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Third is a filmology major and a member of the Savage Team along with his best friends Two, Bone, and Khai, but he has a secret. Third has been secretly in love with Khai for years. For three years, he has kept his love a secret in his heart, silently supporting and loving Khai while knowing there is absolutely no future between them since Khai is as straight as a streetlight pole and also an absolute player. To make matters worse, Khai has a "no dating friends" policy. How long can Third love Khai silently while watching Khai bring a different girl home every night? Third has tried to see Khai as just a friend. But has failed time and time again. Because as easy as it is to fall in love, to stop is just as hard. Maybe even harder. That is until Third learns a secret that breaks his heart completely. But when Third decides to stop, Khai decides to start. (Source: Soju at MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "Theory of love" (ทฤษฎีจีบเธอ) by JittiRain. Edit Translation

  • English
  • 한국어
  • ภาษาไทย
  • Русский
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM 25
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 32,475 users)
  • Ranked: #3042
  • Popularity: #168
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Themotherofloopers
124 people found this review helpful
Aug 17, 2019
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 6
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
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This review is intended to be a personal opinion. I do not encourage or discourage people from watching what they like. It is intended to give you an idea of what to expect, but I always say, "watch and make your own judgement."

IF you like a series that has drama and gives you a heartache as well as headache, this is the one for you. Be warned, you will find yourself wanting to go through the tv or computer screen (what ever device you are watching this from) and shake all of the characters and yell "snap out of it" (thank you Cher!) I for one enjoyed the story.

Why the warning? Because...
This series it's frustrating, it's not fluffy, it can be annoying at times, but it's also funny, it's engaging, it tears at your most basic needs when it comes to love and unrequited love. The characters are so flawed that most times we either cheer for them or boo them. While some may find the premise of the story annoying, I'm actually happy that we got to see a different side of relationships. Not all relationships are stable, not all relationships are rainbows and unicorns, sometimes they are a bit toxic or imbalance in the sense that someone gives more than 50% while the other takes more from it. It was a well acted drama nonetheless.

Khai is an unlikable character in the beginning of the story. He is narcissistic, arrogant, self-centered and a man-who*re. But he is a college student who lives his life as he sees fit, regardless of who he hurts so long as he gets what he wants. Those attributes are a turn off for many viewers, but Khai is a character that does exist in real life. By the middle of the series, we still don't see what's so great about him other than his looks, but we are told to believe that he has some great redeeming qualities. It is why Third is in love with him. Which brings me to another point, WHY IS HE in love with Khai? We never really get to know this. However, Khai does start to show some good qualities, such as when he tried to not interfere between Third and An when he believed them to be together.

Third in the beginning of the series was a character many people empathize with and wanted to protect, but from my point of view, he was equally to blame for his own misery. He had plenty of reason to move on from his love from Khai (specially when Khai treated him like crap) yet didn't. But, this type of character again, does exist in the real world and some people have a hard time learning to love themselves enough to say "I'm better than this and I can find someone better than him."

CAST:
Gun as always takes on the character's story and gives it life. He is able to portray the flaws of the character excellently and you believe him 100%.

Off's acting has improved quite a lot from his previous works, While many may be used to his comedic side, it's nice to see that he can have range in acting. He portrayed an unlikable character quite well, evident by how many viewers did not cheer for him.

White: His character was a great supportive friend to Third. At times I actually said, "Third go for Two"

The rest of the cast did really well in driving the story along and while I would have loved to see more of the side BL couple of Earth and White, it's typical of Thai BLs to never truly develop secondary couples.

onto the Technical stuff
Cinematography: Amazing use of color, wide-shots, close shots, Etc. The team took great care in the way they filmed this .Music: Amazing music and great use of it in the drama. Did not seem out of place at all.
Inspiration: I really enjoyed that the drama was centered around classic romc-coms and that each episode was titled after those movies.

Cons: I didn't like the trope of the teacher and student relationship. It wasn't organic and just belittled both characters in my opinion.

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Completed
Pinoy Ares
82 people found this review helpful
Apr 6, 2020
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 9.0
Story 8.5
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0
Ive seen quite a few Thai BL dramas, and i must say this is the one Im most impressed with so far - a not so particularly good yet believable story, good character development, nice sets, amazing costume, great cast. The show doesnt feel cheap - It feels like a korean drama.

Off really looked like a matinee idol here, and Gun is such a believable actor. And that train scene?!

No cheesy high school-like scenarios. The story and the lines are well written for the age of the characters. Thoroughly enjoyable. This is the first Thai BL so far that i wished there were more than 12 episodes, i almost didnt watch the last episode cause i didnt want it to end.

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Details

  • Drama: Theory of Love
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Jun 1, 2019 - Aug 17, 2019
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM 25
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.9 (scored by 32,475 users)
  • Ranked: #3042
  • Popularity: #168
  • Watchers: 55,243

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