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  • Última vez online: 3 horas atrás
  • Gênero: Feminino
  • Localização: KL
  • Contribution Points: 241 LV3
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  • Data de Admissão: Setembro 15, 2023
  • Awards Received: Finger Heart Award1 Flower Award2 Coin Gift Award1
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Bangkok Khanika
5 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
de MizMystixism Finger Heart Award1 Coin Gift Award1
12 dias atrás
8 of 8 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 8.0
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Musical 8.5
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An empowering, edgy period drama.

‘Bangkok Blossom’ is a raucous period drama that reinforces the reality that throughout history, prostitutes have been at the mercy of power and wealth. While this drama emphasizes depravity and lewd practices, and it reminds me a lot of the UK BBC drama 'Harlots', the main focus is on women fighting for freedom. It also touches on loyalty, trust, and the importance of friends and family.

This drama has a good story structure where tension never really lets up from start to finish. The plots really draw you in at once. There's always something to look forward to in each episode. There are also empowering moments, romance, and heartfelt actions. As the story revolves around a brothel and prostitution, there’s zero nudity. The depictions of sex are expected, but the scenes are done through good direction, great camera work, and acting. Please be aware of violence as well.

This drama also has good character development and growth. Engfa, Goy, and Aom Piyada did an amazing job with their respective roles, but in my opinion, Charlette Wasita deserves the most praise for her portrayal of Tianyod, a 17-year-old teenager trapped in the life of prostitution, desperate for freedom, and driven to get an education above all else. Despite being the youngest among the actors, I personally think she shines the most.

Although it's a good drama in many aspects, there are some flaws that I don't think make it worthy of a perfect 10. There are some predictable plots, the details of the props are not so good, and the boyfriends are not so useful. They may be attractive, kind guys, and heroic in their attempts, but their impact isn't that great.

With all the intense conflicts, the musical portions really help balance the intensity, adding more entertaining value to this drama. It’s nice to watch a period piece that can pull off modern music. Overall, this is a good period drama with well-established themes of patriarchy, survival, social status, and class. Bangkok Blossom is a solid recommendation and will have you totally addicted.

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Lucky My Love
5 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 25, 2023
5 of 5 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 7.5
História 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Musical 8.0
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A cute romance with no major conflict.

This is a type of GL series that you can watch again and again without skipping an episode, and still feel the same excitement.

Due to the office romance and boss-employee relationship, it’s understandable why this drama has drawn comparisons to the GAP series. But this series stands out in its own way. This drama is about searching for love and, by an odd chance, falling in love with someone you never expected. It captures the innocence emotions of young love.

The look and feel of this drama are light, fun, and pretty straightforward. Given that it’s just 5 episodes, it’s expected to be fast-paced, but I feel like the storyline is a bit rushed. I wish it could either stretch a little longer or written it more neatly, so that the plots could develop better, maybe by delving into why Khun Weala was afraid of love. That part seems to be hanging. The conflict is resolved too quickly, leaving no room for the audience to feel the tension. But nevertheless, each episode managed to make your heart flutter. Some romantic scenes are a bit cliché, but you kind of like them, especially in GL. Considering that this is Bmine and Near’s first series, I’d say it’s not bad at all. A lot can be improved, but there's nothing much to complain. They are a cute pairing on and off screen.

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Uncoupling
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mai 6, 2024
6 of 6 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 9.0
História 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 8.5
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Separation doesn't have to be a bad thing.

I found this drama by chance and decided to watch it, despite the fact that there were hardly any reviews about it online. I wonder if this series was either horrible or just didn't get much attention. If it was the former, I was ready to drop it any second. But surprisingly, it’s a damn good drama. I watched it through to the very end. I like how it’s different from the Filipino dramas I’ve watched.

It’s a light drama-comedy that delves into how a married couple fell out of love and how they took a different approach to separation, which is to ‘uncouple’ (but not officially divorce yet). Although they decided to separate as a couple, they remained in the same house for their son. Even though they live under the same roof, they are basically living their own lives separately. The theme of moving on from a failed marriage or long relationship is well executed. It’s not a typical romance drama, as it focuses more on separation and moving on from a relationship without having to lose anything but rather gain something from it. Separation isn’t always a bad thing if there’s a mutual understanding about it and if it’s done for the right reasons.

