Because I love BL. Update 14/03/2020

Hi, this is just another update for everyone out there.

So, many bad and scary things going around at the moment but I’m not here for that. I’m here to give some good news and make you smile.

I have made a few new friends who are also part of the BL world and they have given me even more information which I thought I share with you. There has been quite a few things going on in the last few weeks regarding BL.

First, we got the TharnType second season announcement! I mean, YES! We all hoped for it and we got it. Thank you so much to the whole production team โค Now let’s all just hope they won’t fall under the same curse every second installment did. Please make it amazing. Pretty please. I heard some of the plot lines for the new season and it sounds like something that could go very very wrong and turn out like Together With Me: The Next Chapter. I’m gonna trust everyone involved in the production though and just hope for the best.

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Secondly, we got a few series starts with Why R U The Series and 2Gether The Series. As well as the show Because Of You. Because Of You is definitely lower in production quality but seriously that show has a way with its story and characters. I cannot stop watching even if next week is the finale ๐Ÿ™‚ cannot wait to see all those sweet confession scenes!

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Why R U is currently rocking the BL world. Saint Suppapong is back to win our hearts and I really don’t think he plans on letting go anytime soon. The series is getting better each week and the expectations are rising. We are already at episode 7 and I’m curious where the series goes and what we will get in the end. If they do well, people are gonna ask for a second season, I’m sure. You can find the links on the official LINE TV twitter Thailand.

And now, 2Gether. Isn’t it the first of GMMTV’s BL line-up? Or the first one of the 2020 line-up in general? Like the one they uploaded on YouTube? Well, doesn’t matter. Before I talk about the series itself: GMMTV actually uploaded the subs right when they uploaded the episodes and I really want to kiss them for it! I mean, finally and oh I love it so much ๐Ÿ™‚ It was already a mess with DBK when we had to wait for subs even though we knew we could already watch it without. So, thank you, GMM, you are the best!

Moving on to 2Gether. It’s on episode 3 this week and I. am. absolutely. in love with it. Seriously, I love that the characters are so different from our usual leads. Tine is dumb but innocent and so pure and just a joyful person in general. And Sarawat is so charismatic but at the same time shy and cute and awkward about everything. The characters are so balanced and I cannot wait to see more. I already knew this could turn out to be a really good or really bad series. So far, they have shown only good things. I’m definitely watching more!

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On the 14th (so today) we will also see the start of two new shows. Studio Wabisabi‘s highly anticipated En of Love. High pressure for that show but the studio has proven to be doing well, so I’m full of hope.

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We will also get My Engineer. Finally. Some faces we know, some we don’t. I actually don’t know much about the series itself but I think this could also turn out to be either really good or really bad. My curiosity is picked and I can only hope we will be able to watch it on official links with subs next week. Let’s hope!

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Also there seems to be another ReminderS 2 in production. Since Love Sick 3 turned out to be nothing, I don’t want to guarantee anything but if a ReminderS 2 is happening, I’m going to freak out. I hope I’m not at work when that happens. I do hope we see a return of Phun and Noh though.

So here you just had a few good news! I hope you liked them, even if they are quite short. Maybe check out the new shows and let’s all hope for second ReminderS!

 

Stay healthy and continue supporting our BL shows by watching the official links! Byeee, cya!

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BL recommendations 2020

I know it is already the beginning of January but tbh like this it’s better than when I post it in fall 2019, since a lot of shows are not set by then yet – most of the release dates are not even out now, so yeah…read on and find out what is coming in 2020 for all the BL fans out there.

Note: It’s already quite hard keeping up with all the shows coming out, so I’m only mentioning TV series here and skipping the movies. Sorry. I have a job.

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TharnType

One of the biggest BL shows in 2019 and definitely the front runner in discussion in 2019, was TharnType. The production value, the chemistry, the acting…a lot of this series is top notch. It had kind of a controversial edge at the beginning but turned out quite well and when this post is released we will already have the finale on our hands but still I wanted to include it here. Tharn and Type kept turning our exhausting Mondays into the favorite day of the week and I’m definitely hoping for a second season! To support this, please watch it on the official LINE links, they even released it with English subtitles and for international fans HERE.
Side note: I will definitely write a review on TT.

Until We Meet Again The Series

Another show ending in 2020 is Until We Meet Again The Series. It started of slow and I still think the series is like 20 times better if you have read the novel (which I actually did) but otherwise there are also a lot of non-novel fans out there who appreciate our cute romance series. Different from TT, UWMA does have more than one episode left for 2020 and I’m curious what the next episodes look like ^.^ This definitely is a series that keeps getting better and better. Do not be fooled by the apparently slow story-telling. In that regard it has a lot in common with Love By Chance. It seems slow while there’s actually a lot of stuff happening. It’s from the same studio, so no surprise there ๐Ÿ˜€ You can watch it on the official Youtube channel with English subtitles HERE.
Side note: Also another review coming after the show ends. Definitely.

Hotel Stars The Series

I’m not actually sure if this show is ending in January of if it already ended in December. It has 10 episodes in total and I haven’t watched it til now, so I cannot really tell you anything about it. You can find some info about it HERE.

