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
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    Sotus The Series P with Mr. Waugh bad one;

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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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13 people found this review helpful
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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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Well they both give off similar atmosphere I don't know why. They shouldn't be really compared together but I can recommend you to watch it. Both of them are sweet and sometimes stressing. Sotus is more focused on the two main guys while love sick shows more stories of people. Both worth watching really.
Recommended by Rijouku
It's a story about a budding romance between college students. One has a cheerful character and the other is heartless at the beginning. The characters were well developed.
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    SimonaP 7 days ago
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    alexa 14 days ago

    Oh my godddd I just finished this! What a sweet and beautiful love story! I cannot wait for season 2... November is too far away

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    Lavendova 18 days ago - edited

    The best bl series ever! They were so cute!!!!
    This is the first time when I have a crush on uke lol he was such tsundere xD
    I can't wait for season 2 :)

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    BaniMaulana 22 days ago

    this series are the best

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    mila Mar 24, 2017 - edited

    can we add a "BL" tag so I can just search all BL stuff and binge watch it? thanks

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    Cyntia Septianti Mar 23, 2017

    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 Mar 22, 2017

    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 Mar 18, 2017

    Round 2! Here I go! :p

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    Stepkdramafan226 Mar 5, 2017

    This is such a good series OMG!

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    Silver_Sylphy Mar 3, 2017 - edited

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

    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 Mar 2, 2017

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

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    RAPURI SAI LAKSHMI Mar 2, 2017
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    MELANIE Mar 1, 2017

    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 Feb 28, 2017

    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 Feb 23, 2017 - edited

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


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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 824 users)
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