Despite being only about 20–30 minutes long, this drama has a good pace. It also has a very good story structure where each episode manages to tell the story of the ‘before and after’ of the uncoupling. The comedy is well-placed and blended well with the romance and emotional part of it. This drama has a lot of positive messages and lessons to learn about family, marriage, and divorce.

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A Journey
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mai 2, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 7.5
História 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.5
Musical 7.0
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A heartfelt bucket list movie.

After finding out the cancer has relapsed, Shane is totally aware of what she has to go through again if she were to get treatment. So, not wanting to face the same trouble, she decided not to get treatment but instead to live her life to the fullest in her final months. Shane, her husband Byran, and their childhood friend Kristoff embark on a journey to Tasmania, Australia, to accomplish the 'Magic List'.

The idea of a terminally sick patient crossing things off their bucket list is not new. But despite lacking novelty, there are a few things that make this movie something more than checking off a bucket list. The journey is filled with not only picturesque places, travelogue-ish moments, and activity; it also explores friendship and love in a simple way, focusing on reconnecting with lost relationships. While the main characters are childhood friends of two men and a woman, there’s no love triangle involved. It’s pure friendship. So the conflict isn't very complicated.

When it comes to movies about illnesses, the melancholic and tear-jerking parts are expected. This movie managed to deliver both the tonality of enjoyable trip and the bleak side of reality very well. Although this movie has a good story structure, the pacing seems pretty rushed. It seems like it wants the audience to feel the sentimentality, but there is not enough space to really feel it or drown in the emotions. It's like a knee-jerk reaction. However, the good storylines help in making the whole idea and emotions palpable. With an impactful plot twist and a positive message about life, genuine love, and undying friendship, this movie stands out on its own despite having the all bucket list movie tropes.

Overall, it’s a good movie. but it could've been done better. How sad this movie is may depend on the individual, but it’s a movie to watch if you need an emotional release. Get a box of tissues ready.

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The World of the Married
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Abr 6, 2024
16 of 16 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 6.5
História 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Musical 6.5
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A slightly flawed remake.

‘The Betrayal’ basically follows the original plot template with a few tweaks, and it manages to give pretty much the same emotional rollercoaster of being betrayed and getting revenge, but the ride isn't crazy enough. I think it’s good that this remake makes them a family of four instead of three. Ploy, the daughter, adds a different feeling to the table. She gives a more vulnerable perspective, that of a little child trying to comprehend the entire betrayal and divorce situation. It hurts to see how it affects her. The good sibling relationship between Patch and Ploy also has a different emotional impact compared to other characters.

In this version, I think Jane displays more softness and poise. Her strong instinct helps her steer the emotional and dramatic plot better. Athin is meant to be hated throughout the series. Kate is unlikeable to begin with. Among the supporting characters, I don’t like Tul. I know he means well, but he seems unnaturally nice.

The first half of this series is good, but the second half is downhill. All episodes are over an hour long, and some scenes are unnecessary, making it slowly lose its grip. However, the finale has better characters’ resolution. Overall, it’s a slightly flawed remake. It didn’t exceed my expectations, but it’s still a good watch.

If you have ever watched the original or other version, you can expect how things are going to unfold. So, don’t expect too much. But if you haven’t seen any, you can give this drama a try, and who knows, you might love this version.

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A Cup of Flavor
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mar 17, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 4.5
História 4.5
Acting/Cast 4.0
Musical 4.5
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Mediocre movie with beautiful visuals.

If you have ever watched a Hallmark romance movie in your life, this movie follows the same template: a rural location, a farm, a deteriorating family business, a lovely and kind FL with a big dream, and a city-guy ML with an attitude. And this one is not far from predictable plots and conflicts as well.

This movie centers around a coffee farm; a remote and beautiful place that becomes the background of a bland love story. It’s basically romanticizing coffee by explaining the plots by the acidity, sweetness, saltiness, bitterness, and sourness of coffee and relating them to life situations. However, while the plots progress nicely, they lack anything outstanding or compelling. ML and FL do have their own backstories, but they aren’t strong enough, making their characters lack depth. Their romance felt rushed and dull as well. Although JC Santos and Barbie Imperial both performed well, their chemistry is just okay.

