How to review a BL series amidst the noise? In the case of WhyRU, it’s as simple as what you see is what you get. Nowadays, with fan service being the norm – it’s a little bit harder not to join in the fun. But the critical standard remains the same, and what are those criteria?Continue reading “Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 10-13 [Review]”
The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty is racking up ratings because of the elements of mystery and thrills. That, coupled with the main lead’s excellent chemistry, is keeping the audience on edge and highly entertained. Let’s review what is happening in the current episodes.Continue reading “The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty 明代侦探|iQIYI (2020) (Ep.11 to 20)”
Notwithstanding the real-world reality of social distancing and abject poverty, people – young and old – took refuge from the Internet and anointed what previously was an obscure, even taboo genre – Boys Love. Gone are the days when young girls (and gay boys) hide their cellphones while watching the latest episode of SOTUS, Love by Chance, (more recently even TharnType) or the earlier greats like Love of Siam. Taking advantage of this surge in BL popularity is 2Gether The Series from GMMtv, the undisputed heavyweight BL network in Thailand.Continue reading “2Gether The Series – Episode 8-9 [Review]”
Aam Anusorn Soisa-ngim never sold himself to the devil. Like many independent filmmakers around the world, he firmly maintains that art should never be compromised in exchange for profit. While he was offered to take the driver’s seat in future, highly-anticipated sequels of Boys Love series in Thailand, Soisa-ngim’s forte remains making slow-paced, deliberate, and character-driven films that critics and discerning viewers long for.Continue reading “Present Still Perfect (แค่นี้ก็ดีแล้ว2) – 2020 [Review]”
UWMA? Why are we talking about Until We Meet Again weeks after the Finale was broadcast? Because I need to finish what I started. A multitude of reasons, actually. Mainly because I effectively trashed some aspects of Episode 16, and discovered later I was dead-ass wrong. I was also tired of letting myself be overwhelmed with emotion. Now that’s passed, and I want to put down what my thoughts are regarding this series ebullient finish.Continue reading “Until We Meet Again – Episode Finale [Review]”
The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty is the latest entrant in the long list of BL romances that are designated as “Bromance” due to the strict regulations set up by the Chinese Government. The drama is based on the novel of the same name by the famous author, Meng Xishi. Set during the 14th year of Chenghua Emperor’s reign, the storyline follows the journeys of Tang Fan, a sixth rank official (Magistrate) played by Darren Shen, and Sui Zhou, an embroidered uniform guard, played by Fu Meng Po. They both join forces to crush a conspiracy to maintain peace and order for the people.Continue reading “The Sleuth of Ming Dynasty 明代侦探|iQIYI (2020)”
We’re halfway into 2Gether the TV series and the cast and crew did not waste time pushing the drama forward. What makes these two episodes crucial is that there is the increased interaction between Sarawat and Tine in terms of romance – with glimpses of the past directly connecting to certain events in the present.Continue reading “2Gether The Series – Episode 6-7 [Review]”
I enjoy this series – in a major way – because Bright and Win have so much onscreen chemistry. If you want a ‘symbolic’ comparison, then there is no better example than honey and lemon.
From the premier episode until Episode 5, their characters have grown convincingly. Originally, it was Tine who was desperate to secure Sarawat’s “friendship”, but it soon reverses. Sarawat now appears in total pursuit.Continue reading “2Gether The Series – Episode 5 [Review]”
At this point, viewers are familiar with WhyRU main couples’ dynamics. Tutor-Fighter (Saint and Zee) is more of a love-hate relationship with plenty of angst.Continue reading “Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 8-9 [Review]”
After a rough start – with the cast having been altered a few times – My Engineer is finally on air!
I made an effort to watch it via WEtv app and grabbed a VIP access to watch the 3 available episodes. This coming Saturday, it will feature the 4th episode and I will update everyone with any development.Continue reading “My Engineer เมีย’s วิศวะ – Episode 1-3 [Review]”
Dir. Ma-Dew of The Love of Siam and Home fame reprises his cinematic magic in Dew (Let’s Go Together). The flick is a sentimental and romantic drama about two young boys set in a not-so-friendly times for people of ‘their nature’.
The film which runs more than 2 hours, stars Ohm Pawat in the title role and Nont Sadanont Durongkhaweroj as Pob.Continue reading “Dew (Let’s Go Together) ดิว ไปด้วยกันนะ [Review]”
Let me get straight to the point. Tine being dense and clueless ruins everything for Sarawat as he moves towards a more romantic atmosphere.
By this time, everyone knows that Sarawat has the hots for Tine and it goes beyond mere sexual attraction. There are plenty of evidence by way of interaction between them to say so.
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.
Someone said, spoilers are necessary to push the drama narrative. In the beginning, I would disagree but things have change in how we review, analyze and discuss series, especially BL (and gay for that matter).
In Episode 3 of 2Gether, the Series, I am more equipped and qualified to review and react because I know some “history” by way of the character interactions.
The first 3-4 episodes of a series usually establish the norm – the kind of style, focus and flow it will take. There will be surprises and out of this world scenarios but overall most drama follow a proven formula.Continue reading “2Gether The Series – Episode 2 [Review]”