COMING UP 2020
These shows have been announced for 2020, they already shot some scenes if not the whole series, maybe there’s already a release date or trailer out. These shows are quite sure to come in 2020.

Why R U? The Series

Why R U The Series was kind of happening in the background until suddenly it wasn’t. I had heard the name and that they were doing some auditions and suddenly we got more casting news and a teaser and ever since then we have been getting more and more behind the scenes and music content. So this one is pretty much set in stone to come in 2020. The release date is January 17th and I really hope they are either releasing it on Youtube or on LINE TV so international fans can watch it. Considering the teaser had already English subtitles included, I hold high hopes.
The story includes multiple BL couples with at least one recognizable actor, Saint Suppapong Udomkaewkanjana (Pete in Love By Chance), but the other cast is really cute and likable too, so I’m curious. The story seems to revolve around a bunch of college students who don’t really know or like each other suddenly starting to get closer and develop some bond. Sounds boring but the production and chemistry seems to be good enough to liven up the story and make it interesting. Find the teaser HERE.

Love By Chance Season 2

Another big news announcement was the release of Love By Chance Season 2. The story is set at the same college and with mostly the same actors. Only exception being Saint (see above) whose character Pete is studying abroad for some time (the same as in the novel, as far as I know). In reality it was more of a scheduling conflict though, but maybe if season 2 does well we will get a third season with all the couples complete. So this time it is mainly about the Tin x Can couple everyone fell in love with. I am curious about it but I also have to admit, I loved the dynamics between Ae and Pete the most, so I’m not expecting to much. I always look forward to being pleasantly surprised though, so I’ll definitely watch it. You can find the trailer on Youtube with English subs. Find more information HERE.

A Tale Of Thousand Stars

So now, let’s start with the 2020 GMMTV line up. In October, GMMTV made every BL fan’s heart beat faster when they released their 2020 line up and it included multiple BL series. Starting it off on my list here is A Tale Of Thousand Stars. It stars some unknown faces for the BL world, like Mix Sahaphap Wongratch as lead character Tian, and some faces we already know and love, namely Earth Pirapat Watthanasetsiri (Aun/Un in Theory of Love).
The story revolves around Tian, who got a heart transplant from a volunteer teacher after she died in a tragic accident. Wishing to fulfill her promise to a military officer she fell in love with, he goes the same path as her and meets the officer in a war-ridden country. While still on the edge about each other in the beginning, they slowly start growing closer.
I am definitely watching this one, even if the story line sounds like a set-up for a sad ending. I believe in GMMTV though to give us an ending fitting the series and making us happy and not cry for multiple days in a row (yes, I’m looking at you HIStory3: Make Our Days Count – it was amazing, but it destroyed me). I’m definitely curious to see Earth in another lead role!

Check out the trailer HERE.

The Shipper

The second series in the GMMTV’s 2020 line-up is The Shipper. Let me be honest now. I do not think this is gonna be a BL series at all. I do think it’s gonna include some BL scenes but mostly it’s a teaser I think and there won’t be much else. But I’m happy to be wrong about that one.

The cast includes mostly recognizable faces, starting with Ohm Pawat Chittsawangdee (Thun in He’s Coming To Me), Prigkhing Sureeyaret Yakaret who has been starring as a support or guest role in some other shows and First Kanaphan Puitrakul (Jim Bae in Blacklist) who is starring in his first kind of BL series, I think.
The story revolves around a BL fan girl who one day drives home with one of the boys from her fantasies, Kim, and they end up in a traffic accident. When she wakes up she switched souls with Kim and starts to live as him and maybe even fulfill some fantasies of her. But not everyone is oblivious to the sudden change in behavior of Kim, starting with his own brother.
If you have problems knowing who to ship, well…the series is called The Shipper and this series could either end with 1 or with I don’t know how many couples. There are so many possibilities. But it seems like an upbeat and nicely produced series, so I will check it out and decide then. Check out the trailer HERE.

2Gether The Series

A total surprise for 2020 is 2Gether. This show seems different from the usual GMMTV BL, mainly because it stars some pretty unknown BL faces as the leads and the two main leads are both portrayed as tough characters and not giving in to easily.
The main character, Tine, wants to get rid of a male fan of his and decides to get a fake boyfriend – another college student named Sarawat. After the latter declines multiple times, he finally gives in and they start to pretend date. Though soon jealousy and real feelings start to develop.
It stars multiple side couples and supporting actors with known faces from shows like Theory of Love, Dark Blue Kiss, ‘Cause You’re My Boy and Water Boyy The Series. I will definitely check it out because this could be different from the normal shows and as long as they produced it well and the chemistry is there, this could be a total gem. I’m curious! Check out the trailer HERE.

Friend Zone 2: Dangerous Area

And finally the last segment for the GMMTV line-up we know about, Friend Zone 2: Dangerous Area. It is the second season and to be honest, I’ve only skipped through the first one, so I don’t really know what it is about but it does feature A LOT of known faces. And I mean a lot – if the capital letters on the words haven’t already told you. The trailer is quite fast and action packed and does actually make me quite interested in the show, so maybe until it airs, I’ll check out the first season after all.
Check out the trailer HERE. Also not, that this series is not just BL but features multiple couples and multiple orientations.