I felt like I’d been dragged till the end of the movie without any memorable plots other than the breathtaking backdrop of the mountains throughout the movie. Apparently, the beautiful visuals couldn’t save this movie. As a whole, this movie is not bad, but it’s not good either.

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Green Night
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Fev 24, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 4.0
História 4.0
Acting/Cast 4.5
Musical 4.0
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This movie is many things, but it failed in whatever it intended to be.

I don’t know where to begin with this movie. The premise of a woman trying to break free from the life under her husband's oppression while dealing with issues like migration, domestic violence, and traumas of the past is interesting enough, but it doesn’t really offer anything new beyond what’s expected. At first, it seems like a neo-noir film with a touch of lesbian romanticism, which looks promising to me, but it slowly becomes bland. As the story unfolds, the plots start to get weak and weaker, to the point that it makes me lose interest in whatever is going to happen next. The plot twist is so ambiguous, leaving the ending/resolution so unsatisfying. I couldn’t pinpoint any compelling things about this movie, and I don’t even know where this movie even stands.

Fan Bingbing and Lee Joo Young both perform well, but their performances seem to be underutilized by the weak screenplay. Binbing’s character has very little development and lacks the depth to make her memorable. While Joo Young’s character has its own backstory, it’s not enough to further enhance her significance either.

While this movie delves into romance, incorporating the same-sex love scene, it's not about exploring or experimenting with sexuality in any way. And the scene doesn't significantly alter the plot and is unable to make an impact in any way other than simply establishing the sexual tension between the two women. So, is this an LGBT romance movie? No, it's not. It’s more of a vague approximation that is not truly grounded in the queer experience at all. 

This movie has an intriguing story and conflicts, but it failed to live up to its potential. The lack of finesse in storytelling and character growth and the failure to effectively communicate its intentions make it fall into the bad movie section.

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One True Pair
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Jan 5, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 8.5
História 8.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Musical 8.0
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Bea Alonzo and JLC are indeed one true pair.

This short movie is about the on-screen love team who met again for a project after a long break due to the pandemic and did some catching up and reminiscing about life, love, and their past. The premise is simple, and the plots are nicely developed in just 36 minutes. It shows the dynamic of a love team. If we talk about a love team, people (mostly the fans) will be imploring them to become a couple and get married in real life because of how good they look together and how great their chemistry is on screen and off screen. But it doesn’t always happen in real life. This movie uses the ‘love team’ as the central characters, and not the main topic is a smart move. It gives it a more realistic vibe about their friendship in and out of work.

The story is so engaging from the beginning to the end, making me want for more. Undoubtedly, Bea Alonzo and JLC have an amazing chemistry. Their conversation looks very natural and relaxed, as if they aren’t really acting. I was smiling the whole time, my face hurt. Seeing the topic of life and love being discussed from the perspective of one of the iconic Filipino love teams gives an understanding that, as humans, regardless of our job, we can’t always control our emotions, especially when they involve someone we deeply care about. You know, feelings will grow, the line between professional and personal will get blurred, and it can sometimes have a positive or negative impact on our real-life relationship. But at the end of the day, people grow and move on, and the best of love remains.

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Rookie
3 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Nov 24, 2023
Completados 0
No geral 7.0
História 6.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Musical 6.5
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An okay movie to kill some free time

It's a sport-themed high school GL. The storyline is not really focused on sports, but it revolves around the friendship that is formed through sports and the romance that blossoms between two players. The character development is underwhelming, and the movie's climax is predictable.

It also explores sexual harassment in female sports team, which I think is something important to highlight. Even though the sexual harassment issue is not satisfactorily resolved, I think it's important to address this matter, especially in school-themed movies. Overall, it is a pleasant movie.

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Mon Rak Luk Thung
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Abr 19, 2024
12 of 12 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 5.0
História 5.0
Acting/Cast 4.5
Musical 5.0
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It's watchable. but nothing special.

I never watched the original or any of the remakes, but I learned that ‘Mon Rak Luk Tung’ was a classic hit in Thailand. Set in the present time, Mon Rak Luk Tung 2567 is a love story between Khlao, a young poor farmer, and Thongkwao, the beautiful daughter of a wealthy man in the village. Their relationship is prevented by their parents, not only because of their differences in status but also because of the parents’ past issues with each other.

