A rather rare drama that exceeded my expectations when I least expected it to beI was already settled for less for this drama but it gave me a big surprise as I started watching and finally completing it.
First, Esther Yu, whom I was accustomed to seeing in a delicate and dainty role more often, won me with her unusual character as someone fierce and armed with bravery. The way she played her role showcased her acting flexibilities and it was a success shifting from her comfort roles given this right material.
Second, I was not a fan of the ML but with how well the story and his character were orchestrated which was a commanding factor thus, his acting abilities surfaced. While he was often cast for supporting roles, it was evident here he could carry a lead role and deserves more spots for that in the future.
Third, never have I seen such graceful fighting scenes like in this drama, those glides and moves were winning combinations. I am giving my big applause to those involved in creating and choreographing those significantly artistic scenes. I was in a state as if I was seeing dancing performances rather than fighting scenes.
Finally, the story, the execution, and the choice of casts even the songs used made this drama by far unexpectedly likable to watch. I particularly enjoyed the character of the eldest Young Miss ZiShang who brought sunshine in this drama with her humor and naughtiness. Unlike other supporting roles that can be omitted and still the drama would make sense, here, without her supplementary role, the story will likely suffer. Further, it was noticeable that the majority of the acting parts were focused on the facial and vocal features of every character, a smart approach suitable for this drama that created a ground for its strong storytelling.
It was a different wuxia for me and patrons of this genre will give their approval of this drama. However, it ended up hanging though it was not announced yet, I believe a second part is right on the boil.
idk what to thinkTo be honest, at first i was disgusted. A lot of intimate scenes, the plot wasnt interesting enough. I knew that Zoeuy wasn`t innocent, but didnt expect that his crush is Jason Lee.
The only couple that I like is Prom and Nont, they are so cute together! And I also like Teena, he is so beautiful and hot.
The whole mystery about Nant was interesting and this was the only reason to complete this series. I wanted to know if he killed himself with overdose or someone killed him. Also im wondering why Phop did this...
show review ☝?just finished the show and i’m disappointed :/ the first couple episodes i was really intrigued by the story line and was actually curious but after a while and more characters became important it became messy. there were too many characters in my opinion and they should have focused on some points more. nearing the end it just became a game of “everything that happens is not true or not how it actually went” it became boring that they suspected someone else every episode and therefore messy. the final episode was the worst of all. i better hope we get a season 2 or special episodes that are going to explain because my god what just happened
i’m upset it didn’t turn out the way i hoped it would when they announced this show ? i feel like i need to rewatch it with the knowledge i have of the show now to be able to understand some things better
I can't let go this amazing journey..I can't believe that Playboyy is ended! I rewatched it so many times and I hope we get season 2 because it's literally ended with a plot twist.
Plot is basically about one of the twins go missing and the other twin replaces him to found out what happened to his brother. Things get dark and politics, drugs, sex in involved. We have so many couple and every couple is just amazing!!
I love the music and all the actors so much! I just can't wait for season 2
Worth it despite the change in toneI loved the first series of this show, so this series was a bit of a shock at first since the tone was very different, and I didn't care for it during the first half (except for parts of episode 5, which I will absolutely be rewatching from time to time). The first series was so fun and largely lighthearted while still having pathos, but I felt this series lacked that sense of fun despite including some attempts at comedic elements, such as the robotics club. The main character was unsympathetic for way too long; his only redeeming quality for several episodes was being played by Mabo. The cast is honestly the only reason I kept watching at first-- but I'm glad I did, since the second half was much better despite some bonkers storylines, and made having stuck with the show worthwhile.
Most of my favorite dramas are completely bananas, so I am not put off by a weird or over-the-top storyline-- on the contrary. However, I felt like this plot lost the plot in the last couple of episodes especially, after having been all over the place before then. The real-world-type stories and supernatural elements needed more balance, and the series as a whole would've been improved if those had been blended more (or, at all). With that said, the cast did a fantastic job with what they were given, and the sincerity they brought to their performances is what made it work. The end of the series even made me emotional, which I wouldn't have predicted at the beginning.
Overall, I think this is worth watching if you like:
- redemption arcs
- any of the cast members
- high school settings
Maybe avoid it if you don't like:
- bonkers plots
- any of the cast members
- dark themes
Also, fans of the first series should go into this series aware that it's nothing like the first, except for some of the cast and the very basic general concept being the same. I think my initial experience with this series would've been better if I'd known that.
Don't judge a series by its rating"Playboyy" is its own genre. There is "BL" and there is "Playboyy". You can't compare these genres at all.
I'm not a fan of NC scenes in series. I don't like it when such scenes appear in a series, just to show that the main characters have moved on to the next stage in the relationship. It doesn't add anything to the plot, it's just there to please the eyes of some fans.
