Hormones

Hormones (2013)

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This drama features issues and experiences of Thai teenagers in high school such as relationship, sexuality, sex, bullying, school gang violence and substance abuse. Family issues are also gradually revealed as the series progresses.

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Jo-hannah
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Oct 29, 2014
  • Overall 9.5
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 9.5
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Guys I'm gonna get a little -maybe, too much- nostalgic while writing this review... So here I go!

Ok, let's talk a little bit about the story:
It mainly focuses on the relationship of nine students from the fictional Nadao Bangkok high school where they course 11th grade.
The drama tells us several stories step by step, focusing the attention on every character and not giving too much importance or relevance to read more an specific one.

Something that I really loved about this drama is the pace it follows. It is divided into 13 episodes but each episode tells a different story focusing in one or two and sometimes 3 characters per episode and their individual stories. Of course it also follows a main-central story but what makes this drama so good is each character and what they have to face, we'll encounter several teenage problems like sexual orientation, confusion, sex, pregnancy, first love, alcohol, parties, school, stress, family, future, friendship, love and first times... For example the first time going to a concert or joining a band or the first time having sex or falling in love, the first time cheating on a test and so... And, who didn't have a “first time”? We all had a first time doing whatever, so we'll be able to relate with the characters.

The reason why I loved this story so much and the reason why you'll probably love it too, is that we can identify with the characters. When I was watching the drama I was all the time like “omg I already lived this”, “I did this too when I was at school” or -I also was in a band-....This drama manages to connect with the viewers because of that.

Hormones undoubtedly took me 4 years back in time, the time when I was still 16 years old and was at my last grade at school and everything was new to me... *sigh* My teenage days...
This show put a smile on my face all the time, and sometimes it almost led me to the tears, I remembered my first time going to a concert with friends, or my first time falling in love, and the exciting feeling of experiencing something new, the feeling of growing up and the feeling of getting mature and independent and also the pain of that process... This drama made me realize how beautiful my teenage years were and how much I enjoyed them, and I’m sure it will cause the same effect on you.
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Dounie
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Jan 25, 2016
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
First I need to say that it was not as disturbing or provoking as I thought it would be and that's why I could enjoy it even more, for example I think Gloomy Salad Days which deals with Taiwanese youth ( basically same theme as Hormones) with their own difficulties and issues was way more provoking and darker but it was less enjoyable not because it was more somber but because the read more characters were not enough developed which is not the case with Hormones, we got to see them evolving and see them making their own choices, changing and trying to becoming a better person and In GSD we don't see that unfortunately.
Plus I need to say that every character has its own appeal and no one has more screentime than another and that's cool, cause generally it's not the case. And also I have to say that it was a very addicting drama, I just couldn't stop watching it and always wanted to see the next ep.

Of course this drama is for a mature audience but in my opinion everyone above 13 could watch it without problem but I would rather watch it alone than with someone though ;D

The characters Honestly they are all relatable, we all have experienced something similar, especially family or friendship issues and I loved seeing how they were constantly dealing with their main family issues while being a student and trying to hide their problem to others.
I have three favorite characters:
-Tar ( the Guitarist) he is so kind, funny, mature, adorable and most of all carefree but not in a bad way, then
-Toei the girl who is simply normal and whom many other girls of her age can relate too, me first and that's why I love her the most, she's normal and a bit closer to the guys than the girls probably because sometimes it's easier talking with guys and I can totally understand that and for me she was so cute with Tar, I shipped them so much together,
- Kwan is my third favorite, the most intelligent girl of the school, very mature who always says the right things to the right person, who cares a lot about friendship, always there for her friends but also a very sensitive and I love seeing that despite being a brillant student she has her own flaws and shows them to others cause no one is perfect on this earth.

Other 6 main characters were interesting too and I love seeing their development as well especially Sprite's character who maybe grew the most throughout the show, then Mhog and Pu who is very conflicted about his feelings and also Win who's a very tortured soul I felt so bad for him in the end and at least for him I have to watch second season cause I can say everything I want about him, how irresponsible, brainless and unsensitive he can be, he is very lonely and I think he needs more support but for that he has to change too anyway even if at first I did not like him and couldn't understand all the fangirling about him I admit that his character is really well written and also quite intriguing.
Others were present too but I don't have special feelings for them (Phai & Dao), simply their characters were less interesting for me.

I totally recommend this drama not necessarily to everyone but for those who need change and want to watch a mature drama about youth and the obstacle teenagers have to overcome.

My last words will be for the OST which I simply loved, the BGM are so good especially the opening theme, I'm just so sad there's one instrumental I love but I can't seem to find it and I think I won't be able to find it either, and I love the ending song so so entertaining <3
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    BonneManapat Jun 2, 2017 - edited

    Will there be any bl in this drama?

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    ShairaMicole Apr 4, 2017

    I really enjoy this series as it shows what is really happening on real life especially on teenagers like them. I really didn't understand why some says that this was boring. I find it really good.

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    Luisa Dec 5, 2016

    i loved this drama and i have yet to find something that compares i can't believe some people think it's boring or overrated honestly! i wish more people would give this drama a chance

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    Silver_Sylphy Nov 3, 2016 - edited

    These dramas have product placement to an art :)

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      pinkmilk 11 days ago

      Yup!
      And it's the same IRL.

