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
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 😉 ) 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 ^.^
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
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 than 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
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, so I do believe that this show is gonna get better and I’m definitely gonna stay on for now ^.^
HIStory3: Make Our Days Count
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 🙂
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
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 and 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 🙂