I'm glad they included both the delusional fans and the egotistical celebrity (Aoey with the "pity me" IG live) - there are a looot of those in late years. That's why I have 0 interest of becoming famous. Just the thought of your "fans" stalking you and acting like paparazzi, or them wanting to have a say in every aspect of your life, especially your romantic and family life... brr... Or if you're happy with your SO and another celebrity makes that situation all about themselves (like Aoey is doing here)... Ugh.
Okay, I take back what I said about Tiffy. Why tf is she blaming Tum for all this? He's not even involved :person_facepalming: I'm really not happy with this show's plot in the past few episodes. I praised it so much for being realistic and having not braindead characters, but I guess they couldn't avoid going back to ye ol' Thai BL roots of ridiculous scenes...
I get Gene's point, but why say "Let's end it" to Sib? Like they literally live right next to each other, they can meet and hang out at home anytime they want after Sib's shootings. Sure, the production crew may demand more drastic measures (like actually making them break up), but realistically speaking, they still live 2 meters away from each other, so it's not like the crew can actually make them fully break up without any contact. That's why I don't get Gene "wanting" to end things with Sib. Well, if it's for his (Gene's) own mental health, then yeah, I totally get it. I'd overthink and have a shit ton of negative feelings too if my boyfriend would be known to be in a relationship with someone else, even if I was 100% sure that said boyfriend only has feelings for me.
Oh, for a minute I thought Gene packed his things then changed his mind and went to Sib's condo... But apparently Sib was in Gene's condo, and Gene just left...?
The scenes with the parents were really good, especially the ones with Gene's dad. It's really nice to see representations of parents who aren't fully against their son being gay or having a relationship with another guy but still being conservative enough that all this is a shock to them. (Well, you don't have to be conservative to be shocked by your son being gay, but you know what I'm talking about.)
I'm sorry but... what? All Tum had to do is a cringe rap and now Tiffy suddenly believes him? I'm done... :joy::joy:
Aww, Gene's advice session to Hin! :heart_eyes: So good tips, and not just for writing - they can be applied to many cases in life. It's good to have more points of view of the same stuff.
So they literally don't see the girl standing 10m away from them, taking pictures of them? :person_facepalming:
Aaand we're back at the usual ridiculous plots in Thai BLs with the viagra scenes... Even if it turns out to be a sick joke from Aoey, the fact that Gene didn't even consider telling Sib about it is so wrong, like wth...Using the other person's laptop without their permission is also a huge no-no. So far this episode is pretty yikes.
Geeeeene!!! :clap: THAT'S MY BOY, standing up for himself, and also big kudos to Jap for supporting his bro! :muscle:Omg, the vomiting emoji next to poor Sib's name on Gene's phone cracked me up in that otherwise emotional scene :joy:
This episode had a lot more clichés than expected (especially after seeing that this show has been lacking these so far), but one thing I'm glad for is that Gene didn't just "surrender" to his father and was brave enough to admit out loud that he's gay and in love with Sib. That arguing scene was pretty well-done. The plottwist about the father tho...! :exploding_head:
Yess, another great little detail that shows this drama is a lot more realistic than other BLs! Tell me, how many times have they had one of the main characters admit that they were in a relationship with other people before reuniting with their true love? Most of the time they say there were a lot of people interested in them but they could only think of and wait for the one to come back... :rolling_eyes: Sadly life isn't like that. There's a really big chance you lose someone forever when they step out of your life (or you step out of theirs), so it's a lot more realistic for Sib to try being in a relationship with other people because of the uncertainty of not meeting Gene ever again.
It was weird that when Sib's brother asked Gene directly "So are you two together?", Gene answered "Not yet" so calmly and normally. So either the translations were a bit off somewhere (cuz in the previous scenes Gene was really concerned to keep this bro-bro image of them in front of Nueng) or simply Gene's reaction here had no visible development whatsoever. It really felt like they talked about this with Nueng before but that wasn't the case.Wait, then he goes back to saying there's nothing going on between him and Sib? Whaat?
Awww, Tum walking up right next to Tiffy like it's the most natural thing ever :heart_eyes: I really-really love their chemi!OH, and was that yet another shade by Tiffy when she said all BL actors' managers argue? :joy: I'm sensing sad AePete vibes...Umm... Tiffy? What? Why??
