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Follows the story of a man who dislikes strangers and talking to people unnecessarily. He also suffers from a sensorineural hearing loss when it rains. However, as fate decides, he can only hear one voice when it rains. (Source: MyDramaList) ~~ Adapted from the novel "La Pluie" (La pluie ฝนตกครั้งนั้น...ฉันรักเธอ) by eddy. Edit Translation

  • English
  • Українська
  • Español
  • magyar / magyar nyelv
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 5,501 users)
  • Ranked: #6604
  • Popularity: #1231
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

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Completed
Pinoy Ares
50 people found this review helpful
Jul 17, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 1
Overall 7.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 8.5
Rewatch Value 4.0
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RAINED ON THEIR OWN PARADE

T'was actually good until they decided to rain on their own parade - and when it rained, it poured.

Started out well. It wasnt perfect but lets say it was light and enjoyable and it was a breath of fresh air compared to the second-rate concurrently aired Thai BL (oh no I will not confirm or deny that I'm talking about Step by Step). The premise was intriguing and new. The cast were perfectly good looking, and to some extent almost no one is made intetntionally annoying. The pacing is alright, I was actually surprised when the main pairing happened quite quickly without too much fuzz. It was a perfect cap off to a busy week.

I even considered it a must watch that I even subscribed to Iqiyi after watching the first episode just to see the episode earlier.

Leading to the 7th episode, we get the sense that the series was written a little blandly, and true enough that's when the series turned 180 degrees and decided to check all the tropes. Episode 8 and 9 were acceptable, and then the dreaded obligatory breakup episode 10 and 11 were things turned to crap.

First of all, both Pat and Sengtai's actions leading to the break-up scene were both very out of character, and I strongly feel that they were unnecessarily added just to make it more dramatic.

Second, I'd argue that there are still so many things to explore regarding their relationship and the phenomenon that they were in - I wanted to know more about them being soul mates - what was so special about Tai's family, and all the characters who were given this gift. That alone could be a throve of stories to explore. The makers are marketing it as an almost fantasy series so why didn't they sold us the mystery. And oh my, do I need to emphasize my jaw-dropping annoyance in one scene where one shout literally rid them of their connection to their soulmates.

I couldn't buy the soul-mate thing of Tai's parents. I just cant see the chemistry between them, and to be honest, the reason for their separation doesn't feel huge enough to break an enchanted love.

I am also sad that they ruined Lomfon.

Lastly, the last episode was so uneventful and uninspiring that I almost didn't finish it. I can't even fathom why they spent quite a long time with the new couple - what's the connection to the overall plot. They got more screen time than Patt in the finale, they even have their own flashback scene. And when they finally meet again, did you also notice how blank Patt's face is?

Against everything I hated, I also loved a few things. Suar is so lovable as Tian - I loved him im Youre My Sky but here he was even more adorable. I was hoping to see more of Dream and although it was too short, her budding romance with Nara looked promising.

Overall its an uneventful 7 for me. Will I re-watch - not a chance.



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Completed
jpny01
36 people found this review helpful
Jul 16, 2023
12 of 12 episodes seen
Completed 4
Overall 5.0
Story 2.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 1.0

A master class in bad writing

This series had so much potential - a talented cast, good cinematography, scenic locations, and everyone involved was giving it their all. This is all wasted on a terribly written story. It's as if they were about to start filming and realized they forgot to get a script, so they sent an intern to go grab the first thing they could find on Wattpad.

The story leans heavily on the implausible-misunderstanding-caused-by-showing-up-at-just-the-right-second-to-misinterpret-something-causing-them-to-drop-the-token-of-affection-they-were-bringing-and-walking-away-sadly trope. If they were to show up one second sooner or one second later there wouldn't have been a misunderstanding. This happens many times, in every case a simple conversation would have cleared it up, and characters never learn from it and make the same mistake over and over.

Everyone behaves wildly out of character to suit plot points. Tai becomes a lying cheater, and the gentle veterinarian exhibits horrific violence. The discussion forum didn't seem to have a problem with this, presumably because Lomfon deserved to be savagely beaten for being a confused teenager. That there were absolutely no consequences to the violence is astonishing and disturbing, and Lomfon neither presses charges nor has even so much as a scuff mark after being the target of what can only be described as attempted murder. Again, lazy writing.

Lomfon, who is so emotionally constipated that he can't tell Tien how he feels, suddenly bursts into a long monologue, while Tien has just stormed off from seeing Lomfon's film, which explicitly and unmistakably showed him how Lomfon feels about him, yet he says he doesn't understand what Lomfon was trying to say with his film. Seriously?

People in general don't act like people. Patts doesn't seem at all surprised to see Tai in Chiang Mai and stands there expressionless for the entirety of Tai's long soliloquy.

There is an enormous number of extraneous characters that materialize out of nowhere, have no effect on anything, then are never seen again. In the finale, the friend who gives advice to Lomfon claims to be a close friend to both him and Tien, but we've never seen him before, or at least I can't remember him. He and most of these characters pontificate about love and life with the profundity of a motivational poster.

In the last episode, in a long and completely pointless sequence, Tai runs out of gas in front of a nice man's house. The man tells him it's very difficult to find gas in the area and that he should spend the night. His girlfriend shows up then they have a long conversation where the couple tell Tai the story of their love. In which THEY HAVE A FLASHBACK. Almost the whole flashback is a random character giving a long expository dump to a friend. The next morning Tai drives off, presumably having filled the tank with his overflowing love. None of this has the slightest effect on the story.

Perhaps most confounding of all, you can just sever your soulmate connection, which negates the entire story, the plot of which is based on destiny - without that, this is just a pile of stupid coincidences, like Tai's grandmother living next door to Patts since his childhood, and he and Tai even communicate by notes and kind acts to each other, but never meet. Really? Tai shows up at the precise moment to misunderstand Patts being kissed by his ex, but never ran into his actual soulmate for 20 years despite his living next door?

That's how awful and frustrating the writing is.

I loved the cast. Title is much improved, Pee is as good as ever, Suar is charming, and Copter is the MVP with a fantastic performance as the repressed Lomfon. I hope to see them in something better than this series.

I can't recommend this. I gave it a 5 because the cast was great, but unfortunately there was only enough material for three episodes and the rest is a jumbled mess that will cause you to dislike all the characters. Except, apparently, Patts, who is consistently called a big green flag - I guess becoming so enraged by jealousy as to try to beat someone to death isn't the red flag I thought it was.

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Details

  • Drama: La Pluie
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr 29, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023
  • Aired On: Saturday
  • Original Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 55 min.
  • Content Rating: 18+ Restricted (violence & profanity)

Statistics

  • Score: 7.4 (scored by 5,501 users)
  • Ranked: #6604
  • Popularity: #1231
  • Watchers: 12,755

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