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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    พี่ว้ากตัวร้ายกับนายปีหนึ่ง

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Muzik_Lover
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9 days ago
  • 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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21 days ago
  • 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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    Rebcca 18 hours ago

    I'm so sad

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    shandytan 2 days ago - edited

    im looking for the uncut of Sotus and I cant find anywhere and also the episode 16.

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    Serenalancelot 2 days ago

    Sweet drama. Nice. very good. I love it

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    Tee 3 days ago

    This series is legit! I wasn't planning on watching this until I saw a post on a forum a couple days ago about how good it was. I watched the first 3 episodes that night and got into it. Now I'm up to episode 15 and can say this is my favorite BL series. Great quality! So many feels!

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    Hades15 3 days ago

    where can i watch the BTS scenes episode?

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    Chiara 5 days ago

    I'm very sad Sotus is over. Atleast there is going to be a BTS scenes episode! (Krist even said that if you haven't had enough kissing in Sotus, you should watch it because there are going to be uncut kissing scenes).

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    Rebcca 7 days ago - edited

    Where can I watch episode 15 ? I can't find it :'(

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      Rak 7 days ago

      Go to kissasian.com. They uploaded episode 15 yesterday with english subtitles by delightful. Enjoy!! :)

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    Silver_Sylphy 7 days ago

    Wow! Wow! Wow! This is the best Thai, and one of Asia's top, dramas!

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    AlmightyUmma 8 days ago

    Oh Gosh I'm soooo waiting for the next week's special episode!!! *o*

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    Kietten 8 days ago

    Just finish this lakorn and it was soooo good ♥ All the characters were amazing and omg the feeeeeeells ! I really hope there's gonna be a season two, I'm not ready to let Kongpob & Arthit go (especially Arthit, I so fell for him, he was so badass and then so cute and... I was literally dying at each ep lol)

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    SunFlower 8 days ago

    I do love this couple so so much! ❤️ So many romance to feel! Thz for this great series! ☺️

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    goldenphoenix16 8 days ago

    I need a second season! I really hope that there is gonna be one~~~

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    Focussen 9 days ago - edited

    The guy playing Kongpob has a beautiful smile, no doubt about that. But every time Arthit is smiling I'm actually dying. Too much cuteness.

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      DragonAlien 8 days ago

      My thoughts exactly. Kongpob is so cute and sweet and has a lovely smile and he is all adorable but when Arthit is on screen I literally lose the track of time and everything around me, the guy is freaking perfect. ♥

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      Chiara 5 days ago - edited

      Krist (Arthit) and Singto (Kongpob) are balls of sunshine in real life. I'm dying everytime xD

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    Muzik_Lover 9 days ago - edited

    Can't believe it's over (excluding Ep.16). Joined the fandom a little too late...Hoping for a Season 2 though.

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      Tee 18 hours ago

      Same! I ignored this for too long. D:

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    Maricris_06 9 days ago - edited

    I'm Dying right now, I can't believe that this series is over...hoping and wishing for season 2... Literally felt goosebumps from start till the end, This Series is one of my Favorite series ever...I can't get enough with the bromance, Shoutout to Arthit I literally fell for you <3

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      Kietten 9 days ago

      The 15 was the last ? :o Thought there were 16 ep lol Btw, I'm at ep 6 and I'm loving it so far ! And I'm so falling for Arthit too aha

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      Muzik_Lover 9 days ago

      Technically speaking. The story stops at episode 13; according to the official chapters of the novel. Episode 14 and 15 are special chapters while 16 is a Behind the Scenes episode.

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      Kietten 9 days ago

      Thank you so much for the info :D

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 415 users)
  • Ranked:

    #17
  • Popularity:

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