This series is different. The creators themselves have written that this series is about "relationships of "human" through various definition of sex". And that's what this series is about. It doesn't glorify sex. It doesn't show it as something romantic. It doesn't make us believe that it must and should only occur in monogamous relationships. It shows that there is no such thing as "normal" sex. Everyone has different desires. Everyone has different needs. If these desires are fulfilled by mutual consent, give pleasure to all participants, there is nothing wrong with that.
Sex in this series isn't there to attract the attention of fans. It shows the characters' personalities, their traumas and their fears. Here I must add that the characters aren't crystal clear. They all have their flaws, some so serious that we feel bad rooting for them. There is no black and white in the real world. There are only shades of gray. And that's exactly what this series is. It shows all the shades of gray, not allowing viewers to easily judge which character did the right thing and which didn't.
This series had the courage to address difficult topics without wrapping them in a pretty package - drug addiction, prostitution, sex addiction, sexual abuse.
While watching this series, you have to keep thinking about why the characters acted in a certain way. You can't just turn on an episode and relax.
And for all the haters who are always talking about one thing - as someone pointed out earlier, this is a series about sex, so there must be sex scenes. They can't just talk about it for 14 episodes. Watching a series about sex and complaining that there are sex scenes is like walking into a bakery and complaining that there is bread.
I love this series. I'm hoping for a second season. Maybe then more people will discover this hidden gem.
QUEEN OF IDIOCY AND HER BIGGEST SIMPA show that looked quite interesting and engaging from its trailer and previews only to end up as a total dud. The episodes get boring with each case and rarely are moments of anything exciting. It is draggy and even gets annoying sometimes especially the entire relationshit arc between the leads.
One of the most dumbest female leads to ever exist. I still don't know how she even managed to become a lawyer. From the previews it looked like she will be one strong willed and badass lady but all you get is an idiotic damsel in distress who just keeps putting herself into dangerous situations, only to be rescued by ML. In almost very ep, she just keep crying and lamenting.
Kang Ki Young finally getting a lead role but just the wrong show. His character is a huge doormat of a simp who just cannot move on from a lady who dumped him to marry someone richer and influential. The entire past love arc was pure crap and would have been better if not kept in the show. Dude keeps on getting hurt by FL's decisions and keeps coming back wiggling his tail.
There is no chemistry between the leads and neither is any character progression. I would say the relation arc between Sara and her ex husband was way better than the ex boyfriend turned coworker dude.
I would say the antagonists were way better than the leads and at some parts I even wanted them to win be it the ex husband or his mother. They did really well with their part.
If you are looking for some exciting law and thriller stuff, this show ain't worth your time.
The Healing of HealingsI didn't want to watch this as i didn't want to cry. I did watch it for an actor, but I loved it for the healing. and now I want to write this for people like me, who afraid to watch it because of the tears.
So I absolutely recommend this to people who have lost someone in their lives. Sadly all the people do at some point in time. And if you already have, this drama is honestly a must watch. It heals. Truly heals. I was and am struggling with grief for many years. Not only it forced to lose the sight of meaning in life, but I also started strongly fearing of death of closed ones, because it's so inevitable, and all of us will have to face the loss one day. This drama deals with that loss in the most beautiful way possible. It is fun at times, it is entertaining at times so it is not all sadness here. It feels like it beats you up every episode and heals you after that every episode and then brining it into a full healing at the very end. Like i described to a friend it feels like as if you are in a cold forest and very hungry, then someone comes and gives you some warm food, says a warm word, gives a warm hug and then sends you to sleep under a fluffy blanket hugging a cat in a warm hut. This drama is worth to watch every single time when one experiences loss.
Drama does make you cry, so prepare a box of tissues, but it also heals you every time after that. Comforts you. And with fun scenes and dynamics here and there it is even entertaining. ^^
The ending, after the real most beautiful ending, i believe is just a cameo and a small way to ask netflix for season 2 lol.
So for all those who have experienced loss and grief but are afraid to try this drama because they think it will spark those emotions once again, (like me) Do not worry. It will heal them. Even when it spark those emotions again, it will heal them in the most beautiful way possible. So without any fear just dive in. :)
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please not watching
As a drama about trauma and healing there are far too little conversations with psychotherapist and far too much accidental overhearing, eavesdropping, retelling and etc. (there must be some ethical boundaries, that were crossed multiple times?). Please tell the writers that there are other ways to move the plot forward!!!
As for the Depression - it is very ugly, and yes it varies from person to person, but I (personally) just feel from the writing and FL a "a bit depressed" vibes and "it will pass" thinking. Bish, no it won't! Not until you'll take it seriously.
I would have loved if the writers would have digged deeper and looked into darker corners of this illnes
The sweetest BL series I watchedThis BL series for me is on the...the cinematography, the setting,the angle of the camera,the pacing, the story is simple yet the SWEETEST .. it warm my heart, This BL series also is so wholesome.. the kissing scene are so cute and sincere.. and the leads.. they nailed it.. those eyes, little smile, everything..
