What Makes a Good BL Drama or Film (Under a Thai/Asian Setting)? Part 2/2 [Opinion]

First published 17 May 2019, updated 19 March 2020

In Part 1, we mentioned a list of outstanding BL films/series from across Asia – Thai, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese productions, including The Love of Siam, Night Flight, Lan Yu, Present Perfect, A Touch of Fever, Like Grains of Sand, SOTUS, HIStory, Love by Chance and many others.

As to why a movie or series is of quality? One of the primary reasons is always to do with the story itself – and the fact that it should be engaging. What about the other factors that make them great?

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Dew (Let’s Go Together) ดิว ไปด้วยกันนะ [Review]

Dir. Ma-Dew of The Love of Siam and Home fame retains 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.

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Dew (Let’s Go Together) ดิว ไปด้วยกันนะ – Thai BL film (2019)

Update: 17 March 2020 – Now available on Netflix but in Thailand only. Production team promises availability in other countries as soon as negotiation pushes through.

Dew the movie tells the story of romantic love between two boys. But the circumstances of the times deterred them from pursuing their feelings and having a relationship.

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10 x 10 – Ten boys, Ten stories [Vol 1]

On the spotlight! (From top to bottom) – Mos Saksitt, Gulf Kanawut, Toy Thanaphat, Bright Vachirawit, Ohm Pawat, Mix Sahaphap, Seng Wachit, Ohm Thitiwat, Boun Noppanut, and Pavel Phoom

Mos Saksitt appeals to me more from a male model standpoint. His provocative photos scream for attention and that reason alone, why is he not in any BL series? Let me know if you got inside info on him!

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He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 8 (End) [Review]

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. Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 8 (End) [Review]”

He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 7 [Review]

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. Continue reading “He’s Coming to Me – เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ Episode 7 [Review]”

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]”

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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