En of Love

This one was originally announced for 2019 but has now been delayed to 2020. Some may think of this as some sign of “maybe” it will air but I still decided to include it under “pretty sure” since the whole cast has been determined and there are behind the scenes photos, so I guess even if it comes out around the end of 2020, it would surprise me if it wasn’t coming this year.
The story sound quite bland: It tells the story of multiple engineering and medical students and their romantic relationships. Well, depending on whether the characters are interesting and have good chemistry, this could turn out pretty good. Find out more HERE.

My Engineer The Series

This show has been announced since when? I think it started around SOTUS times and has been teased ever since then. Well, 2019 we finally got more news and some updates about it. Considering the trailer released in November, I guess it is pretty much set in stone it is coming to us. I really hope there will be no problems and we will get it in 2020. There is no specific release date yet but I’m keeping my eyes peeled for it.
As for the actors, I only recognized Cooper Patpasit Na Songkhla (Golf in My Bromance The Series) but everyone else seem interesting and the acting seems stable and somewhat experienced as far as I can judge from the trailer.
The story features multiple couples, or future couples to be exact. It is set in college and the character design seems pretty interesting…also, why so many animals???? Watch the trailer HERE to find out what I mean XD

2 Moons 3: The Series

So while there haven’t been many photos or videos or anything else for this third or second, depending on how you count them, season but it has been announced by the production team and the actors multiple times and they did say it’s gonna air in 2020, so I’m gonna include it in this part of the list, after all. I am one of those fans who watched the original 2 Moons but wasn’t really against the new cast I guess and when it finally aired I fell in love with them, so I cannot wait for the new season, especially because the team behind it was so nice to release all the episodes with English subtitles. 100 points for them!

MAYBE, MAYBE, MAYBE
These may have been announced for 2019 but because of some changes it didn’t come out. There are set photos or some other kind of proof something is happening though. So maybe we’ll get them in 2020.

Gen Y The Series

So this series totally flew by me, like totally. I only noticed it when I did some research for this post. Yes, I have to do research and I don’t know every BL show coming in 2020 by heart…well, maybe after this post I do XD
So, they already released somewhat of a trailer so I guess it is not totally open whether it’s coming or not but compared to other shows it’s been on the down low.
Apparently it stars some known faces, especially from 2 Moons The Series (first season. No I didn’t forgot the second “2”). Though considering I cannot see them in the trailer, I guess they are keeping them hidden for now. Or maybe I just didn’t really look close enough. I don’t really know. I only watched the trailer while writing this, so I only glanced at it.
I do think it features a lot of new faces, so I don’t expect much from the acting though. The production looks legit and good though, so let’s see what and especially when we will get the series ๐Ÿ˜‰ HERE is the teaser.

My Ride, I Love You / My Ride The Series

So, first off, I have not idea what this series is called EXACTLY. Either the first one or the second one. But other than the title it seems at least the cast is pretty set on this one.
This series features a lot of actors who have been acting in other works before, some of them have even been nominated at some awards, namely Fame Chawinroj Likitchareonsakul (Guide in My Dream: The Series), so yes, I expect a lot from the acting in this one. We have not behind the scenes yet, I think because they haven’t actually started shooting the series yet but maybe we will get the series around fall or the end of the year? It looks pretty promising though and I haven’t heard any trouble yet, so as long as everything goes smoothly we get another BL series later on.
Also Mild Suttinut Uengtrakul (Techno in TharnType) is acting as a support role. I just think he is so adorable.

My Bromance 2: The Series / 5 Years Later

Haaaa…another series that has been teased for years now. I mean I actually think it has been teased since 2018 but we haven’t heard much.
So to clear some stuff up…no, actually it might confuse you more: There has been a movie called My Bromance (2014) and a standalone/remake TV series My Bromance The Series (2016) featuring new cast and actually telling a story set after the movie plot. Then they originally named the new thing My Bromance 2: 5 Years Later and it was announced it would feature Fluke Natouch Siripongthon (Pharm in Until We Meet Again The Series). Since he only acted in the movie and not the TV series it was clear we would get a continuation of the movie. Since they are renaming it and there have been multiple news articles, it’s not really clear any more if it will be a continuation of the movie or whether we get some things from the TV series too. So yes, everyone is confused. Also we don’t really know whether this will be a series or like a mini-series/special.
There have been some more recent news especially because it has been pretty much confirmed Fluke was gonna reprise his role as Bank. Since he is currently starring in UWMA, the shooting for My Bromance 2 has been delayed. Considering this, I guess we can expect My Bromance 2 either at the end of the year or maybe next year, I guess.

IN THE DISTANT FUTURE
No idea if they are coming in 2020 or not. Some have been announced for 2019 and now 2020, so who knows when they will come out. Not much known about these shows.