Female ZorroThis is a refreshing drama, even if the women situations is well described and tough to watch.
Widow the day, Zorro at night this is our FL. Widow the day is an awful situation : she never saw her husband, dead the morning of the wedding, and since then, she lives the terrible life of the widows in that era, "managed" by her step-mother .
But at night she helps the poor and the underprivileged.
She will meet the guards captain in a fight and a slow romance will start.
And of course there is a political plot, well built
I liked :
actors and acting, all great
I disliked :
-the widow condition of the female character at start is a bit too much, after 15 years it s a bit incredible to see what she has to endure without saying a word...
- the ending is too soft for the villains !
- the happy ending is too short
HEAVY AND DEEP STORY BUT I COULDN'T FEEL ITSTORY
Okay, I must say I am impressed by the story, it is not original but, for someone like me who just watched this kind of theme of a BL I am glad I watched it coz we all know there are so many same themed BL out there and this kind of theme seems became popular this past few months.
The story was deep and heavy but I don't know why, I can't feel it. I don't of it was because of the acting, but as I think about it the acting was fine, is it the execution? Or the dialogue ? I don't really know, it's like I can almost feel it but , it was just maybe not enough.
I understood the story very well, I just hated the fact that NeungDiao left Palm on the middle last part of the story, and now Palm was the one who left Neung at the last part ? It was annoying for me, coz it's like repetitive , So far of the last BL'S I watched it was always been like the story has to have the part where the leads have to be separated to grow .. like couldn't they just think of another way or plot of a story ?
Anyways still good, almost better but almost is never enough HAHAH
CAST AND ACTING
The leads did great job here, and I saw how they have improved on their acting, but Perth here and his Dad made the best acting, you know what I am saying, they deserve to have an award of being the best actor here ! Perth ? I've always loved his acting since day 1 like OMG he can really give depths of how he acted and he's always like that ! I am always been impressed by his acting ! The rest better acting was made compared to their day 1 like I know I am not good at acting but I just say things the way I see it and feel.
Pond Naravit, so impressed also, the more his face is shown on the screen the charming he becomes, I just hated that he was so dumb for many parts of the storym you know what I am saying ? like why did the writers made him like that !? I almost wanna hit his head here If I were NeungDiao, but great acting too and also Phuwin did really great in portraying his character, I have nothing to say, he was great for the role, nice facial expression so perfect for me
I have something I just really hate about this, it is that Palm and Neung was filled with cheesy lines like pls stop ! I Was happy seeing them at first and until at the middle part of the story, but on the later part I only looked for Perth and Chimon's part and just waited what's gonna happen to them, but yeah since they are not the main leads here, their exposure was enough , but not enough for me coz maybe they will steal the show HAHAH, also I don't like how the scripts was done on Neung's Mother, she was like she seems to be very strict and so many high expectations to her son, but she seems suddenly became tolerating, like I think her character must be like a parent who pressures their kid to be great and go against relationship with Palm , something like that, I guess the story would've been like more deep and better in my opinion, but yeah , coz it was too LGBTQ+ friendly it has to be pleasing and tolerating to LGBT, disclaimer, I have nothing against, coz I am gay also , but sometimes it was not good to tolerate too much, anyways I am particular to the story that is why I am saying this.
Okay I am really surprised of the English OST here, I love it, it gives different vibe on the story, this is one of the parts of a show that I've always been looking for whenever I watch a drama and I am satisfied super felt the vibe .
in spite of all, I had a good watch, I must say it is not a waste of time, still super good , I just wished I have felt it even more. I TRIED you know !
Frustrating watchI liked season 1 well enough, but this season, for me, left a lot to be desired.
Most of the drama was about indecisions of the ML, the FL trying to move on but not wanting to, multiple other potential couples to fill in the spaces. I still liked the acting of the ML and the FL, but the story just kept moving from one person to the next.
There's a girl that has always liked the ML and she uses emotional blackmail on him. I hate that.
FL tries to date someone else, but the actor that was the 2ML was just too "pretty" and the bob hairstyle didn't help at all.
My mantra while watching this was, "Only two more episodes, only one more episode." I will say, though, since it is short, if you've watched the first one and want to feel like you've completed the series, give this a try.
Hello, Love!Remember, when reading reviews...
That review is only good for the person who wrote it.
Please do not skip a series/movie simply because you saw a negative review.
That said, Hello Stranger, is the BL quality I enjoy.
It subtracts sex, lust, the need to be physical, love triangles, & confusion.
It simply addresses real life emotions & events. Tugs at the heart.
A story told...hmm...coherently. Actors with chemistry who were passionate.
This series should be included in the every BL list as a mainstay.
We should rewatch/revisit this title often as a reminder....
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