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)

  • Native title:

    Sotus The Series พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง
  • Also Known as:

    Sotus The Series P with Mr. Waugh bad one;

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Muzik_Lover
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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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Silver_Sylphy
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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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    Cyntia Septianti 1 day ago

    This series is the best BL series that i've ever watched!!! Maybe the best thai series for me!!! :D can't stop watching this over and over again especially ep 13 and 14!! Really adorable ;))

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    Annalisse 2 days ago

    It just didn't have enough romance for me. I mean, there doesn't have to be love confessions and heavy makeout sessions, but I just didn't feel the love. Too bad, I was excited for a high ranked BL drama, but I guess it just wasn't for me.

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    Tee 6 days ago

    Round 2! Here I go! :p

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    Stepkdramafan226 19 days ago

    This is such a good series OMG!

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    Silver_Sylphy 21 days ago - edited

    Screams like hardcore fangirl: Shreeeeeeeek! SOTUS S!!!!

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5dsg44_teaser-sotus-s-the-series-release-november_tv

    Once S stays on the same theme it good to so. If it's a continuation there is alot of good material to run with.

    Now if we could get Part Time 2...

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    mei 22 days ago

    Sotus season 2 (Sotus S the series) has been announced today!! yay!

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    RAPURI SAI LAKSHMI 22 days ago
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    MELANIE 23 days ago

    I think Sotus's one of the best thai drama that I watched in my life! All my expectitions was completed (except for WadXPrem: the couple that doesn't happened).
    Anyway, my wish is to pamphlet this wonderful serie and let the world love Arthipop.

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    UltimateFangirl 24 days ago

    This is like the best thing I've come across this year! Highly recommended. If you're still deciding whether to watch it or not, don't hesitate. Press play. You'll thank me later

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    ExokExomExolove 29 days ago - edited

    Is there a Season 2 of this? I need it badlyyyy

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    siskayuri Feb 13, 2017

    the best ^^

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    Elfinia Feb 13, 2017

    So cute

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    Pinoy_Oppa Feb 13, 2017 - edited

    In one or another TEW and Aim were stealing some scenes.

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    meme Feb 8, 2017 - edited

    i want another boys love series like sotus :(
    isn't there anything new?

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      Rebcca Feb 13, 2017 - edited

      You can watch Make It Right: The Series, Lovesick The Series or Senior Secret Love: Puppy Honey(Bright have a BL role

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      meme Feb 17, 2017

      watched them all thank you hun :)

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      Silver_Sylphy 2 days ago

      Club Friday 2 is simply wow

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    Pinoy_Oppa Feb 5, 2017 - edited

    I just finished watching this series and all I can say was that it exceeded my expectations. It was a pre-produced drama and it was well crafted, the development of the characters are being done beautifully. The pacing of the story was well crafted and the acting was as natural as it can get.

    I wish I can read the English version of the novel by Bittersweet. This show just brought everything into one, there's a bit of comedy, bit of drama, bit of annoyance and much on romance.

    Themes like friendship, respect, acceptance, rejection, romance are being tackled here. I loved how the title of the series did actually focuses on the story. At first, I have worries that it will get boring and the theme will become darker because I thought that the story will be about bullying, abuse of power and violence but I was so wrong...I loved how the character of Krist as Arthit took its turn from being mean to the sweetest guy towards Kong. Though he was confused as hell at first that had him worried about everything else in the world he was able to sort out his feelings and the way he acted to Kong was just the sweetest, i really love the tender moments between them and I couldn't get enough of it, I want more haha. Singto as Kong was also great in his character, he was this sweet guy all throughout the series but was vulnerable about his feelings towards Arthit. He knew for sure that he like Arthit and that his admiration developed into a stronger feeling but I just loved how positive his character is, despite of fear of rejection he was still positive that things will work out fine. These two main protagonist of the series are just so adorable, they're just so perfect together. In reality, Singto is a year older than Krist but him playing as a younger character was perfect and Krist on the other hand was convincing as a senior. Damn, you must agree I believed that you have your full admiration to Arthit especially with how his character evolve.

    The supporting cast was great as well, they brought balance to everything in the series. And the people that surrounded Kong was as adorable as him, Em, Tew, Wad and Oak. They reminded me of myself when I was still a student having a squad like that made my student life memorable enough with the experiences I had from good ones to bad. The girls were so pretty as well. People around Arthit reminded me of my ROTC in college where that kind of squad was well respected at the same time, most juniors were scared of them.

    I love this series that I didn't want it to end and getting extra episodes was still not enough because I need more haha. Somehow the story has to end, but one thing that made my viewing of this series more fun and enjoyable to watch was because of the side comments of the person who translated the subtitles from Thai to English. He or she injected his/her inner thoughts and side comments as subtitles as well. It had me laugh so hard.

    God, why do this series has to end?

Details

  • Country:

    Thailand
  • Type:

    Drama
  • Episodes:

    15
  • Aired:

    Aug 20, 2016 to Jan 7, 2017
  • Aired On:

    Saturday
  • Network:

    GMM One
  • Duration:

    45 min.

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  • Score:

    8.9 (scored by 686 users)
  • Ranked:

    #19
  • Popularity:

    #114

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