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When a young forestry officer, Din, gets involved with a gang of illegal smugglers, it causes him and Ken, a young man who has been in a relationship with him for more than seven years, to be chased away. They're both cornered and fall from a steep cliff. After several months, Ken wakes up but without his lover by his side. As the years go by, things start to go awry when someone appears and has a resemblance to his former lover. The old memories return and now circle around him. Ken begins to suspect that Din might not be dead, and that Din might be this new person. (Source: BLWorldReport.blogspot.com) ~~ Adapted from the webnovel "ตรวนธรณี chains of heart" by TJ Tommys. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Feb 18, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Channel 3 iQiyi
  • Duration: 47 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 3,836 users)
  • Ranked: #9519
  • Popularity: #1251
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
BL Compilations
58 people found this review helpful
Feb 18, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 5
Overall 6.0
Story 4.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 2.0
This review may contain spoilers

the plot was a mystery, even to the writer/director/editor

Overall: The chemistry and production was really good but it was ruined by the nonsense plot and confusing editing. Hope to see these actors again in something else. Aired on iQIYI.

Content Warnings: murders, violence/fight, blood, non con kiss, kidnapping, stalking, manipulation

What I Liked
- the gritty/darker tone (though it did fall back on the silly comedy parts a few times, none of which I found funny)
- opening credits with appropriate heavy metal music instead of a pop song/ballad (Underneath The Surface by Tiger Gang)
- intro scene grabbed my attention
- clear time jump
- chemistry between Lue and Ken
- that treehouse
- production value (especially the color grading)

Room For Improvement
- it was just too confusing and it's sad because they could have made it make sense (i.e. adding a location text in the first episode so we knew they weren't in Thailand, adding in when there are time jumps/location jumps how many days/weeks later it is, not having 2 different guys wearing the exact same outfit (all black), telling the story in a linear fashion instead of constant flashbacks)
- total nonsense things (how did no one ask about the gloves, why was he wearing turtlenecks in very hot Thailand, why didn't any airbags go off in that car crash, why was everyone knocked unconscious, why did Ken have zero sense of self preservation, how was Ken strangled and crying in practically every episode including his dream, why run after a bad guy when your friend might be dying, why is there a bath tub in the middle of a warehouse, why did they botch a very important casting so the plot makes zero sense, why can't anyone shoot in the final episode etc)
- continuity errors (Lue was missing a scar that he should have had, characters are injured and then suddenly not injured, etc)
- stupid characters (Din could have just pretended when he found out about that stuff and then reported it later, Ken makes the stupidest decisions considering what he's been through, Lue's "plan" made zero sense why couldn't the police have someone go undercover to get evidence, why couldn't Lue tell Ken????
- bad editing/jumpy, scenes suddenly jumped or picked up elsewhere
- I had zero interest in the side couple, if my significant other did that to me during a business meeting then that might be the end of our relationship
- cartoonish villains (and it isn't human trafficking or drug smuggling??? in the final episode we learn more stuff why wasn't this shown before)
- why did a character suddenly have visions?
- please never kiss through a shower curtain again, also don't wear double underwear
- that open ending was bad, wasn't Lue acting in self defense and working with police why would he be on the run???

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Completed
Wace20
19 people found this review helpful
Apr 25, 2023
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 1.0
Story 1.0
Acting/Cast 2.5
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

What did I just watch !

Cinematography was excellent and the eye candy was good.
Can someone please tell me what happened to the script ?
It was so ham, I won’t be eating any for months .

The editor, in my opinion had clearly taken some time of work and had the trainee stand in. As for the acting (dare I say it)…….?

Let us just not talk about the crying in each episode. When all is said and done, order a pizza and watch something else.

Someone give me my hours back, I admit , I was a fool.
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Details

  • Drama: Chains of Heart
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 10
  • Aired: Feb 18, 2023 - Apr 22, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: Channel 3, iQiyi
  • Duration: 47 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 3,836 users)
  • Ranked: #9519
  • Popularity: #1251
  • Watchers: 12,586

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