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Boo, a student whose grades aren't promising, knows well that he falls short of his father's standards. Quietly, Boo has been suffering from depression for a long time. He doesn't eat or sleep well and has no friends, no one to turn to; he self-harms. When he finds himself unexpectedly coaxed to try skateboarding, his dispair is momentarily lifted. On the day he first resolves to commit suicide, it's the sight of his expropriated board that pulls him back from the edge. He can't let his father know that he's hanging out with skateboarders, though, nor that he's been skipping school. Can Boo overcome depression without support? (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Italiano
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Sep 9, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM 25 LINE TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 1,757 users)
  • Ranked: #392
  • Popularity: #2812
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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hakunamatata
23 people found this review helpful
Dec 1, 2017
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
I am grateful that I've watched this series last from the previous release.  The character portrayed the role superbly. He is a great actor as well as the others. The story is very timely and relevant... very unique story and somehow I can relate myself to the character. I also experienced this kind of depression and able to consult a doctor. Thank you for sharing this kind of story... and James, you are a great actor, I cried many times. More power Project S. Looking forward on the next series.
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Kate
31 people found this review helpful
Aug 2, 2020
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 10
Representation of mental health topics does not get any better than this. From writing, directing, acting up to editing - everything was well thought through to convey the message and the portrayal of the depression and the consequences it has on the patient, but also people around them.

James did an amazing job as Boo. I believed every second of his acting and it truly broke my heart. I could clearly see how vulnerable he was. How he fought, gave up and fought again. The few glimpses of hope he showed, how it motivated him to take action, but also the fear that paralyzed him at times. The whole arc of the character was amazing. The parallel between the beginning and ending scenes created this perfect, cohesive picture. Truth to be told, when I saw the ending sequence with Boo's narration I was shocked by how perfect it was. I would not change anything. The most satisfying ending I have ever seen in a drama. I could see that a lot of thought and planning was put into filming and writing it.

The good writing can also be seen with Bell's character. In the beginning, the conversation she has with her superior about the connection and empathy she feels to her patients was foreshadowing of what's to come. She was an amazing friend to Boo, but she was truly not that good of a psychiatrist. And I am 100% fine with it, as it was well written for her character. Not only was she just an intern, so she did not have that much practical experience yet, she also picked that specific job because of emotional and personal reasons that made it hard for her to stay objective.

I love how the show tackled the issue of how depression can affect others around them and how hard it is for people who have never been depressed and have no psychological/psychiatric knowledge to understand it. Starting with the dad, who had a hard time accepting his son might have such a big problem, to Simon, who might have had good intentions, but at times his actions were not fitting when dealing with someone struggling emotionally like Boo.

The show hints about many issues concerning mental health. One of the lines that is stuck in my head is "You think because he's depressed, he can't do anything wrong?" said by one of Simon's friends. Just this one line made me pause the show. I started to think, how much responsibility can a person with severe mental problems really take, how can a victim of their actions feel and react when they can't even truly blame anyone for what happened? Who should take the responsibility? There were many moments that just made you stop and think about the presented topic.

I also have to talk about the clever editing and them trying to visually present the symptoms of depression and Boo's feelings. I felt like they truly wanted to make sure the audience would understand the presented content. The perfection of the scene that was Bell explaining to Boo's dad the core idea of what depression is, was too perfect for me to describe. Her psychiatric approach and explanations intertwined with Boo describing how these symptoms express in him... wow. I literally clapped as I was watching this scene, because I was simply so impressed.

That said, even though in my eyes, this show is pure perfection, it's not for everyone. It's extremely graphic and at times emotionally exhausting. It presents the severe case of depression with all the symptoms of it (including self harm and suicide attempts). It might be too heavy for some.

I would recommend it for anyone who struggles with grasping the idea of mental health struggles and feels like it's hard to imagine how it can manifest in a daily behavior and what it truly means. The explanation does not get any better than here.

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  • Drama: Project S: Skate Our Souls
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Sep 9, 2017 - Nov 25, 2017
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM 25, LINE TV
  • Duration: 45 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.6 (scored by 1,757 users)
  • Ranked: #392
  • Popularity: #2812
  • Watchers: 5,163

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