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6.8
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Two best friends and roommates from college, a café owner and a normal office worker have leaned on each other amidst their quarter-life crisis. In spite of being more than friends, they have never dared to explore the deep waters and define their great chemistry. Circumstances have brought changes upon their relationship and while the café owner tried to make a move, everything went out of balance. "You are the gentle, guiding ray in the city's blinding lights." (Source: GagaOOLala) Edit Translation

  • English
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • dansk
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Oct 28, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Thursday
  • Duration: 5 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 424 users)
  • Ranked: #9823
  • Popularity: #7711
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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jpny01
8 people found this review helpful
Nov 20, 2021
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.0

Lovely short series

This is very well-written, acted, and produced - it's very visual and takes full advantage of the medium to tell the story with real economy of force.

The story is non-linear, but easy to follow. The writing and acting manages to effectively convey through small details how the boys feel about each other, and the dynamic of their relationship. The ending was perfect for their story.

The acting is understated, but the tension is there when it needs to be. There is a coffee metaphor, but it's used effectively and we aren't beaten over the head with it.

I would recommend this - but if you watch it, don't try to judge it as you would a 12 hour-long episode series. It's a completely different type of story told in a much more visual way.

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Completed
Shiro
3 people found this review helpful
Sep 2, 2022
6 of 6 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 7.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Slow paced romance in 30 minutes or less

Yep you read it right, this short series, has a lot of nice moments and fluff but still manages to feel slooow, I actually had to watch it again tome sure I got it all right but it is basically people doing stuff and waiting in more or less silence...

Between the silence the leads relationship ass opposites and long term friends is established by showing time skips and moments in time, where they are playful, caring and even mange to fit in a fight... Again all in 30 minutes or less...

The leads do have a bunch of awkward Charm and do a good job at showing that it can be hard to say the words love out loud. However I am not fully convinced that they are much more than just really good friends. The show was however better the second time (in a row).

Oh, wait and the boys even sleep wearing hoodies so lots and lots of hoodies but no umbrellas

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Details

  • Drama: The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name
  • Country: Hong Kong
  • Episodes: 6
  • Aired: Oct 28, 2021 - Nov 15, 2021
  • Aired On: Monday, Thursday
  • Duration: 5 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

Statistics

  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 424 users)
  • Ranked: #9823
  • Popularity: #7711
  • Watchers: 1,168

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