      Thailand is an ad paradise, the landscape can (sometimes) be a clusterbeep. XD
      You see...
      driving along the roadside in Thailand,
      large advert structures can be seen.
      There's this place I know,
      there you can see... billboards on top of billboards,
      and behind those billboards,
      there's 5 more billboards; yes!
      and behind them.... more billboards!
      ...now, just a meter away there's another billboard heaven! More billboards!

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    Charlott Oct 14, 2016

    I came to enjoy this series far more than I thought when I first started it. Most of the characters grew on me throughout the show and I liked that a lot of the things that the characters went through were really relatable. Every episode was pretty solid and made you fell something, whether it was happiness, sadness, hatred or whatever. I'm excited about watching the other seasons and follow the progress of my favourite characters and ships.

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    Ineta Jun 23, 2016

    I wasn't able to sit through this anymore and I dropped it on episode 7. This was too hard to watch, and not because it's too dark or something. The acting was not convincing, it seemed fake or just weird, and I wasn't able to understand the characters. The plot was sometimes way too random and there were scenes that were unnecessary or just way too long.
    I've got to say that this is pretty overrated. If you want to watch something very realistic about 'rebellious teens', just go ahead and watch the british tv show called Skins. I think it's what this drama is actually based on? If so, this is a very poor version of it.
    The reason why I still gave it a 4 and didn't give it a lower rating, is because there were times where things seemed hopeful, there were a few (1.5? lol) characters I kind of liked.. But overall, yeah, I do not recommend this.

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    Pixiemage7 May 8, 2016 - edited

    this is like thai version of skins

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      Natasha Sep 1, 2016

      i thought this as well lolol

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      Silver_Sylphy Nov 3, 2016

      Chirathivat Pachara even resembles Nicholas Holt who was the main star in Skins S1 as Tony Stonem, a very similar character to Win.
      Coincidence?

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    Annalisse Feb 1, 2016 - edited

    This was kinda "meh" for me. But if your ire looking for a high school drama with more grit then this isn't too bad, but I was expecting something more. I'm torn between wanting to watch the 2nd season to find out the endings for some of my fav characters and just stopping with this one. Idk. Maybe on a long rainy weekend I'll watch the next one ...

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    Akudie Jan 26, 2016

    Do I have to watch them in order - to be able to understand? Like first the season 1 etc? Or are they "independent" ?

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    claudya87 Dec 23, 2015

    This reminds me a bit of Gossip Girl although a lot of things differ, maybe the sexual tension between the characters

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    vanni Dec 13, 2015

    The "rules" in the school might seem ridiculous to westeners, but I can safely say they are very realistic and true. I went to a catholic school in the phillippines and they follow the exact same rules and traditions... quite scary but it's not as bad as you might assume. Actors are great so far. Can only recommend to watch this!

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    irish Nov 24, 2015 - edited

    8/10
    Not your usual thai drama to say the least.
    This is inspired (i suppose would be the correct word) by the british tv series Skins.
    It's set in a thai school and deals with issues such as homosexuality, drinking.
    and sex. The acting is uniformly excellent.
    My favourite character is probably Sprite, who well, likes to have sex, but what I liked about the character is that she comes from a nice home, so she is not one of those cliched characters who is looking for love through sex. She has no father, but she has a loving mother, and she a sensible head on her shoulders, eg she refuses to have it off with someone because they haven't got a condom. I did watch the first two or so series skins, but it;s a while ago. Still I'm guessing this is somewhat tamer, and for all it's realism, it still has elements of cuteness (and that's just an observation) which I don't recall being in the british series . There is a second series too, Both are available on yt. Before the series, there was a movie inspired it seems by the format of "love actually" and I believe a second movie is in the works. I don't believe it's made yet. If you onlywatch asian dramas which are 100 percent pure and innocent, this isn't for you.

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      addictedtakumi Jun 23, 2016

      i've watched many seasons of Skins years back.. and i must say its a pretty maturish series,acting wise it's believable... their teenage struggels, the sex and all. I'm torn if i would give this a try.. i pretty much saw some Thai series w/ lame acting from actors & eventually decided to dropped it. I'm afraid this might be a second rate acting?..

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    AmastrisDratwka Nov 17, 2015 - edited

    The information here lists this drama to be 13 episodes but dramacool.com has 15 episodes subbed and posted. The uploaded it about 2 weeks ago.

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      Neyjour Aug 13, 2016

      They're probably including the 2 Specials (SP-01: Series Introduction / SP-02: Way of Life BTS).

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    roumaissapilsuk Oct 27, 2015

    overrated..

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    MintWalker Jul 20, 2015

    Im mostly into kdrama and this is my first thai drama. Its quite different from the type of shows im used to but i like it soo much. This is truly an amazing series.

Details

  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    13
  • Aired:

    May 18, 2013 to Aug 24, 2013
  • Network:

    GMM One
  • Duration:

    55 min.

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  • Score:

    8.2 (scored by 921 users)
  • Ranked:

    #425
  • Popularity:

    #526

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