HIStory2: Boundary Crossing 2

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The HIStory franchise, if I can call it that, has been going quite strong for some time now. Most recently HIStory3: Make Our Days Count where we all cried our eyes out. They gave everyone a big and joyful surprise when they announced there would actually for the first time ever be a continuation for one of their story arcs. Boundary Crossing has been one of their most loved arcs and at first they announced a series, apparently now it turned into a movie? I don’t know and that is why it is still featured on this list.
The reason why it is still unclear when it is coming, mainly because there haven’t been many updates on this one. We know it’s coming somewhen in the future but apparently the producers are still discussing the script so we might only get it in 2021 or later. Check out the first season if you want to know what it is about and how great the series is!

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There is only one reason I’m even mentioning this here: New Siwaj Sawatmaneekul. The beloved-by-BL-fans director behind master works like Make It Right, Love By Chance and most recently Until We Meet Again. He is also the director for this one.
Other than that, there is pretty much no information released on this one.

Heart by Heart

There’s been some casting news and some rough updates on the story but there’s no real news yet. Usually that means there won’t be any releases until 2021 at least but let’s keep hoping.

Oxygen

Another series where I’m quite sure, I’ve been featuring it in the previous recommendations 2019 post? Well, in October we got a teaser and it seems they have actually been shooting some scenes, so I guess we might finally see a release of the series in 2020.
The story is quite simple but sweet about two boys who meet and meet and meet and soon cannot imagine separating. The trailer though, seems more dramatic, so I don’t know what to believe now. I do hope it’s coming in 2020! Check out the trailer HERE.

Your Voice, My Heart

Since we are on the subject of shows I have mentioned on recommendations 2019, this is another one. I don’t know why it takes so long to release it but apparently there has been some kind of issue and no idea whether it will be released or not.
The story seems quite unusual for a BL but that’s what makes it so interesting for everyone I guess. Oh and this one is not Thai, keke. I really hope they can resolve all the issues and release it in 2020.

WHO KNOWS??

Motor-Cycle The Series, That’s My Umbrella, In My Mind, Your Star, Puppy Love

So that’s it for BL recommendations 2020. Maybe you will notice that most of these are from Thailand. This time that isn’t actually on purpose. We all know the ban going on in China and tbh I doubt we will get another master piece like The Untamed. Or let me say it like this: I wouldn’t even know where to get the info for that. Taiwan normally has the HIStory series going on but even they have only announced the second installment for Boundary Crossing so other than that we don’t have any news there. And as for Japan, we will get some movies but otherwise it looks quite blank. So we end up having mostly Thai shows on this list, sorry. If you know of any others, please comment down below so I can add it to the list, so we can all keep up to date ^.^ …wow, is this post long…so much scrolling…

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Cinema 2020. What’s On, What’s Gone, What’s Coming?

It’s kind of tradition that I release a “coming up in cinema next year” preview. The same this time for 2020. Actually I’m quite curious myself since I hold the opinion that this year it might be hard to get my 30 cinema tickets to get the special bonus card for my local cinema. As far as I know there aren’t that many good ones coming up…but let’s see.

Note: Yes, I’m writing this intro BEFORE doing my research for 2020 ๐Ÿ˜‰
Note 2: Some start dates may differ from the ones below depending on the country. Also some of these movies change their premiere dates sometimes.

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Please note that in some countries these movies are premiering in January 2020 and for some, they are already out by 2019.

January starts off with a highly anticipated remake, Charlie’s Angels. While in the beginning I was pretty on the edge about it, I’m currently quite excited for it. It looks like they put their own spin on it and I’m curious how it works out. We also get a strange movie, Knives Out. It has quite the star-studded cast and as long as the characters are not written one-dimensional, it could be a great movie entertainment.
One movie I dread is the new The Grudge. I’m not even linking the trailer since I have been traumatized with the other The Grudge movies – don’t make a 10 year old watch stuff like that, seriously! I don’t even know whether it’s a remake or something totally different. I don’t wanna know.
Let’s get back to the nice stuff: We get Dolittle with Robert Downey Jr. I don’t really know what to expect of that. It looks like one of these movies that have great imagery but the story itself is bland. But since RDJ has proven to be good at creating interesting and fascinating characters, I’m giving it a chance.
We also get more serious movies like Little Women about women searching for their own path.
As for comedies we got Like A Bossย with Rose Byrne, Tiffany Haddish and Salma Hayek andย My Spy with a little bit more action and having a CIA spy work with an awkward kid. We also getย Bad Boys For Life with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence that is even more action based. As for horror stories we get Gretel & Hansel, as well as The Turning, if you want to start your year with some scary stuff.

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The month of Valentine’s Day brings surprisingly few love movies into the cinema. I guess maybe there will be a few late notice announcements next year. Coming February 2020 is the highly anticipated Birds of Prey, a Harley Quinn movie, and I’m honestly not at all interested in it. It’s just not my kind of atmosphere and I’ve never been an overly big fan of Harley Quinn. Also this February the highly criticized Sonic: The Hedgehog. The studio had to re-do the whole animation since so many criticized it. Funny enough, it looks even more unnatural now, so I don’t know why people had so many problems with the previous one. I guess it could be fun but overall it is just people losing creative ideas and making a video game into a movie. For kids and families we get Peter Rabbit 2.
2020 has a lot of scary movies to offer. February brings The Invisible Man, as well as Brahms: The Boy II (no trailer yet, but check out the trailer for the first installment). Feel free to have a scary time watching it, I won’t. I’m gonna chicken out on them.

