On his birthday, Med, a kind heir to a rich family, dies mysteriously and becomes a ghost. For 20 years, he waits in the graveyard for someone to visit so that he is able to reincarnate. However, his plan for reincarnation changes completely when he spots Thun, a young boy who is able to see and talk with him during every Ching Ming Festival. A few years pass and Thun, now a university student, reveals that Med was killed and promises to identify the reason behind Med's murder and takes Med to live with him. As they solve the issues relating to Med's death, the boys find themselves falling in love with each other despite the obvious that they must be apart one day. (Source: rahullovesdrama at MyDramaList; edited = unninette at MyDramaList, edited = hereforthedrama at MyDramaList) Edit Translation
- Tiếng Việt
- Bahasa Indonesia
- Native Title: เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆหลุมผมครับ
- Also Known As: Come to Me , Khao Ma Chengmeng Khang Khang Lum Phom Khrap , เขามาเชงเม้งข้างๆ หลุมผมครับ , They're Celebrating Qingming Festival Next to My Grave
- Screenwriter & Director: Backaof Noppharnach Chaiwimol
- Screenwriter: Title Nirattisai Ratphithak
- Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
Cast & Credits
I am ecstatic that this BL was aired early this year since this is a story 22 years in the making... Well, do not take it literally. You have to watch to know what I just said. It is a nice gift for BL fans since it is packaged in a rainbow-themed wrapper, classic ribbons and a big box full of surprises!
Is this series a euphemism to the philosophy: "Love knows no boundaries". Yes. And, it is more of transcending rather than "breaking boundaries".
More often than not, a love story does not make you think, just let you feel every scene, conversation, interaction. And this one will make you think as well; but it does not mean that it will take away the good "stuff" of a love story, actually, it even enhance it as you won't know what will happen next or in the end.
This is the best love story I have watched with a mystery as its core reason of the interaction of the two main character. Despite of having 8 episodes only, the writers did not waste time developing the plot; as every episode it puts a new layer of one's character that will keep you glued to your seat, if you are binge watching this. It will make you think "what's next?". And there are some light bulb moments that makes you utter "That makes sense", or, "Why I haven't thought of that". I bet, watching this won't be an 8-hour waste of your time.
What is also very likeable about this series is how they peel off the mystery piece by piece, layer by layer, while still being coherent and not all over the place and it did not drop a big bomb that exploded in one episode. A feat for a love story with a good deal of mystery. This may follow a similar plot like almost all love stories out there, but what it is satisfying to watch this series is the little details it showed along the way. You will ask yourself, "If I were in his shoes, would I do the same thing? Or act differently?". What should you feel or react in certain scenes. And, there are moments that it is too good that you just watch as it unfolds right in front of you without thinking anything.
Mixed it with some "crazy" friends and an uncoditionally loving mother completes the story.
And I forgot to mention, Thun says the right things at the right time! That speaks volumes about script writing.
For me, happy endings are over-rated. After all, in real life, we actually have more sad endings than the happy ones. But sometimes, there are too much sad endings happening in our lives that we need a happy ending even once in a while. So, how does this series end? Then, you have to find out for yourself and enjoy the journey!
IF this is going to be a sad ending, what you can take away from this is that not every relationship ends with sunshine and a rainbow. Furthermore, most of relationships ended with a sad one. After all, "parting is such a sweet sorrow". It teaches us to be grateful for the person we were once with. All that person taught us, created memories with and experiences shared together.
IF this is going to be a happy ending, then it reinforces the concept of "Love Rules". And we have to endure all the pain and sufferings to get what we want, what we need and be where we ought to be.
I will leave the story part of this review: Some of the best relationships require the ultimate sacrifices. It will be up to fate if we will be blessed accordingly.
As of writing, this series/drama is currently the #2 in Thailand, #1 for BL-themed in Thailand speaks very highly how this was made and loved by many.
