Project S The Series: Side by Side

Project S The Series: Side by Side (2017)

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Gym, an autistic teenager who was often bullied by his peers decides to join the badminton team with Dong, who is his childhood friend. However, Gym plays better than Dong, as Gym is able to control the dynamics of the game, leading to Dong displeasure. With the help of Dong's and Gym's widowed mom. Can the two able to conquer all their fears and weaknesses to be the top in the badminton read morefield. And what Gym and Dong's future be?

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Jul 27, 2017
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.5
This short series was very promising. The first episode was full of emotions, it had me that emotional that I was on the verge of crying. Autism is not a disease, it is a disorder and I am happy that they put this in the spotlight to raise awareness about people having it. We should not hate them, instead we should be patient with them...they are the most talented people in the read more world. I admired the pacing the story and the actors are very convincing.

I cannot wait to the next episodes to come. So far, I rated this as perfect, because everything about it is great.

This is one of the best Thai Dramas that I've seen so far.

Kudos to the whole production in this project!
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13 days ago
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I'll keep this simple.

STORY. Superb storyline. Having badminton as supposed to be the central plot, the writers explored beyond the sport. For me, it's not about badminton. It's not about autism. It's about sibling rivalry. That's the very core of the story and it was presented magnificently. There is no antagonist, only the products of mistakes from people who caused the problems and conflicts of the main characters.

ACTING. Stellar performance. read more I expected a lot from Tor and Sky but they have still delivered more than what I have expected. I adore their chemistry as brothers here. Tor deserves awards for portraying his role. I can't think of other actors of his generation who can do what he did.

MUSIC. I'm a Thai series fan but I can't read and write in Thai. Despite that, the soundtrack used in the series is truly remarkable. The matches became more intense because of the musical score. The nursery rhyme used in the emotional and sensitive scenes moved me. The way Dong calms Gym down is marvelous. It gives me chills up until now. That's my favorite scene ever! Whoever thought of that is genius.

REWATCH VALUE. This is where the weakness of the series lies. The editing of the series is a bit scattered. The story has become predictable because of the sequencing of events. The building up of some scenes takes a bit long. There are elements that are repetitive and unnecessary. It's not as tight as I hoped it would be.

Nonetheless, it's an incredible ride. You'll get to appreciate and love your family more after watching Side By Side. For me, its pilot episode is the best Project S episode so far. It will be just difficult to top that.
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    XaraOrt 10 days ago

    it was so heartwarming drama i couldn't stop my tears and the bromnce <3 well done progect s !!!

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    EvanWeinstein 11 days ago

    Suddenly i missed Dong and Gym

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    Silver_Sylphy 12 days ago

    Wow. GDH. Wow.
    Such an amazing story! All the emotions, all the realness! Dong, I really felt it for you Nong!
    Brings a real life situation that hundreds of families are facing. Draws many questions too, for example is institutionalising a special needs person really right and Is it best to integrate them into society?
    The acting was epic! Tor needs to win an award for this one though! His portrayal of Gym was just, simply, remarkable!!!
    A major score for GDH and Thai Dramadom!

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    ChuckyLover 14 days ago

    I'm freakingg crying what the hell i didnt sign up for all these feels. this is a great series

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    solia 19 days ago

    This was so beautiful, the emotions are overwhelming and deep.

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    Silver_Sylphy 19 days ago

    GDH!!! What are you doing to me with that set-up for Ep.8????

    The scene between Gym and Tum was super sweet.

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    JAY 20 days ago - edited

    It was really good! But for now SPIKE stays my favorite. I can't wait to see SOS now.

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      EvanWeinstein 19 days ago

      Yes, i agree, SPIKE is still by far the outstanding plot ever. Having Puen and Than makes the drama so intense, with the supporting characters like Singha, Leng, Nao and Coach Win, all are so good, cried so hard in that series. I hope SOS can do better also

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      JAY 19 days ago

      Exactly!! And the cinematography is amazing too.
      Yeah, the trailer of SOS looks very promising, I have high expectations for this one!

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      EvanWeinstein 19 days ago

      i have already written the 2nd draft of the series, also added the cast already, i hope i am not missing anything

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      TiagoFerreira 13 days ago

      Spike is not so good as Side by Side for me. SBS has better acting and a more creative plot.

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    EvanWeinstein 21 days ago

    I cried when the show is over, i am so gonna miss P'Gym and N'Dong

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    goldenphoenix16 26 days ago
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    sound Aug 20, 2017 - edited

    i fell for Gym and Dong , gym he is so darn cute and so pure . Dong has such a tough look to him yet he is soo kind and understanding even willing to give up what he wants for his brother yet its heartbreaking that he cannot express himself like gym. i really enjoyed these guys acting and i need more of these two in dramas soon!

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    Lea Aug 15, 2017 - edited

    Is it bl drama or not ? Please answer thank you already :)

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      Terhill Aug 15, 2017

      Well not really... it's more like a bromance between the 2 male leads. There is a kiss tho but I don't consider it BL

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      sound Aug 20, 2017

      No its a bromance though i am now rooting to see them in an actual Bl i am in love with Gym he did amazing . in this drama he is more of a child in mindset since he is autistic but is very pure and capable to understand and comprehend quickly when it comes to things he enjoys. i think they wanted to focus on the story of these two brothers on how they deal and overcome those trials Gym faces.

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    Elizabeth Aug 14, 2017
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    Sarai Aug 14, 2017 - edited

    Episode 5 was TOO MUCH. There are only three episodes left for this great series to end... :(((((

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      sound Aug 20, 2017

      where did u watch the it. my usual web that i go to has taken down the content so i cant access it and im in a jam do u have any links to where u watched it?

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      Jeevan Aug 20, 2017 - edited

      Sound, yeah, the links have been taken down. Since I'm not stalking the show any more, I haven't been scavenging for the subbed ones which should be out there somewhere. Also, I don't think the official site that Sarai mentions has put up the latest epis in subbed version.

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      sound Aug 20, 2017

      yeah i looked and ur right it was taken down luckily i was able to get into my drama mood zone and go on the search. lol so i was able to find some up. u should continue it gets really good. i put it off for a while until there was more episodes but glad i came back to it it gets really juicy.

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      Jeevan Aug 22, 2017

      Na... had come in for emotionally mature BL. Tired of straight romances onscreen. You seem to be enjoying though- good for ya.

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    goldenphoenix16 Aug 13, 2017 - edited
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    solia Aug 13, 2017

    So much emotions. such a good series.


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    Jul 15, 2017 to Sep 2, 2017
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    GMM One
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    45 min.


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    8.8 (scored by 139 users)
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