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  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Aug 20, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Rating: 18+/R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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  • Score: 8.9 (scored by 1,656 users)
  • Ranked: #21
  • Popularity: #820
  • Members: 2,826
Sotus: The Series
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Ratings: 8.9/10 from 1,656 users
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Ranked #21
Popularity #820
Members 1,656

There's a university system called SOTUS (an acronym which stands for Seniority, Order, Tradition, Unity and Spirit - a tradition in which upper classmen sometimes exploit and even abuse freshmen and others seeking acceptance). Junior level students are required to mentor those freshmen and be respected in return. Enter a rather assertive and vocal freshy at the Engineering faculty named Kongpob who gets to be under the mentorship of Artit, a strictJunior who happens to be the boss of his year. ~ Based on a BL novel by BitterSweet (Nabu Publishing)

  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 15
  • Aired: Aug 20, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.9 (scored by 1,656 users)
  • Ranked: #21
  • Popularity: #820
  • Rating: 18+/R - Restricted Screening (nudity & violence)

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Reviews

Silver_Sylphy
32 people found this review helpful
Dec 27, 2016
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
At first I was not expecting to enjoy this from the couples perspective, but more from the university/ hazing angle. I mean another BL (when I did realise it was BL). Nothing wrong with a good BL story, but it's getting kinda long in the tooth.

That being said, I did not read any spoilers before (hence not knowing it was BL). The upbeat music score (Soh Sut Soh Say performed by Keng Thachaya) was just so powerful it had to be attached to something, at lease, exciting. Boy was I in for a surprise!

The actual hazing was a bit far fetched for reality, but added to the premise and story quite well. The SOTUS acronym was really fully thought out. (Could someone Thai say if it is real?) Not starting as the typical love story was, again, another plus. Trying to cipher out where it was going was like being a detective. Would it be more about the hazing and the relationships formed because of a fear of the seniors? Would it force the juniors into relationships? The development of the characters was not predictable at all.

The magnificent performance of N' Krist (Sangpotirat Perawat) and the facial expressions of N' Sinto (Ruangroj Prachaya) really added to tension and emotion. Not in any way putting down the pool of amazing Thai actors, and having watched quite a few Thai Dramas, I don't think anyone else was more worthy to play those parts. These two played well of each other and even the rest of the cast, bringing a feeling of realness to the episodes.

The ending. Wow. It is just the perfect circles of circles. Karma, faith and such. Everything just falling together for a reason!

The only one critique I could find was the secondary characters could get a little more development. They do take a backseat to the main. By backseat I mean all the way in the back of an articulated bus! A little more time about them would have been just perfect! This, in no way, takes away from the realness or storytelling. It's just a very, very tiny gripe.

All in all a worthy story, impeccable acting and amazing music score. Well worth the watch! Has to be the best for it's year and possibly one of the best Thai Dramas of all times! Hormones set a bar, but SOTUS has raised it!

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Muzik_Lover
17 people found this review helpful
Jan 8, 2017
Overall 9.0
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 9.5
I've known about Sotus the Seris being in production from well over a year ago. Even before Make It Right the Series came out. It's just that I lost hope/interest (if that's the right words) in it because it was taking so long for the series to come out, but when it eventually did I put it on hold for the first 3 months of it's airing because I was too into other dramas to watch Sotus. When I finally got around to watching Sotus; I was not the least bit disappointed.

The series is great with a really well written story be Bittersweet with it's "typical" kind of plot line, but interesting setups. What makes the series stand out is that the two actors portraying Kongpope and Arthit are really immerse into their roles that it makes the acting seem natural and flowing. If you were to compare with Lovesick and MIR (although I don't like to compare them), the acting seems more natural, but maybe that's because of the age difference between the leads of Sotus to the leads of Lovesick and MIR.

For being relatively new actors, Krist and Singto were very talented and as I stated above; acted very natural. All the other actors were great too.

I didn't really get pulled in by any of the music in the series, but overall the selection of songs in the series were not bad. They just didn't appeal that great to me.

There were some awkward scenes where things just "stood still" for a minute or 2 and you didn't really know what was happening, but other than that the series was great!

Definitely a must watch/re-watch! And I hope for a season 2 like the rest of the Sotus fans!

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