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Alex breaks the oath he made to his mother forbidding him from losing his virginity before turning eighteen, causing chaos he never could've anticipated. In 2011, seventeen-year-old Alex lacks self-confidence and his one passion in life is photography. His household is all male, his mother having died in an accident. Before she passed, she made him promise to hold onto his virginity until the right time. However, it's nearly unbearable; his closest friends See-ew and Nim have already given up theirs, leaving only him. He, therefore, aims to lose it at Jedi's house party. School activist Jean goes to the party and it seems as though he'll lose his virginity to her. The evening turns to chaos, though, and Alex wakes up with no memory of what happened. He's aged into a man of twenty-seven: a gynecologist and sex expert. He must solve the mystery of that night and all the mess that followed using a polaroid of that night. Will he be able to return to the past? (Source: Thai = GMMTV || Translation = MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Français
  • Українська
  • Español
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Dec 12, 2022 - Feb 27, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: GMM 25 ViuTV
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 4,843 users)
  • Ranked: #1032
  • Popularity: #1169
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Completed
RoseQ
33 people found this review helpful
Feb 27, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 7.0

It adressed some really important issues in a very respectful way

I am usually not a fan of series where characters travel forwards in time, so I wasn’t going to watch it at first. But then I saw some scenes about Army and Joe and those go me hooked, so I decided to give the show a try. And before I knew it, I was not very patiently waiting for new episodes each week.

The series is amazing! I really like that the cast was given mature roles instead of just making it a high school series. I feel like the topics addressed in the series can be better portrayed with some maturity from the characters. Even if there are a lot of comedic scenes, the series takes a very healthy and open-minded approach to relationships, intimacy, kinks, and sexuality. I really want to point out that seeing an asexual person and them expressing their lack of need for intimacy was really refreshing to see, especially as asexuality is often ignored (I was wrong on this - the character in question is actually a side, check the comments for more info). The fact that Alex is a gynecologist also helps to open topics such as STDs and safe sex.

We get to meet a lot of side characters that each have their own very detailed story, but I didn’t find it overwhelming, as they all connect in the end. Alex had quite a few photo mysteries to solve, not all of which were love problems. I don’t want to give any spoilers, so I am not going to say who ended with who when that is not already obvious.

Army & Joe – Fluke and Thor did an amazing job portraying their characters emotions, I could sense when Joe was uncomfortable just by glancing at him. The two characters are quite different but I think that’s what makes them a good match for one another.

Jedi & Rose – I really love their dynamics. It was not really what I expected and the episode dedicated to solving their problems was really interesting. The plot twists were brilliant!

See-ew – I was really interested in what would happen with See-ew once we got to see his future photo as it looked very bad for him. I also like how his kink was not just something that others could make fun off.

Kat – I really appreciated how they approached her picture story. The trauma she experienced was not taken lightly, not by her nor the others around her. It was refreshing to see, as many series and movies just ignore the amount of damage such an experience can leave.

Nim & Molly & Bew – these three ladies were an interesting bunch. Nim and Molly dated in high school but broke up, so Nim then started dating Bew. I think we saw a lot more growth for two of them, but marking the third one as just plain selfish would be too simple. There is complexity behind her decision that might seem very self-centered and damaging at first.

Alex – he showed a lot of growth and understanding for what was happening and what has happened in the past. He fully accepted his responsibility for the hurt he had caused to those around him. He did try his best to correct his wrongdoings, but he never denied his responsibility. And that is something that I really appreciate, no matter how much I wanted to hate him at some point. Not all mistakes can be fixed, and that is something we need to learn and accept.

Jean – she was a badass character! I enjoyed her high school self, her activism and the way she clearly expressed what she wants. Her story is probably the one that hurt the most, I was upset for guessing right what happened. I like how supportive she is to those around her, friends or not.

As for the ending, it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I was hoping for. I do understand why they decided to end it as they did though. I was not really happy with how they handled Jean's story towards the end of the series, which did bring my rating down.

I know a lot of people are / were bothered by the reason why Alex is solving all this mysteries and trying to make things better. I do agree that the whole idea that his main end goal is to be able to climax again is just ridiculous. But to be honest, it completely slipped my mind most of the time. Only when it was brought up by the characters did I actually remember it. So while it was not my favorite end goal, it wasn't that bothersome.

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Completed
Lupus in Fabula
23 people found this review helpful
Feb 14, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 9.0

Humorous, bold, educational, raw and empowering

This is a show full of flawed but ultimately lovable characters and their struggles in fields of love, sex, health and friendships. It's unlike any other Thai production I've seen and it feels fresh in themes and execution, each episode introducing something new and unexpected. Praise goes to the actors too as this series doesn't lack daring and difficult scenes. The plot is well-constructed and all storylines intertwine nicely without feeling forced and unnatural, each of them carrying a different important message. Even when it's as subtle as a brick, show's heart is in the right place and its straightforward manner is a part of the charm. I highly recommend this series to everyone!

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Details

  • Drama: The Warp Effect
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Dec 12, 2022 - Feb 27, 2023
  • Aired On: Monday
  • Original Network: GMM 25, ViuTV
  • Duration: 50 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.3 (scored by 4,843 users)
  • Ranked: #1032
  • Popularity: #1169
  • Watchers: 14,152

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