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March is offering some diverse entertainment with the interesting looking Pixar’s Onward, which I’m gonna check out, probably. Also Disney’s Mulan, another highly anticipated life-action remake of the Disney classics. All my favorite Disney classics aired 2019, but I am gonna give this life-action a chance to prove me wrong ๐Ÿ™‚
As for action we got Godzilla vs. Kong (no trailer yet). Don’t know what to expect, don’t know whether I care.
We got a dramatic romance movie with I Still Believe based on Jeremy Camp’s real life, and a sports drama movie The Way Back starring Ben Affleck.
Like I said 2020 has a lot of scary movies, March is bringing its own movie to the plate, A Quiet Place 2 (no trailer yet but check out the trailer for the first film). I loved the first one, so yeah, congratulations for probably being the only scary movie I’m gonna watch in 2020.

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The fourth month of the year, April, takes us on quite the strange ride. First and probably the biggest of the April movies is the James Bond movie No Time To Die with Daniel Craig reprising his role as the famous character. We also (finally) get the movie The New Mutants which was actually supposed to come out in 2019 but they didn’t manage that date for whatever reason. It is supposed to be the last and 13th installment of the X-Men film series – let’s see if they can actually keep that promise. We get some comedy with the movie Bad Trip, although I don’t know if the pranks in the movie are good or too much. Well, we’ll find out in April. And if all of the above movies are too much for you, you can enjoy yourself with the next Trolls installment Trolls World Tour.

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May has always been a Disney or Marvel month. Bringing the Marvel side of it:ย Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson starring as the titular character is set to be released then. As for Disney, it’s finally gonna release Artemis Fowl, a movie I definitely wanna check out but have no idea what to expect. We also get Legally Blonde 3 with Reese Witherspoon reprising her role as Elle Woods (no trailer yet either). As for mystery we have The Woman in the Window. Another movie with no trailer yet. If you are on the funny side and don’t want anything too heavy you can also enjoy yourself with The Spongebob Movie: Sponge on the Run. I’m not going but you can tell me after…no, you know what? I don’t need to know what it’s about. Never been a fan of the sponge, I admit. May also brings another Fast & Furious installment, creatively named Fast & Furious 9. But tbh since they are releasing a 9th one, we all know the creativity died a long time ago.

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DC Comics is coming back in June with Wonder Woman 1984. I heard the first one wasn’t bad, although I didn’t watch it, but for those who liked it, maybe check out the second installment. We get another horror movie with Candyman. And also the second installment of Top Gun, Top Gun: Maverick. This second installment is coming out 33 years (!) after the first one. Interesting. June also takes us on a musical film ride with In The Heights. Personally I am excited for it since the director is Jon M. Chu, who is bad with sequels but does great with musical and dance movies, so let’s see…
For everyone who liked Inside Out, we also get Pixar’s Soul…don’t ask me what to think about that one. It’s atmosphere seems really similar to Inside Out and I didn’t really like that one, so yeah…I’m gonna wait on reviews for that one…

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July starts of the summer months for the cinemas. If you don’t know what that means: summer months in the cinema rarely have any highly anticipated movies coming out and the movies that are coming out are very rarely announced a year beforehand. Most of the movies coming out in summer are announced like 2 months prior and belong to the comedy genre. So what have we got for 2020: Tenet, a Christopher Nolan movie with action and thriller elements – no idea what to expect of that one. We also get Free Guy starring Ryan Reynolds, about a guy realizing he is an NPC in a video game. This movie could go really good or really disappointing. We also have another minions installments, Minions: The Rise of Gru. They are cute but I didn’t even watch the first one in the cinema, so probably gonna skip the next one too. We also get another Ghostbusters movie, Ghostbusters 2020, that serves as a continuation of the original movies, not the one released a few years ago. The cast features a lot of young actors as well as a lot of actors reprising their roles from the original two movies. You may realize there aren’t that many trailers linked now. Mainly because most of these movies don’t have any yet. Jungle Cruise is one of the big exceptions. Starring Emily Blunt and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we have quite the unexpected and interesting lead pair but tbh I don’t know whether the story is any good. There will also be another The Purge installment (5th one) and a Bob’s Burgers movie…what the…?!

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Don’t really ask me about August. I have absolutely no clue what all these movies are. So we got a lot of horror movies with Empty Man, Escape Room 2 (the first installment did surprisingly well, as far as I know) and Malignant. Then we get some probably action-heavy movie with Infinite, starring Mark Wahlberg, and a movie I cannot really judge at the moment, The One and Only Ivan – this one could go childish, comedy, touching…I really don’t know. And last but not least we get Bill & Ted Face the Music, just to add another installment to our list of movie franchises that get another installment in 2020. Seriously, Hollywood, running out of ideas?
Oh, and August is also quite far away so I’m running out of trailers…

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September, school starts and we get a bunch of prequels coming our way. Starting with The King’s Man. If you haven’t already guessed it from the name, it’s a prequel to the The Kingsmen film franchise. It’s set in war times and has quite the big cast. Otherwise I don’t know much about it…did I actually watch the last installment of the franchise? I can’t remember. Also we get The Many Saints of Newark, a movie acting as a prequel for the famous TV series The Sopranos – which I’m too young and not American enough to have watched, ever. Still it’s definitely something to check out for all the Sopranos fans out there. Also we get some action stuff with Monster Hunter (pictures looked nothing like I expected them, so no idea what this movie is about) and Without Remorse, a movie based on a Tom Clancy novel, so I guess I expect some kind of good movie from this one, but I’m also quite skeptical. And just because we hadn’t had enough horror movies already, we also get Last Night in Soho. It said horror movie on the description, that’s when I stopped reading, sorry.

