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  1. 2 hours ago, mellialuna said:

    It really is! I have a lot of expectation with this series, since the first trailer. I hope it won't be too close from the book!

    For long I thought Off isn't a good actor, but he's improving, so I'll looking for it!

    I think it's the same director as HCTM ( he did all the My Skyy's) so yeah he understands the concept of adaptation which really means he has a lot of latitude. I read the book and there were places it bogged down so hopefully he skips over them...LOL

     

    41 minutes ago, aniola said:

    I've watched the trailer 4 times and all i can see is ANGST.:ph34r: LBC and HICTM spoiled me and I'm afraid now that i won't get enough sweet OffGun/KaiThird-moments.:lol:

     

    One can not live on fluff alone...sometimes you need something to chew ! LOL I think it's going to be fun...:joy: 

     

     

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  2. 15 hours ago, aniola said:

    I can't get rid of the idea of ghost-double-date with Thun/Met and Khem/Ngoon.:lol:

    That could be quite funny to say the least !:joy: I think a HCTM2 is in order ( to finish the novel of course ). Ohm and Singto are under the gmmtv house so it's possible - they do have a nice connection and flow. 

     

    2 hours ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I just wished they had binned the over the top instrumental bit in the middle. At first I thought it was somebody in dreadful pain. There were times where it was used to heighten the emotional tension and I found myself thinking, for goodness sake just go to the hospital and get it treated. Then I realised that it was an instrument - my apologies to the artist concerned.

     

    LOL...although that seems to be the norm in a lot of Thai instrumentation . Not sure sometimes if its the actual instrument ( non western ) or just too much top. Not every vocalist can have BTS's flawless falsetto, so I think they use the instruments in lieu of...there are times I think, could ya add a bass line riff to that ?  LOL I listen to quite a bit of Korean, Chinese and Thai performers ( including Kpop).  However,   I do give credit where credit is due -  it seems of late that there is a trend for ML's to do OST covers; actors expanding their repertoire and since gmm  has music division - why not !  

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  3. 4 minutes ago, aniola said:

    Every time i listen Singto singing i just can hear how hard he tries to do his best. And his efforts pays off. He did nice with the song, and i like a capella part in the end.

    I was impressed with the ending..because it says a lot to stay on pitch ....I wish they would drop the register...his voice would really open up

    5 minutes ago, aniola said:

    But I'm actually mostly curious about Khem: can he see all ghosts now or only Ngoon?:D

    I think that was Karma.  Payback for how he acted with Thun....LOL. I'm thinking only Ngoon...but they certainly left enough for a season 2...there is still the rest of the book to do.


  4. 2 hours ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I actually meant the arguments on court. I watched some of the BTS clips that have been subbed and they all mention how they suck at basketball. Last night I laughed because right enough, they do. I don't think that they managed to get the ball in the net once. It made the 'competition' scene between Thun and Prince even funnier because as Prince launched the ball I was thinking : god knows where that went ; it sounds as though it hit the wall rather than going through the net

    Ah ok...yeah the on court convo was angsty...and necessary to move the story forward emotional conflict always works ! I also think the reason we didn't see more non-playing was the use of more than one camera...they could make the edits so it appeared they played well although their shooting form told you they didn't have a clue..lol

     

    2 hours ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I watched the odd episode of Sotus raw but as I had no idea what anybody was talking about it was a bit pointless aside from giving me a hint as to what was going to happen.

    I also think what made HCTM shine is that even without the subs ( like in a old-time silent movie) you could follow plot of the story - the dialogue added to a deeper understanding. Some think Sotus is the Holy Grail...others ( me ) think even with subs it wasn't clear - so there's that...raw was painful. 

     

    2 hours ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I can follow the odd word now in Thai, certainly enough to notice differences in translations for the more familiar phrases. I have enough trouble keeping up with French in my day to day life, so Mandarin and Thai just to watch TV are out of the question. Good on you, even if you do use them on a daily basis, because your English is excellent as well.

    thanks !  it's a linguistic challenge all the way around sometimes...I think it's rather elitist of me to intentionally watch a show in another language then demand subs..when I can help myself a bit...although it seems with the increase in international viewers, more BL series are aired with subs right off the starting block.  I know 2moon2 too will be sub at airing. Not sure what they are going to do with Theory of Love - gmmtv is kinda slow on the uptake with subs...:joy:

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  5. 5 minutes ago, dustinmyeye said:

    As for the director, you are right, you need to pay attention. I think it is harder for us foreigners because we have to watch, listen and read the subtitles. I've just watched it again over the past few evenings. Apart from a couple of moments of basketball angst which I skipped over, the rest is on the button.

    Well considering none of them had ever played basketball..while angsty they sorta kinda ok...along with the tight editing... I usually try to find out who the directors are - those with cinematic background  and/or 3 or more series under their belts generally produce a higher quality and intelligent BL series and understand the phrase " adaptation of a novel " more than those who shoot page by page. There are perhaps 4 such directors out there in the BL Universe.  HCTM director is one of them.  I've learned to watch raw so I don't get caught up reading dialogue on first watch. My Mandarin is much better than my Thai only cause I watch Chinese Historical Fantasies.....but I get by.

    Actually,

    Spoiler

    the director for soon to air 2moons 2 has directed one movie,  Present Perfect, and currently has a horror flick ( kinda campy) releasing in Thailand soon.  So I am expecting a very different drama than the original one. 

