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A story about dance and following dreams. Dindaen is a former dance champion now working as a volunteer teacher. Nai is a young dancer who sees him as a hero, and Focus is a confident young woman whose love of dancing led her to become an idol. They used to dance together as kids. (Source: MyDramaList) Edit Translation

  • English
  • Español
  • Português (Brasil)
  • 한국어
  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Thai PBS
  • Duration: 52 min.
  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 6 users)
  • Ranked: #94132
  • Popularity: #13764
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Ongoing 1/4
ariel alba
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1 of 4 episodes seen
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Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Science has indicated that there is a relationship between sex and dancing. It is inevitable for any of us to see a relationship between the courtship of animals through certain movements and rituals and the different types of dances that human beings are capable of performing. Whether it's sweat, the way we move our limbs aesthetically or the simple combination of music with these elements... when someone dances well we find it extremely attractive.
With a personal look, the Thai actor, director, screenwriter and assistant director Aum Natthaphong Aroonnet, known for the BL dramas 'Triage' (2022) and 'Manner of Death' (2021), the film 'Dew' (2019) or his role in 'The Love of Siam (207), among many other dramatized ones, gives us the romantic comedy 'Beating Again', in which, in addition to addressing the boys' passion for dance, it portrays a story of characters belonging to the LGBT+ community, coming out and the challenges that come with being queer in today's world.
With great camera skill, sequential games and visual seduction, the director explores, among other topics, the search for one's own identity and the realization of dreams as the core of a drama that explores, as if that were not enough, many other vital issues. importance in youth such as family relationships (perfectly differentiated and defined), sexuality, love, loss, the need for physical and emotional connection with other human beings, gender identity, discovery or passion for art .
Since before the first episode was broadcast, the audiovisual has awakened different emotions, especially on social networks, by inviting the audience to reflect on ourselves and on current societies, in addition to the themes represented, to escape stereotypes and show human beings with their nuances and in various circumstances.
«I have been a lucky director. Since we published the trailer for 'Beating Again' and the actors and others involved in the project began to give statements to the press or through writing on social networks, there are those who say that the series will be liked and will positively attract the public's attention. ; Other people say that there are topics that they do not like. It is still early to predict if it will work or not. I think it is a series that is very well written. My staging, and that of the actors, was constantly trying to live up to the scripts,” said Aum Natthaphong Aroonnet.
«After editing, I liked how the chapters turned out. I have no doubt that they will move people and involve audiences. Let's let the series progress a little, to make conclusive judgments. Our goal is that the audience is not disappointed, that they remain hooked, that they have a closing that lives up to their expectations. We work for that, whether we achieve it or not. The arc of the characters is very coherent, as well as the development of the characters and the conflicts,” adds the director.
At first glance it might be easy to understand that the desire of young men to dance was not hindered by any reason, or at least human. However, 'Beating Again' reflects the incessant struggle of several boys to achieve a dream and thus fulfill a vocation regardless of the discrepancies to which they may be subjected during the process of achieving it.
And even if your environment does not understand you, you cannot give up your passion, your talent and your vocation. The internal talent of each person must be firmly exploited regardless of the consequences that may arise for it.
Of the work, it is worth highlighting its transgressive capacity to break clichés and prejudices for a single but consistent reason: the firm attitude of young men to pursue their dream and illusion, that of being dancers and dedicating their lives to dance, in a society in which which discrimination against LGBT+ people still persists and does not recognize relationships between people of the same sex. The series is an example and a tribute to the triumph of perseverance, dedication and conviction.
The attention to detail to be as realistic as possible, the convincing performances of a cast made up of established and young actors and actresses, some with experience in the BL genre, the depth of the themes it addresses, and the aesthetics with which it presents them , determine, among other elements, the quality of the series.
With a good script by Visuttchai Boonyakarnjawa ('The Iron Ladies', 2000), the Thai drama, in four episodes, presents its protagonists immersed in the world of ballet in a sincere, lyrical and emotional way. While Dindaen (Oh Anuchit Sapunpohng) achieved glory long ago by becoming a dance champion. The young dancer Nai (Kang Korn Sirisorn) has a paradigm to follow in the now volunteer teacher. For her part, Focus (Sophie Marguerite Indracusin), the self-confident young woman who loves dancing, after much effort, has managed to materialize her dreams of being an idol. If dance united them since they were children, love, friendship and passion for dance today continue to be the strong ties that unite them.
The characters, like so many other young people in real life, have as their highest aspiration to be able to manage their own talents, believe in and become owners of their virtues and manage each of their potentials to achieve the goals set.
In addition to that of the three main characters, other conflicts will add complexity to the plot. I am referring specifically to the love story between two boys: Kai (Kaownah Kittipat Kaewcharoen) and Famous (Earth Katsamonnat Namwirote). Love and dance will unite the young man from the temple of Isaan and the spoiled or privileged child who practices the dialect of the region, which is an important part of the script, and who also likes to dance.
Among former member of boy group KLIMAXX and best known for his role as Long in the hit BL drama 'TharnType', Turbo Chanokchon in the Thai adaptation of 'Love Stage!!' and Talay in 'My Universe: The Camp Fire', in the latter two as the protagonist, and the actor identified for his roles as Tar in 'Love By Chance', Intouch in 'Until We Meet Again' and Seeiw in 'My Only 12' %', also in leading roles, a passionate romance will emerge.
Does the theme of the series revolve around homosexual characters and their relationships with others, or LGBTI characters in secondary roles and whose sexuality does not influence the plot of the audiovisual? To know this, we will have to watch the series until the end.

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  • Drama: Beating Again
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 4
  • Aired: Apr 13, 2024 - Apr 16, 2024
  • Aired On: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Original Network: Thai PBS
  • Duration: 52 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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  • Score: 6.8 (scored by 6 users)
  • Ranked: #94132
  • Popularity: #13764
  • Watchers: 370

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