The 2022 Thai series ‘Between Us’ is supposed to be a spin-off series which focuses on the romance between college students Team and Win, a secondary couple in the re-incarnation drama ‘Until We Meet Again’. But in an annoying decision, the creators repeat the timeline, repeat a few incidents and yet treat the lead characters like completely different people. Boun Noppanut Guntachai and Prem Warut Chawalitrujiwong do have great chemistry as Win and Team, but they should’ve just given the duo a new series with a coherent script instead of this rambling mess called ‘Between Us’. The story unfolds in their University, the characters behave like school-kids, but have issues and problems that people usually face in their late 20s.
Directed by New Siwaj Sawatmaneekul, ‘Between Us’ is spread over 12 episodes and just as bland as one of his more recent series titled ‘Star In My Mind’. Okay let’s talk plot – Team (Prem) is a swim champ who has been having trouble in the water due to childhood trauma, however his senior Win (Boun) helps him deal with his problems and a romance brews between the two. Win has his own hang-ups that aren’t really explained, you are just supposed to lap up the fact that both these 19/20 year old boys have mental health issues because it makes their characters seem more layered. However, Team behaves and is also treated like a 15-year-child throughout the show. He is the kind that needs a ‘knight in shining armor’ and is boxed in the stereotypical ‘wife’ part like many Thai LGBTQ+ series do with gay couples.
The series is spread over 12 episodes, but I completely lost interest in the show in between because they were just dragging the story with some new secondary love-stories that were half-baked. It’s kind of a shame because the production quality is pretty great, the college campus scenes are cheery, some of the friendships are sweet, however the plot progression is uninteresting. I could write a bunch of more paragraphs on why this series didn’t work for me, but I don’t want to spend more time on this than necessary.
It’s a 4/10 from me. You can stream the series on YouTube.
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