Rating: 1 out of 5.

A senior dentistry student has a massive crush on a junior from the engineering department. In a miraculous turn of events, the engineering student walks into the former’s father’s clinic, complains about being single and the two end up agreeing to date each other. That’s basically the plot of 2023 Thai series “Future” starring Boom Natthapat Chanchaisombat as Fuse, the single engineering student who seriously begins pursuing shy senior Ana (Bigboom Jirayu Sahguansin) after their first interaction.

Directed by Niink Karnpicha Sinlertpattana, “Future” is only six episodes long. Despite its short runtime, the story fails to become interesting, funny, or engaging in any possible way. There’s very little chemistry between the lead pair, Fuse and Ana. Moreover, their characters keep getting jealous and sulky over nonsensical things. The two had smaller roles in the 2022 series “Love Mechanics”, which focused on the romance between characters called Vee and Mark. Since “Future” is set in the same universe with the same set of friends, the characters keep talking about Vee and Mark, even though the two never appear in the series. That was just bizarre and hilarious.

The writers make things move at an absurdly fast pace. There’s rivalry, jealousy, and even the boys’ parents are pushed into the picture, even though they’ve barely started seeing each other. After watching five episodes, I just gave up and skipped the finale. It was hard to be interested in this badly written series, which is further pulled down by mediocre, forgettable performances.

While I wouldn’t recommend “Future”, you can stream the series on YouTube.

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