Oh no, please don't make this into a ransom kinda thingy that Aoey made Sib drink a lot (or he himself decided like that) and now Aoey is gonna make a move on Sib unless Gene comes and saves him from Aoey... :person_facepalming:
OH, them not being blood-related makes things a loooot less complicated... :laughing: With these Asian ways of calling random people "aunt" and such, I got confused and thought they were actually related, especially since they had a family (well, "family") picture too... Then Sib only didn't tell Gene about them knowing each other from the past - it's way better to forget a person who you were quite tight with in your childhood / teenage years than to forget your own fucking cousin. :joy:
Okay, first of all: why do you ask the child if he's still mad when you still haven't apologized for leaving him alone? Like... why do you expect him to be all okay with everything when you can't even say sorry?Second of all: in one of the past episodes, I scanned some text messages on my phone because the subtitles were off, and for Sib's name it said "count to ten". Now in these flashbacks (even though the subs say "Nubsib"), people are calling Sib "Sib". So I wonder if he changed his nickname to Nubsib (= "count to ten") after this hide-and-seek game?
Hahaha, I definitely see myself in Gene sometimes :joy: Like when he said that Sib has to prove that he actually means what he's saying, that he shouldn't have this good boy act, just say what's on his mind - but at the same time when it's too much, he's like "OKAY, THAT'S ENOUGH" :joy::joy: I'm looking forward to Sib finally acting normally in front of Gene, and please, for the love of God, drop the "Khun" (~"Mister") when you address him, Sib!
It's a breath of fresh air watching an Asian series without cliffhangers at the end of the episodes. I think it was only the last one which had a cliffhanger, but these calm, closure-like endings are much-much better imo.
Eyy, a pansexual in an Asian BL, let's gooo! :star_struck:
Did... did I just see OhmToey when that woman was googling LGBT? Bro, my feels :sob: I miss them so much...
OH. Well... This blood relation plottwist is definitely uhh... unique for Thai BL. Idrk what more to say on this matter, like... Did Gene's memory just wipe out Sib completely? Because he never once seemed to recognize him, not even Sib's (pretty unusual) name rang a bell for him? From those 2 little flashbacks, it seemed like they have been together since childhood, and especially if they're cousins(?), they should remember each other, wtf... :joy:Dude, imagine the mental breakdown Gene had to suffer through not only to deal with himself liking/loving another guy but himself liking/loving his guy relative... Yikes...
I love when a character says "please, listen to me" or "I had a reason for that" but then doesn't say anything more... like dude... Gene was waiting for solid 2 minutes while you were looking into each other's eyes but you didn't say a word. Then when he moved away, you suddenly remembered you wanted to explain yourself (and didn't do it again)? :person_facepalming:
Also, where did Gene go? Cuz that room wasn't the same as when he stayed at his home-home, but he left his condo, so it's not like he just moved to another room in his own flat (plus that wouldn't have made much sense anyway :joy:)...
Aaah, yisss, I love me some strong women like Tiffy! :muscle:I really like Tiffy&Tum's dynamics. They seem like fun-loving buddies who tease each other but there's also a deeply respectful and understanding side of them towards each other. If only the main characters would be like them in hetero series, I'd switch back to those :laughing: This series isn't the best, but I see some super strong development in the mentality of the directors/producers. The characters, their thoughts and interactions are much more realistic, there're a lot more boundaries and consents respected, and I LOVE to see this change! :smiling_face_with_3_hearts:
YESS, I wanted Gene SO BAD to say "me" when Sib asked "Then do you know what I like?" :laughing: That's the kinda chemi I'm all-in for! :muscle:
Aoey's family drama is a bit... uhh... bringing this show back to the cliché Thai BL plots... :sweat_smile: I'm curious how's Mhok related to the family tho, and what his relationship is like with Aoey in general. Because you don't just kiss a person you don't like just because your day was shit and you're heartbroken and angry...
Ooh, Aoey's actor's tearing-up at the very end was really good! I think that might've been genuine crying because it must be really hard to fake those kinda trembles on your chin. And judging by his "crying" scene at the family reunion (which was pretty bad), I think this one was a legit cry. :joy:
Aw, come on man, you can't leave us hanging like that...!
