Good Old Days (2022) poster
8.0
Your Rating: 0/10
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 504 users
# of Watchers: 3,973
Reviews: 8 users
Ranked #2476
Popularity #3370
Watchers 504

In an antique shop, the value of each item is the story behind them. People who sell their belongings here can reminisce on their lives, and buyers see their value hidden within. Six stories about memories, love, dreams and separation are linked to six items. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • ภาษาไทย
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • עברית / עִבְרִית
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Aug 10, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: GMM 25
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 504 users)
  • Ranked: #2476
  • Popularity: #3370
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

Where to Watch Good Old Days

GMMTV
Free (sub)

Cast & Credits

Reviews

Completed
Xika93
8 people found this review helpful
Sep 16, 2022
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 8.5
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 8.0

A show that really makes you think

Good Old Days has a unique concept and pretty different from GMMTV's usual fare. I started late on this show, but, once I got going, it didn't take me long to get caught up. Certainly, some stories are stronger than others, but all of them captivated me in their own turn. While the show ties up loose ends by the end of the series, at the time, none of the stories really had a happy ending and that's alright. It makes the show more real and the characters more human.

First of all, I appreciate shows with an anthology narrative. Each of the 6 stories exist on their own and yet are tied back to the running narrative of Hey's life as the shopkeeper. It's something GMMTV doesn't tackle very often, but they did an amazing job with this one. If I had to rank them I would put them in this order: 1)Bond and Relationships, 2) Road to Regret, 3) Memory of Happiness, 4) Love Wins, 5) Somewhere Only We Belong, 6) Our Soundtrack
However, the stories at the bottom aren't bad, just not as good the ones above them. This show tackles a lot of difficult (and dark) issues but in a very real way. The characters are forced to face these issues one way or another and they all have to sacrifice or lose something before they come out on the other side. None of these stories have a true happy ending, but rather a satisfactory ending. The objects in this show are also "stars" in their own way. It would be very easy for the object to just exist in the background of the story, following the characters, but all of the objects carry so much meaning and you feel that. In some stories, the object is the focus of the story and in others it fades into the background but in an ever present way. I never felt like I lost sight of the objects' importance and the weight they were carrying for both the characters and the story. It really captures the idea of that "every object has a soul."

With such a large cast, it's hard to address all the actors and actresses, but I think they all did an amazing job and gave great performances. I especially liked Krist and his role as the shopkeeper. His character development is very different because we don't see his story until the end, but up until that point he plays the role of omnipotent shopkeeper very well. In these types of shows, usually the shopkeeper is some old, worldly person, but the irony of Hey is he experiences the world through other people and yet that's how he able to understand people. I thought Krist did an excellent job capturing this essence of the character.

The only real disappointment I have with this show is they wrapped everything up so nicely. I don't know how extensive the source material for this show is, but I would watch a sequel series with new stories. Good Old Days is definitely worth a watch and is definitely a higher show than most. It's really a show that will make you think and reflect on life and how people face their problems.

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?
Completed
Shiro
4 people found this review helpful
Sep 19, 2022
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 8.5
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 4.0

A lovely selection of glimpses in to peoples lives... done right

Things I do not generally enjoy: Healing, multiple mains, episodic/antholagies, emotional banter... So I was basically about to drop this after the first quarter episode... But then someone got me to think again and oh am I glad I did because between the annoying emotional healing stuff there are actually a whole bunch of interesting fun stories... Stories of people standing up for themselves, people making mistakes, regret... Chasing dreams without the whole against all odds b.s. that often follows...

Happy people, sad people, not so many annoying people... a whole bunch of broken people who just need to take a break to be able to either move on or move back...


What I love about the drama is the cast, yes I am shallow and I have seen many of these people before and more or less love em all so yes I am bias, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I also love the complexity of each story it is not all black and white, good, bad. I finally fell in love and if I do don't get that person I will never love again type of deal... that I admit to enjoy watching too... however not always giving people the happy ending with the person the story built up to be their happy ending felt really refreshing. So I would say the romance in this was really diverse and interesting. The family ties gave interesting stories and came from several angels, not all my cup of coffee but they did work as a whole...

Okay this may be my messiest review yet, but in short, some of the stories here had me tearing up, others made my heart flutter and some just got on my nerves (sometimes the same story for all). So I did indeed enjoy watching this and defiantly recommend this to all you romance and slice of life lovers out there.

Read More

Was this review helpful to you?

Recommendations

One for the Road
Return Man
55:15 Never Too Late
Happy Old Year

Recent Discussions

Be the first to create a discussion for Good Old Days

Details

  • Drama: Good Old Days
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Aug 10, 2022 - Sep 15, 2022
  • Aired On: Wednesday, Thursday
  • Original Network: GMM 25
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Content Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

  • Score: 8.0 (scored by 504 users)
  • Ranked: #2476
  • Popularity: #3370
  • Watchers: 3,973

Top Contributors

139 edits
69 edits
30 edits
13 edits

News & Articles

Popular Lists

Related lists from users
GMM TV
191 titles 130 loves 9
2022 Thai Dramas
100 titles 21 loves

Recently Watched By