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October comes to us with surprisingly few horror movies but a lot of different genres. We get some sci-fi/futuristic movie starring Tom Hanks with Bios. The premise sounds promising but the movie could go comedic or quite deep, so I’m on the edge about watching it. I’m gonna decide in October. We get some thriller time with Fatale…whatever that movie is about, I don’t know. Not really sticking to the horror concept of October but keeping it dark is the upcoming movie The Witches. Apparently it is a fantasy movie and the protagonist seems to be a little boy. We all know that could mean it could be really scary or go the way of a slightly scary fantasy path (see The House With A Clock In Its Walls). We get another installment with G.I. Joe: Snake Eyes. Apparently it does act as a side story though but since I haven’t watched much of the other movies, I’ll definitely skip this one. Apparently we are keeping it scarce on horror in October and I only found the release of Halloween Kills, a slasher film coming out then. Quite the unexpected movie release is coming with Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. This one is based on a musical of the same name and it actually sounds interesting but this could go either way, depending on how the production and story pace goes. Last but not least (I’m using this phrase way too much) we have Death on the Nile, ANOTHER installment. It’s the sequel to the 2017 movie Murder on the Orient Express. I think those movies are quite interesting but the pace is kinda slow. Let’s see how Death on the Nile does.

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The 11th month, November, will bring some bigger movies. Let’s start with the Marvel release of The Eternals. I did follow the Avengers’ adventures and most of the super hero stories but my favorite was Iron Man, so yeah…I’m gonna skip out on this one, probably. The cast is quite amazing though so I recommend to watch it if you are a comic or Marvel fan. I’m only gonna watch it, if I’m bored and don’t have my 30 tickets on my bonus card yet. Originally Fantastic Beasts 3 was set to be released in 2020 too but apparently they changed it to 2021, so sad about that one I admit. We also get a LGBT romance movie with Happiest Season starring Kristen Stewart. I’m intrigued, but I’m waiting for the trailer on that one. We get a movie called King Richard. I think it’s about King Richard, but I guess I could be wrong…
Also Disney is releasing another non-life-action movie in November, Raya and the Last Dragon. Considering they have released quite a few movies also suited for grown ups, it sounds good but the name is also quite childish so maybe this time it is actually for children.

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December 2020. I can already tell you that most of the things written here normally tend to be wrong. Either the movies actually come out in November before or January after. Or they don’t come out at all. It is still so far away so it’s actually quite open what’s coming out in December. The release date on the movie Dune seems to be set in stone though, at least the news have confirmed it multiple times – let’s see….It’s a sci-fi movie and judging from the premise a heavy sci-fi movie at that. So don’t watch if you don’t actually like science fiction. We got some romantic comedy genre with Coming 2 America starring Eddie Murphy. I’m curious about it but I’m also gonna wait for the trailer. December is also supposed to bring Uncharted. I guess it’s a movie based on the game?
We get West Side Story. Another musical turned movie. Depending on how they produced it, this could either get interesting or totally cheesy. We get another installment with The Croods 2 and the surprise of the year, a Tom and Jerry movie. I have to admit, it’s probably in my top five of 2020 movies I’m curious about…if that doesn’t tell you a lot about the upcoming movies, I don’t know what will.

 

So this is my overview of the movies for 2020. There are quite a few interesting ones, a lot of 2nd to I-don’t-know-how-many-th installments and quite too many horror movies for my taste. I haven’t found that many movies I’m really interested in but let’s see where 2020 takes us! This was a lot of work but I also didn’t post for a long time…hm…I’m going to bed now.

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Welcome the BL fall 2019!

Yes, we finally made it over the BL break time and are just right on track with the BL fall. And yes, there is a lot for the BL fans out there.

For everyone who is afraid of missing some of the biggest shows out there, here is a short preview/ episode review of the new shows!

Thank God It’s Friday

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Okay, I admit, this has been airing for a while now – August 24th to be exact. But it is still airing so yeah, I decided to include it in this list. Thank God It’s Friday is loosely based on the Love Sick BL series, playing in the same Friday College and revolving around the music club. The new music club president Jump sees himself and his friends in a crisis when their club budget is cut drastically (getting major “who messed up the budget meeting” vibes from LS here ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Since they aren’t very good at making music – kinda a necessary condition for a music club?! – they don’t have any leverage to actually get more money. So with the help of a teacher, they travel to Khon Kaen’s Friday College and practice together with their music club. Soon it is not only their music that is changing but also their hearts.

