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Valen and Kaitoon start having feelings for each other after they spend time together at Valen's nanny’s house. Meanwhile, Doctor-to-be Non is waiting for Kaitoon but Kaitoon has forgotten about their meeting. Valen develops feeling for Kaitoon and tries to change himself for Kaitoon. Ice has entered King’s life while King and Peat are making up, causing the situation to be more complicated. Find out the story of every couple in Love Area Part 2. (Source: Gagaolala) Edit Translation

  • English
  • ภาษาไทย
  • Türkçe
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jan 15, 2022 - Mar 5, 2022
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Channel 9
  • Duration: 46 min.
  • Score: 6.5 (scored by 1,974 users)
  • Ranked: #10081
  • Popularity: #2416
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
labcat
18 people found this review helpful
Mar 2, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 5.5
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 6.5
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 5.0
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Is this a series made to cure BL addiction?

It is already common enough for BLs to suffer from the problem of character overload, but at least sometimes the part for the main couple is done well or there is enough cuteness and sweetness in the side couples to make us overlook the flaws. In Love Area Part 2, however, the part for the main couple (actually the other parts as well) is botched up so badly that it has got to be the work of some evil genius. It definitely takes talent to be able to screw things up this badly with the material started in Part 1.

I recall Part 1 being quite bearable despite its flaws like random digressions to side stories that lack development. But at least we see in Part 1 the conflict between Valen and Kaitoon at the start and how their relationship changes over time, and the promise of a romance between them at the end. Part 1 seems to be going somewhere. I was hoping that Part 2 would avoid the flaws of Part 1. However, the flaws are accumulated and magnified instead.

In Part 2, there are even more barely related characters; love triangles become squares or some other polygon. The worst part of the story is the "development" of the relationship between Valen and Kaitoon. They become a couple and enjoy some sweet moments, but there really isn't much of a story to speak of here. Perhaps to add spice to the thing that isn't much of a story, the evil genius lurking around decided that the love triangle with Valen, Kaitoon and Non (someone with a crush on Kaitoon) should be turned into some bizarre love polygon. So while Valen is in love with Kaitoon and getting jealous of Non for childish reasons, he inexplicably also gives some girl flowers, behaving like a shy teen with a crush. (Huh?)

But of course that is not enough "conflict" for the evil genius hiding in the production team. There must be a misunderstanding between Valen and Kaitoon that leads to a break-up before the series ends, right? This is predictable fare except that the evil genius makes Valen's behavior totally illogical. Valen sees Kaitoon's group mate (Sean) being a third party in King and Pete's relationship (King is Valen's friend) and somehow assumes that Kaitoon is in cahoots with his group mate to give Pete a chance to cheat on King. (HUH?)

Speaking of King and Pete, Pete's behavior is about as absurd as it can possibly get. First, his jealousy when he sees King with another guy is practically at psychopathic levels, suggesting an unhealthy obsessiveness. Next, his claim that he has suddenly disappeared and left King suddenly (Part 1) because of his struggles with depression is exposed to be bogus. Even by the end of the series, the reason he has simply disappeared is unknown, just like his reasons for suddenly wanting to make up with King again. Yes, he has been in a relationship with another guy during the disappearance, but is this other guy the reason for his disappearance? Couldn't he have simply broken up with King if he had fallen in love with someone else? And if he is such a jerk, why does he seem genuinely sorry for what he has done?

And, trust me, there is more in all the main characters' behaviors in Episode 7 that will leave you stupefied--if you don't fall asleep watching scenes that look like some advertisement for a tour or the work of a travel vlogger. (They are actually visually appealing but not exactly interesting.) I don't have the ability to describe the mess without using a few hundred words more, and I'm just too lazy to do it.

There is also the addition of at least two more love triangles just so that the scenes can jump purposelessly from one love polygon to another and alienate viewers. The introduction of June, Bill and Sonya into the series appears to be devoid of purpose. (And also: more illogical behavior thrown in.) Then there is also a (straight) love triangle involving Valen's sister that gets added in without development or resolution because -- why not? We are trying to make the series as bad as possible, right? And maybe there can even be a Part 3, right?

By Episode 7, it is clear that even if Episode 8 (the final episode) salvages things a little, it cannot make up for the experience of watching Episodes 1 - 7, which is by turns boring and infuriating. Indeed, Episode provides a bit of a closure. I bet the evil genius behind the mess was disappointed that he could not continue having fun. Do Valen and Kaitoon make up? I would love to give a spoiler, but I can't really tell. It is not because we have an open ending. It's just that I can't be sure if the "ending" is just another daydreaming/imagination scene (like Kaitoon and Non's at the end of Episode 7).

It's sad that Part 2 destroys: (i) the King/Pete pairing when there is potential for a much more moving story for them, and (ii) the character development of Valen in Part 1. It's also saddening that things don't end well for Non, who is a likable person and possibly the only sensibly portrayed character of any importance. Maybe Love Area is secretly The Tragedy of Non. While heartbroken King has friends who care (and even a possible new love interest) and June has someone to cry to, our poor Non does not even seem to have a friend around to console him.

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Completed
lestay
8 people found this review helpful
Mar 6, 2022
8 of 8 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 4.5
Story 5.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
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Yeah...I shouldn't have watched this season

The first season I gave a 6.5. Now, I don't know why I decided to watch the second season. Maybe I thought that it qould have been better than the first. But it wasn't.

Story-5/10
This story confused the bejesus out of me. To begin with in the first episode, you give a very long recap from the first season. AND you changed Valen and Kaitoon's story progress from last season in the very first episode.

Now Valen and Kaitoon relationship did progressed but then there was an unnecessary issue which annoyed me. And believe it or not, I was actually glad with the final minutes of the final episode...until the last few seconds. That pissed me off A LOT.

And then we got these side characters that were ot really contributing to this series with thier unnecessary drama. I honestly think they were added to give this series the eight episodes that it received. I mean, they really didn't resolve some of the secondary characters issues. Like, the majority of them had crappy endings

I also felt that at some parts it wasn't flowing well, making the series to be a bit choppy and just jumping randomly all over the place.

Oh, yeah! And the continuous changing of hair length on the actor who plays Valen- that annoyed me as well.

Acting/Cast-4/10
With the wack storyline, the actors could not save this series. I'm sorry...they just couldn't.

Music- 7/10
The music ia only the good thing in this whole seires.

Rewatch Valu-1/10
A big fat NO. I will not be watching this series again.

Overall-4.5/10
I give this series a 4.5. I hope that this is it for this series because people in the comments section are talking about a season 3. I personally think that it's not needed.

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Details

  • Drama: Love Area Part 2
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 8
  • Aired: Jan 15, 2022 - Mar 5, 2022
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Channel 9
  • Duration: 46 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.5 (scored by 1,974 users)
  • Ranked: #10081
  • Popularity: #2416
  • Watchers: 6,138

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