Like other versions, this drama is meant to be a sweet romantic comedy. However, the sweet romance is somehow lacking in terms of emotional building. The ‘rich girl, poor boy’ storyline is executed pretty typically; there is nothing compelling about it. The conflicts are also not well explored, making the tension feel flat. Although I’m not really into musicals, the musical portion of this drama is acceptable and not cringy.

Every character is decently played, but no character really stands out. Mew and Charlotte show strong chemistry, but their story development is rather weak. Charlotte’s character, Thongkwao, suits her personality, but as the story progresses, there's nothing interesting about her character other than a basic girl - she’s pretty, she’s smart, she’s from a rich family, and that pretty much it. Although her acting is not outstanding, it has improved from her previous series. Saijai, played by Kwan Pinthip, is a very stereotypical depiction of a promiscuous woman. She’s the villain you won’t pay much attention to.

This drama offers beautiful scenery and nice visuals. The countryside location is just amazing. ‘Falling in Love / Mon Rak Luk Tung 2567’ has a decent premise and a good line-up of actors, but the execution is pretty weak. It may not be a well-crafted remake that balances escapism with realism, but it’s an okay drama to watch for its light dramatic plots.

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Teacher Ma, Grade 3 Kor.
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
24 dias atrás
12 of 12 episódios vistos
Completados 0
No geral 8.5
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Musical 8.5
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An heartwarming teacher-student drama that’s full of positive messages.

'Khru Ma' is a hidden gem, an underrated drama. The premise of a new, fun, eccentric teacher from the city is not new, but this drama delivers the idea in a way that goes beyond the new teacher storyline. It has several themes, such as education, teacher-student relationships, friendships, and local community life. All these themes are conveyed in well-written plots and characters.

Wichai is a strong believer that knowledge is not fixed in textbooks and that education should benefit the students, not the teacher. As quoted by Wichai; “Students scoring higher marks in every subject is more of the teachers’ success measurement than the students.” Although the drama focused on his unconventional teaching style, it also objectively touched on the pros and cons of the common teaching methodology.

The time setting that takes place during the dispute between the Khmer and Vietnamese communist parties makes the conflict in this drama not only focused on the school but also revolves around the town, which is located at the Thai-Cambodian border, where the people are of diverse ethnicities and different backgrounds. It also touched on how the conflict has led to prejudice against other races within the community. However, the issue is skillfully conveyed without displaying bias.

One major thing that I like about this drama is the characters. Each character has its own significance - the teachers, the students, the headmaster, the parents, and even the small roles of the café owner and the librarian. If Wichai is the head of this drama, the students are the limbs. They carry out the plots effortlessly, making every episode enjoyable to watch. Although the issues created by the opposing characters seem repetitive, they’re just enough to create tension.

This drama does come with a few flaws, especially the repetitive displeasure among teachers about Wichai's teaching style, but overall, it does a good job at creating a balance between drama, comedy, romance, tension, family, and friendship without losing its main focus.

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Rebound
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Abr 16, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 7.0
História 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Musical 6.5
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A typical ‘the rise of the underdog’ sports movie, yet heartwarming and inspiring.

Rebound is based on the true story of Busan’s Jungang High School basketball team, which against all odds, managed to win the national championship with only six players.

Like other sports movies, Rebound offers nothing new in terms of concept and storylines. This movie is not far from the idea of capturing the essence of the human spirit and maintaining the storyline about overcoming setbacks. Although people can predict how the story is going to be, it’s worth anticipating and worth watching.

The cinematography effectively conveys the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, and fighting spirit. One strong point of this movie, in my opinion, is the realistic and convincing portrayal of the players. Each character manages to carry the story efficiently, even though some characters don’t have a prominent backstory. The combination of good character development, well-developed plotlines, and a positive message makes this movie a heartwarming and inspiring piece to watch. It’s an uplifting story of hope, dreams, and resilience.

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E-Riam Sing
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Abr 8, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 4.5
História 4.5
Acting/Cast 5.0
Musical 4.5
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A lighthearted yet bad comedy movie.