I can give you a short review of the series right now. It is cute and kind lovely but the acting is…well, bad. There is no nice way to say it. It’s awkward and strange. There are a few scenes and a few actors who managed to do quite well and surprise in a few moments but overall you see that most of them are newbies and don’t have much experience. Still it is a nice little series on the side. So I recommend it if you want to watch something different from all the “blockbuster” BL shows airing this year ^.^

The Effect

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How long has this series been teased? I don’t actually know but I think I already announced it in my BL recommendations list for 2019, last year and it was kind of unclear whether it would even air this year. After they teased us with another 3 special behind the scenes episodes it finally started this week and well…

The story is about Shin, a shy college freshman. One day he has a coincidental encounter with the top student and something like the perfect guy in university, Keng. They become friends (and maybe more…) but one day rumors start spreading and the whole situation might turn into a bad direction.

Let me just say, I’m not unhappy with the first episode but I did expect a little bit better. The acting is good, I guess, but I didn’t expect any different considering a few of them acted in other shows before (Love By Chance fans, where r u?) and the chemistry? Well, I’ve only watched episode 1 so I’m gonna hold of on saying anything yet. I’m afraid of the story though, since no one really knows which version of the novel was adapted. The trailer seems nice in the beginning but turns bad around the end and the first two minutes of episode 1 also don’t bode too well… I’m still gonna watch it though. Let’s see where it goes.

Until We Meet Again The Series

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I already announced this series in a previous post. But now we finally got a release date and the countdown to November 9th has already started. The series comes from the same studio that gave us Love By Chance and the director is none other thanย New Siwaj Sawatmaneekul. You may have heard of him, he’s been pretty big out there in the BL world and as far as I can tell, he’s gonna stay in this genre for a while (e.g. Why R U? The Series is coming up in 2020). Let’s all thank him for that, because he is amazing, seriously.

UWMA has a pretty uncommon story line compared with all the recent BL shows. It’s about two couples. First there is Intouch and Korn, two lovers who love and care for each other from the bottom of their hearts but their love is not supposed to be and it takes a tragic turn toward the end. Years later, the college freshman Parm meets the swimming club president Dean and both of them feel like they have known and searched for each other for a long time…like from a previous life.

I read the UWMA novel and to be honest, it was a tearjerker at some parts. Sad tears but also joyful ones. So yes, I cannot wait for this series to air. The casting seems good and I’m curious what it’s gonna be like. Definitely a series to keep on the lookout for.

TharnType The Series

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I knew that this series was coming, I did not know what to think of it. Especially because people were never really clear on the casting until some time ago. So, the first episode already aired and it looks…interesting. I think TharnType could be a big surprise this year. It looks promising and I’m curious where it is gonna go. There is already good acting and nice chemistry going on.

TT The Series tells the story of two university room mates, Tharn and Type. Type is a strong homophobic because he was molested by a man when he was a child and Tharn is openly gay. So of course, they clash pretty soon…but maybe something more will come out of them being together?

There are some questionable and problematic scenes in the first episode but even the director of the series addressed the issues and said this show was about people (hopefully) learning from their mistakes and not just about two people doing everything right from the beginning. It is kind of borderline with some of its scenes but I think he gave a good explanation for why the show starts that way, soย I do believe that this show is gonna get better and I’m definitely gonna stay on for now ^.^

HIStory3: Make Our Days Count

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This one is another upcoming show – October 16th marks the beginning. How long have we waited for this to air? I don’t even know but it was long enough that they changed the title multiple times and also the premise of the story. Originally it was supposed to be a sad story and somehow it turned into a school romance? Well, you won’t hear me complain, I’m excited for it ๐Ÿ™‚

The story is nothing new but we all know the HIStory series has a knack for giving it his own flavor and keeping us on our toes and giggling like crazy people. It tells the story of Xiang Hao Ting and Yu Xi Gu, polar opposites in their character and their life and through coincidence their paths cross…soon passion and feelings take over and love is in the air.

Since I am a big fan of the HIStory series and its track record regarding chemistry between the leads I am totally on board with this one. I am hesitant only for the one reason of “They have been getting better and better…how far is this series gonna take us?” I hope they prove our expectations right again this time.

And am I the only one getting Addicted vibes from this?

Dark Blue Kiss

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DBK has to be one of the most anticipated BL shows of this year. The trailer was released around a year ago (a little less I think) and ever since then, people have been waiting for this. And let’s be honest, the producers know how anticipated the show is. You can see it pretty much in the first 5 minutes of the series. They know we love PeteKao, we know we love them and finally, October 12th brought us episode 1.

DBK is the continuation of Kiss: The Series and Kiss Me Again. It tells the story of Pete and Kao, studying in college but also busy with their own lives. They are still very much in love with each other but of course life throws them some curve balls in form of Non, a handsome playboy who starts getting interested in Kao, and rubs Pete in all the wrong ways. Faced with Pete’s jealousy and Kao not wanting to come out to his mother, it is only a matter of time before Kao andย  Pete have to overcome some big obstacles in their relationship.

