Sotus: The Series

Sotus: The Series (2016)

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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 strict read moreJunior who happens to be the boss of his year. ~ Based on a BL novel by BitterSweet (Nabu Publishing)

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    Sotus The Series พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง
  • Also Known as:

    Sotus The Series P with Mr. Waugh bad one;

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Dec 26, 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 read more 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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16 people found this review helpful
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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 read more 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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Make a Recommendation More recs (15)Recommendations

Both are cute BL series
Both have the Junior/Senior relationships
Both are set during university life
Both have the University Moon thingy
Both have Pink Milk (Idk it felt right to mention xD)
and Both are just production perfection
You wont regret watching :)
The acting is perfect in both and the story lines may be a little different but still gives you the same feel
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Both feature Boy's Love as a central theme, with a senior-junior relationship in high school (for the Seven Days series), or university (for SOTUS series).

PS: "Seven Days: Friday - Sunday", is the second of a 2-part series.
The first part is "Seven Days: Monday - Thursday" - watch this part first. Please do watch both parts as they are both halves of a whole. With each part lasting approx. under 1 hour 30 minutes, it will only take approx. 3 hours to finish.
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    Jesse Artichuno 13 days ago
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    OnigiriBunnie Jul 16, 2017 - edited

    I am not someone who goes looking specifically for BL story lines, I will watch anything straight, BL, GL it doesn't matter. I love good shows and a good solid romance, and this was just amazing. Honestly. Singto and Krist are like lightning in a can, from start to finish I was so enthralled with their story. Everytime Kongpop laughs, or cries, or feels determination...I felt that with him. I was so invested in this show that I finished it in 3 nights! I was even interesting in the stories of the side characters (although I wanted to see more of Prem and Wad I thought they would make a good side story) I think this show is very deserving of its high ratings, and would recommend this show to anyone and everyone. Honestly this set the bar very high!

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      OnigiriBunnie Jul 17, 2017

      I didn't even realize that they were newer actors until I saw the special episode which makes their performance even more mind blowing. ^^ I hope the writers do just as well on Season 2 <3

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      RueXie 20 days ago

      where to watch with eng sub plz ??

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      RueXie 19 days ago

      thank you so much for replying me this fast .. MDL sisters are the best :)

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      OnigiriBunnie 17 days ago

      No Prob ^^ Thank you for friend requesting. I am new to MDL.

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    Violist Jul 11, 2017

    Loved them so much! Series but like movies !! Most like the story of their story.

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    Vio Aginsa Jul 7, 2017

    Who is here watching this series over and over again? I've been this 4 times watching :D

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    KimWanHee Jun 23, 2017 - edited

    I'm so proud that this show is #25 on MDL ^.^ totally deserves it for chemistry and the writing behind the series!

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      siphone Jul 14, 2017

      It is now #24 in MDL now...

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    Stepkdramafan226 Jun 19, 2017 - edited

    Someone stop me please, I keep rewatching it T^T

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      KimWanHee Jun 26, 2017

      I just rewatched it for the first time...and I just cannot stop smiling when I see Arthit and Kongpob going at each other. I remember finding it really scary and harsh but now I think "oh, they are sooo cute" XDXDXD

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      Guanlin Jun 30, 2017

      If your already finish with this how try watching 2 Moons hehhehe

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    Arctic Spirit Aj Jun 18, 2017 - edited

    Cant wait dor season 2. But whens the realse date and where can infind ep 16

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      KimWanHee Jun 23, 2017 - edited

      Do you mean the special episode 16? As far as I know there is no normal ep 16...O.O
      The special episode is available on youtube with eng subs. Just push the CC button. ^.^

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    Esther Jun 4, 2017

    Uma das minhas séries bl favoritas, ótimos atores, durante todo desenvolvimento da história voce cria expectativas e o couple vai ficando cada vez mais próximo e isso que da cada vez mais vontade de assitir sem parar. Terminei de ver 15 eps em dois dias por ser uma serie que te deixa mais curioso a cada episodio assistido. Recomendo!

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    Sotus the series is the yo krist love you singto congratulation

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    RAPURI SAI LAKSHMI May 29, 2017

    This is my favorite TV series so far... It gives me a warm feeling even though i watched it really fifty times.. I miss them so badly

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    Nana8 May 23, 2017

    I'm delighted by this series, best Thai BL I've watched so far in my opinion, it was so sweet <3 I'm glad there's going to be season two although we have to wait until November ; - ;

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    KenTaichou May 18, 2017

    One of my Favorites!!! I can't wait for the 2nd Season!!!

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    Kasia May 7, 2017 - edited

    I... I watched the whole thing at once... stayed up all night and finished watching around 6 a.m. ...It's been a long time since something sucked me in to the point of making me pull an all-nighter, but with this series I just had to, it was THAT good. I'm really glad to find out that there will be a season 2, can't wait.

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      miss_kayti Jun 7, 2017

      I did the same thing yesterday! It's such an easy watch, and so cute. I kept telling myself I should go to sleep but couldn't stop myself pressing Play on the next episode.

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    BrideofJungkook May 1, 2017

    I like this next to addicted heroin.. I hope season 2 will come out soon..

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    SimonaP Apr 23, 2017 - edited
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      Kasia May 7, 2017 - edited
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    Aug 20, 2016 to Jan 7, 2017
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    GMM One
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 1,385 users)
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