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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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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15 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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The layout of the drama is almost the same as SOTUS, where pink milk is involved, also a junior liking his senior, and the misunderstanding between a junior and senior turns from hate to a different kind of love. Also both SOTUS and 2 Moons have a similar faculty "Engineering".
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Some of the same actors as Honey Puppy 1 & 2. This was an amazing show with a great story. If you enjoy BL the main couple is gay, no background, half-hearted love story where the couple never gets to be happy.
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    KimWanHee 3 days ago

    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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    Stepkdramafan226 6 days ago

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

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

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      KimWanHee 3 days ago - edited

      Do you mean the special episode 15? As far as I know there is no ep 16...O.O

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    Esther 21 days ago

    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 28 days ago

    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 18 days ago

      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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    alexa Apr 15, 2017

    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 Apr 12, 2017 - 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 Apr 8, 2017

    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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    Aug 20, 2016 to Jan 7, 2017
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    GMM One
  • Duration:

    45 min.


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    8.9 (scored by 1,082 users)
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