Forced up to the mountains with his friends Mesa and JJ after driving while impaired, Dr. Kuafah meets volunteer teacher Prince. The two despise one another from the moment they first meet. Despite their differences, the more they argue, the more they come to understand one another. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel “Star and Sky” (ขั้วฟ้าของผม) by Peachhplease. Edit Translation
Cast & Credits
short & sweetI’ve come to notice that MyDramaList users are like Reddit users: nothing pleases them. I saw a lot of negative comments regarding SIYH (mostly comparing it to SIMM), and I really couldn’t understand why. Many of us watch dramas for relaxation, and I think that this is the perfect show for that. There’s not a whole lot of twists, the timing is easy to follow, and everything feels natural and simplistic in the best kind of way.
For starters, I love all of the characters and I think the casting was done so well. There are funny characters, characters you have a little urge to slap, and characters you feel a lot of empathy for. It’s a wide array of personalities and I think that it is one of the more intriguing aspects of this drama. I felt myself going through the same emotions the characters did as the story unfolded. It is a very beautiful thing to connect to a drama in this way, and I think that it is a big misconception that you need an intense story to feel some sort of connection to it.
As for the plot, I get it’s nothing new, but it is a nice, fun rendition on the enemies to lovers trope. Nothing gets too serious or angst ridden, which makes it a nice, calming watch for the most part (with the exception of episode 7; the last episode before the finale curse continues on!). I found it ironic how similar Fah and Dao started to seem as time went on, and I think I can say the same for Khluen and Prince. It felt like a similar dynamic between the couples even if there were some major differences. The chemistry between the actors and characters felt natural and simple, and it didn’t feel like the acting was over or underdone, everything was just perfectly in the middle.
Regarding my recommendation of this drama, I think it is worth a shot from everybody, but it is made for those of us who can enjoy a simple story from time to time. 8 episodes and a rounded-out plot makes for the perfect miniseries, and I really think it can be enjoyable if you watch with this perspective in mind. Those with expectations of a large, upscaled story with an intense development, maybe this isn’t geared for you. Overall, I think it was definitely better than SIMM, and I would recommend anybody try it out!
rural setting, country mouse/city mouse, rich/pour, enemies to loversAdapted from a y-novel by Peachhplease, directed by New starring Mek (the Kiss series, het male lead and has been with GMMTV forever) this was his first BL (he shouldn’t have) opposite a fresh face Mark, support cast included Arm (Friend Zone 2) and Mike in (Tonhon Chonlatee).
This was a cheap 1000 Stars kock off about a doctor who goes rural and falls in love with the volunteer teacher. I guess this should be added to my short list of BL‘s that are told from the seme’s perspective?
Linguistically: these two are formal with each other using pom/khun. Also If you want to hear frozen register spoken, that’s what Prince’s maa speaks to tease Fah.
How did this show managed to be boring, corny, AND cheesy? There was a really dumb manufactured miscommunication-based parting and while they mutually pined well, the kiss at the end was extremely poor quality for Thailand. Tut tut - you have one job to do.
To put it simply, this show was dull. I don’t know exactly how to write a review of this as “boring” isn’t in my rating system but, it is a BIG SIN for me, so I guess 5/10?
Watch only if you have nothing better to do.
I think the Star & Sky shows would have been VASTLY improved by cutting each set back to 6 eps each and then cross cutting between the two couples like the Why R U? or Dark Blue Kiss approach with 12 eps total. Just call the whole thing Star & Sky. Each couple would have been less boring and frustrating if focus were split, and the pacing would have been a lot better too.