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Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 6 [Review]

Let me start my review by a quote:

Lie through your teeth – Today, it means to lie through a smile – easily and unashamed. But its origins go back to the 14th century, when the phrase was to “lie in your teeth” referring both to the liar’s teeth, and the teeth of the person being lied to. The meaning was similar to today’s phrase of “lying in your face.”

In the case of WhyRU episode 6, its lying through your kiss as Zee’s Tutor kept on repeating himself that all the concern and shower of affection for Saint’s Tutor are nothing but “tease”.

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Until We Meet Again – Episode 16 [Review]

This is the second time I’ve written a review of this episode. The first version lambasted the overall execution of this episode based on a single, significant flaw in logic and acknowledgment of the passage of time. I could not get past those significant flaws without them influencing what I was saying. I also found it difficult to critique the chapter without looking at it on the whole with the information we as an audience garnered from the viewing. 

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Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 5 [Review]

Episode 5 of WhyRU the Series represents a subtle departure from previous episodes as far as relationship development. Both our main couples – Zon-Saifah, Tutor-Fighter seem to have reached a turning point – perhaps its best to call it a point of no return. Continue reading “Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 5 [Review]”

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Why RU: The Series – เพราะรักใช่ป่าว Episode 4 [Review]

Episode 4 of WhyRU The Series represents one-third of the whole, which means we have 8 more episodes to go. Episode 1 is not to my liking, yet I immediately sense a transition and the original intent of the filmmakers to offer something unique and unpredictable yet in a way – relatable. I’m in the opinion that the remaining episodes will feature delectable, juicy, intense and revealing details that will define this BL drama.

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Until We Meet Again – Episode 15 [Review]

Another emotional storm overtakes us in this episode.  Plot twists, surprise revelations, and even more reveals about the characters we’ve come to care about so much. Acting in this BL series is one of its strongest suits. With the next crop of “BL” series in 2020, I’m hoping we’ll see the same high-quality production standards for which this series has established the benchmark.

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Until We Meet Again – Episode 14 [Review]

Last week I was rabbiting on about Korn’s “famous last words” and all the broken promises as if the chronology of Korn and In’s story was waning from this series.  I was wrong.  Not only do we get to see more of the good and bad times with Korn and In, but we’re also starting to get a clearer timeline of events that link to what our present Dean and Pharm experience through sometimes not-so-pleasant dreams.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 5: Ano, Hareta Aozora [Movie Review]

Directed by Kiyoshi Yokoi. This is the fifth and most highly anticipated installment of the Takumi-kun series. This is also reportedly the last movie that Hamao Kyosuke and Daisuke Watanabe reprise their roles as the couple Takumi and Gii. What is different about this movie from all the others is that it’s now told mostly from Gii’s perspective. Of all the Takumi-kun movies, this has the longest running time.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 4: Pure [Movie Review]

Directed by Takeshi Yokoi. This is the fourth installment of the Takumi-kun series. The movie begins as Takumi and his friend, Shingyouji decorate a room for the upcoming Tanabata Day on July 7. This is a Japanese star festival where people celebrate it by writing their wishes and hopes on pieces of paper. This time Takumi and Gii take a backseat in Pure as it explores the romance between Misu Arata and Shingyouji Kanemitsu and how it all began. Another couple that was previously introduced in the first movie is also included here, Izumi Takabayashi and Michio Yoshitaka. The movie explores how destiny, conflicts, and love affects their lives. Pure is mostly told from Shingyouji’s perspective.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 3: Bibou no Detail [Movie Review]

Directed by Takeshi Yokoi. This is the third installment of the Takumi-kun series. A new school year begins and Takumi is now in his third year in Shidou Gakuin. Although changes are typically expected, Takumi was not counting on his boyfriend Gii to drastically change causing Takumi to retreat to his old self that he had fought so hard to overcome.

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Takumi-kun Series Part 1: Soshite, Harukaze ni Sasayaite [Movie Review]

The movie is an adaptation of the manga Takumi-kun Series written by Shinobu Gotoh. This romantic drama takes place in Shidou Academy, an exclusive boarding school for boys. It tells about a young boy named Takumi Hayama who struggles with psychoemotional issues brought about by a troubled past. His life is about to change in more ways than he expected when he meets the popular and charismatic Saki Giichi who not only suddenly saves him from bullies but much to his surprise ends up becoming his roommate as they start their second year in high school. Continue reading “Takumi-kun Series Part 1: Soshite, Harukaze ni Sasayaite [Movie Review]”

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Until We Meet Again – Episode 13 [Review]

Drama review by Steve (Twitter – The_FNGee)

What do you do after an arduous exercise of drama and feelings in this emotional roller-coaster of a series, with the main protagonists now well-aware of the situation they’re in with reincarnation, and memories that either interfere with or supplement your own? You present an episode like this one, with mostly good-feels, funnies, loving and touching, and maybe a surprise or two.

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