Woo, Gene with the semi-confident gay energy not playing into his ex-classmates' teasing! :muscle:Also super glad about that scene of Tum and the dick "friend" who was impatient about Gene not coming out. Like dude, it's his life, not a drama written for you to get entertained... Even if I talk about "only" mental health issues like depression, it's really hard for the person to deal with it internally, of course he/she doesn't feel comfortable sharing it with everyone. And coming out may be an even bigger deal because of your feelings towards yourself (possible disgust, shame, confusion, hate, etc.), so fuck off, rude "friend". :slight_smile:
Omg, who knew consent can look so beautiful :sob: Mad props to the director and the actors for creating that atmosphere, it looked so peaceful but vulnerable at the same time... Just... can't find the words.
Aaand yet another shade thrown at the ridiculous sponsor scenes :joy: And also with faking kissing scenes, lol.
So, I'm a bit confused... Does Aoey like Sib or Gene? Because he kinda flirted with Sib when they were on that ceremony in the last episode, and I thought seeing the IG post about shipping Sib&Gene was about his jealousy towards Gene... but I remembered that he researched Gene's past novel and gushed about it in the past episodes and now too, so... Is he trying to make Sib jealous or is he out to get Gene? :sweat_smile:
What was that awkward scene with Tum being in the women's changing room? Maybe it's different in Thailand, but I don't think I've ever seen a men-only/women-only changing room in a shop. Especially if the little "rooms" are closed off with curtains/doors, why not make it unisex?
MY GOD, THAT SCENE-IN-THE-SCENE GAVE OFF THE BIGGEST SOTUS VIBES! :joy::joy: Omg, how much I loved that series...As a side note: Sib's actor is so much better playing the hard-to-get, cold, tsundere characters (Kin) than what he plays now (Sib)... They didn't do him justice here. :sob: Not saying that Gene's actor is doing a bad job, he's actually quite decent. What I'm saying is that they basically put together two actors who're both good at playing cold characters but one of them has to play a kinda puppyish one, and the difference between Kao's Sib acting and Kin acting really shows.
Woah, wait, we're only at the end of episode 3, and they already spent almost a month living together? Welp, we didn't get many moments out of that...Oof, that ending... I mean, I thought I knew all about avoidance anxious types, but I never would've guessed Gene would react like this just for being called cute (yes, he also had those flashbacks, but that's even more of a reason for him to want Sib to stay, no?).
Dayum bro, finally a reasonable BL main character (so far)! You can't believe how refreshing it is to hear actual legit reasoning as to why would it be weird for Nubsib to move in with Gene who he barely knows and needs his privacy not only for his private life but for his work too. He'll give in eventually, I know, but it's still so good that they gave these realistic lines to him, especially when he might already be attracted to Sib! :blush:Meanwhile Sib can't even say a thank you for Gene who lets him live in his flat for a month for free? :rolling_eyes:
The two managers are a bit awkward but very cute together. They seem like a pair that could happen irl: scoping out the territory, teasing each other, having fun but also being chill together... Curious to see their development!
Ooh, that kiss scene! :heart_eyes: Not the best plot, but it was definitely a good first kiss, not just the usual awkward lip-smashing :laughing:
OMG, I'm back in the game after a month, and a Thai BL series' first episode's first minute just threw shade at the BL scripts that contain sexual harassment and pass it on as romantic gestures??? HELL YES!! :muscle::heart_eyes:Damn, I want to learn how to fiddle with a pen like that :joy:I really hope that 'Bad Engineer' (the title of Gene's first BL) is also a shade thrown at all the cliché Thai BLs where the protagonists are studying as engineers :joy:
So I have a question for my fellow BL lovers. I've been googling Kaownah and Turbo because I didn't know who they were when those interviewers and fans spotted them. I thought it was a crossover of some kind when a couple of an existing BL series pops up in a new show as guest stars. But I couldn't find any existing shows where they were together. Like I saw that they're here as guests and on Oxygen as guests (I still remember that, lol), but not as characters, they are called by their real name. But even after looking them up, I couldn't find any source of their "origins", like did they get famous for being together on IG/Twitter or somewhere? They've been cast on a show together, but that will come out in the future, so how are they this well-known already?Thanks in advance for anyone who can answer! :hugging:
Did I just witness another shade when they hinted at some BL writers being a pain in the ass to work with when adapting the novel into a series? :joy: Istg, I don't mind the usual cringe "funny" scenes, all this tea is making up for it! :laughing::tea:I wonder why they brought up that casting an IRL gay person may cause problems. (Was it because of the drama between Mew and Art? :thinking:) I mean, sure, there's always a chance that a gay guy will fall in love with their also guy co-actor... but it's basically the same risk as in hetero series with a female and a male lead, so... :person_shrugging:
Ooh, I would've caught that girl too, ngl! :laughing:
Eh, really disliking the moving-in part, I hate that in any kind of story. If there's actually a legit reason why it would make sense, then I'm okay with it, but 99% of these kinda plots couldn't be applied to real life because let's face it - no one wants to move in with a basically random stranger (unless it's only about sharing the costs, but that would be a whole another story).