     


  6. 6 hours ago, dustinmyeye said:

    Which makes me wonder why they were not offended that Thun had brought a spirit into the temple ?

    Because there was a spirit in the temple.  Spirits are not banned. The temples are places where spirits could be so in the case of Mes, he wasn't out of place. Considering the spiritual and philosophical nature of Buddhism, acknowledgement of the spirit would be more the norm than exception. For me it's when the Monk started to speak about making merit for someone else ...the eye shift of the monk and the camera focus  caught my attention...also his mention of  Karma which considering how everything played out in the end was for all of them, Mes included -  the interaction in the street scene confirmed it for me...

    I really respect this director - he's subtle but direct in what he wants from a scene almost demanding that the viewer pay attention to the minute details, which in this series made watching raw was wonderful.

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  7. 16 minutes ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I'm going to watch the last part again in a while. I think I must have missed the bit where Than's mother realises that her son is in love with her ex. I am not even sure that when she talks about Mes that she spells it out to her son the hint is there and there is the shot of Mes and her confronting each other but I don't remember any dialogue.

    Thun realized a connection though the drawing of the bracelet and the one his mother was wearing which is how they ended up at the grave site. My comment was more in retrospect of how she managed Thun's coming out. Prior experience in the same situation ( and same man - but who knew then)  LOL

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  8. 11 minutes ago, dustinmyeye said:

    I don't know if it was just me but I had the impression that the Monks could always see Met.

    Yep...they always gave me that impression twice at the house and once at the temple...you'd miss it if you weren't looking ...What I don't remember was the 3rd precept for not reincarnating.  I know Thun talked about Mes's red aura and mention 2 of them..the last one was an ah ha ..but it worked. I'm a member of the school of this is the most intelligent BL series that I've seen in a while...this director is seasoned and knows what he's doing. Can't wait to see Dark Blue Kiss which is shooting now with TayNew. See if his magic continues.

     

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  9. 1 hour ago, dustinmyeye said:

    It did strike me though as a wee bit creepy that the son falls in love with his mother's ex boyfriend who because of his remaining the same age makes mum look like a cougar and him a toy boy. I then got over that thought pretty swiftly and went back to championing the Cosmos against Reincarnation.

    Yes it did...but we were so deep into Thun/Mes that when we found out I thought 3  things : Wow what a brilliant twist to a story, Ah so that's why mom was especially sensitive to Thun, and ooo that's creepy - but she didn't know he had died, but knew he was gay, had gotten married etc. etc... like you said...there appeared to be cosmic forces at work.

    I was annoyed  I get annoyed with Prai and other characters like her (  see Trapped ) who can't read the room correctly...that is, if he doesn't return affection back to you and treats you like a sister-best friend...that's prolly what you are to him move on...it would avoid that whole angst thing... but <sigh>  female actors need jobs too !:joy:

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  10. 3 hours ago, gogole mongol said:

    Only time will tell if it will be born one day, however, IMO, the hour is not close to come!

    From what I've read, MAME ( the author of the LBC Universe) owns all the rights including the names of the characters.  Unless she give permission, sells the rights or makes it herself, it's prolly not going to happen. Right now she's pushing out the Thantype story so we'll see what happens after that...however there is no breath holding. Not to mention, the boys are off doing other things, will they want to come back and do a season 2 ?
    Just released today

     


  11. 2 hours ago, gogole mongol said:

    Is it into the novel? BTW, i have more satisfactions than deceptions because of Ohm/Singto presence and acting, you already knows what i think of the plot!

    My understanding is that in the novel they get married. :rolleyes:

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  12. 9 minutes ago, aniola said:

    Just as i said.:P

     

    I'm actually don't like to be confused about timing... wow, i just realized that we actually can figure it out how long Met lived with Thun. Because Ching Ming festival is 5th of April and Thun's birthday is 23th of July (they show us calendar in ep.4) So it makes about 3,5 months.B)

    so, let's say the whole Mes leaving, returning, and finding out why/how he died takes another 1.5. mo.  that leaves 6 months until Ching Ming again.  Will the series end as it began ? Full circle ?  Question is this, was the scene in the E8 preview Qing Ming. 


  13. 10 hours ago, aniola said:

    One of them had to.:) Because Met would have stayed silent to the very end. What is understandable since he is the one who is going to leave.

    Btw, i didn't realize that Met have been staying at Thun's place for several month. Actually i haven't thought about timing at all, and for us it have been just two month, so i was a bit surprised.:lol:

    Another thing I love about this director - his sense of timing is such that we the audience can't time stamp it...I knew it had been a while..but the two months is interesting  which by the way is the length of time this series has been on...:joy: the brother is deep !


  14. 49 minutes ago, aniola said:

    Btw, every time when Thun're saying this phrase a bit cynical question pops up in my head: "well, and how you going to do this?.." (just before i'm starting to melt because it's still very touching).

    Yes he does say that a lot...it has a meaning I'm sure...right now I'm banking the jar of stars:joy: Oh yeah that scene and the other one...makes everyone a puddle...LOL

     

    51 minutes ago, aniola said:

    Only it means that Met should be born again, and Thun have to wait for him for 18-20 years.:phew:

    Oh I was thinking way out there.like reincarnated back into himself as he is now.  In other words...he leaves and comes back as himself at this point...with full memories..a gift if you will. Told ya it was out there...ok so I'm gonna go now and watch selected clips of the preview for E8...would be great is a sub was 7 was done tonight ! Can't wait for the cards....LOL

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