guide]