Daaamn, the day has come when a (straight) Korean series actually did a gay joke! :joy: Loving that in the past few years, Korea is leaning more and more towards accepting LGBT people and either portraying them in their shows or mentioning them in a totally natural manner.
(Can't say much else of the episode, watched it only halfway before I dropped it. The plot seemed interesting, but frankly I don't want to watch a toxic relationship between a quite literal psycho and a caretaker. Yes, she had a trauma as a child, but that's still not an excuse to behave the way she does.)
This plot is still weird af. But it's especially unbelievable when Yoo Han's actor says the otherwise intended-to-be-romantic lines with such disinterest and boredom, lol.
What I don't understand is why is it like "monos can only hurt probes"? Wanting to be together all the time, even kidnapping - understandable (from their POV ofc, it's not acceptable for me), since they want to see colours endlessly -, but hurting/killing them? Why is there an urge for that? What good does it do to their own vision if they make the probe suffer?
That last scene was... wtf? When did they arrive there? There was no smooth connection between that scene and the previous one, it felt really out of place.Also, since I didn't write any comment to this series yet, gotta say it here: the animation/music/everything during the colour rush is cringe. Just no. It was acceptable when Yeon Woo only saw a little behind the mask and he didn't faint, but the full reveal animations and edits are just pure cringe.
I thought this would be the case, but man, now that I saw it is, it's way creepier to think about it. Just imagine this in real life. A person from the same sex stalking you everywhere, trying to do every subtle thing to get your attention and make you spend more time with them (yes, even locking you two inside a room for a night) - all this while you're trying to get over your crush of someone from the other sex. When will Asian dramas stop romanticizing stalker behaviour? :person_facepalming::person_facepalming: No wonder why some psychos think this is all okay to do to a person who doesn't even like you. (Yes, they will end up together here, but this would not work in real life if the chased person has some common sense and brain.)
That jerk In Woo really thought that being startled by breaking noises is a worse secret to be outed than starting a fistfight in a bar? :joy:
My God, the "Am I Siri?!" had me crying :joy::joy:
Why would you say "Excuse me!" and make him go back to you if you just want him out of the store? Where's the logic in that? :joy:Didn't find it either in the last scene, but we'll hopefully get some more info about that in the next episode cuz it's pretty creepy that a random stranger just has access to your home without your consent...
Aw man, would've loved to see That and Sorn together (more)... :sob: The actors probably didn't agree to go full BL with their storyline, but I really hope there can be a spinoff with their pair because the playful and loyal chemistry was there.
Bryn... I miss the old SMTM times where it was actually about rapping and not just looks. Jamie was okay, but I didn't like Bryn's song at all. When she raps it's as if she was just raising her voice. No intonation, no melody or rhythm in the rapping parts, just... shouting, basically.Aw yeeeah, Coogie! :heart_eyes: They did good with Donghyunie - but again, I'd love more rap in this show...Aww, Choi LB and Suran with the umbrella, so cute! :heart_eyes: The song was alright, but probably not a winning performance for me.Yaaaas, that's what I wanted! Young B with that badass beat from VJ - I'm sold! The beat, the lyrics, Young B's voice, Vinxen (first time actually seeing him even tho I've heard him mentioned lately, still dunno who he is :joy:)... everything was amazing. And the fact he was actually, visibly shaking right after his performance, aww... Shows how emotional he is behind that mask.DONGHYUNIE GIVING A FLOWER TO CHOI LB :sob::sob::sparkles: This precious child, omgWhooo, Magma was amazing!! Again, just like with Young B's performance: the beat, the main artist ('Nello), the featuring (Hangzoo), the power, the badassery... MY GOD. At first I was unsure about it when I heard the beat in BewhY's studio, but man, that drop... and that 'Nello (and later Hangzoo too) actually crouched in perfect sync with that drop... just pure blessing to my eyes.Idrk what to think about EK's song... It wasn't bad, but I didn't like it that much either. The beat was good, Justhis was... well, f*ckin' Justhis, what else do you expect... :joy: But I never really liked EK's voice/rap, so probably that was the no-no for me.Ehh... The only rap part saved Jjangyou's song. Again, loved his voice, loved the power in his voice, but this is a rap survival show, so maybe don't sing 90% of the song?I don't really wanna write anything about Takuwa's song... I still hate his voice and "rap" style of random screams. The only good thing (aside from the okay beat) was Han Yo Han who was a big surprise as a featuring artist. :heart_eyes:
'Nello interlacing fingers and swinging hands with Donghyunie and Young B is too precious! :sob: Love these cuties.