This time there is less “no, I don’t love you” in the series and you can see both characters have accepted their feelings for each other. Still there is some hesitation regarding admitting it to people around them. DBK also shows a second couple, I cannot wait to see more of. I was already curious when they appeared in Kiss Me Again and I’m more than a little bit curious about their development. The expectations for Dark Blue Kiss are high, but I have not doubt GMM will deliver!

 

So what are you gonna watch? What seems promising? Tell me in the comments below. If you know other shows airing around now, just comment them down below and I will check them out ๐Ÿ™‚

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2Moons 2 – Yes or No?

So recently 2moons 2 The series released a pre-episode 00 with some more content and interviews.

Let me tell you here and now, I was never a hater of the new series but I had my doubts. All the fans are used to the original cast and I doubted we could just start anew with such little time between both seasons. The chemistry and the new cast had to be amazing to make the series worthwhile. Today I’m here to write about episode 00 and what to expect from season 2 of the series and what I think about the new series now after watching it.

Where does the story start?

Right when they announced a new season everyone got excited, then they announced they were casting all the main actors anew and everyone started wondering would the story start out from the beginning? Were they gonna start where season one ended?

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Well, in episode 00 we finally got an answer: we are gonna re-watch some scenes from the first season with the new actors while the series will include a lot of new story. Also this time, as it has been announced some time ago, will include more about all three couples. Including all three couples and there love lines is probably one of the biggest differences to the previous seasons and might give the series a whole different story pace, especially as the previous one was pretty slow paced. This time it will feature the soft PhaYo, the cheeky MingKit and the passionate ForthBeam love lines but as I saw from some scenes we are getting quite some different story. While the beginning might be the same, this time they are going a little bit farther with the story, meaning we do see MingKit finally getting much closer, we see PhaYo fight through their jealousy and…well, we didn’t see anything about ForthBeam before so that will be a new thing in general.

Since I’m a big fan of the ForthBeam story line but the couples in general, I cannot wait to see all three on screen.

Do the characters change with the new cast?

Easy answer: yes. When I first saw the new cast I didn’t feel much. They seemed to have lifeless acting and it didn’t really assure me we are gonna get anything from the new series, so I think it was a good idea to make this episode 00 because I did change my opinion. Of course, I cannot judge everything from just a few scenes but the scenes I saw seemed good and finally I got some feelings from them (maybe it was because before you didn’t see them actually talk a lot in any of the teasers? ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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Of course, with the new cast the characters are bound to change a little bit. Pha seems to be a lot more cold when he’s cold and a lot more soft when he’s soft. So he’s even more different depending on who he’s dealing with. One big thing that seems to be different is him not being a total softie when dealing with Wayo. Pha in the previous season went total softie when he finally realized who Wayo was but I think in this season, also because there is more story and not just them getting closer and closer, Pha also has more back bone when it comes to Wayo. When you think “oh so they’re not gonna be lovey dovey” think again, I do think they will still include that and there will be scenes to giggle our hearts out. I like Pha’s change I have to admit, since I’m a big fan of all-consuming love lines that still say when something is wrong or bothering them.

As for MingKit, I think they changed the most. This time Kit isn’t just the senior being pushed around by his junior and not being able to deal with his feelings straight out but he also seems to really be Ming’s senior and have some air of seniority about him. That was one of the things I did not like about the previous season: while I loved the cheekiness between them, Ming just kind of went over Kit and it was not noticeable at all, that Kit should have been more grown-up and Ming’s senior. This time Ming still seems to be the more active and cheeky part in the relationship but you feel that he gives more respect to Kit and the relationship seems a lot more serious and grown-up then before where it was mostly playful.

I like that change because it gives a whole new side to the characters but also to the couple in general. Also I love the the doctors gang around Pha seem to be a lot closer and more equal than before. Before it seemed like Pha was the number one and the others were “just” amazing but this time they seem to be closer as friends and actually joke around with each other more.

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As for Forth and Beam. I don’t know if we haven’t seen many of Beam’s playboy scenes or if they did turn it down a notch. In the interviews they said he is still a playboy but well, we’ll see. As for Forth he seems less like a love-struck puppy strolling around Wayo and more bad boyish and grown-up. But behind all that mature charm there is still some sentimentality and softness. I think it’s gonna be interesting to see them act together and what they make of it. I cannot really judge about them here, because their teaser scenes weren’t much and their story is the one that is most changed for the new season since they didn’t really do much previously.

Do they have chemistry?

Surprisingly they do. Before watching the special episode I thought they didn’t have any but after watching the interviews and teaser scenes from the episode it seems quite good. The cast seems to get along well with each other and seem comfortable and the scenes seem mostly natural and go along with their characters.

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Overall, is it worth a watch?

Before watching the special episode I’d have worried whether I should watch or not. I just didn’t feel the special factor with the new cast but after watching the special episode my doubts kind of went away (mostly) and I’ll definitely check out the new series and give it a chance. So I’m definitely gonna check out like the first four episodes and then decide from then on whether I like it or not and I would recommend the same to everyone else. Let’s give them a chance especially because it does look good and promising. Also the cast and series got the okay from Chiffon Cake herself, so ๐Ÿ˜‰

For all the international fans who want to watch, apparently it is being released here:ย Mello Thailand Youtube
The series starts airing on June 29th.ย