The adventure begins when Riam’s mother and sister get taken hostage by a group of bandits for the reason that the bandit leader is searching for a virgin who was born on a certain date and year in order to gain immortality, which happened to be Riam. So Riam and her goofball friends begin a journey to rescue her sister and mother. As silly as it might sound, that’s the story this movie is highlighting.

While this movie has a decent premise and a good lineup of actors, the execution is pretty bad in many ways. The plots are underwhelming, and the fun adventure this movie is intended to be is pretty messy. Not to mention the bad CGIs that make the whole thing look so outlandish. When it comes to jokes, it’s understandable that everyone has different senses of humor, so we interpret the comedy differently. To me, there are some funny moments, but they are predictable. I’m fine with slapstick jokes (which I know it’s popular in Thailand), but if they were supported with clever punchlines, it would make the jokes laughable. Unfortunately, some punchlines are missed, making the comedy look silly and contrived. I was cringing more than I was laughing.

Bella Ranee Campen is famous for her humorous and natural acting style, so Riam is not even a challenging character for her to carry. Riam is carefree, mischievous, and beautiful all in one, but the character doesn’t have the wow factor that makes it stand out or even make it better than other characters Bella had played before. Other supporting characters do their parts nicely to help advance the story with Riam.

I learned that this movie hit millions at the box office, so I reasoned that would be a good enough reason to watch it. But I found it hard to digest this movie as a whole. Overall, 'E-Riam Sing' is a lighthearted watch with good and positive messages, but it’s not a smart comedy. It’s just not my cup of tea.

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Smuggler
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Abr 3, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 8.5
História 8.0
Acting/Cast 8.5
Musical 8.5
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A group of women outsmarting corrupt men.

Smugglers is like Ocean’s 8 minus the grand heist. This female-powered action adventure is not really about smugglers but more about how ordinary people found ways to make and share the profit from the illegal activities. It also realistically shows a number of smuggling-related aspects, such as repackaging and corrupt customs officials.

The film is not without flaws, but good character development brings so much more to the table. Kim Hye Soo never disappoints, no matter what character she plays, and pairing up with Yum Jung-ah elevated this movie into something more than simply an action drama. It draws stronger feelings of sisterhood and emotion. Zo In-sung gives his best as a corrupt police officer that you love to hate. In my opinion, the star of this movie is Go Min-Si. Despite being a supporting role, her character really stood out in helping carry the story.

The plots are not very complicated. With one or two twists that are constructed around allegiances and betrayal, they manage to make the audience gasp and anticipate more. The story develops well, with a good balance between comedy, drama, and action. I like that the comedy was well placed and not overdone, and the switch in tone doesn’t make the story look too weird. Kudos to the props team for recreating the unique 70s vibe. The attention to detail never failed to impress me.

All in all, it’s an entertaining movie, and it's always nice to see women outsmarting corrupt men.

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Highway Family
2 pessoas acharam esta resenha útil
Mar 31, 2024
Completados 0
No geral 9.0
História 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.5
Musical 8.5
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A well-written, well-acted and well-executed movie.

Tackling the social issue of homelessness and drifters, this movie carries out the concept efficiently and brilliantly without pointing fingers at the welfare system or society for the issue that arises. It also deals with a broader theme of humanity, inequality, and morality, subtly touching on issues such as child safety, pregnancy care, health, and mental issues. This is one of the movies where social issues are shown and handled without bias.

The movie doesn’t solely focus on homelessness; it shows the process of two families with different wounds meeting and becoming one, somehow finding happiness in their intertwined fates. The storylines and conflict are well developed, although there are some indistinct plots. But it doesn’t affect the story as a whole. The well-paced story development gives the movie a good balance. I love how this movie does not simply use a homeless family as a dramatic setup but instead tells a story of growth and improvement around it.

In terms of acting, each actor carried their respective characters successfully. Jung Il-woo nailed the character. Ra Miran gives another awesome performance. But foremost, hats off to Kim Seulgi for her wonderfully unconventional performance. Although the character doesn't seem so heavy physically, Jisook is a character with a lot of inner struggle and emotional responsibility.

All in all, Highway Family is not only a well-executed movie; it’s also a movie weighted with reality struggles and driven by outstanding performances from all the cast.

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