Ohm Pawat's performance as Thun is nothing short of extraordinary. He definitely bring his acting to a way new level. I was impressed how he played Frame in Make It Right, specially when his acting transitioned to the second season. But this specific series, I had a greater respect for his acting skills as he brought his "A" game and considering he just 19 years of age, he will mature, get even better as years pass by.
Singto as Mes. Another stellar performance of an actor. SOTUS, SOTUS S and Friend Zone, portrayed a "serious" Singto, but in this series, his child-like acting is shinning and yet, is able to retained his seriousness when the scene demands for it. The quirkiness of his character that he plays so well is something to look forward to.
Never a moment that I felt that their, Ohm & Singto, acting is with a degree of awkwardness. But, I have seen some BTS of their scenes that most of the time Ohm is the one that is shy to act something out. Hey?! What is another take for, right?
Chimon and Sing as Prince and Khiem respectively, are great support too!
I can't wait for Chimon to have a lead role in a love story. In Our Skyy Episode 2, he can clearly carry a series, portray an 'antagonist' in "The Gifted the series" and having support roles in "My Dear Loser" and "Happy Birthday the series". Now in the up-coming series "The Blacklist", if the trailer holds true what is shows, then it is possible to see Chimon's funny, comedic side of acting. This series show just how versatile of an actor he is.
For Sing, I know he acted in Love Sick 1 & 2, but it is lackluster. Easily forgettable. Then came Slam Dance, but was not given much of exposure. He showed his support role capabilities in My Dear Loser and his potential to lead a series in "The Gifted the series". However, in this series, what is obvious is his acting as a supporting actor, but it no means that he is not up to the challenge. He is good at breaking the "ice" at the very serious moments. For me, one of the under-rate Thai actor out there as he is being stereotyped as this goofy guy who doesn't no how to get serious. But then again, he is good at it.
How do I critique an actor's skill. If he/she can still convey a mesage, an emotion despite not talking or not understanding the native language; through facial expression and body languages. But one can definitely appreciate the acting more if it coupled with a spoken words. The intonations, pauses makes what is being said together with their respective body language, but mostly facial expressions, give more meaning.
ADDENDUM, after watching the raw Ep 8 (finale):
Just when you thought that Ohm and Singto's acting could get any better than best, they actually did! They outdid themselves! Never thought that Ohm got the "moves".
Furthermore, just realized that the director for this series also directed Our Skyy and the sceenwriter of My Dear Loser: Edge of 17.
Let's start with the sound effects, there are very few instances where the effects were a second ahead of the intended scene where it is meant to draw emotions. But the effects for the "WTF" moments, especially for Sing, are spot on. Sound tracks in this series I can say that they are the icing on the cake. The songs make it sweeter for the scenes or heart breaking at some. That makes the moment perfect in every sense.
The background, piano-accompanied music in the scenes will definitely make you feel more and deeper.
I will leave this portion with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esnQ6YrKG0I
Like all mystery based stories, once the mystery is solved, it is hard to rewatch it since you already know how it will end. But that does not mean that this series is anything less than remarkable.
First the music in the series was heartwarming, especially the opening song of the series.
Secondly the acting of all the amazing actors and actresses. The chemistry between the character of P'Met and Thun is lovely, unbeatable acting by both of them. Prince and Kheim playing best friends to Thun, it was real fun having them. The three notable female characters, Praifah, Thun's mother Kwan and Ngoon (the ghost) were awesome. And let's not forget Jeng who made us smile right from the beginning and stealing our hearts too.
I'd like to thank all the people who put their complete effort in creating such a wonderful piece of work.
This series will make us watch again and again, but unfortunately it is very short. (But fluffy and will melt you with the love) Overall a wonderful short series to brighten up the mood with lots of love!
P.S I waited everyday for the episodes to come, and being an Int fan, I need subs. That was one amongst the sad parts in watching the series, plus it was not available on YouTube. LineTV is not available in my country. And I still hope for a season 2!! Or at least a lengthier sequel!
P.P.S: I have watched the last episode without subs... And I stilled loved it. Had a smile on my face and tear in my eye. They'll remain in my heart forever.