The only elimination I don't agree with is Jjangyou's. I really don't think Takuwa deserves to be in the top 4. Or if I don't wanna phrase it too harshly, I'd rather say there are many people who would've deserved to be in the top 4 instead of him. (It still sounds harsh, but oh well... :joy:)
Yeah, the thing is that if you put others (and their feelings) before yourself generally, this meditation only makes you more upset because it's telling you to put the other person's situation and feelings in the center now... which you do anyway... and that's why you're hurt. So this is a really bad advice for those of us who are upset/sad/angry because other people don't care nearly as much about us as us about them.
It would be cute if they were half their age (cuz I guess "17", the episode's title, refers to their age)... but dude, 17-year-olds don't act like that. Well, "normal" ones no.
Again, when the "dead" body's stomach goes up and down, something's not right. :joy: Just when the acting and the storyline was being acceptable, they include this short clip of the deceased person clearly visibly breathing... :person_facepalming:
Kyle's living room was 10/10 a room that would severely increase the chances of me buying the house. It looked really warm and cozy.Cassie's study is a good one too; the dark blue gives off calm vibes which are necessary when you need a quiet place to study or work in.Terian's guest room's wallpaper(?) was a bit too harsh for me, but overall the colours were really nice.Oooh, Nicki's master bedroom looked amazing during the making too, but the final reveal left me even more impressed! :heart_eyes: If anyone would've asked me before this episode if I'd live in a black room, I would've just looked at them like "wtf", but Nicki showed me that it can look so classy with the right elements and additional colours!
"Narcissistic tendencies" is something a real narcissistic person would probably never say about themselves.
Even when it was obvious right from the beginning (with all the foreshadowing) that Howard is a psycho, I loved watching it. How Michelle convinced Emmett that Howard isn't okay in the head, how they planned and executed their escape (well, minus the unfortunate but also cliché death of the guy). Hell, I'd been okay even with the contamination part only... but this ending was just ridiculous.Barely anything was shown of the aliens, and although the very end gave it a kinda The Walking Dead vibe with the hope of survivors getting together, I still hate that this movie turned into a sci-fi. It would've been so much better to just stick with the abducting-and-killing-psycho storyline and let the ending be Michelle escaping, informing authorities and reuniting with his boyfriend.
As another commenter wrote here (and I guess more people too), I didn't want to spoil the plot by reading up on it, but if I'd known that this would end in an alien sci-fi way, I probably wouldn't have watched it. Yes, I know that only the last like 10 minutes showed these monsters, but I still prefer watching a movie only about a narcissistic, controlling, cold-blooded murderer human monster.
Lol, just when I was about to finally comment about Christopher's weird behaviour, the episode ends with the girls also finding out it was him behind all this. :joy: But bruh, imagine being that entitled and delusional to kill someone for saying the truth about your bully crush (who, not to mention, catfished and privately humiliated you).
And Amber showed her true colours in the end. Well... she technically had done that already, but now maybe it registered in Olivia's brain too that she's just a snake. (Also, it was quite noticeable that Amber had/has a crush on Olivia, so that random "taking a like" in Rex was a bit of a "hol' up" moment for me...)
Aw man, always when I smile to myself seeing Bree and John's cute banter, Bree just has to ruin it with going after Shane... :person_facepalming: