I thought that teaser trailers are enough to determine a show’s quality. Apparently, I was wrong. While my initial impression of TharnType is a bit of a disappointment, it seems that Episode One alone proved me wrong.


And so in October, Thai BL fanatics are bombarded with some amazing shows! Take a look: TharnType, the series, The Effect, and (of course) Dark Blue Kiss. Also note that in November we have Until We Meet Again!

Just by browsing their teaser trailers alone, Dark Blue Kiss appears to be the superior show for October. Of course, I also have to reserve judgment to the other two – but The Effect lacks charisma and TharnType is a bit disappointing to me, in so far as acting quality is concerned, but let’s see..

What strikes me about Episode 3 is the emotional roller coaster ride between the 2 major couples. And that the intense interaction between Yo and Phana, Ming and Kit continue in Episode 4 unabated.

Comparing the scenes with the previous series is unavoidable, simply because the new series is just too good! Each episode requires second or third viewing for both pleasure and critical analysis.

Experience taught us that when we see something special, we know it immediately. That’s my initial reaction to Episode 1 of 2 Moons 2 during its first 15 minutes (excluding the cast intro).

I have seen and heard them previously – the initial conflict between Phana and Wayo, the show of ‘reverence’ towards Wayo who is – after all – a very rich kid, the selection of the Moons, how the student body reacts when Phana appears. While there are 3 BL couples, Episode 1 concentrates on Wayo and Phana. [with Ming, played by Joong Archen as scene-stealer.]

With only 3 episodes, Reminders the Series brings back both wonderful and not-so-wonderful memories. You see, Love Sick, when it was shown a few years ago, remains a trailblazer in the Thai BL universe. Its depiction of young, romantic (sometimes even scandalous) affair remains debatable. Is it worth it to hurt a girl in favor of another boy you want to have sex with?

When it was first announced that He’s Coming to Me will only have 8 episodes, I was a bit skeptical that it will have a satisfying ending. That’s my experience with some Japanese drama series. However, the ghost-romantic-mystery drama starring Singto and Ohm prove me wrong. At more than one hour, Episode 8 was able to give the audience a much-needed closure. That is, in addition to some intense, confrontation scenes and also some romantic, comedic scenes as well.

Young Thai’s fascination with handsome ‘gay’ couples has further ignited their local beauty industry. Products from unknown brands struggling to gain a foothold on the market capitalize on the popularity of such ‘gay’ couples.

This is one of the premises behind the film Boyfriend. While not really a couple sharing intimate moments, Toey and Aek agree to play along.

So let’s see…

There is only one more episode of He’s Coming to Me and Episode 7 is a true-blue cliffhanger! There has been speculation on how Met died. The series also put the spotlight on Met’s cassette tape filled with Thai pop music and the ever-reliable walkman. They represent things from the past and may hold the key to who Met really is.