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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 6 [Review]

The Ohm-Singto ghost-bromance-BL drama, He’s Coming to Me, is about to end in 2 upcoming episodes. The series – thus far – has exceeded all of my expectations. For a drama that tells the tale of a lonely ghost who befriends an even lonelier human, it has a lot of heart! And the drama! – more than I could possibly bear. Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 6 [Review]”

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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 5 [Review]

Episode 5 of He’s Coming to Me is a highlight of the whole series. It’s impressive what the production team has come up with in terms of the quality. This is an instance when the substance matches the form. Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 5 [Review]”

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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 4 [Review]

Something just doesn’t feel right.

While the past 3 episodes show the bonding between Thun (Ohm Pawat) and Met (Singto Prachaya), Episode 4 is highly-charged and emotional in so far as Met’s continued presence. Is there a chance Met may disappear into the hereafter and never to come back? Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 4 [Review]”

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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 3 [Review]

Episode 3 is not what I expected. I was not looking forward to the ghost chase or whatever it appears in the teaser clip for He’s Coming To Me. But I was wrong. It was amazing – this episode offers plenty to digest, think about and enjoy all together. Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 3 [Review]”

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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 2 [Review]

He’s Coming to Me Episode 1 took off to a good start.  But Episode 2 is better- way better!

There is some eye candy (sexy scenes featuring Ohm) and school life featuring Ohm (Thun) and his two buddies and one girlfriend. Singto (Met) now lives with Thun. It seems it only takes a few tricks for him to leave the cemetery. He settles comfortably in Thun’s sofa and begins to enjoy the ‘wonders’ of the internet. you see, he has been dead for 20 years, thus everything seems so exciting! Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 2 [Review]”

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Our Skyy – Episode 5 (featuring Kongpop and Arthit) [Review]

The initial animosity between a third-year and head hazer Arthit (Krist Perawat Sangpotirat) and his junior Kongpop (Singto Prachaya Ruangroj) has turned into something so romantic and so passionate that many Thai BL couples try so desperately to copy and emulate. Such is the effect of the SOTUS couple that their audience has reached far and wide.

Continue reading “Our Skyy – Episode 5 (featuring Kongpop and Arthit) [Review]”

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Our Skyy – Episode 2 (featuring In-Sun) [Review]

Among the characters handpicked to star in the 5-episode drama Our Skyy, it’s Chimon‘s Sun and Pluem‘s In who have the least exposure. While they are considered main in My Dear Loser Series: Edge of 17, it’s like New and Tay in Kiss Me Again, sharing the series with other actors.

Episode 2 of Our Skyy, offers a different take in the In-Sun relationship, which is summed up as:

One is trying to make up and confess. But the other one already has someone else.

In (Purim Pluem Rattanaruangwattana) was part of a group of bullies who took pleasure in tormenting Sun (Chimon Wachirawit Ruangwiwat) and other newcomers. Unlucky for In, there was bad blood between him and one of the more prominent bullies, thus he was out in no time. It was Sun and Ainam who took him in, thus a close bond between them developed.

Sun began to feel for In – in a romantic way and made his moves. But In prefers Ainam, or so he said. What could have been a sweet friendship between the boys turned sour. Sun tries to move on, but In sends mixed signals.

I’m going, to be honest with you. You know how I feel about you. If that kind of relationship is impossible, then I think you should just let me go. – Sun

Chimon and Pluem in Our Skyy Episode 2
Chimon plays Sun, a gay boy who is in love with Pluem’s In. Our Skyy Episode 2.

At the end of My Dear Loser, there is no closure (nor any conclusion) between the boys.

Sun and I have always been friends. He’s really a great friend. He’s the one I’m closest with. But suddenly one day he thinks of me as something else. That’s freaking unfair to me. – In

Episode 2 of Our Skyy begins with In having traveled for miles in pursuit of Sun. When they finally meet up, Sun appears to enjoy the company of a travel companion. Our young pursuer can’t help but show his displeasure. Having realized his mistake, In is not giving up.

The episode is straightforward yet packed with tension (and a gorgeous countryside location!). Having joined a photo contest entitled ‘River of Life’, Sun aims to win the plum prize of a trip to Japan. While Toey offers his technical assistance, In joins the duo and hopes to seize an opportunity to corner Sun and say his piece.

Chimon who starred in the delectable Sweet Boy (2016) and The Gifted (2018) is no amateur. He is true to his gay character and knows how Sun thinks, acts, and reacts. He delivers a performance that is filled with a certain longing and pain. At 18, he has developed an acting style that is subtle but can deliver all the necessary emotional punches.

Pluem at 21 looks so baby-faced that you could mistake him for a 17-year old. Early in his career, he plays one of the leads in the coming-of-age gem Grean Fiction (2013). He’s also part of the ensemble cast of the dance-drama Slam Dance: The Series (2017). There were few opportunities for Pluem to shine in My Dear Loser, but here, he introduces to the audience who In really is.

They have undeniable chemistry – it’s obvious that they are comfortable working closely together. Fanservice or not, the In-Sun team is a strong contender for the BL love team of the year.

One of my favorite scenes has to be the singing part were both boys play the guitar and put into music what they’ve been hiding inside.

Toey (Mike Chinnarat Siriphongchawalit), Sun’s travel companion and ‘mentor’ kept himself highly visible in In’s romantic pursuit of the other boy. Is he a rival or someone with a hidden agenda?

Having seen the other episodes where memory registers so quickly, I find the In-Sun tandem exciting and unpredictable. There’s plenty that this couple can offer to an expectant BL public.

I love everything about this episode – In’s shy, tentative, yet sincere ‘reveal’ at the end provides for a satisfying conclusion.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars [See our Review Guide]

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How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) – พี่ชาย My Hero – 2015 [Review]

In a time when Thailand is facing a serious and deadly insurgent problem, we witness the coming of age of a Thai named Oat (Ingkarat “Ryu” Damrongsakkul อิงครัตดำรงค์ศักดิ์กุล ). The 11-year old kid has an older brother, Ek (Thira “Um” Chutikul ถิรชุติกุล), who is about to participate in a military draft. Unlike the way Koreans are drafted into their own military, the Thai way is reported to be based on “luck”, though the film shows that it depends on social standing and ability of the family to “keep” their sons out of said drafting. Continue reading “How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) – พี่ชาย My Hero – 2015 [Review]”

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The Best of Thai BL: Love Sick Series [Vol 1, Part 2]

While Love Sick [season one] can be described as “up close and personal”, the second season is chaotic and complicated, but in a good way. Suffice to say, viewers have voluntarily made “emotional” investment on the characters and the series itself. I have to argue that yes, Season 1 is simple and engrossing – but Season 2 has something that the original series don’t have – Earn and Pete. I also like to think that Jeed, being the most villainous among the girls, has the potential for dramatic acting and so is Yuri, who gets more charming after each episode. Continue reading “The Best of Thai BL: Love Sick Series [Vol 1, Part 2]”

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The Best of Thai BL: Love Sick Series [Vol 1, Part 1]

A “best friend” is someone who will love you the day you forget to love yourself. – Love Sick Ep4 

We are tormented because love goes on, not because it goes away. – Love Sick Ep 11 

I should have been blogging about Thai BLs years ago! (nope, Thai movies came early in my radar, but this Thai BL ‘phenomenon’ appeared to be an adventure into the unknown). Continue reading “The Best of Thai BL: Love Sick Series [Vol 1, Part 1]”