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  • Drama: Bite Me
  • Country: Thailand
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Aug 29, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Chef Aue, runner-up to The Chef Master, can't win against the champion. As he tries to figure out what he's missing, he loses his focus on cooking. He never expected that missing piece would be discovered in an ordinary delivery boy, Aek, who hides extraordinary skills. (Source: Shannon0l0 at mydramalist) Edit Translation

  • English
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  • Country: Thailand
  • Type: Drama
  • Episodes: 11
  • Aired: Aug 29, 2021 - Nov 7, 2021
  • Aired On: Sunday
  • Original Network: GMM One
  • Duration: 48 min.
  • Score: 6.7 (scored by 2,256 users)
  • Ranked: #5496
  • Popularity: #1180
  • Content Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Completed
Pinoy Ares
61 people found this review helpful
Nov 7, 2021
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 8
Overall 6.0
Story 5.5
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 3.0
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Bite Me? Save yourself and just dont.

The trailer is captivating, the shots are fantastic, the food is mouthwatering, and that OST is just lovely - however, the story and its script are both so bland it failed to pull it all together.

Good things. The cinematography (and the sets) is amazing. The focus on Thai food is exceptional although i would have wanted even more. Also, I enjoyed seeing Mark in some of his older series , and yes, here he has proven that he is indeed one of the few who can act. Zung was also very good as Chef Aue, and they jive well when they are together. Between the two of them (and i love Aek's mother) i would have given them at least a 9 for acting.

There were lots of things to potentially make this great thats why i am so frustrated with the half-baked story. First - i dont understand why Aek's mother would be against him becoming a chef - after all, cooking was clearly his passion and talent. Being a chef is a lucrative profession and they already own a restaurant so capitalizing on that talent should be a no-brainer, so why the hesitation mama?

Then, there was the confusing eight and ninth episode. It was obvious from the start that Aue liked Aek, so why did Aek acted all surprised (and rude) when Aue confessed his feeling for him. What is with that unnecessary over reaction of running in the rain? Was Aek in denial? Was Aek disgusted for he is the straightest guy on earth and how dare this older guy try to kiss him so he decided to run in the rain crying to wash away the muck and because he is so straight and macho, he fell and broke his arms, again while crying in the rain (and with the accompanying thunder effect). Then, lo and behold, the strange guy appeared and he came with him, and its okay because this guy is obviously not a predator. Does he not have any other friends?

Okay, okay lets pretend we get that logic. So, he later came home to his mama, and to nobody's surprise, his mama aint even angry that his son is you know, not gay, but probably likes men. And then next thing we knew Aek showed up in Aue's restaurant like nothing happened and he just opened his arms and they embraced, and everythings is rainbow and unicorns again.

And lets also talk about this - the series was painfully too slow. For most of the first 7 episodes, people were just looking at each other, speaking so slowly with awkward pauses in between. And no, i disagree that this is an artistic liberty, if it was, then it obviously didnt work. I came to the point I was suspecting the producers have forced the director and writers to extend each episodes to fill the required time so they ended up playing what they shoot in 0.8 speed. Try watching the series in 1.25 speed and you'd still feel that it is slow.

And what's with all the gazillion unimportant characters - Chef Eve, Chef Mu, Chef Wiphob - they gave them little backstory but it never really contributed to the overall story, at least not in the way they intended. Even Prem and Vich who were supposed to be the breathe of fresh air left a sour note instead because of their amateur acting and that weird way they speak.

Lets avoid the finale episode cause that was just rough.

In conclusion, I think what this series needs is a little bit more time in the editing room. Cut chunks and pieces, focus on the main actors, and add more food and cooking. Sprinkle it with more cuteness, and top it with a pinch of adult lovemaking (or for the sake of my sanity just a little bit of adult kissing, theyre not kids after all, you titled the show friggin BITE ME, so where is the biting?). This series could have been great, but sadly its one you can just ignore and pass. Ive watched it so you dont have to waste your time. At least, they got an amazing soundtrack.

PS. I feel bad about giving it a 6, cause I've given other series more stars, which are actually way worse than this. So from now on, I promise to give my reviews a more thorough thought and go back to those old reviews and update their ratings. I encourage other reviewers to slap a higher standard when it comes to this genre so the producers can give us better series and not more of the same. 2021 has been good for BL and has provided us with quite a lot of content, unfortunately a lot of them is luckluster and i thnk its because we let them getaway with good ratings even if the show is garbage.

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Kate
44 people found this review helpful
Nov 7, 2021
11 of 11 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 5.0
Story 3.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 3.0

2x speed to the rescue.

I have barely any thoughts, because this had barely any plot. They just threw things at me without establishing them well, so for each conflict that happened all I could do was ask “why?” or “since when?”. How did I view the plot? They did not have the content for 12 episodes, each 45 minutes long, so they stretched whatever they had to the oblivion. When you have a slow paced show, with your actors moving slowly and delivering their lines slowly, you should not be adding slow motion on top of that. 2x speed to the rescue.

The thing is, there were a lot of good elements in this. Great acting from both Mark and Zung. The supporting cast delivered a stable performance too. The chemistry was heartwarming and clearly there. The cooking scenes were beautiful and the soundtrack, even though at times cringy, overall, made me happy, and that’s the point. The directing just lost me.

Internal and external conflicts Aek was facing were not there until they suddenly were, and I was just supposed to accept that. Since when? All his outbursts of emotions made little sense and they never explained why he was so paranoid about every little thing in his life, when most of problems were exaggerated and could be solved with one conversation. The writer made him do quite a number of things that did not line up with how he was written in the previous episodes, just to insert more unnecessary drama.

Aue and his ex should never happen. One of the side plots that did nothing to either plot progression nor character development. She was there to add screen time. Instead , they could have shown more attention to the contest plot, explain why it's important for each character.

Overall, I don’t know. The show happened. I loved the first two episodes, good slow paced beginning to establish the characters and their surroundings, but then the pacing never picked up. It was slow the whole time, with few plot bombs dropped here and there. That said, I am excited to see more projects from both Mark and Zung, since I quite enjoyed what they delivered on screen.

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